Intellectuale | 8th Wonder Brewery

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8th Wonder Brewery
Texas, United States

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Somewhere between a Wit, a Blonde, and a Belgian Golden, Intellectuale is an easy-going and tasty beer that stimul8s the mind, the body, and the soul. This clever brew has a light, crisp body with a genius amount of wheat. Mild fruit esters; smartly hopped. On a hot humid day or chill night, Intellectuale is always the intelligent choice.

20 IBU

Added by champ103 on 03-21-2013

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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 52
Photo of TrimblesteinCarl
4.51/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Star Pizza in Houston.

A: Interesting color. Not quite as pale as a blonde with no haze like a wit or hefe. Good head retention.

S: Very estery, smells like a wit without the haze. Belgians are not my typical style, but it works well with this beer because its obviously what theyre going for.

T: Great blend between a high abv dubel and an American blonde. Easy drinking but packs a punch. The esters from the nose really shine in the taste.

MF: Good carbonation, not too heavy but also not too light. Finishes great.

Overall I would recommend this beer to someone who likes easy drinking beers with a lot of flavor. 5.7%, drinks more like a 4.5%.

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Photo of marauding_prongs
4.39/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

It looks like a light beer, but tastes like an amber (which is normally my beer of choice). It didn't taste watery at all (which is one of my pet peeves). It wasn't to bitter either. Really solid beer.

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Photo of HotDogBikeRide
3.94/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at 8th Wonder, deal was great (3 beers plus a glass for $15), loved the Hopston, but this beer is only pretty good. It is indeed pretty representative of the select styles but doesn't really mesh together all that well. Little bit of white foamy head, and a faint grainy wheat taste. Carbonation is kinda like a macro, but the taste is pretty decent. Kind of Kolsch-like, a little bit of very pale malt but mostly wheat grainyness. Doesn't necessarily match up to other similar ones, Versa Weisse by Karbach is quite a bit better IMO and I had this one on tap in the brewery as opposed to in a can in my hometown, but overall glad to give it a try and definitely making for a great time with its above average ABV. Cheers.

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Photo of champ103
3.37/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Downhouse in Houston.

A: Pours a slightly cloudy yellow color. A large white head forms with good retention. Nice lace is left behind as well.
S: Almost a perfume like fragrance at first. Light citrus notes, wheat, and cereal grains. Simple, basic intro to wheat beers.
T: Again, just a simple intro to wheat beers. Light citrus, husky wheat, cereal grains. Nothing bad, just by the books.
M/D: A medium body with a bit higher carbonation. Effervescent, clean and dry. Though a bit on the watery side. Not hard to drink. Something you don't have to think about. Though not a lot that interests me here.

They call this "Somewhere between a Wit, a Blonde, and a Belgian Golden." Which is basically what a Pale Wheat Ale is, and nowhere close to the better Texas wheat beers available. Like 512, Karback, and of coarse Live Oak. Still, not the bottom of the barrel for this "style."

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Intellectuale from 8th Wonder Brewery
3.65 out of 5 based on 52 ratings.
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