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Summer Solstice - The Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works

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58 Ratings
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Ratings: 58
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 11.2%
Wants: 1
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
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The Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: schwaeh on 07-26-2011)
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Photo of Eriktheipaman
4.9/5  rDev +33.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a yellow with slight gold. Awesome white head that eventually fades.

The smell is lots of spices but in the perfect balance.

The taste is on par with the smell but a lot more lemon zest comes through. A little bit of bitterness making an appearance as well.

I always enjoy a good Wit beer and I must say this may have been the best one I have ever had. I'm glad I picked this up when I was out visiting family in Ohio.

Photo of Barcky112
4.5/5  rDev +23%

Photo of superspak
4.43/5  rDev +21%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 ounce bottle. Pours hazy golden amber color with a 1 finger foamy white head with decent retention that reduces to a ring of lace. Small amounts of lacing stick to the glass as you drink. Aromas of huge clove, pepper, banana, spices, and wheat. Very nice stuff here, nice strength too. Taste of big banana, clove, pepper, spice, wheat, and some citrus. Fairly dry finish, as expected, but there is some lingering citrus, spice, and banana notes. Medium carbonation and light-medium bodied. No alcohol in the taste or finish, as expected. Overall, an absolutely outstanding witbier. So much flavor and super easy to drink as well.

Photo of schwaeh
4.03/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a light golden-yellow with a bright-white, two finger head.

S: Smells heavily of banana, cloves, pepper, yeast, and coriander. Some citrus in there too.

T: Taste follows the nose. BANANAS. There is a very soft plantain-like flavor with plenty of clove. The lemon and orange zest add further depth and refreshment to the beer. The yeast softens out the overall flavors of the beer, allowing the clove to mix well and not overtake the flavor profile.

M: Lighter in body but the yeast and solid carbonation help it fill out the mouth. Thirst quenching.

O: This is a style I thought I was very bored with, until I had this one. This screams summer seasonal beer all the way. I had this on a 95 degree day and it really hit the spot. As far as American wits are concerned, this is in the honors class.

Photo of metter98
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is hazy light yellow in color. It poured with a quarter finger high bright white head that has very good retention properties and consistently left a thin head covering the surface.
S: There are moderately strong aromas of wheat, lemons and oranges in the nose. The citrusy smell seems to become stronger as the beer warms up.
T: Like the smell, the taste has flavors of wheat along with prominent amounts of lemon and orange citrus in the finish.
M: It feels light-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The beer is very easy to drink, refreshing and thirst-quenching. It is a very good example of the style. I would have no problem drinking several of these on a hot summer day.

Photo of sixerofelixir
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of Artjsantos
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of Stinger80OH
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of Dael5859
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of falcon1
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of Tanbeer73
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of akorsak
3.98/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A 650 mL bomber from, I believe, Toledo's Beer Cave.

A: The witbier is pale, a light straw color that is as transparent as its immediate predecessor. A white head left lace of up to a quarter finger in height.

S: Wheat stands out, lemony with mild tartness. Orange is present, adding citrus sweetness on top of the tartness. Fresh coriander adds a sprig-like leafy aroma.

T: Wheat? Yes, but not with an overwhelming tartness. This wheat meshes with the biscuity pale malts thoroughly, dropping some of that bite. Orange is prominent, as it was in the nose, and peppery flavors tag along. The citrus sweetness nicely stituates itself atop the wheat. Grainy wheat is the last flavor that I register, a meatier flavor as compared to the spices.

M: A clean witbier, plenty spicy with more than enough wheat to keep me happy. The orange zest is quite fresh, a nice mid-sip treat.

Photo of Ozzylizard
3.98/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

$ 1.99/12 oz bottle at Vintage Estates in Boardman, OH
Undated bottle at 40 degrees into snifter
Aroma of coriander
Head small (1.5 cm), white, fizzy, rapidly diminishing to an irregular ring between 1 and 3 mm wide
Lacing none
Body light yellow, yeast haze
Flavor begins moderately sweet and spicy with some yeast phenolics; no hops, no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate light to medium, watery, lively carbonation

A very drinkable wit, light and refreshing. And the current label says 'Summer SOULSTICE"

Photo of buschbeer
3.86/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 FL. OZ. bottle
Served in a pilsner

A - It is pale yellow in color and clear. It is capped with three inches of eggshell head. There is little lacing.

S - I smell the traditional orange and coriander.

T - I notice a distinct orange taste. I also taste some spices. Coriander comes to mind again.

M - Medium

O - It is a refreshing beer after a long day at the ballpark watching the Tigers beat down the Tribe. This is a pretty good witbier.

Photo of hosehead83
3.85/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

poured from a 12oz. bottle into a standard pint glass.
Pale gold in color,cloudy, with a nice bright white head of foam.
Aroma-Spices, coriander
Taste-Lemon zest, coriander,orange zest. Very light and refreshing, goes down very easily. Sessionable, and a nice match for lighter summer fare.

Photo of wvsabbath
3.85/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Serving Type - Bottle

Appearance - Classic light golden yellow, minor 1/4 inch white foamy head and minial lacing.

Smell - Spices, lemon, corriander,banana, oranges, wheat, yeast, hops, some earthy aromoa. Some apple and pear also.

Taste - Classic flavor of orange/lemon/corriander starts this off. Hops and yeasts are very mild. Malts and added sugars are mild. Banana and lemon flavors are present in each drink. The finish has some earthy hops and some peppery spices.

Mouthfeel - Light, smooth, good balance. Tounge gets wheats, the fruits and spices, and some sugars. Palate gets more fruits and spices with some pepper at the finish. Afertaste is very light, floral and wheaty.

Overall - Decent, very light and easy to drink. Its not overly flavor heavy or adds anything new to the style. If your a fan of the style give it a shot. Theres better and worse stuff out there.

Photo of McNealc31
3.8/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours lighter in color and less cloudy than expected. Aroma is enticing with sweet orange and coriander. Flavor is spot on. The wheat malt is there, but the orange and coriander come through just fine.

Light, crisp, refreshing, good balance. Very nice Wit.

Photo of Hoptometrist
3.8/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Served from the bottle into a nonic glass.

A- Poured a very clear pale golden color with tons of visible carbonation, white soapy head that left no lace.

S- Bubblegum, citrus, clove, and yeast.

T- Lots of sweet cracker and bready malt, citrus, clove, bubblegum, yeast, and coriander notes.

M- Light bodied, not dry, prickly carbonation, and kind of watery finish.

O- A lot more sweetness and malt expression that other witbiers I have had, but overall a solid witbier that hits most of the notes you expect for the style.

Photo of ninner00
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of bluejacket74
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle. Served in a Leinenkugel's Sunset Wheat witbier glass, the beer pours a hazy gold color with about an inch white head. Head retention and lacing are both decent. Aroma is orange peel, wheat, coriander, bananas and a bit of peppery spice. The brew tastes mostly like bananas and wheat, with some orange and lemon peel and coriander noticable too. Mouthfeel/body is light, it's well carbonated and easy enough to drink. I think it's a solid brew, and for $3.99 a bomber I'd definitely buy it again. It's a nice summer beer for a hot day!

Photo of pathman
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of Duwey
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of ItsBeer4Me
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of JoeLacy
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of DeFaz
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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Summer Solstice from The Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works
83 out of 100 based on 58 ratings.