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Belgian Wit (white) - Bethlehem Brew Works

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Belgian Wit (white)
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7 Ratings
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Ratings: 7
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 11.32%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Bethlehem Brew Works visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-12-2005)
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Reviews by erica:
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erica

California

4.38/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Whenever I think of having a Witbier in a brewpub, I think of Montreal. They're damn good at brewing excellent wits. So I was excited to have one a bit (ok, a lot) closer to home this time!

Appearance was average- Very very yellow and completely opaque. More yellow than seemed right actually.. I'm reminded of the Father Ted episode where Ted and Dougal are discussing Preists' Socks, how they're the blackest socks, and how laypeople's black socks are actually very very very very very dark blue. Kinda like with the yellow here. Very very very..etc... yellow. The head was pure bright white, not just very very very very very light tan, and not as fluffy as others I've experienced, more like a dense bubble-bath, that disappeared into just a ring around the glass, leaving random bits of lacing on the glass. When I got to the bottom of the glass, there was a white yeasty residue coating the bottom.. Not too attractive. Also, I was asked if I wanted a lemon- a very nice gesture. I declined but thanked Mike the bartender for asking.

Smell was much better than looks, very citrusy (orange) and spicy and yeasty, on par with a good white beer, you could tell just from smelling it that it would be a good one. It actually smelled almost thick and creamy, there was so much of a bread/yeast character, perhaps a bit like the gooey bottom of an apple pie.. Taste was more of the same, but somehow it tasted more lemony than orangey, even though there's orange in it (i think- I'll have to double check and edit this if necessary) and I said no to the lemon slice (that I know is true). Lots of clove and more sweetish fruit flavors, but really it was a good balance between the slight lemon taste and the sweet fruit and spices. Nothing overpowered anything else.

Mouthfeel was a bit thick and creamy, again, like a gooey pie bottom, but at the same time it had a good amount of carbonation and was pretty fizzy. I don't know how that works, but it did. Drinkability is great, I could drink that all day. There's just so much going on in this one, from flavor to looks to mouthfeel, and it all works out great. Or is that just very very very very very very good...

Serving type: on-tap

09-13-2005 15:21:32 | More by erica
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George2744

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

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hopdog

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the Bethlehem Brew Works.

Poured a medium and cloudy yellow color with an averaged sized white head. Aromas of orange peels, spices and yeast. Tastes of lemons, oranges and spices. It is a passable Wit Beer that I can see drinking on a hot day.

Notes from 10/1/05

Serving type: on-tap

11-24-2008 20:02:13 | More by hopdog
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WesWes

New York

4.33/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Called BBW

The beer pours a hazy pale gold color with a thick frothy white head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is good. It has a fruity pale malt and wheat scent along with citrus notes and coriander. The taste is good as well. It has the perfect wit flavor. It's light, and fruity with just enough spice. It's a great brew for those hot summer days. It has a citrus component that only adds to the refreshment. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a medium bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This ia a well brewed beer that hits the style right on the head. These guys can brew their asses off.

Serving type: on-tap

05-06-2008 13:22:30 | More by WesWes
Belgian Wit (white) from Bethlehem Brew Works
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