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Naked Nun | Adelbert's Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Adelbert's Brewery
Texas, United States
adelbertsbeer.com

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
Ranking:
#32,924
Reviews:
28
Ratings:
129
pDev:
10.96%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
37
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 129 |  Reviews: 28
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3.59/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to GRG1313 for sharing this one at his tasting.

Batch No. 021. Bottled on 2/14/14.

Pours a hazy light orange-yellow with a foamy bone head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, spice, yeast, and slight fruit aromas. Taste is much the same with grain, spice, and yeast flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is tasty but has a slightly better set of aromas.

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of BeerandWhiskeyHQ
3.97/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance:
Golden Straw-Blonde colored. Slight haze. Thick foamy crisp white head
Nose:
Typical Wit style scents coming through, clove, slight fruit that is more mild in nature- not citrusy. Light alcohol scent
Palate:
Delicious, crisp and clean. Clove, coriander, spice, pears, apple and perhaps some peach as well. Light and balanced.
Overall:
I am not a giant fan of wit style beers- with the exception to this one. It is refreshing and balanced with enough crisp fruity notes to keep my interest.

-BeerandwhiskeyHQ.com

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear golden pour with a frothy two finger head and lots of carbonation. Body has notes of yeast, lemon and light banana with a little clove and spice on the back end. Finishes with a light spicy bitterness.

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3.96/5  rDev +8.5%
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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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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2.78/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

5.8% ABV confirmed per the label. 1 pint 9.4 fl oz brown glass bottle with uninteresting Adelbert's label art and hood-and-wire cap (aka cage) over a branded cork acquired at me local HEB grocery and served into Cantillon stemware in me gaff in low altitude Austin, Texas. Reviewed live. Expectations are above average; I'm not big on the brewery but I'm in the mood for the style it has a decent 83 rating currently. Reviewed as a witbier because it clearly identifies as such on the label. "Ale brewed with spices. Bottle conditioned." Batch No. 013. Bottled on 07/16/13.

Served cold - straight from me fridge. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

As soon as I removed the "cage", the cork popped off of its own accord and hit my ceiling with an audible pop. Definitely seems overcarbonated, but then no liquid surged out after that incident, so maybe it's alright.

A: No bubble show forms as I pour.

Pours a two finger wide head of white colour. Fluffy airy consistency. Subpar creaminess. Okay thickness. Doesn't have a soft complexion. No lacing sticks to the sides of the glass as the head recedes. Head retention is above average - about 3 minutes.

Body colour is a predictable cloudy yellow. It's fairly dull for the style; lacks vibrance. No yeast particles are visible. Translucent but nontransparent.

Overall, it's within style conventions and looks generally appealing, but it's far from unique or special. There are no obvious flaws. I'm optimistic.

Sm: Pilsner malt, weak wheat, faint crackery malts, muddled unevocative artificial lemon, some orange, a sad attempt at coriander, hay/straw, and a kiss of funkiness. Lemongrass, white pepper, Belgian golden malts, generic citrusy esters. Generic citrusy hop notes.

A clean, fairly pleasant aroma of mild strength. No yeast character or alcohol is detectable.

If I had to pick a highlight, I'd go with the orange, though it seems pretty shallow.

T: Quite generic for a witbier. Belgian golden malts, wheat, pilsner malts, light crackery malts, hay/straw. Artificial lemon. Unevocative barely-present coriander. Lemongrass and accompanying citrusy esters. Generic floral and citrusy/fruity hop character. Perhaps the most interesting thing about it is its inclusion of faint funkiness, which isn't at all to style but lends it a saison-esque character that kind of works. Has a vague herbal note - perhaps sage or something else in the mint family.

Somewhat shallow. Average duration and intensity of flavour. It has a loose cohesion and a decent balance, but it's far from gestalt. Okay complexity. Not much subtlety or nuance.

No alcohol or yeast character comes through.

I do like it in a general sense. It's pretty unimpressive for a witbier, but outside style conventions it's not unenjoyable.

Mf: Not real refreshing, due in large part to its obvious overcarbonation and its overdone thickness. Crisp. Too full-bodied on the palate for the style. A proper witbier should be very light - almost fleeting - on the palate, and should be refreshing as hell. This isn't. Okay presence on the palate. Lightly biting. Wet. Has too much rough coarseness for the style. Hides its ABV decently. Suits the flavour profile in a general sense, but it's way off of style conventions.

Not oily, astringent, gushed, hot, or boozy.

Dr: I definitely wouldn't get it again, and I'm not looking forward to the barrel-aged variant. The horrid overcarbonation really restricts drinkability. A very forgettable witbier that veers slightly into saison territory. That said, it hides its ABV decently and I'll have little trouble killing the bottle alone. You could do worse, but Adelbert's continues to fail to impress. I wouldn't recommend this to friends, and while it's drinkable, it's ultimately rather average.

If you're looking for a great American-brewed example of the style, grab Allagash White.

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4.01/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

A: Hazy and gold, as opposed to white. Head faded quickly. Good lacing.

S: Lemon peel, hay, pepper.

T: Delicious! Spicy and tangy to start with, then a nice, bitter, refreshing finish.

M: Quite full-bodied, but carbonation also keeps it interesting.

O: Expensive, but tasty. I wouldn't pay this much for it again but I enjoyed it.

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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Naked Nun from Adelbert's Brewery
Beer rating: 3.65 out of 5 with 129 ratings
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