(512) Wit - (512) Brewing Company

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86
very good

108 Ratings
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Ratings: 108
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 12.86%
Wants: 3
Gots: 11 | 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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3.45/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Seven-day-old growler courtesy of htomsirveaux. Shamefully served in a Dave & Buster's daquiri glass (not mine, I swear) that, quite honestly, had some qualities of a tulip. Reviewed from notes.

Pours a clear yellow, with gold highlights throughout. A classic, translucent gold, quite standard for the style. Unfortunately, only a small head, though it doesn't kill the appearance.

The smell is pretty classic. Citrus aromas and Belgian yeast, with a very interesting spice mix. I can pick up some coriander, which meshes nicely with the citrus fruits. A strong wheat presence, too.

Taste follows up closely on the smell. Corn, coriander, and a frankly indiscernible but nonetheless pleasing blend of spices. Some what elements. There's also a slightly off vegetal note, but it's not terribly distracting.

The mouthfeel was, sadly, fairly undercarbonated. Despite flawless packing on htomsirveaux's part, I appreciate that this week-old growler naturally lost quite a bit of carbonation in transit.

Should I ever make my way to Texas, I'll be excited to try this beer on tap. A nice take on the style - (512) is a brewery I'll be keeping my eye on.

Photo of jamescain
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass at the open house

Appearance: Hazy white with a touch of yellow hues when taken out of the light. It has a rocky head that last the entire life of the beer.

Aroma: Coriander, clove, orange peel, peppery and spicy.

Taste: A hint of orange and coriander, mostly spicy with wheat-y tartness. Very enjoyable and easy to drink. There is a lingering spiciness and orange flavor.

Mouthfeel: Highly carbonated and light bodied making it easy to drink. This is a highly enjoyable beer and very refreshing with a nice dry finish.

Overall: I’m honestly not a big wit fan, but this one was really good. I only tried it because I still had a tasting ticket left at the (512) open house and it was the one beer I had yet to try. I’m glad I did because it was really enjoyable and come the summer months I will enjoy it a few more times.

Photo of htomsirveaux
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.

Photo of jzm2500
3.95/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured a slightly hazy straw color w/ a thin to moderate head that leaves a little lacing behind. Smelled of spices and malt. Taste is a bit of spice alongside a toasty malt morphing to a banana-bread-like character and finishing w/ lingering clove-like spice and a faint bitterness. Very drinkable and refreshing.

Photo of briman
3.65/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy straw color, with a moderate white head that retains well.

Light aromas of yeast, wheat, fruits, and spices come through.

Flavor follows, with light sweetness, and some mild wheat.

Medium body, with medium-high carbonation.Not really what I was expecting in a wit. It's not as cloudy as I was expecting, and the fruit isn't quite as zesty as the guidelines would lead you to seek out. However, all of the flavors are light and well balanced melding together to make a pretty refreshing, and crisp beer that is very appropriate for a warm summer day.

Photo of champ103
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.

Photo of Mora2000
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.

Photo of jujubeast6000
2.88/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Reviewed 1/1/2010 (Draft @ Flying Saucer, Houston, TX):

Pours a light golden yellow color body, with a small frothy white head, diminished. Spicy aroma, sweet, maybe coriander. Strong. Sweet spicy coriander taste. Very clean aftertaste. Very light tasting. Light but filling. Too much sweetness after awhile.

Photo of fjordhook
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!

Photo of wagenvolks
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.

(512) Wit from (512) Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 108 ratings.