Bottom Up Wit - Revolution Brewing Company
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3.81/5 rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
And so is the story of Witbier... It seems that brewers have options- either they can go fragrant and perfumy in aroma and risk a soapy and floral taste. Or they can have a balanced and sensible drinkability and have a musty grainy scent. Revolution chooses the former for an authentic Belgian taste, but you gotta get p inast the aroma of damp hay to start.
Hazy and light gold upon the pour, the beer releases a typical white froth that's creamy from edge to edge. As the beer settles just a bit, its retention is firm yet short but then laces intricately on the glass.
Spicy and moderately floral to the nose, an up rise of wheat, grain, and hay quickly commands the aromas even as the notes of cumin and white pepper intervene. But incedibly, the taste is a subtle doughy taste with a citrus backbone. Oranges and lemons lead the taste but the underlying sweetness provide an underpinning of malt. But a balanced middle palate ensures a receding sweetness and a rising pepper and coriander taste. Pleasantly acidic, a mild tart flavor rounds out the finish with a pep from vanilla and mint.
Mid-light in body, the ale's early palate sensations are sweet and lightly bready, but a quick turn to acidity, alcohol warmth, and grain shadows closes the beer clean, crisp, and refreshing.
As the dust settles, forget the bouquet-this, the floral-that. The authentic and rustic nature of Belgian-brewed wheat beers is alive and well in this Chicagoland rendition- and the beer world is better of for it!
Serving type: can
06-27-2013 04:29:03 | More by BEERchitect
4.03/5 rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
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A- This beer pours a slightly hazy yellow lemon body with a sticky head of snow white and a gentle carbonation.
S- The clean slightly yeasty aroma has some lemon pith hints to it with a dried orange note in the finish. There are some grassy hop hints that peek through as it opens.
T- The dry yeasty flavor has a lemon tartness that takes on some orange characters as it warms. There is a dry spicy note in the finish with a hop tartness lingering a moment.
M- The medium mouthfeel has a gentle fizz that compliments the hops in the finish.
O- The slightly sweet beer has a nice perceived dryness with the spice in the finish. This beer is refreshing and has a nice taste but it is a meal in a glass.
Serving type: on-tap
06-18-2013 12:07:54 | More by rhoadsrage
3.93/5 rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
A: Hazy pale yellow in color. Forms a moderate sized white head. Decent retention. Minimal lacing.
S: Aroma is muted. There is a slight sulphuric note, some yeasty esters, and a touch of bread. A little orangey citrus in the mix.
T: Taste of white bread, crisp lemon, and orange peel. A bit of yeast and lots of wheat. There are some yeast derived spices in the mix, but they are more in the background than they are central players.
M: Lighter bodied. Heavier carbonation. Slightly spicy and crisp. Very low bitterness.
O: A good wit, very accurate to the style with a pleasantly appealing citrus quality. Easy drinking and rather approachable.
Serving type: can
05-28-2013 00:57:05 | More by Florida9
Bottom Up Wit from Revolution Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 345 ratings.