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Witch's Wit - The Lost Abbey

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BA SCORE
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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katan

Colorado

4.05/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 mil into a goblet

A - Pours a light golden golden color - very effervescent looking. Not much for head formation, only a light film remains. Not at all hazed like I would expect a wit to be, but this may be a symptom of not dredging up the yeast sediment.

S - A light yeast-like bready scent leads the way, with only the most subtle honey backdrop. No hopping, or any other off-notes present.

T - Starts off with a light malt sweetness that is immediately accompanies by a dry honey flavor. Mid-stream shows only the lightest hint of bittering, no hops. Yeast notes, as well as coriander and orange peel are difficult to find. Finishes with a direct sour-acidic note, indicating some wild yeast introduction. Aftertaste is clean.

M - Moderate to light in body. Comes across dry. Carbonation bite is very light. Clean finish, no after taste or clinging sensations.

D - Very drinkable beer. ABV is easy drinking. Flavors are smooth and well integrated. Sourness is the only portion of this beer which may get just a little bit bothersome.

I always struggle with knowing for sure if the Port/Abbey beers live up to the reputation of their brewer. In this case, I'm very pleased with the results.

Serving type: bottle

08-08-2009 03:19:02 | More by katan
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glid02

Georgia

4.03/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to route66pubs for sending this bottle over.

Pours a hazy lemon-yellow color with a one-finger white head. The head recedes into a wispy layer on top leaving light lacing.

Smells of orange peel, lemon zest, and sweet malts. All of the smells are spot on, but I would've liked them to be a bit stronger.

Tastes similar to how it smells, though the flavor is fuller than the smell would've led me to believe. Sweet malt flavors hit first followed very shortly by refreshing citrus flavors. Mild spice flavors find their way into the flavor profile right before the ending.

Mouthfeel is very nice. It's got a very nice thickness with solid carbonation that make this go down smoothly.

Drinkability is good. I finished my glass and could definitely drink a few of these on a summer day.

Overall this was a very solid wit. Nothing outstanding but a very nice session brew for the hotter months. Worth a shot.

Serving type: bottle

03-25-2009 02:11:52 | More by glid02
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weeare138

Pennsylvania

4.03/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appears a hazy, light gold with a small white cap, which quickly fades into a mild head of silk. Spotty lacing is left around the glass. Plenty of CO2 quickly rises to the top of the glass.
Smell is of citrus, caramel, spices, and lemon zest.
Taste is mainly of citrus notes with hints of cracked pepper, lemon zest, and pumelo...tasty!
Mouthfeel is light bodied, crisp, and easy drinking.
Very nice brew. It went from good to better with this one.

Serving type: on-tap

11-20-2008 02:44:12 | More by weeare138
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ClassicBrad

Pennsylvania

4.03/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured this 750ml, corked bottle into my DFH signature glass a pale, cloudy, straw yellow. Head fizzled away like soda but left a ring of lace around the glass.

Nose is mostly of pale wheat malt. Not a lot going on with the smell.

Such a crisp and refreshing beer; lacks your traditional coriander spice and orange zest, but makes up with an original burst of wheat malt and a strong suggestions of honey with hints of what I can only describe as dark berry fruit.

Carbonation is vigorous and makes the beer a thirst quenching experience.

Drinkability is average for a beer under 5%, but still feel like I should give it props for being so darn refreshing!

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2010 02:41:49 | More by ClassicBrad
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Virginia

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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Witch's Wit from The Lost Abbey
85 out of 100 based on 323 ratings.