Double White Ale - Marble Brewery

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89
very good

57 Ratings
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Ratings: 57
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 9.2%
Wants: 6
Gots: 3 | 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 by hopfacebrew:
Photo of hopfacebrew
3.63/5  rDev -9.7%
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.

More User Reviews:
Photo of t2grogan
4/5  rDev -0.5%

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.

Photo of Beaver13
3.15/5  rDev -21.6%
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.

Photo of LXIXME
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of GilGarp
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
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.

Photo of ALZ
3.98/5  rDev -1%
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.

Photo of brokentee
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of tjsdomer2
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%
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.

Photo of hiphopj5
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of likebeer
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of bigolbeerbelly
4.59/5  rDev +14.2%
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.

Photo of bonbini26
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of Chilly_E
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of EgadBananas
3.83/5  rDev -4.7%
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.

Photo of largadeer
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of VashonGuy
4.1/5  rDev +2%

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.

Photo of ucsbmullet
4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

Photo of crobinso
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of carteravebrew
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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.

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.

Photo of sd123
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of DeadeyeOTDO
4/5  rDev -0.5%

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Double White Ale from Marble Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 57 ratings.