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Willoughby Rapier Wit
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RATINGS: 7   MEAN: 3.39/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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This naturally cludy Belgian white (heat) beer is subtly spiced with coriander and oange peel which blend naturally with the fruity flavor and aroma provided by the athentic Belgian style yeast. While light and refreshing, this beer finishes with a pleasant creaminess due to the use of nearly 50% unmalted wheat and oats.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joshwilfong (1200) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JUN 3, 2010
dark golden with mild hed for style. low carbonation for style. little bitterness before heavy orange flavor with relative paucity of lemon or coriander notes. problem is the finish is not dry enough, not making this a refreshing version of the style. not bad though

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Brigadier (2915) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - JUN 15, 2009
On tap at brewpub
My first pint during happy hour was this Belgian wit. Not bad coming from a brewery which is just beginning to adjust to a new head brewer it is overall just above average. This also happens to be the first new rating in three years; maybe they have done some adjustments in the meantime. If you are in the area give it a try - at $2.50 you are not out much.

Aroma / Appearance - The hazy golden body and carbonation yields yeasty lemon zest, minty cough drops, honey drizzled white toast, and other aspects that remind me of a Belgian pale ale.

Flavor / Palate - Tart sourdough, bread with a sprinkling of lemon zest, honey, and yeast come and go quickly. Fading fast this might be a good sessionable option; finishing a growler might not be too much of a challenge.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheOrange (479) - Kent, Ohio, USA - SEP 1, 2006
On tap from Willoughby Brewing Company. Golden yellow, the head was a white ring of foam around where the rim of the beer and glass. The Beer is not as cloudy as other whites, and fairly clear after sitting for a minute or so. The aromoa is dominated by corriander and citrus. This is a light to medium bodied beer, very clean finish. The flavor is dominated by the coriander and chamomile flavors. Very good beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2006
Barrel Draught from the jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center 01/10/2005 Golden coloured and hoppy with a hazy appearance. Fruity banana flavoured finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
aracauna (3052) - Georgia, USA - JUL 26, 2005
Cloudy yellow with a ring of white foam. Thereís a lot of coriander here, but itís not unbalancing the rest of the beer. Soft, wheaty flavor and a bit of orange. Mellow and refreshing. Not bad at all. Pretty tasty actually.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - JUL 26, 2005
THis was the better of the 2 summer beers they offered this visit (7/05), the other being their Willoughby (American) Wheat. This had an ok nose, a little herbal clove, fairly fresh smelling. Hazy yellow body with short head and some lacing. Taste was lemony citrus with a dry and herbal finish. A decent light brew on a hot summer day.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hershiser2 (1208) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - AUG 7, 2004
Brand new beer, just made itís first appearance the day before I sampled it. Appearance is mashed-banana yellow with a small head. Aroma is sweet, but not chillingly sweet, and slightly fruity. Flavor is not super-typical witbier, but itís obvious that thatís the style of this brew. A decent mouthfeel rounds this beer off nicely. Not my favorite style, but I must say this brew was impressive when I had it.


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