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Steelgaarden Wit - Bethlehem Brew Works

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Ratings: 39
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.42
pDev: 15.2%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Bethlehem Brew Works visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: tempest on 11-17-2007)
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Photo of microbrewlover
4.56/5  rDev +33.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This brew pours an opaque orange color with a two finger head and moderate lacing. (Good lacing for a wheat beer). Moderate carbonation

The smell is straw, wet hay, wheat, coriander, orange and lemon. Maybe a tiny bit of apple and pear with a hint of banana.

The taste is wheat, with orange peel, lemongrass and light, sweet malts. There is also a hint of apple and banana. There is the slightest hint of floral and citrus hops on the back end a just a little hop oil remains on the tongue after swallowing.

The mouthfeel is crisp and cracker like. Not too thin and not too thick, a little oily as well.

Overall, this is a very good wheat beer. It does what a wheat beer should; be light, sweet, refreshing and sessionable. I think I could drink a half-dozen of these.

microbrewlover, May 30, 2014
Photo of Hojaminbag
4.3/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at the Brew-pub, Allentown location.

Served with an orange slice garnish that I have no use for. Cloudy, hazy, yellow body with a small white head that leaves a few islands of head.

Smells of citrus, that wheat twang, and coriander.

I'm not sure if this is supposed to be a hoegaarden clone of sorts, or just their version of a wit. Either way, I like this one better than Hoegaarden. It could just be the freshness, but this is definitely a tasty beer. A good wheat twang some mixes with some coriander and other herbal notes. Big citrus flavor in the finish.

Slightly creamy, moderate carbonation.

This stuff is refreshing and pretty easy to throw back. A good beer at a great price.

Hojaminbag, Apr 15, 2009
Photo of lauries444
4.25/5  rDev +24.3%

lauries444, Mar 30, 2013
Photo of Caddant
4/5  rDev +17%

Caddant, Aug 27, 2014
Photo of rfgetz
4/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazed yellow-gold color with nice cap of soapy white head, good lacing. Scent is as advertised, orange and lemon peel for citrus, corriander and pepper for spice and chamomile for a light floral taste all backed with a light bready yeast. Taste follows scent... a dead ringer for Hoegaarden if there ever was one, and props for being able to duplicate it exactly. Medium bodied, active carbonation, light citrusy sweet aftertaste. A nice Wit with some strong flavors and extra kudos for being able to mimic another beer spot on.

rfgetz, Jan 24, 2011
Photo of Rocketman9415
4/5  rDev +17%

Rocketman9415, Aug 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev +17%

Lehighace06, Jan 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev +17%

RobertColianni, Jun 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev +17%

XanderCruz, Jan 06, 2012
Photo of tempest
3.9/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewpub.

It appears like they're making this one a regular, and that's probably a good thing. This ale has a most of the typical wit flavors like coriander, lemon, and creamy wheat, but everything seems amplified. That takes the balance of a bit and it's not as subtle as other wits, but darn it's still tasty. Definitely a beer to try if you make it to the Brew Works.

tempest, Nov 17, 2007
Photo of hopdog
3.73/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the Allentown Brew Works location.

Poured a deep and cloudy to murky yellow color with a small sized whit head. Aromas of bananas, cloves, and light wheat. Tastes of wheat, cloves, coriander, light citrus, and bananas.

Notes from 10/13/07.

hopdog, Nov 25, 2008
Photo of Boggdogg
3.6/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A-pours a cloudy paticals floating golden color with tiny white head and no lacing.
S-sweet floral notes with noticeable citrus
T-taste is of citrus and spice. Added a lemon slice which really brought this beer to life. Added a nice sour complexity to this sweet beer.
M-medium bodied with a nice tingle of citrus lingering in my mouth.
O-good beer would drink again especially on a hot sunny Sunday.

Boggdogg, Jul 04, 2014
Photo of DIM
3.55/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a: This was a slightly hazy golden color. It was served to me with a thin fizzy cap.

s: Mild banana and cloves plus hints of other spices. Everything a wit is supposed to have, just not quite enough of them.

t: Tastes a bit better than it smells. Wheaty bananas and some spicy cloves. Tasty, but on the mild side.

m: Nicely chewy with fizzy carbonation.

d: Not the best wit around, but this was refreshing with no off flavors.

DIM, May 17, 2010
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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Varkias41, Jul 19, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

mikefuski17, Jan 12, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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Steelgaarden Wit from Bethlehem Brew Works
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