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Brewed by Camden Town Brewery (AB InBev)
Style: Witbier
Camden, England
Serve in Tumbler, Weizen

bottled
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RATINGS: 178   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Keg; Special.
James and Pete paired up for Gentleman’s Wit (4.3% ABV). The inspiration, other than loving the zesty spiciness of wit, lies somewhere between a plate of lemon meringue pie and a cup of Earl Grey tea. James roasted 20 lemons covered in bergamot for 20 hours until they were juicy, fragrant, caramelised and sharp. The beer was made with a classic recipe and yeast strain with the lemons bombing into the whirlpool at the end of the brew.
It’s turned out as one of the most incredible beers we’ve brewed. The colour is as beautiful as a beer can get: a hazy, unfiltered warm pastel yellow. The lemon and bergamot poke through the aroma, a hint of sharpness cuts through the middle, it’s dry and interesting and quenching and a dry, phenolic spice ends the mouthful like a full stop ends a sentence.

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2.6
ALLOVATE (3015) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 28, 2014
Bottle @ Graincru Carpark Brewday 2014.
Produces up a palest straw, misty and with fine conditioning. Head is a lacklustre ring of white not serviced at all by the bubbles coming to atmosphere. Soft, lemon balm, Belgian pale candi, yeasty bready funk, boiled rice and damp, river moss (?) pose the aroma. Sour, tart, a little drabby and quite flabby on the palate. It is light bodied but sits a little heavy. Wheat malt dominates and adds a chalkiness to it. Little in the way of clean phenols. Candi, yeasty mid-palate. Lemon hits but the bergamot is a little askew, which is a shame as its oils are generally quite rotund and fragrant. A style I attempt to like but deep down begrudge, so I’m doing my best to shake hands with this one. This is drinkable and to style - unsure if that was their intention - but it’s not for me! (33cL, BB 02/05/15)

3.2
Nocturne (1992) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2014
Keg at Pi, Altrincham. Hazy blonde shade with a short white head. No lacing. Aroma is grassy, lemony and a touch herbal too. Lemony, almost salty taste. Slightly dry and tart finish. Plenty of carb. This isn’t my favourite style but it’s nicely refreshing.

3.4
didierlewallon (288) - ponferrada, SPAIN - OCT 19, 2014
Cerveza de color dorado amarillo con una espuma blanca delgada. Aroma a limón, especias y té, sabor fuerte y picante. El regusto es cítrico y luego se suaviza en cremosidad suave. Cerveza muy agradable.

3.2
downender (8660) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2014
On tap at the Small Bar, Bristol 12/10/2014. Pale yellow in colour, with a decent white head. Yeasty frains, some lemon fruit, spice and a gentle finish. Good.

3
jfb (6270) - GERMANY - OCT 12, 2014
(keg) hazy golden colour with a frothy white head. aroma of powdered sugar, light floral hops and yeast, with a hint of pepper and some watermelon. flavour is caramel, more powdered sugar and pepper, slightly sweet, with a hint of curry powder, herbal hops and some clove in the finish. medium-bodied with average carbonation.

3.4
SarkyNorthener (4628) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2014
[email protected], sheffield. Pale yellow beer with small head and patchy lacing. Aroma is wheat, bubblegum and yeast. Taste follows suit with banana. Decent.

3.2
s_hartshorne (2784) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2014
Keg brew house Sheffield. Clear gold thin head aroma banana cloves citrus taste same bit thin body. Ok stuff

3.1
RichTheVillan (7856) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 27, 2014
Keg at the Brewhouse; clear straw yellow pour with a frothy white head, aroma of banana and spice, taste has bubble gum, light spice bubblegum.

3.2
Svesse (8601) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - SEP 23, 2014
(Bottle) Hazy, pale yellow colour with frothy, white head. Fruity, malty nose with bread, citrus, grass, banana, clove and subtle hints of Earl Grey tea. Fruity, spicy taste with notes of white bread, citrus, lemon peel, clove and flowers. Rather light body, quite dry. Fresh and tasty witbier. Quite nice.

3.1
AshtonMcCobb (6615) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 20, 2014
On keg at the Craft Beer Rising event at Drygate brewery. This one didn’t really give me the wit aromas of orange peel or coriander and neither did it give me the expected Earl Grey thing. However, it did deliver all of this on the taste. Quite pungent though.


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