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Gentleman's Wit - Camden Town Brewery

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Ratings: 21
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 11.49%
Wants: 0
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
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United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
Witbier |  4.30% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: flyingpig on 04-25-2013

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Ratings: 21 | Reviews: 8
Reviews by CrazyDavros:
Photo of CrazyDavros
3.32/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Pours gold with a fading head.
Nose shows a herbal note (bergamot?), lemon peel and a doughy wheat character. Somewhat reminiscent of sponge cake.
Some lemon remains as a flavour along with the herbal note. More doughy wheat too.
Needs more carbonation.
An interesting twist. Still think some orange peel would be good though.

More User Reviews:
Photo of olradetbalder
2.5/5  rDev -28.2%

Photo of innominat
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of deebo
4.1/5  rDev +17.8%

I love Belgian wit biers. Giving a pint of this English brewery's version a go at Mr. foley's in Leeds. Served in a proper pint glass this wit bier looks like most but a little more golden less green than say Hoegaarden. The citrus aroma smells more orangey than the taste which is predominantly lemon. The bergamot adds a nice floral note. It is still reminiscent of coriander but more floral. A bit heavy on the carbonation and mouth drying characteristic. Overall this wit isn't as sweet as blue moon or overly sweet like sunset wheat which I really like. Good balance of wheat, lemon and bergamot. Could be a cleaner finish which is my biggest gripe. Solid

Photo of stephenlee
4/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of nicole-mac
3.6/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of brianthebadger
2.6/5  rDev -25.3%

Photo of aztraz
4/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of Kroehny_Loves_Hops
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of Jerseyislandbeer
4/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of Mack_jamieson
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of mdagnew
3.58/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

330ml bottle bought from Ales By Mail...

Poured a hazy honey yellow colour... White head poured quite foamy then faded quickly to very thin layer.... no lacing...

Aroma - Spicy yeast, light sweet honey notes, cloves, some banana, peppery, light maltiness, some spicy hops, lemony, floral notes...

Taste – Spicy, nice light hop bitterness, light sweetness, lemon fruitiness, floral, slight nuttiness, very light maltiness, some wheat traces...

Feel - Pretty sharp and dry. Light body. Extremely drinkable - would be nice on a hot summer day...

Overall - A very good witbier - well worth a try...

Photo of jroof1
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Photo of bark
3.66/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

The colour is yellow with a tint of gold; the liquid is almost clear. The finger thick head sinks with a fizzing sound, leaving no lacing.

The smell is quite strong and spicy with fresh notes of orange peels, cloves, and a touch of cheese. It is sweet with some yeasty flavours. Light bitterness in the background. Yes, it is the nose of a traditional witbier.

The taste is spicy, mid-bitter and highly refreshing. Some spicy-fruity yeast notes with wheat tartness. Creamy citric notes of bitter oranges and lemonade. Medium body. The semi-sweet aftertaste got some clean bitterness, creamy notes of fruit candy and smooth wheat-flavours. The finish is a little salty with a lingering flavour of citric peels.

The carbonation is medium strong; lots of small smooth bubbles. The liquid is light and a little sticky.

A fine interpretation of witbier, not far away from Hoegaarden (I have not compared them side by side, though) at a modest alcohol level. Easy to like.

Photo of Mattias
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Photo of laituegonflable
3.11/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a cloudy champagne colour, very pale. Head is white, bubbly, fairly listless. Looks like a wit; fairly standard.

Smells rich and fruity. Thick bergamot aroma with tangy citrus notes around the edge, some metallic character late in lieu of normal spice. Pungent for the ABV, and pleasant.

Taste is more subdued and pretty standard wit. Mild orange and lemon notes towards the mid with some light peppery spice on the back. A bit watery overall especially late, doesn't really finish with much at all. Typical flavours and not much of them.

A little bit of fizz, not as bitty as the cloud would suggest.

Drinkable enough but mainly from lack of flavour. Could have more tang and still be refreshing and sessionable.

Photo of craftbeersweden
3.42/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A little bit "old" - Best before november 24 - 2013. Still very drinkable though!

Hazy gold yellow with a one finger high, white head tha dissapears fast.

A nose of citrus, orange, coriander, banana and herbs.
Fresh taste of bread, citrus, lemon peel and clove.

Light, fresh body - Easy drinkable!

Photo of dryndantheman
3.62/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of flyingpig
3.68/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Craft Beer Co., London (£4.50, Pint on tap):
Cloudy, pale golden with a thin, white head with a foamy texture on top that finally turns to a patchy lacing.

Lemon with some tea along with plenty of spice and some nice wheat notes too. There is a touch of banana and a little clove and orange zest too.

Tangy lemon and a slightly tarty taste, there is some spice and pepper along with a touch of coriander and a mild banana taste.

Smooth & well carbonated with a medium body and quite a fruity, dry finish.

A solid witbier with a good fruit base and a lot of lemon coming through too with a nice, tarty finish. The taste isn't a spectacular one but it has a nice balance and goes down pretty easily.

Photo of Evil_Pidde
3.54/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: Pale cloudy straw-colored pour with a tall white head, somewhat compact. Decent lacings.

S: Spicy and semi-sour smell. Lots of yeast and ripe bananas. Cloves.

T: Sour, spicy and yeasty. Ripe bananas and lots of citric notes. There's quite some bitterness. Bready.

M: Aftertaste is rather short, very sour. Light body and rich carbonation. Very refreshing.

O: Interesting with the lemons in it, but surprisingly enough - they weren't that obvious.

Photo of Andy_Luft
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

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Gentleman's Wit from Camden Town Brewery
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