Nit Wit | BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse

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Brewed by:
BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse
Arizona, United States

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
Nit Wit is a traditional Belgian-style witbier. Unfiltered and spiced with orange peel and coriander. Immensely refreshing and flavorful.

Added by Gusler on 08-08-2004

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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2.75/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Just not a fan of the style

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3.02/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

586th Review on BA
Draft to pils
@ Bjs west covina

App- super hazy with no head. Few lines of cling. Cloudy light yellow.

Smell- very wheat forward with coriander and orange peel. Not as small as i thought. A bit thick on the nose.

Taste- A weird wit. Its pretty thick on the taste with wheat, spices and peel dominating. Its okay but not the best. A little unbalanced and pretty average.

Mouth- medium bodied and medium carbonated. Very coriander on the finish.

Drink- Its pretty average witbier. It was a long day and I needed something light. Shouldve gone more craft or Belgian.

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Photo of aristeros
3.68/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served in a pint glass at BJ's Brewhouse in El Paso, tx.

Pours a light yellow, very cloudy, no head. The edges of the beer are lighter because I'm looking through fewer particles. The nose is simple and clean--bananas and cloves over red fruit and wheat.

There's a strong banana presence up front, followed by a little bit of bubble gum and spicy cloves and a citrus finish. Slightly crisp, light body. Not a lot going on with the malts.

The aroma reminded me of a Pranqster turned wheaty, and made me damn excited to try this, because I wanted a wheat beer badly on such a hot day. This was a slight let down, but served its purpose as a summer quencher. A little more in the malt profile--but not enough to violate the 'keep it simple stupid' rule--would have really made this for me.

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2.89/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Cloudy light yellow color with a light layer of white foam that fades quickly to absolute nothingness. Looks more like watered down orange juice at this point.

Smells of coriander and citrus lemon and orange peels. Not much in the way of yeasty, bready notes, hops or much else really. Having said that, the nose is probably the best part about this beer.

Taste is a bit on the thin side without much wheat or malt backing. Citrusy flavors seem to be more pithy, like the bitter white part of an orange peel. Lack of any sort of sweetness at all really brings this beer down for me. Not a fan.

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Photo of jujubeast6000
3.26/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed 5/22/2009 (Draft at BJs Brewhouse, Webster, TX):

Pours a pale cloudy yellow colored body, with a smallish frothy creamy white head, lastingish. Fresh citrusy aroma, some lemon, a little spice. Spicy taste, clean aftertaste. Carbonated, nutty taste. Light lasting, somewhat lemony. Letting warm up a bit..not too complex a flavor, refreshing.

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3.21/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

Arrived with a nice light golden color with an opaque cloudiness to it with about a 3/4 inch white head that stuck around a bit.

Decent floral and spicy aroma but nothing extraordinary.

The taste was very grainy at first. Didn't pick up on the coriander and orange (or anything else) till the second half of the beer. A second serving may have helped and would have been fine, but I was too curious as to their other offerings at that point.

Mouthfeel was nice. Light and refreshing. Maybe a bit heavier than expected but overall I thought that was it's strongest attribute.

It's probably good it's a seasonal beer as it definitely hits the spot on a hot summer day, but I probably wouldn't be looking for it too much at any other point in the year.

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Photo of Floydster
3.12/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pint last night for $4.50, menu said it was 4.7% ABV, fourth beer in their series of seasonals, described as a Belgian-style wit on the menu

A-Very light, barely even yellow that is completely see through, big 1 1/4 inch fluffy white head, stuck around for a few minutes, some retention, minimal lacing, pretty murky

S-Spices and they were very aggressive at the beginning, citrus, wheat, definitely some floral hoppiness, coriander, orange peel, and sweetness

T-Started off with a bland taste that was full of spice in the finish, got fruitier as time went on, more sweet than you want it to be once it has warmed, stuff was a little syrupy and it shined through to the flavor, would have liked to see more of a wheat presence being that it was a wit, or some dryness in the aftertaste might have helped as well, light tasting beer with a much thicker feel

M-Watered down, body was a little thicker than expected, could have used more carbonation, taste did not linger long enough, somewhat spicy and chewy mouthfeel

D-Could drink two pints of this stuff and then it would start to get old, heavy on the stomach for its style, not aas smooth as I expected, low ABV though which helps

Average for a beer from BJs, nothing that really stands out, just an easy going brew that goes well with pizza, did not expect much out of it, liked the other three beers in this year's series more though, probably would not have again, might be worth trying

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Photo of Onslow
3.35/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had at the Webster, Texas BJ's on a hell of a thunderstorm filled day.... First whiffs of aroma were quite scary, then it settled down to basic light fruit and foam ... some OK lacing and foam- i'd say B+ ... poured a almost clear golden colour.. a subtle flavour to this brew but nothing that outrageous, was some what spritzy...

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Nit Wit from BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse
Beer rating: 3.65 out of 5 with 29 ratings