Sublime Citrus Wit (Heavy Rotation Series No. 02) | Starr Hill Brewery

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Sublime Citrus Wit (Heavy Rotation Series No. 02)Sublime Citrus Wit (Heavy Rotation Series No. 02)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Starr Hill Brewery
Virginia, United States
starrhill.com

Style: Belgian Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

BEER STATS
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
29
pDev:
6.78%
 
 
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6
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User Reviews & Ratings
Reviews: 7 | Ratings: 29
Photo of obywan59
3.76/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Hazy and yellow gold in appearance with a 1 1/2 finger whitish head. No lacing.

Lemony tart aroma with a hint of sweet malt.

Taste is citric and tart with light banana and clove and a little spice and funky yeast.

Pretty crisp, Peppery crisp. Medium full in body leaving a light syrupy coating in the mouth.

A good summery brew. Rather easy to drink

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Photo of Tone
4.31/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy gold color. 2/3 inch head of a white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of coriander, orange peel, lemon, pale malt, hint of clove, and floral hops. Fits the style of a Witbier. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with a low carbonation level. Tastes of coriander, orange peel, lemon, pale malt, hint of ginger, hint of nutmeg, hint of clove, and floral hops. Overall, good appearance, aroma, feel, and blend.

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Photo of woodychandler
3.87/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Happy New Beer Sunday (Week 641) as I begin with a ... bottle! Yeah, I know that I am working diligently on reducing & eradicating The Bottle Backlog here at Chez Woody, but a brewery-direct box arrived the other day & I promised to get both of the beers in today. I know that it is also counter to my policy to drink & review a beer without an approved pic in place, but they sent me two (2) bottles, so the other will be my model later today when I take some more pics to be resized & submitted for approval. I am really looking forward to this as I had a massive head cold this past week or so & it has finally abated, allowing me to really taste things again!

From the bottle: "Founded 1999 Charlottesville, VA"; "Citrus, tangy wheat & spice meld in this classic Belgian-style brew. Real lemon & lime zest brightens its refreshing finish."

Being that it is a Witbier, I first agitated it in the bottle before Pop!ping the cap for an aggro pour. Well now, that worked even better than I had hoped/expected! I got two fingers of puffy, foamy, rocky, bone-white head with great retention as a result. Color was a hazy Straw-Yellow (SRM = >2, < 4). Lime zest? Nose was redolent with lime & I would have guessed Kaffir lime, which seems to be a popular new adjunct. As to the spices, the nose put me in mind of coriander & Grains of Paradise. Man, this just smells like a winner! It also serves to remind me that I have been at this for a looonnngg time. I remember when micro-Wits were just becoming the new big thing & there is no way that I would have appreciated all of the subtle nuances at that time. Mouthfeel was thin-to-medium, not watery, but about right for a Witbier. The taste was the lemon-lime zesty spritziness of 7-Up or Sprite but with a spiciness like black pepper and the tang of wheat. This would be perfect on a hot, humid summer's day! The finish retained the spicy tanginess while the citrusiness began to take a back seat. Needless to say, it was quite dry and entirely refreshing. The relatively low ABV makes for a nice candidate as a session beer. I could easily drink this one again, and I just may, since I have a second bottle.

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Photo of Riff
3.68/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle to a tumbler glass. Pours a light gold hay color with about a fingers width of white head that dissipates quickly. Strong lemon lime smells, almost candy strong, and the flavor follows, heavily lemon and lime up front fading to more of a wheat flavor. Lighter body with some carbonation. Nice for summer

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Photo of tjmiller718
3.94/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

L: fizzy yellow, clear, very well carbonated, 1 finger bright white head.
N: wheat, oats, lime and lemon zest, very soft with a touch of yeast on the tail end.
T: balanced nicely between the wheat and lime and lemon zest, touch dry, almost prickly on the end.
B: dry, soft, prickly, well carbonated.
Overall: nice use of zest, not overpowering, compliments the witbier.

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Photo of DarkSideOfTheMoon
3.74/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

For a wit beer (and I'm not a fan of wits), this one is not terrible. Very crisp and the lemon-lime zest pairs nicely with the tangy-ness of the wit. This is one your mom will probably like.

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Photo of Jason
3.56/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12oz brown bottle, sample from the brewery.

Mildly haze golden straw hue, lace does a good job to stick around. Big lemon-lime nose, some spice, malt, and nuttiness in the back. Smooth and crisp, a little peppery and spicy with that same lemon-lime character. Cracker-like maltiness, nutty and more citrus in the finish. Wit? Perhaps though the citrus flavor seems to have taken over a bit too much. Good drinking none the less.

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Sublime Citrus Wit (Heavy Rotation Series No. 02) from Starr Hill Brewery
Beer rating: 3.69 out of 5 with 29 ratings