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Solstice Wit Beer - Minhas Craft Brewery

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Ratings: 83
Reviews: 66
rAvg: 3
pDev: 21%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
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Minhas Craft Brewery visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Spring

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

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of biboergosum
2.55/5  rDev -15%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

355ml bottle, 4.9% ABV, at Pizza Brew in Calgary.

This beer pours a vaguely hazy medium golden yellow colour, with two fingers of puffy, weakly foamy, and mostly bubbly dirty white head, which leaves little in the way of persistent lace anywhere near the glass as it quickly recedes.

It smells of sweet purple grape juice, flat orange pith, candied bananas, neutered coriander, a softly grainy wheatiness, and a mild mustiness. The taste is less sweet, but still kind of sugary grape and orange juice esters, subtle coriander and white pepper spice, stale banana chips, plain grainy wheat, and a gentle breadiness.

The bubbles are a bit tight, but generally frothy, the body quite light in weight, and mostly smooth, with a rather blithe smoothness. It finishes well off-dry, the high school chemistry lab fruitiness still predominating.

A witbier for the kiddees, it would seem - sweet, super-simplified, and more banal cream ale in bearing than anything. Once again, however, the skank-o-meter needle sits pretty much idle. Um, good, then?

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3.25/5  rDev +8.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +25%

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3.25/5  rDev +8.3%

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3.25/5  rDev +8.3%

Photo of NilocRellim
3.45/5  rDev +15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The beer poured out of the bottle and into a pint glass. It looked slightly hazy and gold/light orange in colour. Smelled light and fruity with an apricot nose to it. The taste was also sweet and fruity, but a yeasty-sweet.

Would I buy this beer again? Probably.

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2.25/5  rDev -25%

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4/5  rDev +33.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +16.7%

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1/5  rDev -66.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of chickenflea
2.95/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours a slightly cloudy pale golden color with a small white head that settled quickly. Aroma is mild orange zest with a hint of spice. A little too sweet for the style although the spiciness is nice. Light to medium body with light carbonation. It's OK, but not great.

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4.75/5  rDev +58.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +16.7%

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3/5  rDev 0%

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3/5  rDev 0%

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3/5  rDev 0%

Photo of cagocubs
2.71/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

With this beer I conclude my Minhas variety. Poured from bottle into hefe glass.

A: Pours a lazy light gold with a 1 finger white puffy head that sticks around and laces slightly.

S: Spices,citrus fruit, some banana. Clove. Lemon.

T: Citrus, spice, and wheat. The clove and banana are there too.

M: Creamy, carbonation is good, mouth coating is good.

O: Of all the Minhas beers this would be the best choice. It is crafted the closest to what its style should be. My qualm with this wit is that it tastes almost identical to their hefeweizen.

Photo of TMoney2591
3.38/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a Dogfish Head shaped pint glass.

Part three of my six-part descent into Minhas madness. That's not bias you just heard: It was experience. Let's add to it, shall we? This brew pours a lightly hazy golden straw topped by a finger of white foam. The nose comprises white bread, light orange peel, light lemon zest, very light coriander, and a touch of sweet flowers. This would be fine, if 'tweren't so muted. The taste follows pretty generally, with the lemon, coriander, and bread taking the lead. This ain't half bad, I tell you what (gotta stop watching so much King of the Hill...). The body is a general light, with a moderate carbonation and a somewhat dry finish. The fizziness isn't very much of a detriment here, somehow. Overall, not the greatest wit in the world, but I've gotta admit that it's not all that bad, either. If I had to choose a Minhas beer to drink, this would easily get the vote.

Photo of tapman
2.05/5  rDev -31.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

A light-medium gold colored body with a moderate sized head, though more foamy and less rocky than others I have sampled. Carbonation appears abundant. Filtered to crystal clarity. No lacing whatsoever. Wow.

Soft floral notes with some sweet, honey like sweetness. I don't smell a lot of spices or Belgian yeast characteristics. Smells like many light pale ales I have smelled.

In the taste I get a good deal of sweet orange juice, after that a moderate, soft, minty hops followed by grainy pale malt. Potentially some pilsner in there. Tastes closer to cream ale than a wit.

Very dry and a little thin, though not watery. Carbonation not as prevalent as anticipated.

Is this even a Wit beer? CREAM ALE SHENANIGANS!!! I call it.

Photo of chrsmat71
1.33/5  rDev -55.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

This is the worst "beer" experience I've had in recent memory. The appearance was nothing special, neither was the smell. The taste floored me...almost literally. I got one good swig in my mouth, made for the sink and spit it out...the rest of the beer immediately followed. The other two of this time I got in the sample pack followed after a sip check to make sure I didn't just get a bad bottle...they're all bad. I'm not sure how to describe the taste...much more like a medicine than a beer....sickly sweet. I was actually scared to sample the other beers in my berghoff sample pack...I've actually undergone operant conditioning with a negative stimulus. Horrible.

Photo of dstc
2.12/5  rDev -29.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours a very pale yellow with a small white head. Head disappears completely. No lace. Does not even look like beer.

Thin medicinal smell. Does not smell good.

Tangy taste with a mild wheat taste. Not good. Not good at all.

Thin and watery in the mouth.

Not a very good beer. Drain pour for me.

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Solstice Wit Beer from Minhas Craft Brewery
71 out of 100 based on 83 ratings.