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Redhook Wise Cracker Wit - Redhook Ale Brewery

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BA SCORE
81
good

301 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 301
Reviews: 93
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 14.08%
Wants: 10
Gots: 17 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Redhook Ale Brewery visit their website
New Hampshire, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Jason on 05-11-2011

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
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1/5  rDev -71.8%

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1/5  rDev -71.8%

Photo of chrisfallon83
2/5  rDev -43.7%

Photo of alva7172
2/5  rDev -43.7%

Photo of Beershack
2/5  rDev -43.7%

Photo of redfire89
2.3/5  rDev -35.2%
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.

Photo of abernethyj
2.5/5  rDev -29.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -29.6%

Photo of JAHMUR
2.5/5  rDev -29.6%

Photo of Foyle
2.59/5  rDev -27%
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.

Photo of ZAP
2.65/5  rDev -25.4%
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...

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2.67/5  rDev -24.8%
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.

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2.72/5  rDev -23.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

Photo of stephens101
2.78/5  rDev -21.7%
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.

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2.89/5  rDev -18.6%
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

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2.91/5  rDev -18%
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.

Photo of secondtooth
2.92/5  rDev -17.7%
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.

Photo of jsprain1
2.97/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

A- Nice hazy apricot color. But the head, did that disappoint. One finger white fizzy than falls dead flat.
S- Smell is a bit fruit forward with peach and pear and hint of wheat.
T- Nice peach flavor from beginning to end. A bit one note, as the wheat and spice stay very subdued.
M- Carbonation is minimal. All in all comes across a bit watery.
O- This was not that great of a wit for me. It's a bit one note and doesn't have the right body or carb.

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3/5  rDev -15.5%

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3/5  rDev -15.5%

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Redhook Wise Cracker Wit from Redhook Ale Brewery
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