Hexerei White Ale
Saucony Creek Brewing Company + Gastropub

Hexerei White AleHexerei White Ale
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Style:
Belgian Witbier
Ranked #370
ABV:
5%
Score:
82
Ranked #38,508
Avg:
3.63 | pDev: 11.57%
Reviews:
17
Ratings:
72
From:
Saucony Creek Brewing Company + Gastropub
 
Pennsylvania, United States
Avail:
Year-round
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SCORE
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Good
Hexerei White AleHexerei White Ale
Notes: Formerly Hexerei White Magic Witbier

A traditional witbier that we brew to style with a balance of soft white wheat and malts that offer a slight sweetness and distinct aroma flavors with the additions of coriander and sweet orange peel.
Reviews: 17 | Ratings: 72
Photo of EMV
3.52/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Dogfish Head tulip. Cool artwork.

L: Slightly cloudy golden pour with thick fluffy white head. Solid ring of lacing.

S: Light citrus and wheat. Grains and yeast.

T.F: Just like it smells. A little sweet to start... wheat and yeast. Light lemon citrus and fruit. Some coriander and spice at the finish. Light bodied... effervescent carbonation.

O: A solid Wit. Easy drinking and refreshing.

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Photo of Lucular
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

5 oz pour on tap. Pretty standard witbier, nothing to distinguish it from others. Light clove and banana to go with wheat aroma and flavor. Solid but not something I'd seek out again.

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Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.31/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Hexerei has a thick, off-white head, a murky, gold-orange appearance, tight bubble streams, and no glass lacing. The aroma is of banana, spices, orange peel, and white wheat. The flavor is the same, with no bitterness. Mouthfeel is heavy, and Hexerei finishes mostly sweet.

RJT

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Photo of ajm5108
2.39/5  rDev -34.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

Has an odd berry flavor throughout - not like natural berry flavor but like 5 hour energy stuff - yeast is way over the top but certainly spicy in the Belgian / black pepper sense. Pretty bad

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Photo of jzeilinger
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Hazy pale gold color with creamy white lacing, light carbonation.

S - Slight breadiness, coriander, some mild seeds of paradise peppery aroma, and yeasty.

T - Some lemon peel, coriander, delicate pepper spice, yeasty, and finishes with a light lingering yeasty coriander finish.

M - Medium body.

O - An easy drinker that would pair well with warm weather and grilling!

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Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
3.99/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It pours dark burnt orange with a small head. A very spicy nose. Notes with apricot, banana and clove. I don't get any of the orange or coriander. While this is a witbier but it drinks a lot like a hefeweizen due to the yeast esters. In many ways this is a hybrid of these two styles.

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Photo of woodychandler
3.99/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

As I remarked in the New Beer Sunday (Week 633) thread, today is New Odds & Sods Sunday here at Chez Woody. I am using The Who's 1974 album as the soundtrack & I am simply winnowing down some unrelated oddballs as a part of the Eradication of the Bottle Backlog here at Chez Woody. No rhyme, no reason, just bottles.

I deviated from my norm on this one. I began by vigorously agitating the beer in the bottle, giving it a little time to settle & then once I Pop!ped the cap, I gave it a really heavy-handed aggro pour. This raised two fingers of dense, foamy, rocky, bone-white head with great retention that left sticky lacing in its wake as it slowly fell. Color was a murky Amber (SRM = > 7, < 9). Nose had a peppery spiciness to it. Mmmm. Mouthfeel was medium-to-full, partially due to its inherent effervescence. The taste was spicy, but pleasant. I had said pepper on the nose, but the actual taste was more subtle and nuanced than simple pepper. It was reminiscent of patchouli, but not as strong as when it is applied undiluted. I like the smell of patchouli, but when used as cologne or perfume, it is too much. This was a lot like Baby Bear's Wit - just right. I will cop to some sneezing, which may be indicative of Spring allergies or a mild allergic reaction to the yeast in this beer. Finish was dry, lightly spicy & quite refreshing. This was great on a relatively warm day in early Spring.

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Photo of IvoryFoxhole
3.98/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Undated 12 oz. bottle poured into Teku glass.

L: 1F+ head with poor retention, spotty lacing, leaves only thin ring. Beer is a hazy light straw gold.

S: Basics of witbier = flaked wheat, light orange and lemon peel, coriander, some ale yeast.

T: Follows nose, citrus up front, wheat in middle, coriander and other spices come in on finish.

F: Light bodied, medium carbonation. Crisp and refreshing. Reasonably decent construction and balance.

O: Decent witbier you can easily and enjoyably drink all day.

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Photo of tone77
3.43/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of oranges, spices. Taste is wheat, oranges, light spices, refreshing but mild. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall, while not exactly bursting with flavor, it is a thirst quenching beer.

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Photo of ajilllau
3.83/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Solid beer. Sold really well for us, but I need to order again on draft. Great for the summer. Had a nice hazy straw color and a nice, clean taste. It seems like it should be a seasonal (although it is not) so I need to remember to order some next year.

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Photo of 57md
3.49/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a light hazy straw color with about a finger of head. The nose is funky. The flavor has notes of coriander and other spices.

This is pretty much a basic wit.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.78/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On-tap 6/24/2016 at Doherty’s East Ave Irish Pub in Pawtucket, RI, served in a tapered pint glass.

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

S: The aroma contains wheat, Belgian yeast, citrus, some spice and light caramelized malts.

T: The taste starts out bready with flavors of wheat, Belgian yeast and a light malt character. Then some sweet flavors of lemon and spices come in. The hops presence is very mild but complementary and brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet and slightly bready.

M: Crisp and smooth, light-to-medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, mild kick, good representation of style, this is a decent beer to drink for a while if you’re in the mood for the style.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
4.15/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Saucony Creek Brewing Co. "Hexerei White Magic Witbier"
12 oz. brown glass bottle, no apparent freshness dating

Hexerei delivers the expected appearance of a Belgian-style witbier with a hazy golden body beneath a creamy head of bright white. The head holds well, and it leaves large spots and splashes of lace with each sip.

When held to your lips you smell coriander, hibiscus, and orange peel. It's delicate but clear, and welcoming.

Once in the mouth you'll find it's light-bodied but leaning more towards medium with a little bit of a dextrinous edge, and a moderate, fine bubbled carbonation that leaves it smooth and almost silky in the finish.

In the flavor of the orange peel takes on an almost peach-like character as well, most likely due to the fruitiness from the yeast.It's a modest twist that's both unique and refreshing. The coriander is kept in check, and not overdone as it is in many examples; and the malt is perfectly centered, neither becoming too much, nor not being enough. It's lightly sweetish, and clearly wheaty, and the combination of wheat, coriander, and orange peel forms a perfect trinity of flavor. It finishes dry with a touch of yeasty chalk/mineral and dusty coriander spiciness lingering gently with some mild fruitiness (apple, peach, orange).

Overall it's an impressive take on the witbier style, delivering a good deal of character while remaining polished and refined.

If this was once over-spiced as the previous reviews seem to suggest, that's no longer the case based on this sample. Certainly worth trying, and probably worth seeking out for fans of the style.

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Photo of crisis1290
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hexerei White Magic Witbier from Saucony Creek Brewing is a fine tasting beer. I had the opportunity to taste this beer last week at a business gathering in Pennsylvania. The beer pours a nice cloudy orange into my glass. I was hit with the smell of lemon and coriander ,clove and orange peel. In fact this beer tastes like a Blue Moon Belgian White or a Hoegaarden White.

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Photo of microbrewlover
3.28/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

This brew pours a cloudy copper color with a .5 finger white head and lots of sediment in the glass. Some of the head lasts as a collar, no lacing however. Medium carbonation.

The smell is pleasant with cloves, lemon and coriander dominating. There is a hint of banana as well as some other spices too.

Sadly, the taste does not quite follow the nose. The the spices are there but they are subdued; even after the brew has been given some time to warm up. There is a lot of sweet wheat though along with light sweet malts in the background; there are no discernible hops to speak of. The feel is creamy and this easy drinking beer goes down smoothly. Overall I would say we have another pleasant, easy to drink beer from Saucony Creek.

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Photo of jhartley
4.19/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Super cloudy orange body with a fluffy white head.
Smells of tons of coriander and a slight sourness.
Taste, pah-len-tee of coriander and orange peel.
Super dry finish, refreshingly tart.
Another tasty winner from SC!!

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Photo of xxxcjbcxxx
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Not bad. I'm not a fan of the Witbier style, but this doesn't taste bad.
There is so much spice, it tastes like a stereotypically commercial November/"Harvest"/Autumn/October ale, which isn't a bad thing. If this was marketed better, it would probably be more popular.
It reminds me of a pumpkin or October or Halloween styled beer; mind you, this was bought in September.
It's well spiced with clove.
It pours golden with a normal head. Nothing out of the ordinary.
It's good. If you like Witbier, then it's perfect.

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Hexerei White Ale from Saucony Creek Brewing Company + Gastropub
Beer rating: 82 out of 100 with 72 ratings