Paulina Wit Bier
Ale Syndicate

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Style:
Wheat Beer - Witbier
ABV:
5.5%
Score:
83
Avg:
3.82 | pDev: 12.04%
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
12
From:
Ale Syndicate
 
Illinois, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  0
Gots
  5
SCORE
83
Good
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hoptheology from South Dakota

4.21/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5

30% haze with a light blonde color; big puffy head of 3 fingers; lace in semi colons and other fancy symbols.

Aromas of stale barn wheat, citrus, slight banana, clove, and a BUNCH of cinnamon and coriander. Kind of nostalgic, like mom making cookies or something.

Flavor, wins me over. Huge hits of cinnamon and clove to start, followed by coriander, banana, lavender, dark wheat, and citrus. As it warms some flavors start to veer off path a bit, but still solid.

Feel is super refreshing, kind, carbonated, quenching. Just a pinch of creaminess to keep it in Wit territory.

As a beer, it's not particularly breathtaking, but as a Witbier - a mild style, this one hits it out of the park. 5 for style all the way. All of the Ale Syndicate beers I've had thus far have been absolutely phenomenal. Would do again if I get the chance.

Nov 17, 2016
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former-youth from Illinois

3.85/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Purchased 12 oz bottle from Binny's in Schaumburg. The bottle states it is a Witbeer with lavender and pink peppercorn . The lavender comes through with maybe a breeze of pepper. The lavender is tasty, desirable even, but still has an artificial quality. Not as carbonated as I would expect for the style, lighter fruity / flowery aroma. Easy to drink, refreshing, and I will probably buy this again. Would love to try it on tap.

Jul 17, 2016
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savagejeep from Wisconsin

4.85/5  rDev +27%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I love this beer!
"This Chicago Witbier is our take on a Belgian style Wit - it has a distinctive taste achieved by lavender and pink peppercorn which represents the diversity and uniqueness of the Paulina Street neighborhoods."

Jun 15, 2016
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Beginner2 from Illinois

4.18/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

If you like beers that are interesting in a good way, then try this ale.
For a brewery probably three or four years old, this is a sophisticated ale.
Darker than a wit, its amber color was interesting in the sun.
Its smell and its taste particularly come at me somewhat like a pale ale (I surmise because of the spiciness of the peppercorn), but then this nice orange flavor appears and says "wit."
It all comes together pleasantly in the mouth.
Overall, I give it extra points because I like Ale Syndicate and it is in a converted warehouse that also houses several other startup, green enterprises.

Jun 14, 2016
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telescifly from Colorado

4.14/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Subtle, fruity nose, with hints of ripe peach and an airy yeastiness. Well-balanced taste, with the lavender and peppercorn definitely coming through and playing well with light, fruity hops. I also get a slight mossy bitterness which I can't decide if I like or not. Rich, smooth mouthfeel, and a pleasant lingering sensation. Very happy with this beer - an extremely solid wit.

May 06, 2016
Paulina Wit Bier from Ale Syndicate
Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 12 ratings