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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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Ratings: 337 |  Reviews: 133
Photo of tmars13
1/5  rDev -70.5%

Photo of kb199
1.48/5  rDev -56.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Not at all what I expected. I am normally a fan of Philly-area brews, but this was truly outside the pale. Pours a cloudy yellow color, minimum head and retention. The taste was way too sour, and had none of the banana and clove softness normally associated with witbiers. Overall, a terrible brew that does the brewery a disservice.

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Photo of Damian74
1.5/5  rDev -55.8%

Photo of slimntubbs
1.5/5  rDev -55.8%

Photo of HarmonMW
1.5/5  rDev -55.8%

Photo of Mojoman8561
1.58/5  rDev -53.4%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

-L- Very Pale yellow. Little cloudy. Light head that disipated very quickly.

-S- Like the scent of a thousand Grapefruits. So strong my wife could not get it by her nose to even drink this.

-T- There is that grapefruit again. No after taste what-so-ever. Sour.

-F- So light it felt like seltzar water in my mouth.

-D- Not impressed. The grapefruit is not my taste and by far not the best White Ale I have ever had. I don't think I will be going down the Walt Wit road again.

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Photo of biercycle
2/5  rDev -41%

Photo of corby112
2.36/5  rDev -30.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a golden yellow color with a foamy white head that quickly fades into a slight lacing. Citrus aroma with not much else of notice. Very bland and unimpressive take on this style. Nothing about the flavor stands out or is very refreshing. Anoither dissapointing offering from a brewery that I had high expectations for.

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Photo of Ricochet
2.4/5  rDev -29.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

L: Cloudy yellow. No head or lace.
S: Slight banana and clove
F: Foamy with mild bitter. Slight cereal after taste.
T: I just wish I could come up with some flowery description. It has a bit of citrus and clove and a bit of bitter, but other than that, there isn't much else.

O: Another beer that was mildly enjoyable from the bottle, but from the glass, it tells the tale.

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Photo of JasonONeill
2.5/5  rDev -26.3%

Photo of TheBigBoy
2.5/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Not my style of witbier

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2.5/5  rDev -26.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -26.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -26.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -26.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -26.3%

Photo of Jason1337
2.5/5  rDev -26.3%

Photo of HRamz3
2.5/5  rDev -26.3%

Photo of Mark5252
2.5/5  rDev -26.3%

Photo of TheFightfan1
2.63/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

This looked very good poured into a pilsner glass.Cloudy pale yellow with a thick white heading. Lacing all down the glass.

Smell is very much of Chamomile and very citrusy smell of oranges. A nice kick in the mouth of spice to top it off.

Taste is about same very high in Chamomile and spices. Slight sting of citrus hops on the backend.

Mouth is very watery and week extremly light bodied with no carbonation.

Drink is high but after a while you would get sick of the spicey taste.

A decent drink but I probably wouldn't buy it again.

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Photo of Chinon01
2.67/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A - The appearance is attractive hazy wheaty semi opaque. Decent lacing.

S - Smell is solid Wit herbs phenolics nice.

T - The taste however is weak and mostly grainy tasting. That graininess obscures any real Wit flavor suggested by the nose. Some tartness come through in the finish.

M - There is little layeredness in the mouthfeel that you would expect from a Wit.

D - The drinkability is good because, well there isn't much there. A very simple beer.

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Photo of gciccarelli
2.69/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

12oz bottle into pint glass.

A - Pours a straw yellow, very clear. 1 finger white head that quickly dissipates and is not very visually appealing - not fluffy or creamy at all.

S - Smells of yeast, citrus. Not overly pungent.

T - Very bland. Slight sweetness, but quickly fades to sour. Not really much going on - disappointing.

M - Light body, very large amount of carbonation. Too much carbonation IMO.

D - An unoffensive beer, but the carbonation is not very pleasant. An average score.

A disappointing beer from an otherwise decent brewery. Not really much worth checking out. One of the rare times I actually would prefer the slice of lemon or orange in the beer to at least give it some flavor...

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2.7/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of marcpal
2.74/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

12 oz bottle poured into pilsner glass. The last of the four new Philly beers for me to try.

A: Pale gold, thin off white head. Pretty light.

N: Pretty good aroma of banana peels. Yeasty.

T: Dough and sweet citrus. Perhaps a little biting on the spice, a little too much in the recipe I would think. 1st beer Ive ever had they tasted like they cracked fresh pepper into. Odd.

M: The spiciness is out of character here and not as crisp as you would like. The lime taste and spice flavors just dont meld well.

D: Extremely light, somewhat refreshing. Many other better wheats out there to be had. Clearly my least favorite of the four of the new offerings from this brewery.

Not offensive but surely not a staple.

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Photo of biophiliadude
2.74/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Bottle to pint.

A: Orange, cloudy, 3/4 inch head. Layers of lacing.

S: Orange and "beer"/ traditoinal lager. Vegetables.

T: Orange, orange spice, water, lager, bread.

F: smooth

D: Fruit smell overpowers everything. Hard to drink, unlike more witbiers I've had that are overall refreshing. A lot of missed smells and tastes here, too much going on.

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Walt Wit from Philadelphia Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.39 out of 5 with 337 ratings
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