Belgian Wit | North by Northwest Restaurant & Brewery

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North by Northwest Restaurant & Brewery
Texas, United States

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Spring

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Added by brewdlyhooked13 on 06-25-2008

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Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 9
Photo of HardTarget
3.87/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Hazy pale yellow gold glass, doesn't hold a head.

Smell: Mostly classic wit, some coriander spice on a wheat malt base.

Taste: A spot on Wit, citric tangy lemon juice with a gritty wheat base makes for a nice refreshing and quenching beer.

Mouthfeel: Gritty, medium body, low carbonation borderline flat, clean finish.

Overall: A nice beer. I'm a little miffed that it's not the beer I ordered (I wanted the Peach Wit which was much better than this) but the beer in front of me is a well made wit.

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Photo of Mora2000
3.41/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the brewpub.

The beer pours a hazy golden-orange color with a white head. The aroma has a lot of wheat and a light amount of orange citrus. The flavor is a little more pronounced. I get a stronger orange citrus component as well as some wheat, light pepper and coriander. Thin mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

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Photo of woodychandler
4.16/5  rDev +13%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The head was reducing to wisps even as it was being brought to me. Color was a cloudy lemon-yellow. Nose had a mixture of citrus, spice, and sour. Mouthfeel was medium-to-full with an intense lemony zest on the tongue. Finish was dry and refreshing. A nice summer beer. Perhaps dial the lemon down just a tad.

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Photo of wagenvolks
3.4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pint on-tap at the NXNW brewpub.

Served a foggy haze of a yellowish-brown beer. Very close to the color of the Hefeweizen ordered by another member of our party, the only distinction being a lemon on the rim of the latter. The Wit doesn't have much of a head, save for a few wisps of beige foam. However, a quick swirl of the glass easily builds a half inch of head. Not much to the aroma, some lemon zest and vanilla backed by a kiss of wheat and pale malts.

Taste matches the aroma, but adds the needed spiciness inherent to the Witbier style. Good presence of lemon peel and coriander, but the malts taste a bit bland and stale on the finish. Luckily it's not too distracting. Mouthfeel is right-on, with a light body, peppy carbonation level, and semi-dry finish that leaves me wanting another sip. Still, this was a slight disappointment from the normally solid NXNW seasonal line-up.

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Photo of brewdlyhooked13
3.67/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - a clouded light yellow, pretty much identical to the Bavarian hefe.

Aroma - fruity wheat nose, like pineapple or mango.

Taste - very fruity, like orange juice. Not much hop presence, but I enjoy the flavor. Paired with a BBQ on pita with mango salsa, the lemon flavors come out noticeably.

Mouthfeel - good smoothness per the style, tempered carbonation.

Drinkability - I thought this was tasty, though it could be a little too sweet for many pints.

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Belgian Wit from North by Northwest Restaurant & Brewery
3.68 out of 5 based on 9 ratings.
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