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Swallow Wit - Middle Ages Brewing Co., Ltd.

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78
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126 Ratings
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Ratings: 126
Reviews: 78
rAvg: 3.38
pDev: 17.16%


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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StuyBeerGuy

New York

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
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AMCimpi

New York

2.75/5  rDev -18.6%

04-17-2014 18:16:45 | More by AMCimpi
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MusicaleMike

Pennsylvania

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
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boszormeny

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -11.2%

03-25-2014 21:33:15 | More by boszormeny
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sachie23

New York

3/5  rDev -11.2%

03-25-2014 14:44:35 | More by sachie23
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brianmandell

New York

3/5  rDev -11.2%

03-24-2014 01:03:09 | More by brianmandell
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nyrblue2

New York

3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

02-08-2014 21:21:39 | More by nyrblue2
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tommyguz

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

01-30-2014 02:03:42 | More by tommyguz
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MarkJBurch

New York

3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

11-21-2013 17:23:16 | More by MarkJBurch
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nasboy

New York

3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

11-05-2013 00:10:36 | More by nasboy
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BodiesLexus

New York

3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

11-03-2013 03:39:53 | More by BodiesLexus
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johnyb

Florida

2/5  rDev -40.8%

10-20-2013 13:40:10 | More by johnyb
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polloenfuego

Ontario (Canada)

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
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Shawnspl

Rhode Island

3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

09-21-2013 11:13:23 | More by Shawnspl
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prisdefer

New York

3/5  rDev -11.2%

08-24-2013 22:49:37 | More by prisdefer
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Cooker_stp

New York

3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

08-19-2013 00:07:40 | More by Cooker_stp
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atr2605

New York

3.25/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A-pours a very cloudy yellow color with an off white head with good retention
S-lots of citrus and a bit of spice, sweet malt in the background
T-more of the same with a much sweeter malt profile than I would expect. Citrus still comes through clearly with spice in the finish
M-light bodied with high carbonation
O-Not a bad beer, a bitter sweeter than I would expect but still highly drinkable

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2013 23:29:56 | More by atr2605
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mborden

New York

3/5  rDev -11.2%

07-19-2013 18:33:55 | More by mborden
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marybrooke

New York

3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

06-18-2013 03:40:48 | More by marybrooke
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LPJones

New York

3/5  rDev -11.2%

05-27-2013 02:02:48 | More by LPJones
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spokes100

New York

3.04/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Appearance- very soft yellow, slightly cloudy, served in tall narrow glass, short head.

Aroma- rather subtle wheat and citrus, tending toward an orange

Taste- reminded me of Blue Moon, wheat and citrus, maybe stronger everywhere from start to finish. Overall mouthfeel sharper than Blue Moon but much the same, crisp aftertaste.

Bottom Line- I live in Kirkville, NY, had this at Kirby's in Fayetteville, NY with dinner. While not really a light beer it worked well with dinner and never filled me up to the point where I couldn't enjoy my food. A reasonable beer with an evening meal.

Serving type: on-tap

05-16-2013 14:08:26 | More by spokes100
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Bill235

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

05-09-2013 21:59:33 | More by Bill235
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JohnQVD

New York

3/5  rDev -11.2%

03-17-2013 19:37:22 | More by JohnQVD
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GennyCreamAle

New York

4.25/5  rDev +25.7%

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MadScientist

New York

2.75/5  rDev -18.6%

02-18-2013 22:46:24 | More by MadScientist
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Swallow Wit from Middle Ages Brewing Co., Ltd.
78 out of 100 based on 126 ratings.