Trouble Brewing 'Round Midnight
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Belgian Witbier
Ranked #699
Ranked #45,968
3.24 | pDev: 16.67%
World Brews
California, United States
Trouble Brewing 'Round MidnightTrouble Brewing 'Round Midnight
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Reviews: 19 | Ratings: 64
Photo of taxandbeerguy
3.38/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

12 oz can from Mother's Day celebrations. Served cold into a pint glass.

Appearance - Hazy, bright golden colored beer with a finger plus of quickly receding white head. Modest lacing and visible carbonation.

Smell - Orange, corainder, some spices and possibly lavender. Nothing really unusual here.

Taste - Same as the nose, orange and coriander and wheat with hints of other spices. There's also a sweetness to this beer that seems to shine through in the form of lavender. Unusual and distinguishing, even if not to my tastes.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied, a little on the chalky side of things. Carbonation is about right.

Overall - A decent witbier. Didn't realize this was essentially from Walmart. Better Witbier than I'd have expected from them.

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Photo of joedvegas
3.03/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Hazy gold color with a healthy two-finger clingy head. Light scents of pineapple, melon and pine. Hints of tropical fruit on the palate. Well balanced but not a lot of serious character on the flavor front. Light feel, flavors fade quickly, decent palate coating.

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Photo of FLima
2.86/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Hazy amber orange color with a thick big head with good retention.
Aroma with predominant oxidized orange notes, dank hops and lemongrass.
Flavor with notes of oranges with peel becoming marmalade, biscuit malt, coriander, nutmeg, chalk yeast, minerals, dough and green tea. Dry aftertaste with a medium bitterness and lingering coriander and spices note.
Medium body with approprias slightly effervescent carbonation.
This Witbier felt a bit unbalanced between the expected ingredients in the recipe. Maybe expecting an orange slice would solve this. Incredible price, though.

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Photo of BucannonXC5
2.81/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Glass: Beer Nerd 12-oz. tulip
From: Grocery Type: 12-oz. can
Outlet in Del Cerro (San Diego), Calif.
Price: $5.99 for a variety 12-pack
Purchased: Nov. 9, 2017
Consumed: Nov. 15, 2017
Reviewed as: Witbier
Misc.: No canned on date

First time I’d ever seen this brewery in stores. The term brewery is used loosely as it is World Brews out of Novato, Calif., even though the can says Rochester, N.Y. (I know there is some relation there). Anyway, saw the Cat’s Away IPA for $2.99 for a 6-pack, then saw this variety 12-pack (also a pale ale, amber and the IPA) for just $5.99. Had to pounce on it even though I knew each would probably be average. After the After Party Pale Ale (2.74), Red Flag Amber (3.32) and Cat’s Away IPA (3.02), it was onto the ‘Round Midnight Witbier.

Poured a pale hazy color with two fingers of frothy white head. Lots of bubbles coming up at various points from the bottom of the glass. Very good foamy uneven lacing. World-class foamy retention. (Sight - 4.25)

Smelled floral, citrus zest, orange peel, coriander, white bread, white cracker and hints of eggs. Not a lot going on and not that appealing. (Smell - 2.50)

Taste followed the nose for the most part, maybe slightly better. Same grain or malt bill as the rest of these bad (albeit cheap) beers. Got citrus zest, coriander, white cracker, spoiled fruit, dirty grain and hints of black pepper. (Taste - 2.75)

Medium body. Oily-to-creamy texture. Average carbonation. Abrupt finish. (Feel - 3.00)

About as bad as I thought it was going to be. Probably better than the Pale Ale, but not as good as the Amber or IPA. (Overall - 2.75)

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Photo of TBDave
3.38/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

This is a cheap craft beer from Walmart. Comes in a variety 12-pack for around $12. Pretty good compared to other beers in this price range. But for a few bucks more you can get much better stuff.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
2.88/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Also picked this beer up in a 12 pack from Wal Mart, there are 4 different varieties within said 12 pack. This was one of the least bad ones I guess. Yellow pour, plenty of haze on it, 1/2" white head. This is an above average appearance. Aroma is a mixture of coriander spice cabinet, wheat and a weird yeast contribution I presume.

Taste is substantially more bitter than it should be. I guess these guys are addicted to using really bitter high alpha acid bittering hops. More coriander. The yeast contribution seems less belgian and more American. High carbonation.

Looks good and costs are inexpensive, but after that quality takes a hit.

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Photo of Squire
3.68/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Color is a hazy medium yellow with a white cap.

Aroma is mild yet clean with a bit of fresh yeast bread and a hint of citrus.

Flavor is a refreshingly clean bready taste with enough hops and citrus to balance things out. Mostly grain driven yet by mid palate there is sufficient hop influence to keep things even and the finish is dry. Relative simple but some depth as well. There is a hint of bitterness in the aftertaste that strikes me as citrus zest rather than hops though it's probably the latter.

The most interesting thing for me is the texture which is very creamy with balancing carbonation.

Another one that walks the middle path but does it in a straight line. Of course it's designed to appeal to a wide audience but that's not necessarily a negative. Sure, they want to round out the line with a Belgian White and there's no blame in that. Rather let's view it for what it is which is a cost value Wheat brew that's far in advance of the bland AAL house beers of the past.

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Photo of jwc215
3.34/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

12 oz. can - part of variety pack:

Pours clouded yellow with a creamy thin white head. Some lacing sticks.

The smell is of yeast, orange peel, slight coriander.

The taste is of a watered-down basic witbier. Some yeast, hint of orange peel and coriander. A slightly metallic finish.

It is thin, but crisp.

It's a basic witbier. Hits the basic characteristics of the style.

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Photo of tfsimpkins
1.5/5  rDev -53.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 1

Hopefully the name of the brewery doesnt upgold as much irony on their other offerings. THIS NOT A BELGIAN WIT. I can only find one characteristic of it being even remotely a witbier, and that is because it is a style of wheat beer. Its not a bad wheat beer. But nowhere close to a wit. Very clean and bready finish. Subtle citrus zest in the back. This is more of an American wheat. Up the hops slightly and orange zest and you will have a fantastic American wheat beer.

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Photo of jasadewi
2.93/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

A: Pale gold color, with a white and fluffy head leaves a small amount of lacing.
S: Very sweet smell full of wheat and sugar notes. The smell sours as you pull it to your nose, and it affects the taste.
T: Fairly bland for a Witbier and the taste is haunted by the sour smell.
M: Heavily carbonated, blunt, and slippery.
O: It is a bland but refreshing, cheap Witbier that is alright, but I wouldn't seek it out again.

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Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.19/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

'Round Midnight Belgian Style Wheat Beer has a thick, creamy, off-white head, a hazy, highly bubbly, yellow-gold appearance, decent lacing, and the beer clouds up, following the "swish & pour". Aroma is muted, but one can detect some faint white wheat bread. Taste is of spicy, white wheat bread, perhaps citrus rind, and a ghost of coriander. Mouthfeel is high-medium/low heavy, and 'Round Midnight finishes medium wet. RJT

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Photo of ordybill
3.75/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 OZ can into a pint glass. The appearance is a clear, bright yellow-orange with a large of white head. The aroma is mild wheat and grass. The taste is lemon, wheat and grass, pretty good.

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Photo of Radome
3.1/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 oz can.

L - Medium straw color with a milky, hazy appearance. White head persists as a strong layer of tiny bubbles and big lace around the rim.

S - Light cracked grain, low wheat. Low black pepper and floral note (chamomille?). Clean and appropriate for the style, but a bit muted.

T - Tart, lemon-like flavor initially; followed by black pepper spice. Wheat and malt only at edges of perception. Dry finish.

F - Thin body. Low carbonation. Low to medium hops bitterness. Low alcohol presence.

O - Although light and refreshing, I am disappointed by this beer's thin body and lack of real wheat or yeast character.

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Photo of HoppyBastard
3.71/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 ounce can into a Shaker pint glass, there is no "best by" date that I can find.

APPEARANCE: pours a beautiful, hazy golden color with one-finger white head that slowly dissipated until a thin, broken layer of small bubbles remained, there is moderate lacing on the glass, medium carbonation.

SMELL: faint to the nose, bread, fruity citrus.

TASTE: the taste follows the nose, bread and then a fruity citrus flavor, not overly done.

PALATE: medium body and carbonation.

OVERALL: this is a good beer for a good price. $12.00 for a 12 pack, It's nothing over the top but I enjoyed this and would buy again no problem and would recommend to anyone who enjoys the style.

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Photo of hman43
2.16/5  rDev -33.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Look: It pours pale yellow white a full white head that does produce moderate lacing.

Smell: It has some fruity esters in the smell with earthly elements and a grainy and wheat background.

Taste: The flavors are sweet from the grain and wheat with spices, a tad of fruit and a slight bit of creamed corn.

Feel: It has a light feel to it with light bitterness.

Overall: This is a sweet, wheat beer with some grain and a slight bit of fruit esters.

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Photo of DaneBramage
3.23/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

12 oz can out of a 12-pk sampler from Walmart. Lemony-citrus wheat flavor, not strong but not weak either. Nothing too memorable, but at barely $1 a can you can't beat it. A nice, smooth wheat that went well after a warm afternoon mowing the lawn.

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Photo of mooseisloose
3.82/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Part of four different trouble brews picked up at the local Walmart. These are exactly the same as rthe brews from Ireland, less the fact the are brewed in Rochester, NY. Let's give it a whirl popping the top I get a smell of zest. Pours to a bright yellow orange with a super creamy off white head. On the taste this brew is very refreshing with hints of lemon heartyness of wheat and a nice hoppiness that lingers in the background flatly bitter but not overpowering. Mouthfeeel you could stand a fork in. A very tasty selection.

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Photo of jjamadorphd
3.73/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

My third offering from Trouble Brewing and this one was much better than the last.

Their Belgian White is a nice looking Belgian, out-of-the-can. The distinctive hazy, light amber color, good head, good lacing, and all the way down the glass. What surprised me was the lack of scent from the brew. Normally for Belgians you get that familiar wheat odor, but not here - I couldn't smell anything, actually. The brew has a good feel, not too dry and not to carbonated which is a plus for me. I did enjoy the the taste has it had a markedly lemon flavor mixing relatively well with the wheat. Overall, it was probably the best of the three beers they make I have had and look forward to trying more from them in the very near future.

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Photo of HiWire
3.75/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy yellow with 1 1/2 finger head. Smells a tinge sour, a little sweetness, a little citrus. Tastes predominantly wheaty. Mouthfeel is on the thinner side. Finishes earthy and a touch sour. Very drinkable, would buy again if I was looking for a light drinkable.

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Trouble Brewing 'Round Midnight from World Brews
Beer rating: 77 out of 100 with 64 ratings