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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
Ranking:
#42,690
Reviews:
133
Ratings:
337
pDev:
15.04%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
70
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 337 |  Reviews: 133
Photo of CharlesK
3.25/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Dualscar
3.86/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beerded_drunk
3.35/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of XsoldoutX
3.23/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JJTrex
3.72/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Fresh, cloudy, nice to drink on a warm day.

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Photo of Franko
3.65/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of metter98
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Porterhouse Restaurant & Brew Pub, Lahaska, PA

A: The beer is very hazy pale yellow in color. It poured with a short white head that died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of wheat are present in the nose along with some notes of baker's yeast.
T: The taste has flavors of what with notes of lemons and grainy malts.
M: It feels a bit more than light-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is easy to drink and would be refreshing on a hot summer day.

Serving type: on-tap

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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 redliner8
3.46/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of Naldo
3.83/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Brock915
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 ThePaintedGrey
3.39/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of keithmanuel25
3.08/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of mitch3114
3.26/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of patm185
4.05/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of justincourts
3.25/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of wisegreensoul
3.61/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nelsonracite
3/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of DanSam22
3.3/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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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Photo of Bouleboubier
3.05/5  rDev -10%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

(purchased cold; no freshness dates on bottle - poured, with some vigor, into a tulip pint)

A: hazy liquid, glow of amber in the center, while the outer edges are more a murky yellow-gold... hardly any foam, definitely no retention

S: doughy yeast and day-old bread with some floral flourishes... perhaps some signs of age?

T: startling dryness, butter cookie aftertaste... the grapefruit builds and lingers on the palate after the first couple sips; sits atop what tastes like oatmeal/cereal with a spritz of citrus in it... real deficit of dazzle in the aftertaste... you'd think you might get a hint of apple from the chamomile, but instead it comes across like an browning, oxidized slice of it that been sitting out for an hour

F: roughly the right amount of weight to the body, which is not a lot... disappointing lack of zip to the carbonation, leaves it feeling flat

O: I've had this on tap at the brewery, and it's not much more exciting than this... I'm not opposed to trying this again, via draft or a brewery-fresh bottle, but time and time again, this is a pass for me - something's missing: in the process, the ingredients, don't know...

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4.56/5  rDev +34.5%

Photo of tonyrocknroll
3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of Freddie
3/5  rDev -11.5%

Photo of awesomea
3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

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