Witch's Wit - The Lost Abbey
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3.43/5 rDev -9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
1 pint 9.4 fl oz brown glass bottle with hood and wire cap over a cork served into a conical Guinness pint glass in me gaff in low altitude Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live. Expectations are high given the brewery.
Served refrigerator cold and allowed to warm over the course of consumption. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.
Not paired with food. Consumed on a mildly full stomach.
Yields a satisfying pop upon opening.
A: Pours a two finger beige colour head without much cream, of okay thickness, and average retention. Colour is a nontransparent yellow-orange. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show.
Sm: Lemon, lemongrass, lemon peel (yes, these are all distinct notes...), clean malts, hints of funkiness (unexpected), and wheat. A moderate strength aroma.
T: Wheat, funkiness (maybe even brettanomyces?), lemongrass, lemon, clean malts, barley, and background citrus esters from the light subtle hopping. Balanced and built well. I like it. A bit simple, but pleasant and enjoyable.
Mf: Smooth and wet, with some needed coarseness on the climax. Suits the flavour profile nicely. Thick enough. Adequately carbonated.
Dr: A drinkable little wit. I quite like it. An excellent summer brew. Refreshing and pleasant. I'd definitely have this again, though the price is a significant drawback. A good session beer. Fans of the style will definitely like this one. Another solid offering from Lost Abbey.
A bad candidate for aging.
Would pair well with a lightly dressed salad, buttered soft pretzels, and orange rind cheese.
Serving type: bottle
06-27-2012 03:48:38 | More by kojevergas
3.5/5 rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
On tap at Lost Abbey.
A: Hazy yellow with a big foamy white head.
S: Lightly tart wheat aroma with orange zest, coriander, apple, and grapefruit. Peppery phenolics are pronounced.
T: Big phenolic presence with pepper, band aid, and leather. Lemon blends with coriander and a pervasive wheat presence with a light tartness. I get some apple and grapefruit. The finish is spicy and dry.
M: Light body with high carbonation.
Overall: A light Wit beer that's heavy on the phenolics.
Serving type: on-tap
05-25-2012 05:04:14 | More by HopHead84
3.63/5 rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Witches Wit pours a hazy pale straw with some orange tints near the edges. A thick white head settles down into a tight ring, leaving a decent lace throughout. A BIG bouquet of aromas are present, most noticeably grass, spice, citrus, wheat, and a little funk. Clove, banana, spice, wheat, honey, coriander, and orange zest all intermingle to build a good Belgian Wit. A spritziness from a lot of carbonation is welcomed by a medium-light body. Another GREAT Belgian inspired brew from the crew at Lost Abbey.
Serving type: bottle
02-11-2012 17:04:26 | More by phishsihq
3.85/5 rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
A: poured into a New Belgian large snifter glass at Amsterdam in SF, it pours a hazy golden yellow with a fingers worth of white fluffy head that dissipates quickly, leaving a small amount of lacing.
S: This beer has a nice Belgian yeast nose, a little dusty, mellow wheat grains, a very subtle spice, and some light dry citrus notes in there.
T: Like the nose, the flavors are yeasty with a nice Belgian spice, there are clean citrus flavors, light wheat grain notes, and a nice subtle sweetness, with a little bit of honey. Overall nice light flavors.
M&O: The mouthfeel is medium light with a lower carbonation. It is crisp and nicely refreshing. Light with a good backbone still. Overall a light, easy drinking and refreshing beer with great flavors. Perfect for a hot sunny day.
Serving type: on-tap
02-03-2012 23:15:24 | More by marikoangel
Witch's Wit from The Lost Abbey
85 out of 100 based on 323 ratings.