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Pike Dry Wit - Pike Pub & Brewery

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60 Ratings
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Ratings: 60
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 14.41%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Pike Pub & Brewery visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: blackc5 on 05-04-2010)
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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of biboergosum
3.35/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer pours a cloudy pale orange hue, with two fingers of thin foamy white head, which melts away quickly, leaving not much in the way of lace. It smells of dry citrus rind, wheat grain, and very mild earthy spices. The taste is bittersweet wheat up front, some more middling spice, a light citrus edge, and dry leafy hops. The carbonation is mostly sedate, the body on the light side of medium weight, and it finishes crisp, dry, and somewhat airy.

Certainly a decent enough summery wheat beer; however, the dryness borders on dustiness, making me crave something with at least a hint more of sweetness.

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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of hreb
3.8/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cold 22oz bomber poured into pint glass. For an "unfiltered" ale this sure looks like macro lager: pale nearly-translucent yellow, and zero head. I guess they took "white ale" literally.

Aroma is an interesting mix of pilsner funk, hefeweiss, and spice (coriander, clove). Flavor is much more powerful: big on the same spices. Not overly citrusy, but the typical bright flavors of a wit come through. Not overly carbonated, either. The real test of this beer is that it's refreshing all the way through -- the spice flavors are not so strong that I'm getting sick of some cloying flavor or aftertaste as I finished the bottle.

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.95/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pike Dry Wit
"92% organic ingredients"
22 oz. bottle; Code: 101B
$4.99 at Total Wine & More, Claymont, DE

Appearance: Hazy yellow-gold body beneath a short head of creamy white foam. Head retention and lacing are both better than average.

Smell: Wheat, coriander, yeast, subtle orange. Light yeasty fruitiness (mainly apple). Mild grassiness.

Taste: Sweetish and doughy wheaty malt upfront. The spices are kept well in-check, and although the coriander becomes apparent right off the bat it doesn't overwhelm. There's something else going on, perhaps cardamom and/or clove. A hint of lemon and a nice bit of orange. Some leafy hops. Restrained bitterness: just enough that working in conjunction with the spice it remains malty but not sweet. It's smooth and rounded straight across the palate, ending with a quick bump of sweet malt that immediately fades into a light dusting of drying spice. Gently lingering. Nicely balanced.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a gentle caress across the palate. If there can be an improvement to this beer it might be that it could be slightly less malty or slightly more carbonated, or perhaps a combination of the two. That might help to display a little more of the finesse of the malt, spice, and yeast. Oddly, I'd heard that this beer was on the lighter side...? ... so perhaps there's a batch discrepancy or some bottles have been handled better or worse than others. Regardless, this is clearly more of an American take than some of the scrawny versions coming out of Belgium these days.

Overall: Richer than your standard witbier. Nicely polished and balanced. Lots of character but still approachable and very drinkable. Well done!

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3/5  rDev -13.5%

Photo of Fatehunter
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours practically no head on a cloudy medium straw colored body.
The aroma is nice: orange, banana and honey.
The taste is pleasant fruit forward with a nice dry lemon bitter coming through the middle to end. The spices are nice too.
The texture is crisp with moderate carbonation.
Enjoyable for a witbier.

Photo of jmccraney
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

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4/5  rDev +15.3%

Photo of Streetcar
4.08/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pike Dry Wit
Unfiltered Wheat beer. 22 oz bottle.

Appearance - Straw colored and cloudy, but plenty of effervescence. The head is short, but tight. Much like foam on a cappuccino. It left behind a wonderful thick lacing on the glass.

Smell - The first whiff is floral. Yeasty and bready, then the more subtle spices come through. Possibly some lavender?

Taste - Beer has been called liquid bread, and this deserves the moniker. It is very much artisianal bread in a glass. Malty tastes, balanced by citrus and possibly coriander spices. Reminiscent of Herbs de Provence. It finishes with hints of white pepper.

Mouthfeel - Medium to full body. The carbonation keeps it feeling light, however. The lingering feel is not unlike that of champagne.

Drinkability - Very refreshing. Ideal on a spring day. I would definitely have another. In fact, there seems to be more in the bottle right now....

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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

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2/5  rDev -42.4%

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4/5  rDev +15.3%

Photo of IronDjinn
3.05/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

From a 650 ml brown bottle, green and white label. Pours out a cloudy honey gold hue, thin creamy white head that subsides fairly quickly.

Wheat grain, lemon and lime citrus, faint spice, and faint bready malt on the nose.

While not much of a Wit this would make a decent American Wheat Ale, that's my first impression of the flavour. Clean grainy wheat up front, a zip of citrus followed by some spicy hops. Nothing more or less.

Light body, thin, moderate carbonation.

Pike continues to slip with their quality, which is a shame as I know they are capable of better than this. A Wit isn't that complicated of a style, or one outside of its customer's palates. Unfortunately they seem to be phoning in this particular style.

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2.33/5  rDev -32.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Theres something fun about aggressively pouring a 22 oz bomber of a wit or hefe when you want some yeasties! Cloudy gold color with a fine-bubbled white head and lacing is nice.

Nose has lots of spices to it...coriander for sure along with maybe even a bit of Grains of Paradise and cinnamon/nutmeg? Typically I like a wit to showcase the yeast and have touches of coriander and citrus, so I am not liking where this is headed, but lets see how it tastes...

Id be willing to bet there is some nutmeg and/or grains of paradise...neither of which I enjoy. It IS pretty dry as the label claims, not that much sweetness here. The citrus aspect is totally lost on me, I love a nice orange peel-orange flesh flavor...hell, I'll even take a good lime peel/lemon character if it fits alright. This thing is just kinda meh...I am ok with spending the 5 bucks for a bomber to try, but would not buy it again...like all Pike offerings I have tried unfortunately. Waaay too much spice going on and very little beer flavor, no citrus and lacks a nice soft feel of a good wit. I expect a lot more from a PAC NW brewery and Pike continually disappoints in a major way. Shame on you, Pike.

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3/5  rDev -13.5%

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2.25/5  rDev -35.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of mikeg67
3.2/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On tap at Pike brewery. Pours hazy golden hue with a white, foamy head and lively carbonation. Aroma is of Belgian yeast, flowery hops and some spices. Medium, smooth body. Some Belgian yeast, spices and banana combine on the palate. It seems to me that this brew is a hybrid of hefe and wit.

Photo of AlCaponeJunior
3.8/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Nice looking, tan and pretty clear with some rising bubbles and a nice, lasting white head that left nice lacing.

Aroma is spicy, coriander and citrus, lemon peel, a little wheat and some yeast.

Flavor is again spicy, a bit more like a wheat beer but with nice citrus, coriander, and just a touch of bubble gum.

Body is light and carbonation is smooth and mild. Very easy to drink.

An enjoyable witbier. I bought three different Pike bombers today because I've really liked their beers so far. Nothing changed here, still good stuff in my book.

Photo of John_M
3.55/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the Seatac airport.

The beer pours a slightly hazy, golden amber color with farily good head retention and lacing. The nose is fairly attractive, as I get some light clove, nutmeg, coriandor, some light dry citrus and a noticeable "wheaty" aspect. The flavor profile replicates the nose fairly closely, though the hoppy bitterness in the finish dries this beer out pretty well. Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied, with the alcohol in this beer no more than an after thought.

Nothing to get too excited about, but a passable glass of beer for an airport bar. In other words, about what you'd expect for SeaTac airport.

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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of flagmantho
3.68/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 22oz bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: light straw-colored body with a touch of haze and a finger of white foam which dissipated rather rapidly. Not too bad.

Smell: wheaty, grainy and dry. I'm not getting much in the way of spices, though it is somewhat soapy. Actually, the overall effect isn't bad; it's just not quite as sweet or fruity as I usually find witbiers to be.

Taste: wheaty and citrusy with a touch of what I think is coriander. Flavor is much less grainy than the aroma. There's a touch of rawness toward the end which I don't love, but overall it's a pretty good wit.

Mouthfeel: this beer seems to have a pretty low level of carbonation; combined with a rather thin body that leaves little to recommend its mouthfeel. It's acceptable.

Drinkability: well, as most wheat beers are to me, this is relatively drinkable. It's light and refreshing in flavor, though parts of the flavor rub me the wrong way. I would love to see this beer with a bit more carbonation and with a bit better finish -- that could rate it right up there with the best.

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Pike Dry Wit from Pike Pub & Brewery
80 out of 100 based on 60 ratings.