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Little White Lie - Russian River Brewing Company

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198 Ratings
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Ratings: 198
Reviews: 58
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 12.11%
Wants: 11
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Russian River Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: xlperro on 07-17-2004

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look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Russian River.

A - Served a pale, light yellow with no head. Only a few white bubbles around the edges.

S - Not a lot going on here. Some lemons and wheat, but very faint.

T - Taste is very Belgian. Lemons, wheat, and some black pepper.

D - A nice medium to thin body and good carbonation.

O - Not my favorite, but goes alng with he style.

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

Tap RR BrewPub 10 October 2011

light gold or an off, off white with a foamy white head. thick and hazy looking. looks unfiltered. foams up easily with a swirl.

smells like honey, wheat bread, coriander, a tiny bit of pepper, yeast, belgian sugars.

i'm not a wit drinker, but this is very pleasant and highly drinkable. it tastes of some coriander and sugar and hay, good yeasty punched, floral, and a little metallic, dry finish.

creamy and refreshing as all hell. light as anything--lighter than the even the 4.8% label. it's downright guzzle-able.

not being a wit drinker and all, the sample i had was perfect for the moment, but i could, no doubt, have me a glass of this one. smooth, cooling, not too wheaty, and, of course, the signature RR belgian sweet funkness.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the brew pub.

A: Pours a hazy yellowish orange color witha small white foam head that dissipates to a film. There is ample lacing down the sides as well.

S: The yeast is the most predominant smell present. There is also some light lemon, orange and grapefruit citrus but it is really mild.

T: Starts off with a big gulp of wheat, but it is quickly balanced out by the citrus flavors. In the middle there is some nice amounts of banana. On the back end there is a nice balance between all the fruit and wheat.

M: A nice light bodied beer. Quite clean and refreshing on the palate.

O: When people think of Russian River, a witbier is not the first beer people think of, but this beer should not be under estimated. It is quite tasty and refreshing. Would certainly have this again.

Little White Lie from Russian River Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 198 ratings.