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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

124 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 124
Reviews: 64
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 10.1%
Wants: 6
Gots: 2 | 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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Australia

4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

09-08-2013 08:06:22 | More by Rwalford74
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Ohio

4/5  rDev +1%

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

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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

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4/5  rDev +1%

07-11-2013 21:51:28 | More by WOLFGANG
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New York

4/5  rDev +1%

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

Kentucky

4.01/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a hazy gold with a puffy, creamy whitish head that takes some time to settle. Head retention is great. A moderate amount of whitish lace is present on the sides of the glass.

S: Aromas of fresh herbs, grass, lemon, lime, kumquat, bitter orange, vanilla, wheat bread, spices, and cream are present on the nose.

T: Floral, fruity notes of herbs, grass, coriander, lemon, lime, bitter orange, kumquat, tangerine, and wildflower honey are balanced by notes of cream, vanilla, wheat bread, caramel, and biscuit. The finish is spicy and hoppy with pronounced notes of coriander, lemon, lime, tangerine, kumquat, and herbs.

M: On the lighter side of medium in terms of body, this ale is a bit sappy and sticky in the mouth. Carbonation is delicate, but just firm enough to support the body. Alcohol warmth briefly manifests on the finish, but is decidedly mellow and unobtrusive. Easy to drink for a beer of 8% abv.

O: This is a nicely executed double wit. The heavy hopping gives it a spunky, prickly character. If you are a fan of strong ales at all, then this a beer that is very much worth trying. It definitely is not just another run of the mill witbier and it isn't some half-baked attempt at a double wit either. Very unique.

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2013 18:22:31 | More by mrfrancis
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raffy313

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

06-09-2013 02:37:18 | More by raffy313
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mick303

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330ml bottle. Poured a crisp golden colour, retains quite a haze, with some very nice white head retention and lacing.

Smell has lemon, dry orange, and firm yeast, some definite earthiness, nuts come through and dusty barn floor.

Taste is very fresh, fragrant florals and firm lemon orange citrus bitterness, a solid yeast presence, all very nicely balanced with some of the coriander bringing some solid earthy body. Lemongrass and firm apple. Very tasty.

The higher abv works excellently, not perceptible but lends a fuller feel to this beer with the yeasty creaminess, carbonation is moderate and the beer works very nicely on the palate.

A very nice and interesting wit style. I would definitely have it again. The spices are nicely incorporated and not hidden but add significant depth and complexity to this beer. Not the best beer from Mikkeller but a very nice expression of the wit style and the potential there. Try it.

Serving type: bottle

06-03-2013 22:07:32 | More by mick303
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Tiernan

Texas

4/5  rDev +1%

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

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

05-10-2013 19:43:00 | More by caverog
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Georgia

4/5  rDev +1%

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Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -24.2%

05-05-2013 22:08:52 | More by ejimhof
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New York

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

04-29-2013 02:59:11 | More by vfgccp
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California

4/5  rDev +1%

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

4/5  rDev +1%

04-15-2013 01:37:54 | More by spycow
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Texas

4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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djrn2

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +1%

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Sweden

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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ngeunit1

California

4.16/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Fairly clear golden-orange with a finger of frothy white head. Fades normal.

S - Sweet wheat with pale malts, Belgian yeast, coriander, lemon zest, orange peel, citrus and floral hops.

T - Sweet wheat and pale malts, Belgian yeast, coriander, orange peel, lemon zest, oats, citrus, grassy, and floral hops, some smooth bitterness.

M - Medium bodied, moderate carbonation. Smooth with a dry and spicy finish.

D - Nicely balanced bold witbier. Good level of spices.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2013 03:37:16 | More by ngeunit1
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phishbone23

New York

3/5  rDev -24.2%

01-23-2013 16:14:24 | More by phishbone23
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bismarksays

Iowa

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

3.95/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

12-25-2012 00:20:28 | More by Sunn
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Bubbles

California

4/5  rDev +1%

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

Australia

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

10-29-2012 10:43:06 | More by danieelol
Not Just Another Wit from Mikkeller ApS
88 out of 100 based on 124 ratings.