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.

Added by UCLABrewN84 on 06-15-2011

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Photo of HoppyBastard
4.02/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 ounce can into a Shaker pint glass, "canned on" date 9-9-16.

APPEARANCE: pours a cloudy, straw color with less than one-finger white head that dissipated until a thin, broken layer of small bubbles remained, there is some lacing on the glass, lighter than average carbonation.

SMELL: banana bread and lemon citrus, very pleasant to the nose.

TASTE: the taste follows the nose, initially banana and bread then a lemon citrus note and some spice at the end.

PALATE: medium body and lighter carbonation.

OVERALL: this is a fine wit beer, I would buy this again no problem and would recommend to anyone who enjoys the style.

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Photo of Ozzylizard
3.48/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Trade with Marty.
Canned 6/24/16. Stored at 42 degrees. Served at 42 degrees in a hand washed and dried Jester King snifter.
Aroma – Yeast and spice, fades but still noticeable at the end.
Head – large (maximum four cm, aggressive pour), white, fizzy, high density but low retention – gone in less than two minutes leaving a one to two mm ring and a very thin partial layer.
Lacing – none.
Body – light yellow with a bit of chill haze which quickly clears.
Flavor – begins slightly sour with a bit of apple cider taste. Very slight yeasty taste, some spice. No malt, no hops, no alcohol, no diacetyl.
Palate – light, watery, fizzy.

Seems a bit over carbonated but otherwise a passable (probably inexpensive) wit.

Appearance 3.75, Aroma 3.75, Flavor 3.5, Palate 3.5, Overall 3.5.

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Photo of tillmac62
3.86/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

COD 8/11/16. Clear golden pour. Quite outstanding head volume, world class lacing and retention.

Very good classic wit nose. Fresh light tangy impression with a bit of lemon citrus coupled with a slightly sweet bready / yeasty base. Rounding it off is a bit of clove and coriander.

Heavy light body with a hint of slickness. World class carbonation / body balance. Lively effervescence begins in the middle and never lets up. The finish is finely bubbled and culminates in a prickly rush.

The flavor profile is very good. Overall it is very well balanced but lacks the intensity and complexity to achieve outstanding status. The flavors of the nose are present but only clove really ever takes center stage. Orange, rather than lemon, is the strongest fruit presence. From the middle on, clove takes command and lingers after the tart and slightly dry finish.

More flavor intensity and contrast (sweetness) would really improve this beer. The base is very good but just lacks the wow factor. Tweak the recipe and OB will have a solid chance for an outstanding beer.

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Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
4.04/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

It pours hazy orange with a lot of foam. The nose is very spicy and sweet. The taste is also considerably sweet with slight orange notes. The body is thick. A really nice wit but nothing distinctive about it (that that's a bad thing I guess).

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Photo of RyanK252
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Can poured into an Oskar Blues pint glass

A: Pours faintly hazy golden straw with a frothy white head that settles to a light layer and leaves a little spotty lacing.

S: Spice, citrus zest, a bit bready, wheat twang, fruity notes, and a touch of sweetness.

T: Citrus and spice, orange zest, lemon, coriander, fruity esters, light wheat bread with a nice wheat twang that lingers.

M: A bit fuller than medium body, moderate carbonation, actually has a slightly creamy feel to it.

O: Wits don't really get me all that excited, but I can appreciate a well done one like this.

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Photo of Brutaltruth
3.69/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From the 12 oz can in a snifter. this decent little wit pours a nice
lightly cloudy golden straw with a very nice head of white foam that
lingers long and fades slowly to a thick ring, thin light pool, and features
nice light lacing. Nose of soft wheat bread, light floral notes, honey,
and subtle esters from the yeast. Flavors follow but lightly exceed by
presentation with soft wheat and honey mingling with light notes of banana
and honey melon with a light herbal hop note on the finish. Nice mouth feel;
medium light body, smooth, medium light carbonation, and a lightly dry
cracker finish.

Overall, it is a solid little wit.

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Photo of chinchill
3.81/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On tap at the Brevard beer pub.

Pale and hazy golden body with a white head that leaves plentiful lacing on the glass. Good balance.

Fruity and wheaty with good balance.
Some banana with hints of strawberries, but the wheat dominated the aftertaste.

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Photo of TX-Badger
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a mostly clear light yellow golden color with white head. Wheat, cereal grains, some light spice, and a little earth on the nose; follows onto the palate. Light bodied. Finishes with wheat and a light spice note.

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Photo of Franziskaner
3.93/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Light gold in color with a subtle haziness within. There's a half inch of creamy off white head resting on top. Aroma is comprised of pale wheat and faint coriander. The taste is much more bold than the aroma implies and with refreshing pale wheat and a light, but appropriate amount of coriander. The mouth is very smooth and delicate.

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Photo of Parmesan
3.7/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

L: Slightly Hazy straw gold color with a small white head and just a little bit of lacing.

S: Lemon zest and orange a strong spicy Belgian yeast character, with a baked bread malt in the background. Smells very much like a wit.

T: Strong lemon zest, orange and a strong Belgian yeast character, baked bread and finishes quite dry.

F: Not quite as creamy as I would expect from a wit.

O: Not a bad wit, but still better ones out there.

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Photo of tekstr1der
3.84/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours clear straw golden with thin white cap. Aromas of orange and spice atop a bready malt are maybe the best aspect. Flavors are similar, though I agree with previous reviewer that this may be a bit too flavorful. I only want just one. Finish could be cleaner and less dry.

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Photo of mothmanscott
3.77/5  rDev +0.5%
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 -9.6%
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 +2.1%
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 -4%
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 +5.1%
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 +7.2%
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 +13.3%
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%
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 -1.3%
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 -0.3%
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 -4.5%
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 -8.5%
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 +1.1%
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%
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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Priscilla White Wit Wheat from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
3.75 out of 5 based on 223 ratings.
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