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Cirque Du Wit - 3 Sheeps Brewing

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Ratings: 39
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.28
pDev: 17.38%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
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3 Sheeps Brewing visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  4.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BeerFMAndy on 06-29-2012

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Ratings: 39 | Reviews: 6
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4.52/5  rDev +37.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle poured into a Bruery tulip.
4.2% ABV, 12 IBUs.

(Bottles are pending label approval and are expected to hit market early-to-mid fall.)

A - Shimmering with clarity, this bright golden yellow beer pours with a well-formed and long-lasting white head. Lace doesn't cling to the glass as the foam tumbles, but a puffy collar rests neatly on the beer.

S - Cirque Du Wit opens with a very pleasant and inviting strong wheat aroma and gentle Belgian yeast presence. Subtle earth esters consisting of clay and white pepper are overlapped by soft and velvet smooth, faint pale malt graininess and sweet pilsner notes which spin around one another. Light floral hop accents comprise the closing act.

T - Wheat takes the center ring, once again, as 3 Sheeps loads it into the mash. Plenty of wheat flavor and softness arise with just enough of a pale malt backing and kiss of pilsner sweetness. The finish is very subtly complex, shifting from a quick splash of floral and citrus hops and moving to earthy Belgian yeast notes before finally finishing with a balancing graininess.

M - Cirque Du Wit's crowning achievement is the spectacular feel in the mouth; the light body remains clean and refreshing while the wheat really adds a soft, full, voluptuous feel that's balanced by both faint hop bitterness and a tickle of perfect carbonation. Outstanding.

O - 3 Sheeps manages to pull off an excellent classic witbier; they don't succumb to the notion every wit nowadays must include coriander and orange peel. The simplicity of it's ingredients and subtle Belgian yeast combine for a totally satisfying witbier capable of slaking even the burliest of strong-man-sized thirsts.

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4/5  rDev +22%

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3.84/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

3 Sheeps Cirque Du Wit

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a shaker pint glass. Served chilled...

A) This is a shimmering golden brew. A finger of foamy head. Decent retention and a little bit of the lacing.

S) Pale malt, yeast, a little grass, but mainly wheat on the nose. Not a strong aroma here, but nice enough.

T) Packs a good amount of wheat flavor. You can pick up the Belgian yeast as well. Finishes up with some grass, and unripe banana.

M) Pretty light bodied, with moderate carbonation. This smooths out with a little warmth, and is fairly refreshing. The finish is somewhat dry.

O) Not the first style I typically reach for, but all in all this was fairly enjoyable. Looking forward to trying out some of 3 Sheeps other offerings.

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3.61/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A run-of-the-mill wheat that didn't really knock my socks off. It pours straw yellow with some lacing. Initial taste is pleasant, with an orange peel sweetness that fades gradually to a clean finish. It has a textbook summer beer taste and profile--light, easy drinking for a hot day.

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3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

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3.37/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

12oz into a tulip.

A: Pours a clear gold with a small white head.

S: Smells of mild raw wheat, clovey esters, a bit sweet.

T: Taste brings subtle wit esters, light hop bitterness, wheat, watery finish.

M: Light-bodied with light carbonation.

O: Either the yeast strain used here is not very potent, or they didn't give it much time to do its thing...this is much too watery and toned down, closer to a bland American wheat ale than a witbier.

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3.3/5  rDev +0.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.17/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A - a smidgeon darker than I expect for a wit, with a white foam that forms no lasting impression.

S - aroma is interesting because there are elements of honey, citrus, and peach. Makes me wonder about how the aroma is created. Despite this complexity, I'm not sure I find these aromas all that appealing. There's something about them that is off, like an artificially flavored candy.

T - surpringly little in here that reminds me of wit. It's watery and sweet. The sweetness makes those aroma elements cloying. I am reminded of a brand of honey lemon ginseng tea that I do not particularly like but try periodically to calibrate my taste buds.

M - watery and coming up short in carbonation.

I find this to be like one if those Leinies wheat beers; something seems artificial and cloying and it diminishes the experience.

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Cirque Du Wit from 3 Sheeps Brewing
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