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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.82/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Though a quart of ale is a dish for a king (The Winter’s Tale, Act IV, Scene II), the jester solely craves a kind of wit. And a wit so fitting must be laden with the guile of amchoor (unripe mangoes, dried and ground), the subtle cunning of citrus peels and the smiling bite of exotic spices, so as to illuminate with a slight sting. Enjoy our Belgian style ale, ripe with mischief and tragic deliciousness, and with only the sharpest of tongues, admire truly A Foolish Wit!

Bottling Dates
Batch 038: 8/31/12
Batch 045: 10/16/12

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4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (8184) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 22, 2012
Bottle. Pours muddy orange cream with white head. Nose and taste of exotic spice, mango, wheat malt, banana, clove, exotic tropical fruit and orange peel. Lots of exotic fruit/mango. Medium body. One of the best beers of this style I’ve had.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (7870) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 19, 2014
Sample at Kurtkeller 004: Pipeworks-tastic 01 on 01/18/2014. Murky orange color with a medium off-white head that recedes gradually. Small patches of lacing on the glass. Aroma of tropical fruits, wheat and yeast. Medium-bodied with flavors of mango, caramel malt and spicy yeast. The finish is fruity with a mango and yeast aftertaste. Pretty good overall.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
crossovert (7202) - Illinois, USA - OCT 3, 2012
First off why is it telling me not to pour the yeast on the bottle? This is an unfiltered witbier, if you don’t want the yeast poured then why even brew the style? Anyways it has a nice milky hazy gold pour with a creamy white head that leaves no lacing. Smell is mostly clove with some banana and citrus. The mango seems a bit subdued in the smell. I was looking forward to more of it. The flavor is pleasant. Mild tartness, wheat, clove, banana. The sour mango leaves more of a mark. Not my favorite style but nicely done.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (6284) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 1, 2013
22oz bottle, shared by DanielCoor. Batch 125. Mostly hazy golden orange color. Thin white head. Dots and ropes of lace. Medium-plus body. Smooth, creamy lighter carbonation. Lightly dry finish. Light spice, very good sort of fruity estery belgian yeast contribution. Light citrus peel, moderate zesty sweet taste, light bitterness. Awesome bigger wit beer. Nothing about it felt too heavy or out of balance. Could have easily finished the entire bottle myself.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BBB63 (6011) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - OCT 18, 2012
Bottle served in Pipeworks snifter: Hazy golden hue with a nice frothy head which left very nice lacework upon the glassware. The aroma has notes of blood orange, mango, lime leaves, coriander, lavender, grains of paradise, wheat husk, pils, touch of caramel and aromatic malts with a touch of bubblegummy Belgian yeast esters. The taste is a combination of acidic fruits, sweet fruits, crisp malts, and the ever present Belgian yeast characteristics. A dash of alcohol and peppery spices clean up the palate except for the lasting juicy fruit twang. The mouth feel is lively enough and has some bite but I prefer my Witbiers to be a bit more refreshing and bright. The mouth feel is slightly heavier than is the norm for the genre. Overall a nice beer but something I much rather drink during the spring and summer months (much like the Berliner Weisse). I will buy again methinks even if the fruity components comes off more like tangerine and blood orange than mangoes on the palate. (I do not mind in the least bit)

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (5726) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUN 3, 2013
bottle, another winner from this brewery, big wit at 7%. tropical fruits abound, lots of mango. citrus zests, unique spice. great wit

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheAlum (5672) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - OCT 14, 2012
Bottle shared by NobleSquirrel. Thanks, Brian. Pours a richer well hazed hue, deep haze, darker golden hue, murky. Frothy offwhite head sits atop as a film, laces ok. Aromas are gentle citrus and mellow tropical fruit. Flaked wheat, touches of dough, mellow spice, gentle coriander, some earthy spice. Mango is mellow, touches of citrus. Initial is lighter end of medium bodied, preaching mellow mango and citrus, lemon, touches of florals, grass. Some dryness, with mellow sweet tropical fruit. Touches of dryness, citrus, mellow spice of coriander, dry earthy hops. Earthy dry bread. Backend and finish is mellow dryness, bread. Touches of bread. Very solid and well done as an experience.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drewbeerme (3879) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 7, 2012
Bottle thanks to G got it! Pours hazed muddy gold with white head. Aroma has wheat malt, mango juice, peppery yeast. Flavors are sweet mango juice, wheat malts, floral, orange peel, and hints of spice finish it out. Clean, crisp, femented well. Awesome take on a wit, nice mango twist interesting spices and a bit tart tangy finish. Body is bit fuller than typical wits. Very refreshing. Can I order a corny keg fresh next July?

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ernesto987 (3664) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 28, 2012
Smells like a mango purée, wow this Is great, light and super carbonated but not too much

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 2, 2012
Bottle picked up in Wicker Park. Pours a cloudy orange-gold with a frothy white head. The nose is pretty great. Lots of good yeast, citrus and some coriander notes. Orange peel. The mango isn’t really there in the nose. Biscuity wheat malt as well. On tasting, a really nice witbier. Full wheat and citrus, light spicing and clean yeast. The sour mango grows with tartness in the finish. Fruity and refreshing. Really great stuff.


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