Colomba | Brasserie Pietra

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie Pietra
France
brasseriepietra.com

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by stcules on 05-28-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#44,420
Reviews:
50
Ratings:
93
pDev:
17.02%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
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17
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Photo of VoxRationis
3.13/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Decanted from an 11.2 oz (330 ml) brown bottle into a conical pint glass; no production information.
A: Pours a murky, golden/brown color with obvious chunks of yeast floating in a suspension throughout. Minimal head with virtually no retention or lacing.
S: Aromas of molasses, honey, and coriander with a tutti-fruity note.
T: Semisweet. Tastes of light molasses, grass and herbs, coriander, and apple.
M: Medium bodied with very little carbonation.
O: Could be a flavorful enough Witbier, but not nearly effervescent enough. Could be livelier.

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Photo of McWooze
3.84/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bruno74200
3.24/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

This is more of a herbed ale than a witbier. Even though it's wheat forward, the herbs and fruits from the maquis are strong and remind me more of cervoise (something like a gruit) than a beer (i'm not sure there even hop in this one)

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Photo of notchucknorris
3.31/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of thatmanphil
3.69/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chenyan
2.84/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

浅金黄色,呈现半透明的云雾状,泡沫细腻,但不持久,轻微挂壁。气味清爽,苦甜交加。沙口感,有明显酸味、苦味,余味苦。沙口感过后呈现奶油般的顺滑口感。整体上麦芽香味不明显。

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Photo of tux_alin
3.59/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kamilgracki
3.18/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of FLima
3.19/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Whitey golden color with a thin head with short retention.
Mild acid aroma with notes of oranges, pineapple juice and lots of coriander.
Flavor with notes of fresh oranges, mild herbal hops or juniper, wheaty dough, coriander, chalked yeast and pears.
Medium body with mild carbonation.
Fruity Witbier with lots of coriander and other herbs over dough yeasty notes.

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Photo of drinkin-beeers
3.03/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of papat444
3.02/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Flashback #338

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Photo of farrago
3.48/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Aggressive pour yields a little under a finger’s worth of pure white foam, even surface, slight retention, the lacing is likewise meager. The liquid is clear and a bright, almost metallic yellow gold color, the carbonation is active, tends to run in sheets, tiny bubbles closely spaced, looks youthful. The nose is a little on the musty side, caraway, lemon drops, ginger root, drying out to unused bread dough, the fruit is mainly crisp apple and pear, white grape, lingers longer than one might expect and becomes fresher as it does so. Medium-bodied, not as carbonated as visually suggested yet has a semi-creamy mouth feel. Basically, the first impression it makes it ginger ale, tastes like a glass of ginger ale. Neutral breadiness to water cracker notes, the lemon expands into orange citrus, albeit this not altogether sweet nor sour. Light aspect of herbal matter to fallen tree wood but can’t say it is really funky, maybe some quinine. Comes off as intentionally trying to hold the middle ground and not show too much personality in any one direction. In the final analysis can’t shake that sense of ginger ale, making the experience off-kilter.

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Photo of Jdompnier
2.96/5  rDev -10%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Im not a big fan of witbeer but this one was less lemonish and a bit sourer so...

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Photo of rhoadsrage
4/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(Served in a stemmed strange)
A- The hazy lemon yellow body has a billowing white foam that is supported by a quick carbonation.

S- The sweet meadow of herbs blends with wheat dough.

T- The mellow blend floral herbs and wheat dough has a slight sweet finish and some cider notes come through as the beer opens. There is a hint of tartness that lingers with some more mellow herbal notes in the aftertaste.

M- This beer has a light mouthfeel with a frizzy little prick.

O- This is a really nice witbier with a good support from herbal flavors. It is an interesting twist on the witbier but a bit to pricy to be sessionable.

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Photo of probert
3.95/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

beer advocate is making me give a review in order to rate

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Photo of TMoney2591
3.12/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

Been a while since my taste buds hit up the land of frogs (sorry, France, low-hanging fruit), might as well land on some Corsican suds. Napoleon's pride? Let's find out: This stuff pours a hazy midnight straw topped by a finger of bone foam. The nose comprises mild orange zest, coriander, cracked wheat, white bread, and a touch of spicy herbs that I can't quite pine down. The taste brings in more of the same, the bread and herbs taking control of things from the get-go, lending a strange grainy quality to the proceedings. The body is a hefty light, with a light moderate carbonation and a wet feel. Overall, not a terrible beer, but a mostly sub-par wit, thanks to the overly bready and herbaceous character.

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Photo of UniversitateaDeBere
3.3/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of VonZipper
3.37/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jerseyislandbeer
3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of bdehoog
3.75/5  rDev +14%

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a plastic cup in my hotel room at ambient/room temperature.

Aroma apple, pear, coriander, orange, sage. Not supremely aromatic and has a bit of a fermented fruit character.

Taste same as smell. Light but not devoid of character, subtle. Good sugar balance on finish (not too sweet) orange character is unique, tart fresh and darker profile than I'm used to. Lingering pear flavor.

I am partial to this style and enjoy the not overly fruit forward/sugary character I often find in witbier, with an undercurrent of herb and spice.

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Photo of GRG1313
2.5/5  rDev -24%

Photo of DeadeyeOTDO
4/5  rDev +21.6%

Photo of paulocerto
3.75/5  rDev +14%

Photo of GeeZaa
3/5  rDev -8.8%

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Colomba from Brasserie Pietra
Beer rating: 3.29 out of 5 with 93 ratings