Citrusy Wit | Stone Brewing

Citrusy WitCitrusy Wit
BA SCORE
55.5%
Liked This Beer
3.72 w/ 452 ratings
Citrusy WitCitrusy Wit
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Stone Brewing
California, United States
stonebrewing.com

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
When it comes to our beers and the ingredients we use, we give a wit. So rather than spinning just the same fruit wheel of the classic Curaçao orange peel, we punched up our wit with the dynamic duo of tangerine and kaffir lime leaf. The fruit-forward aromatics and flavors are perfectly balanced, so you don’t have to bother adding a slice (or leaf) to the rim of your glass. Even with this lack of unnecessary garnish, you won’t find an absence of intense fruit.

Added by jaydoc on 03-29-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#24,899
Reviews:
122
Ratings:
452
Liked:
251
Avg:
3.72/5
pDev:
9.68%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
125
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 452 |  Reviews: 122
Photo of Momon
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of h4ger
3.77/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Strix
3.83/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Cloudy pale yellow

Nice citrusy notes atop yeast

Heavily lime and bell pepper in the flavor, the wit part takes a back seat, with a hint of coriander and pepper

Dry finish

Don't know that this feels like a wit, but it does feel like a stone brew. Decent enough, but not remarkable.

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Photo of qrazvan
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Nice pale cloudy yellow colour, medium head, little sediment and relatively high carbonation.
Floral smell, dominated though by the yeast feel.
The initial impression is the one of an elderflower natural juice, with a bit of lemon on the background and the yeasty taste present. A bit sweet towards the end, when the flowery aromas are making once more their presence felt.
The general feeling is the one of a juicy drink, refreshing, but not a trademark from Stone brewery.

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.9/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was poured into a mug. The appearance was a hazy burnt yellow to orange color with a thin white foamy head quickly dissipates leaving some moderate messy lacing. The smell started off with some sweet fresh citrus pulp up front rolling over sweet and spicy witbier flavors. The flavor brings together all of the previously mentioned flavors and blends sweetly. Subtle dryness in the aftertaste and finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light on the body with a great sessionability about it. Carbonation rides underneath. Overall, really nice witbier with a Stone twist of the extra citrus. I would have again.

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Photo of stadmo1
3.34/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mytu420
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of leitmotif
4.09/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Hazy yellow color with off-white head. Aroma has really nice lemon and coriander. It's fresh but also spicy. Taste follows with floral yeast notes, coriander and sweet lemon. Finish is also a bit hoppy. Light body, carbonation is quite low for the style. Overall it's a really nice spicy wit.

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Photo of BeerAndFilm
3.4/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mrfrancis
3.88/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Zach136
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of clager
2.74/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Kurzman
3.68/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wasatch
4.02/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. Bottle

Pours a very nice slightly hazy golden yellow color, very nice carbonation, with a very nice thick/creamy one-finger off-white head, which leaves some pretty nice sticky lacing behind. The nose is hoppy, slight malt, some grassy, citrusy. The taste is pretty nice, hoppy, kinda malty, grassy, nice citrus note. Medium body, with a nice little dry/bitter finish. Overall, a pretty tasty brew. Nice to see it around here.

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Photo of bumchilly25
3.79/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheOakKing
3.77/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of aknalley
3.55/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of netshark
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Red5StandingBy
3.67/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 12oz bottle into Spiegelau Wheat Glass. Bottled August 19th 2016.

L: Cloudy light orange, a touch lighter than your average witbier. Finger and a half white head with good retention.

S: Clean wheat aroma, coriander and good amount of lime leaf.

T: Very bright flavor of lime, low amounts of wheat, soapy flavors. Not much coriander presence. Not very good.

F: Light bodied, lots of carbonation, crisp.

O: The first Stone brew that I have been disappointed with. This was overpowered with the lime making it so citrusy that it had a soapy flavor, almost reminded me of Clorox wipes.

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Photo of Timtac
3.54/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Cyounkin7
4.14/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mnj21655
3.52/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a lighty hazy pale gold in color with a half finger of rapidly disappearing white head; a less than careful pour yields a bit of sediment. Aroma is lightly citrusy, mostly tangerine and orange, with a solid wit presence, lots of wheat and coriander. Taste starts off with bright tangerine followed by a prominent coriander and black pepper note and some soft wheat in the finish. Medium+ body with just less than high carbonation, this does thin out a bit at the end and becomes a bit aqueous. Overall this isn't a bad beer, at first I didn't love the citrus and wit combo but after a few sips it evened out and became much more enjoyable.

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Photo of woodychandler
3.89/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Stone is my current mini-horizontal as I continue to eradicate the Bottle Backlog here at Chez Woody. I have a special one of theirs in mind for later today, but for now, this is their 2016 release.

From the bottle: "Our cleverly twisted Wit w/tangerine & Kaffir lime leaf"; "Ale brewed with a tangerine Kaffir coriander infusion"; "Stone gives a Wit"; "We're going to be perfectly blunt here. When it comes to our beers and the ingredients we use, we give a wit. So rather than spinning just the same fruit wheel of the classic orange peel, we punched up our wit another two notches with the dynamic duo of tangerine and kaffir lime leaf. The fruit-forward aromatics and flavors are perfectly balanced, so you don’t have to bother adding a slice (or leaf) to the rim of your glass. Besides, it would be a bit needy to add a slice of fruit to a beer now wouldn't it? Even with this lack of unnecessary garnish, you won’t find an absence of intense fruit. In fact, each dryly refreshing, citrusy sip of this coriander-spiced, tangerine-infused, Mandarina Bavaria-hopped creation will tempt you to have yet another taste. And by the time you finish, we're pretty sure you'll agree that - with this awesome example of our unique brewing philosophy and unwavering commitment to innovation - Stone does indeed give a major wit."

I had to Pop! the cap before I could give a Wit, but having done so, I joined the celebration in earnest. I wound up with two-plus fingers of dense, foamy, rocky, bone-white head with modest retention. Color was a hazy Amber (SRM = > 7, < 9). Nose was very citrusy, with the lime both prevalent and easy to identify. Mouthfeel was medium. The taste was quite tangy and citrusy & my initial thought was of the citrus-based cleaning solutions that the Navy began transitioning into use in the early-1990s. It was environmentally more friendly than previous solvents and when a batch was mixed for use, you could smell citrus fruits everywhere. Very pleasant, as was this beer. I am not a huge fan of Witbiers, although I like them more than I do Hefeweizens. That said, this was juicy and refreshing with a pronounced lime flavor underlain by what I would have guessed to be orange, but was actually tangerine. Finish was semi-dry, quite refreshing & undoubtedly a winner on a hot, humid summer's day.

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Photo of Jonathan-Morgan
3.81/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Citrusy Wit from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 55.5% out of 100 with 452 ratings
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