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Witty Twister - RJ Rockers Brewing Company

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67 Ratings
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Ratings: 67
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 12.25%
Wants: 0
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
RJ Rockers Brewing Company visit their website
South Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  4.75% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Our spin on a Belgian wit is a beer drinker's dream. Brewed with a pinch of coriander and a twist of orange peel, this is the perfect anytime ale. When served with a slice of citrus, it delivers a whirlwind of flavor and a crisp finish.

(Beer added by: JAHMUR on 01-17-2014)
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Photo of KensWorld
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.2/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of schoolboy
3.7/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

This brew is a little of an anomaly. It is really good, but not what I think of as accurate of the style - it is a little twisted, and that works for me. I was in the mood for one of these (I am going to follow it with a Duvel).

It looks nice and yellow with a laceless little fizz of a head. The aroma is complex and nice - yeasty,as it should be, for sure, but lots of other things in there too.

The taste is unexpected (unless you read the label). It is pretty malty for the style. Malty tasting, but actually there isn't much alcohol to show for it. All this imparts an easy drinking creamy finish, with some yeasty tartness mixed with fruit and things (way down).

It is a tasty brew, but if you were expecting a crisp refreshing wit, this isn't it. Recommended as a light beer that is not light on great taste.

Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.36/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light yellow color, with a large white head that fades slowly and leaves a spotty lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains wheat, bananas, citrus, light caramelized malts and touches of Belgian yeast and hops.

T: The taste starts out with flavors of tart citrus and mild spices followed by some breadiness from Belgian yeast, wheat and a hearty but not too heavy malt character. The hops presence is mild as it should be but there isn’t much balance. The after-taste is slightly bready and slightly tart.

M: Crisp and a little smooth, light-to-medium body, medium-to-high carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: A little tasty, goes down ok, not too filling, mild kick, decent representation of style, just a mediocre beer overall and there are certainly a lot of other beers in the style that are better.

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2.5/5  rDev -28.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of Morchikin
4.6/5  rDev +31.1%

Photo of JoeMans
3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of avisong
3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of ygtbsm94
3.3/5  rDev -6%

Photo of sd123
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of cambabeer
3.1/5  rDev -11.7%

Nice wheat profile, bready and malty with some hops to finish. The orange zest is a little much for me and theres a metalic funk in the aftertaste. That said this is drinkable and refreshing.

Photo of kevinmaher
3.8/5  rDev +8.3%

Photo of hophugger
3/5  rDev -14.5%

an average witbier, color was a semi-cloudy orangeish. Aroma was very light with just a touch of spice coming through. Taste was very light, yet crisp and refreshing. Orange peel and a sprinkle of spice are the flavors. This beer finishes light and is acrisp and refreshing at the finish

Photo of Falcone
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of RonaldTheriot
4/5  rDev +14%

RJ Rockers Witty Twister has a thin, white head, scant lacing, and a murky, yellow-gold appearance, especially after the bottom contents of the bottle are swished & poured in. The aroma is strong- coriander spice, sweetness, and spicy wheat bread. Taste is of those elements, with a twinkle of orange peel. Mouthfeel is medium and somewhat prickly, and RJ Rockers Witty Twister finishes semi-dry and easy drinking.

RJT

Photo of malfunxion
3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.25/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

12 oz bottle into a wine glass.

A: Pours a cloudy golden color with a lot of sediment left behind. The head is slightly less than a finger high, white in shade. I'm damn surprised how long this head is lasting in my glass - sure, it isn't very tall, but that's still some serious retention. No lacing left behind, though.

S: Even for the style, the orange peel really comes through in a big way. I also get a bit of coriander and wheat. Simple even for a witbier, but damn is that orange peel note really appealing.

T: Just like the nose indicated. This does a solid job of bringing some big orange peel notes straight to my palate. I'm not picking up much (if any) coriander. Additional notes of wheat and lemon also appear, mainly on the back end. If nothing else, it's very citrusy for the style.

M: While it seems to be a bit lighter than some examples of the style, the wheat softness is still here in full force. Of course, the latter is counteracted by powerful carbonation.

O: Witbiers - even the good ones - tend to be pretty forgettable. So is this. But hey, it's more tart and citrusy than others in the style, so it's still a solid choice if that just happens to be your bag.

3.25/5: Well made, but oh-so-forgettable

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4/5  rDev +14%

Photo of Donkster46
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -21.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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3/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of woodychandler
2.63/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

I am still reducing my backlog of bottles, but I have been impressed so far with this brewery's beers. My thanks to the Friendly Greek Bottle Shop for making them available to us.

From the bottle: "Stop by & visit us in Spartanburg[,]SC"; "Our spin on a Belgian-style white ale is a beer drinker's dream. Brewed with a pinch of coriander and a twist of orange peel, this is the perfect anytime ale. When served with a slice of citrus, it delivers a whirlwind of flavor and a crisp finish."

I wanted to ensure that this Wit was Wit-like and so I really agitated it in the bottle before beginning the pour. I also used a heavy hand, which also helped to stir things up and create a pseudo-cascade. This settled into two foamy fingers of eggshell-white head with moderate retention. Color was a cloudy golden-yellow (SRM = > 2, < 4). Nose was muted for the style and seemed to have a perfume-like sweetness to go with the distinctive wheat tang . Hmm. Mouthfeel was on the thin side and the taste was rather muted, only mildly spicy, with the wheat tang providing most of what there was in terms of flavor. Finish was semi-dry with a slight tartness that suggested that it might benefit from "a slice of citrus", probably in the form of an orange. Color me unimpressed.

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Witty Twister from RJ Rockers Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 67 ratings.