1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Redhook Wise Cracker Wit - Redhook Ale Brewery

Not Rated.
Redhook Wise Cracker WitRedhook Wise Cracker Wit

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
81
good

294 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 294
Reviews: 92
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 14.08%
Wants: 10
Gots: 15 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Redhook Wise Cracker Wit Alström Bros
Ratings: 294 | Reviews: 92 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of JohnSnowNW
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

JohnSnowNW, Sep 02, 2013
Photo of Falcone
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Falcone, Sep 01, 2013
Photo of Beer4Mike
3/5  rDev -15.5%

Beer4Mike, Aug 29, 2013
Photo of BlackBeerBroad
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

BlackBeerBroad, Aug 29, 2013
Photo of samibr
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

samibr, Aug 27, 2013
Photo of ImperatorScab
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

ImperatorScab, Aug 26, 2013
Photo of crobinso
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

crobinso, Aug 24, 2013
Photo of Mrose78
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Mrose78, Aug 24, 2013
Photo of TheManiacalOne
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.

TheManiacalOne, Aug 20, 2013
Photo of kell50
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

kell50, Aug 20, 2013
Photo of Bromine
3/5  rDev -15.5%

Bromine, Aug 19, 2013
Photo of jera1350
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

jera1350, Aug 19, 2013
Photo of mfigueroa713
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

mfigueroa713, Aug 17, 2013
Photo of guzzleacoldone
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

guzzleacoldone, Aug 17, 2013
Photo of krome
4/5  rDev +12.7%

krome, Aug 13, 2013
Photo of JMUbrewz
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

JMUbrewz, Aug 12, 2013
Photo of zaptone
3/5  rDev -15.5%

zaptone, Aug 12, 2013
Photo of trancourt
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

trancourt, Aug 11, 2013
Photo of WoodBrew
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

WoodBrew, Aug 10, 2013
Photo of zac16125
2.69/5  rDev -24.2%
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.

zac16125, Aug 10, 2013
Photo of fields336
3.76/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

fields336, Aug 10, 2013
Photo of jcjerabek
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

jcjerabek, Aug 07, 2013
Photo of sgregory
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

sgregory, Aug 06, 2013
Photo of Drknight
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Drknight, Aug 04, 2013
Photo of apasternak
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

apasternak, Aug 04, 2013
Redhook Wise Cracker Wit from Redhook Ale Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 294 ratings.