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Belgian Witbier - Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant

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Belgian Witbier
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Ratings: 38
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 9.07%
Wants: 2
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant visit their website
United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  4.40% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Pale, unfiltered Belgian-style wheat beer. Although light-bodied, it has complex orange citrus and spice flavors that are very refreshing.

17 IBU

(Beer added by: ffejherb on 09-02-2008)
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look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Belgian Witbier from Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant
83 out of 100 based on 38 ratings.