Witch's Wit | The Lost Abbey

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85
very good
428 Ratings
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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
Ratings:
428
Reviews:
168
Avg:
3.79
pDev:
10.03%
 
 
Wants:
30
Gots:
54
For Trade:
2
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Photo of Honeybourne
4.16/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Vylo
4.3/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nick29
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kvgomps
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of vfgccp
4.11/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

June 2014 bottle, opened Sept 2015

A - Clear, bright light gold body. Fine white head pours two fingers high with nice retention and lace.

S - Really nice; soft and subtle. Banana, coriander, touch of black pepper and clove, honey, soft caramel, bread dough, and strawberries.

T - Soft, light and delicious. Honeydew melon, lemon, grapefruit, Pilsner malt, touch of coriander and black pepper, and white bread.

M - Soft medium light body.

O - An excellent take on the style. Perfect for summer.

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Photo of benheredunthat
4.98/5  rDev +31.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

You know, you have to be "in a mood" sometimes to really fall in love with a beverage. I can't say that there was any special mood on this particular evening when I opened my blind purchase bottle of Lost Abbey Witch's Wit.

I do like a wheat beer but I usually get so much more enjoyment from a well made amber, porter or stout. I have been to Lost Abbey a couple times and have really enjoyed the fare. Maybe I missed this one at the tasting room being crowded out by other more tempting selections. My bad, my loss.

I have to say that I have never had quite a good wheat beer, ever. My first craft beer experience was on a wheat and I was hooked. This one is so good I may consider abandoning some of my fridge space for it.

A- Very pale in color with the suitable amount of cloudiness of an unfiltered wheat. Big head with nice easy lacing.
S- Grain, citrus, absolutely no chemical or detergent smell.
T- Like a bite of wheat flat bread with carbonation that lifts the beer off the tongue.
F - Thin, low viscosity with a lasting unbitter, unsweet lingering aftertaste.

Gentlemen and Gentlewomen. we have a winner.

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Photo of EdrickCS
4.1/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of vidisad
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Viaduck
4.12/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It opens with a mediocre pop of the cork. It pours an amber-orange,, slightly hazy & a nice cream colored head that vanishes quickly. Smells very yeasty & some hops. Tastes like bread with a citrus kick. Very nice flavor.

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Photo of XmnwildX12
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nick35712
4.13/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

9.2.15 Draft @ world of beer New Brunswick NJ

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Photo of epyon396
3.71/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of elamb106
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Brolo75
4.17/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

750 ml bottle poured into a Lost Abbey chunky tumbler

A: Pours a honey orange color with lots of carbonation coming off the bottom, head did not retain, what's left of the head is soapy, looks thin, really hazy, cloudy, no lacing, bubbles are dancing to the surface, spritzing off the top, never seen carbonation like this.

A: Honey, spices, Belgian yeast, citrus aromas like orange and grapefruit, slight breadiness, smells pretty good.

T: Spice upfront, slight citrus flavors, hint of honey, finishes with grapefruit and orange peel zest with a dry finish.

M: Less than medium mouthfeel with a dry finish, very easy drinking.

O: Lots going on here, I was not expecting much but the flavors are well balanced, spice, some honey, citrus, grapefruit, orange peel, this is a great summer beer, tasty and refreshing.

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Photo of Dave_Treat
3.06/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of corm44
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of pat61
4.46/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

L: Pours hazy orange gold under a thin white film that does provide some lace.
S: Honey, light bread, yeast and spice, dried fruit.
T: Spicy orange and honey slathered on fresh white bread.
F: Medium body and medium high carbonation.
O: A light, very drinkable, refreshing wheat bear with a definite Belgian character.

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Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.69/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jshusc
3.92/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jschott75
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of peraltaspade72
3.67/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Nice, affordable Wit, easy to drink, has a nice finish.

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Photo of Hozat
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Inglewood
3.54/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Sasquatch_B_Foot
4.19/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of QuadriderMX
3.78/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Witch's Wit from The Lost Abbey
3.79 out of 5 based on 428 ratings.
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