1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Not Just Another Wit - Mikkeller ApS

Not Rated.
Not Just Another WitNot Just Another Wit

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
88
very good

123 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 123
Reviews: 63
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 10.1%
Wants: 6
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Mikkeller ApS visit their website
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)
View: Beers (267) |  Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 123 | Reviews: 63 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by mwilbur:
Photo of mwilbur
mwilbur

Minnesota

3.68/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 750 mL bottle into shaker pint glass.
A: Pours a moderately hazy lemon yellow with high carbonation producing a 3 inch thick bubbly white head. Good retention and lacing.
S: Nice lemon citrus hops, belgian spice, and hints of orange and white pepper.
T: Sweet and clear lemon hops, belgian spice, orange zest, grapefruit, and white pepper. Lacks the typical bite of a wit and in its place lies dry and slightly earthy hops. Interesting.
M: Clean, smooth, and slightly sweet. Nice carbonation effervescence. Moderately dry with a slightly bitter hop finish.
D: Not your typical take on a wit...wait a minute...yup, that's what the beer told you right off the bat. An interesting and refreshing brew. Solid...just not stupendous. I do like the creativity which is a hallmark of Mikkeller.

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2012 04:28:08 | More by mwilbur
More User Reviews:
Photo of kylehay2004
kylehay2004

Florida

4/5  rDev +1%

07-02-2014 02:46:06 | More by kylehay2004
Photo of Stinkypuss
Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

4.06/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a medium gold color with a white soapy head and plenty of lacing. Good clarity and a pristine looking beer. The aroma is fruity and hoppy with some herbal notes and well as a bit tropical. Dusty wheat also factors in.

The flavor is piney and resinous, grapefruit zest both from hops and dried peel additions. Wheat malt adds a damp hay and faint cotton candy note. Mild acidity from hops and citrus. Even balance but definitely citrusy.

Medium to full body with a high carbonation. Overall, this is a sophisticated Belgian wit worthy of imbibing anytime.

Serving type: bottle

06-25-2014 01:22:58 | More by Stinkypuss
Photo of n00blar
n00blar

Maryland

4/5  rDev +1%

06-13-2014 01:06:34 | More by n00blar
Photo of Domvan
Domvan

Texas

3/5  rDev -24.2%

06-13-2014 00:47:32 | More by Domvan
Photo of Camjmorton
Camjmorton

Arizona

4/5  rDev +1%

06-02-2014 05:25:56 | More by Camjmorton
Photo of sprat1960
sprat1960

Massachusetts

4.41/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Golden color, with huge creamy white head the persisted. Belgium double, wheat beer type smell with slight citrus and spicy smell. Delicious taste; smooth wheaty taste with slight citrus and spice and a mild hoppy finish. Medium body with lots of medium carbonation. Overall I found this to a be a delicious beer. Left me wanting more.

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2014 01:58:07 | More by sprat1960
Photo of kjkinsey
kjkinsey

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

05-31-2014 00:53:24 | More by kjkinsey
Photo of rolltide8425
rolltide8425

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1%

05-18-2014 19:58:44 | More by rolltide8425
Photo of salthemonster
salthemonster

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1%

05-09-2014 00:26:45 | More by salthemonster
Photo of dcmchew
dcmchew

Romania

4.35/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours cloudy golden with a huge (!) foamy heady. Good retention, lots of sticky lace afterwards.
There's a pineapple on the label and that's the first thing i smell. Grass and field herbs too, green hay, lime, citrus peel and spices. Sure, the hops give off most of that, but there is a certain witbier feel to it, so i'm not screaming "hop bomb" yet.
Still not screaming it. Nice citrus peel and juice, with tasty lime, tangerines and grapefruit, faint tropical notes too (kumquats?). Spicy Belgian yeasts go hand in hand with herbs, nice coriander, white pepper, faint lemongrass and mint, floral notes, faint clove. Feels more exotic rather than soapy. Wheat, wet hay and barnyard dry up the finish, mildly bitter. Tasty hops lingering.
Yeasty body, prickly carbonated at first, then rather creamy and chunky. Fits nicely.
I'm happy this turned out to be an almost perfect craft. Not the most expensive Mikkeller, but probably better than most of those. Great hoppy wit.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2014 06:53:45 | More by dcmchew
Photo of GPHarris
GPHarris

Alabama

3.89/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a - poured a three-fingers thick fluffy, off-white head into a tulip glass that left great lacing throughout. body was bright golden.
s - light lemon, grainy, with a slightly spicy aroma.
t - belgian flavors, grainy, light lemon flavor.
m - smooth, creamy with a dry finish.
o - enjoyable and interesting profile.

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2014 15:25:05 | More by GPHarris
Photo of afsdan
afsdan

Colorado

4/5  rDev +1%

03-21-2014 03:51:47 | More by afsdan
Photo of Poupae
Poupae

Thailand

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

02-16-2014 07:41:16 | More by Poupae
Photo of Carl_R
Carl_R

Oklahoma

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

01-26-2014 04:05:34 | More by Carl_R
Photo of OgreSanchez
OgreSanchez

Texas

3/5  rDev -24.2%

01-08-2014 01:26:41 | More by OgreSanchez
Photo of rogerdandy
rogerdandy

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +1%

12-10-2013 23:33:10 | More by rogerdandy
Photo of vermilcj
vermilcj

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

11-30-2013 21:59:11 | More by vermilcj
Photo of Sorachi
Sorachi

Hong Kong

3.6/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Tried this beer on tap:

PROS:
- Belgian white, with strong similarity notes of the famous commercial Dutch beer Hoegaarden.
- With distinctive flavours and after taste.

CONS:
- No body, poor mouth feel for a wheat beer.

Not the best beer of the Mikkeller ApS Range.

Serving type: on-tap

11-17-2013 07:56:53 | More by Sorachi
Photo of kevindp9
kevindp9

Arizona

4/5  rDev +1%

11-16-2013 18:06:23 | More by kevindp9
Photo of baconmcnuggets
baconmcnuggets

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

11-14-2013 16:26:37 | More by baconmcnuggets
Photo of SteeleWright
SteeleWright

Texas

4/5  rDev +1%

11-14-2013 01:01:16 | More by SteeleWright
Photo of Fcolle2
Fcolle2

Illinois

4.06/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours hazy golden in color with a big 2 finger fluffy white head. Head has great retention and leaves a fair amount of lacing around the glass

Smell has some lemon rind like fruity esters forward wild some mild hints of Vinegar. There is a nice mild sweet grainy malt aromas before a few spices come in on the back end.

Taste has some Belgian spicy phenols forward, mainly coriander and peppercorn. Some light lemon esters are also present however Not a whole lot of vinegar or sour shows up relative to the aroma. This keeps it mild and drinkable. Some nice grainy and straw like malt come through midway through the sip before a mild hop bitterness and more lemon rind on the exhale.

Mouthfeel is good, moderate carbonation with a sticky feel keeps this nice and fizzy but soft due to the sticky body. Not a whole lot of hop bitterness but there is a good spicy dry Belgian finish.

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2013 01:33:39 | More by Fcolle2
Photo of PeterVesti
PeterVesti

China

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

09-28-2013 15:10:58 | More by PeterVesti
Photo of tommy5
tommy5

Michigan

4/5  rDev +1%

09-13-2013 13:08:47 | More by tommy5
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Not Just Another Wit from Mikkeller ApS
88 out of 100 based on 123 ratings.