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Rhymes Wit - Beer Camp #20 | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
California, United States

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by bigbelcher on 04-01-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 3 |  Reviews: 3
Reviews by Patrick999:
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4.06/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Abraxas, whose owner Diego participated in the SN beer camp. Generously poured for free to anyone who wanted one, on occasion of Abraxas' 3rd anniversary celebration.

Poured into a St. Bernie's wit glass, looked like a nice wit with typical white-gold body, solid white foam.

A crowded bar with a bunch of smokers is *not* the best environment in which to try to sniff out nuance in a delicate witbier, but I tried. Pepper and light citrus noted, along with a bit of the sourdough yeast aroma you'd expect of a wit.

Solid wit here, with taste right down the middle for the style - definite coriander, soft mouthfeel, good wheat backbone, light citrus. My only criticism would be that since this beer was brewed with mandarin oranges, I would have liked to taste those oranges coming through more than they did. As it stood, I got about as much citrus as I normally would in a witbier that wasn't brewed with any oranges.

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3.98/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I had this at Cannery Row Brewing Company which is a brand new brewery in Monterey.

Appearance- cloudy yellow color, thin head

Smell- very faint aroma, spices

Taste- herbal spices

Mouthfeel- light bodied

Drinkability- This was a pretty good witbier. I enjoyed it thoroughly.

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4.35/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A really unique beer for Sierra Nevada. This was made at one of their beer camps. It is a light orange color with a thick white head. Aroma is of Belgian yeast, slightly citrus which may come from the use of mandarin oranges in it. Flavor was wheaty and bready, a little tart but very well balanced with an appropriate amount of coriander, not over the top. Very refreshing to drink. Mouthfeel was good for such a low alcohol beer. It certainly isn't a XXX Anniversary beer but it is a nice easy drinking beer.

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Rhymes Wit - Beer Camp #20 from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.13 out of 5 with 3 ratings
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