Wolf Jaw Wit - Lake Placid Craft Brewing Company
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3.46/5 rDev +1.8%
Straight pour from a 12oz pry-off bottle to a tall Ommegang flute; bottled May 30, assuming I’m correct in interpreting the date marking as being a Julian variant, making this about three and a half weeks old at the time of consumption (“1503 09:40”).
Appearance (4.0): Three fingeres of cream-colored foam come off of the pour, capping a rich straw / 24ct gold-colored body; the head bubbles away slowly, leaving a pock-marked cap with generous, wide-arcing lace. The body is perfectly hazy. Actually pretty attractive for the style.
Smell (3.75): Equal parts coriander and clove, floated by a rich mixture of dustry straw and buttermilk biscuits—or fresh pancakes. Candied orange peel comes forth as it warms, but it’s much less evident than I was anticipating.
Taste (3.25): Lighter in every respect from the nose, but bearing largely the same characteristics: dry biscuits, some modest spices (white pepper and coriander), but with a more forward lemony character, especially in the finish (whether it’s from hops or yeast, I couldn’t say) . . . some bitter orange peel, but not a ton. It’s alright for the style, and nothing offensive certainly, and it hits all the right notes, if not particularly boldly.
Mouthfeel (3.5): Modest carbonation with a lighter-than-medium, swishy body. Finishes nicely, and easily dry. Kind of a lightweight, but not out of character for the style.
Overall (3.5): Somewhat better than average, but nothing outstanding. It probably does what you’re looking for from the style, albeit in a somewhat pedestrian fashion. Good if you’re looking for an affordable, approachable witbier from a smaller, local-ish brewery if you’re in upstate NY.
06-29-2013 21:22:46 | More by fmccormi
3.73/5 rDev +9.7%
12oz Bottle from CJ's Potsdam NY for $2
Appearance - Slightly hazy amber colour with a large size fizzy/frothy white coloured head. There is a high amount of carbonation showing and there is some fair lacing. The head lasted for around 5 minutes.
Smell - Breads/grains, clove/coriander, floral notes
Taste & Mouth - There is a high amount of carbonation and I can taste breads/grains mixed with some clove/coriander and floral notes. There is also a honey and a cit of clove/cinnamon. It ends with a somewhat dry grainy/floral aftertaste.
Overall - A decent beer that I am happy I picked up. A nice flavour that has just enough taste to keep it interesting, but still very drinkable.
07-29-2013 23:54:58 | More by spinrsx
1.35/5 rDev -60.3%
Picked this up at a local beverage store, as it was on clearance. Since I love Ubo Ale, thought I'd give this a shot. Wow, this stuff was just plain awful tasting. Has a distinct sour taste, that continues on afterwards. I thought maybe after one or two, it would start tasting better (as I would get use to it), but it never happened. Bad from start to finish. Not sure what the brew master at Lake Placid Brewery was thinking, when he concocted this swill. Going to give the rest of it away, and just stick with Ubo.
09-15-2013 11:29:01 | More by falc04
4.11/5 rDev +20.9%
According to the brewery's website:
"This is a Belgian Style Wheat beer. It is pale yellow in color and delicate in flavor. It is lightly hopped, not at all bitter, and spiced with dried Curacao Orange Peel and Coriander. It is brewed with 41% Unmalted Wheat, a small amount of oats, and the remainder malted barley. It is lightly hopped in order to let the flavors of the wheat, yeast and spices come through. It is fermented with an authentic Belgian yeast strain, which creates some very unique fruity wild yeast flavors. Overall this is a very delicate beer with a complex flavor profile of various fruits and spices. It is light in body and flavor, and very refreshing."
A: Poured from the bottle into a weizen glass, the body is hazy yellow. Small white head on top.
S: Wheat, modest spice and citrus peel.
T: Follows the nose, with some light wheat malt underneath, a hint of spice and citrus peel following that, and some yeasty fruitiness. Quite lemony - tastes almost like a Hefe or American Wheat Ale that's had a lemon slice added to it. Slightly floral at times.
M: Light in heft. Carbonation is active but fine - bubbles rise slowly throughout, but are not at all harsh or particularly active in feel.
O: Quite good for a summer seasonal. Packs a good amount of flavor into a light beer. Easily quaffed.
06-14-2013 23:06:02 | More by Kendo
3.75/5 rDev +10.3%
a very well made, if very generic, Belgian wit, with coriander and orange peel in there, and that classic Belgian bready yeast. the pour is nice, a little hazy with an orange tint. I smell orange peel, zesty and acidic. and it goes expertly with the yeast, which is fruity with a touch of spice. sometimes the coriander in these is overdone, but in this example its perfect. there is nothing pushing the boundaries here at all, just a true to form version of the style. I am okay with that, but the best lake placid beers are the ones that challenge me. very refreshing and good for summer though, light pine notes in the hops, and just that dry yeasty bright carbonation supporting a body that gets close to medium. overall I beer I really enjoy, but not the best example of lake placids creativity.
06-15-2013 15:06:22 | More by StonedTrippin
Wolf Jaw Wit from Lake Placid Craft Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 29 ratings.