Kelso Carrollgaarden Wit - Greenpoint Beerworks / Kelso of Brooklyn
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Ratings: 13 | Reviews: 3 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by TheycallmeTim:
2.78/5 rDev -19.2%
Growler from Bierkraft in Brooklyn poured into a shaker pint glass.
A--Good sized, two and a half finger white pillowy head, atop a darker body. This is about the color of unfiltered apple cider, way darker than the straw yellow I was expecting. Even bulky witbiers are still lighter in body than this.
S--Some clove, and some spice that might be coriander. No yeast smell--instead, I pick up buttery diacetyl? Yuck.
T--Herm. A lot like a hefeweizen, actually--there's plenty of esters from the yeast, but nothing that suggests "Belgian." More clove and much more oily butterfat diacetylic notes. The tang from a considerable wheat presence does come through and cut this a little, but it still doesn't belong. And where'd the coriander go? Where's the citrus, of any variety? Put a blindfold on me and I would guess this was a Bavarian wheat beer, though not necessarily a very good one.
M&D--Mouthfeel was pretty good, light and spritzy and creamy all at once. That had a suggestion of witbier to it. But all in all, this isn't much above mediocre.
I really wanted to like this beer, really want to like this little brewery that's just up the street from me. Really. But I have to judge with my head, not my heart. Sorry, guys.
09-16-2009 20:11:04 | More by TheycallmeTim
More User Reviews:
3.88/5 rDev +12.8%
On-tap at d.b.a. Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY
A: The beer is very hazy dark yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a thin white head that died down and left just a thin ring of bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: There are light to moderate aromas of orange peels in the nose.
T: Like the smell, the taste has flavors of wheat and orange peels. No spices are detectable.
M: It feels light-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This is a perfect selection for a hot summer day because it is easy to drink and has some refreshing properties.
07-03-2012 00:09:27 | More by metter98
3.85/5 rDev +11.9%
Served on tap at d.b.a Brooklyn in New York, NY
A: Pours a cloudy medium yellow in color with some light hints of orange when held up to the light. The beer has a quarter finger tall white head that reduces to a medium sized patch of extremely thin film and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.
S: Moderate aromas of orange peel, coriander, and wheat. Very inviting.
T: The flavor of this beer is mild but that is what I want in a witbier. Light amounts of wheat along with some stronger notes of orange peel, orange, and coriander spice.
M: Medium bodied with light to moderate amounts of carbonation.
O: Extremely easy to drink and enjoyable. This was the perfect choice during this heat spell we are having on the East Coast of the USA. Definitely a sessionable beer and very refreshing.
07-02-2012 00:17:02 | More by dbrauneis
Kelso Carrollgaarden Wit from Greenpoint Beerworks / Kelso of Brooklyn
81 out of 100 based on 13 ratings.