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Redhook Wise Cracker Wit - Redhook Ale Brewery

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BA SCORE
81
good

288 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 288
Reviews: 92
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 14.33%
Wants: 10
Gots: 13 | 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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crobinso

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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

Arizona

4/5  rDev +12.4%

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

Rhode Island

3.4/5  rDev -4.5%

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.

08-20-2013 03:46:05 | More by TheManiacalOne
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kell50

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

08-20-2013 02:06:42 | More by kell50
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Bromine

Florida

3/5  rDev -15.7%

08-19-2013 12:41:53 | More by Bromine
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jera1350

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

08-19-2013 01:39:08 | More by jera1350
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mfigueroa713

New York

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

08-17-2013 16:24:02 | More by mfigueroa713
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guzzleacoldone

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

08-17-2013 03:30:55 | More by guzzleacoldone
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krome

Illinois

4/5  rDev +12.4%

08-13-2013 12:53:03 | More by krome
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JMUbrewz

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

08-12-2013 17:08:12 | More by JMUbrewz
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zaptone

California

3/5  rDev -15.7%

08-12-2013 02:54:29 | More by zaptone
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trancourt

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

08-11-2013 01:47:39 | More by trancourt
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WoodBrew

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

08-10-2013 03:26:02 | More by WoodBrew
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zac16125

South Carolina

2.69/5  rDev -24.4%

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.

08-10-2013 01:07:55 | More by zac16125
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fields336

Virginia

3.76/5  rDev +5.6%

12 oz bottle, bottled on july 11

A; straw golden, orange color with a 1/4 inch fluffy white head. not much head retention, it dissipates fairly quickly. opaque, good looking beer aside from the lack of head

S; coriander, white pepper, and candied ginger lead the way. A nice wheat/citrus smell is present, smells very much like a wit

T: nice sweetness, slight honey and herb notes, ginger, and coriander, slight spicey and fruity notes.

M: medium bodied, creamy

O: all around just a good solid american wit. I have always overlooked red hook before but their variety pack has surprised me.

08-10-2013 00:19:43 | More by fields336
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jcjerabek

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

08-07-2013 15:08:57 | More by jcjerabek
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sgregory

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

08-06-2013 22:10:01 | More by sgregory
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Drknight

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

08-04-2013 15:17:47 | More by Drknight
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apasternak

District of Columbia

3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

08-04-2013 08:23:38 | More by apasternak
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Irrationalist

California

4/5  rDev +12.4%

08-04-2013 02:05:52 | More by Irrationalist
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

3.76/5  rDev +5.6%

I picked this up at Giant beer garden and eatery in a mix-a-six, enjoyed chilled in a mason jar.

The color is tarnished golden with appropriate haze and quick dropping white cap with small bead, no lace forms. The smell is very yeasty with some wheat malt esters and slight spice aroma with light pepper note. The feel is very good with nice spice and yeast complimentary textures with moderate cabornation and semi-dry finish with low alcohol impact.

The taste is both sweet and spicy with mild yeast flavor compared to the smell with some light pepper and tropical elements with a fruity element and light nuttiness from the wheat malt. There is a slightly creamy taste with mild ginger which I probably wouldn't even have guessed unless I read it in the description. I enjoyed this wit, but wouldn't go out of my way to get it, it is drinkable and balanced though.

08-03-2013 15:59:16 | More by Slatetank
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jucifer1818

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

07-31-2013 19:56:38 | More by jucifer1818
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elglueckert

Montana

4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

07-29-2013 05:48:38 | More by elglueckert
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gregu2

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

07-28-2013 13:48:49 | More by gregu2
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chiva

Virginia

4/5  rDev +12.4%

07-27-2013 16:00:59 | More by chiva
Redhook Wise Cracker Wit from Redhook Ale Brewery
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