Double White Ale - Marble Brewery
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3.63/5 rDev -9.9%
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.
08-19-2010 06:19:21 | More by TMoney2591
3.78/5 rDev -6.2%
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.
01-21-2014 18:41:50 | More by StonedTrippin
4.22/5 rDev +4.7%
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.
07-12-2011 05:25:17 | More by mactrail
2.85/5 rDev -29.3%
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.
06-03-2012 05:17:23 | More by kojevergas
4.35/5 rDev +7.9%
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.
09-06-2010 22:47:09 | More by twiggamortis420
3.93/5 rDev -2.5%
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.
07-04-2012 00:45:28 | More by Duff27
3.83/5 rDev -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.
08-14-2010 04:24:43 | More by EgadBananas
4/5 rDev -0.7%
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.
08-30-2011 12:05:00 | More by lordofthewiens
3.15/5 rDev -21.8%
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.
05-28-2012 05:47:03 | More by Beaver13
4.25/5 rDev +5.5%
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.
05-23-2012 01:27:05 | More by GilGarp
4.1/5 rDev +1.7%
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.
06-02-2012 21:02:14 | More by katan
4.25/5 rDev +5.5%
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.
10-16-2010 22:28:14 | More by wisrarebeer
Double White Ale from Marble Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 44 ratings.