RateBeer
overall
94
99
style
Serve in Tumbler, Weizen

bottled
available

on tap
available

Regional Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 63   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SrSilliGose (3260) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - AUG 12, 2010
bottle. pours a hazy, creamy, bright yellow with a frothy white head. aroma of lemongrass, wheat. very crisp. additional layer of pear skins, and light lactic acid. taste of bright bready wheat toast as well as watery, bready yogurt sourness. well carbonated. solid. well made. super refreshing. sure seems a lot more like a berliner weiss than a belgian white. would drink regularly. tight beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adnielsen (9247) - 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!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
after4ever (6165) - Brier, Washington, USA - APR 28, 2010
750, capped. Pours a fully cloudy light golden amber with a surging, pillowy, creamy platinum blond head that sticks around through pour after pour, even still showing some stringy lace and ring of head at the very last. Big orange and light lemon nose, a little bit of dark spice. A very clean and bright wit even with the spice. Creamy, almost pulpy medium body with active carb that fades as it warms and breathes. Very bright and mildly acidic mid-palate, lots of fruity flavor, plenty of tangy zest and a little bit of wheat tartness and dark spice in the background. Refreshing, tons of flavor for the abv, and a pleasure to drink.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
theisti (3256) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - MAR 11, 2011
750 ml bottle sent to me by bvc. Pour is a quite hazed yellow golden with a 2 inch white head. Nose initiailly is a touch of skunk, though that clears quick, along with lemon and lemongrass behind the citurs. Fresh and soft nose. Taste is really gentle wheat grain, lemon citrus, and mineral earthiness - overall really fresh and bright. Palate is medium bodied, light prickly carbonation, crisp finish that is really superbly drinkable. Thanks Brandon, nice one.

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.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chuckstout (257) - Washington, USA - SEP 15, 2013
Aroma of wheat, floral, earth. Pours clear light golden color with a big pillowing white head with excellent lacing. Spritzy dry mouthfeel and very slight sweetness light bitterness. Pretty tasty!

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bvc (1159) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - DEC 14, 2009
750ml capped. Pours a light golden with a touch of a haze and a thick 4 finger head into my Boulevard Saison glass. The head dissipates fairly rapidly, but doesnít disappear and leaves a bit of foamy lacing. Nose is delicate with coriander, slight nutmeg, nice sweet floral essence, a hint of citrus zest, with some creamy hay backbone. Crisp lemony tartness up front, light wheatiness throughout, with some floral spiciness on the end that finishes with a faint presence of hop. Really a light but balanced Wit and would drink this again.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AmEricanbrew (5856) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JUN 13, 2010
Foggy golden color/ lingering rocky head. Nice dusty spicy peppercorn, coriander aromas with mild lemon lime. Frothy light mouthfeel. Good sweet tart citrusy lemon lime flavors with orange zest, coriander on a solid tart pale wheat base brew.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OldMrCrow (1865) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 24, 2010
Bottle.

A saison-loverís wit! Dry and gently wheat-sour, orange peel but otherwise not over-spiced. Terrifically thrist-quenching, not the usual overdose of esters. I almost didnít bother to try this one, and Iím very glad that I went ahead and gave it a go.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pantanap (3361) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 30, 2010
750ml bottle. Thanks to shawn for sharing this prior to the wilco concert here I. South bend... Pours a lively golden yellow pour with a nice little haze and a thick fluffy creamy white head... Aroma is of mixed grains, some wheat, and pretty grassy.... Flavors improve in my eyes due to the lemony tartness that synch well with the wheaty grains. Mouthfeel and fluffy carbonation hold up just right. Quite quaffable on a summer day.


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