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Kili Wit - Logsdon Farmhouse Ales

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Ratings: 131
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 10.82%
Wants: 8
Gots: 18 | 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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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.63/5  rDev -4.2%

On tap for the 4th Annual LA Beer Week Beer Festival at Union Station in Los Angeles, CA.

Pours a murky light yellow with a really foamy white head that settles to a thick cap on top of the beer. Foamy rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, yeast, and spices. Taste is much the same with a slight tartness. There is a mild spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that smells better than it tastes in my opinion.

UCLABrewN84, Oct 03, 2012
Photo of djrn2
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

djrn2, Jul 31, 2013
Photo of nmann08
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

nmann08, Aug 07, 2014
Photo of acurtis
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

acurtis, Jul 31, 2013
Photo of Phyl21ca
4.05/5  rDev +6.9%

Bottle: Poured a super pale yellow color ale with a very large foamy head with perfect retention and incredible lacing. Aroma of light coriander with loads of dry Bretty notes with some wheat malt notes also noticeable. Taste is also dominated by a mix of coriander, wheat malt with loads of dry Brett notes. Body is light with incredible carbonation. Very refreshing with bone dry finish.

Phyl21ca, Jan 12, 2014
Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

GRG1313, Jul 07, 2012
Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

westcoastbeerlvr, Apr 26, 2013
Photo of largadeer
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

largadeer, Apr 30, 2013
Photo of SocalKicks
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

SocalKicks, May 26, 2013
Photo of oline73
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

oline73, Jun 21, 2014
Photo of lacqueredmouse
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Standard large Logsdon bottle purchased from Whole Foods SoMa in San Francisco. Carted back to Australia, where I shared it with @tobeerornottobe and @LaitueGonflable.

Very intense fizzing gush on opening, leaving a ery light burnished straw colour in the glass. Head is frothy and quite solid white but runs out of puff pretty quickly. Lace is fine and sudsy. Body is quite light letting large-bubbled carbonation run freely.

Nose is clean and sharp and with a peppery overtone. It's spicy, but I get the impression the spice is much to do with the yeast, and less to do with any actual spice addition. Under this is a clean, green vegetative character leading into a herbal note: perhaps a true suggestion of coriander. But it's different.

Smooth on the palate, more vegetal characters, more peppery, pithy and clean. It gets a bit soapy towards the back, maybe more of the coriander, or else the African equivalent. Slight aspirin fizz, some medicinal characters. Leafy, herbal and vegetative on the finish. It's quite pleasant.

Feel is a tad light. It works well enough, but it could use a little bit more.

Overall, though, it's very drinkable and pretty tasty. It has nice flavours, presented in a clean, bright package, but with enough twisty turns to keep things interesting.

lacqueredmouse, Jul 01, 2013
Photo of barleywinefiend
2.78/5  rDev -26.6%

A: Poured a cloudy yellowish color with great carbonation leaving a nice white fluffy cap, some good lacing clings to the glass

S: Rather tame. Some light funk, wheat, lemon and coriander

T: My first thought was..wheat, medium amounts of lemon and coriander. It's a bit dry with a lingering bitterness on the finish. It was very seltzery. There is nothing smooth or creamy about this beer.

M: Light bodied but overcarbed and seltzery. Tart, tangy, dry on the palate with hay and citrus

O: I would say this beer is average. y least favorite from Lgsdons so far.

barleywinefiend, Jul 13, 2012
Photo of stakem
3.43/5  rDev -9.5%

750ml poured into a cervoise. The brew appears a clouded light yellow color with a frothy white cap that stands nearly 3 fingers strong. The cap fades leaving a sudsy full wall of lace on the glass. Overall, she looks perfect for the style.

The aroma is zesty with lemon-like coriander, wheat, sulfur and some earth. There is quite a solid yeastiness to this brew. As it warms up, a little pepper and clove comes through.

The taste is mutually yeasty with an earthen feel. Lemon-like coriander, sulfur, clove and pepper are all noticed mid-palate. Lightly straw-like and grassy into the finish. As it warms up, mild fruit suggestions like pear or apple skins come out in a very subtle way.

This is a light bodied brew with a modest level of carbonation. It is an easy going wit that isnt too shabby but isnt really memorable either. As it breaths, it gets a little soapy which I didnt care for.

stakem, Nov 21, 2013
Photo of jdhilt
3.38/5  rDev -10.8%

Pours a two finger white head that fades very slowly leaving a good lace. Murky light amber color, ton of yeast left in bottle. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Lemon and yeast nose and flavor is tart lemon, some yeast and hints of coriander. Expensive at $19.95 (includes a glass) for a 750ml bottle from Made in Oregon Portland, Or.

jdhilt, Aug 19, 2012
Photo of superspak
4.15/5  rDev +9.5%

750 ml bottle into tulip glass, best before 2/2014. Big gusher upon opening, but didn’t lose any of it. Pours very hazy golden amber color with a 3 finger dense and rocky white head with incredible retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Thick foamy lacing clings around the glass, with a large amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of big lemon, pear, apple, apricot, grape, coriander, clove, pepper, wheat, bread, oats, herbal, grass, musty funk, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good complexity and balance of fruity/spicy yeast ester and malt notes; with good strength. Taste of lemon, pear, apple, apricot, grape, coriander, wheat, bread, oats, clove, pepper, herbal, grass, musty funk, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of lemon, apricot, light fruits, coriander, pepper, clove, wheat, bread, oats, herbal, grass, light funk, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, malt, and spice flavors; with a great malt/spiciness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with very smooth, crisp, fairly creamy, and moderately prickly mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a really excellent witbier! All around great complexity, balance, and robustness of flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

superspak, Nov 02, 2013
Photo of Mebuzzard
3.93/5  rDev +3.7%

A tough review as I think it misses the style on marks, but it's still darn good. It lacks the contant coriander and orange/lemon that most wits have. Closer to a farmhouse as far as aroma a flavors.

A bit more creamy than their other beers, but I wouldn't call it 'creamy'. Malt is 'thicker' than most wits, too. Of course, this isn't bad...just different. And the beer is very drinkable.

Mebuzzard, Aug 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

mdaschaf, Oct 16, 2013
Photo of smakawhat
3.7/5  rDev -2.4%

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.

smakawhat, May 15, 2014
Photo of Kelp
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Kelp, Mar 23, 2014
Photo of liamt07
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

liamt07, Jun 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

HuskyinPDX, Mar 23, 2013
Photo of LiquidAmber
3.73/5  rDev -1.6%

Poured into a Celebrator pokal. Pours a slightly cloudy light golden amber. Fine two finger head with good retention and lacing. Nice active carbonation; looks good. Aroma of wheat, light bready yeast, lemon and a hint of coriander and funk. Flavor has the light wheat, lemon and coriander expected in a wit, but also a distinct funky wild yeast and lactic component. The sourness of lemon is replaced by wild yeast sourness, which seems to express the brett saison orientation of this brewery. The funk is mild and well behaved, so the flavor is well balanced. A bit on the sour side for my taste, but well made and the witbier elements are satisfying. Light to medium bodied, which is appropriate for the style, with active carbonation giving a decent mouth feel. An interesting take on a witbier from a quality brewery. I'm not a big brett fan, so I'm glad I tried this witbier rather than Logsdon's wild yeast ales.

LiquidAmber, Aug 05, 2012
Photo of ccrida
3.08/5  rDev -18.7%

750ml bottle (KW 294) with an absolutely gorgeous label, sunset over Kilimanjaro, framed with some giraffe's (this brew donates some proceeds to an African charity). Poured into my large Gulden Draak tulip, Kili Wit is a cloudy gold with a chunky white head leaving heavy, foamy lace.

Smell is complex, fruity esters and spicy. The label cites "African spices", which are clearly present, if not distinct to me. Wafts between nice fruit and unpleasantly muddled acridness.

Taste is also complex, dominated by the spiciness A little nutty, a touch of diacetyl, but mostly lots of citrus - is coriander from Africa? I'm getting a faint saltiness on the finish as well.

Mouthfeel is light and dry, light bodied to the borderline of being watery.

Drinkability is ok. This one just doesn't come together for me, is overly spiced, and generally disappointing. Bummer. My experience seems to differ with the few others whom had told me there thoughts on this beer, but I really consider this to be a style a know well, one of my favorites.

ccrida, Jan 21, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

claspada, May 26, 2013
Photo of Gobzilla
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Gobzilla, Jan 20, 2013
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Kili Wit from Logsdon Farmhouse Ales
85 out of 100 based on 131 ratings.