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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:
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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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GarthDanielson

North Carolina

3.73/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured on-tap and served in a pint glass, the beer was a cloudy, opaque, yellow-gold color with thin, white, filmy head. Aromas are watered down, but have banana nut and lemon zest characteristics. The body is extremely smooth and round. The flavors are of banana creme and toasted bread...both high marks in my fat-kid book. The aftertaste is puckering sweet and the finish is sharp and abrupt. Very light, but tough to stomach a lot of. Would actually make a decent dessert beer, which I don't normally associate with this style.

Serving type: on-tap

06-22-2011 01:07:58 | More by GarthDanielson
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TexIndy

Texas

4.1/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle (liking the new shape of the bottle) into a pint glass. Bottled on date of 4/28/11 on bottom of front label. Was a cloudy, palish yellow color with good carb streams. Had a good sized white head that settled into a collar and covering film. Good quick sliding lace with a bit sticking.

The aroma was good with the usual wit elements of yeast, coriander and citrus. It also had the added element of the ginger which added some depth while not overwhelming the rest of the aromas. Good mix on it. The taste follows the aroma closely. Really good wit base with nice added touch of the ginger that makes for a very refreshing drink. Mouthfeel was just a tad watery, even for a wit, but had good carbs levels and good aftertaste.

Overall, a really good wit that stands out from the crowd with the great addition of a touch of ginger. Only issue I see is if the ginger builds up over several and keeps it from being a true session beer. Only picked up the single so time will tell. I really enjoy a good wit especially on these absurdly hot Texas summer days and this hits the spot. Just arrived here in TX market. Rotation - makes the wit rotation as 6 pack. It's labeled as seasonal so not sure how long it's around though. [R;Y;wit6]

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2011 23:51:57 | More by TexIndy
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DJW

Washington

4.4/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

new at the TJ's in Redmond, WA. Poured into a New Belgium goblet. 1 inch head, mild lacing, fine carbonation that just keeps coming. Color is a lemon-gold, cloudy as per style. Nose is light citrus, wheat malt and a tad of that belgian yeastiness. Taste is light wheat malt, that yeast again, and the slightest ginger note (might not have been able to pick it out if the brewery hadn't indicated it was brewed with ginger, but with that in mind, you can taste it - but it's very subtle.) Mouthfeel is freaking gorgeous - smooth, medium light body, and highly drinkable.
Overall - I'm so glad I grabbed this one on the way home. I'm drinking it with bacon and eggs at 2AM, but it would have gone just as well with pizza, cheeses, or summer bbq fare.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2011 09:03:33 | More by DJW
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lordofthewiens

Maine

3.03/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I had a sample of this beer, and liked it, so I took a growler home. Another lesson that you need more than a sample size to adequately review a beer.
The beer was a hazy orange color with a small white head.
Kind of a fresh, outdoors aroma. A little bit of citrus. A minimalist aroma.
Wheaty taste, a little bit of lemon. Again, a very understated approach.
Just not that much to this beer. Yes, it was refreshing, but that was about it.

Serving type: growler

06-07-2011 20:49:28 | More by lordofthewiens
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MrHurmateeowish

New Hampshire

3.98/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle purchased at Hannaford in Derry. Pours a cloudy yellow body with less than an inch of off-white head. Smells fruity with lemon and ginger notes. Banana, lemon, orange, spice, and ginger comprise a balanced flavor. Light bodied with moderate carbonation. Very drinkable and refreshing. A nice new Summer seasonal.

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2011 20:20:38 | More by MrHurmateeowish
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Pegasus

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Hazy ligyht yellow brown in color, with a modest, dense white head, a profusion of thick and sticky glass-coating lace, and clouds of fine, slow-rising carbonation.

Aroma: Lots of mild yeast notes, wheat bread, citrus rind, coriander, and ginger.

Taste: Opens with mild yeast notes, slight bitter orange rind, and abundant wheat malt. As the taste progresses, there is a mild wave of herbal hops to complement the malt. These carry gracefully to the close.

Mouth feel: Smooth pleasant, and soft.

Drinkability/notes: Solid and pleasant, although a bit understated.

Presentation: Packaged in a custom short twelve-ounce brown glass bottle with a pop-off crown, served in a Pilsener glass. The bottling date is 04-28-2011.

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2011 00:06:40 | More by Pegasus
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emmasdad

Colorado

3.68/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked this one up as part of a mixed six pack today, not expecting a whole lot. I was however, pleasantly surprised. Poured a cloudy amber color with about a finger of white head. Aromas of wheat, ginger and a little citrus. On the palate, light bodied, with flavors of wheat, citrus and a hint of ginger. Surprisingly pretty good.

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2011 03:53:59 | More by emmasdad
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Reidrover

Oregon

3.68/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

6 pack from Roths store,Keizer OR. $6.99 Lovely hazy yellow beer, with a great ,rocky,creamy white head. Aroma, slightly spicy a touch of ginger and slight wheatiness. Nice. Taste is very clean..maybe too clean, but after a while nice wheat hints, spice and at the end a nice touch of ginger. Very nicely done carbonation leads to a nice smooth yet spritzy mouthfeel. Overall another simple beer, but will be delightful in the heat of the summer.

Serving type: bottle

05-21-2011 02:44:52 | More by Reidrover
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KLAYNE87

Pennsylvania

4.45/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Purchased a 12-pack while visiting the folks in NH. Brewed on April 20th from their facility in Portsmouth. Really excited to see a new Redhook for the summer.

Pours a hazy yellow, not much lacing. Really good example of the style. I pick up light citrus (lemon more so than orange) that doesn't assault the tastebuds. I wish I could have more ginger, but I can't be complaining.

Perfect summer beer no doubt about that. Highly sessionable at only 5.3% ABV. This is certainly going to be one of my go to beers this season.

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2011 02:21:41 | More by KLAYNE87
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drumminlogan

Washington

3.8/5  rDev +7%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Very cloudy yellow with a decent sized layer of white head.

S - A very light citrus smell that isn't overpowering at all. Nice but could be a bit stronger.

T - Decent citrus flavors, spices, ginger, and a touch of wheat bread.

M - Nice and light mouthfeel. Medium carbonation.

D - Very drinkable beer. Perfect for a hot summer day and a burger.

Serving type: bottle

05-16-2011 23:34:17 | More by drumminlogan
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Redhook Wise Cracker Wit from Redhook Ale Brewery
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