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Priscilla White Wit Wheat | Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

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Priscilla White Wit WheatPriscilla White Wit Wheat

Brewed by:
Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
Colorado, United States

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
This AmeriCAN take on the Belgian Classic Wit, featuring orange peel and coriander spice emanated from the basement blues music legacy Dave McIntyre (Oskar Blusologist) built at the original Oskar Blues Grill & Brew in Lyons, CO. On draft for over a decade, Priscilla's zesty citrus and light fresh baked bread aromas mix with spicy, fruity fermentation. Light bodied with a subtle savory spice accent and a dry, lightly tart finish you can nearly feel the flicker of the neon and sounds of the King. White Wit Wheat.

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Photo of mothmanscott
3.77/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a glowing opaque pale gold producing 3 fingers of white, somewhat lasting head of soapy foam that leaves scattered swirls of lace above a sudsy collar ring. Aroma is wheat & coriander prominent with hints of bread, banana, cloves, fruit & spice. Taste is wheat, coriander, bread, sherbet-like flavors of orange & lemon, with pepper, spice, earthy & faint dry grass hoppiness in the finish. Coriander, lemon/orange, pepper & a hint of bitterness in the rapidly diminishing aftertaste. Mouthfeel is medium bodied but heavier than what I consider "normal" for the style with moderate carbonation, wet/juciy & creamy with a nice prickle of peppery spice.

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Photo of jasadewi
3.39/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Hazy orange with soapy white head.
S: Wheat and coriander first, then orange.
T: Follows the nose.
M: Light bodied, slicker in the mouth than some Witbiers.
O: Pretty taste. I usually prefer sweeter and wheatier Wits, as this is in the slick, sticky, coriander, spicier camp like Einstock, etc. However, I put a couple of orange slices in the glass to orange the drink up, and I really enjoyed it. Certainly, worth a try.

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Photo of mike22ne
3.83/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

It's a solid Belgian wit. Covers all the smell and taste you expect, orange, coriander, and a nice smooth body. For me it's just bordering on being almost too much - for a style that's nice and drinkable this is packed with flavor.

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Photo of basaywhat
3.6/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz can. Pours hazy pale gold with a fizzy white head. Tastes like lemon, grassy, straw, some corn, and wheat. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like lemon, creamy wheat, grassy, straw, and corn. Not a bad wit.

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Photo of Darkmagus82
3.94/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from can into a pint glass

Appearance –The beer pours a lightly hazed orange amber color with a billowy head of white foam. The head has a great level of retention, slowly fading over time to leave a tone of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma is strong of a wheat bread smell mixed with tons of coriander and a bit of clove. Along with these smells comes some wonderful orange and lemon citrus smells as well as a light fruitiness.

Taste – The taste begins with a wheat bread flavor mixed with a rather strong showing of a sweet light fruit flavor of an orange nature mixed with some lighter peach and pear flavors as well. There is a bit of coriander and clove upfront, which with the fruity flavors, gets more potent as the taste moves forward. Toward the end some light graininess and even more fruit comes to the tongue, leaving one with a deliciously fruity wheat taste to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is slightly thicker for a beer of only 5.2 % with a carbonation level that is average. For the mix of wheatiness and fruitiness the thicker body with the average carbonation is nice and makes for an easy sipping brew.

Overall – This is a very nice wit in my opinion. Big flavor with a great easy drinkability. Well done OB.

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Photo of donspublic
4.02/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from tap into shaker nice cream colored head, nice retention and lacing. Pale cloudy golden in the glass. Smells faintly of orange. Taste of bubblegum, orange and coriander. Nice basic wit. Great mouthfeel

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Photo of MattyG85
4.25/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz. can into a chalice.

Appearance: Pours a hazy golden orange with a moderate amount of bubbles and about a finger of white head that settles into a thin patchy layer.

Smell: A fruity and spicy Belgian style aroma with a scent of spices and fruit. Belgian yeast with a scent of coriander, pepper, and clove spice. Fruit hints of orange peel, banana, pear, lemon, and white grape. Malt hints of wheat, grains, cracker, and biscuit with yeast. Also some hints of bubblegum. A pretty solid aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, a spicy and fruity Belgian style taste with notes of spices and fruit. Belgian yeast with some spice notes of coriander, clove, and pepper. Fruit notes of orange peel, banana, lemon, pear, and white grape along with some bubblegum sweetness. Malt notes of wheat, grains, biscuit, and cracker with some yeast. A pretty nice taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a medium to high level of carbonation. Crisp and smooth.

Overall: A pretty solid take on a Belgian style Witbier. Nice mix of spices and fruit notes.

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Photo of vinicole
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Cloudy yellow. Thin frothy head.
Peppery spice, yeast with sour notes.
Too sweet for the genuine version otherwise typical of the genre.
Smooth. Decent all rounder.

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Photo of Suds
3.7/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

From a can, this brew is a sunglow gold color with a thin white head. The aroma is lightly twangy, a bit tart, with a floral undertone. Some herbal spice as well. The taste is sweeter and more malty than expected, but quite good. Fruity, sweet, and interesting. Medium-full in body. Not my idea of a wit, but very tasty.

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Photo of JayQue
3.74/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pretty good Wit. Poured into a flute, a hazy gold color with a small bubbly white head that fades fast. Thin patches of lacing on the glass. Aroma and flavor include citrus (orange), Belgian yeast (fairly prominent), pepper and a little cloves and coriander. Mouthfeel is light and refreshing. This isn't St Bernadus, but would fit the bill very well on a warm day.

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Photo of BEERchitect
3.58/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pulling back on the perfume, the brewers of Oskar Blues turn their attention to the natural pilsner, wheat and cereal flavor that brings a rusticity back to the witbier style. Tart, vinous and spicy, the taste is as charming as it is raw.

Pale straw and with a medium haze, the creamy froth and lacy recess provides a fruit and pepper filled scent with grain, bread, and powdered sugar at its disposal. To taste, the earthy grain sweetness is off-cereal but is husken, bready and raw.

Sweetness fades and the grain remains. Tight in its taste, a citrus and tropic fruit flavor emerges. Lemon, orange, passionfruit and gooseberry come through the middle palate with a tang and zest that's remiss of white wine, cider and a floral soapiness. Lightly bittered with white pepper, minty hops and lemongrass, the beer's drinkability and refreshment won't be denied.

Medium-light, dry, crisp and plaster-like, the beer's scrubbing grain texture rubs against the tongue with a rough, raw and gritty mouthfeel. Tempered by lingering floral flavor, the aftertaste is of husk, citrus rib and dry hay.

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Photo of 1000lbgrizzly
3.43/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear yellow-golden body, white fizzy head, plenty of quick bubbles, islands of lace. Smell has lots of pepper, bready yeast, and a touch of grass. Almost verging on spicy hops. The flavor contains the same, but with an even more overbearing presence of white pepper. The bread crust, yeast, spice, and herbal notes (similar to bay leaf) are washed out. Quite far into Belgian yeast territory, without the grace. Body is quite fizzy with abrasive carbonation, light.
Not an unpleasant brew, but apart from the hot pink can a forgettable one. Seems like a lot of American brewers got their hands on the real deal Belgian yeast and can't seem to restrain it quite like the natives can.

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Photo of dbrauneis
3.79/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a very lightly hazy medium golden yellow in color with moderate amounts of active visible carbonation rising from the bottom of the glass and faint apricot + honey colored highlights. The beer has a three finger tall sudsy foamy bright white head that slowly reduces to a large patch of thin film covering the entire surface of the beer and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light to moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of wheat malts with a hint of caramel sweetness along with moderate aromas of clove, citrus/orange, and coriander.

T: Upfront there is a moderate flavor of wheat malts with a light amount of caramel malts and a touch of sweetness. There is a light to moderate flavor of Belgian yeast with light to moderate flavors of clove, citrus/orange, and coriander. Light lingering flavors from the yeast. Minimal amount of bitterness and no discernible hop presence.

M: Light to medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly creamy and chewy.

O: Easy to drink and refreshing with well hidden alcohol.

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Photo of HattedClassic
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The beer pours a nice white and slightly creamy head that dissipates fairly quickly. The beer itself is a nice medium gold that is clear. The overall look is pretty nice and isn't that different from other of the style.

The smell is nice. It consists of a strong clove and banana note with a good and sweet bread note. There seems to be a light citrus note to it but it's fairly faint.

The taste has the notes as the smell. Although, there is a slightly strong citrus note to it that vaguely resembles a sweet lemon.

The feel is decent. It's a light bodied beer with a bit of thickness to it. The carbonation is fairly light and crispy.

Overall, a decent wit and worth getting for a hot day.

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Photo of tone77
3.71/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A thanks to the captain of the canquest, woodychandler, for this beer. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of wheat, lemons. Taste is wheat, banana, lemon, some clove. Feels medium/full bodied in the mouth and overall is a highly refreshing and easy drinking beer.

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Photo of Rcaros
4.1/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance: poured 1.5 fingers of white foamy head. Light golden color with slight haze and little carbonation

Aroma: bubblegum, clovey, biscuity malt slight citrus

Taste: banana, bubblegum, slightly spicy and clovey

Feel: very crisp with a light to medium mouthfeel

Overall very good for the style

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Photo of OldManMetal
4.26/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Priscilla pours to a brief-lived, giant creamy white head on a straw-colored, effervescent body that shows modest hazing; lacing is sparse, consisting of bat-like swoops. The aroma is medium in intensity and leads with an assertive yeast character, backed by slight citrus notes, hints of appley esters and light alcohol overtones, all atop a modest, crisp wheat malt foundation. On the palate, the estery spice is much more pronounced than it is on the nose: a delightful apple/banana/clove blend that starts the show, riding atop a much bigger, broader wheat foundation than the nose would predict; sweetish and the least bit caramelish, it complements the estery flavors quite well. Past this, there is a slight yeast bite. The finish is a good hit of caramel and clove, followed by a mild, tartish wheaty citrus flavor that lasts for a few minutes. Mouthfeel is biggish for the light body, and the texture is medium-creamy and medium-peppery from the enthusiastic carbonation. This is a damn good Witbier. (12 oz can, 63 days after pkg)

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
4.08/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a pretty lemon drop color with appreciable haze of 90% opacity, and a 3 fingers of head, receding slowly to about 1 finger leaving lace behind.

Aromas of strong clove, following with crisp citrus, banana, coriander, and nutmeg.

Flavor brings it forward. Lots of delicious wheat, oranges, banana, vanilla pudding, clove, cardamom, nutmeg. It's all here, folks, and in glorious balance and fashion.

Feel is right on key for a Witbier. Smooth, creamy, refreshing.

I had to admit I had my doubts, but Oskar Blues brings it full force here too. These guys nailed it. It may be my favorite Wit next to Hoegaarden (which can never be replaced).

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Photo of woodychandler
3/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Today is Watermelon (Beer) Wednesday/Wit Wednesday/Watermelon Wit Wednesday and Priscilla has a pretty pink CAN in furtherance of The CANQuest (tm)! How exciting it all is.

From the CAN: "Where You Been ... Who You Been Wit?"; "CANs Infinitely Recyclable"; "Pack It In, Pack It Out".

The Crack! was simply splendid & Priscilla whispered that she was up for anything, so I turned her upside down for an inverted Glug. Oh, my, did she scream out & wriggle around! No matter. I ended up with two-plus fingers of dense, foamy, eggshell-white head with decent retention for my efforts. Color was Golden-Amber (SRM = > 5, < 7) with NE-quality clarity & so Priscilla & I were quickly joined by The Gelt Gang of Mammon, Midas & Croesus, all hoping for a taste. I leaned over for a sniff & I was a little surprised to find that Priscilla had a banana odor to her along with the expected coriander pepperiness. This, coupled with its clarity, made me think more of a Kristalweizen. Mouthfeel was medium. The taste was odd for the style, very fruity, especially of banana, without as much spiciness as I would expect. Priscilla may be Queen of the Desert, but she was not winning me over here. Finish was more semi-sweet than semi-dry, so I'll go with that, but overall, it was not worth giving a lot of CANsideration. Sorry, fellas.

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Photo of Squire123
3.81/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance is light gold with good white lacing.

Aroma is lightly spicy with very little grain presence, just something in the background.

Flavor is really good. More heft than most wheat beers I've tried with a complex rounded character. I don't get the heavy clove/banana influence of the European Hefes, rather a clean, refreshing taste that finishes quickly with just a touch of ripe fruit in the aftertaste.

Medium texture with some weight.

Overall this is a fine brew. It's not heavy in any sense but there's enough there to know your drinking something a cut above the ordinary. Think I'll serve this to my Blue Moon fan friends next time they're over.

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Photo of 57md
3.82/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a straw color with a huge head of over two fingers. The nose has notes of wheat but also something astringent. The foundation of the flavor profile is hearty wheat but there is the obligatory coriander note as well. This offering is low on the funk scale. The body is more full than most wits.

Non-traditional, which is probably why I enjoyed it.

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Photo of BradtheGreat7
4.14/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Beautiful can. The stuff on the inside is top shelf. Not a big fan of traditional Belgian wit, but this has some boldness to it with big banana bread and coriander to go with a mellow clove spice. The aroma is out of this world and it's beautifully yellow colored body displays a load of haziness and a bright white fluffy head that sticks all over. Oskar Blues has a real winner here. It has a perfect texture that has the thickness of something much larger than 5.2%. Belgian Wit.. please. Even those classic Belgian wit brewers should take notice of this fantastic liquid.

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Photo of ZAP
4.25/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

An excellent take on a wit beer. Too often I fins whits too sweet and syrupy. This is refreshingly clean and light but bursting with typical whit flavors of oranges, and corriander. Also touches of cloves and a hint of hefe-weizen like banana notes. Bright, clean, and loaded with flavor without being overbearingly sweet (blue moon).

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Photo of avalon07
3.79/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

L: Poured from a can to a pint glass. Had a bright yellow color and a clear texture. There was a half inch of foamy head that quickly dissipated. Sparse lacing.

S: An okay aroma of spices, wheat, and a bit of citrus.

T: Tasted of a moderate amount of wheat, citrus notes (lemon, orange), coriander, a little bit of pepper, a slight metallic quality in the finish, raspberries, and a phenolic presence as well. While it's pretty solid, the flavor isn't quite as aggressive or vibrant as some other witbiers. Still, it's quite fruity, sweet, and tasty.

F: A decent amount of carbonation with a somewhat slick finish. Light-bodied.

O: Not a bad example of a witbier, but there are better examples of the style. A pretty good beer for hot summer months, though.

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Photo of deadonhisfeet
3.69/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a can into a New Belgium tulip. Pours out light gold and fairly clear with 2 fingers of fine white head. Good retention. Mild sweet, grainy nose. A little malt, a hint of lemon, and some clove.

Light body with a firm feel. Typical bright flavor of a wit. Some fresh bread, sweet orange, and a bit of tart lemon. Hops are mild. Very refreshing, but the flavor is a little off balanced for the style. There's plenty of sweetness but not enough tart or peppery notes to complement it.

A solid representation of the style, but better examples are out there. I'd prefer it was a little more tart, but this is still a refreshing beer.

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Priscilla White Wit Wheat from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
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