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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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3/5  rDev -11%

ejimhof, Dec 25, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -18.4%

brewsadedotcom, Dec 24, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

CBrown3763, Dec 14, 2012
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1.5/5  rDev -55.5%

Damian74Shensky, Dec 08, 2012
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2.93/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

I've been living outside of Philly for a few months now, near Downingtown and Victory, and I have been amazed at the variety of breweries there are out here. One I haven't gotten into yet, is PBC. Walt Wit is my first taste of the brewery:

A- Very cloudy yellow-brown. Almost looks like orange juice. White, creamy-thin head, which dies down to 1/4" before I'm finished. Thick lacing left behind.

S- Typical Wit smell: banana bread with a citrus undertone.

T- Sweet, slight hint of banana, less so than in the smell, bitter citrus bite lingers on the tongue; maybe from the grapefruit peel.

M- Kind of bland. Almost too light, some carbonation, but just rolls through the mouth and down the throat. If it wasn't wet, my mouth probably wouldn't have felt it.

O- This beer is okay. It ranks average on the wheat beer spectrum for me. Nothing really stuck out except the grapefruit bitterness. Mouthfeel was not satisfying. It didn't leave an essence that some beers do. It looks tasty, but it just didn't live up to what I had hoped. Maybe I'll try it in the middle of the summer next time... and hopefully PBC has some better brews. I guess I'll find out.

BWED, Dec 05, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

tommyd313, Dec 02, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

hollywood_15063, Nov 22, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

ncworster, Nov 22, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

nosavingsaccount, Nov 17, 2012
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4/5  rDev +18.7%

Kochka, Nov 17, 2012
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3.48/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into Belgian tulip glass

A: Cloudy gold with a quickly dissipating head

S: Very fruity, flower notes, berry and citrus

T: Tangy and very fruit-heavy. Instant citrus with berry notes and hints of grain. Very sweet, virtually no bitterness, small hop presence

M: A little tangy, not excessively carbonated, light and goes down easily. Very fitting for a white ale

This is a very enjoyable beer. It is smooth, drinkable, and interesting. It's also relatively cheap. If you don't feel like shelling out Duvel doe for the infamous Belgian champion, Walt Wit will do nicely.

nofalltoofar, Nov 10, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Dank26, Nov 09, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

scottytrack, Nov 03, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

rwshelton2, Oct 17, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

SoberPhobic, Oct 16, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

CoCambria, Sep 19, 2012
Photo of dougbassett
3.13/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Philadelphia Brewing Company is a favorite of mine in Philly -- they don't get as much press as other, more famous brewers in the area (such as Yards or Victory) but they consistently make good beers.

Except for this, the weakest beer in their line up. Even so it's not bad, just bog-standard. Pours a nice golden color (albeit with very little head). Has a pleasant, though routine nose of grapefruit peel and spice -- the nose is rather richer than the flavors themselves, though, which wash out to a mild hit of citrus/grapefruit before slipping away to a rather unsatisfactory dry finish. (A surprisingly thin body on this, despite the nose.)

If the beer tasted as good as it smelled I might judge it a little higher. As such, by no means bad, but nothing special or worth going out of your way for.

dougbassett, Sep 16, 2012
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1/5  rDev -70.3%

tmars13, Aug 21, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -25.8%

Mark5252, Aug 03, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +33.5%

Renegade88, Jul 25, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Rickyd, Jul 23, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +33.5%

Brewgreg, Jul 21, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

GiantMidget, Jul 21, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

IPAchris, Jul 06, 2012
Photo of Alkey
3.33/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured a hazy pale orange color with very little head. Aroma had a bit of tropical fruit. Taste was weak but had some orange and grapefruit peel, lots of carbonation, finished clean. Overall I thought it to be very easy to drink but lacked depth to make me want to come back and purchase again.

Alkey, Jul 06, 2012
Walt Wit from Philadelphia Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 283 ratings.