Dom'E'Stique WIt | Cycler's Brewing

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Brewed by:
Cycler's Brewing
Texas, United States

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BryanCarey on 05-20-2013

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Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 19
Reviews by BryanCarey:
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3.64/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Dom'E'Stique Wit is a pale/straw colored beer with a nice head of foam that holds its own for a while after pouring. The nose on this beer is fruit- enhanced with notes of wheat and light spice.

This beer offers flavors of wheat malt and fruit, with the taste of lemon, orange, etc., at the forefront and other tastes, such as coriander, in the background. Some yeasty flavors and lightly toasted malt help to round out the drinking experience with only a small amount of hops to speak of.

Cycler's Brewing is a newer brewing operation and if this beer is any indication, the company has a bright future ahead. This isn't an over the top beer by any means and it seems like a good refresher on a hot Texas afternoon. I could see this beer gaining acceptance by both craft beer geeks and the uninitiated macro- brew drinkers who still feel that craft beers are too intense. This one has just enough craft beer character to make both sides happy.

So far, Dom'E'Stique is available on tap only. This will change in due time, but don't wait for the beer to make its way to six packs- pick up a growler or pint glass at your favorite tavern or restaurant and enjoy this refreshing American version of a Belgian wheat ale.

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Photo of HardTarget
1.95/5  rDev -38.1%
look: 1 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.5

Can out of the Texas Craft Brewer's box from HEB.

Appearance: Hazy straw yellow glass over foams on opening and pours mostly foam. First can gusher, a milestone for me. I'm willing to consider it may be simply be over carbonated, but the possibility of infection is now on the table. The foam all drops off fairly quickly leaving no head despite active champagne bubbles. Think this may be my first 1 on appearance on BA, but it's not attractive, (and I love beer).

Aroma: Appropriate levels of wet grain / wheat base with a heady ester of overripe peach with some spices, but not very heavy on the coriander which is normally what I love about a Wit. The Belgian yeast drives a lot of the aroma, with a background hint of horse blanket.

Taste: Lemon juicy acidity stays sharp and never really brings any sweetness to give any balance. Dries out very quickly leaving a sour twag, lemon juice is the best I can do to describe it.

Mouthfeel: Completely flat, syrupy texture, medium heavy body, stinging acidity.

Overall: My first taste of Cycler's, and kudos for swinging for the fences but this was a swing and a miss. I'm fairly sure this is infected, and if not, let's just say I'm not a fan of the spices. Seems to be a wit trying to go big in abv, but this seems to head into Trippel or maybe Belgian Pale, not that there's anything wrong with that, but I wanted a Wit. Afraid this is a drain pour.

Edit: Opened the second can, same issues. Now I've had 2 can gushers.

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Photo of DonGuido
4.25/5  rDev +34.9%

Photo of Dface
3.5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of aknalley
3.61/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BdM
3.5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of E-McFarden
3.19/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Not a bad taste but it was extremely over carbonated, tasted too much like champagne. I even got a lot of head on the pour too, so it wasn't that.

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Photo of Karibourgeois
3.5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Slightly hazy golden pour with a white one-finger head. Nice yeasty aroma with a hint of lemon. The taste has well balanced flavors of grain, banana and yeast.

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Photo of greenspointexas
4/5  rDev +27%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cgrunin
3.79/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Scamboogery
3/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of mamaraza
3.84/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kjkinsey
3/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of Jeckel
3.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of Texasfan549
3.52/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of allenpablohoney
4.54/5  rDev +44.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Gagnonsux
3.53/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cultclassic89
4.09/5  rDev +29.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Really great Wit, nice lemony tartness that you don't really see in the style, almost like a gose.

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Photo of brandon911
3.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Dom'E'Stique WIt from Cycler's Brewing
3.15 out of 5 based on 19 ratings.
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