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Double White Ale - Marble Brewery

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89
very good

48 Ratings
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Ratings: 48
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 9.7%
Wants: 5
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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New Mexico, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: taxguyjase on 11-24-2009)
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Reviews by wailingwench:
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.

wailingwench, Jan 29, 2012
More User Reviews:
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.

lordofthewiens, Aug 30, 2011
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.

Beaver13, May 28, 2012
Photo of LXIXME
4/5  rDev -0.5%

LXIXME, Sep 02, 2014
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.

GilGarp, May 23, 2012
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.

ALZ, Jul 14, 2013
Photo of brokentee
4/5  rDev -0.5%

brokentee, May 17, 2014
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.

tjsdomer2, Oct 02, 2011
Photo of hiphopj5
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

hiphopj5, Jun 21, 2012
Photo of likebeer
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

likebeer, Apr 22, 2013
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.

bigolbeerbelly, Jun 24, 2013
Photo of bonbini26
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

bonbini26, Jul 26, 2012
Photo of Chilly_E
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

Chilly_E, Aug 26, 2014
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.

EgadBananas, Aug 14, 2010
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.

twiggamortis420, Sep 06, 2010
Photo of ucsbmullet
4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

ucsbmullet, Apr 12, 2012
Photo of crobinso
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

crobinso, May 05, 2012
Photo of carteravebrew
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

carteravebrew, Jun 18, 2012
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.

TMoney2591, Aug 19, 2010
Photo of sd123
4/5  rDev -0.5%

sd123, Jul 28, 2012
Photo of kojevergas
2.85/5  rDev -29.1%
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.

C

kojevergas, Jun 03, 2012
Photo of mactrail
4.22/5  rDev +5%
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.

mactrail, Jul 12, 2011
Photo of Lovely85
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Lovely85, Dec 21, 2013
Photo of Duff27
3.93/5  rDev -2.2%
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.

Duff27, Jul 04, 2012
Photo of Tsrohnek
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Tsrohnek, Aug 14, 2012
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Double White Ale from Marble Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 48 ratings.