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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.38/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 33   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
Sitting on a deck over water and eating fresh seafood is a special privilege of being from the Jersey Shore. Doing exactly that at Moby’s in Highlands one sunny day, The Wit Whale occurred to us. Having grown up alongside schnitzel, we knew that the esters of classic wit yeast would associate well with the crunch of fisherman’s platters while a drinkable malt bill of 50% wheat and 50% Pilsner would accompany the sweetness of fish themselves. We relied on the mineral profile of our water dressed up with lemony Sorachi Ace and grassy Summer hops to play with the richness of shellfish. Drink The Wit Whale because you have a basket of fish in front of you and you can see the water where it was caught.

Carton Brewing’s newest custom creation will be available starting Memorial Day weekend 2013 at Bahrs Landing and Moby’s Lobster Deck, as well as the tasting room. Celebrate the start of summer with The Wit Whale.

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jtclockwork (16690) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 8, 2017
Can - pours gold white head - nose and taste of banana, citrus, lemon and clove with wheat malt - medium body

callmemickey (4549) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 16, 2015
A simple little whale she be. Hazy golden colored body, medium sized white head, sticky lacing. Light lemon and orange, a touch of grass, light yeast spice, some wheat, and grainy cereals. Medium to light bodied, moderate carbonation, mild bitterness. Flavors were generally too mild.

keanex (1799) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - OCT 28, 2014
On tap at the brewery.
Appearance: Cloudy golden amber body with a creamy white head.
Aroma: Mild aroma with lemon and coriander. Pleasant and soft aroma.
Taste: Mildly sweet intro that quickly dries with lemon peel being prominent.
Palate: Creamy body, highly carbonated.
Overall: Enjoyable and refreshing wit, too dry for me to love it, but I enjoy it.

ben4321 (6547) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 9, 2014
Location: Draft at the brewery, 7/19/14

Aroma: The aroma is lemon, wheat, a little spice, and some grass notes as well
Appearance: It pours a golden color with a thick white head and some decent lace
Flavor: The taste is much the same, some wheat/malt sweetness, spice, and a mid-bitterness
Palate: The body is light-medium, it has a fairly clean finish on the mouth
Overall Impression: Overall, I thought this was a pretty nice beer. The hop profile works here to balance out the sweetness and create a more balanced beer than one might expect.

John25 (1291) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - JUL 27, 2014
Draft at the brewery. Hazy light gold. Crisp snappy lemon aroma. The taste adds sweet butter and grass. Light, high carb. Not my thing ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

conway (2210) - - JAN 16, 2014
Draft. Pours hazy gold with a thin white head. Yeasty aroma with prominent berry like notes. Taste follows suit. Awesome crisp dry mouthfeel. Super refreshing. I could drink a ton of this.

dmac (6337) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - NOV 30, 2013
Draft at the brewery. Poured a slightly hazed gold/yellow body with a slightly creamy white head. Aroma of yeast, wheat, grass, touch of lemon, perfume, cloves and hay. Medium bodied with average carbonation and a slightly creamy finish. Flavor same as aroma, hence the same score. Not bad.

vtafro (7445) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - AUG 31, 2013
Draft. Golden pour with white head. Light since and wheat aromas. Flavor is light, crisp and if spice an wheat.

PhillyCraft (7375) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 30, 2013
On tap at bbe, hazy golden with light head, notes of clove, orange, lemongrass, spice, and grain. Light to medium in body. Average wit bier if u ask me.

Jow (3958) - New York, USA - AUG 9, 2013
Tap at Stagshead Carton night. Nose of citrus and wheat. light bodied but higher abv than i would have guessed. Tastes yeasty, quite lemony, grassy, some coriander as well perhaps.

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