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Half Wit Wheat - Charleville Vineyard Microbrewery

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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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2.75/5  rDev -21.4%

Schlafly33, Dec 29, 2013
Photo of atlbravsrno1
2.75/5  rDev -21.4%

atlbravsrno1, Jul 26, 2014
Photo of Tertullian007
2.75/5  rDev -21.4%

Tertullian007, Oct 22, 2013
Photo of GossageBrewery
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
Photo of moarmare
3/5  rDev -14.3%

moarmare, Jul 24, 2013
Photo of Anvilfarm
3/5  rDev -14.3%

Anvilfarm, Oct 15, 2013
Photo of DCon
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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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

Eaglefan344, Oct 29, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

jaydoc, Nov 12, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

Benvarine, Dec 01, 2013
Photo of gford217
3.25/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

22oz bottle from birchstick.

Pours very hazy, bright yellow with a fizzy white head that evaporates immediately and leaves no lacing to speak of.

The aroma is heavy on the coriander and orange peel, really heavy, with very little of the underlying wheat beer that I could tell. Maybe a touch of sweetness in the back but the coriander really stands out.

The taste is much sweeter than the aroma with the wheat and orange peel sitting heavily on the palate up front. The spices hit in the finish and leave a dry finish.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with lower carbonation than I was expecting. A little watery in the finish.

This is probably just an average witbier and not one that I would revisit.

gford217, Apr 17, 2011
Photo of MadHopMaster
3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

MadHopMaster, Jun 29, 2014
Photo of soju6
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
Photo of Wheelinb
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
Photo of BedetheVenerable
3.4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Presentation: 24oz bottle, cool goofy label, no date that I could find

Appearance: Hazy dark gold beer with a vortex of tiny yeasty bits in suspension; white cap soon fades to almost nothing...sad

Smell: Smells pretty typical for a wit...lots of orange peel and sweet spice...very light wheaty tones...almost something akin to that "Fruity Pebbles" thing that Leinie's Sunset Wheat has, though not nearly as distracting. Overall, pretty pleasant.

Taste: Bitter orange, light coriander spice, very light wheat...an odd hint of bitterness actually, though no real hop flavor present. I SWEAR I get a hint of alcohol, though that can't be possible with the 4.5% abv. A weird bitter orange medicinal quality on the finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied, on the light side

Drinkability: Medium to medium-high

Conclusion: Really cool to get a local microbrew in a style that's perfect for summer. Would I buy it again? Meh, it's ok.

BedetheVenerable, Apr 16, 2010
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

jmccullough108, Aug 26, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

EvanWilliams, Jan 20, 2014
Photo of tronester
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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3.5/5  rDev 0%

grumpygerman, Sep 11, 2012
Photo of Vancer
3.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Nice 22oz bomber, no bottling date, does state 4.5%. A very easy on the wallet $3, and after a taste at Randalls in STL from the brewers - very nice of them.

Hazy sunshine yellow, white head that died a bit quick. Subtle aromas of the coriander with a touch of squeezed orange lurking underneath. Not a whole boatload of Belgium yeast in there, but enough to add some kick to the malty base.

For the price, you can't go wrong in picking up a bomber for your cross-over craft brew friends

Vancer, Jun 15, 2008
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

arkansastroy, Jan 13, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

ButtomsUp, May 15, 2012
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3.52/5  rDev +0.6%

ToddHolder, Yesterday at 04:01 AM
Photo of CMW
3.55/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Slightly hazy, straw yellow color with a small and thin white head.

S - Orange peel, passion fruit, and wheat.

T - Lots of interesting fruit flavor. Pineapple, mango, orange, and lemon mix with a bread like wheat flavor.

M - Fairly thin for the style.

D - While I am not a huge fan of witbiers, this is pretty good. The numerous fruit flavor make it drinkable.

CMW, Feb 20, 2011
Photo of EagleTalon
3.61/5  rDev +3.1%
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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Half Wit Wheat from Charleville Vineyard Microbrewery
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