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Lava Lake Wit - Crazy Mountain Brewing Company

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Ratings: 127
Reviews: 36
rAvg: 3.19
pDev: 20.06%
Wants: 3
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Crazy Mountain Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Schmittymack on 09-06-2011)
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Reviews by BryanCarey:
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3.06/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Lava Lake Wit pours to a hazy shade of yellow with a mildly pleasing nose of wheat, yeast, bread, citrus, and spice. The white foam doesn’t last very long and leaves no lacing as you consume.

This beer offers a taste that is similar in some ways to other wits, with its wheat, yeast, and other qualities but is different in other ways, with spicy flavors not found in most other beers of this style. Along with the unusual spice blend are flavors of oranges and lemons, but the spice is what I remember most, particularly that of chamomile.

This is a refreshing beer for the hot days of summer, but I have to admit that the spicy flavors present, while certainly different, are not necessarily what I prefer to taste in this style. I still find it okay, however, and I predict most who try it will find it at least palatable, even if not very impressive.

BryanCarey, Jun 22, 2013
More User Reviews:
Photo of Tiernan
2.75/5  rDev -13.8%

Tiernan, Jul 07, 2013
Photo of Billolick
3.6/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce can. Thanks Joe D for the sample

Enjoyed in a tulip, it pours hazed and muddy, with an almost greenish olive oil tint. Large off white head, that stays nicely. Then leaves thick cling and strands of lacing.

Lemons and assorted light citrus on the nose.

Flavorful wit, more oranges, wheat and moderate yeast on the palate.

Hops on the back dry things out nicely. Maybe a bit thin mouthfeel wise

Nothing amazing, but this is a decent tasting, worth trying wit. Suprised by some of the low ratings people have been giving this one

Billolick, May 06, 2013
Photo of GOBLIN
2.75/5  rDev -13.8%

GOBLIN, Apr 02, 2014
Photo of LXIXME
3/5  rDev -6%

LXIXME, Dec 22, 2013
Photo of Griffith
3.75/5  rDev +17.6%

Griffith, Jan 09, 2014
Photo of beerbrains
2/5  rDev -37.3%

beerbrains, Feb 20, 2014
Photo of WoodBrew
3.08/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

The LavaLake Wit has a interesting twang to it. The beer poures an clear yellow with thin white head that is leaving a spotty lace. The smell includes a lemon zest with hints of grass. The taste has an acidic flare to it with lemon and blood orange seemingly dominating the taste. The mouthfeel is average....lighter in body with decent carbonation. Overall this is not a good wit and I would not go seeking to have this beer again....It should also be known that I'm not a huge Wit fan.

WoodBrew, Mar 28, 2013
Photo of Fatehunter
3.43/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Almost a finger of head on a hazy, light straw colored body.
The aroma had a little honey and grain. Faint overall though.
The taste was pleasant if light. The mildest bitter lemon note and a little spice.
The texture was crisp with moderate carbonation.
Not bad.

Fatehunter, Jun 18, 2013
Photo of jheezee
3.75/5  rDev +17.6%

jheezee, Nov 15, 2012
Photo of Alieniloquium
3.2/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12 oz. can poured into a Logsdon chalice.

Appearance - Bright yellow hazy body. Big white fluffy head. Well-retained. Wispy on the surface when it settles.

Smell - Lots of spice. Coriander is the only one I can really distinguish. Lots of wheat, too.

Taste - Something like cinnamon right at the start. Strange. Grainy wheat flavor midrange and a spicy bite at the end. No real depth. Mostly spice.

Mouthfeel - It's light and crispy. Easy drinking, if low in flavor. Funny aftertaste, though.

Overall - No better than any other wit out there. Way over spiced, but it does make the nose interesting.

Alieniloquium, Nov 03, 2012
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2/5  rDev -37.3%

stuart3368, Aug 18, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

DrIPA, Oct 16, 2013
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2/5  rDev -37.3%

drone, Oct 05, 2014
Photo of mike_dawson
3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

mike_dawson, Feb 12, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

cyrushire, Jun 09, 2013
Photo of tone77
3.55/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to the creator of the canquest, woodychandler, for this beer. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is sweet, some citrus. Taste is also sweet, mild, some citrus, a bit of apple, kind of unusual for the style. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a decent beer.

tone77, Mar 16, 2013
Photo of puboflyons
3.35/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

From the 12 fl. oz. can. Sampled on January 26, 2013

The color is a kind of olive oil yellow, cloudy and hazy, with a moderate fizzy white head that settles down.

The aroma goes in many directions with wheat, oats, yeast, lemongrass, citrus, brown sugar, and a little spice.

The body is creamy with a light -medium texture.

The key elements in the taste are the wheat and the citrus with a slight hop bitterness at the finish. Very interesting anyway.

puboflyons, Jan 26, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -21.6%

WhitmansNiece, Sep 20, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

cabsandking, Jul 29, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +9.7%

gtermi, Apr 16, 2014
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3.28/5  rDev +2.8%

SubtleblinK, Aug 27, 2014
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3/5  rDev -6%

st9647v3, Dec 15, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -29.5%

ninaturner, May 26, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Kubrickx, Jun 28, 2014
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Lava Lake Wit from Crazy Mountain Brewing Company
74 out of 100 based on 127 ratings.