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RATINGS: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   IBU: 10   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Indigenous to North Florida, itís not hard to find this creature around the swamp. Its voluminous white head leaves wisps of lace on the glass and a subtle sweet finish that lingers. Indulge yourself with a homegrown wheat bier brewed in the Belgian tradition. Cottonmouth is brewed using traditional witbier ingredients, however, we ferment it using a Belgian wheat bier yeast that produces higher levels of esters. The result is a unique Belgian style wheat bier with a hint of the fruity esters found in a German Hefeweizen. Ingredients: Belgian pilsner malt, wheat and oats New Zealand organic Hallertauer and Saaz hops Freshly-ground coriander and Curacao (bitter orange peel) Production Targets: Original Gravity: 11.5 Brix IBUs: 10.5 Alcohol By Volume: 5.0%

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
drfabulous (4337) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - APR 10, 2013
Draught at Redlight Redlight. Lite wit with spices and coriander. Slightly yeasty overall. Decent wit.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pressurewave (13) - Florida, USA - APR 7, 2013
Cottonmouth doesnít knock your socks off, but it does something I think is more important: It tastes good and drinks easy. I donít want every beer I touch to blow me out of my seat, or send me sprawling for my notebook to try to document all the flavors happening. Sometimes I just want to drink a beer. This is one of those beers that gives you no excuse to stray from the craft beer world because it accomplishes the same familiar and approachable flavor that less stylistically ambitious brewers have relied upon for years... it is one of those "bon ami" beers. This is an unassuming Wit-style and a reliable drinker for when youíre done challenging your palate for the evening and just want to relax with a nice glass to sip on. The wheat is immediately apparent in the smell. The head is frothy and loose, and melts away pretty quickly. It looks pretty pale and unassuming in the glass. The cereal comes back at the top of the sip with a bit of yeast. There is a bit of sweet, a bit of fermented cereal grain, a tingle of sour, a then a long, clean, sort of creamy finish. Lingering at the back of the palate, a fruit note. Iíve seen it described as banana, but for me it is more like fresh papaya. There are better wits, there are more complex wits, but this beer is excellent, drinkable, and actually quite charming. If youíre in Florida and like to drink local/regional, this is one of the best. If youíre not and you just want a solid, tasty wit, also excellent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (10359) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - SEP 15, 2014
Tap at Redlight Redlight. Aroma is biscuit and honey malt, wheat notes, coriander and pepper. Flavor is dry malt, earthy hops, light bitterness, coriander and a dry finish. Light body and moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nekronos (3737) - Xalapa, MEXICO - OCT 4, 2013
Not bad, a little sour, like I like the Belgian Wits but somewhat incipit. NIce aroma and gassy bubbles.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GreatDane1632 (671) - USA - OCT 9, 2014
Rated from notes taken 6 Sep 2013 -- This beer was pretty decent. Was expecting a little more from a name like this. It was a solid witbeer, Iím just not a fan of the style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
BMMillsy (1593) - Florida, USA - OCT 6, 2013
Growler from the brewery. Pours a light clear golden with nearly no head. Aroma of sweet pears and apples, wheat, honey, hint of spice. Light bodied with plenty of carbonation. Flavor is honey, apples, pears, banana, small hint of coriander, and slight dryness but not super dry. Sweet for the style but light enough that this goes nicely with the local hot weather. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
decaturstevo (5303) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - NOV 8, 2014
Pale yellow pour with creamy white head and lace. Aroma is wheaty, lite citrus, and floral. Flavor is sweet wheaty malt, light lemon zest, and finishes with a flat wheat bitter. A touch of perfumy/floral at the end as well. Medium body with good carbonation. solid @bp

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ferris (6237) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 4, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 7, 2014 Draft - Sweet wheat and light lemon. Pale yellow with a thin white head. Light sweet lemon, like cool aide. Much too sweet for me. Draft at brewery - Banana and clove. Still quite a bit of lemon sweetness, but finishes much better.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rondphoto (2463) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - FEB 17, 2015
on tap @ Swamp Head / Gainesville FL --- Clear golden amber, white head, strips of lace. Taste is caramel malt with coriander and light spices. It moves easily through the palate to light hops entering in the finish. Then at the end, malt and coriander are again in charge. Tasty and easy to drink even though it is pretty light.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (9694) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 31, 2013
Gold pour with a nice white head. I had this on tap in Medart, FL...too funny. Wheat, light banana, clove, bubblegum, smooth and grassy hops add a pretty nice element to this one.

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