Mothership Wit
New Belgium Brewing Company

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From:
New Belgium Brewing Company
 
Colorado, United States
Style:
Witbier
ABV:
4.8%
Score:
82
Avg:
3.6 | pDev: 14.72%
Reviews:
558
Ratings:
442
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Aug 09, 2022
Added:
May 16, 2006
Wants:
  16
Gots:
  80
SCORE
82
Good
Mothership WitMothership Wit
Notes: Organic wheat beer.

IBU's: 12
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Rated: 1.25 by Ajc2936 from Texas

Aug 09, 2022
 
Rated: 3.62 by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota

Nov 23, 2021
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Reviewed by hman43 from North Carolina

3.73/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Look: It pours yellow with a hazy clarity. It has a white head with excellent head retention.

Smell: It has aromas of spices with coriander. There are some citrus and orange notes with some doughy wheat.

Taste: It has spicy flavors with coriander, orange and citrus. There is a flowery like element in the background.

Feel: It has a medium light body with a somewhat zesty sharp finish.

Overall, there are some decent flavors but the way they work together is unbalanced.
Apr 11, 2021
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Reviewed by vette2006c5r from Minnesota

3.76/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Mothership Wit pours a hazy, bright yellow color, with a very small, lacing head. Aroma is lighter, but nice orange and spice notes. Flavor is lighter, but not watery. Great mellow sweet spices, with some hints of orange. Good body and feel. Overall, a very tasty, nice easy drinking wit.
Mar 26, 2021
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Rated by Nvrmind16 from California

3.58/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Before voodoo ranger took over their marketing, new belgium had some good beers, this was one above average, complex, light and great art.
Mar 18, 2021
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Reviewed by Dr_Gonzo from Kentucky

4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured into a tall clear pint glass. Hazy golden color, about a finger's worth of head with decent retention and good lacing.

Complex aroma. Wheat, spices, cloves, coriander, Belgian yeast, lemon, biscuit malt, dried orange, white pepper, and banana.

Wheaty and sweet, tasting citrus like orange and tangerines. Also tasting lemon and pear. The spices take a lighter note than what the aroma would suggest, but altogether one can taste the notes mentioned in the aroma for a lovely balanced wheat beer. Peppery, wheaty, citrusy, yeasty, and has those nice spices. Body is medium-light.
Mar 03, 2021
 
Rated: 3.75 by jtnord from Colorado

Dec 26, 2020
 
Rated: 3.68 by Jeez from Massachusetts

Nov 14, 2020
 
Rated: 3.18 by entenduintransit from Tennessee

Oct 21, 2020
 
Rated: 3.75 by paulish from New York

Oct 09, 2020
 
Rated: 4.69 by megamick from Iowa

Oct 04, 2020
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Reviewed by VABA from Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Pours a hazy golden color with a slight head and lacing
Aroma has slight wheat and spice hints
The taste follows the nose with a slight wheat flavor
A light bodied decently carbonated beer
A decent wheat beer
Sep 27, 2020
 
Rated: 3.46 by MjamesL from Pennsylvania

Sep 24, 2020
 
Rated: 3.13 by fflopps from Iowa

Sep 12, 2020
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Reviewed by GStone899 from Minnesota

3.61/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
That's a pretty good witbier. It's no Alagash brewing but it's good. A little.citrus and a little spice makes this one perfect for a relaxing evening. Could have a bit more body as this is a little thin.
Sep 12, 2020
 
Rated: 3.47 by funku2 from Colorado

Sep 05, 2020
 
Rated: 3.49 by Mac_Cheesin from Maryland

Sep 03, 2020
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Reviewed by jjamadorphd from Florida

3.58/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Now this I can get into...

Brilliantly yellow, hazy, and with a thin foam. The smell is very wheaty with a light and distance scent of cardamon. Mouthfeel is highly carbonated, astringent, with a taste that is mild when it comes the wheat and spices. Overall, its a decent beer, and very good as a sessionable on those hot FL days (or nights.)
Aug 31, 2020
 
Rated: 3.75 by craigbelly from Iowa

Aug 29, 2020
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Reviewed by woodchipper from Connecticut

3.6/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Poured a 12oz can dated 06 DEC 2020, from a mix pack to a Nonic.
Light hazy yellow body below a 1/4" head.
Lemony smell with distinctive Belgian yeast.
Taste is light and refreshing. Some light spice but not identifiable by me.
Mouthfeel is thin, but that's kind of asset for this beer.
Not bad for a style I don't usually seek.
Aug 23, 2020
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Reviewed by mikeinportc from New York

3.79/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
From the current mixed 12pk. BB date Nov 8 2020. Let warm for 8-10 minutes.

Hazy medium yellow, with moderate white head.

Smell is lemon candy, a little biscuity malt, slight yeast, dried orange, and slight black pepper/coriander spiciness.
A little pear & sweet apple as it warms.

Taste is pear, some vague citrus, bread crust, with slight spiciness and bitterness in the later stages.
and lingers past finish.

Feel is light-medium, initially a little juicy, until some very, very fine carbonation tingle comes in.

Not a "wow" beer, nor likely to make any listicles, but smooth, easy-drinking, and an enjoyable experience. This one is nearly gone, and I barely noticed. Another would be welcomed. :)
Aug 20, 2020
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Reviewed by Steve_Studnuts from Pennsylvania

3.17/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25
Bottom of can is stamped 08 November 2020
Consumed: 8/17/2020

Sparkling white tea body with a fluffy finger-n-a-half head. Not much to pull from the nose: wheat and a little peach. Apricot maybe? It's all very light. Taste follows; light fruit notes with none of the clove that usually comes with the style. There's really not a whole lot here, but it's pleasant enough and very chuggable so I can't hate it. Just don't expect me to buy it again.
Aug 18, 2020
 
Rated: 3.46 by TomBanahan from Kentucky

Aug 14, 2020
 
Rated: 3 by mpenske from California

Aug 12, 2020
 
Rated: 3.67 by SonOfKyuss from Virginia

Aug 08, 2020
 
Rated: 3.75 by Tbone2131 from Connecticut

Aug 06, 2020
 
Rated: 3.74 by DrewTheBrew from Ohio

Aug 01, 2020
 
Rated: 4.18 by mmmbeer89 from New Mexico

Jul 24, 2020
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Reviewed by Troy-Hawaii from Hawaii

3/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Part of a variety 12-pack $17.49 Foodland
123 days before date on can
Smell of spices
Hazy golden color
Medium mouthfeel
Medium carbonation
Taste of wheat, spices, a little thin
Overall not that great. First impression was that it was a little off tasting like its old, but it isn't. Doesn't really improve the more you drink.
Jul 23, 2020
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Reviewed by chum_husk from Minnesota

3.05/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 2.5
12oz stamped with a date. This date is in the future

Hazy, light, kinda-barely see-thru. Smells like powdery yeast and drinks like budweiser grain.

It's a far cry from the New Belgium wits of past. Or maybe it isn't, and I'm the one who's changed. Who cares, I'm drinking this beer and kinda regretting it
Jul 18, 2020
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Reviewed by Kenny_Gage2 from Missouri

3.69/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Poured from a 12oz bottle: Poured a light, near transparent straw color with a slight fingerand a foamy white colored head about a finger. Not sure if this particular bottle, or if it was my taste buds; The aroma was minimal, but there were light hints of lemon and coriander. And the taste wad the same. Overall, it was smooth and refreshing, had a nice appearance, nice mouthfeel, and good buzz at 4.8% Abv. But to me it just lacked taste, and had more of a beer taste. However, I will try this one again and give it another shot.
Jul 13, 2020
 
Rated: 3.63 by mrosenfeld32 from Pennsylvania

Jul 10, 2020
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Rated by davidward from Florida

4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
I’m not a big fan of wits but I like this one a lot because it’s mild in flavor and is very refreshing.
Jul 10, 2020
 
Rated: 3.58 by saymike32 from New Jersey

Jun 28, 2020
 
Rated: 3.73 by Raime from Korea (North)

Jun 13, 2020
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Rated by BigBeerJohnsonMcCock from Colorado

2.45/5  rDev -31.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.25
Kind of a BS impersonation of the old beer, not organic anymore and missing the heavy banana and clove notes.
Jun 08, 2020
 
Rated: 3.5 by Kolb from Montana

Apr 26, 2019
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Reviewed by Beersnake1 from California

3.83/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Bottled in 2015 and poured from fridge temp. Pours a transparent yellow with strong carbonation. White head. Nose is wheat, lemon, spice, pine. Taste is a bit of menthol, lemon, wheat, grass, leather, and pine. Not at all bad for being aged for almost 4 years.
Dec 21, 2018
 
Rated: 3.84 by ClintGoodman from Iowa

Jul 25, 2018
 
Rated: 3.75 by mrcraft from California

Nov 11, 2017
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