RateBeer
overall
94
99
style
Serve in Tumbler, Weizen

bottled
available

on tap
available

Regional Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 62   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Pure Wit is a traditional Belgian-style wheat beer made with coriander, orange peel and a bit of oats. Itís 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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 25, 2011
Bottle:   Pale straw, a little cloudy, some fine sediment, large rocky white head, sparce lacing, light carbonation.   Soft spicy nose, a little floral, some citrus notes.   Getting a little bit of scented candle, which is okay.   Nose is actually rather inviting.   Nice spiciness up front, a little tart, and a quite a bit of citrus zing!   Unlike other American examples, this one is more spicy, less mealy, and has some actual floral character to it.   Me like!   Yeah, this one is rather nice.   Reminds me a little of Southampton Cuvee de Fleur, yet just a little smidgen less spicy.   A little bubbley.   Moderate body and mouthfeel.   Lingering floral spiciness, citrus sweetness, and just overall goodness.


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 (6173) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, 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 (9783) - 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 (9077) - 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. Iíd 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 (6405) - 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 (1717) - 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. Itís 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. Itís 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 itís 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 (6486) - 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.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1 2 3  4  5 6 7


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50