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Redhook Wise Cracker Wit - Redhook Ale Brewery

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Redhook Wise Cracker WitRedhook Wise Cracker Wit

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301 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 301
Reviews: 93
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 14.08%
Wants: 10
Gots: 18 | 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.

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A-hazy gold color with a white head that cleared fast
S-wheat, ginger, some orange, with a Belgium like smell
T-sweet citrus, some ginger, and I got a strong wheat in the aftertaste with a slight tart flavor at the end
M-light body and low carbonation
O-has flavor and character, was refreshing

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Pale gold, mostly transparent except for a bit of chill haze. No head to speak of whatsoever... I even poured hard to get something, but was unsuccessful. Practically no carbonation.. Did I get a bad bottle?

Light and crisp. A little on the sweet side. Ginger and a damp wheat character up front followed by orange peel. Faint coriander and yeast presence. No detectable hops.

Light. Ginger is dominant and dances on your tongue. Simple malts provide a light nut character. Light spicing. Muted and rather boring.

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Redhook Wise Cracker Wit from Redhook Ale Brewery
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