Citrusy Wit | Stone Brewing

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Brewed by:
Stone Brewing
California, United States

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

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

Stone Brewing Co. "Citrusy Wit"
12 fl. oz. brown glass bottle, "BOTTLED ON 05/13/16" and sampled on 08/27/16
$2.29 @ Total Wine & More, Cherry Hill, NJ

Notes: Beautiful fluffy bright white head. Excellent head retention and very nice lacing. Cloudy golden body with something visibly suspended in the liquid. As I move my glass back and forth the particulate sways back and forth with it. Very fine bubbles stream upwards, but without the speed and effervescent that might then give it the appearance of a hefeweizen. Aroma of citrus peel, coriander, yeast, and orange & lime. I'd originally thought that I wasn't finding the lime, but I guess now that the head has dropped a bit it's quite clear. In the mouth it's surprisingly full for a witbier with a solidly medium body. The fine-bubbled median carbonation is nice though, giving it a gentle zestiness. The flavor follows the aroma with some additional dusty spice. I find a black pepper note as well. It's fairly quick across the palate with some sweetish grainy malt and fruit upfront, but then spice and bitterness immediately following as it crosses the middle of the tongue. The spice and bitterness then linger in the finish, fortunately fading a bit to allow the lime and orange notes to rise. Still, bitterness lingers. My impression is that it's almost a witbier crossed with an IPA. What's the strength on this? Just 5.3% ABV? Hmmm. Unfortunately I don't think I can throw a nod to this one, it's blocky and unrefined with a bit too much body and far too much bitterness.

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Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
3.98/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a speiglau wheat glass.

Look is a hazy yellow with a fine gold highlight and a frothy white head.

Aroma is banana clove with a definite citrus at the end.

Taste is full and forward for a wheat beer. Lots of intense spice and wheat notes with a complimentary herbal hop note. A touch of citrus throughout. Body is a little thin.

Overall a good beer. By no means a traditional wheat, but light enough to be a good summer drinker.

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Photo of Darkmagus82
3.65/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a hazed orange amber color with a big foamy head of white. The head has a good level of retention, fading over time to leave a bit of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell –The aroma of the brew is strongest of a lemon and grapefruit smell mixed with some other aromas of orange, clove, and coriander. Along with these smells comes some bready and toasted malt smells which round out the aroma nicely.

Taste-The taste begins with lightly toasted malt flavor mixed with a decent showing of an orange and grapefruit citrus. As the taste moves on more and more sour lemon comes to the tongue all while some yeast, coriander, and clove come as well. At the end a little bit of graininess and some more grapefruit hop mixed with some grassy hop flavors come to the tongue, leaving one with a sorta hoppy but slightly sour citrus wit flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is on the average side in terms of thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is rather average as well. Overall the moderate nature of the profile is rather nice, suiting the more approachable abv, but all while supporting the citrus and wit flavors of the brew nicely.

Overall – A rather decent brew overall. Approachable and drinkable with a decent hop hi all mixed with some good wit flavors.

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Photo of SmashAdams
2/5  rDev -46.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I can't get passed the artificial smell and taste of this beer. It has the standard qualities of a Wit but it's overpowered by a medicinal herbal flavor and the aftertaste of a cleaning product. Or maybe its baby wipes. I wouldn't go near this again. nb

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Photo of tbryan5
4.24/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I really enjoyed this beer. Mainly due to the kaffir lime leaf. I've had a few beers with this addition and have thoroughly enjoyed them all. The tangerine and solid wheat base round out this wonderful beer. I actually went back and bought more.

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Photo of Beaver13
3.1/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

12 oz bottle. Pours very hazy orange yellow with a big rocky white head that retains well and leaves a little lacing.

The aroma is bready malts with musty Belgian yeast and some citrus and lime.

The flavor is cracker malts with lots of musty earthiness and some citrus fruit and lime. It has an odd plasticky bitter finish. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, I really didn't care for the way the flavors worked.

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Photo of ledouge
3.54/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of virinow
4.01/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MattyG85
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a chalice.

Appearance: Pours a hazy golden orange with a moderate amount of bubbles. About a finger of white head that settles into a thin patchy layer.

Smell: A spicy and juicy Belgian style aroma with a scent of wheat, spices, and citrus fruit. Belgian yeast with a scent of coriander, clove, and pepper. Citrus scent of orange peel, tangerine, lemon, and lime. Malt scent of wheat, grains, and cracker. Hints of candied sugar. A pretty solid aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, a spicy and juicy Belgian Wit style taste with notes of wheat, citrus, and spices. Belgian yeast with notes of coriander, pepper, and clove. Juicy citrus notes of orange peel, lemon, and tangerine along with some kaffir lime. Malt notes of wheat, cracker, and grains. Light notes of candied sugar. A pretty nice taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Crisp, juicy, and smooth with a drying finish.

Overall: A pretty solid twist on a Wit. Nice notes of citrus and spice.

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Photo of GOBLIN
4.23/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Very interesting take on a Belgian Wit . . . and Stone does not disappoint. Appearance is hazy and bubbly with a huge frothy head. Lacing on the glass as well. Aroma is zesty, spicy and huge on tangy citrus notes. Taste is intriguing, tasting just like it smell just until the end when the final wave of flavors are so hard to pin point. I don't know how to describe the final linger other than intriguing.

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

Photo of chinchill
3.39/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

2016 12 oz bottle.
Hazy pale golden body with a decent head.
Lots of banana and orange peel in the body along with hints of lime, coriander and clove. The flavor follows but includes a significant amount of wheat. Medium-light body with medium carbonation. Relatively bitter finish.

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Photo of weareallfalafel
3.93/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a large tulip glass. It has an amber color much darker and deeper than your average wit and with a bit more clarity, but a nice fluffy head that dissipates not too quickly and leaves some decent lacing. Smell is (not surprisingly) citrusy right away, with some hop character coming through, and a touch of Wheat and Belgian yeast character. Taste is very floral at first, and the lime leaf really comes through, and then the tangerine. Some hops and wheat play a part, but more so in the background, but they aren't completely lost. Feel is pleasant, not overly carbonated, medium body. Overall, very pleasant for an (unmistakably American) take on a Wit bière. I like it very well, even if it doesn't fit the traditional idea of a wit.

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Photo of stereosforgeeks
3/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of sgttibbs
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

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

Photo of WickedBeer
4.03/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
3.54/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Hazy white gold liquid. High, gentle white crown.
Aroma is big, with major herbal, zesty notes. Spivey zest, green and peppery.
Tangerine and Kaffir lead additions seriously adds depth to the herbal, zesty wheat attack. Good depth.
Flavor is much of the same, light, crispy bite on herbal malt with an array of natural, herbal flavors, dry wheat, Lemmon zest, green grass...type effect, white pepper, and various spices.
Fresh, lush, crispy feel, light and soft.
Summer brew, saw it, it was hot out....type thing. Good poolside.

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Photo of Sammy
3.65/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of tdm168
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AZBeerDude72
4.24/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pour is a yellow/orange with decent foam and lacing. Smells of nice citrus zest. Taste is fantastic, light citrus with little bitterness mix for a balanced profile. Finish is a clean feel and light, very refreshing and tasty beer.

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

Photo of mcthfg
3.85/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Citrusy Wit from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 3.72 out of 5 with 453 ratings