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Double White Ale - Marble Brewery

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Reviews: 26
Hads: 85
Avg: 4.02
pDev: 16.42%
Wants: 9
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
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New Mexico, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Spring

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Beer added by: taxguyjase on 11-24-2009

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Reviews: 26 | Hads: 85
Photo of ONovoMexicano
4.22/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Cloudy golden liquid. Looks like a banana smoothie. Sticky lacing. 4.5

Smells like a lot of banana, clovey and a light Belgian yeast. 4.25

Very hefe like in flavor, with a bursting banana flavor complemented by clove spice. Some fruitier flavors, orange and grapefruit, join the fray and take this beer to a different dimension. The finish, however, is very hefe like with a lingering minerally, earthy and very bread-like malt quality. 4.25

Lively carbonation and spice make for a festive-feeling drink. But it still has a light and refreshing quality that belies the 7% ABV. The finish is dry and a bit like toast, lingering with a ruddy but delicious feel. 4

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Photo of bfranks
5/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Very easily the best of this style I've ever had. I wasn't even aware of the ABV until recently and I've had this beer a lot. Extremely drinkable and refreshing, crisp and delicious. Nothing beats this.

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Photo of Stevedore
3.54/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A- Hazy straw yellow-golden body, half finger white head, good retention time, nice lacing.

S- Citrus, peppers, coriander, lemon zest, wheat, grass. Solid, nothing spectacular for the style, although it does smell a bit sweeter, presumably from it's double nature.

F- Wheat, mild grainy sweetness, citrus, clove, spices, minerals, peppers. Nice complexity, although it's slightly boozy for what it offers.

M- Solidly drinkable, although there is a little bit of booziness on the backend. Nice spicy finish on the backend. Solid carbonation, a nice mild slickness to it.

O- Solid double wit. Spices are there, but could use a bit more to balance out the extra sweetness and ABV.

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Photo of ocelot2500
4.02/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy straw color with a fizzy white head that leaves a ring of lacing.

Smells of citrus, coriander, and some grains.

Tastes of some grainy sweetness and citrus on the backend. Malts lead off with the grainy sweetness and some bread. A bit of wheat sharpness cuts through in the middle. This gives way to some orange sweetness. Finishes fairly clean.

Moithfeel is medium with a slightly assertive amount of carbonation.

Overall, this is a very nice witbier.

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Photo of beergoot
4.16/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Pale gold body with a rich, fluffy, lasting white head (4.5). Dank, grassy aroma initially then ending with a slight citrus note; spicy (4.0). Zesty, citric flavors; slightly lemony; mild tartness (4.25). Medium-light body; crisp and dry finish (3.75).

A very fine, easy drinking witbier. Very appealing to the eye and tastes exquisite. Light and effervescent yet delicately distinctive flavors, almost floral in nature. The bitterness has a subdued prickliness that adds a nice touch to the overall beer.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.78/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

not quite ad dynamic and drinkable as the wildflower wheat they make, but this big brother version is delicious as well. its hazed and very pale yellow in color with a lasting inch of white head. the nose on this is very herbal among the belgian yeast fruit esters. i pick up as much coriander in this as i do in almost any other beer, its close to dominant, but slightly sweet wheat malt supports it, and a hint of citrus cleans it up. the flavor journey is just like the aromatic one, ending in orange soaked sweet white wheat, with all the herbal qualities coming first. alcohol warms me up but i cant taste it. belgian yeast gives this a light fruity vibe and very radiant carbonation. it drinks a little heavier than i like my wits to go down, but it works in a colder weather context, something many wits do not do. its a shame marble left the colorado market for the most part, i have always admired their beers.

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Photo of ALZ
3.93/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a pilsner glass and what a beaut to behold! A thick, white, two-finger head and a slightly cloudy, whitish-gold color. I really like the unfiltered appearance. Plenty of carbonation and lacing. Aromas of yeast, citrus and a little banana. Crisp, refreshing taste that completely hides the ABV. Flavors of wheat, citrus, and some spices with a rather dry finish. Really light on the palate, almost like a pilsner, with excellent carbonation. This is a refreshing, tasty white ale that is perfect for the Summer. This is going to be a regular part of my rotation.

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Photo of bigolbeerbelly
4.56/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Excellent white. Everything I look for in this style.

Unfiltered look . Thick golden straw with a thick head and strong lacing.
Belgian yeast really pops in the nose with a little wheat in the back.
Nice for this style amazingly refreshing. Balanced mix of orange and yeast in the front with some malt to round it out. 7% ABV but no noticeable alcohol. This is what I look for in this style.
Semi creamy mouth feel.

If only this beer was distributed I n DFW it would be a daily drinker.

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Photo of DenverLogan
4.53/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Aroma of bread and yeast...slight sweetness. Fuzzy white gold color with some small particulates. Nice layer of small white heads. Initial taste is very positive with both significant body and refreshing wit beer sensations...wheat, bread, amber sweet malt, light citrus/lemon, very subtle banana, clove, carob, white pepper. Overall very drinkable and a bit more abv than a regular wit, white, or hefeweizen. Additionally, great price point for the 22oz bottles...same as their lovely double IPA.

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Photo of DRyan
4.09/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber poured into a hefe glass.

A: Very classical looking wheat. Cloudy pale-orange/golden color with a fluffy white head that sticks around for a little while and laces nicely.

S: Very nice. Reminds me of the Schofferhoffer hefeweizen I used to drink in Germany. Some banana, some wheaty malt, very nice.

T: Pretty classic hefe, but good. Stronger, thicker, more "meaty" than most hefes. Again, reminds me a lot of the German hefes, but a bit sweeter and not as dry.

M: Nice. Lightly carbonated, not too thin but not a stout, really nice for the style.

D: Very drinkable. Doesn't taste at all like 7% ABV, and I think that someone who doesn't drink a lot could easily mistake this one's strength and be in trouble!

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Photo of Koufax21
3.53/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had at our tasting session last night in Farmington, NM.

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a tasting glass. A big 1 1/2" head poured onto a hazy yellow colored liquid. Big lemon zest in the aroma. Mild tartness on the nose. Taste is decent with an earthy type of feel. The lemon keeps on giving with this one. Certainly citrus forward all the way through. Easy drinking and pretty good overall. Not my favorite style of beer, but I wouldn't pass this one up if I saw it at a good price.

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Photo of Duff27
3.91/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Inch tal white fluffy head. Wonder lacing lacing left. Totally turned on right now. Great head retention. Bright yellow color.

Cirus zest. Slight funk it seems.

More citrusness. lemon zest. Doesnt even feel close to 7% to me.

Lite on the palate. Good carbonation.

Highly drinkable. Didnt blow me away but not a bad thing to say about this one. Thanks for the share egrace84.

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Photo of kojevergas
2.83/5  rDev -29.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

1 pint 6 fl oz brown glass bottle with standard pressure cap served into a Fort Collins Brewing Pilsner glass in high altitude Castle Rock, Colorado. Reviewed live. Expectations are above average given the reputation of the brewery.

Served straight from the refrigerator and allowed to warm slightly over time. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Pours a three finger head of beige colour, very slight cream, alright thickness, and decent retention for the above average ABV. Colour is a slightly cloudy semitransparent pale yellow. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show.

Sm: Lemon peel citrus notes, light pale hop notes, and clean malts. A mild strength aroma.

T: Lemon peel citrus notes, backgrounded citrus hops, clean malts, and very slight vague hints of yeast. Pretty simple all around, but the alcohol doesn't come out. An interesting little brew with decent balance and experimental build. It's somewhat enjoyable, but I'd stop short of refreshing.

Mf: Smooth and wet. Somewhat light on the palate. Adequately carbonated. Somewhat thick.

Dr: Drinkable but far from great. A decent little wit that fails in its experimentation. I wouldn't get it again. Hides its ABV well.


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Photo of katan
4.06/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22oz into a pint

A - Light golden to straw color. Fairly clear looking, not a lot of hazing or suspended yeast. Strong pearly white head formation, sticking around - lots of lacing.

S - Citrusy and spicy - potent. Orange at first then backed up with a white pepper sting and a little bit of coriander.

T - Starts off light and fluffy testing, little amount of maltiness backed up with some grainy notes. Mid-stream gets a little more spicy. Finishes with a big hit of coriander and citrus. Finishes dry.

M Strongly carbonated, stinging the palette. Clean finish, light amount of retained citrus sticks to the tongue. No alcohol noted.

O/D - A very good witbier, if not a double witbier. This one doesn't approach a tripel like many of this ilk do, which makes me think this beer is a better interpretation of what a double wit should be. Only lightly filling.

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Photo of Beaver13
3.18/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

22oz bottle, dated 03/15/12. Pours a hazy yellow with a big fluffy white head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is wheaty malts, some soapy chamomile, a little corriander and some musty yeast.

The flavor is sweet wheaty malts, spices and some musty yeast and a dry finish. It's a little subdued and watery. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with slightly sharp carbonation.

Overall, a decent wit. A bit watery and overly sweet, spiced and alcoholic.

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Photo of GilGarp
4.27/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bomber served cold into a goblet.

Double white is a hazy golden yellow color with stick whitehead that settles with some nice lacing left behind.

Aroma is spicy and fruity with great coriander and lemon peel character.

Flavor is well balanced and well done. It doesn't overwhelm with spices but rather gives just enough it let you know what went in to making it. A good dose of sweetness up front with citrus and coriander in the middle.

Mouthfeel is light in body and perfectly carbonated.

Overall really well done and worth looking for if you like big Belgian wits.

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Photo of hopfacebrew
3.58/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bomber I believe dated 4/19/12 poured to tulip the beer arrives an opaque and hazy golden straw color with a thin 1/2 finger white cap which quickly fades to surface film, some lacing. The nose is rather mild though toasted malts, the wit yeast and a fair amount of alcohol heat are present. The flavor is an improvement with a nice base of toasted barley, earthy hop character, mild bitterness. Hints of orange peel here and there. Still not a lot going on here. The toast flavor and wit yeast linger for a while. Alcohol is a bit noticeable. Finishes a bit dry with a lingering yeasty character. Adequately carbonated. Overall, I wasn't sure what to expect from a double white, but this is nice, not great, not bad.

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Photo of wailingwench
4.47/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Eye Candy: Translucent and hazy, straw like bordering on goldenrod. Thin and tight cloud white head. Plenty of rising carbonation bubbles. Lacing present on glass throughout session.

The Nose Knows: Lemon zest, cardamon, citric and peppery with an underlying earthy grass like character.

Toungeland: wheat and grains in the front, spices subtle at first, then emerging rather aggressively. Young, slightly ripe mango; tangelo like citrus with a hint of sweetness, some tartness, juicy citrus character abounds; dusty funk and clove in the middle. Finishes peppery and dry. Thick and wet, full and tongue-coating. A complex assault upon the palate.

Bender Factor: This beer is more complex than the godfather of the style, Ommegang Witte. Believe me, I have consumed more than my fair share of Witte and spent plenty of summer afternoons on the patio of the Blue Tusk in Syracuse, NY reveling in the sun and drinking away the day with the Ommegang standard. All of the traditional essence, mostly true to character, and (its bold, I know) given the choice, it's Marble Double White for me.

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Photo of tjsdomer2
3.51/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Appearance: Looks like the consistency of a normal with the color of a bright pilsener. Good foam. Bright yellow.

Smell: Yeastiness that has fermented more than usual. Very pungent. Light on the citrus and spice notes.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Great creaminess in the mouthfeel. Earthiness that reminds me of the double/imperial pilsener I tried in at Dogfish Head. Besides that, it's not great, but it is ok.

Drinkability: Besides the alcohol and thickness level, this isn't that special, and the lack of other qualities might not attract the usual wit crowd.

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Photo of lordofthewiens
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A hazy yellow color with a medium-sized white head. There was a bit of lace.

As promised, the beer had a spicy, fruity aroma with a background of wheat.

Taste followed form. Coriander, orange/lemon, and wheat. Didn't notice any alcohol.

Refreshing, very drinkable.

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Photo of mactrail
4.18/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Like a good Saison that got touched with some citrus. I truly don't detect any alcohol flavor, which can mean one of two things. In any case, this is one of my favorite Wits. Maybe the style just needs a little more juice. Rich, sharp, creamy carbonation. Looks good in the tumbler with a pale wheat color and nice lacing. Clean, rather malty, nicely kissed with some German wheat flavors. Spice is restrained. All the flavors are in balance. I'm glad I tried this among the many Marble beers that seem to be all over Santa Fe.

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Photo of wisrarebeer
4.27/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Purchased in New Mexico, 22oz. bottle.

A: very nice, pale yellow with a slight amount of cloudiness, true to type
S: full nose, malt, citrus, coriander and curacao, well done
T: very good, great balance between malt and spices, true to type Belgian white, well-made
M: great mouthfeel, creamy, bubbly, great summer beer
D: very drinkable

I like this brewery.

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Photo of twiggamortis420
4.35/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

10 pour at the brewery is a very hazed, light gold color with a thin wisp of white foam. Pour is pretty full, but as the glass empties, the beer leaves some nice lacing on the glass.

Nose is lots of coriander and wheat with a nice dose of clove from the yeast. Sweetness comes out, even a little bit of honey.

Taste keeps it within the bounds of a wit, rather than going over board on the alcohol and thick malt. Sweetness is moderate and has a lot of coriander and lemon peel with a decidedly wheat tang. Very delicious and re-affirms my faith in the double wit style, as opposed to the thick, syrupy alcoholic messes that the last few Ive had have displayed. Has a nice hoppy bite on the finish and finishes clean. Although, this is really more of a wit and a half. Very good. If you like Southampton's version, you'll like this one at least as much if not more.

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Photo of TMoney2591
3.63/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served in a Devil's Backbone willibecher.

Thanks to papollo for this bottle!

I've had plenty o' whites/wits before, but never a double version. The excitement is palpable. It pours a lightly hazed lemon straw topped by about a finger or so of white foam. The nose is pretty typical wit fair, comprising lemon zest, coriander, wheat, cardamom, pepper, and a hint of orange peel. The taste is pretty similar, with notes of lemon peel, coriander, cardamom, and tangelo zest. The body is fairly light, with a light moderate carbonation and a "wet" feel. Overall, a rather solid wit, nothing overtly special (or overtly "double"), but tasty nonetheless and easy to drink.

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Photo of EgadBananas
3.84/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pale orange in color, hazy, 2-3 fingers of intense, fluffy white head. Very nice lacing. I think this is as stellar of an example as it comes.

Slightly citrus, tinny, with a strong grainy front.

Orange, and other citrus flavors. Slightly tart, and whole grainy, with some hints of mango? Admittedly I haven't my head completely around the Wit style, but I do think this is the tastiest I've had. I've had the Sam Adams, and it was hella boozy, but this is not...there is no alcohol that I can detect. Good thing or bad thing, pick your poison, doesn't really affect my opinion.

Feel is light and pillowy. Overall pleasant.

Great drinkability. The alcohol is greatly hidden, and drinking in succession should be a cake walk.

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Double White Ale from Marble Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 26 ratings.