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
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Notes: An imperial American wit beer brewed with spices.
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Reviews by bark:
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 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 Billolick
3.94/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz can

Pours heavily clouded dull tangerine, leaves nice wispy lace behind

Muted citrus on thenose

Flavorful and bright wit. Coriander and oranges all over this.

Decent wit that a bit more heady then the typical take on the style. Cant go wrong with this type of beer and some spicy food or BBQ

I'd but it again...

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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 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 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 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 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 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 metter98
3.83/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: The beer is cloudy yellow in color. It poured with a short white head that hardly died down, consistently leaving a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and lots of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of spicy yeast are present in the nose along with notes of citrus.
T: Similar to the smell, the taste has lots of flavors of yeast and spices along with some hints of citrus. There is a light amount of bitterness. It seems like it is dry hopped.
M: It feels light-to medium-bodied and somewhat dry on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This is a very hoppy witbier that tastes more like an APA or a saison, but has the easy drinkability you would expect from the style.

Serving type: can

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Photo of Monkeyknife
3.73/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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 RonaldTheriot
2.25/5  rDev -40.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Mikkeller Wit Fit has a very thick, frothy, off-white head, an extremely hazy, bubbly appearance, filled with rather large tan chunks, and heavy lacing left behind. The aroma is of sweet, white bread, and odd citrus fruit. Taste is of harsh, abrasive bitterness, white bread, and over-ripe grapefruit. Mouthfeel is medium, and Mikkeller Wit Fit finishes harsh, bitter, dry, and unpleasant, although not to the point of being undrinkable. RJT

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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 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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Photo of Chico1985
3.87/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Another Mikkeller can brewed at/by Sly Fox. Labeled itself as 'imperial american wit beer brewed with spices'.

A - Dullish light orange color with plenty of chunky haze and rising carb bubbles. Lots of foam on the initial pour, pretty good retention and decent lace.

S - Grapefruit, earthy hops, light lemon, biscuit, bready vanilla, frosted cheerios.

T - Big hops for a witbier for sure with citrusy, herbal, grassy and melon coming through and a yeasty vanilla wheat base. There is light spice but not really getting any coriander which is rare for the style.

M - Somewhat biggish feel, highish carbonation, gets a little astringent with the hoppy/yeasty combo.

O - Almost Belgian IPA-ish but also distinctly witbier with vanilla wheaty tones. Becomes a tad abrasive overall perhaps but pretty nice plethora of flavors going on and a cool take on the style.

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Photo of vermilcj
3.08/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of bigbluebeerguy
3.47/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of smithj4
4.12/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of VelvetExtract
3.57/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Can. Pours a hazy, bright yellow with a thick white, frothy head. Aroma is of potent, spicy Witbier; much more intense than most of the style. Apparently this is an Imperial Wit. Flavor is also potent and fairly enjoyable. Wheat, yeast, spice, coriander, bread. Slightly sharp and bitter. Body isn't big. Still, somewhat refreshing. Lots of carbonation. I was pretty happy with this beer. Better than expected. Not too sweet.

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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 riotontheroad
3.85/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A lot more going on than I initially expected. Not just your average wit

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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 geryeb624
4.09/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mrfrancis
3.57/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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