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Walt Wit - Philadelphia Brewing Company

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Ratings: 283
Reviews: 125
rAvg: 3.37
pDev: 15.73%
Wants: 4
Gots: 18 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Philadelphia Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  4.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ROMER79 on 03-30-2008)
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1/5  rDev -70.3%

tmars13, Aug 21, 2012
Photo of kb199
1.4/5  rDev -58.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Not at all what I expected. I am normally a fan of Philly-area brews, but this was truly outside the pale. Pours a cloudy yellow color, minimum head and retention. The taste was way too sour, and had none of the banana and clove softness normally associated with witbiers. Overall, a terrible brew that does the brewery a disservice.

kb199, Nov 27, 2008
Photo of Damian74Shensky
1.5/5  rDev -55.5%

Damian74Shensky, Dec 08, 2012
Photo of slimntubbs
1.5/5  rDev -55.5%

slimntubbs, Jan 30, 2012
Photo of HarmonMW
1.5/5  rDev -55.5%

HarmonMW, Feb 11, 2012
Photo of Mojoman8561
1.58/5  rDev -53.1%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

-L- Very Pale yellow. Little cloudy. Light head that disipated very quickly.

-S- Like the scent of a thousand Grapefruits. So strong my wife could not get it by her nose to even drink this.

-T- There is that grapefruit again. No after taste what-so-ever. Sour.

-F- So light it felt like seltzar water in my mouth.

-D- Not impressed. The grapefruit is not my taste and by far not the best White Ale I have ever had. I don't think I will be going down the Walt Wit road again.

Mojoman8561, Feb 05, 2010
Photo of biercycle
2/5  rDev -40.7%

biercycle, Apr 09, 2012
Photo of corby112
2.35/5  rDev -30.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a golden yellow color with a foamy white head that quickly fades into a slight lacing. Citrus aroma with not much else of notice. Very bland and unimpressive take on this style. Nothing about the flavor stands out or is very refreshing. Anoither dissapointing offering from a brewery that I had high expectations for.

corby112, Nov 27, 2008
Photo of JasonONeill
2.5/5  rDev -25.8%

JasonONeill, Mar 01, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -25.8%

Thirsty2383, Jun 06, 2012
Photo of greyghost86
2.5/5  rDev -25.8%

greyghost86, May 27, 2014
Photo of Beerchaeology
2.5/5  rDev -25.8%

Beerchaeology, Mar 26, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -25.8%

racingkenny14, May 29, 2014
Photo of jaltland
2.5/5  rDev -25.8%

jaltland, Dec 22, 2011
Photo of Jason1337
2.5/5  rDev -25.8%

Jason1337, Apr 26, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -25.8%

HRamz3, Sep 03, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -25.8%

Mark5252, Aug 03, 2012
Photo of Chinon01
2.6/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A - The appearance is attractive hazy wheaty semi opaque. Decent lacing.

S - Smell is solid Wit herbs phenolics nice.

T - The taste however is weak and mostly grainy tasting. That graininess obscures any real Wit flavor suggested by the nose. Some tartness come through in the finish.

M - There is little layeredness in the mouthfeel that you would expect from a Wit.

D - The drinkability is good because, well there isn't much there. A very simple beer.

Chinon01, Aug 03, 2008
Photo of TheFightfan1
2.63/5  rDev -22%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

This looked very good poured into a pilsner glass.Cloudy pale yellow with a thick white heading. Lacing all down the glass.

Smell is very much of Chamomile and very citrusy smell of oranges. A nice kick in the mouth of spice to top it off.

Taste is about same very high in Chamomile and spices. Slight sting of citrus hops on the backend.

Mouth is very watery and week extremly light bodied with no carbonation.

Drink is high but after a while you would get sick of the spicey taste.

A decent drink but I probably wouldn't buy it again.

TheFightfan1, Mar 21, 2009
Photo of gciccarelli
2.68/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

12oz bottle into pint glass.

A - Pours a straw yellow, very clear. 1 finger white head that quickly dissipates and is not very visually appealing - not fluffy or creamy at all.

S - Smells of yeast, citrus. Not overly pungent.

T - Very bland. Slight sweetness, but quickly fades to sour. Not really much going on - disappointing.

M - Light body, very large amount of carbonation. Too much carbonation IMO.

D - An unoffensive beer, but the carbonation is not very pleasant. An average score.

A disappointing beer from an otherwise decent brewery. Not really much worth checking out. One of the rare times I actually would prefer the slice of lemon or orange in the beer to at least give it some flavor...

gciccarelli, Jan 02, 2009
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2.7/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

12 oz bottle poured into pilsner glass. The last of the four new Philly beers for me to try.

A: Pale gold, thin off white head. Pretty light.

N: Pretty good aroma of banana peels. Yeasty.

T: Dough and sweet citrus. Perhaps a little biting on the spice, a little too much in the recipe I would think. 1st beer Ive ever had they tasted like they cracked fresh pepper into. Odd.

M: The spiciness is out of character here and not as crisp as you would like. The lime taste and spice flavors just dont meld well.

D: Extremely light, somewhat refreshing. Many other better wheats out there to be had. Clearly my least favorite of the four of the new offerings from this brewery.

Not offensive but surely not a staple.

marcpal, May 21, 2008
Photo of biophiliadude
2.73/5  rDev -19%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Bottle to pint.

A: Orange, cloudy, 3/4 inch head. Layers of lacing.

S: Orange and "beer"/ traditoinal lager. Vegetables.

T: Orange, orange spice, water, lager, bread.

F: smooth

D: Fruit smell overpowers everything. Hard to drink, unlike more witbiers I've had that are overall refreshing. A lot of missed smells and tastes here, too much going on.

biophiliadude, Nov 17, 2009
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2.75/5  rDev -18.4%

JTO_Read_PA, Jun 26, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -18.4%

brez8791, Apr 09, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -18.4%

ejeitner, Nov 10, 2013
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Walt Wit from Philadelphia Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 283 ratings.