Walt Wit | Philadelphia Brewing Company

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Walt WitWalt Wit

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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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3.25/5  rDev -5%

Photo of Alkey
3.3/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured a hazy pale orange color with very little head. Aroma had a bit of tropical fruit. Taste was weak but had some orange and grapefruit peel, lots of carbonation, finished clean. Overall I thought it to be very easy to drink but lacked depth to make me want to come back and purchase again.

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4/5  rDev +17%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of pburland23
3.52/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a growler into a chalice.

Appearance: Beer pours a hazy light apple cidery color. Very little carbonation and thin wispy white bits of head. Not the most appealing looking witbier.

Smell: Very traditional witbier aroma...cloves, spices, bananas and a little touch of bubblegum. Good for the style.

Taste: Wheat and coriander at the forefront. It's more grainy than I anticipated. Additionally, some bananas, cloves and yeast notes. Pretty middle of the road in terms of taste.

Mouthfeel: Light in body and very light in carbonation. Very refreshing on a warm night and at 4.2% it's easy to knock a few back.

Overall: A decent but not great witbier. It's light and refreshing but the flavor is just a little lacking.

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3.25/5  rDev -5%

Photo of chefhatt
3/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I poured this one into a pint glass, it has a hazy orange color body with a 1 finger white foamy head on it. The smell is of wheat and spices(orange peel and coriander). The taste is a little overpowering of coriander, it is the first taste i get. Then the orange comes on the back of the tongue. The mouth feel is ok and overall a average beer.

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3/5  rDev -12.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -26.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

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3/5  rDev -12.3%

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4/5  rDev +17%

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4/5  rDev +17%

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5/5  rDev +46.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

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4/5  rDev +17%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -19.6%

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2/5  rDev -41.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -26.9%

Photo of FickleBeast
3.12/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

Pours a very cloudy, murky, orangish color with almost no head whatsoever. Looks kind of gross. Aroma is typical wit, with coriander and some spicy phenols.

First sip is kinda harsh... a sharp wheaty bite strikes first, and maybe too much coriander? Kind of an overspiced flavor, not much sweetness, just a sharp kind of bitter (but not hop bitter) flavor.

Something just doesn't taste right about this beer. It is not really refreshing at all. Damn you clever punny names!!! Gets me every time! :)

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3/5  rDev -12.3%

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3/5  rDev -12.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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