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RATINGS: 388   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
Wit is a crisp and hazy Belgian-Style Wit. Wit is Weyerbacherís thirst-quenching spring and early summer ale. The nose has a light spiciness from the coriander, orange peel, grains of paradise, and star anise. The palate reveals a mild, refreshing and effervescent wheat beer that finishes with just a hint of tartness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jsporrer (466) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 25, 2016
Pours a slightly hazy pale yellow with a thin white head. Light bready yeast aroma. Fairly thin body. Light and crisp taste with a citrus peel and coriander flavor. Has a citrusy aftertaste with a little spice bite. Not bad, just not my favorite style or flavors.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hman43 (928) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - MAY 21, 2016
It pours pale yellow with a full white head that produced plenty of Belgian lace. It has fruity aromas highlighted by lemon with hints of coriander. There are spices, lemon, citrus notes and coriander int the flavors. It has a light feel to it with a slightly bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
swhbh (3) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 10, 2016 does not count
Pours a hazy straw color with thin white head that mostly disappears. Smells of pepper, lemon, other citrus and a bit of licorice (star anise?). Mouthfeel is a bit thin, there is not much going on in that regard. I really enjoy this beer, I am a bit surprised at the low-ish ratings. It is a solid Witbier, but offers something a bit different. There are more flavors at play than just the usual coriander/lemon/pepper/etc. combo you often get with this style. I am not that familiar with grains of paradise (or star anise), but I really like the refreshing end result. Pretty good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chucklemation (1210) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - NOV 9, 2015
A bit surprised by the low ratings. Pours a hazy golden yellow with a thin white head. Aroma is lots of coriander, pepper, citrus, and another aroma I would guess is grains of paradise. I donít get any star anise. Flavor is zingy pepper, coriander, some citrus, and a light sweetness. Has a lightly bitter mouthfeel. I enjoy this.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joejames (459) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 20, 2015
Bottle to shaker glass. Pours cloudy yellow, quick white head. No lacing or retention. Aroma of faint orange and Belgian yeast. Taste is slightly sweet, slightly sour. Light bodied, moderate carbonation, watery mouth feel. Finishes slightly sour then dries quickly. Tasting notes of Belgian yeast, pepper, lemon, grass, herbs, wheat, light banana and light clove. Itís not bad but not a fan of the style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerathon (1679) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 18, 2015
Golden yellow pour with thin, lasting head. Heavy spice (coriander, orange peel, and Belgian yeast) in aroma and flavor. Typical witbier.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rumproasts (4720) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 5, 2015
Bottle. Hazy golden with one finger head. Tangerines and citrus. Light wheat. Mild sweetness. Thereís a lot to like here, and Iím not sure why this isnít better regarded.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mep3222 (1137) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - JUN 27, 2015
Lemony zesty banana nutty Belgian yeasty aroma and taste. Quite nice. Taste is a bit on the soapy side. Carbonation dies fast and feels flat. Has some nice wit characters and maybe a bit more full bodied than some wits, but soapy odd finish detracts. Has potential and good qualities but lacks balance and has bad characteristics like the soapy bitter feel that detracts. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
radio_nowhere (1348) - Maryland, USA - JUN 22, 2015
4 oz. draft at the brewery in Easton, PA; light hazy orange-pale golden color with white head. Aroma notes of wheat malt sweetness, orange peel and some coriander. Taste adds some light spices and yeastiness. Light-medium body, moderate-low carbonation, crisp with clean yeast-spice finish. Easy drinking summer beer, nice on hot days.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Chad9976 (1610) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - JUN 19, 2015
There are a lot of traditional styles Iíd assume would be foolproof, especially at the commercial level. Witbier being a good example of one. And itís not that Weyerbacher Wit isnít a good beer Ė itís a fine beer Ė itís just that it should be better than simply okay.

I poured a 12oz bottle into a tulip glass. It was bottled on 4/8/15 and cost $2.50 ($0.21 per ounce). Appearance: Pale shade of light orange/gold with a (not surprisingly) very hazy body. No visible carbonation. Pours to a small, white, soapy head which nearly completely dissipates and leaves no lacing.

Smell: Very orange-forward nose with orangepeel being the most predominate scent. A touch of banana candy. Although it is quite mild overall.

Taste: The palette to this beer is pretty much exactly what I want and expect in a witbier: a sweet orange flavor; light zesty sensation and a clean, dry finish. The label mentions that the beer is made with coriander, orangepeel, grains of paradise and star anise, yet this is not what I would consider an especially spicy brew (or a spicy brew at all, for that matter). Itís actually remarkable close to Blue Moon or Shock Top in that itís not just mild Ė but overtly so. Well, there definitely is a bit of a bite on the finish, and there are absolutely no off-flavors or obvious flaws. This just seems like a good beer trapped in the body of an average one. I will say it makes for a good starter witbier (and certainly a better choice than those two macros).

Drinkability: A beer like Weyerbacher Wit you drink for its refreshing nature, and in that aspect it works quite well. At only 4.6% ABV itís easy to consider it a session beer; especially considering the light body, the way it quenches the thirst and the fact it leaves hardly any aftertaste. On the other hand, the mouthfeel is not crisp and effervescent Ė rather, a little dull. This is the kind of beer that would work much better out of a can than a bottle.

Score: 6/10

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