Barons Lemon Myrtle Witbier | Barons Brewing Company

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Barons Lemon Myrtle WitbierBarons Lemon Myrtle Witbier

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Barons Brewing Company

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by lacqueredmouse on 11-01-2007

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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3.91/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this one on tap. Was ready to dislike it but was pleasantly surprised by how well the lemon myrtle works in a witbier. The appearance is cloudy straw with a soft billow of white head that lasted to the bottom of each glass. The aroma is of intense lemon sherbet with a hint of wit ale yeast. The first flavour impression is of the lemon but the other flavours such as the wheat malt and wit yeast become apparent half way down. A very refreshing drink that is a good starter but my mates and I said on it for a few without feeling the need to move on.

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2.85/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Tasted at The Australian Beer Fest in the Rocks 07.

Slightly cloudy lemon yellow colour - not as light or as cloudy as a true wit. Firm white head and light carbonation.

The lemon myrtle is overwhelming on the nose, leaving it smelling like those lemon-sherbet lollies. But of yeast character at the back there too. It's not entirely unpleasant, but it's verging on sickly.

Taste is a little vegetative, with hints of cooked veggies. Still, the lemon is quite pronounced as well. There's also an unwelcome lagery yeast aftertaste. Did they brew this with a genuine wit yeast strain? I guess not.

Still, yes, it's gimmicky, but it's interesting and not really bad. I like the concept of using the native Australian spices to flavour their beers, but that doesn't mean it always comes off.

It's probably too sweet to take a lot of, but it's different...

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3.24 out of 5 based on 27 ratings.
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