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Walt Wit | Philadelphia Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Philadelphia Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States

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

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5/5  rDev +47.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +40.1%

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4.56/5  rDev +34.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +32.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +32.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +32.7%

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4.43/5  rDev +30.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Nice witbier, tastes great goes down easy. Love a wit in the springtime.

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Photo of Throckmorton
4.3/5  rDev +26.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- nice, hazy, light golden/yellow. good stable head, put lace on the glass

s - soft nose, slight bite

T - gosh, this was really a nice surprise. I wasn't expecting much, and I think they nail it. Nice subtle lactic tang.

M - light

D - very drinkable. Low alcohol, and the slight bitterness is very refreshing. Goes down easily, very pleasant, easy to drink many if you aren't careful.

We purchased a case and after working our way through it, began to appreciate it more and more. This beer was really a nice surprise.

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4.3/5  rDev +26.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a dull yellow color and a cloudy consistency. Lots of sediment. There was a half inch of fairly long-lasting head. Very good lacing.

S: A sweet smell - even for a witbier - with hints of coriander, citrus, and malt.

T: Tasted of banana (an interesting and welcome addition), lemon, orange, malt, and coriander. A slightly unusual flavor for the style, but very vibrant and tasty.

M: Lots of carbonation with a crisp, sweet finish. Light-to medium bodied.

O: This is not your classic witbier, but it is highly enjoyable.

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4.26/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Same visit. I consider it an honor and a privilege to hang out here and sample and review beers while doing so.

My fave Walt Whitman poem is "Mannahatta", which reads like a release from the NYC Bureau of Travel and Tourism and which I use as a couterpoint to Carl Sandburg's "Chicago", which is a warts-'n'-all homage to the Windy City. Go poets!

Well, the head was like a puffy, white cloud sitting on top of the beer. The color looked like freshly-squeezed grapefruit juice, giving the whole thing an inverted-egg quality. Nose was very spicy, actually peppery, almost inducing a sneeze. Zounds! Mouthfeel was medium with a good admixture of grapefruit bitterness, black pepper, yeasty mustiness, and orange zest on the tongue. I really need to revisit my aversion to this style, it seems. Finish was really dry, approaching Zephyr winds across the Sahara dry. My my.

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4.25/5  rDev +25.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +25.4%

Photo of WVbeergeek
4.1/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours into my hop tulip glass from Sierra Nevada with a pale clouded grapefruit juice tone to it orange golden . Bright white head forms scattered fine speckled lacing as it dwindles. Aroma gives off a nice grapefruit and cloudy chamomile spiciness with a sharp wheat base. Flavor is quite bitter for a wit, I believe this is due to the grapefruit peel additions and the spicy chamomile that I describe as marshmallow tea. Mouthfeel is medium to lighter bodied with a nice sturdy carbonation base, cleans the palate well. Drinkability is awesome, a really unique on an overdone style another reason to support an awesome PA brewery.

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Photo of joezak5
4.1/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Poured into a Duvel sniffter; a hazy pale gold muted carbonation, fluffy three finger finger pure white head with minimal retention and good lacing.

Smell: Earthy and yeasty, the grapefruit citrus and chamomile advertised on the label are subtlely and nicely present.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied and lively with medium carbonation.

Taste: Nicely light and earthy and wheaty, lightly herbal with citrus notes, nice dusty wheat finish.

Drinkability: A winner from PBC, at about a buck a bottle, an excellent and economical alternative to Allagash White. I'll definitely pick this up again.

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4.09/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours golden yellow and cloudy into my pint glass. Aromas of lemon juice, coriander and fresh baked wheat bread fill my olfactory center. Taste is sweet with a doughy character, lemony and spicy as well, and light overall. Mouthfeel is light and zesty with crisp carbonation level. Finish is sweet and begets another sip or nine.

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4.08/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had to give this one a rough pour; shake some of the sediment off the bottom of the bottle, and it gives the Walt Wit a nice cloudy straw appearance. There's obvious sediment that settles to the bottom of the brew. A frothy, fluffy head, disappears pretty quickly, leaving some soft lace through the session.

Lots of spice in the nose, with slight hints of yeast. Can get some pear as it warms. Reminds me most of a Belgian Ale.

Lots of spice and citrus in the taste. The citrus is most similar to orange zest, with a hint of lemon. The spice like coriander and peppercorn. As it warms, it becomes more sweet fruit. Clean, dry finish.

Medium mouthfeel with lots of active carbonation.

This one is pretty good. Definitely would be a great addition to a hot summer day.

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4.07/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I had this beer a week ago at the Standard Tap in Philly. This beer is so new that they aren't bottling it yet.
P: Cloudy golden color with a thin with head with little retention.
S: Citrus and honey
T: Citrus, honey, and hops
M: Very Refreshing great beer for the summer.
D: Goes down like water.

I forgot the ABV. It can't be more than 5.

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4.05/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.05/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a nice pale yellow. The smell contains corriander and a bit of citrus. The taste is soft and has wheaty tones. The small amount of carbination provides a nice and easy mouthfeel. This is a nice summer time brew which is easily drinkable. Very good offering from Philadelphia Brewing Company.

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4.01/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: This beer has a Unfiltered Hazy Golden look with a little bit of head.

S and T: You can smell and taste the wheat, along with coriander and lemon

M: A well balanced medium body with really nice carbonization.

D: This beer is a excelent one to drink, even with the Orange that I place in this beer.

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4/5  rDev +18%

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Walt Wit from Philadelphia Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.39 out of 5 with 336 ratings
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