Half Wit Wheat | Charleville Vineyard Microbrewery

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Half Wit WheatHalf Wit Wheat

Brewed by:
Charleville Vineyard Microbrewery
Missouri, United States

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
A cross between an American Wheat and a Belgian Wit, this refreshing ale is made with white wheat, ground corriander, and fresh whole oranges! Simply delicious served with a slice of orange.

Added by MTNboy on 03-26-2008

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Ratings: 56 |  Reviews: 17
Photo of mercyfulfate
5/5  rDev +44.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +22.8%

Photo of jono0101
4/5  rDev +15.6%

Photo of FortSmithHops
4/5  rDev +15.6%

Photo of paxchristi
4/5  rDev +15.6%

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4/5  rDev +15.6%

Photo of bnes09
3.94/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Slightly hazy orange color. A few visible bubbles. Descent off-white head with poor retention and minimal lace.

Fresh citrus aroma, primarily orange.

Flavor of sweet orange with a grapefruit bitterness. Wheat malt character. Belgian yeast. Smooth and satisfying.

Lighter end of medium body. Smooth texture throughout. Good carbonation.

Solid wit. Well balanced, tasty and easy to drink.

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Photo of jpuetz
3.85/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MTNboy
3.79/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I liked this beer it was a wonderful spin on a type of beer that is becoming all the trend. The bottle and packaging are fun. Overall it was a good beer and I can't wait until I get a chance to drink it again. Not the easiest beer to find though.

Appearance: There was not much for head or lace. It had typical wit color. Sort of gold and hazy the top was darker than the bottom.

Smell: The scent started off grainy at first but then a strong wiff of orange and spice hit you all at once.

Taste: All the different flavors are noticeable distinct hops, wheat, orange and coriander flavors that come together in your mouth.

Mouthfeel: Fizzy and medium bodied.

Drinkability: Good better than a lot of beers in this class and surprise being that it comes from a winery.

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.77/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Dispenses a lightly hazed, yellowish straw-hued body with a small-sized, white head.

Smell: First, the spicing of coriander is quickly apparent in the nose. Then, in glide some notes of soft wheat and citrus fruits.

Taste: Upfront crisp white wheat taste with a light level of sweetness and minor background hint of fresh grain. Orangey citrus character and fruitiness. Plenty of the added coriander spice character, though not quite as forward as hinted at in the nose. Drying on the finish thanks in part to the crackling carbonation.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium-plus carbonation.

Drinkability: A decent brew from Charleville that would make for a fine mid-Summertime refresher.

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Photo of Rwang
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of lemmy187
3.73/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AlCaponeJunior
3.72/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Cloudy yellow. Not much head despite an aggressive pour. Lacing is spotty but not bad. Sediment appears to be present in this brewery's offerings (based so far on two samples).

Smells grainy, almost like a pilsner or malt liquor instead of a wheat or wit. Some citrus aroma, lemons and oranges. Quite average in this department.

Tastes much better than it smells. Lemon and orange flavors dominate, wheaty and grainy flavors fill in the gaps, a bit of malts accent, and a light spiciness makes for a very tasty beer.

Mouthfeel is dry and crisp, not bad, slightly above average.

Easy to drink. For a "wheat" beer it's very drinkable and I'd love to have another. Sessionable as well. Would go great with Mexican food.

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Photo of zeff80
3.72/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured out a clear golden yellow color with a great deal of carbonation. It had a small, short-lived head of white foam. It left little to no lacing.

S - It smelled of lemon, yeast, wheat and grasses. Good typical witbier aromas.

T - It had a strong wheat taste with orange zest, mild yeast spiciness and touches of coriander.

M -It was crisp, sharp and dry. A light to medium bodied beer that is easy drinking.

D - This is an okay witbier. It had a good flavor but could deliver more.

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Photo of dsauter
3.66/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tone
3.62/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear, yellow color. 5/4 inch head of a white color. Good retention and decent lacing. Smells of wheat, banana, orange peel, and slight yeast characteristic. Fits the style of a Witbier. Mouth feel is smooth and slightly thick with an average carbonation level. Tastes of coriander up front, clove, ginger, yeast cleanliness, and some wheat. Overall, relies too heavily on the spice and fruit. The malt/hop/yeast flavors are lacking, leaving a slightly weak body.

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Photo of BrewAskew
3.6/5  rDev +4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours to a limp white head that dissipates. Hazy yellow-orange. Aroma is sharp wheat, citrus and chablis. Flavor is orange, coriander and wheat malt as expected. Mouthfeel is light and moderate CO2. Overall, a decent beer that hits many of the style points.

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Photo of CMW
3.57/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Slightly hazy, straw yellow color with a small and thin white head.

S - Orange peel, passion fruit, and wheat.

T - Lots of interesting fruit flavor. Pineapple, mango, orange, and lemon mix with a bread like wheat flavor.

M - Fairly thin for the style.

D - While I am not a huge fan of witbiers, this is pretty good. The numerous fruit flavor make it drinkable.

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3.52/5  rDev +1.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of tronester
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy pale yellow with an almost non-existent head. Smells of some coriander and a hint of lemon. Taste is a citrusy, wheaty beginning, followed by a powerful acidic sourness, finishing with a huge freshly brewed tea finish. Mouthfeel is good. Overall a good beer, though not really to Witbier style with the intense acidic sourness. I do wonder if it is supposed to taste that way? Even if it is an infection and not intended, it surprisingly tastes pretty good. I would get this again.

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Photo of grumpygerman
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

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Half Wit Wheat from Charleville Vineyard Microbrewery
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