Wit | Village Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Village Brewery
Alberta, Canada
villagebrewery.com

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by wordemupg on 10-05-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
37
Reviews:
10
Avg:
3.19
pDev:
15.67%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
9
For Trade:
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Ratings: 37 |  Reviews: 10
Photo of Jimmyp86
4.6/5  rDev +44.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of derdtheterd
3.23/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of cknoch
3.25/5  rDev +1.9%
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 BCborn
3.15/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Erik-P
3.49/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mikeharris27
3.39/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Beervana
3.37/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MilkLeg
3.42/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Howlader
3/5  rDev -6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of KaraBoBeera
3.3/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of headlessparrot
3.28/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Mlkluther
3.44/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of shanny_koenig
3.42/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bunman3
3.5/5  rDev +9.7%
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 Sammy
3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of Corson
3/5  rDev -6%

Photo of qpaladeau
3.75/5  rDev +17.6%

Photo of graybayou
2.5/5  rDev -21.6%

Photo of YamagamiTravis
3.5/5  rDev +9.7%

Photo of curtismontcalm
2.5/5  rDev -21.6%

Photo of Duggyb
3.75/5  rDev +17.6%

Photo of wertschy
4/5  rDev +25.4%

Photo of Exeter
2.5/5  rDev -21.6%

Photo of Ianleesrivette
3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of CalgaryFMC
3.35/5  rDev +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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Wit from Village Brewery
3.19 out of 5 based on 37 ratings.
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