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Pure Wit - Upright Brewing Company

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86
very good

59 Ratings
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Ratings: 59
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 9.04%
Wants: 2
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Upright Brewing Company visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Malts: organic pale, wheat
Unmalted: rolled wheat, rolled oats
Hops: hallertauer mittelfrüh
Also: bitter orange peel, coriander
Yeast: Belgian wit

(Beer added by: msubulldog25 on 09-08-2009)
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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

twelveinches, Aug 18, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

danthehopslamman, Aug 15, 2012
Photo of gford217
4.38/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle.

Pours a clear straw yellow with a huge fluffy white head that shows decent lacing. There is a steady stream of bubbles streaming from the bottom.

Sweet wheat aromas with some light lemony citrus and hints of orange zest and coriander.

Taste has some standard grains supporting the sweet wheat flavors and a dry lemony citrus finish.

Mouthfeel is lively and effervescent, dry and crisp.

This is a great wit and seriously drinkable. I could definitely drink this all day on a summer afternoon.

gford217, Jul 29, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +22.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Romulux, Jun 10, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

hopburster, Jun 08, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

ithinkimasofa, Jun 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Khazadum, May 18, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

mantissa, Apr 29, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

bluckbeyes, Mar 21, 2012
Photo of jethrodium
3.65/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Beer Revolution. Pours a cloudy yellow with a small white head that has good retention and leaves a decent amount of lacing on the glass. The aroma is wheat, some lactic acid, orange peel, and a bit of lemon. The taste is tart with a little bit of initial sweetness. There is some lemon, orange peel, a bit of pepper, and some wheat. The finish is tart and a quite dry. Light bodied with low carbonation. This was quite enjoyable. I don't think it is quite to style, but a pretty enjoyable beer.

jethrodium, Jan 31, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

whartontallboy, Jan 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

klipper, Dec 02, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

todisht, Dec 01, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

monitorpop, Dec 01, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

beefandbean22, Nov 23, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

seanthornton152, Nov 16, 2011
Photo of AgentZero
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I believe Ethan shared this one at our UFC 135 get together.

A - Hazy yellow color that had a bit of white head that fizzed up. Not really much stick on the sides, but faded to a decent collar and cap.

S - Smells surprisingly tart. There is some citrus, a bit of biscuit, slight spice, a bit dry.

T - Maybe they brewed this to be a witbier, but it seems miscategorized to me. A bit more like a slightly unsweetened sour, or maybe even more like a berliner weiss. It's really tart, even a little puckering. Some funk, a little earthy.

M - Big carbonation, lighter bodied, dry finish.

O - A really nice beer. Don't think I've ever had a tart witbier like this one, and would not have guessed that as style if you had given this to me blind folded. Would happily drink again.

AgentZero, Sep 26, 2011
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3.88/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed from tap at Upright Brewing's cellar.

Pours average witbier hue with moderate head and light lace retention. Smells of yeast and coriander, maybe a hint of lemon and wheat. The palate is much more impressive with a variety of mild citrus notes playing with the yeast, malt, and spice.

Texture is light but not too thin. Very drinkable style with a pretty balanced finish.

Don't expect this to be something it's not. It's a witbier and it's made to be drinkable yet quality built. I think they have this one down pat.

***Tasted a second time (PDX Mighty Mites Festival 8/27/11) with consistent results.

cbarrett4, Aug 21, 2011
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3.48/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750mL bottle poured into a stein.

Another green bottle, another skunky aroma. Pretty disappointing.

Taste is holy lemons, pepper also, some floral notes. But mostly lemons.

Mouthfeel funky and fizzy, medium bodied.

Overall enjoyable, not my favorite wit but not a bad one either. Bears strong resemblance to the Offen Weisse on tap at the recent Oregon Brewers festival.

BurgerJones, Aug 21, 2011
Photo of Gueuzedude
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled June 2011
A solid pour produces a fat, two-finger thick, pale, off-white colored head. The beer is a pale honey / straw color that shows a richly hazed, yellow straw color when held up to the light. The aroma smells of earthy, slihglty grassy coriander, with touches of orange zest, dusty cracker like malt, freshly threshed pale grain (along with the dried straw like character). There is a faint touch of tartness to the finish that is perhaps accentuated by the hints of orange zest. I really like the slightly musty, expressive, sunny grain character that this beer has. As my nose adjusts to it, there also seems to be a light tartness to this brew

This has a zippy carbonation to it that pairs nicely with a nicely tart finish; it is much more tart than I was expecting & I am quite pleasantly surprised. The tartness pairs nicely with the light orange zest flavor that is in the finish. There some straw like pale grain character here as well as a touch of pale-wheat-cracker-like grain notes. This is very light bodied and refreshing (the tartness helps with this last), but it also isn’t overly thin or watery. There is a touch of mustiness here, though not as much as in the nose, but overall the tartness coupled with the hay-like grain character makes this seem clean and refreshing. There is an earthy, somewhat herbaceous, coriander character that forms a nice supporting backbone to the more prominent flavors already mentioned.

I am quite pleased that this is a Wit with some nice tartness to it; it is definitely the way I have come to prefer my Wits. It has even got me a bit more excited about the tart Wit that I am just about ready to bottle up of my own. This is eminently quaffable and a great Wit. The more I get into this, the more I am enjoying this beer. The fact that the tartness is pretty clean, is actually quite nice; there isn’t any real funk here, which would actually overwhelm the flavors of this beer.

Gueuzedude, Aug 04, 2011
Photo of hopsbreath
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Just to be clear, I'm reviewing this as a Berliner Weiss because that's what it is. Green 75cl bottle poured by parts into a Duvel tulip. Bought at the brewery for $8.

A: Very slightly hazy pale yellow at first but it quickly becomes opaque on subsequent pours due to sediment being kicked up. A finger of fizzy white head quickly dissipates leaving the finest bead at the glass edge. No lacing at all. This is what a Berliner Weiss is supposed to look like. 4/5

S: Very pleasantly tart albeit one-dimensional. Notes of citrus complement but don't take away the focus. 4/5

T: The puckering quality is instantly appreciated. A touch of barnyard is a welcome addition as well. I'm missing the clean wheat quality that I really enjoy in Berliner Weiss, so I'm holding this at a 4/5.

M: Crisp and medium bodied. I just wish it were a touch drier. 4/5

O: A good example of a style I enjoy, but not quite among the best I've had. 4/5

hopsbreath, Jul 30, 2011
Photo of AlexFields
2.7/5  rDev -30.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

Thanks to oregonskibum for sending this one in a trade.

Poured very light yellow. The head is very thin and fades away quickly even though I poured pretty aggressively. Looks like a barely carbonated soda with the head gone.

Smells of tart lemon. Maybe a little spice or yeast, but mostly tart lemon.

Wow, this is almost a sour. They weren't kidding when they said they were aiming for the tart side of the witbier spectrum. In theory that sounds great, but the reality is this beer is pretty one dimensional. A blast of lemony tartness and that's about it. You have to look hard to find coriander or yeast or any of the normal parts of the witbier flavor profile.

Mouthfeel lacks carbonation.

A decent beer and an interesting one, but not very well balanced and not all that interesting after the initial shock of how tart it is. I expected better.

5.8/10

AlexFields, Jul 12, 2011
Pure Wit from Upright Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 59 ratings.