Belgian White | Pizzeria Uno Chicago Grill & Brewery

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Pizzeria Uno Chicago Grill & Brewery
New Jersey, United States

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Spring

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Added by Ego on 04-23-2006

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews by Ego:
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4.13/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

just put on tap this week replacing the weizenbock (which I loved...)
I am no fan of wheat beers in general and whites in particular are not my thing... but I had to give this a try as mike usually impresses with most of his brews.

pale burnt orange and very hazy, this looks like a sunset that has gone through the wash about 400 times... the carbonation at once seems suspended in parts of the glass and in other sectors is streaming up and quite active. little to no head with an Oring of foam sticking to the outer rim, surprisingly this actually had some cling. this is a good looking wit.

wheat (yeah, I know that is damn obvious right?), subtle but easily detectable orange smell, the orange smell is fresh and invigorating. There is some soft sweetness also in there. Nothing too strong but the odors that are there are nice.

taste etc...
fuller in the mouth than alot of whites I have tasted (there's a joke in there somewhere..I know), active and prickly carbonation make this refreshing like seltzer, yeasty tasting with mellow orange tones riding this out in the aftertaste leaving you not a dry mouth but just dry enough to need another sip to get that refreshing blend of carbonation and citrus. there are mild hints of white pepper that stand just short of being "peppery".. the pepper notes kind of blend right in with the carbonation before it eases into the orange grove tree licking sensations in the afterglow of your sip. Where as I had to work through a lot of wits to finish them, this was a pleasure, I wound up downing 3 of them over the course of a couple of hours (well, 2 with dinner in relatively quick fashion and then saying "hey, slow the F down idiot" with #3)

I will be picking this up in growlers for friends and gatherings coming up this spring.. if this weren't such a shitty day here in NJ this beer might even get higher marks. I could drink this all day, maybe I'll do that tommorow... hell yes. while many white beers go to far in the spice department for me (see: coriander or heavy candy sugar) this one does not.. maybe that is a warning to hard core wit fans... I dunno.. I really liked this brew.

update next day: had this today from a growler with fellow BAs lined up against sam adams summer and allagash white. to me the allagash white is undrinkable, it tastes like powdered spices... so if you like that side of whites this beer might not be for you.. but I still personally enjoyed the hell out of this and found it so damn drinkable.. perhaps mike was trying to make this not too aggressive as pizzaria uno is a "mainstream" franchise restaurant... that is a possibility. don't look for much spice here

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Photo of jwc215
3.73/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a cloudy light orange with a thin white head that didn't last long before becoming a lace.
The smell was pleasant, but very thin. Some orange was noticeable.
The taste was fruity - orange with some lemony, citrus hints. As the drink progressed, some spices became more noticeable that gave it more flavor without dominating the flavor.
Overall, it was a refreshing brew. It was a little on the watery side, but it left a clean, refreshing taste. Good for a summer selection.

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Photo of EPseja
3.14/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Ego for scoring a growler of this for tasting.

Served from said growler at cellar temperature in a pint glass.

A - Hazed out apple cider vinegar in color with a dried apricot cast. Puffy white cottonball head. Decent lacing.

S - Old banana peels and fermenting orange peels. Some unidentifiable baked goods. Some spices. I can't get away from the natural, cabbagy organic smell that reminds me of warm brussels sprouts.

T - Not overly sweet; posessing a phenolic character. Some oranges, but overripe oranges on their way out the door. Organic greenness. A mishmosh of flavors that doesn't quite round out.

M - Creamy and satisfying. Rolling in the mouth with a soft, slick swallow.

D - This beer is drinkable as a novelty in its class, but definitely not the best from Uno Metuchen.

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Photo of AltBock
3.13/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Another one of Pizzeria Uno's spring seasonal offerings. It was on tap on 6/21/2008. They served it to me in a standard pint glass.

This Witbier poured a hazy lemon/sunshine yellow with a minimal head of white foam on top of it. It had good retention that left behind foamy white rings, one streak of white lace, and a fair amount of white spots of lace around the glass. The aroma was standard and light with malted wheat, a hint of lemon zest, a splash of orange peel, and some subtle bitter citrus hops. The taste was light and lemony with malted wheat, lemon zest, a hint of orange peel, yeast, and ended with more malted wheat. It loved the malted wheat and lemons. The mouthfeel was light like it should have been and had a malted wheat based aftertaste of yeast, orange peel, and lemons. Standard and slightly above average brewpub only Belgain Wit. It was nice to try a fresh Belgain Wit for once. I could see this as a spring or summer time session beer.

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Belgian White from Pizzeria Uno Chicago Grill & Brewery
Beer rating: 3.53 out of 5 with 4 ratings