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Nit Wit - BJ's Chicago Pizza & Brewery Inc.

Nit Wit
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82
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14 Ratings
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Ratings: 14
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 13.3%


Brewed by:
BJ's Chicago Pizza & Brewery Inc. visit their website
United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
Nit Wit is a traditional Belgian-style witbier. Unfiltered and spiced with orange peel and coriander. Immensely refreshing and flavorful.

(Beer added by: BEERchitect on 06-05-2009)
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Beerandraiderfan

Nevada

3.1/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Waitress really pushed how much she loved this, figured why not check it out. Came looking lovely, plenty yellow and orange, and hazy, nice lush soft head on it. Aroma was just too much coriander for me.

Same with the taste, they pounded like Bruery Imperial Orchid White amounts of coriander into this beer. Heavy heavy. It completely dominated everything I was tasting. I liked the thickness of the mouthfeel, lots of breadiness, wheat, pepper, lemon, but the actual taste was too heavy with the clove as well.

Serving type: on-tap

02-03-2012 16:49:39 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

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

First had: on tap at BJ's, Westminster, CO

Poured a light pale yellow, hazy, with a small white cap of bubbles for a head. Yeasty aroma with crisp citrus notes. Light tasting, bready, citrus zest and some light fruit esters. Not overly flavorful, but still not bad and quite refreshing. Moderately drinkable, and decent for the style.

Serving type: on-tap

09-01-2011 01:08:40 | More by Rifugium
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jmbranum

Oklahoma

4.45/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Enjoyed at BJ's in Norman, OK (which allegedly gets its beer from BJ's in Houston due to Ok's weird laws)

Pretty hazy gold liquid. Interesting fresh aroma. Very much true to the Belgian Witbier style. I would like to taste this side by side with others of the style, but if memory serves right this particular beer is one of the best of the style that I've had.

I like the flavor. Lots and lots of spices, but also a crisp bite.

Serving type: on-tap
@ BJ's Restaraunt & Brewhouse, 13999 S Virginia St, Reno

07-23-2009 22:51:03 | More by jmbranum
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

3.63/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Again, enjoyed at the Columbus Ohio BJ's.

Heading out of town, I wanted something light and easy going- found it here. Though this beer is quite true to style, it reminds me a lot of their Hefeweizen, but without the deep bananna, clove variety. This Wit also seems light, lemony, and sprinkled with corriander and orange zest. Still, bready and wheaty throughout. Light in the yellow spectrum, a haze gives an opaqueness to the mystical beer. Well headed and laces nicely. Certainly a thirst quencher that doesn't weigh heavily on the palate or the brain. Though nice, this beer is far from the best among BJ's lineup.

Serving type: on-tap
@ BJ's Restaraunt & Brewhouse, 13999 S Virginia St, Reno

06-05-2009 21:03:19 | More by BEERchitect
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MisterClean

California

4.47/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

At BJs Flanders beer tasting in Roseville.

A - Poured yellow with a 2-fingered white head. Dissipated moderately fast leaving lots of lacing.

S/T - Lemon esters stood out, coupled with coriander, light citrus, and light honey.

M - Full-bodied and well-balanced.

D - Overall great. Pleasantly surprised as BJs lighter beers tend to be only par. This one was sublime and was very impressed.

Serving type: on-tap
@ BJ's Restaurant & Brewery, 1200 Roseville Parkway, Roseville

06-04-2009 05:50:48 | More by MisterClean
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IntriqKen

California

3.6/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured the palest of pale yellows ... almost white...whiter than any Wit I've seen. Head was a very impressive 3 fingers of snow white that seemed to never melt. Actually lasted too long.
Aroma was slight banana...mostly light, white pepper and spice.
Taste was actually too light....it seemed to lack depth. A definite Wit with light banana, sharp bite of white pepper from the wheat and drying aftertaste, but just didn't seem to have enough of the flavors I've come to expect from a Wit.
Prettier than Celis or Hoegaarden, but lacking a little of their depth of flavors. Still extremely refreshing.

Serving type: on-tap
@ BJ's Restaurant & Brewery, 24032 El Toro Road, Laguna Hills

08-13-2006 03:45:42 | More by IntriqKen
Nit Wit from BJ's Chicago Pizza & Brewery Inc.
82 out of 100 based on 14 ratings.