Swallow Wit - Middle Ages Brewing Co., Ltd.
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Reviews by Antikythera:
3.85/5 rDev +13.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
First let me say that I've been sort of turned off any beer called 'wit'. Most of the ones I used to drink were the coriander-and-orange witbiers, which got crazy popular and then it became a contest to see how much coriander could be stuffed into a bottle. Bleah, I thought, the last time I drank one. So I haven't bought one in a while. This came in a twelve-pack sampler with a stout, a winter ale, and an IPA. I like the dark ones and hubby likes the light ones, so I figured why not.
a: unimpressive. Yellowy-orange like applejuice, with a little bit of bubble on the bottom and a thin soapy head that doesn't stick around. Crystal clear, not unfiltered and foggy. Is this what's called a kristallweizen? I'm a little confused...
s: delicate and fruity.
t: whoa peaches! It's not a peach beer, but it's got exactly that kind of fruity note in it. Actually really nice. Wheaty aftertaste.
m: pleasant enough, with a little bit of very fine fizz that makes my tongue tingle for a minute.
I'll definitely get this again, probably in the summer. So far it's the real standout in the sampler pack from Middle Ages.
Serving type: bottle
02-04-2013 01:51:16 | More by Antikythera
More User Reviews:
3.14/5 rDev -7.1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25
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.
Serving type: bottle
03-28-2014 16:40:53 | More by MusicaleMike
3.41/5 rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Appearance: The beer had good carbonation and a finger sized head with good retention.
Aroma: Soft citrus notes and metallic taint.
Taste: This beer could use a better filtering process since the hazy cloudy appearance and mouth feel detract from the promising citrus and butterscotch flavors that reveal this beers potential for summer sessions.
Serving type: on-tap
11-24-2013 02:34:44 | More by StuyBeerGuy
3.36/5 rDev -0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
From the bottle into a pint glass
A: Hazy straw yellow with a thin head that disappears almost as quickly as it appeared.
S: Subtle is the key word, subtle wheat, subtle citrus and subtle yeast.
T: Light sweet wheat with a touch of peaches hidden.
M: good carbonation fair mouth feel
O: I am not a witbier person by nature, but I decided to give this a try. I found Swallow Wit to be something one could enjoy on a hot summer's day, if that was the style of beer you liked. I do not, and I will probably choose one of Middle Ages other brews ahead of this.
Serving type: bottle
09-29-2013 21:45:06 | More by polloenfuego
Swallow Wit from Middle Ages Brewing Co., Ltd.
78 out of 100 based on 134 ratings.