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(512) Wit - (512) Brewing Company

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(512) Wit
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86
very good

102 Ratings
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Ratings: 102
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 13.12%
Wants: 3
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
(512) Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Made in the style of the Belgian wheat beers that are so refreshing, (512) Wit is a hazy ale spiced with coriander and domestic grapefruit peel. 50% US Organic 2-row malted barley and 50% US unmalted wheat and oats make this a light, crisp ale well suited for any occasion.

(Beer added by: wagenvolks on 07-04-2008)
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5/5  rDev +31.2%

dehjosh, Nov 18, 2011
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5/5  rDev +31.2%

DIPAHEAD, Aug 14, 2013
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5/5  rDev +31.2%

Sherouse, Aug 06, 2014
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5/5  rDev +31.2%

mimi, May 07, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +24.7%

phishbone23, Jan 25, 2013
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4.63/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Had on tap at the Dig pub.
1 finger white head that dissipated fairly quickly.
Color is cloudy, straw yellow.
Nose is citrus, clove, malty.
Taste is tart from the citrus. No hops to speak of. Notes of clove from the yeast.
Mouthfeel: refreshing, not too thin. Right to style.
Drinkability: very drinkable.

I've had this wit several times, including the first batch. Kevin and Nate have done an excellent job tweaking this beer to rival the world class wits.

JonathanL7890, Feb 07, 2009
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4.53/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours with a golden color, opaque in body, and a decent fluffy head. This was my first witbier to try, so I was caught off guard when I smelled it. It reminded me a lot of a hefeweizen! However, in the taste the high ABV is noticeable.. dash of citrus fruits too. Smooth from start to finish, definitely a beer that's worth a try and easy to drink!

fjordhook, Jan 30, 2010
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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours hazy with a slight orange color. Looks like any good wit should. Slight head when served to me.

S: Good fruity smell to the beer. Easy to pick out certain citrusy aromas as well.

T: Really impressed by it for being a Texas Witbier. It has a great flavor to go with the aroma.

M: Standard for a witbier. Slight carbonation.

D: Easy drinkability. If it is available, I have no issue getting it.

aschwab, Apr 17, 2009
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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This a 100% better from when I first had it. Granted that was awhile ago, the first batch. It has improved greatly. I have been overlooking it for months now. My mistake.

Cloudy yellow. White head. Very pretty pour form Ginger Man. Zesty, spicy, clove aromas and flavor. Delicious. Some good citrus flavor as well. Straight up, one of the best American wits I have had in awhile.

Medium mouthfeel. Zesty as hell, very nice. Perfect drinkability. I will never overlook this beer again.

AChamberlain, May 13, 2009
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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

htdoerge, Jan 23, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

Kornoms, Feb 16, 2012
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4.38/5  rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a cloudy straw yellow color. A two finger white head forms with good retention. The rocky and creamy foam recedes to leave some lace behind.
S: Fruity banana esters are up front. Some yeast and a light spicy aroma. An interesting peppermint aroma as well.
T: Big fruity esters of banana, orange peal and lemon. Zesty yeast and spice. Peppermint. Fairly grassy and floral as well. Lightly tart in the finish. Excellent.
M/D: A light to medium body. Perfectly crisp, dry, and refreshing. So easy to drink. I can't get enough of this.

The more I have this, the more I really like it. Just excellent for the hot Texas summer, but enough going on to make this a great standby anytime. Plenty of subtleties going on and incredibly enjoyable. Highly recommend.

champ103, Jun 05, 2010
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4.28/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this at Alamo Drafthouse on tap. Pours a bright hazy yellow. Smells "Belgian" and with lots of coriander and maybe some faint citrus. Tastes very "bright." Coriander is strongly present. Theres a refreshing amount of sourness present. I could taste a bit of noble hops as well. Its fairly highly carbonated. A fairly nice example of a wit.

drunkboxer1, May 03, 2009
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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Beertracker, Nov 22, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

gtermi, Nov 19, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

jbdaves72, Mar 26, 2013
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Jentex, Sep 01, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

StArnoldFan, Aug 31, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

ATXboozer, Nov 26, 2012
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4.22/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

sitting here at the brewery with a fresh pour of this golden cloudy goodness.

Nose coriander, grapefruit, citrus, lemon, and some other spiceyness

Appearance golden cloudy with a nice head that last

Mouthfeel starts a little creamy with some hope on the backend with a little bit of dryness

A very fine brew, thanks kevin for a good solid beer for the Texas heat and cannot wait for the winter to try this again

BgThang, Oct 20, 2008
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4.22/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Crickets 16 Jul 2010.

Served in a shaker pint. Small light beige head. Light carbonation. Slightly cloudy orangey brown. Smells strongly of coriander, slight orange. Some lemon, probably from lemon wedge. Taste is dominated by coriander. Also some wheat, light orange. Somewhat tart towards the finish. Medium body, moderate alcohol.

Lots of coriander.

htomsirveaux, Jul 17, 2010
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4.18/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at the Austin Flying Saucer, served in a standard pint glass.

(512)'s Wit pours with a glowing, almost artificial-looking orange-creamsicle hue. The hazy body supports a stubborn dollop of eggshell-white foam--creamy and dense. Nice aroma on this witbier, although I got slightly more of a hefeweizen vibe from it. Bread crust and orange peel alongside a spicy hop variety and a hint of coriander.

The flavor matched the aroma well, and I appreciated the subtlety of the spices. Too much coriander and orange peel can definitely be a bad thing, but in this beer it is just right. Spices and some german-esque hops balance nicely with a well-crafted malt bill that adds a backbone of crackers and sweet bread. Mouthfeel is both crisp and juicy at once, with a medium-light body that finishes with a drying bite. Very refreshing witiber, and despite the 20-degree temperatures, it held its own on a brisk winter afternoon. Quaffable, tasty, and smooth. Dare I say, a near-perfect session beer.

wagenvolks, Jan 08, 2010
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4.13/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

I am not a fan of wit beers or grapefruity beers but this one was delicious. I thoroughly enjoyed the slight citrus note in the smell as well as the subtle undertone once on the palate. The wheat and grapefruit where perfectly balanced to make a delicious beer. It probably helped that I was sitting in a non air conditioned bar in 90 degree heat, but still a palatable beer.

Andyyyyyy, Apr 12, 2014
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4.05/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

I feel truly lucky to know the brewmaster Kevin. He is a great guy and this brewery is off to a great start. I feel lucky because I have gotten to see this brew evolve from the first batch (which was just okay) to the latest batches, and it has become undeniably solid. Good job, Kevin.

Appearance - This brew pours a hazy light golden orange color - translucent like a Wit should be. It produced a 2 finger head white fluffy head, which leaves light lacing behind as the head dissipates. A quick swirl of the glass brings the head back, that dissipates even quicker - demonstrating okay head retention. There is a constant stream of carbonation bubbles that rise up from the bottom.

Smell - This is a pretty good smelling witbier. I can get notes of grapefruit peel and coriander. It is yeasty with light floral hops notes and wheat. Almost bubblegumy. Light citrus. Opting for grapefruit peel instead of orange peel is a very nice take on this style.

Taste - This is a great tasting witbier. It has flavor notes of light grapefruit, coriander, and a hint of bubblegum. Light citrus twang and crispeness from the grapefruit. Even, smooth, and delicate - very balanced. The coriander is light and even - Kevin doesn't beat you over the face with it. The grapefruit in this witbier makes it very unique.

Mouthfeel - The mouthfeel is good for a witbier - soft and almost chewy. I would have a liked a little crispness from the carbonation, but the carbonation level is a little low.

Drinkability - The drinkability is really awesome - really easy drinking witbier. Goes down smooth, nice even flavor - it is a great anytime beer, especially here in Texas.

MiguelMandingo, Nov 10, 2008
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4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Draught House in Austin.

The beer pours a hazy yellow color with a white head. The aroma is wheat and coriander, with some other spices as well. The flavor is mostly coriander and wheat with only a little orange peel. There are some spicy hops in the flavor as well. Medium mouthfeel and medium-high carbonation.

Mora2000, Feb 15, 2010
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(512) Wit from (512) Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 102 ratings.