Swallow Wit - Middle Ages Brewing Co., Ltd.

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BA SCORE
78
okay

149 Ratings
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Ratings: 149
Reviews: 80
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 16.22%
Wants: 1
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Middle Ages Brewing Co., Ltd. visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: John on 07-21-2004)
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12 oz.

Pours a slightly hazy lemon gold. White lacing for a head.

Smells of lemon, citrus zest, and mild grassy malt.

Lemony citrus flavor over a light grassy malt. Hint of breadiness to it.

Light body with poppy carbonation on the tongue.

A decent wit, nothing special but not bad. I could take it or leave it.

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Delicious beer with overtones of coriander and orange peel. Husband and I both loved it, and got a growler of this to take home. Sorry, guys, we loved just about every brew this place made. Guess you'd say we were won over. This is one of the best micro breweries I've been to, and I've been to a lot.

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A bottle graciously given to me by some travelers. I poured this beer into a pint glass.

A fairly clear yellow gold body topped by a large white foam head. The head retention looks decent, and honestly the beer looks attractive, but it is completely off style. The Belgian Wit needs that characteristic white cloudiness from the huge amount of protein from the wheat malt, and since this beer has none of that, the score is dropped.

The aroma is a lightly sweet and fruity bouquet, with hints of sweet orange peel, kumquat, coriander, and chamomile. It's a robust aroma, and appetizing. This is a great smell that promises a flavorful, complex beer.

While the aroma is robust, the flavor here is a bit too weak, and possesses a tin-like finish. Up front and across the palate are flashes of orange, coriander, apricot, and chamomile. Not much wheat flavor, and in my opinion, this could use just a touch more body and sweetness to bring out those delicate flavors.

The carbonation is very good for the style, with a soft yet effervescent light body. It could use a creamier texture, like what a true wheat beer has...I'm not sure this is on par for the style either.

This is not a bad beer, but it is way of base for a Belgian Witbier. That's why it scores poorly. It's an attractive beer, with a wonderful aroma, and it drinks really well. I would drink it again if I saw it on draft, but I know that it needs some fine-tuning to hit the style benchmarks.

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Swallow Wit from Middle Ages Brewing Co., Ltd.
78 out of 100 based on 149 ratings.