Country White | Zipline Brewing Co

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Country WhiteCountry White

Brewed by:
Zipline Brewing Co
Nebraska, United States

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.60%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
The Country White Ale draws on the traditions of Belgian brewing with a modern twist. We use our farmhouse yeast strain to create a fruity profile, which is balanced against the softness of local, organic wheat and finished with a hint of citrus.

Added by DemoniChris on 05-20-2014

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Ratings: 24 |  Reviews: 6
Reviews by jimmygord:
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4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

More User Reviews:
Photo of nuebs
2.89/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JohnDwyer
3.66/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BaileysBrew
4.25/5  rDev +11%

Photo of Brutaltruth
3.6/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed from the 12 oz bottle in a pint glass. This wit pours a hazy pale yellow with a moderate white head of foam that dissipates to a thin ring and light lacing and a thin ring. Nose of light wheat crackers, light bread, lemon zest, and light malts. Flavors surpass the nose with a soft wheat flavor dancing about a lemon zest note that rests on the back with a light cracker and lightly sweet honey flavor that fades to a moderate tartness accentuated by the lemon zest. Smooth moderately carbonated mouth feel features a light dry finish. Very nice for a summer brew.


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Photo of dtomes
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of Kubrickx
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.61/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

FIRST OFF...this is a Farmhouse Ale, according to the bottle and brewery, not a Witbier. :-)

A : Disappointing pour here. The head is minimal and barely a pinky's worth. Within a minute the head disperses across the top completely and evaporates. The body is mostly pale and straw colored, with a slight murkiness bringing about a 40% opacity to the table.

S : Some tart, fruity aromas, as well as some barn grain. Faint cinnamon and banana. All of this is wrapped up in a weak bouquet that takes much effort to nose.

T : The almost-Weizen-like character here is winning my heart, with fruity bananas, esters, and wheat. While this is not a Weizen, I'm not going to complain too much. The farmhouse quality starts coming out in the tartness of picked apples and sun-bleached grains. It ends fairly tart and slightly dry-hopped.

F : Light, airy, and highly carbonated. There's a slight nip at the end to add a crispness to an otherwise bland profile overall.

O : As a farmhouse ale, this is fairly below par. Weak aromas, some confusing flavors, and an overly carbonated almost adjunct lager-like feel. It is drinkable though, and refreshing. I'd be disappointed if I spent the money on a six pack, but it's so quaffable that there can't be a whole lot to cry about.

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Photo of Tone
3.58/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy, gold color. 2/3 inch head of a white color. Decent retention and good lacing. Smells of wheat, pale malt, hint of hop, clove, and a hint of citrus. Fits the style of a Witbier, though it is a blend of styles between a Saison and Witbier. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. There is also a distinct dryness. Tastes of of wheat, pale malt, hint of hop, clove, strong citrus, and a hint of yeast. Overall, decent beer, but hard to assign to the Witbier or Saison category.

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Photo of zeff80
3.96/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured out a slightly cloudy golden color with a small, fizzy off-white head of foam. It smelled floral with some yeasty notes. Nice sweet caramel and grain flavor with some fruitiness.

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Photo of DemoniChris
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of jpuetz
2.9/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of AlbertVogler
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of Bear1964
3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

Photo of HoppyBastard
4.25/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a Shaker pint glass, the "bottled" date 4-28-15.

APPEARANCE: pours a cloudy, straw color with less than one-finger off-white head that quickly dissipated until just a ring of bubbles remained around the glass, there were some larger bits suspended in the brew, very nice looking, medium carbonation, there is very little lacing on the glass.

SMELL: bread, lemon and pears.

TASTE: the taste follows the nose, initially lemon citrus and pears then the taste of bread, very little hop presence as is normal for the style.

PALATE: light body with medium carbonation.

OVERALL: this is a very good beer and with 4.6% ABV you can enjoy more than one, I would definitely buy this again and will be trying more offerings from Zipline in the future.

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Photo of Herky21
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of TonyTwins
3.92/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BrewCaveDweller
4.25/5  rDev +11%

Photo of a77cj7
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of djjumper
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of BeerWithMike
4.24/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Sampled two days ago on 6/10/15. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured in to a "MYTHOS" pilsner glass.

Brew pours a hazy straw-yellow in color with a thin white cap. Light sediment is seen in the bottom of the bottle after the pour. Some spotty lacing is seen when sipped. The aroma is of bready yeast with some citrus zest. Taste follows the nose with a light hint of sweet honey also BUT not over sweet as for the lemon zest. Crisp and goes down very easy. A tasty brew that is medium-bodied with good carbonation. Great summer brew.

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Photo of fossage78
3/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of MasterBigBear
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of teleforce
4.19/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Country White from Zipline Brewing Co
3.83 out of 5 based on 24 ratings.
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