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Highland Razor Wit - Highland Brewing

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Highland Razor WitHighland Razor Wit

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Ratings: 156
Reviews: 40
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 14.12%
Wants: 6
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Highland Brewing visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: mechamifune on 05-11-2012)
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South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

11-15-2012 01:50:40 | More by cackalacky
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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

11-03-2012 14:32:21 | More by sendbeer
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North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

10-17-2012 18:40:35 | More by MCDub
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3/5  rDev -15.3%

10-14-2012 20:22:32 | More by LouDogg114
Photo of bjbakerbsu

3.88/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this beer at the Mellow Mushroom in Anderson, SC with some very good vegetarian pizza.

Appearance: A clear amber, with a good amount of head and lacing. Very good looking (but I think most beer is).

Smell: Reminded me of Bell's Oberon Ale...a little bit of herbal and citrus, but some piney notes from the hops.

Taste: I really enjoyed this. I have been in Germany on business and have been able to taste MANY great German hefeweissen beers and Belgian wit biers on tap, and I like that Highland was created their own version of a wheat beer. It has an herbal/piney nose that I enjoy in a beer and am not used to in a wheat beer.

Overall: I would definitely have it as a regular in my fridge. For me, it is a great session beer.

Serving type: on-tap

10-02-2012 02:26:23 | More by bjbakerbsu
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North Carolina

3.38/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Nice clear light amber, with a good finger of head

S: Clean with a hint of floral sent from the herbs

T: Interesting mix of flavors, almost a little bit spicy but at the same time not overpowering

M: A nice presence for a light smooth beer

O: A good beer for a hot summers day, very enjoyable, and a good balance of hops and malt.

Serving type: bottle

09-19-2012 01:18:08 | More by ezterry
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North Carolina

3.38/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a stange.

A - Hazy orange gold with a smaller to medium size white head.

S - Fruity with orange and lemon.

T - Spicy and lemon comes through. Small amount of hops at the end. A major difference between the bottle and on top is on tap more of the banana and clove come through. Bottle there is little to know banana taste.

M - Very balanced. Medium all the way.

O - It's good. As to be expected it's even better on draft. I think I'll stick to draft only on this one since the banana/clove on draft is just so much better than what can fit into the bottle.

Serving type: bottle

09-17-2012 23:32:35 | More by SteveMi
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3.6/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours with one finger of white foam on top of a very lightly hazy, golden body. The foam settles fairly rapidly and leaves light lace.

S - Soft malt and notes of wheat with some clove and pepper.

T - Soft malt up front with some tart wheat. Lightly sweet notes of clove and red all.e in the middle and a finish of pepper and herbal hops.

M - Medium body, moderate carbonation, and a balanced finish.

D - A pretty standard wit bier, the yeast character is decent and it doesn't have the orange and coriander notes that characterize some of the more cloying examples of the style.

Serving type: bottle

09-09-2012 04:44:27 | More by nickfl
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2.88/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a Bell's tulip on 8/30/12

It appears to have 05/30/12 etched on the glass

Bright tangerine body, but the beer is very cloudy. I tried keeping the sediment in the bottle but it sneaked in; the chunks dissolve to an even cloudiness. The two finger, white head was reluctant and doesn't last long. Half a ring of retention. Lacking any lace.

I like the aroma; it's juicy and pleasant. Lots of fresh orange juice with a mild coriander accompaniment. The malts seem well proportioned as a solid backing of grains and dough. This is mostly about the orange, though.

The taste is quite a letdown, though. The orange is minimized while a husky, tea leaf herbal quality takes over. The orange peel that does come through is too vapid in this case. Coriander is fairly dull. There isn't even a good showing of malt.

The feel is on the lighter side and feels at times thin. Carbonation is moderate but loose. The overall feel seems unsteady.

Overall, there are lot worse things to get into than a bottle of Razor Wit. I do enjoy it more as the beer warms.

Serving type: bottle

09-06-2012 05:53:57 | More by Ryan011235
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New York

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

09-05-2012 04:23:15 | More by travishardy929
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New York

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

09-03-2012 20:57:00 | More by jeanphony
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3.8/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: thin head, no lacing on a cloudy pale golden with very slight brownish hue.

S: fairly unidimensional. peppery and lemon zest, clove, grains and barley.

T: very herbal with both clove and corriander. some lemon with more peppery zest throughout. The pale malt base provides a nice body to a usually thin genre. musty honey notes as well.

M: light to medium body and high carbonation.

Overall: even when a witbeir is good, it doesnt deserve a high rating in my opinion. a 4 or so is max, just my philosophy.

Serving type: bottle

08-29-2012 00:17:39 | More by kylehay2004
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3.48/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

16 ounce pint - $5.25 at Taco Mac in Woodstock, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours a golden body, quite hazy, underneath a finely-textured, white head with good staying power.

Smell: Crisped barley and subtle wheat, incredibly mild graininess. Small pinch of orange peel and peppery spices paired with an equally modest, distant note of honey.

Taste: Upfront light pale maltiness with sort of a neutral wheatiness. Low honeyish sweetness present which drops out as a pop of sour dough character and graininess kick in. Mingled spiciness, some of the heat from the Grains of Paradise showing and a bit of dried orange peel. Dry, lightly spicy, lightly citrusy finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium-light carbonation.

Overall: A middle-of-the-road, summertime seasonal offering, though a slight step up from the beer it's supplanting, Cattail.

Serving type: on-tap

08-19-2012 16:33:04 | More by ChainGangGuy
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2.5/5  rDev -29.4%

08-19-2012 16:17:34 | More by maryd837
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a New Belgium snifter. The beer pours out cloudy and orange-yellow with very low carbonation and a thin head. The nose is very faint with biscuit-like notes and a hint of lemon.

The body is very light and the beer has a nice smooth mouthfeel. The flavor is not as tart as some other beers of this style and is actually a bit on the dry side, especially on the back of the palate where you pick up hints of orange and ginger.

Beers of this style are extremely drinkable and refreshing and this one is no exception. I don't get much clove or coriander on the palate and it's not as tart as most wits, but it is noticeably dry. It's a nice take on the style.

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2012 09:38:35 | More by deadonhisfeet
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3.53/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5


A: Cloudy, fluffy white thin head slowly fades to a ring of bubbles. Body a vibrant hazy yellow color with an orangish hue.

S: Zesty spice, mellow hops, creamy malt body.

T/M: Tangy, lively mouth feel lets the spice shine which have a distinct bitterness. Yeast is not as dominant as I am accustomed too. Picking up a pilsner malt characteristic in the beginning with some skunky/sour hops.

O: Tons of peppery goodness. Perfect refreshing beer on a hot summer day for a picnic. Tons of flavor make for a sipper, low alcohol allows for thorough enjoyment.

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2012 01:49:58 | More by One2Remeber
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2.5/5  rDev -29.4%

08-09-2012 18:33:25 | More by nate37
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New Jersey

3.45/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

a hazy orange yellow pour with a small amount of head which quickly dissipated. smells of honey, orange peel, bready yeast, lemongrass. taste is kind of weird.. i taste a little bit of mint.. not bad, just different. lemon citrus/orange.. bready yeast. light body, mild carbonation.. no retention or lacing.

it's hard to make a GOOD witbier.. they're so "standard" that it's hard for one to stick out, but this one has kind of a funky after taste that allows it to stick out. somewhat refreshing, could be a bit better with higher carbonation i think.

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2012 17:35:57 | More by facundoCNB
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3/5  rDev -15.3%

08-05-2012 13:54:32 | More by sevenmoist
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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

08-02-2012 23:22:08 | More by MikalMick
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North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

07-31-2012 14:11:25 | More by Brewsed
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North Carolina

4/5  rDev +13%

07-27-2012 23:29:53 | More by Cougar990
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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

07-24-2012 05:14:34 | More by reagbr8
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4/5  rDev +13%

07-22-2012 04:35:16 | More by ElCamino13
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4.5/5  rDev +27.1%

07-22-2012 04:17:56 | More by Mtkimes
Highland Razor Wit from Highland Brewing
81 out of 100 based on 156 ratings.