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RATINGS: 733   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
Our first venture into organically-produced beer, Mothership Wit Organic Wheat Beer elevates the zesty Wit or White beers of Belgium. Our far-flung Beer Rangers affectionately refer to our Fort Collins brewery as the Mothership, a name that conjures images of earth shot from space and the interconnectivity of it all. Mothership Wit is brewed with wheat and barley malt, as well as coriander and orange peel spicing resulting in a balance of citrus and sour flavors held in suspension by a bright burst of carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jeff789 (1408) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 20, 2011
hazy golden with a nice one finger white head that stays, decent lacing... spicy coriander aroma, light citrus notes... lively upfront then comes in a bit watery and slick... ok flavor, some spice and orange notes are present, easy drinking but the yeastiness can get to you...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
reebtogi (5078) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 20, 2011
355ml bottle pours a hazy pale golden color with a small white head and virtually no lacing. Aroma is orange zest and coriander spice. Taste is light malty sweetness with some orange peel and a little yeast. Light body and decent carbonation provide a little mouthfeel. Not one of the better witbiers out there.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
beaz1591 (238) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - OCT 19, 2011
Poured a banana color with almost no head. Smells of spices. Tastes of bananas and pepper. Going to have to choke this one down.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
seymour (1750) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - OCT 12, 2011
Poured bottle from mix-pack into nucleated pint glass. Presents a fairly clear, light-golden color with aromatic, off-white head. Aromas of citrus zest, clove, slight pepper and banana. Subtle malt flavors: pale plus a little caramel or toasted, sufficiently balanced by anonymous hops bitterness. Soft, round mouthfeel of wheat. Crisp, dry, refreshing finish of Belgian yeast. New Belgium is one of my favorite breweries, and I was thrilled to try their organic offering. Sadly, itís not great. Iíd say itís a below-average Belgian Wit, which shocked me. Iím ashamed to admit I like Blue Moon and several other macro versions better. How is this possible?! Unfortunately, Iíve heard beer lovers complain about Mothership Wit and insist it sucks because organic ingredients are inferior. I know thatís wrong (St. Peters Organic Ale, anyone?) I really want New Belgium to market a bigger & browner organic ale to change the haterís minds.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
nogov (121) - Texas, USA - OCT 11, 2011
Bottle. Aroma of wheat, yeast, and spice. Pours pale with little or no head. Taste is standard white bear, with bread yeast undertones and hints of herbs. Easily sessionable.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tybalt (212) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 29, 2011
Doesnít look or smell like itís gonna have a lot to offer...and whaddya know....when you taste it....well....it doesnít have much to offer. Itís got a bit of spice in there like you would expect from a witbier....but not a lot of wheaty flavor to speak of....and quite watery from start to finish. It does seem to be refreshing (maybe a good choice for a hot summer day), but not something to grab when youíre wanting substance.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
JoePeesie (920) - Long Lake, Illinois, USA - SEP 19, 2011
A rather blah wit. Looks the role but has a very week nose and taste. On the whole I would probably take a Blue Moon over this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bsp77 (724) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 6, 2011
Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Tulip. Appearance: Extremely cloudy and about the palest yellow I have seen (besides for some nasty light macros). Nice frothy head that leaves some light lacing. Aroma: Aroma is dominated by orange with some coriander, clove and wheat. Taste: Very citrusy, with both the orange peel and lemon peel coming to the forefront. The wheat malt base is also fairly evident, and there is some light banana and clove from the yeast. The clove continues through the finish, along with coriander and peppery hops. Palate: High carbonation, fairly light body. Finish is quite dry. Overall: Very refreshing and flavorful Wit. The amount of citrus flavors added is almost too much, but ultimately the wheat, coriander and yeast provide the needed balance.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Onionkid (371) - Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA - SEP 2, 2011
Bottle. Okay hereís a wheat beer thatís got a nice taste to it. Itís got a decently yeasty, wheaty aroma to it. The taste is similar, with a sour kick to it and some spices. Spices arenít very noticeable, and neither is the orange zest they mention. Theyíre definitely there, though. Pretty solid, surprised it took me so long to finally get around to reviewing one of the bottles as Iím sipping on it! 4.8% alcohol.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
BVery (8692) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - AUG 26, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2013 Bottle. Light yellow pour with a white head. Aroma and taste of clove, wheat, and light citrus.

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