Frisco Fog Witbier | Alcatraz Brewing Co.

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Alcatraz Brewing Co.
California, United States

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by DoubleJ on 09-01-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 3 |  Reviews: 3
Reviews by DoubleJ:
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3.05/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

On-tap at the source during happy hour, on to the beer;

Very pale pee yellow as it sat in the glass. Thin head on top with little lacing. The aroma consisted of spice, coriander, and malted wheat. Tasting it was a different story. The menu said that this beer was a "classic witbier" with coriandor and fruity notes. Well, I did get some coriandor in the flavor profile, but it was a mere whisper to the strong tasting tart, sour lemon. Lemon. And more lemon. A little spiced, but....did I mention lemon? Well, the beer was firm in the mouth with the carbonation under control: no watery feel, no soda-like carbonation.

What's dissapointing here was this beer started off well, but the STRONG lemon flavor took away a lot of the character of the beer. I was licking my lips afterwards and still getting that tart, sour lemon flavor. And my beer wasn't even garnished with fruit! A dissapointment.

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3.92/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had this on-tap, nice sunny day, during happy hour. I was really looking for a refreshing beer and this looked just about right - they use a 'sour-mashing' technique that actually adds some lactic acid to the brew and make for an especially tart beer.

A: Pale, straw yellow and cloudy. Very light in color, as a wit should be.

S: Citrusy/fruity, wheat, very slight coriander and clove notes. Could smell the tartness - it had a 'lemon' smell, but only in the sense that it smelled acidic.

T: Starts with a nice wheat backbone that quickly turns to a tart finish. Slight clove and lemon, with very little influence from any coriander or other spices. Not too bitter - the IBUs and the tartness from the sour mash work very well together.

M: Medium body and a slightly lower carbonation than I would have liked. Overall good though, not flat and not fizzy in your mouth.

O: Overall a good beer that I will be trying to copy myself very soon. Perfect refreshing beer for the soon-to-come hot days of summer!

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Photo of smibroncos
3.28/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A. Poured a hazy straw witha short white diminishing head. Some lacing on the glass.

S. Citrus, Coriander, fruity

T. Starts withs sweet citrus, slightly spicy. Lemon, nothing really bitter or hoppy with the beer.

M. Medium bodied, lightly carbonated

D. Ok brew nothing outstanding.

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Frisco Fog Witbier from Alcatraz Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.42 out of 5 with 3 ratings