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Pike Dry Wit - Pike Pub & Brewery

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59 Ratings
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Ratings: 59
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 14.7%
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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Photo of JDeming
2/5  rDev -42.4%

JDeming, Jul 24, 2014
Photo of gatorlove
2.25/5  rDev -35.2%

gatorlove, May 06, 2014
Photo of twiggamortis420
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.

twiggamortis420, Nov 09, 2011
Photo of Arper
2.5/5  rDev -28%

Arper, Jul 18, 2012
Photo of NoHipTee
2.63/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

I found this beer to be a rather bland version of a wit. Perhaps the "dry" component contributed to the american mass produced undertones.

Appeared well carbonated and smooth.
Smell was also a typical wit.
Taste was well below what I expected.
Mouthfeel was also weak.

Very few qualities of this beer linger. It would be an easy beer to cook with without imparting too much beer flavor on the food.

NoHipTee, Jun 27, 2011
Photo of hickmancase
2.75/5  rDev -20.7%

hickmancase, Feb 02, 2014
Photo of vtfan77
2.78/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

A- An aggressive pour yields a good inch of head to top this lightly hazy, golden beer. A decent amount of lacing stays on the sides of the glass as the head quickly dissipates.

S- Not much here; lightly skunky with coriander and a wheaty twang.

T- Lightly sour malt upfront with a good dose of coriander adding some flavor along with some grassy hops. Finishes dry and slightly bitter with a lingering coriander aftertaste.

M- Fairly light, almost a little creamy and lightly carbonated.

Pretty mediocre version of the style here. It's about what I've come to expect from Pike's beers, yet they keep enticing me with their shelf of reasonably priced offerings at Total Wine. This one's not terrible, but you can do better, even at its sub-$5.00 price point.

vtfan77, Jun 30, 2011
Photo of KajII
2.9/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

[Best served in a Weizen glass]

The pour was a hazy brownish yellow with a large (2-3 finger) white frothy head that was mostly diminishing, down to a small cap which produced some fair spotty lacing.

The aroma was mild of a light grain malt and a sweaty Belgian yeast with notes of honey, citrus (lemon), pears, wheat and a bit of coriander.

The taste was lightly sweet with a moderate dose of wheat and honey early on, progressing into a much yeastier flavor that had a strong citrus presence and a touch of spice at the end. The flavor lingered for an average amount of time after the swallow with a slight watery feel and a yeasty citrus taste left behind.

Mouthfeel was light ion body and watery in texture with an almost flat carbonation.

Overall an OK Witbier with a mildly light body and taste, that along with the low ABV makes this a good brew for a hot summers day when you feel like not getting blotted and having more than just a few...

KajII, Jul 07, 2012
Photo of philbertk
2.93/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pike Dry Wit Seasonal White Ale--5 oz. Taster at Pike Pub May 9th, 2010. 5.0% ABV. 20 IBU's. Light head. Clear bright pretty gold color. Spicy peppery coriander mild orange hop hint front. Slightly cloying mild sweet Belgian wheat Wit body. Slightly hot spicy mild citrus end. A touch odd to me. (3.25 / 5.0)

Pike Dry Wit--Seasonal White Ale--Unfiltered--92% Organic Ingredients--Malt Beverage Brewed with Spices-2010 22 oz. Bottle. 5.00% ABV. 20 IBU's. 1.046 OG. (2.0 / 5.0) Thin fizzy no lace white head. No sediment. Cloudy dull lemon gold color. Mild coriander citrus peel mild hop wheat ester front. Dry thin dull mild sweet wheat coriander infused rough spice body. Dull dry crusty mild hop Wit spice end. Weak. Unbalanced. Bland. Tastes better very cold. Sampled 5/29/2010. 2 @ $4.75 Each.

philbertk, Jul 13, 2010
Photo of Damian74Shensky
3/5  rDev -13.5%

Damian74Shensky, Nov 18, 2013
Photo of bostonryan
3/5  rDev -13.5%

bostonryan, Aug 28, 2014
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.

IronDjinn, Jul 11, 2010
Photo of ccrida
3.05/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Bomber pours a godl with a white head leaving a small amount of tight, creamy foam.

Smell is spicy, coriander citrus, lacking subtlety, but not unexpected.

Taste is also clearly in the Wit wheelhouse, but just to exaggerated, spice bomb, lacking the nuance of the esters, the oats. No off-flavors though fermentation wise.

Mouthfeel is bone dry, light bodied, to acerbic.

Drinkability is low for me, this is a coriander bomb, lacking the grace of a wit, ester/malt wise, that makes me call it one and done. Another dud from Pike. I'm so open-minded, but these guys are 0-fer a million it seems, get it together!

ccrida, Oct 18, 2011
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.

mikeg67, Jul 06, 2011
Photo of scott451
3.2/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Swirl poured from a 650ml bottle into a glass mug. Two finger bubbly white head which soon diminished to a thin layer. Hazy apricot colour. Good lacing. Spicy over bread smells.
Surprisingly mild taste. Coriander dominated spice followed by a citrusy dry slightly sour finish. A bit of an off flavour in the finish.
Light body. Drinkability is moderate. Just not that much there to come back to. A few tweaks could make this much better.

scott451, Aug 05, 2010
Photo of m0unds
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

m0unds, Jun 15, 2014
Photo of TrojanRB
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

TrojanRB, Sep 07, 2013
Photo of Shadman
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Trying to be fair to this brew...It's not a wit, it's not a Ami wheat ale...it's a hybrid..

Has more of a hefe/wheat ale look. Cloudy Aprocot. Not much in the way of head or lacing.

Here's where the hybrid begins...orange peel, coriander mixed with a semi-tart citrus...doesn't mesh that well.

Citrus notes of an American Wheat Ale dominate things from frist sip. Slight sourness followed by some spiciness more akin to a Wit.

Mouthfeel certainly on the lighter, creamier side as per a good Wit

A fence sitter...pulls from both styles but doesn't hit the notes to be one or the other..

Shadman, Jul 07, 2011
Photo of shelby415
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

shelby415, Feb 28, 2012
Photo of BeerLover99
3.28/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: orange/yellow/slightly cloudy, trace white head,
very little lacing

S: light yeast, wheat, spices, and lemon grass/lemon

T: lemon/lemon grass, wheat, coriander, long oily yeast finish

M: light/med body, mild slick/oily body

O: Easy going summer brew. Fine
gateway beer. Might get again.

SOLID, NOT MUST HAVE!

BeerLover99, Feb 01, 2012
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.

biboergosum, Aug 09, 2010
Photo of valkyre65
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

valkyre65, Apr 24, 2013
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.

Fatehunter, Nov 10, 2013
Photo of BigBry
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

BigBry, Aug 23, 2014
Photo of tfsimpkins
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

tfsimpkins, Dec 17, 2012
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Pike Dry Wit from Pike Pub & Brewery
78 out of 100 based on 59 ratings.