Summer's Wit
Buffalo Bayou Brewing Co

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From:
Buffalo Bayou Brewing Co
 
Texas, United States
Style:
Witbier
ABV:
6%
Score:
83
Avg:
3.62 | pDev: 11.05%
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
55
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jul 20, 2020
Added:
Jun 05, 2014
Wants:
  3
Gots:
  12
SCORE
83
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Notes: None
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Rated: 3 by RiceOwls27 from Texas

Jul 20, 2020
 
Rated: 3.55 by GarbageMan10 from Texas

Nov 13, 2018
 
Rated: 3.75 by Hellpop65 from Kansas

Jan 01, 2018
 
Rated: 3.73 by Pens1967 from Louisiana

Sep 09, 2017
 
Rated: 3.6 by MaddoJay from Texas

Aug 21, 2017
 
Rated: 3.44 by stebbi7833 from Texas

Jun 21, 2017
 
Rated: 3.56 by cgrunin from Texas

Dec 25, 2016
 
Rated: 3.72 by aknalley from Texas

Aug 15, 2016
 
Rated: 4.25 by MaddDogg84 from Texas

Aug 04, 2016
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Reviewed by puck1225 from Texas

3.15/5  rDev -13%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Poured from a can into a pint glass. Clear golden brown, essentially no head or lacing. Sweet, slightly sour smell. The taste was ok, a bit citrusy but a bit bland. It was ok, but here is better out there.
Jun 05, 2016
 
Rated: 3.75 by cultclassic89 from Texas

Nov 05, 2015
 
Rated: 3.75 by Dinkel from Texas

Sep 07, 2015
 
Rated: 3.44 by The_Kriek_Freak from Pennsylvania

Aug 20, 2015
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Rated by Can_has_beer from Texas

3.7/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
A decent witbier, definitely a good local beer for the hot summer weather. The flavor is nice and the feel is not too heavy.
Aug 13, 2015
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Rated by sd123 from Georgia

3.44/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
More of a hefeweizen than a wit in my opinion
Jul 28, 2015
 
Rated: 3 by Swettenham_Shire from Ohio

Jun 28, 2015
 
Rated: 3.68 by brbremer from Texas

Jun 14, 2015
 
Rated: 3.5 by Musineer from Texas

Jun 14, 2015
 
Rated: 3.5 by Dicers from California

May 31, 2015
 
Rated: 3.82 by J2mccorm

May 30, 2015
 
Rated: 3.5 by Chamrox from Louisiana

May 30, 2015
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Reviewed by Jugs_McGhee from Australia

3.03/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Truncated review:

12 fl oz aluminum can served cold into a pilsner glass at low altitude in Austin, TX. Reviewed live as a witbier per the label. Expectations are below average given the brewery.

No bubble show forms as it's poured.

HEAD: ~4 fingers wide. White colour. Decent creaminess and frothiness. Average thickness/fullness. Leaves only light uneven lacing as it recedes.

Retention is nice - ~5 minutes.

BODY: Murky hazy yellow-copper. Not the fresh cloudy yellow with mild yeasty particles you hope for in a good witbier.

An underwhelming appearance for a witbier. Appears overcarbonated.

AROMA: Wheat, old lemon peel, some unbecoming starchiness, dry crackery malts, citrusy twang. No coriander, no fresh lemon citrus. Lacks the freshness and clean aromatics of superior witbieren.

Aromatic intensity is average.

Suggests a mediocre somewhat stale witbier with an off-putting dryness.

TASTE: Has some nice lemon twang over top a generic wheat foundation, with some barley filling it out. I don't get any coriander or herb. Not real fresh - or even authentic. I have to wonder if actual lemon was used or if the yeast was even Belgian; the label's mention of "natural flavors added" has me very skeptical.

It's shallow and simple, but not bad by any means. A very plain straightforward witbier that checks the boxes of the basics of the style without any ornamentation. Neither fresh nor stale. Very middle-of-the-road. Average duration and intensity of flavour.

Decent balance. Loose cohesion. Fair amplitude of flavour. Few beers in this style boast much intricacy, but this is *really* lacking. The lemon peel has no subtlety, and feels like a flavour derived at least in part from an artificial additive.

TEXTURE: Slightly acidic. Smooth, wet, somewhat refreshing, light to medium-bodied, and overcarbonated. Has adequate heft and weight on the palate. Average thickness. ?Could be cleaner, fresher, softer, and crisper.

This texture doesn't elevate the beer by any means. There's no harmony of texture to taste, but this mouthfeel isn't bad. Presence on the palate is decent.

Not oily, gushed, hot, boozy, astringent, harsh, rough, or scratchy.

OVERALL: A middling uninspired stab at a witbier that pales in comparison to both traditional paragons of the style and spirited efforts from other better American breweries (see Allagash White). Drinkable but forgettable, with an underwhelming pedestrian flavour profile and an unremarkable mouthfeel. The citrusy thrust of the flavour profile will keep the discerning drinker contented but unimpressed. I wouldn't buy this again, but there are far worse witbieren on the American market. Not as artificial or extract-y as it could be, but still rather mundane. To its credit, it's above average.

Low C+ (3.03)
Apr 21, 2015
 
Rated: 4.17 by Andonato from Michigan

Mar 09, 2015
 
Rated: 3.79 by bmurray10 from Texas

Feb 21, 2015
 
Rated: 3.5 by StArnoldFan from Texas

Feb 07, 2015
 
Rated: 3.25 by WDJersey from Colorado

Dec 15, 2014
 
Rated: 3.25 by brett606 from Texas

Sep 08, 2014
 
Rated: 3.8 by Texasfan549 from Texas

Aug 30, 2014
 
Rated: 2.5 by TX-Badger from Texas

Aug 28, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by Dogleg from Pennsylvania

Aug 26, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by Bigdood33

Aug 26, 2014
 
Rated: 3.32 by blasass from Kansas

Aug 26, 2014
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Rated by zander4dawin from Texas

3.22/5  rDev -11%
Hazy golden beer. Taste of lemon pie filling, zesty orange peel, crisp with a hint of spice. Some tartness.
Aug 25, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by IrishGermanAmerican from Texas

Aug 22, 2014
 
Rated: 4.1 by tevans2468 from Texas

Aug 18, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by JaBes from Texas

Aug 11, 2014
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Reviewed by HipCzech from California

3.68/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Serving Type: 22 oz bottle poured into a stemmed pilsener (beer tulip) glass.

Appearance: Hazy orange (almost reddish) gold. White, frothy head recedes with minimal lacing, but maintains a fringe of foam.

Smell: Citrus peel, mixed herbs and spices, bit of banana.

Taste: Tends towards tart with lemon and orange. Some sweet cereal as well as typical clove and banana notes.

Mouthfeel: Medium to light, moderate carbonation, clean.

Overall: Never my favorite style, but a good representation and drinkable summer beer.
Aug 11, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by ilikebeer03 from Texas

Aug 10, 2014
 
Rated: 3 by Elicoleman from Colorado

Aug 07, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by atlbravsrno1 from New Hampshire

Aug 07, 2014
Summer's Wit from Buffalo Bayou Brewing Co
Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 60 ratings