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Blood Orange Wit - Refuge Brewery

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Blood Orange WitBlood Orange Wit

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BA SCORE
87
very good

13 Reviews
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Reviews: 13
Hads: 83
Avg: 3.96
pDev: 24.75%
Wants: 10
Gots: 40 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Refuge Brewery
California, United States | website

Style | ABV
Witbier | 5.00% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: DoubleJ on 07-31-2013

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Reviews: 13 | Hads: 83
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4/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.69/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

My wife calls it the "mimosa of beers," for good reason. Had it on draught in San Diego, where it is available all year. A really top notch breakfast beer that is very refreshing, but not at all short on flavor.

Color looks like one mixed Allagash White and Kona Brewing Wailua Wheat, with a touch of cloud. Flavor notes are complex and layered. First blush is traditional wit - on the lighter side. Then you get hit with a distinct orange flavor and a very clean finish. The carbonation really mimics the mouth feel of a properly made mimosa.

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3.83/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Definitely a wit beer. Light bodied with a decent citrus bite. A good summer beer straight from the can. For the price, would probably pick up again.

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4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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3.82/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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3.82/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

16oz can poured into a pint glass. Judging form the warped top that looks like its about to explode, I'm guessing that this is over carbonated.

A- as expected, the beer pours almost all foam initially, eventually settling down to a 3-finger head on top. Hazy and cloudy straw colored body. It sounds like a bowl of rice crispies

S- strong aroma of citrus rind mixes with some floral hop notes, spicy and earthy yeast, toasted wheat & a hint of coriander, very nice aroma

T- juicy blood orange up front is slightly sweet-yet-tart eventually giving way to a crisp wheaty backbone with hints of coriander, floral hop and earthy yeast, dry finish with more orange on the linger

M- medium body with biting-yet-low carbonation follows through to the finish, leaviing a dry linger

O- there was obviously some carbonation issues with this batch, which is a shame because this is a crushable summer beer, perfect for outdoors

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4.18/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

I haven't had this beer on tap yet, only out of the can. But just by pouring it, I have a feeling it may be best experienced from the can, poured into a glass. The aroma from is heavily orange/orange zest. The taste is genuine blood orange and is far from heavy. This is the best orange wheat beer I've had since Hangar 24s original recipe.

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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3.98/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.99/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Received 4 cans from CA 12/19 - cannot find canning date.

Poured into pint glass

A: Pale, straw, orange-tint. Foamy white head with some retention.

S: Orange, orange soda, citrus

T: Blood orange, orange soda, light malt.

M: Very light, very carbonated, dry finish. Very drinkable.

Very refreshing witbier. Probably best in summer, but worked great for me right now. A very pleasant surprise.

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3.81/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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3.49/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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Blood Orange Wit from Refuge Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 13 ratings.