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Solstice Wit Beer - Minhas Craft Brewery

Solstice Wit BeerSolstice Wit Beer

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Ratings: 84
Reviews: 66
rAvg: 2.99
pDev: 21.4%


Brewed by:
Minhas Craft Brewery visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Bighuge on 05-05-2004)
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chOAKbarrell

Maryland

3.03/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I'm a pretty big fan of witbiers, but this one suprised me, as I much preferred Berghoff's hefeweizen over this. The hefe just seemed much more authentic & true to its european counterparts than this wit. This is missing the light, delicate touches of a good whit. I taste a lot of orange. Theres some other "off" flavors in this that seem to be present in witbiers that arent made 100% correctly. I realize whits are probably very difficult to get "just right," but that's pretty much what you have to do to make a great-tasting one. Berghoff whit is not downright bad, but its not all that exciting either.

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2006 00:16:45 | More by chOAKbarrell
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

2.55/5  rDev -14.7%
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?

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2014 23:27:04 | More by biboergosum
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leprechaunandfatman

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev +8.7%

10-05-2013 20:15:25 | More by leprechaunandfatman
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pirmannt1

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +25.4%

07-20-2013 00:42:10 | More by pirmannt1
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Sweffin

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -8%

06-25-2013 03:56:11 | More by Sweffin
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RCLOHR267

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev +8.7%

06-21-2013 02:50:59 | More by RCLOHR267
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ajzy

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev +8.7%

06-10-2013 22:36:57 | More by ajzy
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NilocRellim

Minnesota

3.45/5  rDev +15.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2013 20:42:16 | More by NilocRellim
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matjack85

Illinois

2.25/5  rDev -24.7%

01-26-2013 19:13:25 | More by matjack85
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bicyclesnbeer

Illinois

4/5  rDev +33.8%

12-25-2012 14:35:27 | More by bicyclesnbeer
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cliff1066

Virginia

2.75/5  rDev -8%

12-23-2012 02:24:04 | More by cliff1066
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Tessa


3.5/5  rDev +17.1%

12-12-2012 03:52:44 | More by Tessa
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mwar

Kentucky

1/5  rDev -66.6%

11-27-2012 03:50:28 | More by mwar
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bzach

Indiana

2.5/5  rDev -16.4%

10-21-2012 03:46:22 | More by bzach
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chickenflea

Florida

2.98/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-08-2012 02:49:14 | More by chickenflea
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Stevie_Janowski

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +58.9%

09-24-2012 02:37:30 | More by Stevie_Janowski
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cindyloopeeples


3/5  rDev +0.3%

08-25-2012 03:20:11 | More by cindyloopeeples
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lmz3000

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -8%

06-19-2012 01:47:14 | More by lmz3000
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andrewj17

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +17.1%

04-28-2012 02:07:32 | More by andrewj17
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imperialking

Illinois

3/5  rDev +0.3%

01-09-2012 01:05:25 | More by imperialking
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scootercrabb

Illinois

3/5  rDev +0.3%

12-13-2011 00:30:19 | More by scootercrabb
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brandoman63

Illinois

3/5  rDev +0.3%

11-22-2011 03:38:29 | More by brandoman63
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cagocubs

Illinois

2.7/5  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.

Serving type: bottle

08-08-2011 03:11:52 | More by cagocubs
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TMoney2591

Illinois

3.4/5  rDev +13.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2011 04:39:06 | More by TMoney2591
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tapman

Illinois

2.05/5  rDev -31.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2011 03:45:42 | More by tapman
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Solstice Wit Beer from Minhas Craft Brewery
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