Cottonmouth Wit | Swamp Head Brewery

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Swamp Head Brewery
Florida, United States

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by drabmuh on 12-23-2009

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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Growler from the brewery. Pours a light clear golden with nearly no head. Aroma of sweet pears and apples, wheat, honey, hint of spice. Light bodied with plenty of carbonation. Flavor is honey, apples, pears, banana, small hint of coriander, and slight dryness but not super dry. Sweet for the style but light enough that this goes nicely with the local hot weather. Not bad and very drinkable.

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look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Cottonmouth doesn't knock your socks off, but it does something I think is more important: It tastes good and drinks easy. I don't want every beer I touch to blow me out of my seat, or send me sprawling for my notebook to try to document all the flavors happening. Sometimes I just want to drink a beer. This is one of those beers that gives you no excuse to stray from the craft beer world because it accomplishes the same familiar and approachable flavor that less stylistically ambitious brewers have relied upon for years... it is one of those "bon ami" beers. This is an unassuming Wit-style and a reliable drinker for when you're done challenging your palate for the evening and just want to relax with a nice glass to sip on.

The wheat is immediately apparent in the smell. The head is frothy and loose, and melts away pretty quickly. It looks pretty pale and unassuming in the glass. The celeral comes back at the top of the sip. There is a bit of sweet, a bit of fermented cereal grain, a tingle of sour, a then a long, clean, sort of creamy finish. Lingering at the back of the palate, a fruit note. I've seen it described as banana, but for me it is more like fresh papaya.

There are better wits, there are more complex wits, but this beer is excellent, drinkable, and actually quite charming. If you're in Florida and like to drink local/regional, this is one of the best. If you're not and you just want a solid, tasty wit, also excellent.

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Cottonmouth Wit from Swamp Head Brewery
Beer rating: 3.71 out of 5 with 108 ratings