Mothership Wit (Organic Wheat Beer) | New Belgium Brewing

Mothership Wit (Organic Wheat Beer)Mothership Wit (Organic Wheat Beer)
BA SCORE
45.1%
Liked This Beer
3.61 w/ 960 ratings
Mothership Wit (Organic Wheat Beer)Mothership Wit (Organic Wheat Beer)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing
Colorado, United States
newbelgium.com

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
IBU's: 12

Added by mentor on 05-16-2006

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#36,283
Reviews:
545
Ratings:
960
Liked:
433
Avg:
3.61/5
pDev:
14.68%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
75
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 960 |  Reviews: 545
Photo of prost2hefeweizen
3/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Jeremiah_Nelson
3.51/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jodio
4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of OriginalWayOut
4.06/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of NickMunford
4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of smitbo7
3.94/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Smooth coriander finish. Golden hazy color with good heady draw. Tangy citrus give this wheat beer a crisp and refreshing finish. Wonderfully balanced brew.

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Photo of BeerWithMike
4.03/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of superspak
3.83/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, best before 10/9/2016. Pours hazy golden straw color with a 1-2 finger dense and rocky white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Dense soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of lemon, orange peel, pear, apple, coriander, pepper, clove, light banana/bubblegum, wheat, cracker, bread, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/earthy yeast, spices, and moderate pale malt notes; with good strength. Taste of lemon, orange peel, pear, apple, coriander, pepper, clove, light banana/bubblegum, wheat, cracker, bread, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Light herbal bitterness and yeast spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, orange peel, pear, apple, coriander, pepper, clove, wheat, cracker, bread, and herbal/yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice complexity, balance, and solid robustness of fruity/earthy yeast, spices, and moderate pale malt flavors; with a great malt/bitter/spiciness balance, and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-moderate dryness after the finish. Medium carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth and moderately creamy/grainy mouthfeel that is nice. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 4.8%. Overall this is a very good witbier. All around good complexity, balance, and solid robustness of fruity/earthy yeast, spices, and moderate pale malt flavors; very smooth and refreshing to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of bongobeer
3.72/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of pat_mcd19
4.46/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bear1964
4.1/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Cnote_crafty_1
4.48/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

New Belgium Brewing - Mothership Wit 4.8% ABV. 15 IBU's? ha, that's a guess
I got this when I bought a New Belgium sampler that brought this beer back. I guess they haven't brewed this one in a while.
Look: Cloudy yellow, fluffy white head, lots of lacing in the glass.
Smell: Lemon, Sweet Wheat, Coriander
Taste: follow the scent with lemon, sweet wheat and coriander. It tastes like a good unfiltered wheat beer should, but nothing above the average here.
Feel: Nice soft medium body that has a fluffy element with the carbonation. It is about the right feel for a Beligum style wit beer.
Overall: I think it does the job by giving you a nice refreshing wheat beer that you can enjoy. I don't think that there is any one flavor that stands out though. It is pretty average. It tastes alot like Full Pint's white lightning, but not as good. I think that for 4.8% ABV. it is pretty nice though.

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Photo of D1noB
3.31/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Wheat and spices (Coriander) at the front that smooths out quickly.

Taste Rating in Words: Your buddy that comes out strong, ready to party, but by 9:00 p.m. is asleep.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.32/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

When you want cloudy yellow here you go. Big frothy pillowy white head over one inch. You get all the spice rack feels on this one, coriander, lemon, wheat, sage, you name it.

All of this in the aroma comes on strong in the taste as well. Goes hard in the paint with the herbs and shit. I mean, it brings the style defining stuff big time here, well beyond my preference threshold, I like that stuff to be used a little more sparingly, this was reminiscient of that witbier Bruery made White Orchid, its pretty thick like that.

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Photo of Immortale25
4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Wicked Weed snifter. Label says Best Before: 16OCT16.

A- Pours a hazy dark golden color with a 1/4 inch white head that retains decently before becoming a paper-thin ring around the edge of the glass and some faint wisps of surface foam. Semi-resilient lacing leaves small clots behind.

S- Yeasty smell of banana with some wheat tying it together.

T- Solid wheat flavor with some yeasty richness. Small note of banana plus some spice.

M- Very slight milky texture with medium carbonation and a light body.

O- A solid wheat beer from a solid brewery. Wasn't expecting much more.

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Photo of BigMike
3.56/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ChuckTom
3.85/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Superheatnsubcool
3.92/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jbf190
1.5/5  rDev -58.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of zach_960
3.85/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JLaw55
3.25/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of akolb
3.64/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of scratch69
3.71/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wer34truh
4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a typical hazy golden color with a one-finger large head.

Smells heavily of German hefeweize-wheat, with the characteristic bananas and cloves.

Just like the nose, this tastes very similar to a German hefe. Bananas, German yeast, cloves, coriander, you name it - this feels very conventionally German, and quite good at that! Light mouthfeel, great for a warm summer day like this one.

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Mothership Wit (Organic Wheat Beer) from New Belgium Brewing
Beer rating: 45.1% out of 100 with 960 ratings
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