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Blood Orange Wit - Refuge Brewery

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BA SCORE
88
very good

11 Reviews
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Reviews: 11
Hads: 70
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 2.96%
Wants: 7
Gots: 31 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Refuge Brewery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Summer

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

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Reviews: 11 | Hads: 70
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.83/5  rDev -5.7%
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. (152 characters)

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4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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3.82/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

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3.82/5  rDev -5.9%
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 (926 characters)

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4.18/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.75/5  rDev +17%

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. (340 characters)

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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3.98/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.11/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.99/5  rDev -1.7%
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. (398 characters)

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3.81/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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3.49/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.37/5  rDev -17%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

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3/5  rDev -26.1%

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4.01/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

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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. (1,193 characters)

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Blood Orange Wit from Refuge Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 11 ratings.