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Brewed by Village Brewery
Style: Witbier
Calgary, Canada
Serve in Tumbler, Weizen

bottled
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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 2.92/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.92   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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Despite it’s name, this is a serious brew unsuited to tawdry puns. It is a finely crafted, unfiltered wheat ale in the Belgian tradition. The colour of straw with a delicate white haze, Wit has crisp flavours accented with orange zest and coriander. A classic. So get into Wit


1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
blackmetal (175) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 5, 2015
Quite bland for a wit but very smooth. Standard citrus taste and tasted a bit of spice towards the end.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dayz2112 (13) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 7, 2015
UPDATED: APR 20, 2015 Supposedly a Belgian White (witbier) styled offering but turned out to be a skanky mess of off-scented aromas. Flat and offensive, I think that there was something wrong with this keg. Staff "checked into the keg" and told me there was nothing wrong with it but I cannot believe this is what Village Brewery intended. Dumped it and switched to Stella. Will give it a go another time. Second attempt: A much better offering this time. Colour is a hazy, pale gold. Floral and citrus on the nose and tastes of weak witbier but not watery. Some citrus and slight coriander to taste. Refreshing on a warm day. Offered a taster and turns out that it was a completely different colour than my first attempt. A proper pint this time and not too bad!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AgentAle (988) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 15, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 16, 2015 Aroma is bananas, clove, sulphur and sweet grain. Taste is light malts, banana, lemon grass, citrus, hay and clove. Appearance is a hazy gold with a thin pearl head that retains fairly well.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pivnizub (9165) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - FEB 10, 2015
Bouteille(Merci, Jonas!):Cloudy, yellowish coloured, quickly collapsing white foamy head; moderate citrussy-wheaty nose with a solid yeasty background; moderate sourish-bitter flavour, covering a subdued sweetness; light bodied, but not watery, and soft; lingering sourish citrussy finish with one very delicate trace of coriander. O.K., just refreshing…

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jonas (6033) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - OCT 4, 2014
0.33 bottle. Milky yellow, low head. Light minerally and spicy aroma. Medium, ok chewy body, fruity base, apples, oranges, grape, light on the perfume, pleasant hop counterpoint. Nice fresh wit which doesn’t dwell too much on the usual trappings but just is a nice moreish brew.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sammy (9314) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 15, 2014
Passable drinkable wit national 17th avenue. Meets the style.minimal head.smell is neutral.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - AUG 4, 2014
Draft at Boxwood. Looks nice. Stable big tight frothy head that wont stop, loads of poppin fresh pale malts in the aroma, no yeast overload, super soft palate, light, big coriander and orange flsvors up front leading to mellow malty middle. Sweet finish starts to cloy after a pint but still is a nice brew.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Oakes (13270) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 20, 2014
Looks gorgeous, big fluffy head, and vibrant yellow colour. Aroma has light spice. Soft body, tastes a bit like apricot yoghurt. Mellow, sweetish finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Iphonephan (4039) - McLean, Virginia, USA - JUL 15, 2014
On draft at Earls in Banff. Pours a cloudy gold. Light lemon nose. Flavors of citrus. Light refreshing finish.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
dfinney23 (2159) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 23, 2014
Bottle pours hazy gold with a tremendous white head that leaves a bit of lacing as it slowly dissolves. Aroma is tangy lemon and wheat. Unfortunately it’s downhill from there. Taste is tart with no sign of the promised coriander and not much wheat.


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