Nit Wit | BJ's Chicago Pizza & Brewery Inc.

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BJ's Chicago Pizza & Brewery Inc.
United States

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
Nit Wit is a traditional Belgian-style witbier. Unfiltered and spiced with orange peel and coriander. Immensely refreshing and flavorful.

Added by BEERchitect on 06-05-2009

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Reviews: 7 | Ratings: 19
Photo of rodbeermunch
3.12/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Looks nice mix of yellow and orange, soft white head on it, 3/4" depth. Aroma was all spice rack and coriander.

Taste was imperial coriander. Mouthfeel allowed a little more to come in later, some lemon, thick wheat grist, but ultimately this was a no thanks.

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Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.11/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Waitress really pushed how much she loved this, figured why not check it out. Came looking lovely, plenty yellow and orange, and hazy, nice lush soft head on it. Aroma was just too much coriander for me.

Same with the taste, they pounded like Bruery Imperial Orchid White amounts of coriander into this beer. Heavy heavy. It completely dominated everything I was tasting. I liked the thickness of the mouthfeel, lots of breadiness, wheat, pepper, lemon, but the actual taste was too heavy with the clove as well.

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Photo of Rifugium
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

First had: on tap at BJ's, Westminster, CO

Poured a light pale yellow, hazy, with a small white cap of bubbles for a head. Yeasty aroma with crisp citrus notes. Light tasting, bready, citrus zest and some light fruit esters. Not overly flavorful, but still not bad and quite refreshing. Moderately drinkable, and decent for the style.

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Photo of jmbranum
4.43/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Enjoyed at BJ's in Norman, OK (which allegedly gets its beer from BJ's in Houston due to Ok's weird laws)

Pretty hazy gold liquid. Interesting fresh aroma. Very much true to the Belgian Witbier style. I would like to taste this side by side with others of the style, but if memory serves right this particular beer is one of the best of the style that I've had.

I like the flavor. Lots and lots of spices, but also a crisp bite.

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Photo of BEERchitect
3.63/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Again, enjoyed at the Columbus Ohio BJ's.

Heading out of town, I wanted something light and easy going- found it here. Though this beer is quite true to style, it reminds me a lot of their Hefeweizen, but without the deep bananna, clove variety. This Wit also seems light, lemony, and sprinkled with corriander and orange zest. Still, bready and wheaty throughout. Light in the yellow spectrum, a haze gives an opaqueness to the mystical beer. Well headed and laces nicely. Certainly a thirst quencher that doesn't weigh heavily on the palate or the brain. Though nice, this beer is far from the best among BJ's lineup.

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Photo of MisterClean
4.47/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

At BJs Flanders beer tasting in Roseville.

A - Poured yellow with a 2-fingered white head. Dissipated moderately fast leaving lots of lacing.

S/T - Lemon esters stood out, coupled with coriander, light citrus, and light honey.

M - Full-bodied and well-balanced.

D - Overall great. Pleasantly surprised as BJs lighter beers tend to be only par. This one was sublime and was very impressed.

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Photo of IntriqKen
3.66/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured the palest of pale yellows ... almost white...whiter than any Wit I've seen. Head was a very impressive 3 fingers of snow white that seemed to never melt. Actually lasted too long.
Aroma was slight banana...mostly light, white pepper and spice.
Taste was actually too seemed to lack depth. A definite Wit with light banana, sharp bite of white pepper from the wheat and drying aftertaste, but just didn't seem to have enough of the flavors I've come to expect from a Wit.
Prettier than Celis or Hoegaarden, but lacking a little of their depth of flavors. Still extremely refreshing.

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Nit Wit from BJ's Chicago Pizza & Brewery Inc.
3.64 out of 5 based on 19 ratings.
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