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961 Witbier - 961 Beer

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BA SCORE
78
okay

16 Ratings
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Ratings: 16
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.19
pDev: 17.55%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Lebanon

Style | ABV
Witbier |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Todd on 01-02-2008)
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Reviews by ryan1788a5:
Photo of ryan1788a5
2.33/5  rDev -27%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

A: Pours a good "white" golden color. Hazy but not cloudy. Head formation and retention is awful. No lacing.

S: Slight wheaty nose, but crisp grain character comes through too. Traces of musty yeast. Coriander comes through with a peppery but dusty smell. Muted orange peel. Slightly metallic, and some oily and floral hops.

T: Doughy wheat character up front. Peppery coriander and oily orange peel. Papery. Spicy hops. Wheaty on the finish with lingering orange peel and coriander spice.

M: Light. Slightly frothy, but a firm malt texture dominates. Little in the way of carbonation.

O: lacking in character. This feels like a pretty half-assed wit to begin with, but it sure didn't travel well either.

More User Reviews:
Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of enelson
2.5/5  rDev -21.6%

Photo of Chugs13
3/5  rDev -6%

Photo of metter98
3.36/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A: The beer is crystal clear light yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high bright white head that quickly died down, leaving a bit of lacing on the surface and a partial collar around the edge of the glass. Any traces of bubbles on the surface eventually completely faded away.
S: Light aromas of wheat malts are present in the nose along with notes of lemons and hints of spices.
T: Much like the smell, the taste is dominated by flavors of wheat and has some subtle notes of lemon citrus. Bits of spices are also noticeable towards the finish.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and had a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is different than most witbiers and appears to be filtered because it is crystal clear in appearance. The taste doesn't offer much complexity but the beer is very easy to drink.

Photo of vhmf1978
3/5  rDev -6%

Photo of wisegreensoul
2.84/5  rDev -11%

Photo of TMoney2591
3.3/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

So this random Lebanese brewery shows up at my local shop, with their current lineup spread about the mix-a-six rack. Sometimes they make ticking really easy... Anyway, this stuff pours a clear wan straw topped by a finger of lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises coriander, light red apple flesh, light black pepper, cracked wheat, lemon zest, and a bit light orange zest. The taste holds notes of lemon rind (very much like biting into a lemon straight away, but with a subdued sourness), coriander, light wheat, and the vague sense of green apple juice. Things just don't come across as bright and spicy as in the aroma, and a general feeling of spring water pervades the finish. The body is a hefty light, with a light moderate carbonation and a fluid feel that verges on watery at times. Overall, a decent little wit, but one that just doesn't fully deliver on the heady promises made by its scent.

Photo of superdoopersauce
3.75/5  rDev +17.6%

Photo of FrankieW
4.78/5  rDev +49.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The 961 Witbier is delicious and excellent with Sushi! My friends and I had a wonderful night on it. The light yellow colour, and crisp finish left a sweet taste on my pallet. It is a light beer, light than the 961 Lager, but still a great drink. The best thing about it is that its not an adult soft drink trying to be a beer. It's not over carbonated and doesn't leave a fizzy feeling on your tongue like most other adult soft drinks trying to be light beers!

Photo of Rajasbrewing
2.49/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a bottle into a glass. A faint sound when cap was released. Disappointed this had almost zero carbonation and zero head.

Body and mouthfeel was very thin. Spices were hidden in the back. Unripe apple and pear flavors dominate. Not sure if this was from age and the spices faded but it was not what I expected.

I will certainly try another selection from this brewery but this was not my favorite.

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3.5/5  rDev +9.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +9.7%

Photo of PEIhop
3.4/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of Mrbseward
3/5  rDev -6%

Photo of ChaelCox
3/5  rDev -6%

961 Witbier from 961 Beer
78 out of 100 based on 16 ratings.