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RATINGS: 3   MEAN: 1.9/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.2/5   ABV: -
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Wit, or White, bier is a pale golden, tart, refreshing style thick with sediment and with a high level of carbon dioxide. With the pale malts, unmalted wheat and lack of filtration it’s no surprise that it bares some resemblance to German HefeWeisse. The greatest difference between Wit and its German cousin is the addition of spices, classically coriander and Curacao orange peel. It is intended primarily as a summertime refresher. In the 1800’s, Hoegaargen was one of the most significant brewing centers in Belgium, with 30 breweries producing Wit beer. Unfortunately, time chipped away at this situation and by the mid 1950’s only a few were still in production. In the early 1960’s, Pierre Celis took it upon himself to resurrect this all but dead style. The reintroduction of white beer went very well as Hoegaarden Wit took off. Celis moved to Austin, Texas, where he established the Celis Brewery. He has since returned to Belgium, but only after leaving us the legacy of his wonderful brewing skills.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
vyvvy (5971) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUN 15, 2007
Sampled at St. Louis microfest. Pours hazy yellow with a rather ugly large bubbled soapy head. The aroma has faint sweet cloying orange. Medium / thin body with low carbonation. The taste has sour wheat, light fake fruit and a soapiness. Seriously, if you are going to represent your brewery at a festival, why in the world would you bring something this embarassing. Bad beer, bad set up ~ why bother, give someone else that space that’s going to give a damn.

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   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAY 26, 2007
On tap at the Parkville Microbrew Festival. The brewer renamed this "Double Sour" for the festival, but I think he simply tried to pass off a spoiled keg on us. Vinegar aroma. Perhaps a bit of cherries and apple, but mostly a whole lot of mistake. A completely flat beer. When beer gets fucked up at some point in the production, it ends up bad like this. Shame on you people for serving this in public.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Indra (2711) - Suburbia, Kansas, USA - APR 26, 2006
Aroma is heavy with clove and citrus, along with lighter touches of banana, orange, coriander, honeyish sweetness and faintly bready yeast. Light-medium golden color, surprisingly clear in the glass with a fine, thin head. Flavor is heavily spiced and sweet, plenty of clove and anise notes with accents of banana and bubblegum and some very faint orange peel on the sugary finish. Mouthfeel is oddly syrupy and thin, body is light-medium. Drinkable, but a little too sugary to be refreshing in these unseasonably warm spring temperatures.


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