Double Wit | Great Divide Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Great Divide Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
greatdivide.com

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.10%

Availability: Summer

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Added by Mebuzzard on 05-30-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
96
Reviews:
65
Avg:
3.87
pDev:
9.04%
 
 
Wants:
15
Gots:
3
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Photo of ltdantheman
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of TheSarge
4.58/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured this one into a standard pint glass, and the beer produced about a two finger thick pillow soft looking head of bright white, and the body was golden white with a mild haze The head retention is impeccable.

The aroma is of sweet honey, coriander, original bubblegum and gooey caramel.

Taste wise it's like chewing on some Topps bubblegum, with maybe a touch of blood orange character... Very sugary.

Feels full in body, with mild carbonation. Somewhat oily slick, which keeps a palate moist at first, but then the alcohol cuts in at the very end to dry the palate.

A great double wit IMHO, and I'd recommend this to anybody, beer drinker or not.

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Photo of ninner00
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of ColSanders123
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of savagepm
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of ygtbsm94
3/5  rDev -22.5%

Photo of aliving1
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of pixieskid
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of dannyfrost
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of djrn2
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of HopStoopid120
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of whallgren
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of JAHMUR
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of brandoman63
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of DucksFan16
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of MTNboy
4.32/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The body was a nice brass color with a lot of sediment. There is a lot of foam and head too. Overall, I would say it was good looking beer. The aroma is very spicy and I am not sure if that is from the hops, yeast or coriander. Maybe it is the combination of all. The flavor is also very spicy. It is odd because in most wits that I try I taste the orange first then spice but this one is the opposite. The head and lace maintain their present throughout the session

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Photo of Cyberkedi
3.67/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Be careful when you open this - the sample I got foamed as though doing so would help the Cubs finally win the World Series again. It pours a clear sunny yellow with a VERY thick white head that leaves some decent lacing. Aroma is not strong, but is fruity and malty with a bit of sweetness, inviting a taste. Flavor is malty, fruity, grassy and just a little sweet, rather enjoyable. Texture is smooth and a bit fizzy, leaving a sweet and herby finish. If this isn't Great Divide's best, it is still worthy of at least a try.

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Photo of brentk56
4.2/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a slightly hazy golden color capped by a rocky meringue that leaves a few clumps behind

Smell: Wheat bread, coriander, orange peel and a hint of vanilla

Taste: Tangy wheat bread, coriander and orange peel, up front, with a bit of alcohol arriving at mid-palate; pear, nuts and vanilla appear, after the swallow, with a lingering sweetness in the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation

Overall: Interesting flavor profile (and has matured nicely - brewed on 6/9/10) and about as good as it gets for a double wit, but not something I really would want to re-visit

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Photo of Beer4Baltimore
3.92/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

- from notes
22 oz bottle
A - cloudy golden yellow
S - mild sweet wheat with no hops but some spice
T - tastes follows smell with wheats, malts, and probably some coriander. Little if any hops.
M - feels a little thick in line with the cloudiness.
D - absolutely drinkable, I had to check again to make sure it was a 22 because it went down more like a 12.

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Photo of clayrock81
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a golden body with a good sized head with nice lacing. A spicy clove with citric hop aroma as well as a touch of wheat twang and hint of sweetness. Smooth, creamy, lighter-bodied with a lemony-citric taste as well a good clove spice element. More fruit tastes like pear and apple (possibly white grape) than normally found in a wit and the sweet sugary tastes I'm getting are strong and sticky. Finishes crisp thanks to clove and sharp carbonation. This is a graet interpretation of a wit with a little extra mixed in and the ABV is well-hidden. This is must-try for those who like wits and are into light Belgian ales.

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Photo of siradmiralnelson
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 22oz bottle into Tulip.

A. 1+ finger head. Decent retention. Decent lacing. Color is a golden yellow.

S. Smell is malty. Interesting spicy lemony aroma. Yeast. Coriander. Nice balanced aroma.

T. Taste is pretty spicy. Nice coriander flavor. A little white grape flavor. Sweet malt balances against the spice. Not really any hops to speak of.

M. Medium bodied. Medium carbonation. Finishes fairly dry.

D. Very drinkable. This is one of my favorite styles. This is a good example. It is lacking some of the complexity of yeast flavors that others impart. Goes down pretty easy.

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Photo of cjgator3
4.07/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22oz bottle

A- Pours a beautiful based whitish golden yellow color with a nice off-white head.

S- The aroma is very nice! There is some wheat, a lot of citrus (lemon and orange) and some spices (coriander). 
 
T- The taste like the aroma is wheat malt up front with some sweetness up front as well. Some citrus and spices bring up the finish with a yeasty finish. 

M- The mouthfeel is somewhere between light and medium bodied with a good amount if carbonation.

D- Overall, this is a very enjoyable beer. It takes everything I love in a good Wit and kicks it up a couple notches.

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Photo of katan
4.07/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22 oz into a pint

A - Pours a bright golden clear - almost sparkling. Very clear, not hazy as one would expect with the witbier style. Strong head formation, bright white.

S - Fruity, sweet - some orange peel as well some grainy wheat notes as well. I detect some alcohol heat.

T - Starts off with a light sweetness, some wheat grainy background is also present. Midstream gets more fruity, estery. Finishes with a strong hit of alcohol warmth and lots of spicy coriander. Extremely smooth.

M - Very thick and creamy, sticky. Also quite "hot" from the alcohol. Carbonation is only lightly present - certainly below the style, but does give some airy notes to the beer.

D - Moderate to perhaps scary drinkable. This ABV would sneak up on you quickly. At times filling due to its full bodied nature - lots of unfermentables.

As all double-wits do, this one reminds me of a tripel. The esters are present and under control. The relatively low amounts of wheat flavors probably matches an under pilsnered tripel.

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Photo of beer2day
3.38/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Light lemon gold pour with very little head. No lacing.

Nose is surprisingly weak for an impy style. Some spices, but not that noticeable. Bit of honey and mead.

Hits with honey sweetness. Some spiciness and a little pepper heat. gets sweet again in the finish.

Feel is thicker than anticipated. Syrupy.

One and done. ABV not terribly noticeable.

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Photo of billab914
3.82/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 22oz bottle into my Stone imperial pint glass. It poured a hazy, pale gold color with a thin white lacing for a head. The head faded to a thin ring and left just a bit of lacing on the glass.

The aroma has wheat malt with some lemon and coriander citrus to it and a moderate banana and clove flavor. Pretty nice and flavorful aroma for the style.

The taste starts out showing some sweeter, wheat malt and citrus flavors. The clove like spice starts to come through towards the finish. A little banana is present throughout it as well. Some alcohol just starts to peek through. Pretty good flavors for the style even for the boosted alcohol content.

The mouthfeel is a little heavy for the style but was expected due to the abv. Carbonation is also pretty moderate for the style. Drinkability is pretty good, it had some nice Wit flavors to it and was a pretty easy drinking beer. I'm not sure I would want my Wit beers to have this much alcohol very often overall though, even if it is pretty well hidden. A good beer overall though.

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Double Wit from Great Divide Brewing Company
3.87 out of 5 based on 96 ratings.
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