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Wheat Beer - Witbier
Ranked #222
Ranked #36,084
3.71 | pDev: 10.51%
Epic Brewing Company
Utah, United States
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Notes: Slightly higher in alcohol content than traditional Wits ours is traditionally brewed, using wheat, oats, authentic Belgian yeast, malts and just a sprinkle of hops. Spices include coriander, sweet and bitter orange peel and grains of paradise.
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biboergosum from Canada (AB)

3.98/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

22oz bottle (release #38) - nice to see more of this American pan Rocky Mountain brewery's offerings available up here.

This beer pours a hazy, pale golden yellow colour, with three chubby-ass fingers of puffy, finely foamy, and somewhat creamy bone-white head, which leaves some defrosting windshield lace around the glass as it slowly sinks away.

It smells of grainy wheat malt, underripe orange zest, edgy coriander and cardamom, a further hint of white pepper spice, and plain leafy, weedy, and fairly floral hop bitters. The taste is bready and slightly doughy pale malt, a lesser spicy wheatiness, some lemon, orange, and indistinct grapefruit rind acerbity, muddled earthy spice (coriander maybe the most prominent), faintly estery yeast, and more gentle weedy, herbal, and floral green hoppiness.

The carbonation is fairly robust in its thorough and palate-teasing frothiness, the body a so-so medium weight, and sort of smooth, as the spicy and mildly yeasty essences seem to forget a number of their social graces here. It finishes trending dry, the same characters from the mouthfeel holding onto the reins as we ride this one out to pasture.

Overall, a rather peppy and engaging version of the style, with the spices and fruit really bringing it on, like Donkey Kong, or whatever. Refreshing, and quite easy to put back, especially as the past few days have felt more akin to the dog days of summer.

Jun 07, 2016
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pat61 from Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours hazy stray with a 2” off white foam collar that clings to the side of the glass leaving thick lace.
S: Has a floral, spicy nose with orange, cardamom and some others over fresh white bread.
T: It starts wheaty seasoned with orange, cardamom and spices and finishes with a gentle hop bitter touch and a hint of tartness.
M: Medium body and above average carbonation with traces of velvety slickness.
O: This is an easy to drink beer with a nice Belgian character. My wife and I had this with Szechuan food and it paired perfectly.

Apr 06, 2015
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dcscientist from Colorado

4.1/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I really liked this beer, even though I'm not huge into witbiers. Appearance was cloudy but not overly so, and the taste was very refreshing. Definitely could pick out the coriander and orange peel in the description. I've known about Epic for a while but this was my first taste of their products. I'll be back for others for sure.

Nov 12, 2014
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flagmantho from Washington

4.03/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from 22 oz bomber into a tulip. Label says this is release 23, 5.6% ABV.

Appearance: murky light-golden hue with a moderate effervescence and a thick finger of frothy white foam. Quite attractive!

Smell: refreshing and wheaty, with a pear-like fruitiness. Spicing is light and adds just a little nuance to the aroma. This beer really appeals to me.

Taste: a little spicier than the average witbier, but it really works here. There's an even-handed balance between the fruitiness, light graininess of the wheat, and the spicing. It's quite refreshing.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a great carbonation and a big, satisfying creaminess. Delightful!

Overall: this beer really works for me. It might be a slightly more Americanized version of a traditional witbier, but it's refreshing, tasty and satisfying.

Jun 11, 2014
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Zorro from California

3/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Cloudy orange colored beer with a small white colored head.

Smells spicy with lots of coriander and pepper in the nose. Ginger and wheat malt and a faint orange scent.

Starts out spicy and a little tart with a bit stouter than expected bitterness. Coriander and peeper are the strongest flavors. Not very sweet mostly a spice beer.

Mouthfeel is OK.

An OK Witbier but I can find better.

May 10, 2014
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UCLABrewN84 from California

3.77/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Release # 16. 5.5% ABV per the label.

Pours a murky light orange with a foamy off-white head that settles to a small cap on top of the beer. Small swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Tiny dots of sediment are seen floating around in the beer after the pour. Smell is of malt, wheat, honey, yeast, spice, and floral aromas. Taste is much the same with spice and peppery flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with some nice spice and peppery flavors that make this one easy to drink.

Jan 01, 2014
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

3.76/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

a total summer beer this one, completely inappropriate this time of year, but a real tasty beer nonetheless. it has a real mellow corn color with a quickly receding white head, not much lacing. the aroma and taste here are identical, tons of tropical notes, grains of paradise, lemon or orange, and a hybrid belgian/german yeast as far as i can tell. doughy yet light like the german brand, and spicy and bright and chalky like particular belgian strains, well done on that front. i dont get much coriander, thank god. i like it, but its played out, and this one only dabbles. light feel, some residual sugars but still pretty clean, and not quite hopped enough to hit my sweet spot. a well made and summery brew, light in body and only a little herbal on the way down. complex enough without distracting me, a good session brew and you cannot beat the bomber price in denver right now. will keep this one around.

Dec 31, 2013
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LiquidAmber from Washington

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Celebrator pokal. Pours a light straw yellow amber with hints of gold, with a quarter finger white head that dissipates to patches and a ring around the glass. Aroma of spicy coriander and pepper, citrus and wheat. Flavor follows with spicy lemon wheat with a coriander and lemon pepper finish. Light bodied with peppery carbonation. A light, but pleasant wit with an emphasis on citrus and spicing; classic wit characters are here, but this is even more refreshing and fun to drink. A bit on the light side and could use a little more wheat character, but enjoyable.

Sep 27, 2013
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ccrida from Oregon

3.89/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

On draught at Bailey's, served in a small pils glass, Epic's Wit is cloudy straw yellow with a small white head that leaves foamy lace. Nice glow to it

Smell is spicy and fruity, a little grainy, and yeasty.

Taste is sweet, the citrus spices and esters play well, bringing a full flavor without being overbearing, although the aftertaste is a bit acrid. Nice slate-like minerality.

Mouthfeel is creamy, soft, light bodied, dry.

Drinkability is pretty good, a solid wit, but I could use a touch less spice and more esters.

May 10, 2013
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superspak from Ohio

4.2/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle into signature pint glass, release #10 bottled 5/31/2012. Pours lightly hazy golden straw color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass. Aromas of big lemon zest, orange zest, orange rind, coriander, clove, pepper, wheat, ginger, earth, floral, and light herbal. Damn nice aromas with good balance, strength, and complexity. Taste of big lemon zest, orange peel, coriander, ginger, clove, pepper, wheat, bread, floral, earth, grass, and herbal. Lingering notes of citrus, coriander, clove, pepper, ginger, wheat, grass, and herbal on the finish for a good bit. Fantastic flavor balance and complexity; with a great malt/spice balance; zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium body; with a lightly creamy and very crisp and prickly mouthfeel that is very nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with hardly any warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a highly excellent witbier! Great flavor balance and complexity; very smooth a crisp to drink. Highly enjoyable offering; exceeded my expectations.

Nov 20, 2012
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rinhaak from Massachusetts

3.9/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22 oz. bottle (release #7) poured into a pint glass at Pizzeria 712 in Orem, UT.

What struck me most about Epic's Wit Beer was the earthy grass and hop aromas and flavors. While there was a lot of fruitiness and lemon citrus in the mouth, it couldn't quite balance the up front hop character. The stock description mentions grains of paradise, and while I didn't immediately pick up this flavor, I think this added to the earthy and slightly spicy notes.

It was a nice beer to enjoy on a 100° day, but was far from an extraordinary witbier. Still, one of the more interesting offerings I've had in Utah to date.

Jun 30, 2012
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Halcyondays from California

4.47/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 oz. bomber for $3.99 at Total Wine, so I had to pick it up,

A: Pours a cloudy goldenrod with a medium white head, soft sticky lace.

S: Fragrant orange and citrus peel, cream soda.

T: Sweet Belgian spice, white pepper, coriander, with a good orange peel balance. Definitely one of the most balanced wits I've had, full-flavoured, very nice.

M: Medium-bodied, crisp and juicy, very drinkable.

O: A fantastic wit from Epic. Very well made, to style and tasty. Almost as good a QPR as White Rascal which is impressive. Another reason why these guys are fast becoming my favourite new brewery.

Jun 23, 2012
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mactrail from Washington

3.7/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Spritzy looking in the glass with a well-carbonated mouthfeel. Attractive cloudy pale golden color. A nice balance of sharp flavors with the maltiness. Very nice nose of bicsuity malt and some citrus hints. Wheat malt flavors. Compared to some Wits, this has more substance along with the rich mouthfeel. At the end, a little hoppy bitter edge along with the fruit. Refreshing.

Plenty drinkable, though less clear and crisp than some others. I like the yeastier flavor since the carbonation is so creamy. Release #5. Label lists ABV at 5.1%.

Dec 17, 2011
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KarlHungus from Minnesota

3.97/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer pours a cloudy pale yellow color. The head is half an inch in height, and recedes quickly into minimal lacing. The aroma is of coriander, camomile, and hints of lemon. The taste is similar to the aroma in its aggressive spiciness. The spice is so in your face that it gets in the way of the wheat flavors associated with a good witbier. I still like the flavor, but I think it would be better if it were more wheaty. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a chewy texture, and lively carbonation. Overall, this is a good beer. It may be too spicy to be considered a traditional witbier, but I can still see a place for this beer at the dinner table. I don't think I could drink more than one bottle of this beer at a time, but I could see it pairing well with food.

Jun 20, 2011
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mothman from Minnesota

3.8/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a finger of white head. Decent retention with a lot of sticky lace. Color is a hazed bright straw yellow.

Aroma: A lot of lemon and spice. Has a lot of citrus, wheat, and coriander.

Taste: More wheat here, but still a lot of lemon and citrus flavors. Fairly earthy. Some spices.

Mouthfeel: Crisp and clean. Lighter bodied with a higher amount of carbonation. Ends a little dry.

Overall, I thought this was one of Epic's more enjoyable brews. It was really easy to drink. Crisp and clean.

Jun 11, 2011
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Douglas88 from Utah

3.73/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

650 ml bottle from the Brewpub. Pours a cloudy straw color with a medium white head. The aroma is soft spices and orange. The flavor is very nice, simple, clean and smooth; light spices, coriander, honey and oranges. Very drinkable. Nice. An enjoyable brew for sure.

Jan 04, 2011
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Wasatch from Colorado

2.5/5  rDev -32.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a hazy pale yellow color, some carbonation, little white head with some sticky lacing left behind. The nose is malty, with some yeast notes, coriander, very slight citrus. The taste is malty, yeasty, with some coriander/spice, some citrus notes. Medium body. Not Drinkable, another from Epic.

Jan 02, 2011
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JohnGalt1 from Idaho

4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Label says Release #2 (Exponential Series) .... I picked up 2 of these over the weekend... shared the 1st with Inflatablechair... the 2nd was with the wife, who says she loves Witbiers (this was her favorite from SA and Alaskan White).

Pours with a frothy white head... pretty descent retention and lacing... the brew is hazed light straw.. seriously very pale.

Nose is pretty phenolic for a low ABV Belgian.. plenty of coriander and some background citrus zest.. the yeast plays nice and big.

Flavor has the same qualities as the aroma... the phenols grasp unexpectedly at antiseptic qualities.. sorta medicinal... white pepper and abundant coriander.. citric essence is there, but in the background..

Body is a bit bigger than expected for a Wit... carbonation may be a tad low.. but really, this is a nice take on a Witbier and tastes very very fresh. Another cool beer from Epic.


Oct 26, 2010
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