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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
Reviews:
64
Ratings:
95
Avg:
3.87
pDev:
9.04%
 
 
Wants:
14
Gots:
3
For Trade:
0
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Photo of belgbeerdrinker
3.21/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

a: clear yellow color, thick foamy head slowly settles to veil, lots of lacing, some streams of bubbles
s: funky, earthy aromas, some toasted malty undertones
t: coriander tartness, light wheat and belgian yeast with earthy/spicy flavors, finishes with a slight tartness
m: a little thin with light/medium body, not enough carbonation
d: a disappointment for me as the flavors and body didn't come together well

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Photo of GilGarp
4.23/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottled 6/3/09.

Served from a chilled 22oz. bottle into a chalice. Removing the golden foil reveals a slightly rusted bottle cap. That's a little bit of a turn-off from the start but from there it gets better.

Pours a slightly hazy pale golden yellow with huge towering white head. It looks a lot like a tripel and the head has great retention and nice lacing.

Aroma is just right for a wit. There is great citrus and fresh lemon plus some nice floral notes. The yeast imparts just a hint of sour. It all goes together wonderfully.

Flavor has really nice balance. It opens up slightly sweet with lemon zest fading from citrusy to tart. It never goes too strong in one direction or the other. Finishes crisp and dry.

Mouthfeel is pleasant - not too thin, not too heavy with perfect carbonation. Very drinkable beer for the summer season. Alcohol is well-hidden.

Overall a very fresh and zesty beer that I wouldn't mind having again.

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Photo of rye726
4.03/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy straw color with a silky beige head. Nose has wheat, citrus, and spicy yeast. Taste has a blend of peach, lemon, apricot, wheaty malts and herbal yeast. Don't detect any additional spices. Crisp body is a bit over carbonated. Fairly big for a witbier.

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Photo of Mebuzzard
3.98/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I'd give the appearance a 5, but the head was just too damn big to allow easy drinking. I had this in a plastic cup, then another in a glass and both times the head was very, very large and fluffy. I'm talking 6 fingers. I hope this was just due to the pressure setting. Very cloudy, gold body beneath the mountain of white fluff.
Coriander and lemongrass in the nose. Bready, too. Some citrus peel.
Taste is rather mixed. Spice, orange peel, very good malt backbone, yeasty tingles. I would call this a 'heavy wit' because it's not very light. Perhaps "double" is the right call.
Bready aftertaste, lingers with the floral spice. Went well with the cheeses they had there.

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Double Wit from Great Divide Brewing Company
3.87 out of 5 based on 95 ratings.
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