Witch's Wit | The Lost Abbey

Witch's WitWitch's Wit
BA SCORE
64.4%
Liked This Beer
3.77 w/ 430 ratings
Witch's WitWitch's Wit
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Lost Abbey
California, United States
lostabbey.com

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
Convicted of a dark art, the crowd will gather to watch as they raze your earthen existence. An intolerable pain is the cross you’ll bear that day as you are removed from this righteous world. No one will summon the courage to save you in fear of their life. It sucks. But such is the life of a witch. In honor of your fleeting existence, we brewed Witch’s Wit. A light and refreshing wheat beer, it’s exactly the sort of thing you might expect to find being passed around the center of town on witch burning day. Say hello to the Prince of Darkness for us.

Added by illidurit on 08-04-2008

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#18,304
Reviews:
168
Ratings:
430
Liked:
277
Avg:
3.77/5
pDev:
10.08%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
30
Gots:
53
Trade:
2
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 430 |  Reviews: 168
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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Photo of MrBoz21
3.18/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

poured cloudy straw with thick white head. Good retention, and mild carbonation

Aroma: wheat and citrus

taste: sweet with lemony wheat character. Minimal hops.

mouthfeel: sticky with a bit of tingly

overall: pretty tasty, but sweet and bit thick (cloying). could stand to be dryer.

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of imbibehour
4.33/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the bottle into a Hoegaarden glass.

An absolutely crystal clear golden brass yellow and lemon body. Noticeable numerous but not dominant carbonation rising through. Head is classic witbier fluffy white and soapy, but with good three fingers tall and staying power. Real nice looker, bright, clear probably the best looking witbier I've seen.

Great nose to match so far. Huge floral notes and sweet perfume. Lavender. Grape penny store candy also, but nothing overbearing. The drink screams of purple in the fact if I could put that into words.

Taste matches a little more toned down than the nose hints at, but it's subtlety makes for easier drinking. Light bodied sugared grape and floral mid palate. Some nice crispness with toned down sucrose Belgian quality. Wine like floral notes and a subtle sugar perfume component that matches nicely with lavender, white grape, accents, and spicy almost peppery finish too.

This is a real interesting take on a witbier and a real enjoyable one. Can't say I've had one like this before it might be a new favorite of mine for sure.

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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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3/5  rDev -20.4%

Photo of tmzl
3.54/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Look: Large fizzy, big bubbles white head, very fast retention, mostly diminishing. Leaves a very thin thick layer for the whole ride. Color is cloudy - darker straw yellow - wheat! what a surprise. Some carbonation visible.

Smell: Wheat, yeast, spicy - peppers, cloves. Hint of banana and some honey. All light, goes with the style I guess. Comes off as fresh and easy going.

Taste: A bit more honey to detect. There is some grapefruit, lemon zest. This goes to light sweet wheat middle, banana, yeast and ends in light bitterness and sour with spicy/earthy honey notes. Some hop to detect. Everything is very gentle.

Mouthfeel: No surprises here too, fresh, crisp carbonation, light-med body, very drinkable, goes down easy.

Overall: Typical witbier, does down like nothing and not too much taste to stop you from drinking it like a mad man. Easy, gentle, fresh, simple but enjoyable.

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.18/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Lost Abbey Witch's Wit

Appearance: clear straw yellow, good lacing, and a medium head.

Smell: yeast, apples, and a slightly malty grain.

Taste: fresh fruit, light hop, some grain, and a touch of yeast.

Mouthfeel: medium-light and smooth.

Overall:
This is a pretty good brew. While it is somewhat lighter, the flavor is full and smooth without being watery. There is a touch of bitterness in the finish.

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

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Witch's Wit from The Lost Abbey
Beer rating: 64.4% out of 100 with 430 ratings
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