Mothership Wit (Organic Wheat Beer) | New Belgium Brewing

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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
Ratings:
959
Reviews:
545
Avg:
3.63
pDev:
14.6%
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
74
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 959 |  Reviews: 545
Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.68/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a glorious hazy pineapple/banana color with a towering marshmallow-like head. Lace is left in froth and sediment floats around the hazy body, my visual judgment clocking in at 80% opaque.

Some ashy aromas, with barnyard and stored white field wheat, with touches of lemon, quartz, and banana.

The flavor leaves a bit to be desired, balancing halfway between a hefeweizen and a witbier but not really pulling positively in either direction. The ashy flavors come out in the flavor a bit, but are superceded by the hard mineral water/quartz, lemon juice, and hard citrus rinds. A touch of yeast or bread can be sampled on the finish. Ultimately the hard water wins out.

Very fitting for summer as far as the feel goes. Refreshing, easy, drinks like a Kolsch, and has this hydrating quality to it. It's all carbonation, and it's all cool.

Overall Mothership Wit isn't really great or impressive, but could actually benefit from an orange slice on the side of the glass to give it a fruity kick. After all, if hydration is its strong point, we might as well cheat and throw some fruit in there to mix it up a bit.

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Photo of meanmutt
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Oakley
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mdunigan
1.89/5  rDev -47.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Watered down Trippel

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Photo of bluesyasian
3.79/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of psmith161
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bplabernie
4.23/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Texasfan549
3.63/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MonkeyPilates
4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Miami66
3/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of sparx1100
3.7/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Boone757
3.83/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tyauch3
3.47/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Kettle1
3.7/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 13tido
3.64/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MisledTitan
3.59/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheBigBoy
2.68/5  rDev -26.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Not a wit guy

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Photo of BabaBeer
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Donkster46
3.8/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of stlfatguy
3.6/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Very pale, cloudy, light color. Comes through for what it is...a light Belgian white. Taste is coriander, maybe a faint hint of banana. Not much on smell and a little thin, but comes through on the style. I'd have another.

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Photo of nwhittin
3.51/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hopphead31415
3.68/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

This resurrected wheat ale by New Belgium has 4.8% ABV and 12 IBUs.

Look-Pours a cloudy light-yellow color with a tenuous white head.

Smell-It has herbal and floral aromas.

Taste-The flavor focuses on banana, coriander, citrus, and wheat. It is light-bodied and creamy.

Overall-It is crisp and refreshing, perfect for summer.

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Photo of BEER88
3.97/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of iRun2Beer
3.71/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pat61
4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From notes. L: Pours a cloudy golden straw color with a 2” clingy white head that produces good lacing. S: Has a subtle aroma of clove, coriander, citrus, traces of banana, yeast and bready malt. T: Yeasty wheat malt seasoned with spices, orange, lemon, and banana. F: Medium body and medium carbonation. O: A good American interpretation of the Belgian Witbier style, it is very drinkable on a hot day, and is also a beer you can serve to people not used to strong flavored beer

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Mothership Wit (Organic Wheat Beer) from New Belgium Brewing
3.63 out of 5 based on 959 ratings.
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