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Penny Weiz Ale - The Olde Burnside Brewing Company

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49 Ratings
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Ratings: 49
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.33
pDev: 27.03%
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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Thads324

Connecticut

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
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

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
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jefftuck47

Connecticut

1/5  rDev -70%

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

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

07-02-2014 10:29:29 | More by psdriscoll
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puboflyons

New Hampshire

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
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Beeraphernalia

Connecticut

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
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wisegreensoul

New York

3/5  rDev -9.9%

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

New York

3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

04-19-2014 07:43:12 | More by TheBeerdedCharmer
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Fettpopps

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +35.1%

03-16-2014 12:36:39 | More by Fettpopps
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pisano

Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -17.4%

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

New Hampshire

3/5  rDev -9.9%

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

New York

3/5  rDev -9.9%

01-25-2014 23:28:07 | More by bckayaalp
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civicm87

New York

3/5  rDev -9.9%

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

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +27.6%

12-04-2013 13:38:27 | More by rorjets
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Duesler

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

10-06-2013 19:05:02 | More by Duesler
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -9.9%

08-17-2013 02:42:54 | More by DrunkinYogi
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raythealeman

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

08-11-2013 00:19:37 | More by raythealeman
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jaxon53

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

06-23-2013 16:19:25 | More by jaxon53
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JTomczak

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

06-22-2013 05:27:47 | More by JTomczak
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metter98

New York

3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

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

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -9.9%

05-16-2013 21:10:40 | More by InspectorBob
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Ecxeeder616

Massachusetts

1/5  rDev -70%

01-10-2013 17:12:55 | More by Ecxeeder616
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neil2me

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

01-03-2013 02:32:06 | More by neil2me
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Penny Weiz Ale from The Olde Burnside Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 49 ratings.