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Blood Orange Wit - Refuge Brewery

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Blood Orange Wit
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BA SCORE
86
very good

28 Ratings
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Ratings: 28
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 8.59%
Wants: 2
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Refuge Brewery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: DoubleJ on 07-31-2013)
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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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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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On tap at Refuge Brewery – Temecula, CA
Notes from 08/18/13 - 4oz taster

A: Super light watered down blonde color with an abundance of wheat haze that obstruct any visibility. Frothy bone white finger cap with ample stay power and some nice squiggly stick down the glass.

S: Smells of soft Belgian yeast spices with some nice orange citrus zesting. There is a bit of grainy wheat malt character present as well. Very nice and pleasant with the fresh orange zest coming through.

T: Tastes of some mild Belgian yeast spice, wheat malts, and nice orange citrus flesh flavors. Balanced and not overkill with the fruit. A dash of coriander with a light underlying herbal hoppiness noted as well. The beer has a moderate to low level of bitterness and the alcohol is completely masked throughout. Very light and dry. Quite refreshing with the citrus additions well balanced.

M: Very light body with a spritzy carbonation and a super drying crisp finish. Relatively clean overall.

D: This is a very good Wit beer which is not a favorite style of mine by any means. Very light and crisp with a refreshing citrus twist.
The perfect warm weather brew. Their best seller according to the tender.

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Pours a murky whitish-orange with a foamy bone head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of grain, blood orange, blood orange juice, and citrus zest aromas. Taste is much the same with grain, blood orange, blood orange juice, and slight spice flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with a great fresh blood orange presence in terms of fruit and juice characterisitcs.

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Blood Orange Wit from Refuge Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 28 ratings.