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Off Color Brewing

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Off Color Brewing
Illinois, United States
Ranked #33
Ranked #13,863
3.96 | pDev: 6.82%
Mar 11, 2023
Jun 03, 2020
Very Good
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Notes: Wit style beer with lemon and black tea added
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Rated: 4.27 by Rollmeaway2loadout from Illinois

Mar 11, 2023
Rated: 3.89 by Taenim from New Jersey

Aug 05, 2022
Rated: 3.54 by acurtis from New Jersey

Jul 10, 2022
Rated: 3.75 by jera1350 from Minnesota

Jul 09, 2022
Rated: 3.96 by ssimpson89 from Illinois

Jun 04, 2022
Rated: 4.24 by soarinsteven from Illinois

May 30, 2022
Rated: 3.66 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Jan 25, 2022
Rated: 4.21 by tristanrussell36 from Illinois

Nov 28, 2021
Rated: 3.68 by blissfulNemo from Michigan

Oct 30, 2021
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Reviewed by jmdrpi from Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
16 oz can

cloudy golden color. big witbier aroma - wheat, herbal yeast, zing of citrus rind. black tea is more in the flavor, woody and herbal. thinner bodied, easy drinking
Aug 06, 2021
Rated: 3.98 by M4CDO from Massachusetts

Jul 26, 2021
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Reviewed by Mark-Leggett from Missouri

4.07/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Poured from a can. Yellowish orange in color with a white head. Smells of lemon, yeast, and malt. I wasn't sure if this combo was going to work but it pretty good. The tea and lemon really blend well with the wit. Good summer or golfing beer!!
Jul 01, 2021
Rated: 3.92 by shelby415 from Oregon

Jun 05, 2021
Rated: 4.05 by EdFed from Illinois

May 24, 2021
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Reviewed by MaltsOfGlory from Oregon

3.68/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
16oz can

Pours two big fingers of fluffy white head into a stemless wine glass. Retention is slightly above average, and the head fades within a few minutes, leaving a small rim of foam. Initial lacing looks decent. Body is a cloudy golden orange. Looks pretty good so far.

Nose is extremely mineral forward, some lemon, faint sulfur, smallest bit of spice. It smells refreshing, but it’s not a huge aroma, decent.

That lemon definitely comes through on the flavor. Ups the depth a little bit, but there isn’t a lot else going on, wit-wise. A little bit of wheat, faint spice. Not bad, but pretty underwhelming overall, and a little heavy on the lemon. I guess that’s what they’re going for, but I think it could be more subtle to allow other flavors through.

Carbonation is high. Between the wheat presence and high carbonation, it has a pretty good thickness to it. It’s on the drier side, but there is a little sweetness in the end, somewhat balanced. Bitterness is low. Pretty decent mouthfeel.

Drinkability is pretty good, as it should be. Nothing offense, and it’s tasty enough.

Appearance turned out ok. Lacing was pretty nice towards the second half of the glass.

Overall this is ok. I see what they’re going for with the whole Arnold Palmer thing, but I think if the lemon were a little more subtle, I would have probably appreciated the beer more.
May 18, 2021
Rated: 4.93 by Ristaccia from Nebraska

May 10, 2021
Rated: 3.96 by bschmidt_37 from Illinois

May 02, 2021
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Reviewed by michaelsmith11 from Illinois

3.85/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
This one had a pretty strong citrus taste to it to start out with but I didn't get much tea at first. The tea taste didn't come in until the very end. This is a good crushable beer that is very well balanced.
Apr 11, 2021
Rated: 3.94 by TheHopsman from Nebraska

Feb 24, 2021
Rated: 4.09 by DruC4 from Michigan

Nov 26, 2020
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Reviewed by StonedTrippin from Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
i am so thankful to be getting cans from these guys out here in the northwest pretty regularly, this is another really tasty one, made for drinking, done with lemon and black tea in a lightly piquant wit type base that actually drinks more berliner-esque to me because of the natural lemon souring element, but this remains relatively delicate and super well refined and highly drinkable, i was really impressed. a lightly frosted looked deeper pale yellow color, not really stained by the tea at all it doesnt appear, a nice inch of head holding in the square bottom white wine glass i poured it into, pretty. aroma and flavor match, slightly earthy from the tea with a little bit of late bitterness there, but way more lemon than tea to me, fresh and zesty and real, acidic enough to make this refreshing, and marrying really well with the wheat and maybe oats this appears to be built with. there is a light belgian thing to the yeast, mildly estery and spicy, giving this some cool depth and bringing out the herbal element in the tea, its all so cohesive, appropriately subtle, and good! i not sure why this doesnt have higher ratings, like i cant figure what the critique would be, too tangy from the lemon? not enough tea? too much character in the base beer? i really dont get it, i reckon its a nice take on an arnold palmer in beer format, and i wished i had more than one can. really bright carbonation and a dry finish, more tea as it warms some, nice proportions between the tea and the lemon in my opinion too. more summer than fall for sure, but there is never a bad time for an off color, these guys continue to blow me away just about every time! this is delicious.
Nov 16, 2020
Rated: 3.9 by raelian from District of Columbia

Sep 19, 2020
Rated: 4.14 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

Sep 07, 2020
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Reviewed by cbutova from Massachusetts

4.16/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
A- Tallboy pours into a goblet with a fairly hazy pale golden yellow body and a one finger puffy white cap. The head rises quickly and falls fairly slowly with decent retention. A large island remains in the center of the beer and a half cm belt at the edges leaves rare sheets of lacing.

S- The lemon is very much apparent and so is the black tea both coming in strong in the initial aroma. There really is no way to silence wit yeast but here it is fairly mild but still allows the aroma to balance out nicely with its spicy and somewhat fruity presence. Got that Arnie Palmer feel for sure.

T- A bit sweeter than I would imagine but overall the beer is on the lighter side and balanced between the tea, yeast, lemon and sweetness. Lemons bring some zest, flavor and the minimal amount of tartness possible joining notes of coriander, pear, pepper and classic black tea.

MF- On the light side with a solid fluffy texture and a high level of carbonation. Puffy and because of that it doesn't come off as thin.

It seems pretty clear with the ingredients, aroma and flavor profile what Off Color is aiming for here and they do pull it off really well. Great balance between the lemon brightness, bitter herbal tea and a pretty subtle Wit yeast. Bonus points for low ABV Arnold Palmer beer.
Sep 06, 2020
Rated: 4 by bigred89 from Maryland

Sep 05, 2020
Rated: 3.8 by Jsalz21 from New Jersey

Aug 30, 2020
Rated: 4.11 by drstalker from Illinois

Aug 18, 2020
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Reviewed by metter98 from New York

3.85/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
A: The beer is rather hazy and a little pale yellow in color. It poured with a quarter finger high off white head that gradually died down, leaving just a narrow collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of lemon peels are present in the nose along with some hints of wheat.
T: The taste follows the smell and has additional notes of iced tea.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation. The wheat adds a slight touch of "chewiness" to the mouthfeel.
O: This beer is an interesting take on a Belgian Witbier - it seems like an alcoholic version of an Arnold Palmer but the abv is low enough so you can easily knock one of these back in your golf cart without having to worry about hooking or slicing your shots.

Serving type: can
Aug 17, 2020
Rated: 4 by Guinnsslvr from Illinois

Aug 03, 2020
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Reviewed by emerge077 from Illinois

3.99/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Hazy pastel gold, ample foam when poured down the middle, minimal spotty lacing around the edges. Looks the part of a witbier.

Aroma is faintly wheaty and minerally with a hint of sweet lemon zest.

Taste is light and refreshing, wheat, lemon, and black tea, as advertised. Lemon is at the front, with earthy tea and citrus blending into the background. Crisp and clean, supple feel, ample carb, light astringency. Easy to drink, hard to philosophize about. Pretty simple and straightforward, an Arnold Palmer style witbier. Thanks to Chris for this one!

Witbier #118
Jul 26, 2020
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Reviewed by Grounder from Illinois

3.28/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3
Poured from a 16 oz (ugh!) can. Very hazy, almost milky, straw-yellow, not much in the way of foam. It's billed as wit, but with the overpowering lemon and certain wateriness it feels more like a radler. Which I guess is not a crime on a hot summer day.
Jul 21, 2020
Rated: 3.78 by 22Blue from Kansas

Jul 08, 2020
Rated: 3.96 by dt_gbpackersfan from Missouri

Jul 04, 2020
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Reviewed by Beginner2 from Illinois

4.01/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Following Off Color's pattern of creative crafting and marketing, Beer for Golf is a must try for effective refreshment. I often have an Arnold Palmer when playing tennis, the black tea and lemonade is a classic combination. To put it into a wheat beer is very smart.

Looks show some spunk, but less foam than a great wit. Smells are mostly lemon. Tastes use the black tea (and hops) to cut the sweetness and add some bitter to the equation. Refreshing. The wheat adds a softness in the mouth.

I am a big fan of Off Color (They are getting close to being #1 for beers I've reviewed on BA.) Their great sense of humor is big by me. And the mouse? What a great marketing statement for the futility of a stupid game like golf.
Since I bought a 4 pack at their brewhouse, I review with food at next tasting.

7/10/20 I drank my last. (Two I gave away as gag gifts to golfers... I play tennis.) Anyway, they both thanked me for the gift. Then, they got around to drinking it... and thanked me again. All of which indicates to me that Off Color is on to something with this recipe. Anyhow, I had the 4th can and it was great refreshment. I look forward to scoring some more before the season is over. Happy with this review, I'm keeping count over at UnTappd.
Jun 13, 2020
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Reviewed by zeff80 from Missouri

3.93/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
16oz can. Poured out a cloudy, golden yellow color with a small, off-white head of foam. It smelled of black tea, lemon and wheat. Sweet tea-like flavor, lemon and cracked wheat taste.
Jun 03, 2020
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