Priscilla White Wit Wheat | Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

Priscilla White Wit WheatPriscilla White Wit Wheat
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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 dbrauneis
3.79/5  rDev +1.9%
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 DanGeo
3.51/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tiernan
3.66/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of deebo
3.28/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Decent flavor of a Belgian wheat could benefit from some haze, more yeasty esters and mouthfeel. Otherwise I like a Belgian wit. This is worth a drink.

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Photo of tuowl74a
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Franziskaner
3.93/5  rDev +5.6%
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 pat61
4.02/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: gold with a slight haze under a thin white cap with poor retention.

S: The aroma is medium low with traces of bread crumb, orange peel and coriander. Fermentation aromas are low.

T: The flavors have some fruit - citrus and orange peel leading to a slight tartness on the finish. A medium sweet start finishes juicy.

F: Medium light body and medium high carbonation.

O: Light refreshing beer.

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Photo of MattyG85
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%
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 Mantooth
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Golden32
4.28/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of HopsForBrains
3.62/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

The taste was overly too sweet for me.

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Photo of moundbz
3.85/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chinchill
3.81/5  rDev +2.4%
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 OKbrew89
3.69/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of whatname
3.69/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NeroFiddled
4.06/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Oskar Blues Brewery "Priscilla White Wit Wheat"
12 fl. oz. can, "CANNED ON7/11/16" and sampled on 8/18/16
$1.99 @ Total Wine & More, Cherry Hill, NJ

- labeled as 5.2% ABV

I'm not sure why this is labeled as a "white wit wheat" other than just to do it as they all kind of fit. To me it appears to be simply a standard Belgian-style witbier, although a little sweet and fruity, and not as spicy as you might expect. Perhaps that's an American twist.

It appears to be a typical wit, although I'm disappointed in the head retention and lacing. And there's orange peel in the aroma, along with some other yeasty fruitiness (unless of course the orange is actually coming from hops, which I doubt because I don't get any other hop character). There's coriander as well, although mild; and no pepper or lemon.

There's an interesting soft tartness to it that livens it and brings out the yeasty fruitiness. It's tartish up front, then fruity (orange, apple, berry, banana), followed by doughy malt across the middle, and then delicately spicy and even more subtly tart in the finish. It's not very bitter at all, yet it somehow dries rather easily (must be the coriander, although it doesn't particularly stand out).

In the mouth it's medium to medium-light in body and gently effervescent. The subtle tartness lends an extra edge.

Although it starts out a little sweet you soon adjust to that, and it's certainly never sticky or cloying. In fact it's actually quite refreshing, and almost impossible to put down. Absolutely charming! Unique and well worth trying.

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Photo of mlockman
3.74/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Smooth and drinkable and really packed with flavor. A good Belgian yeastiness presents predominantly as banana with some spice. Equally as drinkable as Beerito, but infinitely more flavorful

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Photo of russpowell
3.9/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours an effervescent honey color with 1 finger of ivory head. Pretty good head retention & better lacing

S: Rubber band & phenols

T: Follows the nose, a little coriander as well up front. Some breadyness breaks through as this warms, more Band-Aid & a little dryness once warm. Finishes with a little dryness & phenol

MF: Medium body, firm carbonation

True to the style & pretty drinkable

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Photo of hiphopj5
3/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of coldshowers
3.76/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.33/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured into a mug, the appearance was a semi-ruddy/burnt yellow color with a thin finger’s worth of white foamy head that sustains nicely and ends up dissipating at a nice pace. Moderate carbonation could be seen rising. The aroma has a sweet wheaty, semi-citrusy, low spicy (coriander-esque), Belgian yeasty esters and then a touch of bubblegum. The flavor leans sweetly through the previous mention of those aromas and the coriander seems to only compliment nicely. Clean sweet wheaty biting / semi-bubblegum sort of aftertaste sliding into a quick wet sweet finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light on the body with a fair sessionability about it. Carbonation feels fairly low. Nice crisp wheatiness lays down on the tongue. Overall, another witbier by an American brewer coming to what I say "session standards." Good for what it is and I would prefer to have again in the Summer, but honestly, doesn’t compare to it’s Belgian counterparts. Though, I could have again for me.

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Photo of MGibbons
3.49/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Priscilla White Wit Wheat from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
Beer rating: 53.5% out of 100 with 245 ratings
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