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Kili Wit - Logsdon Farmhouse Ales

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85
very good

120 Ratings
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Ratings: 120
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 10.88%
Wants: 8
Gots: 19 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Logsdon Farmhouse Ales visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
"Our Kili Wit is a traditionally brewed white beer with refreshing flavors and creamy smoothness. This is a 100% certified organic beer brewed with local organic barley malt, wheat and oats along with whole cone Oregon hops and African spice. This beer is made with a portion of the proceeds going to the K2 Adventures Foundation that provides community service, medical and educational enrichment for African children."

(Beer added by: kscaldef on 01-09-2012)
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Reviews by sweemzander:
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sweemzander

Illinois

3.88/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750mL bottle poured into a tulip. Thanks to Jason for the bottle!

(A)- Pours a cloudy golden orange color. Produced a nice cap of frothy white foam. Good retention and nice layered rings of lacing.

(S)- A nice bone dry grassy aroma. Mild hints of yeasty earth. Subtle lemon and spice. Just a tiny bit of funk.

(T)- Again, this has a nice dryness to it with subtle yeast amidst bits of lemon, apricot, pear, and a subtle earthy spice.

(M)- A good carbonation level and balance. Dry and yeasty, but smooth and a clean finish.

(D)- Overall, I like this. Goes great with the warmer weather we are having. Crisp, but clean and smooth; refreshing. A touch stronger perhaps than you average witbier, but that does not bother me in the slightest.

Serving type: bottle

05-06-2012 16:06:25 | More by sweemzander
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LambicPentameter

Kansas

3.23/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Reviewing from notes after drinking on 3/27/2014. Enjoyed out of a brown 750 mL brown bottle with a standard cap; no wax enclosure on this one. Marked with a 'best by' date of September 2014, so plenty of time for this one before it's supposedly over the hill. Poured into a 16 oz nonic style tumbler--which is what I've always understood to be the "proper" glass for a witbier--in spite of the bottle's recommendation to use something more like a tulip glass.

Appearance - So far, so good. Standard pour reveals a healthy two finger head of bleached white suds with bubbles that begin to expand almost immediately, giving a webbed Swiss cheese look to the head with slight pocking up top. Beneath the head sits an ideally-colored sunny straw yellow body with a nice dusty haze that gives allows enough light to provide some spun gold highlights with the lemony body. Lacing is present, but light, with some faint sticky traces on the side of the glass.

Smell - Hrm, this is the first sign that I'm not going to love this one. I really like to get a sense of the spicing with wits, otherwise I'd reach for a hefe or a standard wheat beer. This one has some undertones of the citrusy coriander spicing, but they are taking a far backseat to what comes across to me as lots of bready, wheaty tones. On the positive side, I do get the more rustic notes of oat, which is a little different for a witbier and provides a focal point of interest. But really, I need more spicing from my witbiers.

Taste - The taste picks up where the nose left off, with the predominant characteristics coming from the grain bill. Wheat, oats, barley all provide for a rustic, alfalfa-esque characteristic to this beer. The citrus and spicing are very muted, almost nonexistent. I've never had a beer with "African" coriander to my knowledge--maybe it is a more subtle strain of the common wit spice? The other thing that is not working in this beer's favor is that it lacks the pinch of tartness that puts witbiers firmly on that line between sour and non-sour styles. Some of my favorite wits have just enough of a twinge of sour to make them interesting. Nothing that will pucker your tastebuds, just a subtle hint of that flavor profile. St. Bernardus does a good example of this tartness.

Mouthfeel - Pretty on par for what a witbier should be--light bodied and moderate carbonation, although perhaps a bit higher in CO2 than expected. Semi-dry finish.

Overall, I was actually really excited to try this based on my prior experiences with Logsdon. This one just doesn't really hit the mark for me as far as the style goes. I might feel differently had I not come in with witbier expectations, as it was a reasonably tasty beer in it's own right, just not good enough to wear the style that has been selected.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2014 17:25:45 | More by LambicPentameter
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oline73

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

06-21-2014 02:49:18 | More by oline73
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Molson2000

Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

06-07-2014 18:43:56 | More by Molson2000
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Hoppy_McMalt

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

06-01-2014 17:13:50 | More by Hoppy_McMalt
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Davepoolesque

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

05-20-2014 16:18:50 | More by Davepoolesque
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smakawhat

Maryland

3.7/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into an elongated tulip glass, which is as close to the glass recommended on the bottle.

Just an aggressive but in controlled wit. Deep lemon bright opaque yellow colored body, with lots of fine carbonation. A great foamy and bubble bath retention soaped up bleach thick white head, and whipped cream looking clumps and valleys. A few minor floaties in the body, but nothing too crazy. Impressive.

The bouquet is real nice even as it pours you can smell it. Deep notes of clove, and breaded toast. Sharp lemon like citrus and a good sense of yeasty bread dough. Quite nice, and a hint of grassed herb.

Palate comes a bit wet and overly carbonated. Much of the mid palate fills with a little bit of gas, but large sour bursts of citrus lemon juice. Bready depth and flavor hinted on the nose doesn't seem to translate as much on the finish either. Slight lemon soda fizzy, but not too bad.

It's a witbier alright but feels a bit dumbed down once you taste it. It's ok.

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2014 22:41:49 | More by smakawhat
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Kmlund

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

05-12-2014 18:52:37 | More by Kmlund
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bvermilion

California

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

05-10-2014 23:48:01 | More by bvermilion
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2GOOFY

California

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

05-09-2014 03:37:16 | More by 2GOOFY
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DanforthPewter

New York

4/5  rDev +6.1%

05-03-2014 03:09:24 | More by DanforthPewter
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millerbuffoon

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

04-29-2014 01:40:03 | More by millerbuffoon
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RyanOooh

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

04-25-2014 05:47:35 | More by RyanOooh
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cornejo

California

4/5  rDev +6.1%

04-20-2014 17:17:14 | More by cornejo
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PZBREW

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

04-14-2014 18:27:39 | More by PZBREW
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SteeleWright

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

04-09-2014 21:04:23 | More by SteeleWright
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MarcWP

Arizona

4.08/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into Lost Abbey tumbler.

Pours piss yellow, literally. Fluffy white head, massive carbonation bubbles streaming up from the bottom.

Aroma is very belgian wit like so the name is suited. Pale malts, coriander, lemon peel, faint banana, and faint clove. You also get a sweet citrus orchard smell, more mandarin like than orange.

Taste is classic to the style. You get the wheat, spices, fruity yeast esters, and slight mineral quality you get in the best belgian wits. Nothing stands out or is missing. A tasty brew.

Mouthfeel is light. Crisp, refreshing carbonation and finishes a bit bubbly.

Another awesome offering by Logsdon. Hard to find a better brewed "American" wit. That said, I'm more of a German wheat or hefeweizen fan than the belgian counterparts. Can't knock the beer for what it is though.

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2014 04:45:31 | More by MarcWP
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EliotRosewater

California

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

04-02-2014 00:29:54 | More by EliotRosewater
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chickenm

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

04-01-2014 01:45:19 | More by chickenm
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Kelp

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

03-23-2014 01:31:36 | More by Kelp
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JerryBoBerry

Washington

3/5  rDev -20.4%

03-22-2014 10:18:33 | More by JerryBoBerry
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schmidtmattsays

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

03-17-2014 01:50:48 | More by schmidtmattsays
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PHBoiler

Illinois

3.81/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Really tasty witbier done to style. Not much on the phenolic nose. A little bit of fruit in the nose and on the palate. Juicy witbier with some balance from the yeast. Solid drinking beer that pairs well with food. Right up there with Allagash White. More depth and character than the Allagash.

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2014 15:26:35 | More by PHBoiler
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vinny21bal

Illinois

3/5  rDev -20.4%

03-13-2014 05:39:40 | More by vinny21bal
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pknyc

New York

3.44/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

The bottle was opened 03/02/14. Best by date is 09/2014

A: I poured this witbier into a small tulip, so there was some difficulty in swirling the bottle in order to include some yeast in the first glassful. Therefore, initially it was a clear golden color with a nice 1.5 finger white head full of small dense bubbles. After the first glass, which allowed for some room to swirl the bottle, the color went from a clear kristall to cloudy witbier. The head left nice lacing.

S: Tons of apple juice. Maybe a little hay or straw. I'm not finding much of the coriander, although it is there. I'm having difficulty getting through the apple juice.

T: It is rather delicate before the yeast is included in the pour. Once the yeast is included, there is some phenol spice, but not enough. Apple juice and some funk.

M: Medium-light. On the mark and really the highlight of the beer. Nice carbonation and some light creaminess.

O: I may be off the mark here based on the ratings of others, but I just couldn't get the apple juice flavor out of my head. It felt like I was trying to find a witbier in a glass of apple juice. I don't know. I know this one doesn't have the same rep as the Logsdon saisons, of which I'm a huge fan of the Logsdon Seizoen Bretta, but I thought it would have been better. I'll continue to try anything I can from these guys.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2014 02:37:29 | More by pknyc
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Kili Wit from Logsdon Farmhouse Ales
85 out of 100 based on 120 ratings.