Wit Beer - Epic Brewing Company

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Ratings: 47
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 10.05%
Wants: 0
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Epic Brewing Company visit their website
Utah, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Slightly higher in alcohol content than traditional Wits ours is traditionally brewed, using wheat, oats, authentic Belgian yeast, malts and just a sprinkle of hops. Spices include coriander, sweet and bitter orange peel and grains of paradise.

(Beer added by: JohnGalt1 on 10-26-2010)
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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.76/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Release # 16. 5.5% ABV per the label.

Pours a murky light orange with a foamy off-white head that settles to a small cap on top of the beer. Small swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Tiny dots of sediment are seen floating around in the beer after the pour. Smell is of malt, wheat, honey, yeast, spice, and floral aromas. Taste is much the same with spice and peppery flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with some nice spice and peppery flavors that make this one easy to drink.

Photo of SocalKicks
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.76/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

a total summer beer this one, completely inappropriate this time of year, but a real tasty beer nonetheless. it has a real mellow corn color with a quickly receding white head, not much lacing. the aroma and taste here are identical, tons of tropical notes, grains of paradise, lemon or orange, and a hybrid belgian/german yeast as far as i can tell. doughy yet light like the german brand, and spicy and bright and chalky like particular belgian strains, well done on that front. i dont get much coriander, thank god. i like it, but its played out, and this one only dabbles. light feel, some residual sugars but still pretty clean, and not quite hopped enough to hit my sweet spot. a well made and summery brew, light in body and only a little herbal on the way down. complex enough without distracting me, a good session brew and you cannot beat the bomber price in denver right now. will keep this one around.

Photo of mactrail
3.68/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Spritzy looking in the glass with a well-carbonated mouthfeel. Attractive cloudy pale golden color. A nice balance of sharp flavors with the maltiness. Very nice nose of bicsuity malt and some citrus hints. Wheat malt flavors. Compared to some Wits, this has more substance along with the rich mouthfeel. At the end, a little hoppy bitter edge along with the fruit. Refreshing.

Plenty drinkable, though less clear and crisp than some others. I like the yeastier flavor since the carbonation is so creamy. Release #5. Label lists ABV at 5.1%.

Photo of Halcyondays
4.48/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 oz. bomber for $3.99 at Total Wine, so I had to pick it up,

A: Pours a cloudy goldenrod with a medium white head, soft sticky lace.

S: Fragrant orange and citrus peel, cream soda.

T: Sweet Belgian spice, white pepper, coriander, with a good orange peel balance. Definitely one of the most balanced wits I've had, full-flavoured, very nice.

M: Medium-bodied, crisp and juicy, very drinkable.

O: A fantastic wit from Epic. Very well made, to style and tasty. Almost as good a QPR as White Rascal which is impressive. Another reason why these guys are fast becoming my favourite new brewery.

Photo of superspak
4.23/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle into signature pint glass, release #10 bottled 5/31/2012. Pours lightly hazy golden straw color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass. Aromas of big lemon zest, orange zest, orange rind, coriander, clove, pepper, wheat, ginger, earth, floral, and light herbal. Damn nice aromas with good balance, strength, and complexity. Taste of big lemon zest, orange peel, coriander, ginger, clove, pepper, wheat, bread, floral, earth, grass, and herbal. Lingering notes of citrus, coriander, clove, pepper, ginger, wheat, grass, and herbal on the finish for a good bit. Fantastic flavor balance and complexity; with a great malt/spice balance; zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium body; with a lightly creamy and very crisp and prickly mouthfeel that is very nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with hardly any warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a highly excellent witbier! Great flavor balance and complexity; very smooth a crisp to drink. Highly enjoyable offering; exceeded my expectations.

Photo of mothman
3.78/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a finger of white head. Decent retention with a lot of sticky lace. Color is a hazed bright straw yellow.

Aroma: A lot of lemon and spice. Has a lot of citrus, wheat, and coriander.

Taste: More wheat here, but still a lot of lemon and citrus flavors. Fairly earthy. Some spices.

Mouthfeel: Crisp and clean. Lighter bodied with a higher amount of carbonation. Ends a little dry.

Overall, I thought this was one of Epic's more enjoyable brews. It was really easy to drink. Crisp and clean.

Photo of Zorro
3/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Cloudy orange colored beer with a small white colored head.

Smells spicy with lots of coriander and pepper in the nose. Ginger and wheat malt and a faint orange scent.

Starts out spicy and a little tart with a bit stouter than expected bitterness. Coriander and peeper are the strongest flavors. Not very sweet mostly a spice beer.

Mouthfeel is OK.

An OK Witbier but I can find better.

Photo of afsdan
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of Wasatch
2.5/5  rDev -32.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a hazy pale yellow color, some carbonation, little white head with some sticky lacing left behind. The nose is malty, with some yeast notes, coriander, very slight citrus. The taste is malty, yeasty, with some coriander/spice, some citrus notes. Medium body. Not Drinkable, another from Epic.

Photo of dmorgan310
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of atrocity
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of JohnGalt1
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Label says Release #2 (Exponential Series) .... I picked up 2 of these over the weekend... shared the 1st with Inflatablechair... the 2nd was with the wife, who says she loves Witbiers (this was her favorite from SA and Alaskan White).

Pours with a frothy white head... pretty descent retention and lacing... the brew is hazed light straw.. seriously very pale.

Nose is pretty phenolic for a low ABV Belgian.. plenty of coriander and some background citrus zest.. the yeast plays nice and big.

Flavor has the same qualities as the aroma... the phenols grasp unexpectedly at antiseptic qualities.. sorta medicinal... white pepper and abundant coriander.. citric essence is there, but in the background..

Body is a bit bigger than expected for a Wit... carbonation may be a tad low.. but really, this is a nice take on a Witbier and tastes very very fresh. Another cool beer from Epic.

4/4/4/4/4

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Celebrator pokal. Pours a light straw yellow amber with hints of gold, with a quarter finger white head that dissipates to patches and a ring around the glass. Aroma of spicy coriander and pepper, citrus and wheat. Flavor follows with spicy lemon wheat with a coriander and lemon pepper finish. Light bodied with peppery carbonation. A light, but pleasant wit with an emphasis on citrus and spicing; classic wit characters are here, but this is even more refreshing and fun to drink. A bit on the light side and could use a little more wheat character, but enjoyable.

Photo of flagmantho
4.03/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from 22 oz bomber into a tulip. Label says this is release 23, 5.6% ABV.

Appearance: murky light-golden hue with a moderate effervescence and a thick finger of frothy white foam. Quite attractive!

Smell: refreshing and wheaty, with a pear-like fruitiness. Spicing is light and adds just a little nuance to the aroma. This beer really appeals to me.

Taste: a little spicier than the average witbier, but it really works here. There's an even-handed balance between the fruitiness, light graininess of the wheat, and the spicing. It's quite refreshing.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a great carbonation and a big, satisfying creaminess. Delightful!

Overall: this beer really works for me. It might be a slightly more Americanized version of a traditional witbier, but it's refreshing, tasty and satisfying.

Photo of ccrida
3.88/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

On draught at Bailey's, served in a small pils glass, Epic's Wit is cloudy straw yellow with a small white head that leaves foamy lace. Nice glow to it

Smell is spicy and fruity, a little grainy, and yeasty.

Taste is sweet, the citrus spices and esters play well, bringing a full flavor without being overbearing, although the aftertaste is a bit acrid. Nice slate-like minerality.

Mouthfeel is creamy, soft, light bodied, dry.

Drinkability is pretty good, a solid wit, but I could use a touch less spice and more esters.

Photo of KarlHungus
3.98/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer pours a cloudy pale yellow color. The head is half an inch in height, and recedes quickly into minimal lacing. The aroma is of coriander, camomile, and hints of lemon. The taste is similar to the aroma in its aggressive spiciness. The spice is so in your face that it gets in the way of the wheat flavors associated with a good witbier. I still like the flavor, but I think it would be better if it were more wheaty. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a chewy texture, and lively carbonation. Overall, this is a good beer. It may be too spicy to be considered a traditional witbier, but I can still see a place for this beer at the dinner table. I don't think I could drink more than one bottle of this beer at a time, but I could see it pairing well with food.

Photo of Whiskeydeez
3/5  rDev -18.5%

Photo of crobinso
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of a77cj7
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of artoolemomo
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

Photo of salthemonster
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of DerwinWentworth
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of bluckbeyes
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of Irrationalist
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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Wit Beer from Epic Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 47 ratings.