Three Skulls Blood Orange Wit | Northwest Brewing Company

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Northwest Brewing Company
Washington, United States

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by mactrail on 06-24-2014

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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 11
Reviews by mactrail:
Photo of mactrail
3.45/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Attractive orange-tinged amber color in the Ciney snifter with a modest foamy cap. Quite aromatic but hard to identify. A little sticky even though the body is light.

Malty and wheaty. I guess it does taste slightly citrusy, though blood orange is an unusual taste that is not as "orangey" as its relatives. Something gummy and woody. Rather bitter with a citrus peel taste. It's the maltier sort of Wit, and perhaps less refreshing than the typical sharper examples.

Not bad for a flavored Witbier. It manages to keep the light toasty taste along with the fruity tang and hint of lemon. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Special Brews in Lynnwood, Washington.

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Photo of Auraan
3.1/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Poured a cloudy orange body with no head. Overall impression of appearance is of a glass of Tang, it really does give that impression. Scents of coriander, clove, white pepper, a medium-light aroma of orange is also present along with soft grainy malt and a hint of tangy wheat. Overall impression of aroma is of an alright witbier, nothing amazing, with the blood orange taking a very small role. Flavor begins softly sweet with notes of soft malt mingling with a light orange flavor and hints of coriander and clove. Middle opens up further flavors of orange, but the orange is Tang-like, with supporting flavors of tangy wheat and white pepper. Finish is medium-dry with notes of coriander, softly sweet malt, tangy, grainy wheat and light orange. Aftertaste is grainy malt and bready wheat. Overall impression of flavor is of a typical, very boring witbier with just a touch of orange adding a little bit of flavor, but not much. Mouthfeel is light bodied with high carbonation and a smooth, creamy feel. Overall impression of flavor is of typical witbier. Overall this is simply a witbier. It does nothing amazing for the style, and even amongst other witbiers it comes across as boring. It is not terrible, but it is very boring, and the blood orange does little to help.

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Photo of grizzbar
3.3/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Jeremiah87
2.61/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of archyquaffer
3.37/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

This review is from notes obtained while camping. I poured the beer into a clear plastic cup from a 22 ounce bomber. The head from a medium pour is pretty minimal, but with large bubbles of carbonation. The beer is a burnt orange color and quite hazy.

The aroma is lightly pungent, with a good deal of citrus. The flavor is not overtly orange-y, and has a fair amount of earthy bitterness with a touch of funk. A note of orange tartness is apparent, particularly in the aftertaste. The body is light but frothy.

This is drinkable, but the citrus could be played up a bit more. As it is, it's a touch bland.

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Photo of Moose90
3.34/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of NickThePyro
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sporklift87
3.73/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.75/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

even though everyone is doing the blood orange thing right now, i like this beer, and i like it being a wit instead of a pale or an ipa, which is so overdone now i am not even interested anymore. the base wit is nice, light and crisp and well carbonated with a little bit of body from the wheat. the blood orange adds a cool element or two, some juicy pulpy fresh citrus sweetness, but also a little tangy tart acidity, seems like both peel and flesh in here, best of both worlds. its potently dosed too, sort of leading the flavor charge here just behind the wit yeast. notes of lemongrass and white pepper here from the yeast, fresh white wheat malt, and the citrus mostly in the finish. its a neat summery complexion and it drinks really easy for not being all that dry. i think it is definitely true that these guys dont get enough credit. sure, a lot of their beer is fruited, has gimmicky names and packaging, and doesnt ever sell well when it comes to colorado, but they make some quality suds and this is definitely a good summer beer if you like the fruit.

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Photo of XsoldoutX
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Sound_Explorer
4.05/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Three Skulls Blood Orange Wit from Northwest Brewing Company
3.42 out of 5 based on 11 ratings.
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