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Witch's Wit - The Lost Abbey

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85
very good

379 Ratings
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Ratings: 379
Reviews: 161
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 10.13%
Wants: 29
Gots: 30 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
The Lost Abbey visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: illidurit on 08-04-2008

Convicted of a dark art, the crowd will gather to watch as they raze your earthen existence. An intolerable pain is the cross you’ll bear that day as you are removed from this righteous world. No one will summon the courage to save you in fear of their life. It sucks. But such is the life of a witch. In honor of your fleeting existence, we brewed Witch’s Wit. A light and refreshing wheat beer, it’s exactly the sort of thing you might expect to find being passed around the center of town on witch burning day. Say hello to the Prince of Darkness for us.
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4.1/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Got in a trade with swingracex. 750 ml bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours slightly hazy pale golden amber color with a 2 finger foamy and fluffy white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of pear, grape, apple, lemon zest, orange zest, coriander, pepper, clove, floral, wheat, honey, bread, and herbal earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of yeast esters with spices and a good amount of malt balance; and nice strength. Taste of pear, apple, lemon zest, orange zest, coriander, pepper, clove, wheat, honey, floral, bread, and herbal earthiness. Lingering notes of light fruits, citrus zest, coriander, wheat, bread, clove, honey, and herbal earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and complexity of yeast ester and spice flavors; with a moderate malt balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, crisp, and lightly prickly mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with no warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is an excellent witbier. All around great balance, complexity, and robustness of flavors for 4.8%; and extremely smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of metter98
3.73/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is clear light yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high bright white head that died down but consistently left a thin head covering the surface as well as a coating of bubbles down the sides of the glass.
S: Light aromas of wheat are present in the nose along with notes of lemons and hints of peppery spices. Some honey also becomes apparent as the beer warms up.
T: The taste is similar to the smell but there are also some notes of honey.
M: It feels light-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: While the honey flavor makes this beer a little unique compared to other beers in the style, it makes the overall taste slightly sweet and not as refreshing compared to other witbiers. It is still very easy to drink.

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3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of Thehuntmaster
4.16/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle 4,8% Abv.
Served chilled in an oversized wine glass.
Bottled on: 26/07/2012

Appearance: The appearance is fairly standard for a wit beer - murky (I purposefully shook up the yeast) golden-yellow body, topped by a large white head. The head could have lasted a little better, but it does leave some nice rings of lacing as it recedes.

Smell: Oh wow, the honey is immediately apparent, with a big raw honey note dominates the first few sniffs. After a few minutes the more traditional notes of malted wheat, banana, coriander and clove become apparent. Warming yields a light citrus character (sweeter than I'd expect from grapefruit peel), a little peach and a perfumed note that might just be the cardamom.

Taste: As with the nose, the initial flavour offers a fair amount of raw honey. This is soon joined by malted wheat, an unexpected light hoppy note (sweet citrus fruits), coriander and clover.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied, with a medium-high level of relatively smooth carbonation.

Overall: I love wit beers and this is a very interesting (and delicious) example of the style. It was fantastically refreshing and I could happily see myself drinking a few of these during summer!

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3.22/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Sparkly and bubbly in the New Belgium snifter. Like a Lager in color and spritziness. A nice head on the glass. Mild aroma of coriander, with more in the nose. slightly tart with a taste of something too much like chamomile.

The spice is quite prominent, and seems to be a little too much of a good thing. A touch of dried orange and lots of the spice with some Hefeweizen wheaty esters. LIght bodied yet plenty malty. No hint of hoppy taste or bitterness, either. The flavor wears a little on the palate. Not one I can drink much of.

From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Holiday Wine Cellar in Escondido.

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Witch's Wit from The Lost Abbey
85 out of 100 based on 379 ratings.