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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
Brewed by:
The Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Summer

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Beer added by: schwaeh on 07-26-2011

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Ratings: 58 | Reviews: 17
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look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle from Ryan011235, poured into a LaChouffe tulip. The first pour resulted in a see-thru straw body with a few lazy streams of carbonation bubbling up. Not much in the way of foam on top; on looks alone, this could've pass for a glass of Natty Light. After I was able to swirl the second half of the bottle, I got a more proper hazy body. (Still no head, though.)

Clean grainy nose that promises a tastier beverage than the Natty Light, but nothing outrageous. Light spicy and orange notes. The flavor kicks things up a notch with a more substantial dose of clove and coriander than I was expecting. Toss in some orange and tangy wheat and you've got yourself a fairly tasty little brew here. A bit on the viscous side; a dose of carbonation might do this beer good. Not bad at all, though. I could see having a glass or 2 of this on a sunny spring afternoon.

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look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Delirium snifter on 9/30/12

Clear, pale gold color. Even with a purposeful pour, I wasn't able to get more than and 1/8th inch of bubbles to fizz. The meager head didn't last long, with a collar being the only substantial remnant.

The aroma is tame, but tidy. Airy notes of toasted wheat, coriander, clove and a touch of cotton candy. Decent, but nothing spectacular. The flavor has notions of the orange peel lacking in the aroma. Coriander moves in next, as does a mild peppery note. Wheat is toasty, grainy and dusty. Light fruit esters from the yeast. The feel is light; seems juicy at times. Carbonation is well mannered; probably on the low side for the style.

Overall impression: I'm seldom impressed by comparable beers, but this one holds up pretty well over the course of the glass.

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A- Pours a hazy straw gold color with a slightly off white head. Head has ok retention and leaves some spotty lacing.

S- Quite a bit of peppery spices, coriander, lemon, orange and a bit of wheat.

T- Really follows the nose really well, except there is a ton of bananas every where and spice. Quite a bit of yeast, spice and pepper round out the taste.

M- Light in body and carbonation.

O- Nothing terrible, but nothing I'd hunt down on a regular basis.

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12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Pours a hazy straw yellow with a minimal eggshell white head which fades, decent lacing and retention. Great clean aromas here. There's a huge blast of lemon zest along with some thyme and rosemary. Tons of orange aromas as well. Tastes like lemon juice minus the sour bitterness. The spices are there, with corinader leading the way. There's a subtle touch of black pepper. The wheat and oats are present. The flavors are fine, but seem to be dialed down compared to the aromas. It's still very refreshing, especially on a hot day. The carbonation is very present, but not overdone. Very light, clean and crisp.

This witbier is a little better than average. Not bad. It's refreshing and will get the job done on a summer day. This was my first time having Summer Soulstice. I never tried it on-tap or when it was originally released in bombers.

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