Wit Fit
Mikkeller ApS

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From:
Mikkeller ApS
 
Denmark
Style:
Witbier
ABV:
6.2%
Score:
84
Avg:
3.73 | pDev: 9.92%
Reviews:
32
Ratings:
59
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Dec 19, 2017
Added:
Feb 17, 2015
Wants:
  2
Gots:
  21
SCORE
84
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Notes: An imperial American wit beer brewed with spices.
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Rated: 4.5 by AyatollahGold from Indiana

Dec 19, 2017
 
Rated: 2.63 by Urk1127 from Pennsylvania

Dec 04, 2017
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Reviewed by interstellar_goo from Oklahoma

3.8/5  rDev +1.9%
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.
Nov 09, 2017
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Reviewed by MinerBob from Oklahoma

3.9/5  rDev +4.6%
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.
Oct 01, 2017
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Reviewed by edward_boumil from New York

3.66/5  rDev -1.9%
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.
Sep 26, 2017
 
Rated: 3.83 by DoubleMalt from New York

Sep 18, 2017
 
Rated: 3.29 by jbehlar from Mississippi

Aug 02, 2017
 
Rated: 3.57 by mrfrancis from Kentucky

Apr 17, 2017
 
Rated: 3.25 by Rammed96 from Maryland

Nov 26, 2016
 
Rated: 3.83 by NolaHopHead from Louisiana

Nov 24, 2016
 
Rated: 3.71 by MI_beerdrinker from Texas

Oct 14, 2016
 
Rated: 3.74 by bjouan from California

Sep 04, 2016
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Reviewed by dar482 from New York

3.64/5  rDev -2.4%
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.
Jul 22, 2016
 
Rated: 3.48 by R11415 from New York

Jun 17, 2016
 
Rated: 3.93 by Dewsby from Kentucky

Jun 15, 2016
 
Rated: 3.72 by dabear85 from Illinois

Jun 12, 2016
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Reviewed by phredbull from Illinois

3.94/5  rDev +5.6%
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.
May 13, 2016
 
Rated: 4.77 by neckwrestler from Arkansas

May 07, 2016
 
Rated: 4 by afsdan from Colorado

Mar 22, 2016
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Reviewed by RickyS from Germany

3.77/5  rDev +1.1%
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!
Mar 19, 2016
 
Rated: 4.18 by JoeMans from New York

Mar 02, 2016
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Reviewed by mynie from Maryland

4.18/5  rDev +12.1%
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.
Feb 14, 2016
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Reviewed by Beejay from Virginia

3.83/5  rDev +2.7%
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.
Jan 25, 2016
 
Rated: 3.98 by warpig372 from Indiana

Jan 22, 2016
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Reviewed by Wasatch from Colorado

4.38/5  rDev +17.4%
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.
Jan 19, 2016
 
Rated: 4.14 by powpow_ from New York

Jan 15, 2016
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Reviewed by woodychandler from Pennsylvania

3.86/5  rDev +3.5%
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.
Jan 05, 2016
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Reviewed by JayQue from Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
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!!!!
Dec 31, 2015
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Reviewed by Jugs_McGhee from Louisiana

2.86/5  rDev -23.3%
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
Dec 28, 2015
 
Rated: 4.13 by AdamSteve from Michigan

Dec 10, 2015
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Reviewed by OmahaKF from Nebraska

3.32/5  rDev -11%
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.
Dec 01, 2015
 
Rated: 4.09 by geryeb624 from Maryland

Nov 28, 2015
 
Rated: 3.48 by beerjerk666 from Florida

Nov 27, 2015
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Reviewed by bark from Sweden

3.48/5  rDev -6.7%
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.
Oct 24, 2015
 
Rated: 3.96 by StoutSnob40 from California

Oct 17, 2015
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Reviewed by superspak from North Carolina

3.9/5  rDev +4.6%
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.
Oct 17, 2015
 
Rated: 4 by BabaBeer from California

Oct 10, 2015
 
Rated: 3.58 by Kerrie from Michigan

Oct 09, 2015
 
Rated: 3.71 by gruss004 from Oklahoma

Sep 25, 2015
 
Rated: 3.27 by ljbonadonna92 from Maryland

Sep 17, 2015
Wit Fit from Mikkeller ApS
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 91 ratings