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Brooklyn Fiat Lux - Brooklyn Brewery

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Brooklyn Fiat Lux
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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:
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(Beer added by: Jason on 08-09-2012)
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Photo of TwelveOunces


3.85/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served on tap in a pint glass

This beer is hazy golden straw yellow with a one finger off white head. It has an aroma of wheat, citrusy hops as well as some earthy spices. The taste reflects the nose. It has a lot of wheat, the wheat is slightly spicy. There is a good bit of lemon zest from the wheat as well as some floral notes. There is some onion and herbal spices as well. The hop profile is more then what you would find in most witbier's. There is a nice citrus aroma similar to what I would expect out of an apa/ipa. The feel of this beer is fairly smooth and easy enough to drink. It is somewhat tart and dry but not too much so. Overall, this is a decent witbier, its more hop forward then the style typically entails but thats not a bad thing at all.

Serving type: on-tap

09-06-2012 00:43:34 | More by TwelveOunces
Photo of oline73


3.23/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I had this on-tap at Max's. Served in a sample glass.

Appearance: Pours a clear golden color with just under half a finger of white head. As the head fades, it leaves some nice lace on the glass.

Smell: I'm getting some light malt along with a spice note. The spice note is a bit garbled.

Taste: I can pick up the coriander and there is a touch of lime peel. Light but I wouldn't describe this beer as crisp. The finish is bready and yeasty.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with prickly carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: This beer didn't really stand out in any way. Not bad, but I don't need to have another.

Serving type: on-tap

09-05-2012 02:21:18 | More by oline73
Photo of PatGreer


4/5  rDev +6.1%

09-04-2012 03:24:31 | More by PatGreer
Photo of Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.88/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed on tap at Blue Monk. Good yeasty wheat aroma, very fresh characteristics. Light coloured, carbonation bubbles are apparent. A tasty sweet, seet and spicy. Good drinkability for the style. with a drop of orange peel, nondescript spices, a little like a saison. Above average mouthfeel.

Serving type: on-tap

09-04-2012 03:08:40 | More by Sammy
Photo of Texasfan549


4/5  rDev +6.1%

09-04-2012 01:40:31 | More by Texasfan549
Photo of brbrocc

New York

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

09-03-2012 23:16:50 | More by brbrocc
Photo of ThePorterSorter


4.1/5  rDev +8.8%
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.

Serving type: growler

09-02-2012 20:33:57 | More by ThePorterSorter
Photo of BeerHunter76


3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

08-31-2012 20:41:39 | More by BeerHunter76
Photo of socon67

New York

3.6/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours golden with a cloudy look. A thin layer of foam settles quickly. Lacing on the glass is rings around the glass.

S - the smell is very fragrant. Scent of fresh cut flowers, honey, and coriander. There is a subtle tartness of citrus as well.

T - Flavors are sweet with a spicy note in the finish. Some light grains are present. But overall this is a light beer with mild spicy notes.

M - Easy drinker but the flavors don't lend itself to being particularly drinkable. I found the scent and flavor profile a bit much after one of these.

O - A funky witbier with a unique aroma. It is a standout, but not one I would enjoy more than once.

Serving type: on-tap

08-31-2012 01:41:20 | More by socon67
Photo of kjkinsey


4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

08-30-2012 22:44:37 | More by kjkinsey
Photo of John_M


3.73/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Max's the other day.

The beer pours a fairly dark gold color with good head retention and light lacing. The menu indicates that this witbeer was made with lime and coriandor, but I'm not picking up much of either on the nose. Mostly, I'm just picing up a considerable amount of clove and light honey, with maybe some underlying lemon and light coriandor. The beer is better on the palate, as now I'm picking up more of the lime, and it's a welcome addition to the clove, honey and light coriandor. The beer is a bit sweeter than I normally like to see in a wit beer, but is other pretty tasty and drinkable. Mouthfeel is a bit light with a somewhat watery finish, and I get some spice at the very end.

A nice enough wit, but it seems like there are a million others out there that are pretty similar to the version from Brooklyn brewing.

Serving type: on-tap

08-30-2012 14:33:52 | More by John_M
Photo of nkeckhar

New York

3.35/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On Tap at Blind Tiger 8/15

A: Medium gold with frothy white head
S: Bubble gum - very expected
T: Spicy, Sweet, and lots of bubble gum (overhwelmingly so)
M: Nothing crazy to report here.

O: This is not the style of beer I like, but I do like trying stuff that not everyone gets to try so was glad to have tried it. It was refreshing and a pretty different example of the style. Perhaps a little too sweet, but like what they tried to do here...and lets face it the name rules.

Serving type: on-tap

08-23-2012 14:25:54 | More by nkeckhar
Photo of DoubleSimcoe

New York

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

08-19-2012 16:21:27 | More by DoubleSimcoe
Photo of jrenihan

Ontario (Canada)

3.95/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Blind Tiger.

Beer is golden in colour, with a smallish white head. Decent retention, good lacing.

Hops are really the focus of the nose. Lots of citrus; orange and grapefruit, some pineapple. Some wheat scents betray that this is not actually an American IPA. The Belgian yeast is present as well.

Taste has Belgian yeast, citrus hops (orange, grapefruit). Lots of coriander- too much for me, and I like coriander a lot. Lime is present but I didn't find it to be overly strong. Some bubblegum flavour from the wheat. Fairly bitter.

Medium bodied, highly carbonated. A bit oily.

Overall, quite good. Certainly not your typical witbier, with all of the American hops.

Serving type: on-tap

08-17-2012 23:04:48 | More by jrenihan
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New York

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

08-15-2012 12:31:33 | More by MikeConklin
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New York

4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

08-09-2012 18:44:44 | More by cowboy83
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Brooklyn Fiat Lux from Brooklyn Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 91 ratings.