Wit | Village Brewery

WitWit
BA SCORE
18.4%
Liked This Beer
3.3 w/ 38 ratings
WitWit
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Village Brewery
Alberta, Canada
villagebrewery.com

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by wordemupg on 10-05-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#39,921
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
38
Liked:
7
Avg:
3.3/5
pDev:
14.55%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
9
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 38 |  Reviews: 10
Photo of Jimmyp86
4.6/5  rDev +39.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jediknight362
4.5/5  rDev +36.4%

Photo of wertschy
4/5  rDev +21.2%

Photo of schnarr84
4/5  rDev +21.2%

Photo of WillAndSarah
3.75/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of qpaladeau
3.75/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of Duggyb
3.75/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of Bunman3
3.5/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is a very subdued Witbier. It looks nice, and was well presented in a cool Village glass at Bottlescrew Bill's. It is nice and cloudy, almost milky in appearance. The expected citrus and coriander wafted up to my nose. The flavour is quite tame and dry, overall. It does not do anything wrong, it just doesn't jump up and down, saying "stick your lips and tongue in me!"

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Photo of YamagamiTravis
3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of Erik-P
3.49/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of zachloveshisbeer
3.46/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

This is a pretty nice example of the Belgian wit style, and something that is much better than the macro equivalent, but overall I think it just lacks structure. It pours a hazy off-white/yellow and smells of light orange and coriander. I've only ever drunk it during down time indoors, but I could see this shining bright on a sunny Alberta summer patio with a nice sandwich and yam fries. My girlfriend's favourite beer, so I'm not allowed to speak too poorly of it. I feel it lacks some of the mouthfeel that the traditional Belgians and even some of the Quebec brews encompass.

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Photo of Mlkluther
3.44/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of shanny_koenig
3.42/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MilkLeg
3.42/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mikeharris27
3.39/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Beervana
3.37/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of CalgaryFMC
3.35/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A light golden yellow offering with some haze but actually quite sparkling and bubbly for an unfiltered wheat beer. Aroma is sweet nutty malt, fruity bitter hops, there's citrus there but its in the background. A bit odd for a wit to have subdued citrus. The requisite coriander orange-lemon spice is on the palate but again, the main effect is a dry bitter hoppiness that masks more subtle peach, apricot, and apple fruity notes unless you go looking. I do not taste much orange per se. Less yeasty and sweet than many other wits, the dry bitter finish and fruit notes almost recall a Belgian pale ale. Its interesting but not essential.

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Photo of KaraBoBeera
3.3/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of headlessparrot
3.28/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Sammy
3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of BigBry
3.25/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

330 ml brown bottle. Label is only on the neck, while the body of the bottle is embossed with "Village Brewery, 330 ml, Calgary Crafted & It Takes A Village".
This beer pours slightly hazy, shimmery pale gold color. Short, loose head, leaves a thin trail of lace, fade fades quickly but evenly.
It smells of toasted grains, light spice like coriander, some citrus, and a bit of yeast.
The taste is mild yet refreshing. Wheat, slightly sweet malt, coriander, orange and lemon, and some yeast at the end along with leafy, earthy hop.
The body and carbonation are light and smooth.
A good interpretation of the style for my money.

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Photo of Trancesexual
3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of Ianleesrivette
3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of cknoch
3.25/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

An unfortunately disappointing witbier. I've tried many witbiers (as they are probably my favourite style) but the Village wit under performs in almost every aspect. Firstly, the beer lacks the common elements of a witbier; despite the label saying that the beer was flavoured with coriander and orange peel, these flavours never really present themselves. The second problem is that it has an overly present wheat taste. The beer tastes more like a Canadian prairie wheat beer than it does a witbier (maybe because that's what it actually is) and this would be less of an issue if I wasn't reviewing it as Villages' rendition of a witbier. If you do buy this beer, buy it as a wheat beer and not a witbier so you're not disappointed in what it actually tastes like. Better than coop gold, but mediocre in comparison to everything else.

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Photo of derdtheterd
3.23/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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Wit from Village Brewery
Beer rating: 18.4% out of 100 with 38 ratings
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