Barley's Wit's End - Barley's Brewing Company
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Ratings: 2 | Reviews: 1 | Show All Ratings:
3.88/5 rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Wit’s End pours a lighter, straw color. It’s a little hazy. Backlighting gives it a very pale gold look. A white head covers the top and stands about a finger tall. It falls back rather quickly, leaving a very, stringy lacing behind.
The nose is a little on the weak side, but isn’t bad. It’s quite earthy and grainy up front. Smells like it has a bit of a grassy hop presence. I like that. It does smell a little sweet, perhaps like candied sugar. Belgian yeast is noted, but isn’t all that strong. It adds some spicy pepper and maybe a little clove. Alcohol is buried. I’m not getting any.
The flavor is good. It is very earthy, grassy, and grainy throughout. It has a surprisingly strong hop presence. They’re very grassy and taste like noble hops. Not sure of the profile though. They do add a really nice, crisp bite. Belgian yeast adds some spicy notes of pepper and clove. There’s a sweet, candied flavor on the tail that’s a nice touch. Alcohol really isn’t noticeable at all. I don’t know what the abv is, but I’d guess somewhere in the 5% range.
Wit’s End has a very light body. Carbonation is a little active, but isn’t quite buzzy. Not a bad feel at all. This stuff goes down extremely easy. I probably won’t finish the entire growler tonight, but I certainly could. This would be perfect on a hot, summer day.
Wit’s End was the winner of Barley’s 2010 homebrewing contest. I did not have the opportunity to compare it to other entries, but it’s certainly good beer. It’s mostly consistent with the style, but does have a stronger hop presence than most other Belgian Witbiers. I like that. If you’re into Witbiers, grab some at Barley’s Ale House while it’s around.
Serving type: growler
06-18-2011 02:52:50 | More by prototypic
Barley's Wit's End from Barley's Brewing Company
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