Witch's Wit - The Lost Abbey

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85
very good

377 Ratings
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Ratings: 377
Reviews: 161
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 10.13%
Wants: 29
Gots: 28 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
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California, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
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.

(Beer added by: illidurit on 08-04-2008)
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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of jsanford
3.98/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 C&C Bottle poured into a Lost Abbey Pint Glass. Bottled 6/11

A - Pours a clear golden amber with a thin white head that settles to a slight ring and haze.
S - Crisp aromas of wheat, honey, lemongrass, coriander, and orange peel.
T - More wheat, honey, coriander, and a ton of orange peel/curacao. Very citrus-forward.
M - Quite refreshing, with a medium-light mouthfeel and sharp, "spritzy" carbonation.
O - Excellent Wit, I look forward to picking up more of this next Summer!

Photo of Rempo
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of jophish17
3/5  rDev -20%

Photo of Diomede
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of nanobrew
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of jerz
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of IPx
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of codynevels
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of oline73
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of cadaugherty
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of HopStoopid120
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of kkrez
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of BeerThursdays
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of avaldivia
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of JAHMUR
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of TheRealDBCooper
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
2.75/5  rDev -26.7%

Photo of mikennat
5/5  rDev +33.3%

Photo of Rollzroyce21
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of Travisnin
5/5  rDev +33.3%

Photo of OWSLEY069
3.53/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy yellow to light orange in color with a white head. In the aroma, wheat and light spices. In the taste, spicy, earthy, and a small tart citrus. A spice bite and lighter bodied mouthfeel, with and small dry spice in the aftertaste. Nice flavor, but just above average.

Photo of phichifiji00
4.22/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2009 bottle poured into Lost Abbey tulip.

Appearance: Hazy straw color, pours 2 inches thick white head that fades very slowly. Lots of lacing.

Smell: brett, barnyard funk, earthy, citrus, grassy, orange zest, coriander, honey, spices, floral notes.

Taste: Orange zest, coriander, orange blossom honey, spices, subtle funk, white pepper, salty.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, smooth, crisp, zesty.

Overall: Very drinkable. Well balanced. Fairly complex. I think this bottle definitely improved with age.

Photo of brotherloco
3.95/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750ml C&C. Date is scratched, but it's definitely 2011. Served in a pilsner glass.

Seems like an appropriate beer for today's date.

Pours a clear pale straw with lots of cascading bubbles and a small white head. Fizzes away pretty quickly. Bits of lacing. Gets a lot hazier as I pour the rest of the bottle and get more yeast.

Aroma is mostly wheat malt with a bit of spice. Slight amount of funk. Lemon citrus.

Flavor reveals the same with some additional sweetness. Must be from the honey claimed on the label. Lemony citrus emerges in the finish.

Body is medium light with active but soft carbonation. Feels very good on the palate.

Photo of Cyberkedi
3.85/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Strong aroma is wheaty and yeasty with a hint of citrus. It pours a lovely clear solar yellow with a thick, if not too persistent, white head that leaves minimal lacing. Firm, wheaty flavor has a yeasty undertone and hints of citrus and grass. Body is a little above average, especially for a wit, and the fizz is firm and persistent. I managed to get one of the bottles with the controversial image of an auto-da-fe. Could this become a collector’s item?

Witch's Wit from The Lost Abbey
85 out of 100 based on 377 ratings.