Lava Lake Wit - Crazy Mountain Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Lava Lake WitLava Lake Wit

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
74
okay

134 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 134
Reviews: 40
rAvg: 3.18
pDev: 20.13%
Wants: 3
Gots: 8 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Schmittymack on 09-06-2011)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 134 | Reviews: 40 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of marshallVa
4.75/5  rDev +49.4%

This beer has a mellow flavor and slightly sour and unusual taste. It is an excellent summer time beer IMHO. I can't find it in VA though!

Photo of bmjivi221
4.5/5  rDev +41.5%

Photo of KC9LDB
4.5/5  rDev +41.5%

Photo of -ronin-
4.25/5  rDev +33.6%

Photo of bafredericks
4.25/5  rDev +33.6%

Photo of Karibourgeois
4/5  rDev +25.8%

Photo of JMAC45
4/5  rDev +25.8%

Photo of Comiha
4/5  rDev +25.8%

Photo of anvilx
4/5  rDev +25.8%

Photo of MarkyMOD
4/5  rDev +25.8%

Photo of MaddDogg84
4/5  rDev +25.8%

Photo of Sgt_Solocam
3.84/5  rDev +20.8%

Photo of JuicesFlowing
3.79/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into an IPA glass.

A murky yellow body underneath a white head -- then the head recedes to almost nothing. A few spots and one line of watery lacing remain momentarily. Not the best looking beer.

In the nose, chamomile and coriander really come to the front, while orange peel is tucked away in the back. It almost has a minty notion about it, this aroma.

Upon drinking, that minty, spicy notion sits on the taste buds softly. Chamomile in the beginning, grains of paradise later. The tangy orange peel comes into play in the finish, making this a great warm weather drink.

It feels light and carbonated.

Overall, I enjoyed this much more than I anticipated. It has some unique flavors that go a long way.

Photo of mountdew1
3.78/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into an imperial pint glass. Color was a light hazy straw colored with a very thin white head. A few occasional bubbles rose from the bottom dancing around the haze. Aroma was slightly wheaty, with a bit of lemon hiding in there. Flavor had a bit of fruit, maybe orange peel? with a little bit of a bitter spice kick at the end. Coated nicely, with just a bit of carbonation. Overall flavor was kinda funky, couldn't place it however, not necessarily bad, just a bit funky.

Photo of BucannonXC5
3.76/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Type: 12-oz. can
Glass: Hotel glass (half pint, half snifter)
From: Wilbur’s Total Beverage in Fort Collins, Colo.
Price: Part of a variety 6-pack for $9.99
Purchased: May 2, 2013
Consumed: May 2, 2013
Misc.: N/A

Poured a golden clear color with one finger of gray head that dissipated 75 percent within minutes. Very bubbly underneath. Minimal lacing on the sides. Average retention on the top all the way down.

Smelled apple, grapes, green tea. I try for more sniffs, but it keeps coming back to apple. Can get some orange rind and tangerine as well. Fruity and refreshing. Also cinnamon and other spices.

Tasted like a mix of apple and green tea. Cinnamon comes in there as well. Reminded me a bit of Apple Jacks cereal. Also lemon grass.

Light body. Thin texture. Average carbonation. Abrupt, watery, clean and refreshing finish.

Nice beer for the summer. I may have rated this a bit low.

Photo of Griffith
3.75/5  rDev +17.9%

Photo of jheezee
3.75/5  rDev +17.9%

Photo of sansho
3.75/5  rDev +17.9%

Photo of yarnbomb
3.75/5  rDev +17.9%

I'm not sure it was supposed to be a sour beer? It sure is a good one though. It's tart and floral and really very delicious. My favorite from this kind of lackluster mix pack. If I got it again, what would it taste like?

Photo of Ispeakforthetrees
3.75/5  rDev +17.9%

Photo of BigGingDrinker
3.75/5  rDev +17.9%

Photo of King_KongDCO93
3.75/5  rDev +17.9%

Photo of Carcieri
3.75/5  rDev +17.9%

Photo of Texasfan549
3.75/5  rDev +17.9%

Photo of Packard
3.75/5  rDev +17.9%

« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Lava Lake Wit from Crazy Mountain Brewing Company
74 out of 100 based on 134 ratings.