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Witch's Wit - The Lost Abbey

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373 Ratings
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Ratings: 373
Reviews: 161
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 10.13%
Wants: 30
Gots: 27 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
The Lost Abbey visit their website
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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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.

metter98, May 23, 2013
Photo of TKEbeerman
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

TKEbeerman, May 19, 2013
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!

Thehuntmaster, May 18, 2013
Photo of beernads
3/5  rDev -20%

beernads, May 17, 2013
Photo of ShemRahBoo
3.75/5  rDev 0%

ShemRahBoo, May 14, 2013
Photo of Kelp
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Kelp, Apr 27, 2013
Photo of Mattias
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Mattias, Apr 19, 2013
Photo of smithj4
3.75/5  rDev 0%

smithj4, Apr 17, 2013
Photo of LB22
4/5  rDev +6.7%

LB22, Apr 12, 2013
Photo of sendbeer
3.75/5  rDev 0%

sendbeer, Apr 11, 2013
Photo of briguy9842
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

briguy9842, Apr 09, 2013
Photo of dwagner003
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

dwagner003, Mar 26, 2013
Photo of acurtis
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

acurtis, Mar 25, 2013
Photo of mactrail
3.19/5  rDev -14.9%
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.

mactrail, Mar 24, 2013
Photo of orangesol
3.75/5  rDev 0%

orangesol, Mar 07, 2013
Photo of danmcg62
3.75/5  rDev 0%

danmcg62, Mar 02, 2013
Photo of Seaba
4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

Seaba, Feb 26, 2013
Photo of richkrull
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

richkrull, Feb 23, 2013
Photo of jvillefan
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

jvillefan, Feb 10, 2013
Photo of mantissa
4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

mantissa, Jan 27, 2013
Photo of yourefragile
3.75/5  rDev 0%

yourefragile, Jan 26, 2013
Photo of Liquoric3
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Liquoric3, Jan 19, 2013
Photo of OtherShoe2
3.88/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours medium cloudy yellow with a foam white head. Head is a bit disappointing in volume, but it does last. No lace.

Yeast and sweet wheat in the nose. Sweet nutty grain notes.

Wheat and grain dominate in the flavor. The honey comes out and gives this a soft feel. Mild bitterness at the end. Malt forward, incredibly easy to drink, but a very standard wit.

Light bodied, moderate carbonation.

So they made a beer to quaff in the summer. You could drink gallons of this stuff on a hot summer day. No competition at all for the good imported stuff, but a nice version just the same. Easy to like and recommend.

OtherShoe2, Jan 17, 2013
Photo of Thorpe429
3.79/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Capone’s. Served in a sampler glass. Pours a somewhat-hazy straw color. Light and fairly crisp. Slight bit of grain with nice wheat. Touch of citrus and spice. Good carbonation. Dry. Well done wit.

Thorpe429, Jan 09, 2013
Photo of mrbojangles31
3.75/5  rDev 0%

mrbojangles31, Jan 04, 2013
Witch's Wit from The Lost Abbey
85 out of 100 based on 373 ratings.