Penny Weiz Ale - The Olde Burnside Brewing Company
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Reviews by Thads324:
3.48/5 rDev +4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5
On tap in willy
a : pours a bright yellow with a big white head, quickly dissipates with almost no lacing.
S : smells like a lot of orange, almost like fanta. There is a bit of grass and wheat towards the back.
T : watery with a lot of orange up front. A little wheat malt and biscuit (very little biscuit). Finishes with an almost peppery feeling.
M : light bodied and easy going with a peppery finish. Very clean finish.
A pretty basic wheat beer. No real belgian yeast flavor so I don't really see the wit aspect, but an ok summer beer for sessioning
Serving type: on-tap
06-29-2011 20:21:28 | More by Thads324
More User Reviews:
2.93/5 rDev -12%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3
I am now committed to reducing, if not eradicating, my backlog of bottles. I bought it at The Friendly Greek's Bottle Shop, but it had shrank from a big azzz jug down to a 12-fl. oz. bottle when I did so. Hee hee.
From the bottle: "Located at the historic Burnside Ice Co."
Ah yes, Ye Olde Burnside B.C., which puts me in mind of the Civil War Army Captain (?)/Major (?) whose facial hair and inverted surname gave rise to the term "Sideburns". The Norm D. had a Food Service Officer at one point whose surname was Burnside. Onward!
I used a penny to prise off the cap and then I began my pour until the pseudo-cascade began to die down, forming two-plus fingers of dense, rocky, bone-white head with good retention. Color was a hazy golden-yellow (SRM = 5). Nose smelled kind of musty, definitely yeast-driven. Mouthfeel was kind of thin and watery. The taste was spicy, but it seemed muted. I was definitely a Wit, but one lacking the kind of Ooomph! that would make it memorable. The finish was dry, spicy and pleasant, but not anything to which I would return.
Serving type: bottle
07-18-2014 21:15:45 | More by woodychandler
2.79/5 rDev -16.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75
From the 12 fl. oz. bottle with a smudge marking that begins with 2014. Sampled on June 25, 2014.
The look is about right for the style with its foggy, cloudy pale yellow color and tremendous white fizzy head that dissolves quickly. But that was its best characteristic as far as I am concerned.
The aroma is yeasty and really lemon-like to the point that any pale malts and hops are buried.
Thin, watery, unexciting body.
The taste is more akin to a fruit beer with the amount of lemon I pick up. The toasted mats and finish are weak. There is also this sort of vegetable oil thing in the mix. When I see other people review beers like these higher than me I have to wonder if I got a tainted or outdated bottle.
Serving type: bottle
06-25-2014 16:50:11 | More by puboflyons
4.85/5 rDev +45.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
For an orange wit bier...I've never had a better one. Freakin' delicious. Everything that comes out of this brewery is FANTASTIC!!!! I've tried a lot of this variety and absolutely nothing beats the Penny Weiz. I'd take it over anything else. Try one. It's yummy!!!! Now available in 4 packs, usually just $6.99!!!!
Serving type: growler
05-31-2014 04:48:51 | More by Beeraphernalia
Penny Weiz Ale from The Olde Burnside Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 49 ratings.