Imperial Witbier | Ten Ninety Brewing Company

Imperial WitbierImperial Witbier
BA SCORE
92.5%
Liked This Beer
4.21 w/ 53 ratings
Imperial WitbierImperial Witbier
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Ten Ninety Brewing Company
Illinois, United States
ten-ninety.com

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.10%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Witbier is a Belgian style ale that is typically pale and cloudy due to a high concentration of wheat and barley protein. Traditionally spiced with coriander and CuraƧao orange peel, witbiers are light, refreshing, and complex.

Ten Ninety Imperial Wit is highly versatile and compelling. Our Imperial Wit has a body and alcohol level typical of many table wines, with a drying acidity, lighter body, and notes of orange peel and coriander.

Added by emerge077 on 06-14-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,638
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
53
Liked:
49
Avg:
4.21/5
pDev:
10.21%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
16
Gots:
11
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 53 |  Reviews: 7
Photo of AuntBea
3.64/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rarigney
4.63/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RBuckley73
4.42/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Shockey
4.53/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of 2GOOFY
4.2/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of EdFed
4.21/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of majorlance
4.37/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Absolutely delicious, and beautifully balanced in its use of honey. As others have noted, it goes down super easy for a 10.1% Overall, this is talent deserving wider recognition (and wider distribution).

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Photo of LennyBound
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of uccle81
3.11/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of AlpacaAlpaca
4.28/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DMcGirr
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of amalburg
4.36/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of aussiebeer
3.5/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Azpittil57
4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of VaughanSchmidt
4.24/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jiveturkey75
4.74/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of onlymurderers
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of superspak
4.2/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours an opaquely hazy deep golden color with a 2 finger fairly dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings around the glass, with a fair amount streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of big lemon, apple, pear, orange peel, light banana, coriander, pepper, clove, wheat, honey, bread, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/earthy yeast, spices, and honey/bready malt notes; with great strength. Taste of huge lemon, apple, pear, orange peel, light banana, coriander, clove, pepper, wheat, honey, bread, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Fair amount of earthy yeast spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, apple, pear, orange peel, light banana, coriander, clove, pepper, honey, wheat, bread, and herbal/yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible robustness, balance, and complexity of fruity/earthy yeast, spices, and honey/pale malt sweetness; with a great malt/yeast/spice balance and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and fairly full bodied; with a smooth, very creamy/bready, and lightly slick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is an awesome imperial witbier style. All around great complexity, balance, and robustness of fruity/earthy yeast, spices, and honey/pale malt sweetness; and very smooth to sip on for the big ABV. A highly enjoyable offering.

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Photo of maxcoinage
4.17/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of FaradayUncaged
4.31/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brianbud
3.75/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of curbmusic
4.75/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

awesome, the only honey beer i've ever had that actually tastes like honey, most are just sweet, super balanced, you can taste just enough heat to know that this is a big beer but i doubt anyone would guess this beer was 10.1 % in a blind taste, be careful, drinks like its 6%

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Photo of ovaltine
4.4/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JBON
5/5  rDev +18.8%

This is my favorite beer from Ten Ninety. It's "Imperial" nature has just as much to do (or more) with flavor as it does with the ABV. The citrus and coriander are beautifully rounded out by the honey. I've yet to sample a better imperial wit. A great gateway craft beer for the Blue Moon crowd. (Warning: If you drink a Blue Moon immediately after finishing this wit, you'll swear that you're drinking water).

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Photo of Rhyzy
4.25/5  rDev +1%

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Imperial Witbier from Ten Ninety Brewing Company
Beer rating: 92.5% out of 100 with 53 ratings
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