Walt Wit | Philadelphia Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Philadelphia Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States
philadelphiabrewing.com

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
The American poet, Walt Whitman, once portrayed a sunset over Philadelphia as “…a broad tumble of clouds, with much golden haze and profusion of beaming shaft and dazzle”. Pour yourself a bottle of Walt Wit Belgian-Style White Ale and see what he was talking about. A pinch of spice and a whisper of citrus lend complexity to this fragrant and satisfying ale.

Added by ROMER79 on 03-30-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
335
Reviews:
131
Avg:
3.42
pDev:
14.91%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
67
For Trade:
0
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3.6/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Zaktcc
3.54/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cambabeer
3.4/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TerryAcker
3.15/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Sandmman
2.7/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of GimmeASchlitz
3.08/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pack brought back from Philadelphia as a gift. No freshness date found. Poured from bottle into a pilsner glass.

Pours a cloudy straw color with a decent foamy head. There is some sediment that can be seen.

There is not much of an aroma from this beer. What I can get is a bit of yeast, a bit of fruit notes but I can't distinguish which. I wish there was more but not getting it.

Tastes of slight yeast, some notes of wheat grain, citrus zest come through. The flavors are all subtle but they are balanced.

There is a little bit of carbonation to this beer. Good balanced body. Nothing special.

I feel like this beer is lacking slightly in aromas and taste. Not the best witbier I've had but not the worst. I don't see myself going after this beer specifically but I will take it when offered.

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Photo of ShepardCommander
3.75/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 57md
3.81/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a cloudy golden straw with plenty of floaties. The nose is a pleasing combo of lemon and funk. The flavor follows the nose with a faint residual sweetness.

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Photo of classixIII
3.64/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NiceTaps
3.44/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap n a pint glass.

Yellow-gold color, If bright white head that drops to a thick skim. Spot and blotch lacing. Dense, cloudy, lots of wheat sediment floating in the brew.

Yeast, light fruits, spice aromas. Clean, understated.

Spice clove flavor, lots of wheat, some yeast, banana.

Medium body, good carbonation. The body belies the 4.2% abv. Some funk, has the wheat and yeast effect. Dry and slightly tart.

The aroma profile was lacking, otherwise it was a pretty good lower abv drinker.

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Photo of ByOdinsBeard
3.82/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rolltide8425
3.51/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 50marathons
3.74/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Very nice wit. Makes me want to give brewing it a try.

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Photo of hockeyfighter19
3.7/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of kte24
2.96/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Mnteti
3.73/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Drunkie
3.53/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Joelski
3.87/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of fastestmanalive
2.98/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of SpAiReArGsEonNE
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Sidecar79
2.87/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
3.25/5  rDev -5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Lambdon
3.72/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CharlesK
3.25/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Dualscar
3.86/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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Walt Wit from Philadelphia Brewing Company
3.42 out of 5 based on 335 ratings.
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