Whisker'd Wit | The Beer'd Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
The Beer'd Brewing Co.
Connecticut, United States | website

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Durge on 01-21-2013

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Reviews:
12
Ratings:
80
Avg:
3.89
pDev:
27.51%
 
 
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Reviews: 12 | Ratings: 80
Photo of Pahn
4.75/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

On tap at Giovanni's in Glastonbury.

Hazy orange with a long lasting frothy white head.

Mild citrusy smell.

Subtle orange peel and blast of carbonation up front, leading to long bready finish with subtle trappist yeast highlights.

Light side of medium bodied. Lots of carbonation. Mild dryness.

Overall: for me, there are 2 great ways to make a witbier. There's the succulent, lowish carbonation and super dry finish, generally with subtle yeast and citrus fruit flavors. Then there's the bready, soft mouthfeel with lots of carbonation witbier. This beer is the perfected version of the latter. I could gallons of this over the Summer.

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Photo of kalosjakar
3.74/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Light gold in color with a white frothy head.

Aroma of wheat, oranges, orange peel, faint banana, unmistakeable saaz hops.

Taste: dry, crisp, light mouthfeel, wheat, faint banana, orange peel, slight bitter finish.. not overpowering.

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Photo of DrunkinYogi
3.59/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

On tap at World of Beer: Pours a cloudy pale orange with a cap of head. Aroma of banana with traces of vitrus. Taste follows nose. Thin. Unremarkable.

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Photo of ScaryEd
4.03/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 32 oz growler straight from the brewery.

Pours a hazy, golden orange color with a minimal white head. Hardly any lacing left around the glass.

The smell is very citrusy with notes of orange peel and tangerine. The sweet biscuity malt is also present, however I'm only picking up faint hints of banana and clove.

Citrus is once again at the forefront of the flavor. I also get notes of banana and bitter hops. The sweet malt character is quite pleasant and adds a nice balance. Not too "wheaty" for a Witbier.

The feel is medium-bodied with good carbonation. It's a very dry finish with flavors that don't linger on the palate for very long.

Overall, a fantastic version of a style I'm frankly not a big fan of. It's juicy, it's hoppy, and the malt really holds this beer together.

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Photo of WesMantooth
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Maybe a little light on the bananna and spices for a wit, which was fine by me, but a very drinkable and refreshing beer. Slightly crisp body with orange notes.

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Photo of BranfordBound
3.89/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had at the brewery yesterday, June 26. Poured a hazy straw color with a decent head. Smell was of some sweet citrus and a touch of yeast. The flavor profile tends to be more citrus as well, maybe it's a heavy application of coriander. Yeast and cracker malts in the background. Finishes a hair dry. The body was as to be expected, in the lighter range. Overall a great witbier.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.17/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On-tap 3/14/2015 at the brewery, in Stonington, CT served in a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light yellow color, with a short dense white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains wheat, citrus, Belgian yeast, some spice and a faint touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out bready with flavors of wheat, Belgian yeast and a hearty but not too heavy malt character. Then some flavors of citrus and mild spices come in. The hops presence is very mild but complementary and provides a very good balance. The after-taste is slightly bready and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and very smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Very tasty, goes down quite easily, not too filling, mild kick, good representation of style, this is a very solid beer to drink for a long time if you’re in the mood for the style.

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Photo of mirish72
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Picked up a small growler at the brewery. This is supposedly their flagship beer, but I tended to enjoy their more hoppy offerings more. This us a really drinkable solid Wit that will appeal to a lot of folks looking for a tasty, easy to drink beer especially in the summer.

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Photo of Jwale73
3.88/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dull orange with a hazy clarity and a frothy, one-inch, bright white head. Head eventually settles into a solid, 1/8th inch cap. Swaths of lacing are also revealed during the tasting. Nose expresses citrus (perhaps tangerine), a biscuity quality and a trace of spice. Taste follows nose; however, citrus is more in the background and biscuit malt is more in the foreground. There's also a noble hops bittering towards the back and finish. Mouthfeel is light in body with a lively, bright carbonation and just a hint of citrus astringency. Overall, a solid witte - not my favorite style per se but very drinkable.

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Photo of PicoPapa
3.77/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

32oz growler from Beer'd. Pours a hazy golden yellow color with virtually no head. Minimal lacing. The aroma is slightly funky with some banana, clove, orange peel, and biscuits. The taste is more of the orange peel and banana followed by some cloves and funk. Biscuity malts with some bitter orange peel towards the finish. Creamy and crisp mouthfeel. Very drinkable. I've had this beer a bunch of times but have never reviewed it until now. Overall, a solid Wit.

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Photo of EvanJohnson
3.96/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I got the chance to go to the opening party and a local food/beer dinner at Beer'd where I've tried this beer both times.

I will start this by saying I'm not a huge witbier guy. However, this was a nice surprise. The citrus aroma is pleasant but made me think it would be followed by a fruity flavor. The taste though is less wheaty (i.e., bluemoonish) and more Belgian inspired (i.e., hoegaardeny) along with a light banana flavor which I liked. Super crisp mouth feel with very nice carbonation. I'm sure it doesn't hurt that the beer is so fresh when you get it right from the brewery.

This is a great flagship brew for Beer'd in that it's not over the top giving it a mass appeal but the flavor is complex enough that even the nerdiest of beer nerds can appreciate this quality offering right in line with this beer style. Keep it up guys & gals!

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Photo of Durge
3.72/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to Francis for bringing by a fresh growler of this wit. This has a beautiful golden amber glow, very cloudy with a decent white head and good lacing. The aroma brings a demure biscuity lemon spice and the required "wheat" element, of course. Not particularly decisive but not bad. The flavor brings on some of the advertized orange and other citrus hop pleasantries accompanied by sweet banana wheat and nice whispers of spice. It offers a medium/light body with a likeable foamy smoothness in feel, amply carbonated. Wits aren't always my favorite but this is a decent offering from the new Stonington brewery and stirs my interest in their other offerings.

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Whisker'd Wit from The Beer'd Brewing Co.
3.89 out of 5 based on 80 ratings.
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