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RATINGS: 750   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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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.


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3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - MAY 14, 2013
A - Slightly hazy pale yellow with a small white head that sinks quickly. S - Dried bananas, dry wheat, lemon, spices. T - Lemon, clean wheat, banana, lemongrass, coriander, floral hops. M - Light side of medium body, moderate carbonation, smooth feel with a dry finish. This is a nice dry Wit. Subtle on all fronts including the look. Great for hot weather. Serving type: bottle 10-23-2011


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hershiser2 (2047) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - SEP 24, 2016
$1.59 Bottle from Whole Foods, CHO. Pours pale golden with a tiny white head. Aroma of lemongrass, minor spice, minor vegetation (perhaps slightly rotten). Taste is lemongrass, bread, light clove, earth, yeast, bubblegum. It’s inoffensive.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (4660) - Michigan, USA - SEP 15, 2016
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, best before 10/9/2016. Pours hazy golden straw color with a 1-2 finger dense and rocky white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Dense soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of lemon, orange peel, pear, apple, coriander, pepper, clove, light banana/bubblegum, wheat, cracker, bread, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/earthy yeast, spices, and moderate pale malt notes; with good strength. Taste of lemon, orange peel, pear, apple, coriander, pepper, clove, light banana/bubblegum, wheat, cracker, bread, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Light herbal bitterness and yeast spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, orange peel, pear, apple, coriander, pepper, clove, wheat, cracker, bread, and herbal/yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice complexity, balance, and solid robustness of fruity/earthy yeast, spices, and moderate pale malt flavors; with a great malt/bitter/spiciness balance, and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-moderate dryness after the finish. Medium carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth and moderately creamy/grainy mouthfeel that is nice. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 4.8%. Overall this is a very good witbier. All around good complexity, balance, and solid robustness of fruity/earthy yeast, spices, and moderate pale malt flavors; very smooth and refreshing to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
MetalNHopHead (1420) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - SEP 5, 2016
Like any self-respecting Belgian-inspired brewery, New Belgium has made some excellent Witbiers in its time. Mothership Wit is nicely done; it fits the standard of what to expect from a Wit made on American soil. Yellow and foamy, mostly sweet, lightly spicy, lightly citrusy, and light-bodied. Highly drinkable. Not as good as some of the other Wits in New Belgium’s inventory but solid.

1.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
ScoWRee (414) - Perkiomen, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 3, 2016
Pours a hazy golden color with a thin white foamy head. Aroma is slightly fruity. Hints orange. Taste is very watery, very very.....

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
muzzlehatch (4744) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 30, 2016
Un-Muzzling Olde Muzzlehatch Ratings, #56. On draught at Acadia Café in Minneapolis, August 2008. Extremely pale cloudy yellow with a small but lasting white bubbly head and good lacing...honey-spicy nose, a bit of citrus, light dusty yeast...juicy, citric flavors, with lovely dryish cookie-biscuit malts in the body, very well-balanced on the sweet-tart-malty front...full but quite supple body, strong but appropriate carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PugUglyBrewer (135) - - AUG 27, 2016
Got this one in a variety 12 pack from New Belgium. 12 oz bottle poured into a tulip glass. Cloudy yellow color with a creamy whipped head on top. The nose opens up aromas of floral, clove, spice, lemon and banana with a a trace of bubblegum funk. The taste is lemon zest, creamy wheat, banana and herbal spice.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
PhatCatt (64) - Michigan, USA - AUG 10, 2016
UPDATED: AUG 31, 2016 Poured into tumbler, typical wheat beer color, but with a yellow mineral tinge. Orange peel, I like that there is not too much spice unlike another witbier I tried.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Leafs93 (2107) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 25, 2016
Pours gold with a fluffy white head. Aroma is wheat, earthy and citrus. Taste is tart and sweet. Light bodied, some dryness on the finish. Nice wit.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
CopterScott (245) - Kansas, USA - JUN 24, 2016
hazy golden color with a thin white head. aroma is yeast and citrus. Flavor is yeast, malt, citrus, and spice.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hfmejias (1270) - Marshall, Minnesota, USA - JUN 23, 2016
12 Fl. Oz. Bottle. Poured hazy pale gold with a small white head and no real lacing. Aroma of citrus fruit and coriander. Taste is malty combined with some citrus fruit and some yeast notes. OK, drinkable, not the greatest.


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