Belgian Raspberry Wit | Kooinda Boutique Brewery

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Kooinda Boutique Brewery

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by dgilks on 02-18-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of ADZA
3.5/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a fluro golden hue with beautiful carbonation that leaves behind a two finger frothy head and sporadic lacing,the smell is basically Raspberries,wheat and citrus,it has a light-medium bodied well carbonated mouthfeel and has tastes of predominantly raspberries followed by some blackberries,candied wheat,citrus,boiled candy and finished off with a raspberry jam tartness and overall a very refreshing summer drop just not very memorable although a great stepover for the non boutique drinker.

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Photo of lacqueredmouse
3.74/5  rDev +13%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at the Local Taphouse's GABS festival.

Pours a still and clouded lemon yellow colour with no head. Light bodied, surprising not much tinge of raspberry either. Eh. Looks pretty average.

Nose is weird, there's no getting around it. Raspberry leaf notes and an odd organic spiciness. Yeah, even something almost smoky. Certainly at least some wood character. It's weird, and odd, but it has a little exciting character to its weirdness.

Taste is also weird. Some raspberry characters, but more of that woody, organic character. Almost keller-like phenols, especially on the back. There's certainly some spice and acidity. Almost a Belgiany baked beans character. Weird.

Feel is smooth and slippery.

Weird beer. You can tell by my repeated use of the word "weird". Interesting, though.

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Photo of laituegonflable
2.58/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Cloudy and opaque pour, quite a pale marigold colour. Flat and unimpressive on top and slight translucency around the edges. Unusual, but mostly looks flat and unimpressive.

Smells odd. Very clovey with a cedar smoke kind of edge. Fair amount of banana on there as well, touch of orange peel and just lots and lots of clove; too much in fact which I think is what gives it that smokey edge. Not much raspberry and frankly a bit weird.

Taste is not very impressive. Thin, watery texture is the first thing I notice, and the whole palate is a fairly pedestrian wit exploration. Not a huge amount of raspberry on there, in fact can't detect any at all. There is maybe a slight tartness late-mid but it goes hand-in-hand with the witbier yeast and it's hard to separate the two in any amazing "Oh my God there's raspberry flavour here" kind of way. Just nothing unusual or interesting here and it's overall quite insipid, flavour-wise.

Thin, watery body, very dry on the back. Meh, indeed.

Not an undrinkable beer but it's just weak, underplayed and what might have been an otherwise decent beer has just become drab and bland.

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Photo of dgilks
3.41/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Cloudy, light gold colour with no head.

Mild raspberry aroma with light tart wheat notes. Mild hints of citrus.

Good combination of wheat with some citrussy notes. The raspberries add nice complexity but it still falls a touch flat.

Medium body with moderate carbonation. Fine.

A decent beer with a good balance of flavours. The flavours could punch a little more but the overall picture is decent.

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Belgian Raspberry Wit from Kooinda Boutique Brewery
3.31 out of 5 based on 4 ratings.
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