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Dominion Summer Wheat 2004 - Old Dominion Brewing Company

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Ratings: 12
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 6.72%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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Old Dominion Brewing Company visit their website
Delaware, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: pezoids on 05-23-2004

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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Ratings: 12 | Reviews: 12
Photo of Sammy
3.55/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A light mouthfeel, spicy corriander beer, with wheaty aroma. Ginger threw me off- I want to get the yeast not a bold herbal tea in there. There's also orange and lemon there, pepper. An American wit but not a German. Drinkable.Thanks for sharing, Radek.

Photo of blitheringidiot
3.58/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a Saison Dupont glass with chunky splattered suspended particles drawing a straw hued cloudy perplexed brew topped off with a mighty cap of snow white froth goodness. Sea horses abound.

Some yeasty malt notes. Yeasty and a twinge phenolic. Some Band-Aid and caramel.

First swigs: Vanilla pronounced. Yeasty and pepper. Lingering sweet aftertaste. Basic vanilla cake like malts. Like 1 % vanilla ice cream and 99% water.

Fuzzy yeasty watery.

Last swigs: Total beer bargain. $2.99 for a sixer at State Line, MD. Why doea Old Do' designate the year distinction on this one? It's like saying who was holding up the wall at closing time. Who cares?

Photo of RBorsato
4.13/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2004 version of their Summer Wheat - A Belgian WitBier (2001 and 2002 Summer Wheats were also the Witbier).

Hazy white-ish yellow color with a decent white head and lots of bubbles. Light spicy coriander aroma and orange zest is very subdued. Nice balanced flavor with less GInger character than in previous years. Light-medium bodied and refreshing.

I definitely prefer this year's version over their previous Wits -- partly due to the subdued ginger flavor.

Bottled: 06/24/04
Tasted: 08/04/04

Photo of ppoitras
4.15/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12ozer from a 6-pack purchased at Wegmans-Dulles, Sterling, VA.

Poured into an imperial pint glass, formed a 1/2" white head above a bright straw brew. Head was resilient, and lacing was good. Aroma wheaty and slightly of citrus. Taste is of of the wheat grains, but has a crisp close of citrusy hops. Mouthfeel (oh-so smooth) and drinkability were excellent. Session, anyone?

Photo of yeagerbm
4.13/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance- Light hazy straw-gold with a fluffy meringue like head. Looks like a great Wit.
Smell- Musty and estery with hints of banana, typical to the style.
Taste/Mouthfeel/Drinkability- Crisp and refreshing with citrusy spice that is well balanced and thirst quenching. The mouthfeel is not too thin or too thick but substantial enough to let you know you are drinking real beer. This is definately a well made White Ale and very easily drinkable.

Photo of pezoids
3.98/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured ultra light and was a pale yellow and was topped with a generous head of milky white froth. Hazy in appearance with a nice carbonation. The smell is sweet and sticky with candy malts, piney and a tad soapy. The taste is very light, highly refreshing and finishes clean and slightly sweet. This is almost too easy to drink. A user-friendly beer on all counts. Well balanced, plain, lightly tart and simple. A perfectly drinkable Belgian ale.

Photo of Bighuge
4.47/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is the whitest wit I've had. Nice looking beer. Very cloudy and murky looking. Good sized white head that recedes to a rimming in a minute. Lace is sporadic, but nice enough. Nose is strong, and good. It's got a campfire type of aroma to it that is appealing. Also lemon peel, citrus notes and bitter orange. The flavors of this wit are bold as well. Big lemon juice notes. Sweet orange. Bitter and dry aftertaste. Malts seem to be bready. The body is nice...around medium-full. This wit has got some character.

I'm off to do some work in the hot, muggy garage where I will really enjoy this beverage.

Thanks to marc77 for the sample.

Photo of TinusTime
3.7/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Hmmm what to think. After last years summer wheat, winters Baltic Porter, Millenium, Spring Brew and the release of Oak Barrel in bottles; I was ready for another stellar offering from the folks at Dominion. Im still not sure what I think however.

Pours a hazy lemony yellow with a bit of sediment in the bottle. Smell is redolant of orange, lite bready wheat, with a touch of spice. Taste however is not nearly as nice as the smell. It has a nice wheaty mouthfeel, but the taste just seems flat. I drank it out of two different glasses ( a nice 300ml wheat glass, and a Hoogarden glass) but neither seemed to give the beer a lift. You could kind of make out the additions to the beer, but they just didnt seem to add much and made the favour more murky. I guess I just prefer the cleaner style of a Hefe-Wiesen. Dont get me wrong it wasnt a bad beer, but I just didnt find it as WOW as the last few offerings from Dominion. For those who are bit fans of Wits.. I would say by all means try it. Just wasnt my cup of Wheat

Photo of meathookjones
4.05/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

This poured out a cloudy light yellow color with a huge off white rocky foam head that lasts for a long time. Excellent clumps of lacing are left around that glass as this one was put down, very nice looking witbier. Spice is mainly what stands out in the nose here with lemon and orange peel being detected as well as some doughy malt. Lemons and spice jump out first in the taste with wheat holding its own before a slight bitter hop finish. Mouthfeel was good for the style and it was defiantly a good beer to drink a bunch of over the grill. Very refreshing and drinkable.

Photo of marc77
4.12/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Murky pale auric hue. Head settles into a spotty, almost chunky collar that yields respectable lace. The aroma is a mellow, herbal melange of clove phenol, coriander and expected citrus peel. Notes of musty white pepper and sourdough add depth. Quite pleasant aromawise. In flavor, this brew hits all the requisite points for a wit. Citrus peel and hop bitterness sufficiently offsets residual sweetness, lending dryness. Wheat and oat glucans provide girth to the void left by the lack of malt sweetness. Esters are mild, with trace banana and honeyish hints adding a subtle candyish tone. Judiciously spiced with coriander and dry, candied ginger well integrated. Lightly bodied overall, but not at all watery. Finishes quite clean, with grainy, sourdough crust and lemon zest hints. A well rounded and well crafted wit. Spot on and superbly drinkable.

Photo of francisweizen
4.15/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to BIf6 and Manekineko for this and some other fine brews!

This awesome witbier, was an insanely opaque whiteish/yellowish colour with a big off-white head that lasts and lasts leaving chunky lace patterns all over my glass.

This brew smells awesome. I picked up lemon, orange peel, coriander, other spices, slightly bready malts, and subtle hops.

The taste is very lemony, spicy and wheaty with a nice crisp and spicy hop finish as well.

The mouthfeel was light and refreshing, as it should be for this style of brew and the drinkability was very good as well. An awesome version.

Photo of ManekiNeko
4.27/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle with a date stamp of 6/14/2004 on it. Served chilled in a Blanche de Chamblys glass.

Appearance: Cloudy golden straw yellow topped by a smallish white head that quickly dissipates and leaves no remnants on the glass.

Smell: Lemony citrus followed by spicy cloves and coriander. A mild burn of ginger lurks in the background.

Taste: Light splash of yeasty wheat malts and lemony citrus with cloves on the finish. There's a slight tickling sensation and taste of ginger in the back of the throat.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied and crisp, extra so due to the ginger.

Drinkability: Perfect for Asian foods that utilize ginger or galangal. Thirst quenching and just plain lovely.

Other: Holy monkeys is there a buttload of sediment at the bottom of the bottle. On tap, this stuff is dangerously good. Kicks Hoegaarden out of the water and would supplant Allagash White if this were to be a regular product or seasonal.

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Dominion Summer Wheat 2004 from Old Dominion Brewing Company
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