Naked Nun | Adelbert's Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Adelbert's Brewery
Texas, United States | website

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Mora2000 on 04-21-2012

BEER STATS
Reviews:
26
Ratings:
120
Avg:
3.68
pDev:
23.64%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
30
For Trade:
0
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Reviews by KKB:
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3.8/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A – It looks like champagne…Yup…Solid clear/yellow/white head with a lot of carbonation flowing up from the bottom. Looks pretty good.

S – Wow, when this first came out of the bottle the smell hit me in the face and I literally hated it. Like I got angry about it for a second. But I just buried my nostrils deep into her undercarriage and she smells just lovely. Tart and floral, spicy and citric with lemon. Smells great! Cool. Neat-o!

T – Interesting. Dang…hang on….hmmmmild. Kind of mild. It’s like aggressively mild though, if you catch my meaning. It is tart and has orange and lemon, with some bread and a little banana as well. But the novelty is wearing off on me. I was getting giddy for a moment there, thinking I had stepped onto something grand. Not grand, just good. It also has some rather intense barnyard funk to it. If that was dialed back a touch this ale could be very interesting. Bold ass choices have been utilized here though, and I have to respect this brewery for that…Sweetens and much of the funk turns to a nice spiciness on the finish though. I gotta say, this is a real surprise, and damn interesting. Feels good.

M – The mouthfeel is light-medium with the pedal down on the carbonation and it really is consistent, good job there as well.

O – It’s good. Definitely worth a try. I wasn’t sure what I was in for, but I’ve definitely never had anything quite like this. It really is nice but it toes the line rather precariously between being not good at all and being wholly good. As they say though, fortune favors the bold...ALSO I'm editing my review just to say this, as it continues to warm, it has a very lovely bubblegum taste to it.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Kappakoosh
3/5  rDev -18.5%

Photo of aquazr1
3.76/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of Mora2000
3.68/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.1 oz bottle poured into an Adelbert's snifter. Batch 001, bottle number 118. Bottled 3-2-12.

The beer pours a hazy straw color with a large, fluffy white head. The aroma has quite a bit of coriander and wheat in it, with a little bit of orange peel thrown in. Smells about like I expected it to. The flavor is fairly heavy on the wheat, with a little bit of lemon and orange. There is also some lightly toasted malt and a little coriander. Thin to medium mouthfeel and a soft, medium carbonation. Easy to drink and quite enjoyable.

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Photo of ehammond1
3.36/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Bottle (2013)

Acquired via trade
Thanks, wagenvolks and xpimptastikx!

Hazy golden witbier with a mild aroma of wheat and very mild citrus. Mildly expressive flavors of wheat, mild coriander, moderate bitterness, and floral notes. Tasty, though with a bit too much carbonation. Nice enough witbier--very drinkable.

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Photo of Rejohnson
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Garrettshu
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of Dface
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ONovoMexicano
3.96/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Starts with a huge head, foamy and cream-colored. The liquid is cloudy and orange and wheat colored, but still very close to white and pale.

The aroma of clove and banana immediately hit me when I crack the bottle and some sweet maltiness and wheat are present as well. I get much more on the tongue, particularly tartness and lemon, then the banana and clove, a wheaty back end, some slight pepperiness and spice.

I appreciate the light body on this beer and how easy it is to sip. The carbonation is strong, but there's still some creaminess. The beer finishes semi-dry with a tingling sensation from the yeast.

I'd have more of this in a heartbeat. It was good on this semi-cold New Mexico evening, but also would go great in the warmer months.

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Photo of dankabier1
3.47/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jheezee
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of dumptruck81
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of zonker17
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of imasloth
4.02/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Hazy, brownish pear color with plenty of loose yeast in suspension and plenty at bottom of bottle and glass. Thin, quickly dissipating white head leaves no lacing.

S- A bit sour (my brother and co-taster agreed). Coriander and a light citrus.

T- Much more complex than smell indicates. Sweet with a hefeweizen type bubble gum flavor and aftertaste. Orange/citrus flavor is more prominent.

M- Light-bodied with dry afterfeel.

O- Had Scratchin' Hippo at a beerfest recently and actually poured it out. This is a much stronger effort. A bold wit that i recommend you seek out.

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Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of cfrobrew
3/5  rDev -18.5%

Photo of Magery
3.23/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Hopmodium
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of gtermi
3.54/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.85/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Stone flute. Big pop when pulling the cork, but no gushing. Pours a light straw amber with golden notes and a three finger, large bubble head that still had good retention and thick lacing. Aroma of coriander, mild caramel malt, apple juice, saison style yeast. Flavor is coriander, bready malt with a hint of caramel, saison yeast, mild wheat, light orange and lemon citrus; finishes semi-dry with citrus peel, clove and coriander bitterness. Light bodied with peppery, active carbonation, nice mouth feel. A spicy wit that has characteristics of a wit, tripel and saison; wit malt and wheat, tripel intensity of spicing and a dry, saison yeast flavor. I thought it worked quite well; more intense than a typical wit, but with interesting yeast and spicing. Perhaps a bit overspiced for the ABV (a tripel would have had more intensity of other flavors to counter the spicing), but overall reasonably balanced and flavorful. I stumbled on this year old bottle on a trip and don't expect to see it again, but I'd like to try other ales from this brewery. I wouldn't be surprised if I scored a fresh bottle more highly, but even so, this has held up well with no visible age flaws.

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Photo of largadeer
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of Big_Dave
3/5  rDev -18.5%

Photo of ExaltedNecrosis
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of metter98
3.69/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is crystal clear light yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high white head that died down, but consistently left a short head covering the surface.
S: Moderate aromas of coriander and orange peel are present in the nose.
T: Very much like the smell, the taste is dominated by flavors of orange peel and coriander, the latter of which stand out in the finish.
M: It feels just about shy of being medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is easy to drink and has a nice amount of orange peel and coriander. It feels a little too spicy and heavy on the palate to be thirst-quenching.

Note: Batch No. 11, Bottled on 6/5/2013

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