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Witness | Boom Island Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Boom Island Brewing Company
Minnesota, United States | website

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by jsprain1 on 12-02-2013

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Reviews: 14 | Ratings: 58
Reviews by MattyG85:
Photo of MattyG85
4/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Duvel tulip glass.

Appearance: Pours a very hazy straw golden orange with a moderate amount of bubbles. About one finger of white head that quickly fades into a thin patchy layer. Leaves a decent amount of lacing.

Smell: A yeasty, zesty, and fruity wheat driven aroma with hints of citrus fruit. Belgian yeast along with bready malt hints of wheat, grains, straw, and cracker. Zesty and tart hints of citrus orange and lemon. Hints of pepper spicing. Subtle hints of earthy hops. A pretty decent wheat aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, a bready, fruity, and zesty wheat forward taste with nice notes of citrus. Yeast and pale malt with bready notes of wheat, straw, grains, and cracker. Nicely tart and zesty fruit notes of lemon and orange. Notes of pepper and coriander spice. Light backing note of earthy hops. A pretty solid wheat beer taste.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with a moderate level of carbonation. Crisp, juicy, and very smooth.

Overall: A pretty nice light wheat beer. Nice zesty fruit notes.

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Photo of DaftPatrick
3.75/5  rDev +5%

Photo of pat61
4/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Pours hazy straw gold under a 1” white foam collar that dissipates to a thick film.
S: Banana, citrus, wheat and spice aromas.
T: Citrus up front with a touch of lemon. Banana is lighter on the tongue than in the nose. Citrus and traces of fruit somewhat in between large pitted fruit or melon.
F: Creamy, above average carbonation, excellent texture – soft in the mouth.
O: A refreshing summer beer.

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Photo of sgttibbs
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of thorkelson
3.1/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance is sad. With any Belgian yeast i expect a solid head. This one had extremely minimal head and dissipated quickly into a sad pile of suds. Looks like my first home brew to be honest. Smell is worty/a little unattenuated and sweet no tropical or zest or spice.
Very meh beer. Taste is fine, clear Belgian yeast strain but MF is syrupy instead of light and happy. A miss for me from this brewery since i enjoy thoprock and brimstone.

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Photo of BigAl18
3.12/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of morimech
3.63/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Cloudy pale golden color with one finger of head that quickly settled to a thin film. Moderate amount of lacing that the majority quickly recedes back into the body.

Nose full of wheat and a bit of sour apple. Not really any Belgian yeast qualities coming out.

This has more than a twang, but sour. Kind of reminds me of a gose without the salt. Good wheat flavor. Just a hint of Belgian yeast in the finish. Boom Island seems to not have added any spices to this witbier.

Light body with lively carbonation.

A good witbier but nothing extraordinary. The brewer did not follow the customary spice additions allowing the malt to come through without interference. Would of like a little bit more yeast qualities however.

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Photo of mkf629
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of thelargeone
2.56/5  rDev -28.3%

Photo of Bluegrass49
4.35/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into an ale glass. Very intense clear yellow color. Modest 1-finger head which dissipates rather quickly. Citrus stands out the most. Great mouth-feel and good carbonation. Went down too fast. It was that good. Need another too better appreciate it.

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Photo of TooGood
2.5/5  rDev -30%

Photo of djsmith1975
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of MN_Beerticker
3.75/5  rDev +5%

Photo of ParnellJoseph1138
3.39/5  rDev -5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Packing is poor. I have worked in advertising and book publishing, but reverse yellow type on white just doesn't present well. In fact, it's hard to read the label. OK, on with the beer. It has a prominent lemon taste with citrus, orange character.

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Photo of ovaltine
3.75/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of iRun2Beer
3.67/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Boomstick
4.5/5  rDev +26.1%

Photo of Dave2234
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of billhelm
3.75/5  rDev +5%

Photo of Carb-Overlord
4/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sparx1100
3/5  rDev -16%

Photo of kevinski33
3/5  rDev -16%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

If it weren't for the smell, I'd say this was a fine beer. Maybe it's a style thing, or just a bad ottos, but for some reason this beer smell just like hot dogs to me and I just can't get over that. Other than that I really enjoyed it.

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Photo of s_wit
3.92/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of kraticus41
4/5  rDev +12%

Photo of joh02034
4.25/5  rDev +19%

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Witness from Boom Island Brewing Company
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