Brewed by Whitstable
Style: Wheat Ale
Maidstone, England
Serve in Shaker, Weizen


on tap

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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 2.78/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.79/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
keg and unfiltered bottle.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dj (625) - Greater London, - JUL 24, 2010
Bottle, 330ml. As I was browsing the shelves of Utobeer I spied a lonely British wheat beer. I somewhat disinterestedly spun the bottle around to read the label, expecting another Wit clone. I was however excited to find it described as a Bavarian wheat beer. Ooh, Weissbier, my favourite. So I rushed it home and this is what I found... A cloudy copper colour with a short-lived fizzy head. Aroma of orange and clove. Flavour has wheat, more orange,a little banana and some nice hop notes. It is however oddly sweet and has a mouthfeel approaching syrupy - rather unexpected. Fairly high carbonation. Not quite sure what this is - the bottle says it’s a Bavarian-style wheat (so a Hefe), Ratebeer says a Wit, I’d say in terms of taste it’s somewhere between the two. I find it both too sweet and too fizzy for my liking, so I won’t be buying this again, but it’s otherwise a fairly nice brew.

HerrBierkoenig (1579) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 10, 2015
From tap at hotel Continental, Pours light cloudy pale liquid, no head, Aroma: wheat, banana, citrus, lemon, Taste: light to medium sweet, light bitter, medium sour, citrus, lemon, wheat, rather sour but nice, Palate: light body, soft to average carbonation, slick mouthfeel, medium long lemon aftertaste, Overall: good wheat, suppose at least 40% wheat malt as it is quite sour, lemony. Enjoyed.

Craftibeer (4) - Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2014 does not count
A lovely wheat beer from Whitstable Brewery. It has lovely flavours of banana and nutmeg spice

McTapps (6941) - Reutlingen, GERMANY - SEP 14, 2012
Bottle bought in Faversham and shared with MichaelBruch. Very light yellow in colour. Aroma of strong yeast, taste at first of banana and yeast, than of citrus fruits and in the end there is a huge sourness. Guess this beer really is special, but I don’t like it.

MichaelAwesome (6546) - Wanne-Eickel, GERMANY - SEP 14, 2012
Bottle shared with McTapps. Pours in like a typican Belgian witbier. Smells a bit of banana and citrus. Aroma is definitely citrus. Tastes strange sour - nearly like a Berliner Weisse. This beer special but just not good or superb.

Gary (2035) - West London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2011
(draught keg @ The Continental Hotel , Whitsable) . This is more a rendition of a Hefeweizen than a Witbier as listed in the database . Ive got in my notes ’good take on a hef’ ,its no damn witbier.
I spent the day in this trendy but somewhat soulless seaside town on an unseasonaly hot October afternoon the other day... This is pretty slick , tick all the boxes =banana esters ,which have a rich custard like quality. Notes of clove are there ploding along . A refreshing somewhat dry ,crisp tart acidity cutting the richness is nice . A pretty decent wheat in the Germanic way.

tommann (3854) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 15, 2011
330ml bottle. Pours a slightly hazy gold with a small head. Aroma is banana and clove. Taste has banana and lemon throughout. Spritzy body with a dry finish.

Leighton (21861) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2010
Bottle. Pours a clear, light gold with a medium, white head. Grainy malts and light, sweet citrus in the nose. Fairly sweet flavor, more grainy malts. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Finishes crisp with some fruit notes and lingering, malty sweetness. Not that good overall.

johndoughty (5504) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2010
Bottle. Orange and cloudy with a small head. No carbonation and could easily pass off as a Bavarian wheat. Still didn’t like it much though.

BeerCast_Rich (1906) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 29, 2010
[330ml bottle, Whitstable Oyster Fishery Restaurant] Right from the off a down the lines wheat beer - massively carbonated, with a furiously dispersing head. Counted down two inches of frothing to nothing in twenty seconds, which is quite something. A hazy orange, golden pale colour, the staple wheat beer aromas of banana, citrus and coriander are evident. The taste is bitter at first, with a sweet wheaty aftertaste and a touch of alcohol – almost spoiled by the burstingly fizzy mouthfeel, reminiscent of a sparkling wine. But it’s pretty good Weiss all considered. [21072010]

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