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RATINGS: 61   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Pure Wit is a traditional Belgian-style wheat beer made with coriander, orange peel and a bit of oats. It’s a beer that opens up significantly upon warming with floral aromatics providing a nice contrast to the straightforward grainy flavors. The overall character is distinctly tart and dry, similar to a champagne.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Matts_Property (831) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 16, 2011
Bottle split with mcberko. Pours a cloudy golden yellow with a small white head. Aroma of sour fruits, white wine and citrus. Flavour of sour fruits, citrus and funk. Dry, sour, with medium complexity. More of a sour than a wit.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (6150) - Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA - NOV 2, 2011
Pour out of bottle, big thanks to Scott at his tasting for this! Pour was hazy straw yellow with white head, aroma brought notes of toffee, biscuit, leading into sweet but tart white fruit, some slight white grape in there as well, with notes of dry spice. Taste is a nice mix of orange, lemon, and grassy notes, slight tart estery notes going into some spice and biscuit, finished fairly clean with a hint of tartness. Really a nice wit.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (9654) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 19, 2011
750 ml bottle shared with Doodler and company poured a hazy yellow with a small lingering white head. Aromas of wheat, yeast, coriander, citrus and light earthiness. Palate was light bodied and crisp wqith a dry finish. Flavors of wheat, citrus, yeast and light spice with a crisp dry lingering citrus finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adnielsen (8963) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 17, 2011
Bottle with Doodler and Co. Thanks everyone! Milky, cloudy, light yellow appearance with a white head. Lemon citrusy, yeasty, spicy coriander, orange peel, aroma. Lemon spritzy, spicy yeasty, citrusy tart, orange peel, moderately sour flavor. I’d love to drink this all day. Nice job!

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mcberko (6260) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 9, 2011
750mL bottle, split 3 ways, pours a cloudy golden yellow with a small white head. Aroma of sour summer fruits, citrus and some slight sweetness. Flavour is very citric and sour, with light sour citrus fruits, wheat and strong tartness. Not a fan of the tartness in these Belgian wheats. Decent though.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
changeup45 (1716) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - SEP 4, 2011
This pours a clear golden color with a big fluffy white head. The second pour was hazy as hell though, even trying to pour slowly leaving the yeast. The aroma is lemon, wheat, yeast, barnyard funk, very light spice, hay. It’s very nice. The flavors are light and fruity with a gentle palate cleansing tartness. Fairly dry and a touch woody, almost a little like a white wine character. No real funky flavors here where I thought that was presented in the aroma. It’s very refreshing and drinkable and the dry clean tart flavors really make me crave another sip. There is some very light spice, showing as a little peppery. But it’s easy to miss and I find I like it that way versus the over-spiced American Wits and Saisons where the spice notes are the main flavor. This is a really nice light summer beer. A unique Wit to me and one I could easily go back to often if it were available locally.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beersearcher (2334) - Glendale, California, USA - AUG 27, 2011
Pours a slightly hazy lemonade color with a few bubbles. Aroma is a touch of citrus. First taste is tart grapefruit followed by a minor wheat taste and a bit of pepper in the very back.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUL 9, 2011
Cloudy pale yellow pour with a fluffy white head and spotty lace. Aroma is Corriandor, orange zest, and light gum. Nice astrigent bitterness from the orange. And not overly spicy but its there. Decent for the style but, one i could care less about

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (6419) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 10, 2011
On tap at City Beer S.F. Pours cloudy yellow with a nice white head and spicy aroma. There is a sour wheat flavor with some finishing spices. This is not a typical witbier. Yes, it has mostly the same ingredients: wheat, coriander and orange peel, but it is more fruity and tart. Upright has a way of twisting beer styles to make the brew more interesting.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FlacoAlto (3800) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUN 9, 2011
A solid pour produces a fat, two-finger thick, pale, off-white colored head. The beer is a pale honey / straw color that shows a richly hazed, yellow straw color when held up to the light. The aroma smells of earthy, slihglty grassy coriander, with touches of orange zest, dusty cracker like malt, freshly threshed pale grain (along with the dried straw like character). There is a faint touch of tartness to the finish that is perhaps accentuated by the hints of orange zest. I really like the slightly musty, expressive, sunny grain character that this beer has. As my nose adjusts to it, there also seems to be a light tartness to this brew.

This has a zippy carbonation to it that pairs nicely with a nicely tart finish; it is much more tart than I was expecting & I am quite pleasantly surprised. The tartness pairs nicely with the light orange zest flavor that is in the finish. There some straw like pale grain character here as well as a touch of pale-wheat-cracker-like grain notes. This is very light bodied and refreshing (the tartness helps with this last), but it also isn’t overly thin or watery. There is a touch of mustiness here, though not as much as in the nose, but overall the tartness coupled with the hay-like grain character makes this seem clean and refreshing. There is an earthy, somewhat herbaceous, coriander character that forms a nice supporting backbone to the more prominent flavors already mentioned.

I am quite pleased that this is a Wit with some nice tartness to it; it is definitely the way I have come to prefer my Wits. It has even got me a bit more excited about the tart Wit that I am just about ready to bottle up of my own. This is eminently quaffable and a great Wit. The more I get into this, the more I am enjoying this beer. The fact that the tartness is pretty clean, is actually quite nice; there isn’t any real funk here, which would actually overwhelm the flavors of this beer.


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