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RATINGS: 735   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Our first venture into organically-produced beer, Mothership Wit Organic Wheat Beer elevates the zesty Wit or White beers of Belgium. Our far-flung Beer Rangers affectionately refer to our Fort Collins brewery as the Mothership, a name that conjures images of earth shot from space and the interconnectivity of it all. Mothership Wit is brewed with wheat and barley malt, as well as coriander and orange peel spicing resulting in a balance of citrus and sour flavors held in suspension by a bright burst of carbonation.

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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
skippapotamus (29) - USA - NOV 20, 2008
12 oz bottle, 7 months after bringing to east coast into pokal style Liefmans glass. Pours cloudy pale yellow, tall slowly dissipating head. Appropriately lacking in clarity. Heavy wheaty, coriander aroma. Flavor is traditional wit, though heavier on coriander than orange, picking up a bit of lemon. Light mouthfeel, dry almost lactic level sour finish, clean without aftertaste.


3.4
Bill Becker (1775) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - OCT 26, 2017
From Jul 2007 Purchased at Wilbur's Liquors in Ft Collins for US$7.49 a 6 Pack. It pours from 12oz bottle(best by..it looks like 30 10 07) a hazy very pale straw-yellow with a large head of foam that stays for the entire session as a solid layer with plenty of lacing. The smell has notes of lemon and yeast and there's some spice there as well. Nice nose. The taste on first sip is big on the yeast and wheat and lemon is very nicely done. Further sips in and I'm getting some pepper and coriander and orange(yeah, it says that on the label but it's spot on) and I think it's very tasty. Great brew for the summer and I'm going to enjoy drinking the rest of this 6 pack. Further sips in and the flavours are still holding up and keeping my interest. Another Organic beer that I like?? Who'd have thunk? Seriously, I think New Belgium has done very well with this brew and at under 5%abv, I'd session on it if it was available locally. The finish has a nice spicy and lemony kick to it and it makes me want to take further sips. Yep, pretty darned drinkable. An above average Wit in my book....

3
AlmostHome (70) - Gulfport, Mississippi, USA - FEB 12, 2017
Not a particularly memorable beer. Pale and thin come to mind. The taste had a quick hint of orange but more asbif someone accidentally dropped some in while it was brewing. Not bad but barely average. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
HuskerTan (2396) - Ravenna, Nebraska, USA - NOV 27, 2016
Bottle. A- Cloves, coriander, spices, wheat. A- Yellow color, hazy liquid, white head. T- Coriander, spices, subtle citrus, wheat. P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, spiced finish. O- An overly spiced wit for sure. Maybe a bit heavy on the coriander. Not too bad. Pretty typical for the style.

2.4
geologyguy (1661) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - OCT 31, 2016
Light wit smell, very pale yellow, lightly cloudy, looks very cool, taste is light, very neutral on flavor, not sweet or hoppy, hardly any depth, not much to rate...just a light sourness... Halloween at home first time!!

3
hershiser2 (3666) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - SEP 24, 2016
$1.59 Bottle from Whole Foods, CHO. Pours pale golden with a tiny white head. Aroma of lemongrass, minor spice, minor vegetation (perhaps slightly rotten). Taste is lemongrass, bread, light clove, earth, yeast, bubblegum. It’s inoffensive.

3.8
superspak (6008) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - SEP 15, 2016
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, best before 10/9/2016. Pours hazy golden straw color with a 1-2 finger dense and rocky white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Dense soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of lemon, orange peel, pear, apple, coriander, pepper, clove, light banana/bubblegum, wheat, cracker, bread, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/earthy yeast, spices, and moderate pale malt notes; with good strength. Taste of lemon, orange peel, pear, apple, coriander, pepper, clove, light banana/bubblegum, wheat, cracker, bread, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Light herbal bitterness and yeast spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, orange peel, pear, apple, coriander, pepper, clove, wheat, cracker, bread, and herbal/yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice complexity, balance, and solid robustness of fruity/earthy yeast, spices, and moderate pale malt flavors; with a great malt/bitter/spiciness balance, and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-moderate dryness after the finish. Medium carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth and moderately creamy/grainy mouthfeel that is nice. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 4.8%. Overall this is a very good witbier. All around good complexity, balance, and solid robustness of fruity/earthy yeast, spices, and moderate pale malt flavors; very smooth and refreshing to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

3
MetalNHopHead (2182) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - SEP 5, 2016
Like any self-respecting Belgian-inspired brewery, New Belgium has made some excellent Witbiers in its time. Mothership Wit is nicely done; it fits the standard of what to expect from a Wit made on American soil. Yellow and foamy, mostly sweet, lightly spicy, lightly citrusy, and light-bodied. Highly drinkable. Not as good as some of the other Wits in New Belgium’s inventory but solid.

1.4
ScoWRee (423) - Perkiomen, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 3, 2016
Pours a hazy golden color with a thin white foamy head. Aroma is slightly fruity. Hints orange. Taste is very watery, very very.....

3.5
muzzlehatch (4969) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 30, 2016
Un-Muzzling Olde Muzzlehatch Ratings, #56. On draught at Acadia Café in Minneapolis, August 2008. Extremely pale cloudy yellow with a small but lasting white bubbly head and good lacing...honey-spicy nose, a bit of citrus, light dusty yeast...juicy, citric flavors, with lovely dryish cookie-biscuit malts in the body, very well-balanced on the sweet-tart-malty front...full but quite supple body, strong but appropriate carbonation.

3.8
PugUglyBrewer (791) - - AUG 27, 2016
Got this one in a variety 12 pack from New Belgium. 12 oz bottle poured into a tulip glass. Cloudy yellow color with a creamy whipped head on top. The nose opens up aromas of floral, clove, spice, lemon and banana with a a trace of bubblegum funk. The taste is lemon zest, creamy wheat, banana and herbal spice.


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