Careless Witbier
J. Wakefield Brewing

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Style:
American Wild Ale
Ranked #970
ABV:
7.5%
Score:
90
Ranked #14,164
Avg:
4.06 | pDev: 5.67%
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
21
From:
J. Wakefield Brewing
 
Florida, United States
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SCORE
90
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Photo of Sabtos
3.74/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Foggy burnt amber with a fluffy convex but short off-white head settling down to a thin ridged ring.

This has a bit of a crabapple and toasted seed flavor. Quite tart, the medium body has a bit of a chew to it that sticks to the palate in a dry cardboard sort of way on the way down. The watermelon is there but gives off a sort of gose flavor that's just continuously seedy with a sort of salinity.

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Photo of GarthDanielson
4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a tall boy into a Weiss vase, the beer is a slightly hazed, golden coloring, with a thin, wispy, white head. Aromas of tart and sour lemon and white grape must, watermelon juice, and subtle yeasty funk. Smells very sour. Flavors are all watermelon forward, starting with a juice character that transitions into a sour and sweet jolly rancher watermelon. Subtle highlights of lemon add sweet and sour notes, and this all blends on a candy sweet backbone. Smooth and slick bodied, with a slight acidic edge. Tart and sour watermelon aftertaste, again like candy, with a subtle linger past the dry, slightly astringent finish. Really tasty beer.

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Photo of Alieniloquium
3.53/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

16 oz. can. Hazy orange. Smells of watermelon, yeast, some phenols, lemon acidity, and some grassy vegetal aromas. Tastes grainy and a little doughy. Lemon tartness with juicy watermelon sweetness. Wheat finish with some grassy flavors. Medium body. Well carbonated. Not bad. Grassy flavors are weird, though.

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Careless Witbier from J. Wakefield Brewing
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 21 ratings