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Double Wit - Great Divide Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

95 Ratings
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Ratings: 95
Reviews: 64
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 9.33%
Wants: 12
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Great Divide Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  8.10% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Mebuzzard on 05-30-2009)
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

aliving1, Jan 03, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

pixieskid, Dec 18, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

dannyfrost, Dec 16, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

djrn2, Dec 06, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

HopStoopid120, Dec 04, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

whallgren, Dec 04, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

JAHMUR, Nov 20, 2011
Photo of brandoman63
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

brandoman63, Nov 20, 2011
Photo of lakersfan16
4/5  rDev +3.6%

lakersfan16, Nov 19, 2011
Photo of MTNboy
4.33/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The body was a nice brass color with a lot of sediment. There is a lot of foam and head too. Overall, I would say it was good looking beer. The aroma is very spicy and I am not sure if that is from the hops, yeast or coriander. Maybe it is the combination of all. The flavor is also very spicy. It is odd because in most wits that I try I taste the orange first then spice but this one is the opposite. The head and lace maintain their present throughout the session

MTNboy, Aug 07, 2011
Photo of Cyberkedi
3.7/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Be careful when you open this - the sample I got foamed as though doing so would help the Cubs finally win the World Series again. It pours a clear sunny yellow with a VERY thick white head that leaves some decent lacing. Aroma is not strong, but is fruity and malty with a bit of sweetness, inviting a taste. Flavor is malty, fruity, grassy and just a little sweet, rather enjoyable. Texture is smooth and a bit fizzy, leaving a sweet and herby finish. If this isn't Great Divide's best, it is still worthy of at least a try.

Cyberkedi, Jul 30, 2011
Photo of brentk56
4.22/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a slightly hazy golden color capped by a rocky meringue that leaves a few clumps behind

Smell: Wheat bread, coriander, orange peel and a hint of vanilla

Taste: Tangy wheat bread, coriander and orange peel, up front, with a bit of alcohol arriving at mid-palate; pear, nuts and vanilla appear, after the swallow, with a lingering sweetness in the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation

Overall: Interesting flavor profile (and has matured nicely - brewed on 6/9/10) and about as good as it gets for a double wit, but not something I really would want to re-visit

brentk56, Apr 29, 2011
Photo of Beer4Baltimore
3.93/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

- from notes
22 oz bottle
A - cloudy golden yellow
S - mild sweet wheat with no hops but some spice
T - tastes follows smell with wheats, malts, and probably some coriander. Little if any hops.
M - feels a little thick in line with the cloudiness.
D - absolutely drinkable, I had to check again to make sure it was a 22 because it went down more like a 12.

Beer4Baltimore, Mar 29, 2011
Photo of clayrock81
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a golden body with a good sized head with nice lacing. A spicy clove with citric hop aroma as well as a touch of wheat twang and hint of sweetness. Smooth, creamy, lighter-bodied with a lemony-citric taste as well a good clove spice element. More fruit tastes like pear and apple (possibly white grape) than normally found in a wit and the sweet sugary tastes I'm getting are strong and sticky. Finishes crisp thanks to clove and sharp carbonation. This is a graet interpretation of a wit with a little extra mixed in and the ABV is well-hidden. This is must-try for those who like wits and are into light Belgian ales.

clayrock81, Nov 22, 2010
Photo of siradmiralnelson
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 22oz bottle into Tulip.

A. 1+ finger head. Decent retention. Decent lacing. Color is a golden yellow.

S. Smell is malty. Interesting spicy lemony aroma. Yeast. Coriander. Nice balanced aroma.

T. Taste is pretty spicy. Nice coriander flavor. A little white grape flavor. Sweet malt balances against the spice. Not really any hops to speak of.

M. Medium bodied. Medium carbonation. Finishes fairly dry.

D. Very drinkable. This is one of my favorite styles. This is a good example. It is lacking some of the complexity of yeast flavors that others impart. Goes down pretty easy.

siradmiralnelson, Nov 12, 2010
Photo of cjgator3
4.05/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22oz bottle

A- Pours a beautiful based whitish golden yellow color with a nice off-white head.

S- The aroma is very nice! There is some wheat, a lot of citrus (lemon and orange) and some spices (coriander). 
 
T- The taste like the aroma is wheat malt up front with some sweetness up front as well. Some citrus and spices bring up the finish with a yeasty finish. 

M- The mouthfeel is somewhere between light and medium bodied with a good amount if carbonation.

D- Overall, this is a very enjoyable beer. It takes everything I love in a good Wit and kicks it up a couple notches.

cjgator3, Nov 02, 2010
Photo of katan
4.1/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22 oz into a pint

A - Pours a bright golden clear - almost sparkling. Very clear, not hazy as one would expect with the witbier style. Strong head formation, bright white.

S - Fruity, sweet - some orange peel as well some grainy wheat notes as well. I detect some alcohol heat.

T - Starts off with a light sweetness, some wheat grainy background is also present. Midstream gets more fruity, estery. Finishes with a strong hit of alcohol warmth and lots of spicy coriander. Extremely smooth.

M - Very thick and creamy, sticky. Also quite "hot" from the alcohol. Carbonation is only lightly present - certainly below the style, but does give some airy notes to the beer.

D - Moderate to perhaps scary drinkable. This ABV would sneak up on you quickly. At times filling due to its full bodied nature - lots of unfermentables.

As all double-wits do, this one reminds me of a tripel. The esters are present and under control. The relatively low amounts of wheat flavors probably matches an under pilsnered tripel.

katan, Oct 31, 2010
Photo of beer2day
3.4/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Light lemon gold pour with very little head. No lacing.

Nose is surprisingly weak for an impy style. Some spices, but not that noticeable. Bit of honey and mead.

Hits with honey sweetness. Some spiciness and a little pepper heat. gets sweet again in the finish.

Feel is thicker than anticipated. Syrupy.

One and done. ABV not terribly noticeable.

beer2day, Oct 16, 2010
Photo of billab914
3.83/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 22oz bottle into my Stone imperial pint glass. It poured a hazy, pale gold color with a thin white lacing for a head. The head faded to a thin ring and left just a bit of lacing on the glass.

The aroma has wheat malt with some lemon and coriander citrus to it and a moderate banana and clove flavor. Pretty nice and flavorful aroma for the style.

The taste starts out showing some sweeter, wheat malt and citrus flavors. The clove like spice starts to come through towards the finish. A little banana is present throughout it as well. Some alcohol just starts to peek through. Pretty good flavors for the style even for the boosted alcohol content.

The mouthfeel is a little heavy for the style but was expected due to the abv. Carbonation is also pretty moderate for the style. Drinkability is pretty good, it had some nice Wit flavors to it and was a pretty easy drinking beer. I'm not sure I would want my Wit beers to have this much alcohol very often overall though, even if it is pretty well hidden. A good beer overall though.

billab914, Oct 13, 2010
Photo of smakawhat
4.33/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance, a gorgeous golden slight opaque color with tight bubbles on the head. Head sticks around

Smell, sweet, slight honey, noticeable whiff of cardamom

great body in the mouth, chewy, bold, tastes of cream, cardamom, bread, great finish. Not too sugary sweet either in taste.

Highly drinkable, with or without food.

smakawhat, Oct 13, 2010
Photo of kshankar
4.22/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours hazy and golden..thick foam with good retention.

Aroma is citrusy, yeasty, wheaty. There is also the spice profile..cloves, coriander. Banana as well.

Taste follows the aroma, and its basically an amped up regular wit. Stronger flavor profiles, particularly in the spices. Very well done.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and intensely creamy. This is one rich witbier. Drinkability is high, could easily work as a dessert for me, in a way.

kshankar, Oct 06, 2010
Photo of stephens101
4.2/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy gold in color with an abundance of off-white froth. Retention is great with large chunks of residual lace. Smells of light fruits (peaches/pears) and sweet malts. A hint of hops exists in the very back. Tastes of vanilla, apples, coriander, slight hops, sweet bread and diacetyls in the middle. Has a medium mouth-feel with a creamy middle and little to no alcohol heat. One of the best Double Wits I've tried.

stephens101, Sep 27, 2010
Photo of chickenflea
3.85/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle - 6.99 Total Wine in Orlando, Florida. Appearance: Pours out a cloudy, straw-colored body with a large, lusciously foamy, white head. Smell: Aromatic nose of apricot with characteristic Begian yeast notes. The usual suspects are all here to a lesser degree: banana, coriander and bitter orange peel. Taste: overwhelmingly malty. (Duh, it's a double, Einstein.) Secondary tastes are tanginess at first blending into a white pepper and corriander with other spices like cinnamon, clove and alspice. Spicy pleasant aftertaste. This is not a beer to drink quickly. Doing so spoils the amazingly long and luscious finish. Mouthfeel: Medium. Average carbonation.Creamy mouthfeel. Drinkability: Very good, however it must be drunk slow to enjoy. Pounding this beer down quickly short-circuits all the best parts of the experience: its complexity and finish.

chickenflea, Aug 21, 2010
Photo of JEdmund
4.13/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Looks standard for a wit--hazy bright yellow with a fat white cap. Doesn't even smell like a ramped up version, though it does hint at a substantial malt and wheat flavor. Has that characteristic spice smell too. Oh yeah on the flavor... Pretty hefty hit of Belgian wheat flavors coming at me. It seems right on point for flavors, but they're all running at "11". Also, the body is quite a bit thicker than a regular wheat. The coriander flavor is really coming through pretty strong, especially in the finish; it mixes nicely with the curacao bitterness. I like it, and I really wasn't anticipating that I would very much. Fairly easy drinking for a big beer.

JEdmund, Aug 20, 2010
Photo of Bonis
4.22/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Pours a semi-cloudy golden color from a bomber into my large hefe glass. Head is huge and sticks around, leaves a lot of lacing all the way down to the bottom.

Nose - Yeast, wheat, bananas and citrus, coriander and cloves. Smells like a spot on Witbier.

Taste - Sweet fruits, orange & honey, and intense spices. I get some of everything from the nose. More on the malty side but definitely can taste some citrus hops. Very little alcohol. This tastes pretty darn good.

Mouthfeel - Medium carbonation tingles the roof of the mouth through the swallow. Crisp, dry, and refreshing on the back end.

Drinkability - Wouldn't have more than one in a night, but definitely a beer I'll seek out again. This one had me feeling the alcohol about 12 oz. into it. A fairly easy one to drink overall.

Bonis, Aug 16, 2010
Double Wit from Great Divide Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 95 ratings.