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Half Wit Wheat - Charleville Vineyard Microbrewery

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39 Ratings
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Ratings: 39
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 12.29%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Charleville Vineyard Microbrewery visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
A cross between an American Wheat and a Belgian Wit, this refreshing ale is made with white wheat, ground corriander, and fresh whole oranges! Simply delicious served with a slice of orange.

(Beer added by: MTNboy on 03-26-2008)
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Ratings: 39 | Reviews: 16 | Display Reviews Only:
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look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours to a limp white head that dissipates. Hazy yellow-orange. Aroma is sharp wheat, citrus and chablis. Flavor is orange, coriander and wheat malt as expected. Mouthfeel is light and moderate CO2. Overall, a decent beer that hits many of the style points.

EagleTalon, Jun 17, 2013
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jmccullough108, Aug 26, 2013
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3.83/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I liked this beer it was a wonderful spin on a type of beer that is becoming all the trend. The bottle and packaging are fun. Overall it was a good beer and I can't wait until I get a chance to drink it again. Not the easiest beer to find though.

Appearance: There was not much for head or lace. It had typical wit color. Sort of gold and hazy the top was darker than the bottom.

Smell: The scent started off grainy at first but then a strong wiff of orange and spice hit you all at once.

Taste: All the different flavors are noticeable distinct hops, wheat, orange and coriander flavors that come together in your mouth.

Mouthfeel: Fizzy and medium bodied.

Drinkability: Good better than a lot of beers in this class and surprise being that it comes from a winery.

MTNboy, Mar 26, 2008
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Tertullian007, Oct 22, 2013
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3.78/5  rDev +8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Cloudy yellow. Not much head despite an aggressive pour. Lacing is spotty but not bad. Sediment appears to be present in this brewery's offerings (based so far on two samples).

Smells grainy, almost like a pilsner or malt liquor instead of a wheat or wit. Some citrus aroma, lemons and oranges. Quite average in this department.

Tastes much better than it smells. Lemon and orange flavors dominate, wheaty and grainy flavors fill in the gaps, a bit of malts accent, and a light spiciness makes for a very tasty beer.

Mouthfeel is dry and crisp, not bad, slightly above average.

Easy to drink. For a "wheat" beer it's very drinkable and I'd love to have another. Sessionable as well. Would go great with Mexican food.

AlCaponeJunior, Nov 09, 2010
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3.3/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On tap at Shamrocks Pub & Grill.

A: Served a slightly hazy light golden color with a small head that faded to some lacing.

S: Aroma of fresh grain and some citrus with a hint of fruity sweetness.

T: Light taste of citrus and a mild sweetness with fresh grain and a hint of spice. Very subtle bitterness and a dry finish.

F: Light body, smooth and refreshing. has a somewhat creamy texture.

O: Nice Witbier. Good for the summer season or even to compliment a meal. Worth a try.

soju6, Mar 16, 2012
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3.63/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear, yellow color. 5/4 inch head of a white color. Good retention and decent lacing. Smells of wheat, banana, orange peel, and slight yeast characteristic. Fits the style of a Witbier. Mouth feel is smooth and slightly thick with an average carbonation level. Tastes of coriander up front, clove, ginger, yeast cleanliness, and some wheat. Overall, relies too heavily on the spice and fruit. The malt/hop/yeast flavors are lacking, leaving a slightly weak body.

Tone, Jun 17, 2009
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EvanWilliams, Jan 20, 2014
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2.78/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured this witbier from a bottle into a pint glass. The Witbier poured a hazy yellowish straw color. It produced a thin white head and it had poor head retention. The aroma of the witbier contained soft wheat, citrus, and some spicy coriander. This beer tasted light in body, somewhat crisp wheat taste. There was an immediate citrus test, some spicy hints of coriander- The finish is dry. Good Session beer, good summer ale. Overall in terms of a Witbier...only average.

GossageBrewery, Aug 13, 2011
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3.05/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Purchased this bottle @ Dierberg's in Ballwin, MO for $4.50. Poured from the 22oz bottle into a Gothic Pint Glass with an old seal on the side. No B.O.D. date on the bottle.

Appearance- Pours a very hazy, straw, wheat yellow color with 3 fingers of head that disappears quickly. The lace was average, nothing special.

Smell- Has a very light wheat and citrus aroma. Nothing out of the ordinary for a witbier.

Taste- Starts out tasting like a Belgian White beer and then the normal grain and wheat flavor come around. Has a a nice sweetness to it, but then a skunked flavor on the finish... This ruined it!

Mouthfeel- Light-Medium Bodied, Medium Carbonation, and is a good drink until it leaves the skunking on the palate...

Overall- Have only had a few brews from Charleville but this certainly was one of their weaker beers. For some reason, I want to say this bottle was overdue! There was no Bottle On or B.O.D., so this leaves me to believe its an old one. Its a shame because I was looking forward to this wheat beer and compare it to other wit's I've had lately.

DCon, May 26, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured out a clear golden yellow color with a great deal of carbonation. It had a small, short-lived head of white foam. It left little to no lacing.

S - It smelled of lemon, yeast, wheat and grasses. Good typical witbier aromas.

T - It had a strong wheat taste with orange zest, mild yeast spiciness and touches of coriander.

M -It was crisp, sharp and dry. A light to medium bodied beer that is easy drinking.

D - This is an okay witbier. It had a good flavor but could deliver more.

zeff80, Jun 01, 2010
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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

Benvarine, Dec 01, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy pale yellow with an almost non-existent head. Smells of some coriander and a hint of lemon. Taste is a citrusy, wheaty beginning, followed by a powerful acidic sourness, finishing with a huge freshly brewed tea finish. Mouthfeel is good. Overall a good beer, though not really to Witbier style with the intense acidic sourness. I do wonder if it is supposed to taste that way? Even if it is an infection and not intended, it surprisingly tastes pretty good. I would get this again.

tronester, Dec 21, 2012
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3.35/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I am on a wheat beer kick lately.

Poured into a pint glass with about one finger's worth of head that dissipated quickly. Nice deep hazy yellow color. I could smell a spiciness immediately. When I tasted it I got coriander right away. This beer has a nice body and is slightly ore carbonated than a lot of wheat beers I have had lately. I was hopping for more bold flavor, especially some citrus, but still a good summer beer.

Wheelinb, Apr 28, 2009
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3/5  rDev -14.3%

moarmare, Jul 24, 2013
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grumpygerman, Sep 12, 2012
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3.95/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Slightly hazy orange color. A few visible bubbles. Descent off-white head with poor retention and minimal lace.

Fresh citrus aroma, primarily orange.

Flavor of sweet orange with a grapefruit bitterness. Wheat malt character. Belgian yeast. Smooth and satisfying.

Lighter end of medium body. Smooth texture throughout. Good carbonation.

Solid wit. Well balanced, tasty and easy to drink.

bnes09, Aug 26, 2012
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Half Wit Wheat from Charleville Vineyard Microbrewery
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