Wolaver's Witbier
Otter Creek Brewing

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From:
Otter Creek Brewing
 
Vermont, United States
Style:
Witbier
ABV:
4.6%
Score:
78
Avg:
3.38 | pDev: 15.38%
Reviews:
70
Ratings:
4
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Mar 09, 2013
Added:
Jun 02, 2004
Wants:
  2
Gots:
  0
SCORE
78
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Rated: 2.75 by ejimhof from Pennsylvania

Mar 09, 2013
 
Rated: 3 by Varkias41 from New Jersey

Mar 15, 2012
 
Rated: 2.5 by jfcaa193 from Canada (QC)

Feb 05, 2012
 
Rated: 4 by ElGallo from New Hampshire

Nov 19, 2011
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Reviewed by ajmoody76 from Illinois

3.48/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
bought at the local beer stop. twelve ounce bottle pours cloudy yellow. thin white head. looks good. not much lacing.

get mostly malt on the nose. some spicing in there for sure though. cloves and the like. no off odors.

sweet taste. good orange peel presence with some of the spices in the background. dry citrus aftertaste.

light to mid body beer. enough carbonation. organic beer which is cool. good beer. bought as a one off. will check this out again next summer in six pack form.
Oct 27, 2009
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Reviewed by mralphabet from Virginia

3.95/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
12 oz bottle poured into pint glass

A: Poured half in to glass.... very clear with a very thin white head. Color is an orange yellow. Swelled the rest in the bottle and poured into the glass.... Now we get the cloudiness you expect from a unfiltered Wit.... Head disappears pretty quickly.... not much lacing.

S: The bottle says it all .. Lots of orange, coriander, lemon, spices, wheat, & yeast. It is right up in your nose... very pleasant.

T: It is a wit through and through... Lots of orange, coriander, clove, spices (pepper), touch of lemon with a mild malt then a quick flash of hops at the end.

M: Pretty average for a Wit... More body than I expected due to the yeastiness.... yet fizzy, smooth, sweet, very crisp and amazingly refreshing.

D: Very drinkable on a hot summer day by the grill.... Due to the yeastiness a few will due you.

Organic and good.... I'll check out their other offerings.
Jul 16, 2009
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Reviewed by mltobin from Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
On-tap at Mahaffey`s Pub in Baltimore.

Appearance is a nice hazy yellow with a one finger white head.
Smell is lemon, some vanilla, very pleasant and inviting.
Taste is crisp and citrusy, very easy and refreshing for a warm spring, summer day. Mouthfeel is a bit tart, but that is fine by me. Drinkability is very good on this Wit from Wolaver`s. Although it is not one of the best options for the style, the beer is good. I am really surprised that this beer has received a handful of sub-par reviews.
May 27, 2009
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Reviewed by tittymcj from Connecticut

1.94/5  rDev -42.6%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5
Pours out a very hazy light yellow/gold, with no head and no lacing.

The smell is very lemony, with definite orange zest. It is also a lot of corn.

The taste is very much like a BMC. A lot of dry corn flavor, with a bit of orange.

Very thin body, with heavy carbonation and a residual BMC aftertaste.

Not drinkable at all, simply because I can't stand to finish the first glass.
Feb 09, 2009
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Reviewed by ericlawton007 from Connecticut

2.04/5  rDev -39.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5
Hazy yellow in color, with thick, quickly receding head. Smells like dirt and bananas. After a couple whiffs I timidly tasted the beer wondering how it could taste different from the smell. It didn't. The yeast is present in the aftertaste. The only thing good about the taste is that it is weak and doesn't last long. Drinkability automaticaally gets a low score because one was hard enough to get down.
Jan 20, 2009
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Reviewed by MTNboy from Germany

3.54/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
This Wit was alright it was not as good I had heard well at least that is my opinion. Do not get me wrong it is an OK beer but not a great Wit. It has a nice golden color that is slightly hazy. It is a great looking beer. I have to give it that. There is a lot of white lace and head. It has light lager like aroma even though it is ale. It started off sour as I drank it got a little sweeter and I started to notice the orange and coriander a little more. It has a wheat and clove aftertaste. It has a bit of a fizzy and light mouthfeel.
Dec 25, 2008
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Reviewed by jdhilt from New Hampshire

2.86/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3
Pours a two finger white head that fades slowly leaving some lace. Ugly clear very pale amber color. Light carbonation and light-medium bodied. Slight wheat nose. Flavor is citric and wheat. Tart/hoppy aftertaste. $1.45 for a 12oz bottle from Gillingham's Woodstock, VT.
Oct 23, 2008
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Reviewed by RblWthACoz from Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Okay, okay. For REAL! This is the last wheat of the season. No lie, superfly.

Pours a clear yellow with a white head. Grassy nose with an overall earthy tone. Flavor is a bit off balance. A bit too much tang on top of grass. Decent I suppose. Feel has a slightly fuller biting carbonation and the liquid is okay. This is an alright wit, but the other Wolaver offerings beat this by a longshot.
Oct 05, 2008
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Reviewed by scottg from Vermont

3.74/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12 oz bottle poured into a weizen glass.

Pours a cloudy gold color with some orange and a thin white head that dissipates quickly. Lots of wheat and sweet orange aromas with some lemon notes. Orange peel is the dominant flavor with some pepper/corriander and light lemon flavor. High carbonation, light body, crisp and clean, mouth cleansing.
Nothing special but very drinkable and refreshing.
Sep 10, 2008
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Reviewed by thekevlarkid from Maryland

3.42/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Sampled on tap at the Otter Creek/Wolaver's brewery in Middlebury, VT. Poured a hazy but not quite cloudy golden yellow. White head dissolved quickly to a thin ring that laced decently. Aromas as expected, orange juice, wheat and some coriander. The flavors were tart, citrus and dry wheat with generic spices lurking in the background. Lacks any malt flavors however and is clearly misbalanced. Crisp finish. Good mouthfeel and light to medium body as par for the course. A decent brew but not impressive.
Aug 28, 2008
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Reviewed by Halcyondays from California

3.58/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
12 oz. bottle, bought at Hi-Time Wine Cellars in Costa Mesa,

A: Pours a hazy yellow with rather small white head, leaving light bubbles and a rim around the glass for the reaminder of the drink.

S: Strong orange zest and grapefruit upon opening the bottle, on pouring lemon rind becomes more evident.

T: Orange centered witbier for sure, coriander only comes up lightly. Notes of bubblegum and fennel as well.

M: Light, crisp, juicy, moderate acidity, mild but biting carbonation.

D: Solid witbier, it's nice to see more organic brews on the market. Nothing to wow you, just a good drinkable summer ale.
Aug 25, 2008
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Reviewed by changeup45 from Florida

2.41/5  rDev -28.7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
Not something I'll probably have again. Very hazy, muddy water look to it with a small head that tapers off to absolutely nothing in seconds. Looks more like a grapefruit juice than beer. The taste is quite citric with banana and orange notes in there that turns tart at the end. I felt like I was drinking an orange soda water rather than a beer. Quite a bit of carbonation here. I didn't even really find it all that refreshing.
Aug 23, 2008
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Reviewed by zymurgy4all from New York

3.8/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
This beer pours a straw yellow with a nice tight white head. It has some cloudiness, but it depends on how much you swirl the yeast in the bottom of the bottle.
It has a nice aroma of corriander and a slight citrus smell. The flavor is mellow with a residual bitterness probably from orange peel and not hops. The mouthfeel is full and soft. Very easy to drink. This one is better than Blue Moon for sure, but I don't think it is quite as good as Hoegaarden.
Jul 28, 2008
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Reviewed by iceball585 from New York

3.57/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
A- Golden yellow color, semi-cloudy, thin white layer that disolved to a thin ring, lots of tiny bubbles rising throughout

S- Oranges, yeast, wheat, floral, light malts, fairly sweet

T- Yeast, orange peels, lemons, wheat, grainy, slight herbal flavor

M- Light body, medium/heavy carbonation, fizzy, tangy, watery, dry finish

D- Worth trying

Definitely an interesting combo of flavors but slightly lacking. Not an instant favorite but worth buying again. This would be a nice summertime brew.
Jun 26, 2008
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Reviewed by TheManiacalOne from Rhode Island

3.75/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a cloudy light yellow color, with a thin white head that fades quickly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is of coriander, orange peel, Belgian yeast, wheat and a little bit of hops.

T: The taste is bready and spicy with flavors of coriander, wheat, Belgian yeast and orange peel. The malt character is on the thin side but still hearty enough to provide some substance. The hops presence is mild but normal for the style. The after-taste is spicy and slightly sweet.

M: Smooth and very crisp, light-to-medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean.

D: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, mild kick, good representation of style, this is a good beer but there are certainly other Witbiers that I would pick first.
Jun 22, 2008
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Reviewed by Gunnz from Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Golden/amber in color, decent white head only after an agressive pour.

Very slight orange and herbal nose.

Very crisp taste, classice wit bier taste with a hint of coriander and bitter orange.

Very nice, smooth, and light bodied beer.

Highly drinkable, nice and refreshing. I could easily drink a few of these in a sitting without any trouble.
May 21, 2008
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Reviewed by Brad007 from Vermont

3.06/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Color: Pours a whitish yellow color with some cloudiness and a thin head.

Aroma: Light with hints of coriander and orange peel. Crisp.

Taste: Light and crisp with some hints of orange peel and coriander. Bitterness in the middle. Smooth. Orange peel shows with a second sip.

Mouthfeel: Some dryness/bitterness but overall, nothing much else.

Verdict: A middle of the road witbier. Would love to try it on-tap or from a growler. Still quite drinkable and ahead of more commercially produced examples (Blue Moon, etc).
Feb 17, 2008
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Reviewed by t0rin0 from California

3.48/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
This beer pours a pretty clear golden color. I thought the clarity was impressive as there is wheat in this beer. The foam disapeared quickly and leaves no lacing. Bubbles continue to come out of the glass until the end.

The smell and taste remind me of a homebrew I made back in July. It was supposd to be a witbier and I guess I put in too much orange and corriander. The difference is that this one isn't overpowered by orange flavoring, and you can see through this one. Anyway, the corriander is obvious from the nose and theres a little fruit and wheat in there too. The taste is well balanced between malt, fruit, and spices. There is some bitterness in there, not sure if thats hops or if theres something else.

Its a bit thin for my tastes but about right for the style. Pretty drinkable, good and crisp summer time beer.
Nov 18, 2007
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Reviewed by matty from Pennsylvania

3.44/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Cloudy but pale colored beer with a pleasant fruity aroma.Taste is citrus with wheat and an aftertaste of what seems to be black pepper.A pretty enjoyable drink and another good job from the people at Otter Creek.This is a beer that you must try at least once!!
Nov 06, 2007
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Reviewed by katan from Colorado

3.28/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
12oz bottle dated 04/24/2007

A - Pours a golden color nice light haze. Has a very little head, little lacing.

S - A somewhat grainy smell, of the wheat malt. Backed up with a little bit of the coriander. Perhaps some clove smell. Smells generally flat if that is possible.

T - Another beer with not much of an initial hit of flavor. It finishes with a combination of bitter notes and the wheat malt. Not much of the coriander and/or orange peel I would expect w/ the style, but there is some bitter orange peel there.

M - Has a light amount of carbonation on it - but generally goes down smooth.

D - An okay beer for drinkability. Nothing at all would prevent me drinking a pile of these.

All and all, an okay beer. Not one of my favorite witbiers. Doesn't seem to match the style all that well either.
Oct 23, 2007
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Reviewed by tgbljb from Pennsylvania

2.83/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
Poured a cloudy pale yellow color with massive white chunky head.
Smell is very light with a bit of lemon and pepper present.
Taste seems a bit off. I can taste some lemon and some spices, but the dryness is too overpowering.
Finish is austerely dry, leaaving a not too pleasant sesation in the mouth.
Very dissapointing. One is more than enough.
Sep 09, 2007
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Reviewed by theopholis from California

3.94/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Appearance- Body pours a clear, straw yellow. The head was white, fizzy and died down to a white ring. The body is golden, very cloudy, good amount of sediment, and brightens up when held to the light. I'll swirl the next one to see if I get any sediment.

Aroma- Starts out as a woddy, earthy type of wheat that then reveals citrus, corriander, and some unidentifiable spices. Very refreshing and inviting.

Taste- Very complex citrus (orange, lemon, maybe some grapefruit?), corriander, pepper, lots of clove, and just enough hops to let you know hops to let you know this is beer.

Mouthfeel- Light body. Well-carbonated. Brings out the flavors very nicely, and is very refreshing.

Drinkability- Very drinkable. Very sessionable.
Sep 05, 2007
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Reviewed by tempest from New York

3.77/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Hmm, a good wit, but a little over-spiced for my tasted. Still, there's a lot going on. The aroma had a nice, sweet beady profile, while the flavor focused more on the beer-spice elements. I mostly got a quick bite of black pepper with blueberry, maybe orange, and coriander. Worth a try.
Aug 18, 2007
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Reviewed by Hautacam from Connecticut

3.68/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Just slightly hazy light gold with a small white head.
The smell is in your face coriander.
The taste is sweet and wheaty as you would expect , but the coriander is not the least bit subtle. There is some nice wheat malt doughy flavor and some hints of orange and lemon.
Mouthfeel is pretty normal ...light....very fizzy.
All in all , a pretty good Wit. My girlfriend likes this one a lot and she usually finds Wits to be too dilute taste wise...I agree with her that this one is more flavorful than most.
Jun 26, 2007
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Reviewed by DaPeculierDane from Wisconsin

3.2/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
Mild, light, refreshing, low abv, light on flavor, moderate orange/coriander flavor. No flaws to speak of. Appearance is a touch dark and with less head then is should have. Body looks like dehydrated urine. Very, very mild. Utterly without faults but also without interest. Much lighter in body and strength then most wits.
Jun 05, 2007
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Reviewed by cichief from Virginia

3.88/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Had on draft at Friscoe's Grlle, Colmbia, MD, poured into a pint glass.

A- Hazy yellow, with a decent white head.

S- Spicy, citrusy, very yeasty and inviting.

T- Very refreshing, a light citrus taste with hints of clove and corriander, orange peel present. Sweet, but well balanced.

M- Fizzy, but not overly done.

D- Very drinkable, dangerously refreshing.
May 25, 2007
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Reviewed by vhiggins from New York

3.7/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3
Appearance - Pours very hazy and stays hazy thick like a london Fog for the entire glass. The bottle says natrually cloudy due to the high percentage of organic raw wheat, i agree

Smell - very...very subtle scents. I can smell the coriander
but the wheat is the dominant scent here. Overall a subtle scent nothing strong. I think that works for this beer.

Taste - It's best attribute, I thought the beer was very tasty.
Very smooth with a nice balance of wheat and spice.

Mouthfeel - slightly bolder than a light beer, but still smooth.

Drinkability - I might pick up a six for some friends to taste, and I would buy this beer again when i see it.
Apr 16, 2007
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Reviewed by jwc215 from Arizona

3.23/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Pours hazy - not really cloudy - pale yellow with a thin, white, well-retained head.

The aroma is a bit too thin. Some coriander is noticeable. Doesn't smell bad, but just hints at what it should be.

There is a touch of a spicy kick over a banana-like fruitiness and plenty of water. Crisp wheat comes through clearly. The spices are not easily identifyable - some coriander and (pepper?) because they are almost taken over by the dominating wheat taste and the vast amounts of water. Any more watery thinness and it would fall apart. It's light bodied with a crisp, dry finish.

Some of the tang is left in the mouth, but has a medicinal, perfumy aftertaste despite the lightness of it.

It borders being a let-down except that it does hint at what it should be and is not bad. It needs more of the flavor to come through and more body.

Of the four offerings I've had from Wolaver's this is the weakest. It's not bad - but it is weak.
Nov 11, 2006
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Reviewed by waughbrew from Massachusetts

2.3/5  rDev -32%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
Recycled-looking label with an older-person color scheme and no date code. A series of numbers can be found on the bottom of the bottle, but it is not clear if I am supposed to make something from it or not.

A very hazy pale orangy-yellow beer with a decent cap that stays for a bit and laces a bit, but has a strange inconsistency in bubbles that does not look totally attractive. Perfumy orange peel dominates with some earthy coriander backing it up. A bit of composting vegetation. Bright and pleasant, but incomplete. I get a sense that there is going to be something missing from this brew. The flavor confirms this, with a weak showing. Thin and soapy, the brew has some fruit and some tang, but no balls and no bite. The finish is skanky. Malt? Hops? I know the style does not call for much of either of those, but this comes off like they didn't use any of either. Sorry OC/Wolavers, I love wits, I like organic, and I have enjoyed many of your beers in the past, but this one needs to be scrapped.
Sep 25, 2006
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Reviewed by tastybeer from North Carolina

3.55/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Golden orange wheat hazed color. Pretty standard witbier looks. Head rentention is lacking along with the oh so nice lace I like to see on the glass. Nose has all the smells I expect (especially after reading the bottle label). Wheat, coriander, light pepper, along with lemon and candy orange. Tastes match the nose, though in addition to the sweetness its got a spicy oange bitterness. Its actually kind of interesting. The flavors are refreshing but they meet in a semi scattered way. The spices compete a little with the citrus and instead should fit together better. Overall though, not bad and still enjoyable. Mouthfeel is slickly crisp with exciting carbonation and a dry finish. Body is a lightish medium or rather a mediumish light. Drinkabilty is decent.

Pretty alright but no great wheat beer leaps are made here. Temporarily satisfying and refreshing.
Sep 10, 2006
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Reviewed by BuckeyeNation from Iowa

3.5/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Ripe lemon with the finest yeasty haze imaginable. The cap is a half shade darker than pure white and was only two fingers in height after a spirited pour. It collapsed to a thick disk in the first few minutes and will probably be gone in the next few. Respectable lace, no more.

I could probably identify the nose as belonging to a wit if I wasn't aware of the style, but the fact that I'm hesitating speaks volumes about its ordinariness. Wheat comes through loud and clear, citrus peel is fairly prominent and coriander... not so much. It's also nearly impossible to identify the Hallertauer and Saaz hops. I'll be generous since the oranginess is kind of nice.

The beer follows the same general blueprint on the palate that it did in the nose. If I liked this style any less than I do, I'd call Wolaver's version no better than average. All of the witbier pieces are in place, but they don't fit together all that well. For one thing, the beer is more bitter than it is sweet, despite the fact that the German hops still aren't giving up much flavor.

Orange peel is still present, but it tastes soggy rather than bright and zesty. The spiciness is at least as reminiscent of white pepper and clove as it is coriander; something is 'hotter' than it should be at least. Wolaver's Witbier tastes like a painting by Salvador Dali looks. It contains all of the usual elements (of a person or a watch... or a beer), but they've been warped and shifted and distorted until 'normal' is but a memory.

I got a little off-track there, but the bottom line is that this is an odd little wit that's still decent and drinkable. The body/mouthfeel is perfectly in keeping with the style and with the rest of the beer's attributes. To be specific, it's light and is finely, zippily bubbled.

Witbier is another in a long line of above-average-but-far-from-stellar offerings from Otter Creek/Wolaver. Again, as far as I'm concerned, it's pretty hard to screw up a wit. These guys haven't quite done so, despite the fact that they gave it the old college try. Thumbs sideways.
Sep 06, 2006
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Reviewed by Liquids from Connecticut

2.79/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
No yeast for a wit? And no Head? It's a pale orangey yellow color, booring and rather un-beer-like. Aroma is faintly wheat, hardly any detected as per expected and is typical of style. Dare I say a faint hop aroma though? Nothing special either way. Taste is greasy and bit overhopped in flavor actually, orange zest allegedly in here too which is somewhat discernable, but this must bittering is odd for a wit. A rather gross aftertaste that is rather chemical tasting. Not pleasing on any way. Mouthfeel is light but standard, a bit of carbonation burn. Hard to say much good about this beer. It's organic. I'd rather drink a macro lager, as it would go down easier with fewer hard swallows.
Sep 06, 2006
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Reviewed by hopsaplenty from District of Columbia

3.05/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
12oz brown bottle, dated, but I failed to note the information.

Cloudy burnished gold. Short, quickly falling head of tiny bone white bubbles. No carbonation streams and no lacing to speak of. It looks limp. Minimal aromas of coriander, orange rind, and lemon which are light and not overly pronounced. Weak more than subtle. Wheaty and slightly spicy up front. Lemon pith leads into the slightly fruit orange rind flavors. The spice struggles to rise up and make themselves known in the finish. The flavors simply seem flat and indistinct. Light body with zesty carbonation, the overall mouthfeel is light. This was an average wit that lacked any distinction. The flavors were restrained and this simply did not do anything for me. I’ll be passing on it in the future.
Aug 28, 2006
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Reviewed by plaid75 from New York

4/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured a cloudy light copper hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was very good retention and lacing.

The smell had a clear wheat presence with a touch of spice and lemon and orange zest.

The taste was clean and wheaty with a definite yeast character. Mild spices and orange peel balanced the taste out very well.

The mouthfeel was full, yet clean. A nice little bit of chewinwss.

Overall a very drinkable and enjoyable wit. A good summer brew.
Aug 20, 2006
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Reviewed by Enola from North Carolina

2.43/5  rDev -28.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2
Man, I am really trying to get into this style. It ain't working.

This beer is a hazy yellow with a thin head. There are lots of small particles suspended in the beer. The smell is of decaying wheat and a slight soapy aroma. The taste is of molded wheat. The mouthfeel is just not good. I could not drink this beer again. This style and me just do not agree.
Aug 17, 2006
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Reviewed by Jaynuze from District of Columbia

3.83/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Pours a hazy/murky yellow (like a good wit should) with a very thin head that dissapates very quickly.

The nose is not incredibly bold, but it is a pleasant citrusy/fruity scent. Tastes very smooth with subtle notes of lemon, fruit, and cream(?). This beer has a very smooth taste and creamy mouthfeel that foams up with a little swish in the mouth.

A smooth drinking beer that reminds me of my first Hoegarden ... but it's better. I'm loving Wits more and more with all the hot and humid weather this year and this one is one of the better ones I've had this season. Deffinately worth a try ... plus it's Organic!
Aug 14, 2006
Wolaver's Witbier from Otter Creek Brewing
Beer rating: 78 out of 100 with 74 ratings