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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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88
very good

133 Ratings
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Ratings: 133
Reviews: 64
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 10.13%
Wants: 8
Gots: 4 | 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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Ratings: 133 | Reviews: 64 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of corby112
5/5  rDev +26.6%

corby112, Nov 22, 2011
Photo of trojankeg
5/5  rDev +26.6%

trojankeg, Dec 17, 2011
Photo of bluesplit63
5/5  rDev +26.6%

bluesplit63, Dec 05, 2011
Photo of blibby05
4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

blibby05, Jun 17, 2012
Photo of DanK4
4.7/5  rDev +19%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Delicious. A fantastic witbier in my opinion. Had all the right smell and taste notes I like in a witbier without being overly fruity or bogged out by by a lack of flavor. Poured into an Allagash flute with a good 2 finger white head on it that hung around for a minute or two then dissapated, but had wonderful lacing. Te aroma was a nice mixture of citrus (orange mainly, but a touch of grapefruit and lemon), cardamom, and a banana note with some allspice in the mix. The taste is what really sold me on this beer though, I am a huge fan of wit's and have been looking for another great besides Allagash and St. Bernardus and this one hit the nail on the head. I was floored, and it was a perfect accompaniment to my stir-fry I loaded with Sriracha. It had a body to it, not feeling light but it wasn't overbearing and thick. The mouthfeel was just right and left a nice banana and orange aftertaste. Not alcohol bite and no funky warming taste, just pure delicious wit. A definite recommendation.

DanK4, Feb 06, 2012
Photo of Rwalford74
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

Rwalford74, Sep 08, 2013
Photo of PalaniRajan
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

PalaniRajan, Apr 11, 2013
Photo of Daemose
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

Daemose, Sep 08, 2012
Photo of Mgmcewen
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

Mgmcewen, May 22, 2012
Photo of Rickythejeweler
4.48/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Golden yellow, one finger foamy white head, decent lacing.

S - Yeast, lemon, orange, pleasant combonation of fruity/spicy/bitter hops.

T - Orange rind, spicy hops, lemon zest, coriander, tropical fruits, light dry wheat finish.

M - Medium-full body, moderate carbonation, slightly creamy.

O - This is my favorite wit, the complexity cannot be matched and the name rings true!

Rickythejeweler, Mar 13, 2012
Photo of GbVDave
4.47/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a black foil wrapped, corked, and caged 750ml bottle into a Struise tulip.

Bottled 2008

A: Pours a hazy golden hue with some (initially) active carbonation. Capping this is a full three fingers of sticky, meringue-like head that leaves quite a bit of lace in the glass. Head retention is excellent.

S: Strong aromas of cut grass with a chaser of dirty yeast. Following this is a plethora of citrus; grapefruit, clementines, orange peel, tangerine, and a touch of lemon rind. Also encountered some cardamom, dry & toasty malt, and white pepper.

T: See above. Grassy, green hops and dirt blended, expertly, with the aforementioned citrus and spices. Tastes like fresh squeezed tangerine, grapefruit, and clementines splayed over a healthy dose of toasty malt and peppery spices.

M: Peppery with an awesome oilyness that plasters itself to every square inch of the inside of my mouth. The finish smacks of spicy white pepper and resinous hops.

D: Wow! Totally not what I expected. I had a hard time detecting any of the supposed 8% abv. Can this be considered an "Imperial" Witbier? Who cares! Whatever it is it's awesome.

GbVDave, Jan 17, 2009
Photo of AlexTheAleMan
4.47/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 1 pt 9.4 oz corked bottle into a "German style" pint glass with a handle.

Deep golden yellow color. At first it was very clear, but on the second pour a bit of yeast came along to give it that nice cloudy appearance.

Smells very fruity. A bit of honey on the front with clove and slightly metalic/fruity/earthy hop aromas coming afterwards. There is a distinct orange smell to it along with some tea bag aromas.

This is a tasty brew. Honey suckle hits you right away but gives way to some spicy christmasy flavors of clove and orange that are accompanied by a slightly bitter, earthy hoppiness. There is a slight hint of banana and some almost raspberry like notes here. The aftertaste is very enjoyable with tea like aromas coming ending in a light pear flavored taste.

The beer is pretty light in mouthfeel for its high abv. It does a good job of coating the entire mouth with flavor and has no weak spots (lots of flavor from when you sip it til about 30 seconds afterwards).

Over all I like the beer a lot (even though it is not all that true to its style), the price point is a bit too high though...

AlexTheAleMan, Sep 02, 2011
Photo of Kraken
4.43/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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

Kraken, Nov 07, 2008
Photo of rarbring
4.43/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The beverage is clouded amber with yellow hints, a white head with almost no lacing but some curtains.

The smell is intensely of oranges, sweet and bitter ones, and coriander.

The taste has a sweet fruity start, then freshly squeezed orange juice with a dash of ripe lemons, the coriander spiciness is balancing, and with a slight alcoholic touch Curaçao comes to mind. A nice bitter ending.

Medium low carbonation, soft and refreshing, a dry finish.

A nice "extended" wit. Tasted at a beer sampling at De Klomp, Linköping, Sweden.

rarbring, Mar 12, 2011
Photo of sprat1960
4.41/5  rDev +11.6%
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.

sprat1960, Jun 02, 2014
Photo of GilGarp
4.38/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

GilGarp, Jun 11, 2012
Photo of Georgiabeer
4.35/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

An Imperial Wit, if you will. I really liked this beer, and I really like the beers in general from trhis brewer. This one poured a nice hazy dark golden that glowed in the light with a fine white head. Smells citrusy with orange and spicy with coriander and maybe white pepper. A touch of pineiness as well. The taste is also quite spicy and citrusy. A nice pine and herbal bite develops along with a very slight sweet maltiness. The coriander works well to complement these flavors. A bit on the prickly side in the mouth, but not so much that it detracts appreciably from the beer. Very good, and an interesting take on the style.

Georgiabeer, Jul 31, 2009
Photo of dcmchew
4.35/5  rDev +10.1%
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.

dcmchew, Mar 29, 2014
Photo of HombreWing
4.33/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A tulip glass 750ml corked bottle
A gift from a great friend

Eyes: Visually effervescent, orange malt broth, only slightly hazy. Huge billowing head...beautiful lace

Nose: citrusy ...orange, slight corriander, lemony hoppy so aromatically delightful.

Tongue: spices and hops and bitterness overall ..some malt inter-dispersed along the heavily spiced and hoppy way. As said previously this is crossing into Belgian IPA territory. This is a beer that can culinarily take on the foods traditional IPA's should be drank with.

Texture: not thin but not medium bodied for sure. A body for every occasion esp since the 8% will warm you in winter months

Overall Experience : If I can afford it I will buy more of these as it is a beautiful hybrid of some great styles

HombreWing, Nov 25, 2008
Photo of ckeegan04
4.3/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Hazy golden orange with a thick, chunky white head. Excellent retention and big chunks of foam left on the glass.

S - A very intriguing nose for a Wit. Lots of orange and lemon in the nose with the faintest hint of spice underneath. Not a usual wit aroma at all.

T - Rather tart initially before a big blast of ornage peel and lemon come in. A faint wheat chewiness underneath with a little bit of the usual banana taste as wel. A very hop forward Wit and very enjoyable.

M/D - Medium bodied and very chewy. Well carbonated as well. A very interesting brew to say the least.

ckeegan04, Jan 26, 2009
Photo of ryanonline
4.3/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

pours a hazy golden orange with a rocky think white head, nice lacing.

smells like sort of a combination of a witbier and an ipa. piney and orangey with a wee bit of coriander.

taste is very similar, but i sense sort of a caramel malt flavor.

slightly oily with a lot of foam. slightly creamy.

really light despite its foamy mouthfeel. light-medium body and very easy on the palate while still being very flavorful.

yummy beer, it really is not just another wit. very hoppy and delicious.

ryanonline, Mar 02, 2010
Photo of popery
4.29/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a nice bright gold color. The liquid is moderately hazy. Surprisingly, on the less hazy side for the style. Big white head. Lots of fine foam. Excellent retention and lots of lacing. Really nice looking stuff. The aroma is bright and fresh with wheat and hops. Bready malt with lots of wheat flavor. Pineapple, lemon and grass from the hops. It's definitely more hop forward than most wits with some nice fruit flavor. Mangoes, peaches, limes. All quite gentle and sweet. Lots of wheat flavor in the taste, as well. The hops similarly bring their fruitiness over to the taste, but it's more citric. More lime than anything. Mild bitterness. Hoppy finish. Effervescent carbonation. It's very carbonated, but it's creamy, rather than prickly. Very soft feel. Tasty stuff. This is one of the best wits around.

popery, Jul 12, 2014
Photo of drink1121
4.28/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy bright orange. with a thick creamy head.
Smells like wheat malt with some orange spice, a little ester with some hotness at the end.
T-Hot up front. Ok, a little hot up front. Wheaty malt, spicy orrange peel.
M-Creamy goodness with light carbonation, perfect for the beer.

D-For an 8% Wit, its great. Good beer.

drink1121, Dec 24, 2009
Photo of cjgator3
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

cjgator3, Dec 02, 2008
Photo of bismarksays
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

bismarksays, Jan 15, 2013
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Not Just Another Wit from Mikkeller ApS
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