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East End Witte - East End Brewing Company

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East End Witte
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31 Ratings
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Ratings: 31
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 12.99%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
East End Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  4.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: WVbeergeek on 03-01-2005)
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Reviews by Phatz:
Photo of Phatz
4.13/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Capones in Norristown PA.

Appearance: Served a lemon yellow gold with a short white head, frothy, and nice lacing.

Smell: Light aroma of lemons, coriander, cloves and wheat; a hint of orange and a drop of honey. very nice.

Taste: It is what a Witbier should be. Easy and refreshing. Soft lemon orange citrus element followed by wheat bread and a hint of banana, then spices, and a fruitiness, fruit salad (with peaches and ginger showing through) come to mind. There is even a pleasant hint of tartness I like.

Mouthfeel: Zesty and lively in the mouth with carbonation and spices leaping all around the taste buds.

Drinkability: This is a perfect easy drinking session beer. I had it at lunch when I needed to drive later and it is light and refreshing and very easy to drink. Well done Wit.

Hope this is helpful.
Cheers!

Phatz, Oct 16, 2007
More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at the Pizza Plant on Main,poured from the tap into a standard pint glass a hazed dull light yellow a tight formed 1/2 finger white head atop.Mild aromas hints of toasty wheat lemon but it seemed very mild,quite citrusy/lemony on th palate with an underlying toasted wheat wheat flavor along with some coriander spice wich came as I drank more.Not bad it would be a good drinker on a warm day but not overly complex or earth shattering.

oberon, May 07, 2007
Photo of WVbeergeek
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sitting outside at Mad Mex enjoying the 70 degree Spring weather, what better offering to imbibe on during good conversation than the East End Witte. Appearance was slightly hazed citrusy lemonade look to it white bright head nice size stays around for a good bit of time leaves behind even thin lacing. Aroma is spiced up in addition to the traditional coriander it also has a lavender herbal complex about it very intriguing mix along with the citrus and sharp wheat and soothing bready yeast notes. Taste is flowery with the lavender tone, citrus bite is present with no added lemon wedge malts, wheat, and yeast have a fluffy creaminess to it all I like the layer of spices that stays on the tongue. Mouthfeel is light bodied semi spritzy carbonation like I said leaves it's presence on the tongue. Drinkability is where this beers highlights are very sessionable especially in the warmer months we're approaching won't be the last time I enjoy this fine brew.

WVbeergeek, Apr 14, 2006
Photo of Zonian1
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Zonian1, Aug 26, 2014
Photo of nunzo
4/5  rDev +3.9%

nunzo, Dec 04, 2011
Photo of LIVEfreak2
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

LIVEfreak2, May 09, 2013
Photo of hemorhoidzz
4/5  rDev +3.9%

hemorhoidzz, Aug 15, 2013
Photo of akorsak
3.83/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A 6 oz glass served by Scott at East End.

A: The ale is a hazy pale yellow color with a thick white billowy head that retained nicely.

S: The aroma is orange peel bitterness and spritzy wheat.

T: Much like the nose, the flavor is light and slightly tart as a result of the wheat. Sweetness comes from orange peel and lemony spices, further creating a tartness that is very dry. The dryness is a plus, making you want more.

M: The mouthfeel is spicy with the wheat body enabling those spices to emerge.

D: The low abv and light taste make this a perfect summer beer, so mow the grass and relax afterwards with this witbier.

akorsak, Apr 30, 2007
Photo of vwbus7
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

vwbus7, Jun 26, 2014
Photo of Griggsy
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Griggsy, Sep 20, 2013
Photo of rjcoy06
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

rjcoy06, May 08, 2013
Photo of foureyedgeek
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from an East End growler. I was concerned about the carbonation, since the last growler of Witte I got was flat, but that must have been a bizarre flufe, as this was nice and bubbly. The usual haze too, with plenty of head up top.

Smells of citrus and spice, just like a wit should. Nice and tasty in the mouth as well, with the spices carrying through and melding well with the yeatiness. A little of East End's trademark hop bitterness, as well.

Easy drinker, as wits should be, and while not befitting this cool fall day, I could kick a few of these back with no problem.

foureyedgeek, Oct 06, 2006
Photo of Rifugium
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

First had: on tap at the brewery

Straw-yellow pour, slightly hazy, with a fairly puffy cap of white head that retained and laced well. Typical wheat profile in the nose, notes of citrus and peppery spice. Taste is pretty clean, bready, slightly yeasty, and again, notes of citrus zest and peppery clovey spice. Pretty decent for a style I'm not a huge fan of, and much more smooth and tolerable than many. Light body, crisp and easily drinkable.

Rifugium, May 21, 2012
Photo of gjrey
4/5  rDev +3.9%

gjrey, May 20, 2012
Photo of Stinkypuss
3.9/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A. Served into a 12 oz glass at the brewery. Appeared hazy yellow with quite a bit of head. Some nice lacing work as well.

S. Very sweet and wheaty. I could pick up some notes of citrus from the beginning.
Hops are evident.

T. Spiced and citric, a nice hop profile with some pineapple touches.

M. Smooth and crisp. Totally refreshing.

D. Very good. Glad its a year round selection.

Stinkypuss, May 31, 2008
Photo of steamingheap
3.9/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a growler into a pint glass.

Appearance - Very light straw yellow color with ample carbonation and long lasting white head.

Smell - The smell was completely dominated by the citrusy-spicy smell of the orange and coriander. I'm not saying that this is bad, but it was a little much, even for a Witte.

Taste - The overwhelming spice smell faded into a well balanced flavor profile now including wheat grain and a touch of yeast.

Mouthfeel - Light and refreshing.

Drinkability - This beer was very drinkable - It did not fit in quite right with the bitter cold of winter, but would be fantastic during a hot summer day. I'll be back for this one in about 5 months.

steamingheap, Feb 06, 2007
Photo of Hyhat
3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

Hyhat, May 14, 2012
Photo of Hojaminbag
4.43/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A hazy yellow body with a little bit of a white head, some retention.

A light wheat odor. Lemon, citrus, a good dose of coriander.

A very nice witbier, one of my favorites for sure. The main flavors are coriander and lemon, but there is still a nice wheat twang underneath. The nice twang and the refreshing combination of the other flavors is what makes this wit great to me. Mouthfeel is medium bodied and moderately carbonated.

Very refreshing beer. Easy to drink, low ABV. Something I can drink a lot of.

I'm a huge fan of all the wheat beers that come out of East End, and this one is no exception.

Hojaminbag, Aug 24, 2008
Photo of TGallant
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

TGallant, Aug 25, 2014
Photo of jorg2619
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I bought this growler from the public market in the strip district .
I enjoy the hazy yellow color of this witt and the spicy subtle smell that wafts into my nose from the plastic hotel cup that I am drinking from. Then the taste which is heavy in spice and wheat dankness. I enjoy the lightness ofthemouth feel and the subtle complex flavors that start semi sweet and end with a tacky butter mouth feel. Overall I was impressed with this beer, my first east end experience.

jorg2619, Mar 26, 2011
Photo of perfectkaos
1.6/5  rDev -58.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

I tried this beer at the bar because I had enjoyed the two previous East End offerings (Blackstrap Stout and Big Hop IPA). I was extremely disappointed in it. It poured an extremely pale yellow color with just a hint of foam at the top. Tasted less like a wheat beer and more like water, so much so that the bartender told me I had just bought the most expensive glass of water I ever would.

If you're idea of a witbier is something you can drink on a hot day, then this beer would definately meet your expectations. Though, I still would probably choose water over this beer. Tastes exactly the same, and at a fraction of the cost

perfectkaos, Mar 13, 2006
Photo of Jeff22
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Jeff22, Apr 14, 2014
Photo of PittBeerGirl
4/5  rDev +3.9%

PittBeerGirl, Nov 22, 2011
Photo of MbpBugeye
3.6/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- A very pale and very hazy yellow colored beer makes for a very white looking ale. This beer holds true to its name. The head rises up to about one finger and fades leaving thick lacing. The foam sustains as a thin film.

S- Grassy, estery and spicy. Lots of lemon, some banana, some citrus and grassy hops.

T- Tons of lemon. The banana fades behind some lemon, pine, spice and citrus. The finish is a little bit bitter for a wit but that just provides a very crisp finish.

M- Light body with fluffy soft carbonation. This is a pretty dry beer that finishes dry leaving only some lemon flavors.

D- A nice light summer brew. Between three of us we had no problem finishing this growler.

MbpBugeye, Apr 20, 2010
Photo of mwagner1018
4.22/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a growler on a recent trip to Pittsburgh, had a special tour and got to hang out with Scott...had set it up to hang out at the brewery with my buddy who was getting married as a surprise...to him and for all the guys in the wedding party...awesome time. I have to give great props to Scott for having us in and answering all of our questions...and letting us try so many of his great beers!!

A- Light hazy yellow, bright sunny, light wheat, frothy white head, that lingers for a bit, no lacing...unfiltered.

S- Nice citrus, lemon, orange, light spice.

T- Very clean and refreshing, a great wit style beer...some coriander, orange peel, lemon zest...banana, very nice.

M- Light and carbonated, clean and balanced...

D- A very drinkable beer, light, low ABV, great beer to drink.

mwagner1018, May 27, 2009
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East End Witte from East End Brewing Company
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