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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 3.81/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
Though a quart of ale is a dish for a king (The Winterís 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


   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerMeFitz (11) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 17, 2012
Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a Local 1675 Tulip It ours a very cloudy with a hazy orange and a two finger white head. Big trails of lacing remain on the glass. Smells like orange and lemon along with lots of spices. Taste follows nose with citrus being more dominant over the spices. Lemon, oranges, spices. It has a medium body and high carbonation. Overall not a typical witbier.... more of a citrus take These guys keep rolling out great beer after great beer after great beer I got $20 in my pocket! Gonna go get some more!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (11798) - , 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 Iíve had.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
timc100 (314) - Park Ridge, Illinois, USA - OCT 4, 2012
Very tasty. Never seen a brew that looks like this: completely opaque haziness - looked like pale orange juice. Smelled strongly of orange peel and belgian yeast. Very drinkable and intensely flavorful. Pipeworks is on the right track, so happy to be in their area.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drewbeerme (3915) - 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?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2012
22 oz. bottle served in a FFF teku glass. Batch #38. A: Pours a dirty orange color with fluffy white head forming on the pour. It recedes to a thin film that leaves some sticky sheets of lace down the glass. S: Definite sweet yeast presence with nice citrus backing. Some toasted grains with a little orange as well. T: The taste follows the nose. Some sweet yeast, a little chalky, but nice smooth citrus notes as well. Some light peppery notes with a little lemon peel. M: Medium to light bodied with nice medium high carbonation. The body has a little more weight to it than a normal wit, but itís still very drinkable. O: A very solid wit. Iím sold on the addition spices added as it gave the beer a light kick that made the drink a lot more enjoyable. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 10-07-2012

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Reynolds314 (2988) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 30, 2012
Oh what a wit! Late December back in twenty twelve what a very special wit from the shelve. What a wit-off what a wit. Tons of Mango and tropical flavors dominate with nice zest and spicyness of a wit. Maybe hoegarden should chuck a bunch of mangos in there to make it better?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DiarmaidBHK (3861) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 22, 2013
Bottle from Wegmanís Williamsport. Pours yellow with a thin white head. Nice orange peel on the nose. Very light and fruity on the tongue. Finishes clean. Very nice example of the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jjgmd (1822) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - NOV 28, 2013
Bomber on Thanksgiving Day with Z, courtesy of Randy at Archer Liquors in Chicago, pours a slightly hazy light golden yellow pour with no head. Nose is citrus with some yeast. Taste is full of flavor , big on pineapple on my palate. Not a big witbier fan but leave it to Pipeworks to fool me. Finish is smooth and ends on the same tasting notes. Quaff Score 8 / 10

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joshmcg000 (376) - Iowa, USA - FEB 19, 2014
Pours hazy gold with white head. Spice and citrus aroma. Really great saison with a nice spicy malty body, to drunk to say much more. But its great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arnold931 (1012) - Iowa, USA - JUN 27, 2014
Bottle. Pours cloudy orange. Nose is spice and clove. Taste has some nice citrus. Great wit.

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