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Not Just Another Wit - Mikkeller ApS

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Not Just Another WitNot Just Another Wit

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BA SCORE
88
very good

132 Ratings
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Ratings: 132
Reviews: 64
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 10.13%
Wants: 7
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Denmark

Style | ABV
Witbier |  7.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Brewed at De Proef Brouwerij, Lochristi-Hijfte, Belgium.

Ingredients: Water, malt (pale and amber), unmalted wheat, flaked oats, hops (goldings, amarillo, saaz and cascade), spices (orange peel and coriander seeds) and yeast.

(Beer added by: Kraken on 11-07-2008)
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Reviews by barczar:
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barczar

Kentucky

3.73/5  rDev -5.6%

Pours a deep chill hazed golden color with a half finger whitish ivory head that quickly dissipates into a thin sheet of foam.

Initial aroma is grain and wheat, with muted orange and grapefruit, followed by bready malt. Belgian yeast esters of bubble gum and tropical fruit surface as it warms, as well as a rich of phenol.

Flavor is more indicative of the belgian yeast ester profile. Grapefruit and coriander emerge, carried by slightly bready malt and wheat, leading to a slightly bitter and dry finish.

Body leans to the heavy side, with moderate carbonation and a hint of slickness.

Overall, a slightly sweet, yet bitter beer with all the character of belgian yeast and a good balance of malt and fruity hop flavor. Wheat adds a nice complexity. Obviously a bit bitter for the style, and a touch heavy.

04-28-2012 03:02:06 | More by barczar
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Tiernan

Texas

4/5  rDev +1.3%

05-20-2013 03:24:07 | More by Tiernan
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EastBay_Nick

California

3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

07-13-2013 19:29:44 | More by EastBay_Nick
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Mora2000

Texas

4/5  rDev +1.3%

The beer pours a hazy yellow color with a fluffy white head. The aroma is pretty basic with a mix of coriander, orange peel and lemons. The flavor is pithy oranges with coriander and pepper. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. The beer is very soft on the palate. Another good beer from Mikkeller.

06-07-2010 02:03:55 | More by Mora2000
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Kraken

Maryland

4.43/5  rDev +12.2%

Yes First Beer Added!

Picked this bad boy up at the Wine Source in Hamden. As with all Mikkeller products this wasn't cheap. Poured from a corked and caged 1pint 9.4 fl oz bottle into a standard pint glass. Firm pour results in a enormous 5 finger head. One inch of beer five of head. Incredibly dense meringue like head with fantastic lace and retention. Color is a cloudy glowing yellow.

Nose- Hops pop right away, lemon, tangerine, orange. Very floral, notes of clove. I can't get enough of the nose.

Palate- Sticky slightly sweet, reminiscent of 'Draft Bear'. Very well hopped for a Wit, maybe to much so for the style. Nice grapefruit, and lemon zest initially. Very smooth, extremely dense for the style. Clove and perhaps some coriander come through in the mid-palate. Pleasant bitterness to close. Finishes dry, alcohol is very well hidden.

Mouthfeel- Active carbonation, dense, slightly chewy

Drinkability- Very drinkable. Price and alcohol content prohibit consumption of more then one.

Very well done. A well hopped a WIT is very interesting. Almost as if the brewer (bless his creative genius) intended the citric hopping to take the place of citrus fruit, think lemon in Hoegaarden. Seek out

11-07-2008 01:00:20 | More by Kraken
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xdefeatsy

Ohio

4/5  rDev +1.3%

07-17-2013 17:20:30 | More by xdefeatsy
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

3.95/5  rDev 0%

330ml bottle. Picked up at my old downtown wine store haunt, after way too long of an absence. Damned be these lifestyle and career changes!

This beer pours a cloudy medium golden amber colour, with two fingers of puffy, slickly foamy off-white head, which leaves some bicycle chain lace around the glass as it evenly subsides.

It smells of semi-sweet wheat grain, sassy floral, grassy, citrusy hops, lemon pepper, a bit of earthy, spicy coriander, uppity yeast, and a touch of warming alcohol. The taste is more soft, neutered wheat grain, lemon oil, white pepper, confused coriander, smirking settled yeast, muted citrus and grassy hops, and a subtly rising alcohol edge.

The carbonation is lo-fi frothy in nature, the body a lulling medium-light weight, and mostly smooth, as the alcohol just can't seem to help itself in this instance. It finishes with a moderately strong drying trend - the grain gaining a sharp tint, and the spice, hops, and booze colluding as such.

The imperialization of a witbier can go so, so bad, given the inherent delicate aspects of the base style. Here, we get a generally full-flavoured wit, with some extra, somewhat prickly alcohol, though nothing that really detracts from the overall drinkability of this jazzed up offering.

12-31-2012 06:47:00 | More by biboergosum
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GilGarp

Colorado

4.38/5  rDev +10.9%

Served cold into an oversized wine glass at Choice City.

Golden yellow color with good clarity but almost no head.

Aroma is nice and sweet with a hint of lemon.

Flavor is really well done with lemony citrus and strong but pleasant yeast character. Balanced but flavorful, mild but interesting.

Mouthfeel is light in body and perfectly carbonated.

Overall a really enjoyable wit that certainly lives up to its name.

06-11-2012 22:23:26 | More by GilGarp
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cjgator3

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

750ml bottle

A- Bottle poured into a large Duvel tulip glass. Pours a hazy golden orange color with a large off-white head that leaves a good amount of lace around the glass and sticks around with some great retention.

S- The aroma is a little on the faint side but very complex for a Witbier with a lot going on. There is a lot of citrus (orange and lemon peel) along with a good amount of spices and fruit.

T- The taste like the aroma is very complex and features a lot of citrus and spices with some spicy hops in the finish creating a nice spicy and citric hop finish. There's a lot of citrus going on in the taste, I pick up on a lot of orange peel and maybe even some grapefruit. The grapefruit flavors are unique, as they are not the typical grapefruit flavors you pick up in a lot of American IPAs from the hops. It is more of a natural bitter grapefruit flavor that would come from fresh squeezed juice.

M- The mouthfeel is light-medium bodied with a good amount of carbonation.

D- Not Just Another Wit is just what the title suggests... it definitely is not your average Wit. Despite the higher ABV, this beer is still pretty damn drinkable. Highly Recommended.

12-02-2008 04:45:53 | More by cjgator3
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aztraz

Sweden

3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

08-02-2012 21:11:25 | More by aztraz
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nickthetick

Maryland

3.7/5  rDev -6.3%

A: an opaque straw golden color into a duvel tulip; a huge froathy white head that hangs around for a while and leaves a little lacing.

S: strong orange presence and clove. A lot of hop and a little bit of bread like malt.

T: really hoppy and citrusy, taste almost like a DIPA only with clove and coriander thrown in. There is a little bready malt hidden behind citrus flavors. The alcohol is there but not overpowering.

MF: light body and crisp but enough alcohol to be a little warm and not really refreshing; which isn't what I would have expected from this style beer.

D: a good beer but not what I expected from the description or the style. Plus it was hard to find which cuts cut a little on the drink ability.

Bottled 2008

01-14-2011 00:36:19 | More by nickthetick
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marcobrau

Illinois

4.2/5  rDev +6.3%

Wow. This is was an interesting interpretation of the style. Lot of Amarillo hop flavor blending quite well with some of the traditional witbier spices (orange peel and coriander.) Quite a bit darker, perhaps deep gold as opposed to the straw color of traditional wit. Plenty of carbonation made for a persistent foamy head and creamy mouthfeel. A very sunny beer with bright, assertive spice and hop flavors letting the unmalted wheat and oats provide a soft landing for all the other bold flavors in this brew. Stronger than I think it needs to be, but a very tasty beer.

08-01-2011 02:21:54 | More by marcobrau
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GRG1313

California

4/5  rDev +1.3%

04-19-2013 23:58:18 | More by GRG1313
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philipquarles

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -24.1%

75cl bottle. Pours a hazy blonde color with a medium white head. Nice lacing. Smells quite heavily spiced, with a lot of orange peel evident straight away. Unappetizingly sweet. Slight cereal smell. Tastes better than the smell would suggest; the same spices are less dominant here, and a strong hop bitterness distracts from the otherwise sweet character. Actually, the bitterness might even detract a bit--it seems overwhelming and unrefined. The major complaint here, though, is fusel alcohol. Not only in the taste, but as it goes down. Not extremely pleasant. Witbiers are meant to be light, refreshing, and drinkable, and this is none of those things. I know this is "not just another wit", but geeze.

10-30-2009 23:11:08 | More by philipquarles
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CrazyDavros

Australia

3.8/5  rDev -3.8%

Pours hazy pale amber with a large, fading head.
Nose shows piny and grassy hops as well as orange and lemon-like notes. Also some coriander. Quite light.
Flavours include the same orange peel and lemon alongside spicy hops, alcohol and grapefruit.
Nice high carbonation.
The hops and booze definitely dominate this one.

06-11-2012 11:49:47 | More by CrazyDavros
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

3.73/5  rDev -5.6%

Bottle: Poured a hazy light golden yellow color ale with a quite large foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of wheat malt and light spices is overshadowed by some Cascade, Saaz and Amarillo hops. Taste is also very much dominated by citrus notes originating from the Cascade hops and a dry finish from the Saaz hops. Body si full with limited filtration and great carbonation. Interesting experiment that made me realize that I like my Wit without too much hops.

06-12-2009 02:59:09 | More by Phyl21ca
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EgadBananas

Louisiana

4.03/5  rDev +2%

Pours a little on the dark side...more along the lines of Weissebier, but good none the less. The head was massive, white and retention was stellar. Naturally, lacing was triumphant. What sets this Wit apart from the rest (from my experience), is the wondrously floral hop nose. There's also some light spiciness and herbal notes, along with some bready malt characters. The taste consists of more bready malts, equal parts spicy, earth notes, and less on the hoppy side...still nice either way. With a slightly more slick and heavy feeling for a Wit, it definitely leaves a hair more to be desired in the mouthfeel, but nothing off-putting at all, though a lighter, crisper feel would be king. In the end, a great interpretation of the style and a great beer. Mikkeller (recently at least), has been impressing me.

06-22-2011 01:49:14 | More by EgadBananas
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MarkJBurch

New York

4/5  rDev +1.3%

07-06-2013 19:57:40 | More by MarkJBurch
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

4.13/5  rDev +4.6%

Another wrapped and caged gem from mikellar that I had the privilege of being able to try. This one I brought over as I thought it might go quite well with dinner. Served cold and poured into a few tasting glasses along the way, this one was consumed on 10/05/2009.
 
The pour was just as I would have wanted. Light golden amber in color with a nice foamy head of white on top. Rich lacing that just drips down the side of the glass and really coating the entire interior making it almost totally clouded over. Aroma is light, bready malts, hints of light citrus and a touch of spice coming through on the nose right away. Nice balance here as it is no where near to heavy. Light fruit notes now coming forward, peaches maybe, a touch of some light grain as well. Nice clean flavor, does not last long on the tongue, nor is it too terribly heavy. I would have to say it comes off just about right. Nice dry finish with a quick hit of hops and a light tart grape skin like flavor that melts back as quick as it started.
 
Overall pretty darn solid. Not really sure what to make of the style, but I have to admit it was pretty good. Would not mind trying this one again any day.

10-06-2009 17:21:17 | More by mikesgroove
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tommy5

Michigan

4/5  rDev +1.3%

09-13-2013 13:08:47 | More by tommy5
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Bubbles

California

4/5  rDev +1.3%

12-08-2012 21:09:33 | More by Bubbles
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DrBier

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.3%

07-28-2014 01:44:40 | More by DrBier
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salthemonster

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.3%

05-09-2014 00:26:45 | More by salthemonster
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getbehindthemule

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

05-28-2012 11:15:54 | More by getbehindthemule
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bismarksays

Iowa

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

01-15-2013 10:03:27 | More by bismarksays
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Not Just Another Wit from Mikkeller ApS
88 out of 100 based on 132 ratings.