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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 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
luckygirl (1223) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 25, 2006
Draught at the brewery. Beer was a light, hazy, pale yellow with a tiny, white, frothy, mostly diminishing head. The aroma was malty with moderate husky notes of toasted wheat; Hoppy with light notes of lemon, light floral notes; Yeasty with creepy, moderate cheesey notes. The net is cheese on a wheat cracker. Bleh. The flavor is lightly acidic, moderately sweet with a short, lightly sweet, trace acidic/dry finish. Husky retros. The body was light, the texture was watery and the texture was lively.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ernest (7029) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 24, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 2, 2008 Bottle. Head is initially average sized, fizzy/frothy, white, mostly diminishing. Body is hazy light yellow, bottle conditioned. Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), lightly hoppy (flowers), lightly yeasty (cobwebs), with light notes of lemon/lime zest and coriander. Flavor is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly to moderately bitter, slightly unclean. Light to medium body, watery texture, fizzy/lively carbonation. Re-rate from bottle at home (vs. original draught-at-the-brewery score of 3.3)...maybe scored a little lower just because I was able to concentrate better and spend more time with it. Aftertaste is a little off, and it’s pretty ordinary in the aroma department. Fizzy and light in the mouth. Not very unique or adventurous, but passable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - JUL 10, 2006
Growler filled for the tasting. Hazy yellow in color with little or no head. Definite coriander citrus aroma. Grapefruit notes. Fruity, spicey and malty flavor. Banana and light clove. Well balanced flavor. Finish is fruity. Crisp and refreshing. Nice beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - JUN 19, 2006
Way to estery and fruity of a wit for me, tasted like citrus soap, tons of spice and sweet citrus flavors kinda took away from the beer. Very pale wit, looked more like a PBR on the pour, looked very watery, although it didn’t taste that way.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BrewDad (5274) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUN 11, 2006
[Tap - North American Organic Brewers Festial] This was not a hit for me. The color was a of starw color and the brew gave off a slight dyactel smell like it was affected by light. Not was tastey as I thought it oculd have been. I think we had a bad keg. Some floral nose. The flavors where just off. I hope to try again to compare. Better luck next time.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bgoguen (53) - Colorado, USA - JUN 7, 2006
Great attempt at a Belgian-style witbier. Definite coriander notes with subtle citrus and other things I couldn’t quite place. Almost up to par with the classic Hoegaarden wit, but not fully. I think it was a little tame. NB could have done more with it, but I imagine it’s not easy to brew. Plus the yeast is probably imported and there’s just not the same stuff floating around in the air as there is in the beer motherland that is Belgium. But I will say it was a good attempt. It was way better than their other experiment, Single Speed, which was like a witbier that went bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JUN 4, 2006
Tap @ Bittercreek - POurs a little bit lighter than I expected, resembling what looks like a bud light. Very light wheaty aroma, with some grapefruit flavors, bubblegum, light clove and some bananas. Decent clean and refreshing.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
KUEric (917) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 3, 2006
On Tap: Looks like a normal wit, maybe a little lighter/whiter than average, but I personally think Wits look almost all alike. The aroma, like the appearence is quite light. Very minimal. I enjoyed the flavor, a great example of a wit, but again on the weak side of things.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
pinkzambia (1802) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 1, 2006
Tap at Flying Pie on Fairview: Cloudy pale lemonade color with aromas of mild bananas. The aromas seemed pretty mellow. It has a fairly strong wheat aftertaste along with rotten socks. The feel is thin and sort of watery. I wasn’t too impressed with it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
vyvvy (5132) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAY 27, 2006
UPDATED: MAY 6, 2007 Sampled at St. Louis Microfest - Cloudy pale yellow white head with very nice lacing. Aroma is very full with citrus and pine. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Things went downhill with the taste - grainy and metallica tasting with a sour finish. There was some citrus and light spice. This was more grainy and husky that a Wit should be in my opinion. Not very good. Instead of trying these things that come across as uninspired NB need to bring back Porch Swing. (8/4/5/2/12 - 3.1)

Rerate notes - from bottle. The aroma is still pretty nice, but the taste and palate are significantly better. More rich, less grainy. This is a drier than normal wit with the orange and spice showing through. There is still some graininess to the taste, but nothing like the test sample. The finish is spicy and sour {not offputting sourneness}. Decent showing, but this would probably be better unfiltered.

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