Dismiss Notice
Extreme Beer Fest:Los Angeles

Join us December 9th in Los Angeles for the ultimate throwdown of craft beer creativity!

Learn more...
Dismiss Notice
Introducing: Project Extreme Brewing (a Dogfish Head + BeerAdvocate project)

Spring Wit - Pilot | Bootlegger's Brewery

Your Rating: None

Want it   Got it 
BA SCORE
3.53/5
Good
3 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bootlegger's Brewery
California, United States
bootleggersbrewery.com

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Halcyondays on 01-29-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
3
pDev:
3.68%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
0
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 3 |  Reviews: 3
Photo of Halcyondays
3.35/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Bootlegger's, another spring beer in January,

A: Pours a hazy yellow with a mild white head, solid retention, light lace.

S: Lemon zest, some orange, pasta. Not too fragrant but enjoyable.

T: Lemon flavour dominates, some coriander spice was nice. Well balanced, nice flavour, but innocuous.

M: Light-bodied, crisp carbonation, creamy, refreshing, thin at times.

D: Nice little wit, not wowing, but a good effort.

 438 characters

Photo of womencantsail
3.6/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On-tap at Bootlegger's

A: The beer pours a very pale and very cloudy straw color with a white head.

S: I definitely get the wheat out of it, but that's about where it stops resembling a witbier. A mild spice, but not really any coriander notes to it. Maybe ginger? Not all that sweet or bready, either.

T: Quite citrusy for a witbier. Lemon zest and perhaps orange peel, too. The wheat is again present, but not a dominant flavor. I seem to pick up ginger again. Floral hops and cracker malts are also there and this beer is really very dry.

M: The body is fairly light with a pretty high level of carbonation and a bone dry finish.

D: As a beer this wasn't bad, but as a witbier it really missed the mark. Pretty easy to drink, though.

 741 characters

Photo of t0rin0
3.63/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Sampled 1/29 at the brewery. One of the 10 pilot batches that are going on in the next few days.

Pours clear light yellow with some mild haze, tall white head, good lacing, and low retention.

Aroma is wheat, citrus, flowers, something spicy, and a touch of sugar.

Flavor is citrus, wheat, black pepper (maybe) and oddly a bit of bologna. Medium bitterness.

Body is light/medium and drinkability is strongly present.

Ƭίcƙ

 453 characters

Spring Wit - Pilot from Bootlegger's Brewery
Beer rating: 3.53 out of 5 with 3 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.