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Witbier | Triumph Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Triumph Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by RblWthACoz on 07-08-2007

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 5
Reviews by Phatz:
Photo of Phatz
4.17/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Triumph at the Philadelphia location lists this as "Witbier" on the menu and at this location the ABV is 5.0% Also this is a summer seasonal. These details need corrected.

Appearance: The beer is served a hazy yellow with orange brown tones and a big froth off-white head. Nice lacing.

Smell: Big spices in the nose. This beer is heavy handed with the coriander. Almost dominating everything else. There is a nice big orange peel and even lemon scent in the aroma as well. Beyond the citrus it had a hint of clove and other spices that were more of an undertone.

Taste: The flavor seemed to rely heavily on the spices in this one. I am OK with that but the character was mostly in the spices and not so much the Wit yeast flavors. Still, it is approachable and easy to accept and to drink. The coriander and lemon lead with a very crisp dryness left on the cheeks and a long aftertaste. Hints of banana clove and orange are present but little flavor from the malts. It is a tart easy spicy Wit.

Mouthfeel and Drinkability: It is supposed to be light but a little more body would help IMO. The dry crisp feel helps it be easy drinking and sessionable. It is light in the stomach and a good choice for summertime session drinking.

Hope this is helpful.

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Photo of Rifugium
2.92/5  rDev -17%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

First had: on tap at Triumph, Philly, PA

Definitely not retired.

Pretty standard witbier selection, pouring a slightly hazed yellow color with a finger or two of white head that fizzled out pretty quickly. Noticeably carbonated. Grainy aroma, typical wheat profile, grassy, with a touch of peppery spice. A little harsh on the tongue, light and grainy, yeasty, with hints of lemon zest and pepper. Acrid aftertaste. Light mouthfeel, and fairly drinkable if you're into the style, which is something I really have to be in the mood for. Still, not a bad witbier.

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Photo of cmq103
3.92/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Definitely not retired. I could only find the Witbier rating located in the Triumph Philadelphia location, although I just picked up a growler of Witbier from the Triumph Brewery in Princeton, NJ. Poured from the growler into a standard pint glass.

Appearance: Nice golden wheat color with a bit of murkiness to it. The light white head, which was minimal, dissipated to a thin ring in my glass. Minimal lacing tried it's best to stick around as my glass emptied.

Smell: Belgian yeast, citrus, cloves, mild sweet banana and bubble gum comes to mind. This has a very appreciative aroma.

Taste: I really enjoy the Belgian Witbier beers and was very much looking forward to finding it locally brewed, which was done at the Princeton Triumph Brewery. Cloves and citrus dominated my first sip, followed by a moderately sweet banana finish. This is so much better than a Blue Moon, which is a tad bit too sweet for my liking. Triumph nailed the Witbier style perfect. Not too sweet with all of the Witbier flavors I enjoy.

Mouthfeel: The lively carbonation, with just the right amount of tingly feel on the tongue, was able to blend all of the Belgian Witbier flavors together perfectly.

Overall: I'll be honest, I'm sad to see my growler volume lessen. I would highly recommend you visit the Triumph in Princeton to taste how they mastered the Witbier style. Another well done beer by Triumph @ Princeton!!

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Photo of RblWthACoz
4.1/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a very clouded orange-ish brown. Nose is yeasty and grassy. Flavor is very spice forward. Feel on liquid and carbonation is smooth. Very drinkable. This is a very nice witbier that could go up against others produced on the other side of the pond.

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Photo of tmars13
2.5/5  rDev -29%

Witbier from Triumph Brewing Company
3.52 out of 5 based on 5 ratings.
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