Brooklyn Fiat Lux - Brooklyn Brewery

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Brooklyn Fiat Lux
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103 Ratings
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Ratings: 103
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 9.87%
Wants: 2
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brooklyn Brewery visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  6.10% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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(Beer added by: Jason on 08-09-2012)
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4.33/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Wow! This is one of my favorite beers of the year. A very big head that sits atop a basically clear golden brew. Some good lacing that coats the glasss lightly and a thin covering remains after a gentle fade. Aroma has a lovely sweetness that is not traditional of the style while giving a good solid wheat core that is. Some bubblegum and maybe a dash of clove. Citrusy notes are bigger than the traditional orange. Lime gives a dryness to the overall character that replaces the general sourness that is common for the style. Yeast and corriander give a zesty spiciness that is reminescent of one of my all time favorites, Cuvee de Cardoz. Taste confirms the break from tradition with a solid wheat malt core and a bright citrusy lime hoppiness. Bubblegum shows up a bit in a honeyed malt that flows throughout. Lovely spice and lime combination flow to a bright citrus finish that is dry and hoppy. Feel is crisp and light with a quenching character that makes it highly drinkable. Carbonation is spot on, actively mlid but effective.Supple as it flows over the tongue, medium light weight. Drinkability is superb and delightlful. This is an excellent summer beer but the hoppy citrusy character makes it a great session ale for anytime of the year. A great take on the usual suspect an I am glad I have more than one growler.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served on-tap in a 12-oz. tulip-shaped glass at Barley Vine in Bristol, Conn.

A: Poured a rose-colored amber with a thick, wispy head of off-white foam which left a nice ring of lace on the glass that dragged vinous legs down its walls.

S: Fruity and bracing spicy aroma with plenty of floral esters to go along. The spritzy Belgian yeast makes fine work of the delicate, fruity malts and sugar additives to create a slick, perfume of a beer.

T: Spicy and sweet at first with hints of strawberry, orange peel and rose hips throw in the mix. The spicy, herbal and almost peppermint nature of the yeast springs forward to cut through the musky, fruity concoction. A grassy, assertive hop character cuts the sweetness, leaving the palate dry and semisweet in the finish.

M: Light-medium bodied, sweet and delicate fruitiness add some tart and spicy sensations to the palate, with minimal bitterness left on the tongue.

O: The best example in recent memory of a wine-drinkers witbier, Fiat Lux is an unconventional, fruity Belgian wit that seems more engineered for a cheese pairing or fruity dessert than for general sipping. The 6.1% ABV wit would likely be well-received as an apertif as opposed to a session beer.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another beauty found at Pies & Pints in Middlebury, CT. This one shows a
pale cloudy yellow beige color with a neat finely packed white head that covers thoroughly
leaving a blanket of lace. The aroma is full of allspice/nutmeg and light banana
almond malt. Wow, very delicate but enticing! The flavor follows nicely with
maple wheat and light banana-bubblegum over cereal grain with a solid kiss of citrus and spruce hops. I love this as a spiced Belgian styled beer. It's not a very typical Witbier from my experience. Light peach, rice, lots of clove and a near minty overtone. It's a banana-bubblegum clove and very sweet light grain bonanza! I really like this. It may not be great to the purists out there but it works for me with a medium light body, tiny but full carbonation. The feel is pretty foamy and luscious. Overall this might be a little sweet for some, but I
was pleased. Good job Brooklyn.

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4.1/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Glad to finally try this beer...
The beer pours a rich looking golden yellow with no haze and a giant plume of fluffy white head. There is relatively good head retention, although there isn't any lacing. The nose is exquisitely tropical with big notes of lime zest and coriander mellowed out by a light wheat sweetness. Its taste is bitter, but approachable, sweet, but very well attenuated, and definitely a successful representation of liquid summer. The flavors are all bright and pop with each sip and it's an easy sipping beer. Definitely a beer worth trying and I'd try it again on tap or In a growler.

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Brooklyn Fiat Lux from Brooklyn Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 103 ratings.