Blanc de Blanche Wit
Overshores Brewing Co.

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Style:
Belgian Witbier
Ranked #63
ABV:
6.4%
Score:
85
Ranked #16,708
Avg:
3.92 | pDev: 8.93%
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
47
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Overshores Brewing Co.
 
Connecticut, United States
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Gots
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SCORE
85
Very Good
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Reviews: 7 | Ratings: 47
Reviews by Moneypenny:
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3.42/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

My favorite from this brewery. They're learning as they go and they're not bashful about selling you bottled beer from the masters they aim to emulate. The wit is refreshing with citrus notes and a pleasant balance of malty sweetness and crisp character. Better than the saison,which was too sweet on sampling, and the hopped saison, which I simply did not care for.

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Photo of Jason
3.97/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bold, Spicy, Dry, Grainy

The brewer admits that only small amount of coriander and orange peel are used in this brew, which means the yeast is throwing down with its own spicy mix. This Witbier is also a bit bigger than usual and drops some spicy warmth on the palate. Yeasty and grainy in the middle, like a fresh, doughy rustic loaf in the mouth. Flavors of plums and grain, grainy and dry. Not your typical Witbier. With each sip it slaps my palate around a bit, and I want more. Closer to a true Belgian than most of what American brewers offer up.

STYLE: Witbier | ABV: 6.4% | AVAILABILITY: Year-round

Review from BeerAdvocate magazine issue #100 (MAY 2015)

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Photo of sulldaddy
4.28/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Sampling from a cold growler fresh from the brewery. Pouring into a snifter the beer is a bright golden color with bleached white head of 2 cm. The foam is dense and spongy and fades slowly to a sturdy edge layer.
Aroma is spicy with coriander and citrus and a little black pepper, also a little bready yeast and some sweet malt.
First sip reveals a crisp body with fine tingly carbonation that tickles as it crosses my palate. Body is light to average and the beer is very drinkable based on the physical properties.
Flavor is sweet malt and some spicy yeast notes. A little biscuit and bread with coriander and again pepper and now a little cloves actually. Finish is very dry and there is no hint of the booze. This is a great example for the style and love that it is made minutes from my house. Easily worth a stop and purchase. Well done guys!

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Photo of psweendogg
3.78/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ColForbinBC
3.56/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Damian
4.43/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Drank from an 11.2 fl oz bottle purchased at Craft Beer Cellar, West Hartford, CT
Served in a pint glass
Thanks to my dad for hooking me up with a few of these bottles.

Gorgeous appearance. The beer poured a cloudy yellow ochre and was topped by a two-finger tall, eggshell colored, seafoam plume. Nice lasting strength of the crown. Drippy blocks of lacing stuck all along the glass.

Intensely dry, crisp, powdery yeast notes came through strong in the nose. Loads of spices as well. Clove and coriander dominated. Really lemony and tart. Fruity with a touch of bubblegum. Super crisp, clean and dry yet also doughy and semi-sweet. All in all, rather complex for the style. Within a few minutes, the dry, powdery yeasty notes took over. However, by the drink's end, the crown dissolved and the intense fruit and spice notes reappeared.

Like the aroma, the flavor profile was very robust. The beer was anchored by a bready, pale malt backbone. Spices were quite apparent. Loads of clove and coriander. Hefty dose of lemon as well. Fruity and semi-sweet with notes of bubblegum and orange peel. Subtle earthy and grassy hop notes lingered in the finish. Crisp, dry and slightly bitter. Some metallic notes also came through on the finish initially but they soon dissipated. The hoppy bitterness intensified as the beer sat and then settled down by the drink's end. The bready malts also took on a bigger role.

The mouthfeel was fuller bodied for the style. Super creamy, smooth and slick on the palate. The liquid contained a lively, spritzy, large bubbled effervescence that was a bit distracting initially but settled with time.

At 6.4% ABV, this is an intense, imperialized, American version of a standard Belgian witbier and definitely one of the best examples of the style I have had in quite some time. I could easily see this becoming my summer staple.

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Photo of nebula1999
3.83/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Griffith
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of swierczt
4.32/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bobv
3.88/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of abrodsky
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of hoppymcgee
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of BranfordBound
3.87/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of lic217
3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of tjcamm
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of h4ger
3.94/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Brushkanna
4.45/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of s35keith
4.64/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jayrutgers
4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

Photo of brutalist
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of OldCrustacean79
4.15/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.74/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tiernan
3.9/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of xacidx
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rorjets
3.99/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a pint can into a pint glass. Overshores has redesigned it's label, from the primarily black label that was used for the bottles, to a primarily white label, very simple. Probably saves money on the printing. Anyway, this beer has a full white head, with nice lacing as it is consumed. The body of the beer is a deep yellow. Spicy-sweet aroma. The first sip is a complex mix; you taste the sweetness of a wheat beer, but the coriander and dried orange peel definitely kick in big time. A very good representation of a Wit beer from a brewery that specializes in Belgian styles.

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Blanc de Blanche Wit from Overshores Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 47 ratings