Liberty Station Witty Moron | Stone Brewing

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Belgian Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Summer

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Added by BucannonXC5 on 06-11-2013

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Ranking:
#29,706
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
57
pDev:
9.81%
 
 
Wants:
2
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5
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Ratings: 57 |  Reviews: 12
Photo of WolfCola
4.38/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sellen
3.56/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheEpeeist
3.44/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of 1971bernat
3/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Tsar_Riga
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark brown black body, thin tan head, moderate lacing. The nose hints dark fruit, the flavor is more dark bread, with a mild crisp close. Reminds of a Belgian dark without the heaviness. A very nice dark beer that is highly drinkable and tasty, too.

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Photo of BeerStud187
3.03/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Ok, a really unique beer, so I feel strange giving it an average rating, but it's neither good nor bad. It's super intense, Belgium yeast, coriander flavor. There is very little dark malt/chocolate flavor. Just a little on the aftertaste that does smooth it out a little bit. I'd be interested to try a more balance black wit as the idea was interesting and it may balance and smooth out the finish, but this beer is so overpowering in other ways that the whole concept is mute. Other tasters. It's a soapy and citrusy character which is true, but it's really just a Belgium yeast/coriander profile. It's overdone and overpowering, but interesting and can help you recognize and note the flavor, which makes it interesting in my mind. If you watered this down or blended it with another beer it may actually be called a really good beer, which normal I would think would be a knock on the taster, not the beer, but I stand by it. It's an interesting, overpowering, overdone beer that is definitely unique, but ultimately average.

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Photo of Jack77
3.69/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rachel_and_alex
4.14/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of shigg85
4.02/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of WickedBeer
4.07/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Quick taster review. Crimson hued dark brown.. almost black. The first smell I got? Fruity Pebbles. Fruity, slightly wheaty. Taste has that similar fruitiness but also an herbal dominance, similar to Earl Grey. Subtle vanilla even. Strong seltzery carbonation, very soft on the palate. Overall a unique beer, good flavor profile and great smell.

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Photo of CPAles
3.59/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GRG1313
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tkilmer
4.13/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Canada_Dan
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Didier
3.84/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mactrail
3.06/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

On tap at the Kettner tasting room by the railroad station. Brewer says it is made with coriander and bergamot plus Sonnet hops (a Saaz descendant). Appearance is a dark, really black brew with a beautiful off-white head. I don't think this would be confused with a Witbier of any description, but it's exactly the Stone style: bitter and unexpected.

The bergamot is just plain weird with a resiny and herbal tang, but no, it doesn't taste like Earl Grey tea. Not much fragrance. Light body, pleasant sudsy mouthfeel. It really just attacks the roof of the mouth. Very seriously bitter. If this is a witbier, it's got an attitude and an Uzi to go with it.

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Photo of Stillyman11
3.56/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GarrettB
3.45/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

February 26th, 2015 - A black hefe? A black hefe! This, I think, is a first for me, and I am eager to see how the darker malt profile fits with the traditional chewiness of a good hefeweizen. I dip my nose into the tall Stone glass and extract a very odd smell. It's like a barbecue party, with tons of spices and peppercorn and even some essential orange oil, but also some lemon-lime taste, like a sugarless Sprite soda. The palate is spritzy yet soft, identical to a hefeweizen in its more traditional blonde form. There's some witbier style softness and wheat flavor too, but the lemon touch from the nose is now decidedly lime. The aftertaste is short, but the flavor is curious enough that I keep coming back for more at an aggressive pace.

October 25th, 2013 - A black witbier? Is this a Lewis Caroll beer? Things are topsy turvy, but it's an interesting idea, and I'm ready to pay for it. The body and brew are predictably dark, with a heavily malty nose. Roasted dark coffee and and chocolate are the loudest smells. But the flavor is more mild than the nose lets on. That maltiness is tamed but not diluted by the wheat background of the beer. So, really, a malty wheat beer. It's a funny taste, and I'm trying to wrap my head around it to the last sip, but I like it, and appreciate the style-bending.

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Photo of Davepoolesque
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Inoffensive Belgian wit bier flavors of orange peel and soap. It's easy drinking. Pleasant. Surprised by how dark it was. Picking up no roasted malt at all.

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Photo of thomda11
3.79/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.94/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bumchilly25
3.85/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mrcraft
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.93/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap at Newhall Refinery in Newhall, CA.

Pours an opaque super dark brown with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. A foamy curtain of lace coats the glass on the drink down. Smell is of grain, char, earth, citrus peel, and suntan lotion aromas. Taste is much the same with char, earth, citrus peel, yeast, and spice flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of 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 good beer that is tasty and easy to drink, but the suntan lotion smell I am getting from this one is a bit odd.

Serving type: on tap.

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Photo of S2kookies
3.79/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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Liberty Station Witty Moron from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 3.67 out of 5 with 57 ratings