Dark White
5 Seasons Westside

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Belgian Witbier
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3.83 | pDev: 6.27%
5 Seasons Westside
Georgia, United States
Retired (no longer brewed)
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3.55/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On-tap into 12oz tulip snifter.

A dark witbier using the same yeast from their Venus beer. The color is a murky brown with a one finger off-white head. The yeast has a distinct banana and clove aroma that's usually found in Bavarian Hefeweizens. A little bit of orange peel is in there, more like a traditional witbier. The chocolate notes come out in the flavor, along with a little more banana and clove. The malts have a bit of a smokey quality. Full bodied.

An okay beer, sort of the witbier version of a Belgian style stout. Seemed a lot like a Belgian Brown Ale or something. Recommended for a try.

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.8/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Delivered by our ginger waitress a solid, chestnut brown body with a full inch of light tan-colored head.

Smell: Earthy, chocolaty nose with some supporting, secondary hints of pureed figs, dry caramel, orangey citrus, and spicy cloves.

Taste: Roasty, toasty bread crusts coated in a thin layer of unsweetened chocolate and caramel. Slight fig fruitiness. Fairly earthy and spicy throughout with a big kick of cloves. Hint of dehydrated orange peel. Herbaceous, spicy bitterness furthered along by the moderate malt roastiness. Spicy, drying finish with a lingering hint of baker's chocolate.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium-high carbonation.

Drinkability: Certainly worth a try. A fairly interesting beer that held my attention for the two glasses.

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Photo of nickfl
3.97/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Arrived in a stemmed goblet with small head of brown foam. The body is opaque and dark brown. Good retention and lace.

S - Dry malt aroma with a bit of coffee and caramel. A slightly fruity yeast note in the background.

T - Sweet malt with lots of toffee and caramel. Some cinnamon and coffee in the middle. Banana and clove in the finish with moderate coffee bitterness balancing.

M - Medium body, moderate carbonation, and a slightly sweet finish.

D - An interesting and odd beer. It comes together pretty well, though the spices get to be a bit too much by the end of the glass.

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Photo of jrob21
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Georgiabeer
3.94/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewpub. Pours a somewhat muddy brown with a thin white head that fades to a ring. Nice aromas- yeasty and malty, with notes of bitter chocolate and orange. The taste is similar- chocolate, very light notes of bitter orange peel, bright wheat and citrus notes, and more bitter chocolate on the finish. Dry, and somewhat snappy, this was a pleasant beer, and an interesting idea. Think along the lines of a dark Saison and you'll get the idea- although this is brighter and less murky than many of those turn out to be, and the combination of chocolate and orange is a classic flavor combination. I enjoyed it.

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Photo of glid02
4.2/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at the brewpub. This is a beer that uses a lot of chocolate malts but is fermented with a wit yeast. Said to be between 7% and 8% by Crawford I went with the average.

Pours a muddy brown color with a two-finger off-white head. The head recedes into a thin layer on top leaving solid lacing.

Smells of lemon and orange peel with a good amount of milk chocolate aromas. As it warms the wit aromas fade allowing the chocolate malt to shine more.

Tastes similar to how it smells. Mildly tart lemon and orange flavors up front are backed up by good amounts of chocolate flavors. As with the aroma the citrus flavors fade as the beer warms but still hold a decent amount of ground. The flavors don't seem as though they'd be complementary but somehow it works. Ending is slightly dry.

Mouthfeel is good. It has a smooth thickness with grainy carbonation.

Drinkability is good. I finished the glass fairly quickly and could have another.

Overall this was a very interesting beer and I'm a bit bummed out I missed the cask version re-fermented with Trappist yeast. Definitely worth a shot if it happens to be on.

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Dark White from 5 Seasons Westside
Beer rating: 3.83 out of 5 with 6 ratings