Wits End | Ritual Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Ritual Brewing Co.
California, United States
ritualbrewing.com

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by UCLABrewN84 on 10-04-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
36
Reviews:
7
Avg:
3.71
pDev:
15.9%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
10
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Photo of Marvicsin
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DM1293
3.86/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

It has a really nice hazy look to it, and it goes down as refreshing as it looks. Has a really sharp crisp citrus flavor (orange, maybe even lemon), very light bite of hop and spice. My only disappointment was a real lack of body to the finish, which I likeep about witbier and hefeweizens. Still, this would be an excellent beer for a hot summer day or after a tiring day at work.

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Photo of redfox405
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of IceAce
4.35/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jsoneff
4.15/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured 22oz into Erdinger weisbier glass, sweat full and slightly fruity aroma, initial taste of malt and a touch bitter, dryer than most Bavarian wheat beers and much dryer than most Belgians. Overall a good wheat beer, but Saint Archer's white is in my opinion a better example of domestically produced wheat beer.

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Photo of cgrunin
3.74/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sergiog7562
3.68/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Hazy golden colored. Average. Subtle wheat taste. Orange and spices present

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Photo of milesg
3.12/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Served in a pint glass

A: Golden, hay, light honey color, and brilliantly clear (not characteristic of the Witbier style probably due to filtering out the yeast). Thin white head with good amount of lacing; small uniform bubbles likely from malt fermentation

S: Orange, peppery, spices, floral scent from the hops, no off odors. Not a very strong bouquet, not a whole lot there

T: Spices, floral, potpourri, a little hoppy with a malty finish and bitterness towards the end at the back of mouth.

M: Astringency from the amount of carbonation present; medium bodied beer. Medium to high carbonation.

O: Very refreshing and crisp. Not totally representative of a true Belgian Witbier, however overall a good beer

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Photo of benzalman
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RobertConway
3.93/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of IRONRakkasan
3.54/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Joshmistake
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of Mendoz3
3.16/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of gshackles
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of zestar
3/5  rDev -19.1%

Photo of George8hrs
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of cdog707yo
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of RyanCarls
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of SoCaliC8
3/5  rDev -19.1%

Photo of DoubleJ
3.96/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at the brewery itself in Redlands. Served in a plastic cup. On to the beer:

That slight pale yellow color with a cloudiness and topped with a creamy head is the look that I like to see out of a witbier. I already feel refreshed just by sight. I'm only teased more by the aroma, which is a little dry and brings a good duet of coriander and orange peel. Refreshment achieved. Ritual's witbier is a little drier in taste, with a little less of the yeast and malt pulling through. This allows the coriander and bittering orange peel to shine, which doesn't become obnoxious as there's a little creamy sweetness from oats coming through. The beer is lighter medium bodied and has some sizzling crispness.

Hangar 24 has the Orange Wheat. Ritual has the Wits End. Both are options which I imagine are great for those unforgiving summer days in the city. Even on a 70F day, Wit's End is a good drinking choice.

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Photo of konisko
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of jeiiVP
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of CelticAleMan
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of GRG1313
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of Kryptonight
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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Wits End from Ritual Brewing Co.
3.71 out of 5 based on 36 ratings.
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