Witbier
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Style:
Wheat Beer - Witbier
Ranked #56
ABV:
5.1%
Score:
86
Ranked #22,151
Avg:
3.86 | pDev: 10.62%
Reviews:
14
Ratings:
121
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Community Beer Company
 
Texas, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  10
Gots
  38
SCORE
86
Very Good
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champ103 from Texas

4.08/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a cloudy yellow color. A two finger white head forms with good retention and lace.
S: Peppery spice, phenols, coriander, orange, and lemon peal. Slightly doughy, zippy wheat. Very nice.
T: Follows the nose, with all the typical Wit flavors. Peppery spice, yeast like phenols, coriander, orange peal. A nice zippy wheat character. Really enjoyable.
M/O: A light body that is crisp and effervescent. Ultra smooth at the same time, and finishes dry. Really easy to drink, I have come back to this several times. Always enjoyable.

This is really good and well done. Not at the new Celis level, but damn good anyway. One I get a lot when Celis is not available.

Aug 09, 2018
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MinerBob from Oklahoma

3.93/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a hazy yellow with a small white head. The smell is biscuit, spice and citrus. A really good flavor comparable to Blue Moon. The feel is smooth this could definitely be a session beer. Cheers!

Oct 01, 2017
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Wit123 from Texas

3.57/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Very good beer in my local area, standard wit - orange / coriander mix, although when it warms up smells kind of musty. Keep it cold and you're fine.

Aug 20, 2017
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TH28 from Florida

4.06/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12oz bottle. 11/17/16 bottle date. Appearance: Cloudy orange golden hue with a low lying white foam head. Aroma: Strong Belgian fruity yeast esters with clove. Coriander spice strong as well with an underlying orange rind. Taste: Wheaty malt sweetness turns to an aggressive spicy coriander and orange. Clove pops up on the back end with just enough bitterness to balance. Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a light silky creaminess and moderate carbonation. Touch of alcohol warmth on the back end. Finish: Dry, with a lingering pear ester and clove, with some citrus rind. Overall: Top notch take on a witbier with an aggressive coriander spicing and sweet orange peel. Fruity yeast esters and clove phenols are present throughout in a complimentary way. Nice creaminess to the body.

May 06, 2017
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txmilligan from Texas

3.62/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I was expecting a hazy golden beer when I poured it up, but is is considerably cloudier and duller than I anticipated, but it had a good head that dissipated quickly. Minimal aroma, nothing really stood out. There was a nice, subtle, understated flavor with a hint of citrus and coriander, nothing overpowering, but also pretty muted. It drinks easy, a little heavy in the feel, but this is a solid wheat beer.

Apr 02, 2017
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Todd from California

3.69/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Coriander, Crackery, Zesty, Fizzy

Cloudy pale yellow with white lacing, this Wit throws aromas of soft wheat, coriander and zest. Crisp, fizzy and light-bodied with a dry, orangey twang. Doughy, crackery malts with some bready sweetness meld well with the spicy coriander notes. Some green banana appears midway, fading into the dry and grainy semi-astringent finish. The carbonation is a bit too fizzy for my liking, and the flavors are short-lived, but overall this is a refreshing Wit.

As reviewed in BeerAdvocate magazine #115 (August 2016).

Aug 23, 2016
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tubeyes from Texas

3.81/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Yellow and very hazy in Denton, dry wheaty nose, even wheatier drier taste. I'm just getting a bunch of wheat, not much else. Mouthfeel alright, drinkable, nice carbonation. Not my favorite, had in shaker pint from Harvest House.

Feb 06, 2016
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a0lbudman from Alabama

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

L-hazy straw color with a small head
S-lemon and spice
T-lemon and spice with a hope bitterness in the aftertaste
F-light body and medium carbonation
O-ok

Apr 23, 2015
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Techichi from Texas

4.51/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

L: Murky frosted yellow with white fizzy cap. Not much lacing to speak of. 3.75

S: Bitter and dry with lemon and hay, then quickly balanced by a honey sweetness. 4.5

T: This is very close to being tart. Much more flavorful than your average wit with a ton of yeast and grain flavor. All above characteristics and none of them are skimped. 4.5

F: Manages to be crisp and light, yet coats the tongue well. Fantastic. 5

O: Another solid offering from a brewery who's regular lineup is strong. Tons of flavor pakced in to a low abv beer. Very glad I grabbed this. 4.5

Dec 17, 2014
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stephens101 from Oklahoma

4.15/5  rDev +7.5%

Hazy pinkish-yellow in color. Off-white head clears out quick. Smells of melon, orange, grapefruit, malt, and coriander. The spice is tasted up front, followed by orange zest, grain, mineral water and yeast. Slides smooth as expected with a creamier than expected mouth-feel. A unique and flavorful wit from a brewery that I'm growing to like more and more with each try.

Sep 20, 2014
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Karibourgeois from Texas

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Cloudy yellow gold pour with a small airy white head. Aroma is lemony with a little grain. Taste is very grainy with wheat and yeast upfront. Also has a bit of coriander and light citrus in the light to medium body. Finishes dry and crisp with a grainy aftertaste.

Sep 15, 2014
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allengarvin from Texas

3.7/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Very pale straw-colored beer, with a medium head of snow-white foam and fine lacing. Aroma is disappointing for a wit, though--a tad grainy malt with just a hint of tartness. Flavor is a bit more on style: you can get the orange peels and a little coriander. Very attenuated, with little malt sweetness at all, and a light tartness. All the essential components are there, but it's still a little bland overall, like a modern Hoegarden. One thing they did get really right is the light, spritzy, well-carbonated body.

A pretty good wit, but not an outstanding one.

Jul 14, 2014
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monnik from Texas

5/5  rDev +29.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I'm not going to leave you hanging about my opinion; this is one great beer. I have never given a review with the ratings that I give this beer, but here's why...

A - It pours almost clear from the bottle. literally. In the glass, it is a beautiful varying density translucent white-straw color with a 1 finger head comprised of large and small bubbles.

S - Spice and yeast. Exactly as I am expecting.

T - Bread, spices, and citrus. It is hard for me to describe beyond these terms as it is for me the perfect mix of these three flavors. It leaves a bit of a tang for a finish.

M - It has a medium density feel; not thick, but not watery like a "lite" beer. There is carbonation, no doubt, but not to the point that it feels like soda.

O - For a wit bier it is the standard by which I will measure all others. There is another reason that I love this beer. The label claims that this beer is made in the style of Pierre Celis, and frankly, they have nailed it. If you are unfamiliar with the late, great Mr. Celis, please google him. He was a fantastic Belgian brewer but not so great of a business man. He also brewed in Texas under the label of Celis Brewery in the 90's. As best as my taste buds can recall, this beer is a dead ringer for the Celis White and is one of the reasons I fell in love with craft beers.

Jan 30, 2014
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JezyGray from Texas

3.91/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured into Lakewood tulip. Hazy, straw-colored appearance with two fingers of white foam dissipating eventually into a quarter-finger of tight, creamy lacing. A really nice-looking beer. Front of the tongue has big cracker-y notes from the yeast, giving way to the coriander and orange peel in the middle. Slight citrus bitterness on the back end, like a ripe white grapefruit, with a semi-dry finish. Good example of the style from one of DFW's more exciting breweries.

Nov 07, 2013
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