Naked Nun - Adelbert's Brewery
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Ratings: 91 | Reviews: 22 | Display Reviews Only:
3.7/5 rDev +2.5%
Thanks to ApostleBrewing for this interesting beer. Bottled 3/02/12, my birthday yay, batch 001
way over carbonated as it makes a loud pppsssttt, and starts to rise up the neck, then pours a huge 4+ finger head that takes up 2/3 of the glass but fades at a decent rate with spotty lacing, over a mostly clear watery lemonade color.
Nose starts like a saison farmhouse, grassy hay and farmhouse earthy funk like, light lemon and lemongrass, some wheat aromas, light bright slightly floral spices, a little citrus and hint nutty even, as well as light Belgian golden malts, citrus comes out more as it warms.
Taste starts with citrus and light orange peel, then quick spices like coriander and clove, floral chamomile and other flower spices. Then fluffy wheat and wit flavors, light golden malts, light lemon grass, hint grassy hay and earthy wheat, faint hint of farmhouse saison funk and just a touch yeasty. It also has interesting orange vanilla taste that I have no idea where from. Finish is quite dry, light citrus, orange vanilla, creamy wit and spices lingering, faint bitterness from the spices.
Mouth Is med to lighter bodied, over carbonated even for a wit.
Overall not bad, interesting flavor that combine wit beer with saison almost, most wit spices and wheat flavors with light saison earthy funk, little yeasty, and interesting orange vanilla flavor, but over carbonated too. Still tasty and interesting beer.
01-28-2013 02:59:29 | More by jlindros
3.78/5 rDev +4.7%
A – It looks like champagne…Yup…Solid clear/yellow/white head with a lot of carbonation flowing up from the bottom. Looks pretty good.
S – Wow, when this first came out of the bottle the smell hit me in the face and I literally hated it. Like I got angry about it for a second. But I just buried my nostrils deep into her undercarriage and she smells just lovely. Tart and floral, spicy and citric with lemon. Smells great! Cool. Neat-o!
T – Interesting. Dang…hang on….hmmmmild. Kind of mild. It’s like aggressively mild though, if you catch my meaning. It is tart and has orange and lemon, with some bread and a little banana as well. But the novelty is wearing off on me. I was getting giddy for a moment there, thinking I had stepped onto something grand. Not grand, just good. It also has some rather intense barnyard funk to it. If that was dialed back a touch this ale could be very interesting. Bold ass choices have been utilized here though, and I have to respect this brewery for that…Sweetens and much of the funk turns to a nice spiciness on the finish though. I gotta say, this is a real surprise, and damn interesting. Feels good.
M – The mouthfeel is light-medium with the pedal down on the carbonation and it really is consistent, good job there as well.
O – It’s good. Definitely worth a try. I wasn’t sure what I was in for, but I’ve definitely never had anything quite like this. It really is nice but it toes the line rather precariously between being not good at all and being wholly good. As they say though, fortune favors the bold...ALSO I'm editing my review just to say this, as it continues to warm, it has a very lovely bubblegum taste to it.
12-29-2012 02:23:40 | More by KKB
3.53/5 rDev -2.2%
Appearance: Cloudy yellow color but with an amazing two-finger white head, but almost no lace. This is one of the cloudiest ales I've ever seen.
Smell: Spices were very noticeable, particularly the strong pepper notes of the coriander and the citrus (although it could have been orange, to me it was more like lemon).
Taste: The spices are definitely the show stealers here, leaving the malt and hops to hoof it gamely in the chorus. Under it all, though, is a very serviceably melody of a solid wit ale that was the perfect tune for a hot summer evening.
Mouthfeel: The carbonation was almost overpowering – a bit much, really, like it was tap-dancing on my tongue. The yeast definitely brought some bready qualities, but it wasn’t too bad.
Overall: I don’t love bitter wits, but this could be an exception. I may pick up another bottle and do some food pairing tests just to see if – as the label says – that it pairs well with certain types of foods.
08-15-2012 07:26:15 | More by Mitchells_Beer
4.13/5 rDev +14.4%
a super clean straw yellow pour with 2 fingers of foamy white head. smells of bready yeast, lemon, orange peel, and coriander. tastes citrusy sweet with a bready bacbone and slight hoppy bitterness. light body with a slightly creamy feel, highly carbonated, crisp and refreshing. as far as witbiers go, this is excellent. the high carbonation makes this a MUST for summertime weather. i feel weird giving such a plain beer style such a high rating, but as far as the style goes, this takes the cake.
08-08-2012 23:02:14 | More by facundoCNB
3.5/5 rDev -3%
Pours a relatively clear yellow with a white head. Some wheat an bread, a somewhat citric and lemony. A little bit of banana and good coriander aroma. Flavor is citrusy and lightly tart. Orange and lemon, bread, and light banana. Not too much coriander, but a little bit on the finish. Lightly sweet in the back end. Very light body with high carbonation.
08-07-2012 18:36:33 | More by womencantsail
3.5/5 rDev -3%
A: poured a very pale straw yellow in color with slight pale orange highlights and no head that left no lacing at all on the glass.
S: lots of herbs in the aroma with a little citrus, plenty of bretty funkiness, maybe. Slight pineapple in the background and hints of booze.
T: the funkiness is definitely there on the taste as well alongside herbs, slight citrus, belgian yeast character and hints of booze.
M: the brew was light in body with low amount of carbonation which had a sweet, yeasty, bretty funky and slight crisp finish.
O: I thought it was just ok and a little thin for the style.
07-23-2012 07:21:25 | More by Gobzilla
3.18/5 rDev -11.9%
On tap at BRC in Houston, TX.
A: Pours a slightly hazy, but dull pale yellow/orange color. More pale than anything else. At first a two finger white head forms and recedes in a second. Light lace.
S: Snappy, spicy yeast. Very soft coriander, soft biscuit malt aromas. Everything is enjoyable, but very muted.
T: Follows the nose. Peppery, phenolic yeast is light and subtle. Coriander is soft as is the biscuity malts. Everything is just to mellow.
M/D: A medium body that is crisp and effervescent. A bit thin however. Not hard to drink at all. Though there is not much here to grab on to.
Not bad, but just inoffensive and to bland, I guess soft is the word, for me just too subtle. There are plenty of other great Wits around. Other Texas breweries at that. I am not going to discourage anyone from buying this, but not anything I am coming back to soon.
07-19-2012 03:41:13 | More by champ103
Naked Nun from Adelbert's Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 91 ratings.