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Cirque Du Wit - 3 Sheeps Brewing

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Ratings: 35
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.34
pDev: 14.07%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
3 Sheeps Brewing visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  4.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerFMAndy on 06-29-2012)
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Photo of BeerFMAndy
4.53/5  rDev +35.6%
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.

BeerFMAndy, Jun 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev +19.8%

sami, Mar 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev +19.8%

BDeibs, Mar 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

CWhite, Oct 30, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

yankinwis, Jun 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

lillitnn92, Tuesday at 04:31 PM
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3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

NEDmiller, Aug 06, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

Zachtheporter, Apr 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

oldvines, Oct 19, 2014
Photo of RoamingGnome
3.75/5  rDev +12.3%
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.

RoamingGnome, Apr 21, 2013
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3.6/5  rDev +7.8%
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.

tbdkev, Jun 07, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

richkrull, Feb 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

UWBadgerFan4Life, Aug 26, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

bwood06, Jul 26, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

s_wit, Sep 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

ajzy, Aug 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

Aubs723, Jul 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

jwenzel019, Aug 16, 2014
Photo of Etan
3.35/5  rDev +0.3%
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.

Etan, Nov 08, 2013
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3.3/5  rDev -1.2%

northcoastwolf, Aug 30, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

kurtulbricht, Jul 18, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

jzlyo, Jun 17, 2014
Photo of pweis909
3.18/5  rDev -4.8%
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.

pweis909, Mar 15, 2014
Photo of Lemke10
3.03/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

3 Sheeps seems to be a newer Wisconsin craft brew on the market. Based in Sheboygan, I see they are slowly starting to make their way across the state in various places. There doesn’t seem to be all that much hype about the beer so far, so I am expecting this to fairly average.

It pours a clear, dark yellow color with a foamy, beige head. The scent is fairly basic with mostly malts with slight hints of citrus. The aroma is fairly weak almost to the point of being non-existent. I sure hope this doesn’t translate over into the taste.

Well at least the taste isn’t bad, but it’s not anything fantastic either. The texture is pretty thin and a flavor is also weak. You do get some nice grain flavors mixed with some tropical fruit. Some bready yeast tones are present as well. Gradually the taste does grow on you but I’m not sure if this is even any better than Blue Moon. While it is drinkable, they really could take this one back to the drawing board as well.

It’s always awesome to find a new beer from a Wisconsin brewery that I have yet to have tried. But, it’s not awesome when that beer is just kind of average. 3 Sheeps is new and perhaps they will develop some delicious brews down the road. I’m definitely willing to re-visit their offerings; I just hope they improve on the taste a little. –Chris Lemke of WisconsinBrewReview.com

Lemke10, Feb 22, 2013
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3/5  rDev -10.2%

Kunstman, Oct 27, 2012
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