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Brewed by Magic Rock
Style: Belgian White (Witbier)
Huddersfield, England
Serve in Tumbler, Weizen

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RATINGS: 91   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A decidedly light hearted take on a European classic. An extra pale body and subtle bitterness set the tone letting the speciality Belgian yeast shine, while Curacao Orange and Coriander add fruity, spicy notes. True to form we decided to clown around with sack loads of our favourite US hops in the hop back and in cold conditioning. The result is a beer to lift the spirits and make you smile, not one for the purists maybe but whoever took a Clown seriously?


JCB's rating

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - NOV 11, 2012
On tap at Craft Beer Co. While I was generally impressed with the Magic Rock offerings I tried, not much can overcome my general indifference to wits. Certainly a fresh, vibrant golden pour, well-bedecked with foam. Strongly yeasty nose, nothing cloying and indeed a hint or two of saison. But the taste was just a bit average, losing the modest complexity the nose hinted at. Okay.


3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (13413) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 18, 2014
Draft. Hazy golden yellow color, medium white head. Aroma of grapefruit, orange, light spice. Taste is spiced citrus, bitter finish. Interesting.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
s_hartshorne (1771) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2014
Keg hand drawn monkey Huddersfield. Hazy orange ok head. Aroma is fruity corriander yeast taste same some banana cloves pepper good long bitter finish. Decent mouthfeel prickly carbonated. V good.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sad24 (139) - GREAT YARMOUTH, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 9, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 10, 2014 At Pivni in York, another Magic Rock classic.... Great aroma, great hops, great ipa...

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Garrold (1718) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2014
Tap. Rutland Arms, Sheffield. Cloudy, dark orange. Thin, sticky, white head. Juicy, orange hop. Soft, toffee malts. Nice level of the Belgian spiciness. Taste is fruity sweet. Turns fairly bitter, with a little spicy dry edge. Feels soft, but full bodied. Finishes bitter, with a sweetness lingering on the lips. Easy drinker for the ABV. Very nice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wyzzywyz22 (2037) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2014
Keg, Liverpool Craft Beer Expo, Camp & Furnace. Hazy yellow looks with a thin white head. Tropical fruits, yeast and malts in the nose. Flavour was sweetish with notes of clove,eester, banana and cinnamon backed up by some pretty robust hoppage. A good mix of flavours and styles, interesting and enjoyable brew.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
daniele (5792) - ITALY - JUL 9, 2014
chiara velata buona schiuma persistente agrumata leggera speziatura secca note citriche buon amaro

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dinkle50 (1025) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 7, 2014
Cloudy golden pour. Lots of lace. Very thin wispy head. Aroma is full of vinegar, slight vegetal, like fresh jalapenos. Taste is full of yeast, orange peel, and again siightly vegetal. Full mouth. This may have been infected with something.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Niall73 (1871) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 22, 2014
Tap at Westow House, 15/06/14. Pours a hazy yellow hay colour with a white head. Aroma has a pleasant lemon yeasty light wheatiness. Lightish body, medium carbonation. A little lem on sherbet, orange, cherry, white bread, candy... Tasty.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mcberko (7236) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 9, 2014
On tap at Craft Beer Co Covent Gardens, pours a cloud golden with a large white head. Aroma brings out potent citrus notes, Belgian yeast, and piney hops - exquisite aromatics. Flavour is potent, with loads of Belgian yeast, citrus, and piney hops. Phenomenal balance of flavours, with a citrus, piney and yeasty finish. Excellent.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Osprey87 (2049) - WALES - JUN 7, 2014
Keg at Brewdog. Pale hazy yellow, small white head. Aroma - malty, lemon, medicinal. Body is medium to light, slightly foamy. Taste is weird - dental rinse, sock juice (if there is such a thing), musty. Hmm. Itís OK - there is some fruit coming through, but itís not pushing my buttons.


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