Southern Wit | Tennessee Brew Works

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Southern WitSouthern Wit
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3.6/5
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79 Ratings
Southern WitSouthern Wit
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Tennessee Brew Works
Tennessee, United States
tnbrew.com

Style: Belgian Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.15%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Volsdawg10 on 02-09-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#35,148
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
79
pDev:
12.78%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
29
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 79 |  Reviews: 7
Photo of markallmon
4.06/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of needMIbeer
3.76/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of paulish
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tone
3.99/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy golden color. 1/4 inch head of a white color. Good retention and good lacing. Smells of pale malt, hint of vanilla, hint of citrus hops, hint of wheat, and slight coriander. Fits the style of a Belgian Witbier. Mouth feel is smooth and crisp, with an average level. Tastes of pale malt, hint of vanilla, hint of citrus hops, hint of wheat, and slight coriander. Overall, good blend, body, and feel.

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Photo of JerzDevl2000
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked up this beer when I was down in Tennessee over the summer - never having it before or anything from Tennessee Brew Works for that matter. I expected this to be light and refreshing and of course, that's what this gave me. Not the best beer that I've ever had (even from the Volunteer State) but it was an example of this style that held it's own, while just barely passing muster...

The pour to this was golden, a bit hazy, and had just enough head that quickly settled. Most of the spotty lacing that was left behind as I worked my way through this was along the top third of my pint glass. Lemon, zest, and perfume filled the light nose as the taste had all of those attributes as well. A bit of coriander, champagne, and yeast came through in the taste as it felt like a light, summer day with some lavender thrown in. A bit of basic, bready malt rounded things out as there wasn't a ton of wheat here. Just enough body here to balance out the light flavors but nothing was here to an excessive extent.

Not a lot of booze here as it was what I'd expect in a beer like this. Once in a while, it's good to have a "lawnmower beer" that has just a bit more to it than that. This was one of those and even though it won't win any awards, It was a Wit with wit, and just enough to be considered as both!

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Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dazka
3.54/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Sandradj
2.56/5  rDev -28.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Photo of Ivan-Beertacora
2.26/5  rDev -37.2%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Photo of TNTRHOP
4.76/5  rDev +32.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of jbfarris
3.79/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of OKbrew89
3.54/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass. Semi-hazy straw color with a half finger head that lingers for a short time. Subtle nose of biscuit and spice. Taste is a wheat body with a nice dash of spice at the end to wake everything up. Medium body and medium carbonation with a clean finish.
Very ordinary but they really nailed the body and mouth feel- it wasn't too light. Decent whit.

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Photo of Darkstar1911
3.35/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle poured into pint glass. Nice bit of haze. I get a bit of a yeasty smell then a whiff of orange. Decent enough Wit, but a bit too much corriander. Right amount of carbonation. Semi spicy after taste. All in all a decent beer that doesn't disappoint, but doesn't blow you away either.

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Photo of Pluralz909
4.67/5  rDev +29.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Beerucee
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Ok. Brewery awesome with live music and great food and plenty is space. Rough part of town.

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Photo of JDizzle
3.6/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BeerBeast
3.85/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Richard007
3.47/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Not the best wit I have had but wanted to try as I am sure I would never see it back home. Solid and fresh but a bit flat. I washed down some veal balls with it and it did the job just fine. As for a wit there are better out there. Cute label

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Photo of heerboth
3.54/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MKrauss
3.61/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BEERchitect
4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Mild, zesty and refreshing, the folks at Tennessee Beer Works might have a brewery in the South but their hearts are in Belgium, at least when churning out their authentic tasting wheat beer.

Southern Wit rolls onto the nose with a bright and tangy perfume. Citrus, spice and the softness of fresh baking bread carry an appetizing scent. Its cloudy straw appearance crowns with an arid swath of sea foam. And those sweet, nearly doughy flavors rest on the front of the tongue like sugar cookie and a hint of sourdough.

As the middle palate unfolds, is sweetness lightens slightly and the fruit and spice character begin to build. Citrus flavors lead with a bold and radiant orange taste, followed by apple, pear and lemon. Slightly tangy, the fruit flavors are balanced by the spiciness of white pepper, chamomile, and the light herbal nature of green tea and sassafras. Light in bitterness, the ale has a glimpse of mild straw late on the palate.

Medium light and drying from its slight acidity and firm spicing rates, the witbier resists the urge to become an overly floral, fruity or sweet taste. Rather, its a slightly more spicy and rustic taste that harks back to historic versions of the style. Its aftertaste is citrusy, herbal and lightly spicy in a medium length linger.

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Photo of tykechandler
2.5/5  rDev -30.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of bushwack
3.48/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JRoPA
3.95/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brunsojw
3.53/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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Southern Wit from Tennessee Brew Works
Beer rating: 3.6 out of 5 with 79 ratings