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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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SeanInDC

New York

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

11-03-2013 01:12:37 | More by SeanInDC
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jgunther71

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

11-02-2013 20:56:35 | More by jgunther71
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alphagnome

Iowa

3.11/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Appearance:
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?

Aroma:
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.

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

Mouthfeel:
The ginger provides an interesting tingle, but isn't enough to redeem this. Ultra light body. Low levels of carbonation. Finish is semi-dry.

Overall:
Disappointing. I'll admit that I had high hopes after seeing the scores here.. unfortunately, this did nothing for me. It's light and very easy to drink, but lacks enough substance to recommend.

Serving type: bottle

10-24-2013 01:21:32 | More by alphagnome
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teichsta

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

10-16-2013 22:50:09 | More by teichsta
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Smithperson

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

10-13-2013 22:54:41 | More by Smithperson
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silverking

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

10-13-2013 03:27:34 | More by silverking
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Unchi

California

3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

10-11-2013 22:24:19 | More by Unchi
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tone77

Pennsylvania

3.55/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a cloudy golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell has some spices, a bit of citrus. Taste is wheat, spice, some citrus, a bit of ginger, refreshing . Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall would make a fine session beer.

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2013 08:45:52 | More by tone77
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mdavidson

Washington

4/5  rDev +12.7%

10-10-2013 23:50:20 | More by mdavidson
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Zach122

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

10-07-2013 01:37:23 | More by Zach122
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Kmlund

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

10-03-2013 18:31:06 | More by Kmlund
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Scotchboy

Idaho

3.55/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle to Sam Adams Perfect Pint.

A: Semi-hazy straw pour with a head that quickly faded.

S: Citrus and faint ginger, fainter wheat, generic pale maltiness, yeast esters, light spice component is buried and not too prominent.

T: Fruity notes with a wheaty but crackery malt base, hints of spice and grains of paradise. Pleasant, and the fruity citrus and ginger notes work well.

MF: Thinner body drinks well; refreshing. My pour was kinda lame so there was still a lot of carbonation in the body of this one.

O: Not a bad drinker, a refreshing Wit to close out the summer with. The ginger addition is tame but welcome.

Serving type: bottle

10-02-2013 12:49:26 | More by Scotchboy
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KlayWey

Idaho

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

09-28-2013 05:27:32 | More by KlayWey
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Jackgannon

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

09-16-2013 01:08:16 | More by Jackgannon
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smcolw

Massachusetts

3.51/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Small head and then it dies to ring lace. Lightly cloudy. White-ish gold color. No lace.

Smells subtly of Grains of Paradise or All Spice. Otherwise, it's a simple pale malt base.

Not very wheaty (a good thing to me). Spicy but in a light, refreshing way. A bit of coriander and the above mentioned items predominate. I only noticed the ginger after I read the label. It is there but not easily identified. Spritzy.

Serving type: bottle

09-15-2013 16:56:36 | More by smcolw
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Morey

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

09-03-2013 00:33:40 | More by Morey
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JohnSnowNW

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

09-02-2013 04:07:19 | More by JohnSnowNW
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Falcone

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

09-01-2013 03:15:14 | More by Falcone
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Beer4Mike

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -15.5%

08-29-2013 22:23:01 | More by Beer4Mike
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BlackBeerBroad

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

08-29-2013 17:46:47 | More by BlackBeerBroad
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samibr

New York

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

08-27-2013 22:08:55 | More by samibr
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ImperatorScab

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

08-26-2013 00:43:55 | More by ImperatorScab
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crobinso

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

08-24-2013 22:30:30 | More by crobinso
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Mrose78

Arizona

4/5  rDev +12.7%

08-24-2013 00:30:57 | More by Mrose78
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TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

3.4/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap 8/6/13 at Doherty’s Ale House in Warwick, RI, served in a tapered mug glass.

A: The beer is a cloudy yellow color, with a large white head that fades quickly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains wheat, light malts, citrus and a touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out bready with flavors of wheat and a thin malt character. Then some mild lemony sweetness comes in. The hops presence is mild but complementary and brings a decent balance. The after-taste is slightly bready.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, mild kick, decent representation of style, it’s not a bad beer but there are a lot of other beers in the style that I would pick first.

Serving type: on-tap

08-20-2013 03:46:05 | More by TheManiacalOne
Redhook Wise Cracker Wit from Redhook Ale Brewery
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