Walt Wit | Philadelphia Brewing Company

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Walt WitWalt Wit

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: 336 |  Reviews: 132
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3/5  rDev -11.5%

Photo of MDDMD
3.52/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-hazy golden color with a nice white head and little lacing

S-grain, wheat, citrus, spice, light yeast

T-cracker, wheat, grapefruit, chamomile, mild to moderate bitter finish

F-light to medium body with moderate carbonation, crisp and slightly tart

O-pretty straightforward Witbier, easy drinking and would probably be more enjoyable on a hot summer day

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4/5  rDev +18%

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4/5  rDev +18%

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3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -26.3%

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3/5  rDev -11.5%

Photo of mikefuski17
3.52/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

I enjoy Walt Wit because I enjoy Belgians. Very smooth beer.

A. Nice cloudy golden hue. Small white head with little lacing.

S. Smell is very nice. Citrusy but not too much that it smells fruity. The yeast plays a key role as well following the citrus.

T. Taste is awesome. Typical Belgian style with citrus blended with yeast. Neither are too over powering and compliment each other nicely in this beer.

M. Mouthfeel is not too thick but also not watery. There is a definite body to it. On e sipped, not much carbonation either.

O. Overall I like the beer and would easily drink it again. Also I would recommend this beer to others looking for an alternative in the Belgian style department.

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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev +18%

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4.25/5  rDev +25.4%

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4/5  rDev +18%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of ghengisflan
3.38/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Appearance - Pours a medium, cloudy straw color with little head.

Smell - Sweet grain and Belgian funk, with just a little citrus.

Taste - It tastes much as it smells, but the citrus (and herbs?) are a little more at the fore.

Mouthfeel - Thick enough to be full bodied, but light enough for the style.

Overall - A nice Witbier, great for summer.

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3/5  rDev -11.5%

Photo of Stinkypuss
3.27/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a hazed light straw color. Just a bit of sediment. White soapy collar forms and has good staying power. Aroma a dry wheat, clove, and hay. Some may find this wit fairly musty, even for the style. In the flavor, wheat bread, snap of lemon pepper and orange peel. Bitterness is quite mild and par for the course, but Walt Wit finishes anything but sweet. Big wheat, bread and cracker notes; being very musty of course, as the nose indicated. A light bodied, easy drinking ale that has a chalky yeast driven finish. Overall, a worthy example of a wit here. It tastes closer to its Belgian brethren than an American rendition of the style, however not tart enough to really get the Brussels flair.

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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of IronLover
3.52/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pale yellow in color on the edges and golden yellow down the middle with a deep haze. Poured with a short, dense white foam that slowly reduced to a thick cap that left sheets of sticky wet lacings on the glass. Lemon and orange zest aromas with wheat malt and a hint of melted butter in the background. Smooth, creamy, slightly watery feel with light, rich carbonation. Peppery spice flavors with wheat malt and beneath from beginning to end. Herbal and lemon zest flavors in the middle with a peppery bite to follow. Finishes with a peppery and wheat grain aftertaste.

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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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3/5  rDev -11.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

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4/5  rDev +18%

Walt Wit from Philadelphia Brewing Company
Beer rating: 23.8% out of 100 with 336 ratings
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