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Brooklyn Fiat Lux - Brooklyn Brewery

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Brooklyn Fiat Lux
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BA SCORE
85
very good

91 Ratings
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Ratings: 91
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 9.55%
Wants: 2
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brooklyn Brewery visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  6.10% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Jason on 08-09-2012)
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durwood64

Ohio

4/5  rDev +6.1%

01-19-2013 13:24:04 | More by durwood64
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csustar001

New York

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

01-13-2013 20:20:20 | More by csustar001
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NYR_Rob

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

01-01-2013 19:54:32 | More by NYR_Rob
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rcatalano

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

12-31-2012 22:00:12 | More by rcatalano
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gshackles

New York

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

12-22-2012 15:53:42 | More by gshackles
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Chas58

New Jersey

3.58/5  rDev -5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a growler filled at Joe Canal's Iselin into my Brooklyn Nonic Pint Glass

Appearance: Pours a golden yellow and is surprisingly clear and filtered. I was expecting a hazier or even cloudy beer considering it is a Wit style. A nice inch high head forms with tight white bubbles that dissipate very quickly. Limited lacing remains behind and the head

Smell: a very pleasant bready smell with a nice citrussy scent and a hint of corriander and potentially some other spicy hints. A very pleasing aroma. Very reminiscent of a good typical wit beer, not overly wheaty and yeasty, just understated and pleasant

Taste: The initial taste is fairly surprising due to the peppery spicing that is front and center. The very balanced nose hides this interesting and delicious surprise.

Mouthfeel: The carbonation is very tight and fairly smooth for a wit beer, but does not leave a yeasty film that is typical of heavy yeasty beers. The mouth is very crisp and biying with a kick at the back of the palette from the above mentioned peppery spicing.

Overall: This was a very nice surprise and is somewhat (in my view) a departure from recent Brooklyn's II have drunk. I enjoy the bold peppering and the crisp finish, and really like the crispness, I was expecting a beer with more subtlety and was pleasantly surprised by the bold spicing. This very drinkable and unlike many wit beers that are better drunk on the deck in the summer, this one lends itself to the cooler months due to the spicing. Well done Brooklyn.

Serving type: growler

12-22-2012 00:54:42 | More by Chas58
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TX-Badger

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

12-17-2012 23:26:51 | More by TX-Badger
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Billolick

New York

3.9/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Growler fill from the Green Growler in Croton-on –Hudson, NY

Pours a dull shade of golden, lighter amber, hazed.
Light khaki head that stays a spell, then leaves a loose thicker film, a high collar and nice looking sheets of fine sheeting.

Sniff reveals a muted fruityness, with some wheat malts and resiny hops. Intriguing…

This offering is on the hoppy side of the wit beer world. Hops on the aggressive side. Citric, with lime showing its presence, and following through the finish. Fruity and grainy hops all over this one. Quite dry and enjoyable, nice one Brooklyn….

Serving type: growler

12-15-2012 13:52:41 | More by Billolick
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birchstick

Colorado

4/5  rDev +6.1%

12-06-2012 02:45:09 | More by birchstick
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rlee1390

Indiana

3.83/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A-Clear yellow orange, three finger fluffy white head.

S-Wheat, grass, spice, lemon, orange and coriander. Exactly how a witbier should smell.

T-Starts with wheat and lemon. Tad bit of grass. No bitterness. A major step down the smell.

M-Light in body, some carbonation and almost watery.

O-Everything was downhill from the nose. Still a nice beer though. If you have the chance to try it before the kegs are gone, do so.

Serving type: on-tap

11-17-2012 17:02:36 | More by rlee1390
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lisahope27

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +6.1%

11-14-2012 23:29:57 | More by lisahope27
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sailorastro

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

11-13-2012 00:46:15 | More by sailorastro
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jheezee

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

11-12-2012 17:29:56 | More by jheezee
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Gambrinus1184

Connecticut

4.15/5  rDev +10.1%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

11-11-2012 21:47:45 | More by Gambrinus1184
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Gagnonsux

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

11-11-2012 00:27:01 | More by Gagnonsux
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Durge

Connecticut

4.13/5  rDev +9.5%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

11-04-2012 03:54:19 | More by Durge
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Envelopes

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

10-26-2012 14:32:18 | More by Envelopes
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Darkmagus82

Virginia

3.78/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served on tap in a pint glass

Appearance – Served a very lightly hazed almost straw-yellow colored brew with a decent white head. The head fades over a moderate amount of time to give a nice level of lacing

Smell - The aroma is biggest of a wheaty and lime smell. Mixed with these are aromas of yeast as well as some other lighter citrus aromas.

Taste – Throughout the taste there is a decent wheaty and bready backbone, with which other flavors come and go upon. In the start there is a stronger presence of the wheat then is present later on. A lime citrus flavor quickly comes to the tongue, along with a yeasty flavor shortly following. As the flavor advances further there are the spice notes that were detected in the nose; some pepper. A hay like and grassy flavor come to the tongue at the end with the lime growing even stronger in taste which leave a rather pleasant wheaty, lightly spiced lime flavor on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the medium side with a carbonation level that is rather average as well. Both are good for the style and make for a drinkable and refreshing brew.

Overall – It is very drinkable and an interesting twist on a more classic style using lime instead of lemon. Worth a try and an interesting experience. Not one I would go to on occasion, but pretty nice overall.

Serving type: on-tap

10-26-2012 00:29:25 | More by Darkmagus82
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LarsBrekken

New York

4/5  rDev +6.1%

10-25-2012 11:57:57 | More by LarsBrekken
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JohnK17

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

10-24-2012 16:18:18 | More by JohnK17
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doucmehu

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

10-24-2012 13:43:20 | More by doucmehu
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gunclubchris

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +6.1%

10-24-2012 06:07:37 | More by gunclubchris
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sendbeer

Georgia

4/5  rDev +6.1%

10-23-2012 21:16:28 | More by sendbeer
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bonbini26

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

10-22-2012 18:48:31 | More by bonbini26
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -33.7%

10-22-2012 00:43:37 | More by ejimhof
Brooklyn Fiat Lux from Brooklyn Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 91 ratings.