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Wit Whale - Carton Brewing Company

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31 Ratings
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Ratings: 31
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 8.51%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Carton Brewing Company visit their website
New Jersey, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  5.90% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: mdfb79 on 08-20-2013

Sitting on a deck over water and eating fresh seafood is a special privilege of being from the Jersey Shore. Doing exactly that at Moby's in Highlands one sunny day, The Wit Whale occurred to us. Having grown up alongside schnitzel, we knew that the esters of classic wit yeast would associate well with the crunch of fisherman's platters while a drinkable malt bill of 50% wheat and 50% Pilsner would accompany the sweetness of fish themselves. We relied on the mineral profile of our water dressed up with lemony Sorachi Ace and grassy Summer hops to play with the richness of shellfish. Drink The Wit Whale because you have a basket of fish in front of you and you can see the water where it was caught.

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Ratings: 31 | Reviews: 3
Reviews by Act25:
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3.93/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Lemony 50-50% blend of wit and pilsner - perfect for summer seafood.

A: Tasted at the brewery on draft, first of the summer 14 season.
Pours a hazy, pale yellow color with two inches of white head and moderate retention and lots of lace.

S: Smells like a laid back American shore belgian. Not as intense spice, coriander, but a true cousin. Yeast and esters are well married to the pilsner. Reminds me of great pilsners as much as great Wits - as billed.

T: Follows the nose but it's both more powerful, with more body and back bone, so it will be matched well with clams, oysters, flounder, fish fry.

MF: Medium body, low carbonation, creamy. Compares very well with Bells Oberon.

O: Close second to Bells Oberon, and Alagash as America's best Wit that I have reviewed so far, tied with Southampton Publick House, Double Wit.

More User Reviews:
Photo of poppollutesminds
3.61/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Light and refreshing but missing something

Photo of mdfb79
3.97/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Witbier brewed with 50% wheat and 50% pilsner malts, and lemony Sorachi Ace hops.

From 08/07/13 notes. Had this on tap at Stag's Head in NYC.

a - Pours a hazy, pale yellow color with two inches of fluffy white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of bananas, cloves, spices, wheat, bread , Belgian style yeast, light coriander, light lemon and citrus hops. Nice nose, love the bananas but a little more spice than I would have liked.

t - Tastes of bananas, lemon, citrus hops, fruity malts, wheat, grains, spice, pepper, cloves, yeast, pale malts, earthy malts, and coriander. Nice taste, better than the nose, with more fruit and less spice.

m - Medium body and low carbonation. Body is super creamy and smooth, and very easy to drink. Great mouthfeel.

o - Overall a really nice witbier; I like the addition of the Sorachi Ace hops to a witbier. Taste is great, as is the mouthfeel, hoping they make this one more often.

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Wit Whale from Carton Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 31 ratings.