Belgian Witbier - Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant
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Ratings: 38 | Reviews: 13 | Display Reviews Only:
3.48/5 rDev -4.4%
Enjoyed at the Wilimington, DE location brewpub.
A: single finger head on a cloudy golden body. no bubbles.
S: citrus, clove, breads and biscuit.
T: wheat, grains, breads and biscuit with both fruity notes and a peppery zest finish.
M: lighter side of medium body and moderate carbonation.
Overall: a standard wit which is nicely flavorful but not different or memorable from what you think of as the base style.
07-29-2012 14:17:38 | More by kylehay2004
3.68/5 rDev +1.1%
On tap at the Media location.
Decent, unexceptional witbier that thankfully doesn’t go to over the top with the spices. The look is right on: cloudy, extremely pale yellow verging on white; nice sized white head that settles down slowly and leaves good lacing.
Nose is typical of the style, with distinct wheat aromas; cloves, and citrus. More pronounced lemony aspect than usual. The flavor follows suit; there’s a decent hit of lemony tartness that’s more assertive than expected; other citrus notes, particularly orange peel, cloves, and a very grainy wheat taste that’s actually vaguely unpleasant. Something seems just a tad “off;” I’d almost think it was a dirty tap line if this place didn’t seem so fastidious in general. It’s hard to be more specific than that; and it didn’t ruin the beer, but maybe knocked down the overall flavor score a bit.
Medium-light bodied, crisp and clean carbonation, refreshing and dry as per the style. Everyone has a wit on for summer and these guys did it as well as anybody, I suppose. It’s hard to make this style stand out from its peers because everyone stays pretty traditional. I’ll remember this one for its good points – assertive lemony flavor – and its not-so-good – a slightly dirty tasting wheat note.
06-29-2012 19:18:16 | More by tobelerone
Belgian Witbier from Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant
83 out of 100 based on 38 ratings.