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Witch's Wit - The Lost Abbey

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85
very good

323 Ratings
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Ratings: 323
Reviews: 159
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 10.34%
Wants: 32
Gots: 17 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
The Lost Abbey visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: illidurit on 08-04-2008)
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Reviews by russpowell:
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russpowell

Oklahoma

3.48/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours an effervescent straw color with 3 fingers of pearl colored head. Murks up a bit a t the bottom of the bottle, Good head retention & lacing

S: White pepper, coriander & apples

T: White pepper, apples, lemony hops & estery alcohol up front. White grapeskins, band-aids & dryness as this warms. Finishes with white pepper, coriander, some breadyness & a touch of grapefruit

MF: Light bodied with medium carbonation

Drinks alright, just run of the mill as Wits go. I was expecting more from Lost Abbey

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2008 03:35:42 | More by russpowell
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the_encinitan

California

4/5  rDev +6.1%

07-10-2014 20:17:38 | More by the_encinitan
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GreyGhost4

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

07-09-2014 13:23:43 | More by GreyGhost4
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Auraan

Arizona

3.96/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a gorgeous cloudy golden color with two fingers of fluffy white head that slowly receded and left abundant lacing down the glass. A beautiful beer and very true to style. Scents of honey, yeasty, grainy wheat bread, a perfume-like aromatic quality, hints of orange zest and slight sweet spices and light notes of white pepper. A pleasant aroma that is fairly true to style with a bit more honey character than is usual and a bit less in the way of spice aromas. Good and true to style, but not the best example of a witbier aroma. Taste begins pleasantly sweet, with notes of honey, a slight sour tang and a nice orange zest and citrus presence. This moves into a more spicy middle with notes of coriander, white pepper and low levels of herbal/spicy hops joining a backbone of sweet malt, bready malt and a refreshing tang. Finish is semi-dry with notes of coriander, white pepper, hints of orange zest, bready wheat malt and a slight sourness, not intense at all. Aftertaste is coriander and white pepper with some wheat. A fairly good flavor profile that is nicely representative of the style. Refreshing, with a nice balance between malt, spice and orange peel flavors. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, creamy and smooth with a slight effervescence from moderate carbonation. Extremely easy to drink as a result and quite pleasant in feel. Very true to style. Overall this is a good example of a witbier. It hits the style quite well all categories and is a refreshing, pleasant beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2014 08:49:30 | More by Auraan
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Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

07-06-2014 02:42:48 | More by leinie13
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California

4/5  rDev +6.1%

06-29-2014 06:13:34 | More by HeyItsMerl
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Washington

4/5  rDev +6.1%

06-29-2014 01:28:29 | More by C_S
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n2pux

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

06-16-2014 18:18:04 | More by n2pux
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gcare02

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

06-13-2014 02:43:39 | More by gcare02
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Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

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sourdog

California

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

05-03-2014 01:28:05 | More by sourdog
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greenspointexas

Texas

4/5  rDev +6.1%

04-07-2014 22:52:29 | More by greenspointexas
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

03-27-2014 13:25:54 | More by InspectorBob
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afsdan

Colorado

4/5  rDev +6.1%

03-22-2014 20:12:27 | More by afsdan
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jkane101

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

03-16-2014 22:29:44 | More by jkane101
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kmanjohnson

California

3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

03-14-2014 22:20:03 | More by kmanjohnson
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California

4/5  rDev +6.1%

03-04-2014 01:12:29 | More by Scottie_A25
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California

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

02-24-2014 18:01:06 | More by GraduatedCashew
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jaydoc

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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MarioM

California

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MrBoz21

Colorado

3.16/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

poured cloudy straw with thick white head. Good retention, and mild carbonation

Aroma: wheat and citrus

taste: sweet with lemony wheat character. Minimal hops.

mouthfeel: sticky with a bit of tingly

overall: pretty tasty, but sweet and bit thick (cloying). could stand to be dryer.

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2014 02:14:51 | More by MrBoz21
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DantheMan75

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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smakawhat

Maryland

4.31/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the bottle into a Hoegaarden glass.

An absolutely crystal clear golden brass yellow and lemon body. Noticeable numerous but not dominant carbonation rising through. Head is classic witbier fluffy white and soapy, but with good three fingers tall and staying power. Real nice looker, bright, clear probably the best looking witbier I've seen.

Great nose to match so far. Huge floral notes and sweet perfume. Lavender. Grape penny store candy also, but nothing overbearing. The drink screams of purple in the fact if I could put that into words.

Taste matches a little more toned down than the nose hints at, but it's subtlety makes for easier drinking. Light bodied sugared grape and floral mid palate. Some nice crispness with toned down sucrose Belgian quality. Wine like floral notes and a subtle sugar perfume component that matches nicely with lavender, white grape, accents, and spicy almost peppery finish too.

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Serving type: bottle

02-01-2014 21:09:59 | More by smakawhat
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Witch's Wit from The Lost Abbey
85 out of 100 based on 323 ratings.