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Penny Weiz Ale - The Olde Burnside Brewing Company

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50 Ratings
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Ratings: 50
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.32
pDev: 26.81%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
The Olde Burnside Brewing Company visit their website
Connecticut, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
"Penny Weiz" is our special version of a Belgian Witbier, incorporating 50% wheat and 50% barley. Based on an original homebrew recipe from Paul "Zok" Zocco (of Zok's Homebrewing Supplies), our Head Brewer, Joe Lushing collaborated with Paul to create a wonderfully refreshing, thirst-quenching brew especially for spring and summer enjoyment. To put a subtle spicy note to the beer, a "wee" bit of heather and sweet orange peel were added to the mix in keeping with our brewery's Scottish roots. "Penny Weiz" is a 5% ABV beer and is available in the spring and summer months in our familiar, recyclable, half-gallon growler bottle.

(Beer added by: erosier on 05-10-2008)
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Reviews by Thads324:
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Thads324

Connecticut

3.48/5  rDev +4.8%

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

06-29-2011 20:21:28 | More by Thads324
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Janeinma

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

06-02-2013 22:51:17 | More by Janeinma
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jefftuck47

Connecticut

1/5  rDev -69.9%

07-09-2014 01:59:08 | More by jefftuck47
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BranfordBound

Connecticut

4.18/5  rDev +25.9%

Poured into a SA Perfect Pint from the beer's growler - 64 oz. No bottling or freshness date, only a "must be refridgerated" on the label. I think this is due to the fact that they don't use preservatives.

Pours a classic witbier look: an off white, slightly yellowish color with a nice cloudiness. One finger white head forms and then falls, leaving brief lacing that returns to the beer. Tons of carbonation keep a whispy head alive.

Smells of fruit. I get a grapefruit, orange, and maybe even a pineapple. There is a "Sunny D"/orange peel quality to it. Very sweet.

At first sip there is a big malt note. After that the taste kicks in and the citrus comes out. The sweet orange kicks in, then yields to the bread malt. In the aftertaste, after a big chug, there is even a slight spicy note to it. There is a real feeling that there is straight up orange juice here, you can detect the acidity from time to time.

The mouthfeel is great, this beer isn't really wet or dry, just neutral, and the carbonation keeps this one refreshing. A little watery, as well.

You can certainly knock a few back without blinking an eye. Like the reviewer below me said, I would be surprised if this really had alcohol in it. Heck, I would be surprised if this was beer! What a great summer beverage, a little plain and one sided, but drinkable, nonetheless.

EDIT: Olde Burnside's website indicates this beer to be 5% ABV

07-02-2010 23:41:05 | More by BranfordBound
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beerich

Connecticut

4.97/5  rDev +49.7%

Penny Weiz is quite a change from Olde Burnsides normal style of beers.
This witbier with a hint of orange peel will be a great addition to their beer line-up.
Pours a golden yellow color with the aroma of citrus and a mild taste of orange.
This is a keeper - Good Job guys...

06-04-2008 14:58:26 | More by beerich
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puboflyons

New Hampshire

2.79/5  rDev -16%

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.

06-25-2014 16:50:11 | More by puboflyons
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scottg

Vermont

3.28/5  rDev -1.2%

Growler poured into a weizen glass.

Pours a cloudy light honey color with a two finger white head with good retention, light lacing, and lots of little bubbles rising to the top. Very fruity and floral aromas, sweet orange, grapefruit, passion fruit, mango. Tropical fruit tasting, passion fruit, mango, apricot with a little bitter lemon rind. Highly carbonated, light body, this beer has a selter water mouthfeel.
A different type of witbier, worth a try if you like something different but not a very good representation of the style.

07-01-2008 14:45:01 | More by scottg
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d_brommer_nh

New Hampshire

3/5  rDev -9.6%

01-29-2014 16:04:22 | More by d_brommer_nh
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metter98

New York

3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

06-19-2013 10:13:38 | More by metter98
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civicm87

New York

3/5  rDev -9.6%

01-12-2014 04:25:34 | More by civicm87
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deltatauhobbit

Maine

4.1/5  rDev +23.5%

Pours a bright golden color, very hazy, with a good amount of head, doesn't leave any lacing though which is odd.

Smell is very citrusy, picking up a good amount of orange as well.

Taste is light and crisp yet soft on the palate, quite citrusy with hints of orange, goes down quickly and easily, nothing too complex but so far the best I've had from Olde Burnside.

03-12-2009 00:30:25 | More by deltatauhobbit
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plaid75

New York

3.6/5  rDev +8.4%

On draft at Pour Judgment, Newport, RI.

Poured a cloudy dark straw hue with a thin white head. There was decent retention and lacing.

The smell featured a notes of orange (think Tang) with a touch of wheat spice.

The flavor was likewise orangey with a thin wheat malt.

The mouthfeel was light for the style.

Overall a tasty wheat ale. Nothing spectacular.

06-19-2011 19:27:07 | More by plaid75
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erosier

Connecticut

3.3/5  rDev -0.6%

A: Pours a cloudy orange-yellow amber color with a tall but fluffy white head that fades slowly and leaves nice lacing down the glass.
S: The aroma is mainly orange. Lots of orange in the nose.
T: The taste is of sweet wheat and barley. There is alot of orange but not as much as the nose let on.
M: Very light and refreshing mouthfeel.
D: Very good which is nice beacause it comes in a growler.

05-10-2008 19:53:47 | More by erosier
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raythealeman

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

08-11-2013 00:19:37 | More by raythealeman
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cleeze

Maine

3.88/5  rDev +16.9%

Appearance has a great cloudy orange tint to it, with a slight brownish/darker center to it. It poured a thick and sticky head with great sticky lacing. Already looks like a great hefe.

smell was a little more citrus then I was expecting. I was expecting more bannana. and my girlfriend is giving me shit for spending to much time with beeer. But I also picked up on some pear as well. Overall it had a fruity aroma to it.

Taste was amazing. Very smooth with subtle fruit flavors. Great blend with the malts

I could drink this puppy all day/night and I might or atleast til this growler is empty... cheers

12-03-2008 18:46:21 | More by cleeze
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ppoitras

Massachusetts

3.05/5  rDev -8.1%

Screw-top growler purchased from Domaney's in Great Barrington, MA.

Poured into an imperial pint glass, formed a 1/2" off-white head over the clear dark golden brew. Head fades slowly, with lasting lace. Aroma is earthy and lightly sweet. Taste is tart upfront, continues with the citrus character in the middle, and closes with some earthy hops character. Mouthfeel and drinkability are okay, but nothing to get me to buy another. I keep trying to like something from Olde Burnside, but it just doesn't seem to be working out...

10-26-2009 21:05:46 | More by ppoitras
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crobinso

Colorado

2.75/5  rDev -17.2%

06-30-2012 21:46:34 | More by crobinso
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pisano

Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -17.2%

03-11-2014 19:30:53 | More by pisano
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abrodsky

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

09-04-2012 01:04:26 | More by abrodsky
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +13%

06-17-2013 18:08:03 | More by dbrauneis
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JTomczak

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

06-22-2013 05:27:47 | More by JTomczak
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

2.93/5  rDev -11.7%

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.

07-18-2014 21:15:45 | More by woodychandler
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wisegreensoul

New York

3/5  rDev -9.6%

05-01-2014 15:08:39 | More by wisegreensoul
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chrispoint

Connecticut

1.5/5  rDev -54.8%

02-18-2012 09:02:42 | More by chrispoint
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GarthDanielson

North Carolina

2.7/5  rDev -18.7%

Poured on-tap in a weisse vase, the beer is a pale, light yellow coloring that is hazy and watery at the same time. Looks like piss, honestly. The haze makes it almost opaque, and there is a froth riding along the top of this brew. The beer's aromas are light in force, but persistent. Lemon zest nose is sharp, and sugary sweet. The beer is light in mouth, and the tart flavors and carbonation make it fairly sharp. The beer's flavors are lemony sweet and lemon zest, almost like 7up was poured into a Hef. The flavors are sharp and oversweet, and the aftertaste is a tartness and effervescence that lingers quite a while, puckering the mouth a bit. The finish drags a little while, and leaves a sugar syrupy sweet taste in the mouth. Not my favorite in this particular style.

09-07-2011 02:58:27 | More by GarthDanielson
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Penny Weiz Ale from The Olde Burnside Brewing Company
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