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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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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Mikkeller reconstructs the essence of classy Belgian witbiers but pushes the power and dryness to heightened strength of 7.4%. Curious to see how the elevated alcohol plays on the palate and whether it interferes with the subtle perfume and soft wheat character.

This "Not Just Another" witbier pours with the most delicate and fragile coloration and foam- very light, canary yellow in color and with a glaze of protein and yeast allow for a diffused glow to permit. Foamy with a cottony-white head that persists and retains very well and in somewhat liquidy fashion- Easily mistaken for Hoegaarden.

Muted and delicate aromas of soft wheat, mild honey, and light starch provide the basic underpinning while spicy aromas run the gamut of coriander, orange peel, perfume, white pepper, light clove, chi tea, lemongrass, and a sparse sprinkle of cumin. Somewhat estery as lemon and apple penetrate the mix for a very inviting and mouthwatering scent.

All those soft malts and decorated spices play delightfully on the palate in most refreshing and soothing flavor combinations. Soft wheat, honeyish caramel, floral flavors, and soft baking breads provide a creamy flavor of starch and powdered sugar that's soon rivaled by the spice and hop additions, led by coriander and curacao. Counterparts of citrusy hops with slight leafy action, lemongrass, and peppery bitterness rise in finish for a balanced and varying taste.

Light bodied throughout, but the early creaminess gives a slight impression of fuller-than-actual feel. The unique Belgianesque carbonation allows for a light prickle on the tongue and expansive airiness to emit. But the carbonation retracts at mid palate and ushers in the refreshing soft wheat and peppery bitterness to dry the beer and offer a semi-powdery finish with a linger of lemon pepper and minty alcohols.

The higher rate of strength exceeds the usual 5% that's exhibited by usual witbiers, but nothing is lost here: Not only does Mikkeller retain the soft supple character that makes standard witbiers so refreshing, but does so with higher hopping rates of American varieties and more experimentation with spice to accompany the assertive alcohol, and without compromising its balance- no easy feat.

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Errr... Probably the darkest witbier I've ever had, a very deep amber hue, almost opaque with sediment and full of plenty of agitated floaties. Head is crackling and full, leaving some stonework lacing down the inside of the glass. Body is very heav, and this together with the opacity means it's an intense looking beer. And a *very* intense looking witbier.

Nose is crisp with a lemony citrus character that you could almost mistake for hops. It has an edge of Belgian acidity to it, almost like a lambic, or the rusticness of brett on the nose. Bright and light, and really rather pleasant.

Taste is again very weird, and really unsuitable for a place in the witbier genre. Here, there's a pleasant light hop bite, and a touch of zingy true lemon or orange rind, that just makes you question whether what you taste really is hops. Nice nutty character from the yeast, and a touch of Belgian esters to round it out. It still has that classic Mikkeller character to my mind (perhaps it's a De Proef character, in reality), which anchors it to something else.

It's not just another wit: in fact, I'd hazard a comment that it's not a wit at all. This is an odd little beer with plenty of citrus and spice, but from all the wrong directions. But Mikkeller, as always, make the weird work for them, and this is a very tasty and enjoyable beer.

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A: poured a hazy golden orange with pale yellow highlights and had a finger of fronthy head leaving lots of lacing sticking to the glass.

S: lots of citrus and spice come out on the aroma with some wheaty, coriander, light hop notes but had lots of malty sweetness for sure.

T: the citrus flavors also dominate the taste alongside, coriander with various other spices, wheat, mild grassy hops accents and a good sweet malty sweetness.

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Not Just Another Wit from Mikkeller ApS
88 out of 100 based on 132 ratings.