Twisted River Wit
Deep River Brewing Co.

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Style:
Wheat Beer - Witbier
Ranked #678
ABV:
4.5%
Score:
79
Ranked #46,768
Avg:
3.32 | pDev: 16.87%
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
40
From:
Deep River Brewing Co.
 
North Carolina, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
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Gots
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SCORE
79
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Reviews by JohnnyK:
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JohnnyK from North Carolina

2/5  rDev -39.8%

Jul 13, 2014
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hman43 from North Carolina

3.59/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Look: It pours light gold with a white head. Head retention is good.

Smell: It has aromas with some earthly elements, dough, and low orange.

Taste: It is doughy with a bit of cracker. There are low levels of coriander, orange, and citrus. There are very low flowery elements as well.

Feel: It has a medium light body.

Overall, It is a bit much on the dough and cracker because the other elements get lost.

Jul 18, 2020
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woodychandler from Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

My local drinking buddy and frequent traveler, Justin C., brought this CAN back from one of his recent trips, knowing that I would happily included it in The CANQuest (TM). Many thanks!

From the CAN: “Johnston County’s First Legal [italicized] Brewery”; “Notes of Citrus and Coriander weave together with our Belgian yeast strain to create a perfect balance of flavors that are subtle and enjoyable all year round. This beer is the only lure you need in your tackle box.”; “Save an Aluminum Tree. Recycle This CAN.”; “Proudly Brewed and CANned by Deep River Brewing Company in Clayton, North Carolina”.
Once more I was faced with a Pint CAN, so once the Crack! had happened, I began an inverted Glug that CANtinued until there was too much foam to deal with and I had to back off. It rose above the lip of the glass and became a massive three-plus fingers of bone-white head whose soft, rounded top looked like the top of a vanilla ice cream cone. Color was a slightly hazy Yellow-Gold (SRM = 4 -5). Nose smelled kind of perfume-y, like orange blossom, very sweet. Mouthfeel was medium. The taste was initially very sweet with that same perfume-like taste that I had noticed on the nose. The coriander did not really make an appearance until the finish when I noted a slight pepperiness in my throat. I have to say that I was pretty disappointed in this one, especially when they use the word “perfect” to describe a beer’s flavors. It might be okay for a novice, but it simply did not measure up to my expectations.

Sep 01, 2014
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ChainGangGuy from Georgia

2.43/5  rDev -26.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

12 ounce can - $2.25 at Tasty Beverage Co. in Asheville, North Carolina.

Appearance: Pours a lightly hazed, yellow-hued body with a thin, rather brief, white head.

Smell: Mercy. A buttery-smelling caramel scent, and a fairly strong one at that overshadows any meager citrus notes and any perceivable spice elements.

Taste: As expected from the aroma, it's an odd, oddly sweet caramel coupled with butter flavor that gives a curious sensation of kettle corn. Maybe a flash of herb and lemon under there, who knows, really, as it's mainly the rich, sweet, buttery flavor. I was hoping for an under-performing wit at worst, a delightfully passable wit at best, so this was a bit of a surprise.

Mouthfeel: Medium-thin body. Medium-low carbonation.

Overall: Heavens, no!

Aug 05, 2015
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ygtbsm94 from Utah

3/5  rDev -9.6%

May 16, 2014
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warnejp from North Carolina

3.49/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Beer was judged by 12 beer drinking friends and was found to be slightly above average in all measurements. 16 ounce can was perfect size for us but may be to large for others. Citrus notes were underwhelming and beer was only very slightly cloudy. We found it best served at 49 degrees.

May 06, 2014
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carrollmel7 from North Carolina

2.95/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Jan 25, 2016
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tdm168 from Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

May 22, 2014
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DVMin98 from North Carolina

3/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

May 02, 2015
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JimKal from North Carolina

3.81/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a can into a wheat glass.
Look: Quite frankly I simply could not control the head. This is the second can I poured. The first one I used an aggressive pour, as I'm won't to do, and the head filled the glass with only about 4 oz. of the pour. My second attempt, I tried to pour it down the side of the glass. I still couldn't fit half the 16 oz. can in the glass due to the huge head. With time and a few sips I finally got this into the here glass I was using. the head eventually subsided leaving some nice lacing.
Smell: Light aroma of spice
Taste: The best part of this brew. the malt and the yeast dominate the taste. the additives provide a subtle background note.
Feel: Light to medium
Overall: When the sun makes its appearance and warm days start showing up I do like a nice wit. This meets that on taste but they need to control that head.

Mar 15, 2015
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Mantooth from North Carolina

3/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

May 02, 2016
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GTB from North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Jan 11, 2014
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st9647v3 from New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Oct 07, 2014
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BigTrubble from North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Oct 05, 2013
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FriedSlug from North Carolina

4.36/5  rDev +31.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Great caramel orange nose. Tastes smooth with a bready, orange flavor with the spice and coriander coming in at the end. A really solid, easy drinking brew.

May 02, 2015
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maxwelldeux from Washington

3.02/5  rDev -9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Growler. Pours a hazy amber color with a smallish off-white head on it. Nose is fairly yeasty, and is definitely characteristic of the style. The citrus elements do come through, though they are subtle. Taste is just a little bit sour, and feels a tad heavy. OK.

Jun 04, 2013
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OldhouseRecs from North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Dec 10, 2014
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RyanAU from North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Apr 03, 2014
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MichaelProcton from North Carolina

2.76/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Jan 16, 2015
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BigGingDrinker from North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +13%

Jul 20, 2014
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KevinGordon from North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

May 06, 2014
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EConnOG from South Carolina

3.71/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

May 26, 2015
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advanracing62 from Idaho

3.04/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Jan 07, 2015
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EN27 from North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Aug 15, 2015
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brocktune from Virginia

2.95/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Apr 19, 2017
Twisted River Wit from Deep River Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 79 out of 100 with 40 ratings