Wee Stein Wit | Potosi Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Potosi Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Summer

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Added by cokes on 10-14-2010

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Ratings: 28 |  Reviews: 9
Photo of DissentFatsquirrel
5/5  rDev +28.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of SSGCujo
3.77/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DraughtJunkie82
3.64/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jakea
3.65/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Aisha
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Sweffin
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jgunther71
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mrjbrown27
3.7/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jzlyo
3.55/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

In the aroma is bananas, lemons and yeast. The flavor is sort of a hybrid of a hefeweizen and a witbier. Strong on lemons and spices, pretty good overall.

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Photo of enelson
3.6/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tourdot
3.39/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MooseBoose
3.26/5  rDev -16%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Ri0
3.67/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mklinger
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of bismarksays
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of WolfsbaneBloom
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of egrace84
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of OregonGrown7
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of garymuchow
3.61/5  rDev -7%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Really clear, like it was filtered and no head to speak of. Not a great start for style.
The aroma does better. Nice whiff of soft spicy and fruity aroma's. Soft malt/wheat background.
I'm not sure they used a wit yeast, or at least a traditional wit yeast. Yeast flavors more resemble bigger belgian styles (belgian pale ale, tripels, strong goldens). Maybe that speaks to the clarity I noted. Still more spicy and taking away from a more traditional malt bill emphasis. Don't get me wrong, there are nice flavors, but I'm not sure I'd call it a wit. I'm not picking up too much of the "spices" outlined on the bottle label - the spiciness seems more yeast induced. Reasonable dry finish lasts a good long time. Seems like just a tad of lactic.
Also, not much for the malt character I'd expect from from this style.
Lighter body, with some softness. Seems like a higher abv than 5.50%
I don't mean to be so hard on this, as it really is an enjoyable beer, probably of some undefined category. Definitely the final product is greater than the sum of the parts. But a wit?....not really.

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Photo of tdmccarthy
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of muddyh2oblues
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of mariposafan
4.14/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clear, moderate yellow but even with an intentionally stiff pour there's almost no head.

The aroma is very pleasant. Bananas and bubblegum, some lemony citrus and some mild spiciness. Some alcohol as well, more than I expected from a 5.5% beer.

Not quite as robust as the aroma but nice all the same. Compared to some Witbiers I've tried the tartness is welcomely a little subdued. The fruity flavors are right there, though, along with some spiciness. Unfortunately just a little watery, though that might work very well in the middle of summer.

Not too thin, not too thick - definite Goldilocks viscosity, it's just right. Good carbonation though a little more creaminess would be appreciated.

My first beer from Potosi and it's probably my favorite Witbier to date. I really appreciate that it's not quite as tart as most of the ones I've tried. I'll be quite happy to pick this one up whenever I see it around.

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Photo of drpimento
3.74/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Not bad, not bad. With an aggressive pour, a medium sized, off white head that soon settled to a light cover and a tiny bit of lace. Color is a hazy/cloudy light amber with some precipitates slowly sinking or staying in suspension. Aroma is very yeasty, with spice, malt, floral, and a bit of citrus. Flavor is similar to nose with yeast, malt, spice, and orange peel coming out much stronger. Body is good and carbonation is a little soft. Finish is like flavor and at first has good legs, then drops off sharp. Pretty good beer. Like to try it on draft. Great to cook with too, I bet.

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Photo of Yojimbo1941
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Nice golden with a fluffy white head.

S - Spicy wheat, malty, bread, orange, coriander, slight pear, dark honey.

T - Spicy again with citrus-malt backbone. Wheat, lemon zest, and light hops before avery slight bittering.

M - Medium-heavy. Nice carbonation balance.

Overall - Very nice beer. Potosi has done a great job with this style and I'm looking forward to the next one that they tackle.

8.99 for a six pack at Piggly Wiggly

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Photo of WastingFreetime
4.21/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Semi murky with cloudiness golden yellow in color, my bottle doesn't appear to have any head at all, it may have been over aged on the shelf, as I got my bottle as a clearance single. The color is nice, at least.
Smells partially like a hefeweizen with the bananas, clove, and spices, and partially like a belgian white ale with the presence of a moderate (and quite nicely matched) pear-scented ester presence and a whispered hint of white pepper. I like this combination, especially since neither one overpowers the other at any one point.
Tastes of most of the elements present in the nose, plus a bit of a squeezed lemon wedge that for some reason I couldn't smell before it hit my tongue, not sure why. Body is nicely carbonated, on the lighter side of medium thickness, very nice.
This one is worth checking out.

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Wee Stein Wit from Potosi Brewing Company
3.88 out of 5 based on 28 ratings.
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