Shrouded Summit Witbier
Ghostfish Brewing Co.

Shrouded Summit WitbierShrouded Summit Witbier
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Style:
Wheat Beer - Witbier
Ranked #684
ABV:
4.5%
Score:
78
Ranked #45,908
Avg:
3.18 | pDev: 17.61%
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
20
From:
Ghostfish Brewing Co.
 
Washington, United States
Avail:
Year-round
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SCORE
78
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Parmesan from Colorado

2.92/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

L: Pours a cloudy dull pale yellow with a small white head that dissipates rather quickly and leaves no lacing.

S: Fresh wheat, a hint of lemon, coriander and pepper. However, the Belgian yeast strain seems very light in this one, not a very strong aroma.

T: Fresh wheat, light lemon, coriander and pepper, a light herbal bitterness. The Belgian yeast strain seems very light in this beer. Overall, not a strong taste.

F: Seems a little watery, smooth and easy drinking.

O: There are much better Witbiers out there than this, the yeast is very muted in this beer.

Jul 18, 2020
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Mrbob558 from New York

3.63/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This beer is gluten free. I have never had one before so I don't have context to similar beers in terms of taste, etc.
It tastes more like a light beer than other Belgium White ale. Flavor is not bad, just not remarkable. Color is good though a little on light side. All in all, not bad, not great.

Sep 19, 2019
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Amendm from Rhode Island

3.27/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A medium-strong pour from a 12-oz. can (2/5/19) into a 16-oz. mug yields a finger of fizzy and foamy white head with short retention and sliding blotched of lacing. Clear light pale straw color, some dissolved sediment clouds the beer. Strong smell of imitation orange, rising bread dough, apple cider, lemon and faint herbal hops. The taste is neutral on sweetness with low bitterness. Millet, buckwheat and rice do an "OK" job of replacing barley and wheat leaving a grainy, bird seed taste.
Medium light body, average carbonation. Alcohol is disguised as a peppery aftertaste.
Refreshing and spirited, would do better in a gluten-free category. The wheat is missed.

Jun 11, 2019
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

3.42/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

i was about ready to rip this one apart for being boring, odd, and mediocre, but then i found out it was gluten free, and now i kind of like it more, its cool that they are endeavoring to make craft beer in styles like this that have no gluten at all in them, this is done without wheat or barley entirely, and i have to respect that. so while this definitely wouldnt stand up to the best examples of the style, its certainly an awesome option for those who have to or prefer to be gluten free. its hard, because i dont usually drink this sort of thing, it must use millet or buckwheat or rice or some combination of those, it definitely lacks any real wheat character, which i guess is to be expected, i miss it more in feel than in flavor, this is watery. however, the belgian yeast aspect and the coriander and the citrus all seem to be there, which is kind of rad, even though its a little sloppy, it has to be hard to even get close without the fundamental element, and they do get close. simple things would make this better, more bubbles and more carbonation and a cooler ferment, but i respect this for trying to do something nobody else has done for the gluten free folk..

Oct 05, 2018
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VelvetExtract from Massachusetts

3.03/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Can. A gluten free beer. Nothing truly upsetting in any element here. Just pretty bland but it dips it's toe in the right pool in terms of aroma and flavor.

May 22, 2018
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mactrail from Washington

2.45/5  rDev -23%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Golden brew with a short-lived foam in the Bushmills tumbler. Sharp and spritzy on the tongue. Watery mouthfeel. This just doesn't have the Witbier taste, regardless of the coriander and citrus flavorings.

Slightly grainy, but more like bitter water. Marginally drinkable and not as offensive as some of the other "gluten-free" chemistry experiments. From the 16 oz can purchased at Elizabeth Station in Bellingham.

Jun 24, 2015
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beertunes from Kiribati

2.96/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

16oz can, poured into shaker pint glass. Poured a cloudy, hazy yellow, somewhat typical for the style, with about 1/4 inch of white head that instantly dissipated and left no lacing.

In the nose the expected base graininess was missing, a fairly neutral malt profile. The yeasty spice I expect was missing to, and the orange peel was also understated. Nearly identical comments on the flavor profile, just a very subdued version of what i expect in the style.

The body was nicely light, and smooth. There was a bit of a yeast tingle at the back of the throat. Drinkability was good, the beer went down easily enough. Overall, not terrible, but not really notable in any way. Maybe worth a shot, but if you skip it, you're not really missing anything.

Added bonus comment, from my friend Delia who was tending bar this day (and is in culinary school to become a chef) when she tried a taste of my beer: "tastes like worms!" How she knows what worms taste like, I don't even wanna know.

Jun 08, 2015
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LiquidAmber from Washington

3.69/5  rDev +16%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into an Euler stange. Pours a hazy straw amber with gold notes and a thin, fizzy white head that is maintained by very active carbonation. Aroma of bready yeast, coriander, slightly vegetal malt; very close to a traditional witbier. Starts with a wheaty graininess, but develops a more rich grain flavor with some tartness from the buckwheat, with coriander and citrus bitterness leading into a slight tart, more complex grain finish. Light to medium bodied. This is a tough one to review. Witbiers are one of my favorite styles and I would expect distinct wheat flavors, which this kinda skirts around. On the other hand, it really does give a witbier kind of look and feel, but with more idiosycratic grain flavors. Interesting flavor progression and enjoyable flavors. This is the first gluten free beer I've tried that I would actually buy again, it is pleasant to drink and I like the grain combination. I have the same feeling about this as I do with vegetarian "meats". Most meat replacements do not taste or feel like the real thing, but are nice enough on their own and I sometimes wish the expectations of the original source did not interfere with the experience of the faux product. It may not be a marketable concept but I might have enjoyed this more if it was a "millet/buckwheat beer" rather than a "witbier". Not traditional, but as a light, refreshing grain forward beer with witbier spicing, this is quite nice; I enjoyed it. These guys are on to something; best gluten free beer I've tasted. There is no category for this, and I've rated it to enjoyment and quality, not to traditional style expectations.

May 28, 2015
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Moose90 from Washington

2.86/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Served from 16oz can

A – Pours a bright and cloudy yellow, tall bright white head.

S – Smells of yeast and banana, and pepper, also has a really odd sweet tone as well.

T – Starts with banana and pepper, then big tones of sweet and grain.

M – Thin in body with a strangely long lasting finish.

O – Okay, has a pretty good nose but the random graininess is tough to cover.

May 14, 2015
Shrouded Summit Witbier from Ghostfish Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 78 out of 100 with 20 ratings