Transmitter Brewing

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Wheat Beer - Witbier
Ranked #130
Ranked #23,828
3.88 | pDev: 14.69%
Transmitter Brewing
New York, United States
Notes: The addition of rye to the traditional malt bill of Pilsner malt and White wheat lend additional spicy notes to the coriander, black pepper and grapefruit peel.
Reviews: 6 | Ratings: 26 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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StoutElk_92 from Massachusetts

4.4/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours slightly hazy straw yellow with a dissipating white foam head. Smells like beautiful floral coriander, hint of funk, spicy rye and black pepper, lightly fruity grapefruit peel, and soft vanilla-esque wheat and pilsner malt notes. Tastes subtle, mildly tart and refreshing with fresh flowery coriander, black pepper spice, rye grain, sweet pale malts, wheat, a touch of vanilla, banana, some grapefruit peel, with floral earthy hops. Feels crisp and light, creamy medium bodied with smooth moderate carbonation. Overall a nice witbier with rye, coriander, black pepper and grapefruit peel.

May 02, 2020
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CaptainHate from Ohio

4.02/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My daughter gave me this as an unexpected Christmas present by finding me some NYC brews that maybe I can't get here in Ohio (she was wrong on Evil Twin Biscotti Break but her heart was in the right place; kids, what are you gonna do?). Poured into a Nonic glass with a large head that stuck around and coated the sides. Had a citrusy smell and taste but some other flavors competed for attention. A good wit.

Feb 22, 2018
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thepenguin from Massachusetts

3.9/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L: Pours a very hazy yellow-orange with a large head. Very lively with pretty good foam retention.

S: Yeasty with dry Belgian ester notes, some citrus and a little bit of discernable rye. Peppery, with grapefruit pith as it warms.

T: Only moderately dry, with some sweet bread crust-like malt. Citrus forward, with traditional witbier yeasty notes and pepperiness. Long finish with some Belgian malt.

F: Medium body with lively, mid-level carbonation. Pretty creamy mouthfeel, particularly for the style. A touch of warmth in the finish from the black pepper.

Thoughts: Not bad but not my favorite offering from Transmitter. Really nice on the nose, but could be a bit drier with a lighter body for increased drinkability.

Jul 11, 2016
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dar482 from New York

4.08/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The beer comes in a hazy light gold.

The aroma offers grapefruit peel, slightly tart.

The beer is doughy and chewy, gentle oily citrus pee, a grainy sweetness, vanilla, white bread, dry peppery finish.

May 18, 2016
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Flounder57 from Massachusetts

3.81/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle was poured into a witbier glass.

Appearance: A one finger head was poured that reduced to a thin layer. It is a golden straw yellow with great clarity and vision of tiny bubbles coming up through the glass. Spotty lacing down the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: Peppery, spicy, whest, pale malts, some citrus, and some light smoked malts too.

Taste: Same as above. I'm picking up more of that some hammy flavor. Tasty and interesting.

Mouthfeel: Light, crisp, refreshing, medium carbonation, and a little spicy.

Overall: Pretty content with this beer. Not sure if it was supposed to be a little smoky, but I'll revisit it to double check.

Jul 15, 2015
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SpeedwayJim from New York

3.54/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

750ml corked and caged bottle into Tired Hands stemware. Shared by schen9303.

Pours a huge, 4 finger foamy white head that really sticks around and keeps growing and growing! Beer is a semi-clear goldenrod. Lacing is stringy but sparse with little cling. Average.

Nose is citrus, clove, coriander, cane sugar and peppercorn. Exactly as described. Refreshingly aromatic.

Opens citrus, cane sugar and clove. Belgian yeast sweetness in the middle mixed with a slight pepperiness and yeastiness. Finishes crisp and foamy with more citrus and floral notes. Pretty simple. Decent really sweet and simple.

Light bodied with ample carbonation. Prickly and refreshing in the mouth and goes down crisp and aggressive with a clean finish and aftertaste. Super drinkable!

Really drinkable... which makes it a great summertime brew. But this witbier is waaay too sweet and sugary. Add that to the $15 pricetag for a beer of this style and I won't be going back.

Jun 12, 2014
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Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 26 ratings