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Not Just Another Wit - Mikkeller ApS

Not Just Another WitNot Just Another Wit

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BA SCORE
88
very good

114 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 114
Reviews: 61
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 10.1%


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)
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Kraken

Maryland

4.43/5  rDev +11.9%
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

Serving type: bottle

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

Colorado

4.38/5  rDev +10.6%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

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

Australia

3.8/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

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


3.98/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

first time i had this wit style. the foam definitely stayed and poured an amber brown, smell came out slightly fruity and tasted in the foam as well...but once i got to the beer it was a build up of hops that kick in. not as strong and evident as an ipa but packs a punch with some herb notes and fizzles out on a great honey and sweet taste. i enjoyed it, definitely need one more tasting to do it justice.

Serving type: on-tap

06-06-2012 06:57:47 | More by HopSteppa
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

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

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.

Serving type: on-tap

05-02-2012 17:10:11 | More by BEERchitect
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barczar

Kentucky

3.73/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: on-tap

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

Texas

3.83/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served on-draught into 20cl stemware at the Mikkeller Bar in Copenhagen, Denmark. Reviewed from notes taken in July 2011. The board there listed this as 7.4% ABV, which I trust more than beeradvocate.

A: Pours a one finger head of soft slight cream, fair thickness, and good retention. Colour is a cloudy yellow-gold.

Sm: Orange peel, assorted citrus esters - especially lemon, and light barley. A mild strength aroma.

T: Orange peel esters, lemon, and heavy unexpected bittering hops. Complex and boundary pushing for the style. Built and balanced well.

Mf: Smooth and wet. Complements the style and flavour.

Dr: High ABV (especially for a witbier), very easy to drink, and at a high price point. Worth a go especially if you like the style and want to see it done differently.

Serving type: on-tap

12-20-2011 02:32:25 | More by kojevergas
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JamnesCameron

Illinois

3.3/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Served on tap at Finnegan's in Plainfield, IL. Pours a very clear, pale straw, with a stark white head of about two fingers. Lots of lacing as the head slowly drops.

Aromas of spices, coriander, bitter and sweet orange. No hop aroma to speak of, no real malt aromas. Lemons.

Flavors of spicy lemon, bitter and sweet orange, coriander. Quite bitter for a wit.

Mouthfeel is light, not as creamy as most wits. Good level of carbonation.

Overall, don't quite know what to think. Definitely not your average wit. Not much to identify it as a wit. Not cloudy, too high alcohol.

Serving type: on-tap

06-10-2011 04:03:36 | More by JamnesCameron
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kawilliams81

Yukon (Canada)

3.78/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Bavarian Lodge.

A- hazy dark orange with nice lacing and retention

S- oranges, lemons and some slight bitterness

T- lots of citrus going on here. orange, lemon and some coriander come through at the start. Nice pale hop finish for a wit.

M- light to medium bodied. not real dry and fairly easy to drink

O- this was a decent stronger wit.

Serving type: on-tap

06-10-2011 01:53:45 | More by kawilliams81
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oline73

Maryland

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

I had this on-tap at Max's in Baltimore. It was served in a standard pint glass.

Appearance: This is a cloudy golden/light amber color with one finger of white head that goes away quickly.

Smell: The smell of this beer is quite sharp on the nose. I'm picking up some herbs and sweet fruit notes. The main fruit I'm picking up is tangerine.

Taste: Citrus peel bitterness hits the tongue hard. Again the tangerine sweetness comes through. I'm also picking up some herbs. This is a very unique beer and quite bitter for the style.

Mouthfeel: Medium body and super dry. The carbonation is delicate and on the low side.

Drinkability: I thought that this was a very unique beer. Lots of herbal flavors and citrus peel. I'm glad I got to try it, but I don't know that I would go have another.

Serving type: on-tap

02-27-2011 03:18:01 | More by oline73
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Not Just Another Wit from Mikkeller ApS
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