1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Cottonmouth Wit - Swamp Head Brewery

Not Rated.
Cottonmouth WitCottonmouth Wit

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.

74 Ratings
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 74
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 12.43%
Wants: 2
Gots: 5 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Swamp Head Brewery visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: drabmuh on 12-23-2009)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 74 | Reviews: 22 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of CMOrak
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

CMOrak, Nov 01, 2013
Photo of Agentveba
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Agentveba, Oct 14, 2013
Photo of BMMillsy
3.9/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Growler from the brewery. Pours a light clear golden with nearly no head. Aroma of sweet pears and apples, wheat, honey, hint of spice. Light bodied with plenty of carbonation. Flavor is honey, apples, pears, banana, small hint of coriander, and slight dryness but not super dry. Sweet for the style but light enough that this goes nicely with the local hot weather. Not bad and very drinkable.

BMMillsy, Oct 06, 2013
Photo of CrispyFL
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

CrispyFL, Oct 06, 2013
Photo of jme015
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

jme015, Sep 13, 2013
Photo of malonelocke
3/5  rDev -18.9%

malonelocke, Jul 29, 2013
Photo of jorrx003
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

jorrx003, Jul 14, 2013
Photo of mecmd
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

mecmd, Jul 14, 2013
Photo of petermethot
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

petermethot, Jun 26, 2013
Photo of beernads
2.5/5  rDev -32.4%

beernads, May 17, 2013
Photo of Skrypt
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Skrypt, May 07, 2013
Photo of MikalMick
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

MikalMick, Apr 28, 2013
Photo of jmwildwest
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

jmwildwest, Apr 21, 2013
Photo of tazzman
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

tazzman, Apr 21, 2013
Photo of Arsenal0328
4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

Arsenal0328, Apr 10, 2013
Photo of pressurewave
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Cottonmouth doesn't knock your socks off, but it does something I think is more important: It tastes good and drinks easy. I don't want every beer I touch to blow me out of my seat, or send me sprawling for my notebook to try to document all the flavors happening. Sometimes I just want to drink a beer. This is one of those beers that gives you no excuse to stray from the craft beer world because it accomplishes the same familiar and approachable flavor that less stylistically ambitious brewers have relied upon for years... it is one of those "bon ami" beers. This is an unassuming Wit-style and a reliable drinker for when you're done challenging your palate for the evening and just want to relax with a nice glass to sip on.

The wheat is immediately apparent in the smell. The head is frothy and loose, and melts away pretty quickly. It looks pretty pale and unassuming in the glass. The celeral comes back at the top of the sip. There is a bit of sweet, a bit of fermented cereal grain, a tingle of sour, a then a long, clean, sort of creamy finish. Lingering at the back of the palate, a fruit note. I've seen it described as banana, but for me it is more like fresh papaya.

There are better wits, there are more complex wits, but this beer is excellent, drinkable, and actually quite charming. If you're in Florida and like to drink local/regional, this is one of the best. If you're not and you just want a solid, tasty wit, also excellent.

pressurewave, Apr 07, 2013
Photo of chinchill
3.44/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the brewery.
Sampling this one without any reference, it was immediately clear that this was a Belgian style wit. Both the wheaty grain notes and plenty of banana from the yeast. A familiar style, but not a favorite.

The pour was very light yellow-gold in color, crystal clear with a durable white head than left some sticky lacing on the glass. There's a rather pronounced ripe banana note in the fruity nose.
Nice sweet/tart balance is a little on the sweet side.
The strong banana fades by the finish, leaving a lightly spicy and bready aftertaste.
Light body with very good carbonation.

chinchill, Mar 20, 2013
Photo of BeerMeBrah
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

BeerMeBrah, Feb 23, 2013
Photo of runner0916
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

runner0916, Feb 07, 2013
Photo of ninaturner
4/5  rDev +8.1%

ninaturner, Jan 05, 2013
Photo of dsauter
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

dsauter, Dec 09, 2012
Photo of mycatsissy
4/5  rDev +8.1%

mycatsissy, Nov 11, 2012
Photo of genogirl
3/5  rDev -18.9%

genogirl, Sep 28, 2012
Photo of MisterE
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

MisterE, Sep 28, 2012
Photo of LuCkYxCh4rMz
4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

LuCkYxCh4rMz, Jun 18, 2012
Cottonmouth Wit from Swamp Head Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 74 ratings.