yobdoog (1888) - Kingston, New York, USA - MAY 1, 2009
Cloudy bright golden color. Aroma is a bit faint, some spice and wheat and yeast. Taste is light with some spice and yeast with some citrus and grainyness. dalekliz (924) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 31, 2009
Bottle. Pours a clear bubbly gold with a small white head. Aroma of spices, malt, wheat, lemon. Taste is crisp, lots of lemon, wheat, and spices. Lingering crisp spiciness. Great carbonation. Pretty nice. Alphadelic (2249) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 18, 2009
Crisp, clean and very light with a large cloudy white head Rounded yeast aromas followed up by citrus as expected. Sweet and crisp. Citrus and banana on the tongue with a sweet pulpiness. Bready cereal flavours stake their claim on the taste buds also. Crisp and smooth with a slight tongue tingle. A good wheat beer. Sweet, crisp and clear. Highly refreshing. arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 18, 2009
It was nice of deschutes to offer two new beers for their 20th anniversary this summer. I’ve had the XX so now I’m drinking the wit. I’ll start by saying that while this is not a clear yellow like a pilsner it doesn’t seem nearly as cloudy as what I have encountered with other examples of the style. It smells really yeasty and the flavor is more yeast, hints of spice and pepper and pretty refreshing. Overall, easy to drink but there are better wits.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 07-19-2008 21:29:28 MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 28, 2009
(Sample Date: 11/19/2008 Source:Other) 1988 to 2008 20th anniversary wit. Grainy wheat with some spicy yeast character in the aroma. Very grainy flavor with a light fizzy body and mouthfeel. Some spicy yeast flavors.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 16, 2009
Bottle on 11/19/2008. Rather clear, golden body wtih a small off-white head. Sweet clove, vanilla, light saaz aroma. Sweet saaz flavor, light spice, some vanilla and light grain. Medium light body with moderate carbonation.
LinusStick (3497) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2008
A decent witbier, but not up to par with this brewery’s reputation. Aroma was very weak. Lemony with a hint of orange. Pour was a decent light gold with a 1 finger white head. Taste was nice but plain. A hint of citrus with some light sticky malt in the aftertaste. Nice carbonation carries the flavors and brings out a hint of corriander. KieferUGA (461) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 31, 2008
22 oz. bottle courtesy of golubj. Clear, light yellow color. Thin, bubbly white head. Slightly floral aroma with hints of pepper. Grassy flavor with subtle citrus zest. Dry, clean finish. Nice beer. BelgianBeerGal (4135) - Panama City, Florida, USA - DEC 29, 2008
Bottled. A decent wit but I imagine this is better when it is fresh. I think I let this sit in my cellar a little too long. It was still good, but I bet it was better a few months ago. All the normal attributes of a good wit but they all seemed a bit muted from sitting. 17thfloor (2443) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 9, 2008
Pours my favorite light straw with a hint of orange and a frothy white head. Mellow aroma of lightly oxidized hops &&#35;40;bottle isn’t that old?&&#35;41;, lightly sweet wheat, vague banana esters, hint of orange peel and lemon. Pretty simple beer with delicate flavors, I’m not sure why its oxidized so much... but I bet this was pretty awesome fresh. Some sweet candied wheat and some gritty unmalted wheat, love that hint of sourness, orange peel and lemon zest. Long coriander finish. Medium body with smooth glassy but crisp carbonation, slightly gritty. A decent understated wit that I wish was fresh.