Wit Fit
Mikkeller ApS

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Style:
Belgian Witbier
ABV:
6.2%
Score:
84
Avg:
3.76 | pDev: 9.84%
Reviews:
32
Ratings:
91
From:
Mikkeller ApS
 
Denmark
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  2
Gots
  21
SCORE
84
Good
Wit FitWit Fit
Notes: An imperial American wit beer brewed with spices.
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Photo of interstellar_goo
3.8/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I got the the last pack of cans at the liquor store. Poured into a tulip.
Look: The head was great nice and thick and it mellowed down into a thin coating. The body is opaque hazy yellow/orange leaning toward the yellow side. I can see the yeast floating around and gathered at the bottom of my glass.
Smell: grain, sweetness, alcohol
Taste: right out of the refrigerator (40 degrees F): bitterness was more pronounced, and as the temperature rises the sweetness seems to come out more.
Feel: smooth, bubbles seem to wrap around my tongue and give it some mass... not thin but not thick
Overall: I enjoyed this beer and would definitely buy it again... but I am sad to hear that it is a limited release.

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Photo of MinerBob
3.9/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Rating number 150! A nice Witbier. Pours a orange juice color with a white head and a lot of lacing. The smell is predominantly black pepper. The flavor is lemon, black pepper and coriander. Smooth going down a good beer not sure why they would retire it.

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Photo of edward_boumil
3.66/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

L: yellow/orange color, opaque, lots of noticable "flaky" sediment floating in the glass, little head retention
S: Carameled sour apples, dough, alcohol, honey, some tropical hop notes like pineapple
T: Spicy phenol, clove, apple, finishes with a surprising dryness.
F: Carbonation could be a touch higher, bitterness is somewhat astringent and takes away from the flavors.
O: Decent wit, some aspects are different than one would expect for the style, almost more similar to a saison or hefe. Also wish it a little less hopped. Decent beer overall.

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Photo of dar482
3.64/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

The beer comes in a juicy hazy light to medium gold.

The aroma offers limencello, a older hops, fresh scallion, crackery malts.

The flavor follows with more of that oxidative papery/cardboardy hop flavor, freshness is pushed upon with that cooked lemon quality offering some freshness with fresh white bready malts. Finish lingers with more cardboardy flavor.

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Photo of phredbull
3.94/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

12 oz. can into a Peroni pilsener glass. Hazy, peachy gold color, opaque but translucent, with streaming fine bubbles. Soapy 2 finger head, leaves thick lacing. Smells wheaty, floral, peachy, & nutmeg. Tastes dry, crisp, peppery, with a bitter, herbal hop finish. A touch of juicy fruit, peach maybe. Feels really crisp, prickly carbonation, medium bodied. Juicy & refreshing, with some complexity & depth. Overall, it's wheaty, spicy, crisp, fruity, hoppy, yeasty; quite a bit going on, nicely balanced. Maybe a bit heavy for a session brew, but would be great on a nice sunny afternoon. Enjoyable big wit.

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Photo of RickyS
3.77/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pale yellow opaque with fluffy head that is very persistent. The smell is dominated by mango, orange zest and passion fruit with a certain floreal scent. The taste is a bit more malty with a dry finish which has, again, a floreal component to it. Medium bodied. Very pleasant and refreshing beer!

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Photo of mynie
4.18/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Canned, which should help out a bit with the freshness issues that plague Mikkeller stateside. Plus the ABV is a bit higher than your average wit, and they know to hop heavily.

Pours into a .2l stemmed glass I got at the Mikkeller and Friends location in Reykjavik. Honey gold, lots of pretty sediment, and a fluffy soapy head.

Tastes... like it's a bit old, but also like it was made to withstand a bit of aging. Sweet wheat up front, black and white pepper, sweet aged malt. Finishes with aggressive pine hops and a little bit of bread yeast.

Nicely put together. The trouble with less-intense overseas beers is that they can't really be appreciated as sessions or staples since they cost so much. This one was value priced, for Mikkeller, and made to last. It worked.

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Photo of Beejay
3.83/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: A yellow color with a darker yellow current of yeast swirling about making the body become a murky mess. A large just off white head on top.

S: Grapefruit zest, and orange peel, with pine following up.

T: Very hoppy for a wit. Grapefruit peel and pine, with a bit of a bread note. Finish is a touch of fruit followed by a resinous bitterness.

M: Medium light body with plenty of carbonation, there is a lovely softness in the finish, with a bitter cling to provide an interesting balance.

O: Overall a decent brew.. Not your typical wit, but very interesting.

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Photo of Wasatch
4.38/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12 oz. Can

Pours a pretty nice cloudy golden yellow color, with some very nice carbonation, with a very nice two-finger plus thick foamy white head, which leaves some very nice thick sticky lacing behind. The nose is malty, hoppy, with some citrus, pines. The taste is very nice malty, hoppy, bitter, pretty nice citrus and pine note, with some licorice. Medium body, with a very nice bitter/dry finish. Overall, a very tasty brew, not quite a Witbier.

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Photo of woodychandler
3.86/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I was recently in Leesburg (Loudon Co.), VA when I came across this CAN at Fireworks Pizza & so I scored one for takeaway & review along with a couple others as well as one of their pens!

From the CAN: "Imperial Ameri[CAN] Wit Beer brewed with Spices".

I Crack!ed the CAN open and CANmenced an inverted Glug which raised three-plus fingers of dense, rocky, French Vanilla-colored head with great retention. Color was appropriately cloudy Yellow-Gold (SRM = 4 - 5), but the Gelt Gang shrugged and passed, preferring their gold to be much purer. Nose smelled purely spicy! Black pepper seemed to cry out of coriander, along with orange peel and a yeasty breadiness. Mmmm. Mouthfeel was medium-to-full, not quite creamy, but close. The taste was very spicy and I was suddenly curious as to why this is (generally) CANsidered a summertime beer. It was much akin to the spiced Winter Wamers that I have been drinking of late, almost like White IPAs :: AIPAs. Spicy, but with a yeastiness not (usually) present in a Winter Warmer. Finish was dry, both from the spices & from the yeast, but it was refreshing, not puckering. I like dry, but not so dry that my lips become welded shut. This would be a great beer out of a CAN from the cooler come summer.

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Photo of JayQue
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Not quite what I would expect in a witbier, but a pretty tasty brew in the end. Pours a mostly clear golden color into a Weizen glass, not a lot of sediment here. Delicately bubbly head with good retention, leaves a covering on the glass throughout. Some patchy lacing at the top of the glass. Aroma is grassy and citrus hops with some yeast. Flavor is dominated by the hops, very unexpected in a witbier. There is some yeast and mild spices (like a hefeweizen). Mouthfeel is crisp, a bit bitter and refreshing. Fairly light without being watery. Not a bad brew, but if you are looking for a traditional Witbier, this ain't it!!!!

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Photo of kojevergas
2.86/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Oddly clear for a witbier, with no cloudiness at all. No yeast particulate or hop sediment is visible. ~3 inch wide head - white in colour, with average characteristics.

Aroma is of fresh wheat, lemongrass, clove, coriander.

Taste is a bit starchy, which is odd and unwelcome, and the spices have too much edge, crowding out what should be the emphasis - the fresh wheat. Esters are mild, with only a bit of clove. Oddly built. Imbalanced.

Smooth, wet, medium-bodied, overcarbonated, and oddly thick for a witbier. Not right for the style.

Drinkable but underwhelming. Not Mikkel's strongest work, nor his best witbier. I wouldn't revisit it.

C (2.86) / AVERAGE

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Photo of OmahaKF
3.32/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Smell is lemon, Belgian yeast, chiffon cake, and sweet bread.

Taste is orange peel, candied fruit, and a really bitter finish for a witbier. The mouthfeel is surprisingly creamy, which really adds to the overall drinkability of the beer. Not bad, but would probably opt for less bitter witbiers.

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Photo of bark
3.48/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The cloudy liquid is golden, there are some white flakes floating around. The three finger head is white and compact; ti sinks slowly leaving some lacing.

The smell got tart wheat notes and spices. Citric peels and some coriander leaves. Fresh floral sweetness. Ii is perhaps a bit heavy.

The taste starts with phenolic perfumed flavours and distinct clean bitterness. Some herbs, spices and orange peels plus a touch of fruit marshmallows. Medium to light body. Growing bitterness in the sweet aftertaste, some wheat-sour notes and candied orange peels. Bittersweet lemons in the finish.

The carbonation is fresh, lots of long-lived mid-sized bubbles. Semi-smooth liquid.

A rather bitter witbier. That was expected, but not the strong sweetness.

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Photo of superspak
3.9/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce can into pint glass; no canning date. Pours hazy/cloudy bright golden orange color with a 2 finger dense and rocky white head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice spotty soapy lacing cling down the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of big grapefruit, lemon zest, orange peel, apple, coriander, pepper, clove, pine, wheat, bread, floral, grass, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of citrus/piney hops, spices, fruity/earthy yeast, and pale malt notes; with good strength. Taste of big grapefruit, lemon zest, orange peel, apple, coriander, pepper, clove, pine, wheat, bread, floral, grass, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Moderate amount of herbal/piney bitterness and yeast spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, lemon/orange peel, pine, coriander, pepper, clove, wheat, bread, and herbal/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/floral hops, spices, fruity/earthy yeast, and pale malt flavors; with a nice malt/bitter/spiciness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Good amount of dryness from bitterness. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately crisp/sticky, and lightly creamy/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice White IPA. All around good robustness, complexity, and balance of citrus/piney hops, spices, fruity/earthy yeast, and pale malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of schoolboy
3.95/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Although I guess this isn't American, it feels like an American style. The hops are way too over the top for the style.

It's got enough head for two glasses of beer. Good job can. The cloudy yeasty look is great. The smell matches. The over the top hops are all over the finish aroma. Truly outstanding aroma.

The taste is great, but unbalanced. Hops overpower the yeast. This has to be the hoppiest wit ever. For me, at least. The aftertaste is a great blend of hops and yeast. No malt taste at all.

I recommend this as an interesting alternative to an American style like Raging Bitch.

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Photo of braker649er
3.8/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Overall, I was pretty impressed by this, though some aspects (smell and taste) stood out more than others (look and feel). I found the scent and flavor very complex. There were strong hops in the scent, which I didn't expect in the wit. Then a variety of citrusy, floral, spicy flavors--a touch of clove, maybe coriander, not banana. The one thing I didn't find was sweetness--and I was good without the cloying banana of some wits. The golden color was nice, but I took points off looks because the chunks of sediment were alarming--maybe someone should've warned that this would be more like a homebrew in the pour. In fairness, these settled out, and I loved the flavors on a super hot day. I would've rated higher if basing this on taste alone.

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Photo of BeerWithMike
3.58/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sampled this past Saturday night on 6/20/15. Comes in a 12 ounce can. Brewed and canned by Sly Fox Brewing Company in Pottstown, Pa. Can chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured in to a plain handled-glass stein.

Brew pours a hazy golden-yellow with a good 3-finger foamy white head that finally settled down to 5mm after a good 10 minutes or so. Lots of lacing was seen when sipped., like a German brew on tap. The aroma is of grains, spice and citrus zest. Taste is pretty close to the aroma with some floral hops also. Spicy taste for the finish that is slightly bitter. Medium-bodied with good carbonation. Overall, this one is decent but not a favorite.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.69/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a murky dark golden-orange with a foamy orange-tan head that settles to a small cap on top of the beer. Foamy patches of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Small particles of sediment are seen floating around in the beer after the pour. Smell is of wheat, earth, spice, and dried citrus peel aromas. Taste is much the same with wheat, earth, chalk, yeast, and spice flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of yeast and spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is straightforward for the style, but there is a higher amount of bitterness in this "imperial" version.

Serving type: can.

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Photo of BEERchitect
3.51/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Hitting home with the impeding summer, Wit Fit is the newest Mikkeller creation to entice the taste buds and to appease the need to beat the heat for those who are all into fitness, and to all of those who are intent to "fitness" whole damn pizza in my mouth!

Wit Fit first entices the eye with its racing gold appearance, one to carry a mild haze and a snow globe of congealed yeast and proteins. It carries the scent of baked grain, doughy sweetness and a pleasant herb, perfume and spice medley. With the taste washing the palate, its pilsner taste takes front and center.

Yet as the bread, grain and dough set in tight against the tastebuds, they embattle the militant carbonation that highlights the spice and acidity of the beer. What unfolds is a wonderful complement of orange, lemon, apple, honeysuckle and orange blossom. As the ale closes with a grassy nod, it carries faint bubblegum and mint.

Crisp, clean and highly refreshing, the medium-light ale sides much more with its pilsner-esque bones than it does with wheat or spice. Its drying finish is accompanied with ethanol cooling and an aftertaste of grain, citrus and lemon pepper.

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Photo of Beaver13
3.59/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz can. Pours very hazy golden orange with floaties and a huge bubbly white head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is soapy funk and fruit with some coriander and hops.

The flavor is earthy yeast, sweet malts, some fruit and lots of spices and hops. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, an interesting hoppy heavily spiced wit.

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Photo of ahommell
3.64/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Was not happy with this because I expect so much more from Mikkeller. I have tried so many of their beers and have been blown away with the complexity... the originality. Here? This gives me hope that my own homebrew that scored a 34/50 at an AHA competition might have given it a run for its money.
This beer is very pedestrian. I would go so far as to wonder how the creative and crafty minds at Mikkeller let it out of the brewery.

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Photo of Barnoloid
4.06/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Lots of sediment in the pour here - straight up chunks! Slight coriander and citrus on the aroma side. Refreshing and yeasty, with bready notes. I agree with other reviewers that this has the feel of a saison to it. Good warm weather beer.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.74/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

so whats imperial about this. we get a wit or a berliner to 6% av and we say imperial to be cheeky. great job guys. also, when mikkeller says spices, i expect things like szechuan pepper, rose hip, curry, i dont know, just unconventional stuff, so imagine my dismay when the spices i taste are, as you would expect in a wit from anyone but mikkeller, orange and coriander. to be fair, the use of both, or what i perceive to be both, is exceptional, its clearly a well made wit, but it has some flaws aside from a lack of ingenuity. one is the huge chunks of yeast floating in it, i mean, they arent enormous, but they are bigger than fine sediment the style allows for. fish food particulate, last half of the can, turbid look. nice flavor though with citrus beyond orange peel, and with a cool yeast. quite refreshing, and ends up being a session type id rather have in an eight pack than a four pack, especially for the price. tangy as it warms, showing maybe a little wild side. good not great, from anyone else this would be a low A, for mikkeller its a mid B.

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Photo of LiquidAmber
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Blanche de Namur small pint glass. Pours a light to medium golden amber with a huge three finger white head with good retention and thick lacing. Aroma of bready malt with a hint of biscuit, banana, coriander, light lemon. Good witbier character. Flavor starts with wheat, bready malt, coriander then rapidly develops an intense, resinous hop character accentuated by coriander and clove. Finishes with long lingering spicy grapefruit rind and resinous hop bitterness without much hop herbal flavor. Medium bodied with a nice light creaminess. An unusual hybrid of witbier and light IPA with a Belgian influence to both. There is a very distinct flavor progression between the two styles. The finish is a bit astringent as the wheat body, although substantial for the style is almost not up to the intense hopping. Still quite enjoyable and a treat to try something different.

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Wit Fit from Mikkeller ApS
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 91 ratings