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Redhook Wise Cracker Wit - Redhook Ale Brewery

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BA SCORE
81
good

285 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 285
Reviews: 92
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 14.08%
Wants: 9
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Redhook Ale Brewery visit their website
United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
Redhook’s twist on the Belgian style is the addition of fresh ginger, which adds a refreshing snappiness to this lighter-bodied wheat beer. Redhook Wit is perfect for warm summer months of outdoor BBQ-ing, sitting by the pool, or just taking a break by hanging inside enjoying the AC and watching old re-runs of Gilligan’s Island.

8 IBU

(Beer added by: Jason on 05-11-2011)
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eddzpc

Connecticut

1/5  rDev -71.8%

04-10-2013 03:44:01 | More by eddzpc
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edwardkersh

Oregon

1/5  rDev -71.8%

01-17-2012 16:58:08 | More by edwardkersh
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chrisfallon83


2/5  rDev -43.7%

06-04-2012 08:02:33 | More by chrisfallon83
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alva7172

Utah

2/5  rDev -43.7%

09-23-2012 21:02:41 | More by alva7172
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Beershack

Virginia

2/5  rDev -43.7%

07-13-2014 04:31:16 | More by Beershack
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redfire89

Florida

2.33/5  rDev -34.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

A- Very hazy orange color
S- Citrusy, with a hint of ginger aroma
T-Very bland I taste a little orange and ginger
M- Really watery and thin with a lot of carbonation
O- I'm disappointed I've had much better witbiers like Blue Moon, Hoegaarden, even Shock Top. This isn't flavorful like a witbier should be.

Serving type: bottle

08-13-2011 20:52:14 | More by redfire89
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abernethyj

North Carolina

2.5/5  rDev -29.6%

07-13-2013 20:55:17 | More by abernethyj
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BillDon

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -29.6%

12-23-2011 21:39:56 | More by BillDon
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

2.5/5  rDev -29.6%

07-20-2012 19:51:56 | More by JAHMUR
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Foyle

Wyoming

2.58/5  rDev -27.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: pours 1/2 white head that recedes quickly with no lacing. Color is a cloudy gold with sediment/yeast in suspension.
Aroma: mild with some grassiness and yeast. A bit of sweet barley.
Mouthfeel: light and crisp, akin to a soda. Finish is quite dry.
Flavor: strong ginger flavor, some spice (coriander?), a bit of yeasty bread sweetness in the middle and a mild hop bite in the finish.

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2014 18:14:50 | More by Foyle
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ZAP

Minnesota

2.63/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I'm not a Redhook hater and actually find their beers solid and affordable for the craft side of things...this is not one of their better efforts though....it is drinkable...lacks most of the expected wit beer characteristics....it does have a hint of ginger as the label suggests....lacks a yeasty component...don't expect much orange flavor from this either....just more of a basic wheat lale with a bit of light ginger spicing...very light though....definitely a macro drinker cross over beer...not for me..slightly below average for the style...

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2012 04:55:27 | More by ZAP
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zac16125

South Carolina

2.69/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

12oz bottle into a hefeweizen glass
Bottled on date is missing

A: Pours a hazy golden yellow. A little head builds, but then recedes before I can even determine the color. Really looks flat, and just plain unappealing.

S: Smells much better than it looks, with a big ginger aroma, some banana esters, and clove. Decent amount of citrus too. Very nice.

T: Big let down on the taste. Ginger is there, which is nice. But other than that, its just not very good. Theres some wheat, and a non-specific bitterness. Meh.

M/D: Tastes flat. Heavier body, abnormally filing. Drinkability is below average.

O: Really nice aroma, but everything else in this beer is just kinda blah. I recommend a pass on this one.

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2013 01:07:55 | More by zac16125
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Ryan_Shannon388

New Hampshire

2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

04-28-2013 21:57:49 | More by Ryan_Shannon388
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MichaelProcton

North Carolina

2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

06-29-2013 05:57:04 | More by MichaelProcton
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stephens101

Oklahoma

2.75/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Hazy yellow orange with a fleeting, thick white head and a few slight ridges of residual lace. Big coriander and lemon citrus with a sweet malt base and prominent grass and hay notes. Thin body and tastes of malt, more coriander and some meringue. Almost watery at times. Airy. Needs more umph! Taste more banal than bad, and that creates its own set of issues.

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2011 23:08:14 | More by stephens101
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nheinzie57

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

04-28-2013 01:25:56 | More by nheinzie57
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Dave1999

North Carolina

2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

06-09-2013 16:50:04 | More by Dave1999
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tommyguz

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

05-09-2013 02:01:59 | More by tommyguz
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secondtooth

Indiana

2.88/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This cloudy pale amber ale pours with a minimal head and lace.

The aroma is malty and spicy.

Upon hitting the palate, this one hits sweet and candy-like, with a hint of ginger spicing it up. Nonetheless, I found this one to be overbearingly sweet, and tough to finish.

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2012 21:41:02 | More by secondtooth
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yemenmocha

Arizona

2.88/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours very hazy, almost opaque, off-golden color with white head (almost orangey body). Nose is a bit soapy, and not from my glassware. Soapy nose has some ginger, light citrus, and bready notes. Some candied fruit flavors on palate, ginger noted as well, and a soft wheaty component. Finishes tart and soapy, more ginger.

Ginger really takes over the beer as a whole as it warms.

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2011 03:02:28 | More by yemenmocha
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N3rdM3t4l

Oregon

2.9/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A: very cloudy almost orange colored gold. One finger of white head fell quickly into a very thin cap and ring. I expect better head retention from a beer with this much wheat in it.

S: Smells clean and slightly spiced. A hint of wheat on the nose and surprisingly light yeast smell. Were I not told it was a belgian witbier I wouldn't have been able to say belgian yeast. No hop presence on the nose.

T: There is the yeast, a little bit of wheat flavor, and a little bit of maltyness, Hops is there but not big. The ginger in the brew is there and quite tasty. Leaves a slight watery aftertaste.

M: lighter side of medium and not much carbonation. It is an alright beer but not great.

O: not a bad beer but it has a lot of room for improvement. gets a C

Serving type: bottle

06-20-2012 22:47:09 | More by N3rdM3t4l
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Tiernan

Texas

3/5  rDev -15.5%

08-10-2012 05:35:27 | More by Tiernan
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markallmon

Tennessee

3/5  rDev -15.5%

06-30-2013 12:26:34 | More by markallmon
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Mora2000

Texas

3/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The beer pours a hazy straw color with a white head. The aroma has a lot of wheat and orange peel notes, with some ginger thrown in. The flavor is pretty much the same, with some grainy wheat notes being the dominant flavor. Light, watery mouthfeel and soft, medium carbonation. Overall, the beer is fairly flavorless and doesn't have anything that stands out and makes you want to have a second one.

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2012 02:47:09 | More by Mora2000
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Kevlee722

Washington

3/5  rDev -15.5%

12-01-2011 20:07:32 | More by Kevlee722
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Redhook Wise Cracker Wit from Redhook Ale Brewery
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