Big Sister
Door County Brewing Co.

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Style:
Wheat Beer - Witbier
Ranked #148
ABV:
6%
Score:
86
Ranked #27,167
Avg:
3.84 | pDev: 6.51%
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
26
From:
Door County Brewing Co.
 
Wisconsin, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  0
Gots
  2
SCORE
86
Very Good
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Notes: Belgian style witbier brewed with hibiscus.
Reviews: 6 | Ratings: 26 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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FBarber from Illinois

3.93/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy pink color. Thin white head dissipates quickly leaving no lacing behind. Some soapy foam remains on the top of the beer. No lacing as the beer is consumed.

Smell has notes of pepper, some hibiscus tea like notes, coriander, citrus, and some Belgian yeast notes.

Taste has notes of pepper and yeast, orange rind, some citrus, and a hibiscus white tea like flavor. Touch of sweetness on the back end, but not too much. There is a refreshing quality to the flavor profile

Feel is smooth and easy drinking, with moderate carbonation.

Overall this was a unique and non-traditional take on a witbier, but it was quite well done. Much better balance to this than the Little sister as well. Id certainly drink this one again.

Aug 07, 2017
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NolaHopHead from Louisiana

4.01/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle. Pours dull gold with thin white head that fades to a ring. Aroma of sweet Belgian yeast, mild spice, floral notes. Witbier taste with balanced spice, the flowers add a nice twist, slight peppery finish. Medium soft feel. Tasty brew.

Sep 30, 2016
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jzlyo from Iowa

3.77/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Aroma is hibiscus, wheat and spices. The flavor is hibiscus, wheat, spices, funky yeast and a mix of slight sourness and a hint of astringency in the finish.

Jul 14, 2016
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Carb-Overlord from Wisconsin

4.13/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I was honestly wary to try this one... the last beer I had from this brewery was the Polka Porter which was honestly one of the worst porters I've encountered. After my first almost drain pour experience, Ibwas nervous, but I can't stand for waste... it was in the fridge... "Waste not want not." .....

.... and... wow... Well done with the Witbier. Door County Brewery, you have earned my respect back. I could immediately pick up the clean crisp orange peel and the mouth feel was great! I felt like I was in Garching Germany again swiping the beer out of the teachers' lounge fridge as an exchange student. Slightly different style, but damn, you guys did this one right, and it even triggered a very pleasing beer memory for me. So high fives. Give this one a go if you run across it.

Oct 05, 2015
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Chipdugan from Florida

3.37/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Nice creamy mouthfeel, darker straw to golden color compared to usual per my knowledge of the style. The hibiscus is nice. I'm reminded of the poem by Leconte, set to music by Chausson: the hummingbird (le vert colibri) drinks the red hibiscus' nectar and, ravished and filled completely, dies.

Jul 19, 2015
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REVZEB from Illinois

3.94/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap. So this cures my biggest issue with little sister, in that there is a ton of spiciness and standard wit finish but no strong fruit presence. The hibiscus plays the role of the once lacking fruit. However the smell is a bit sour for a wit as a result. Still nice for a warm day by the bay

Jun 23, 2015
Big Sister from Door County Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 26 ratings