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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bruery Terreux
California, United States
brueryterreux.com

Style: Belgian Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Collaboration with Jester King

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
58
pDev:
6.83%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
9
Trade:
1
 
User Reviews & Ratings
Reviews: 10 | Ratings: 58
Photo of AyatollahGold
4.05/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On draft at savages. Pours clear and golden. Like an apple juice. Forms a ring around the glass of white crown with some islands in the middle.

The smell is sweet, like a bubble gum sweetness, wheat.

The taste brings a lot of that bubblegum presence mixing with some straw/wheat notes. Some slight spice.

Hardly sour, almost hardly tart. It’s slight on that end. Dry. Seems like it could use a little more carbonation, sort of flat.

Overall, I’m really love the bubblegum aspects. Really.

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Photo of rudzud
4.19/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Split with JLindros.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice golden hue with a thin white head that fades to leave light wisps and a thin halo.

S - Aromas of orange peel, ginger, peppercorns, light wheat. Nice acidic levels.

T - Taste is similar to the nose, pleasant orange honey blossoms. Nice orange marmalade, nice spice notes. Good tart acidity.

M - Mouthfeel is nicely carbonated, crisp, enjoyable.

O - Overall this was a really enjoyable wit, very nice citrus as well.

Serving Type: bottle

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Photo of jlindros
4.19/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Split with rudzud
Decent foamy bubbly 1/2 finger head fades semi quickly, a little lacing, clear golden color

NOse honey golden malt, mild Belgian wit spices but not a ton, mild souring lacto like and a little lemony, tart fruit, grassy hay wheat mild earthy farmhouse funk

Taste is pretty nice, tart fruit, a little sour, mild souring funk, mild farmhouse funk too, lemongrass into mild citrus rind, lemony, some citrus marmalade, orange and lemon marmalade, mild wit like spices, touch flemmy acidity, mild bright citrus acidity, touch of tree fruit too like pear apple notes

Mouth is med to lighter bod, nice fizzy carbonation, mild bright acidity, touch flemmy

Overall pretty nice, much better than I expected, good fruits, good acidity and tartness, nice spices, enjoyable

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.09/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

a funky wit type brew, nice and summery and fresh, wood aged, with multiple fermentations evident. there is a nice spiciness to the nose and taste of this hazy golden brew, bitter orange peel strong and evident, but lots of esters from the wit yeast, peppery both black and white, even green a little bit, and with an almost ginger character to it, that fresh earthy spice quality. interesting and bold to my senses, all of them, the funky tart jester king house culture is here too, more subtle than in some of their other beers, but unique in a wit base for sure, complimentary of both the boldly used orange and the nutty fragrant coriander. some brett is there for sure, but it seems a little young, still subservient to the wit yeast, which has a banana and pear fruitiness to it and still gets the beer down near dry. intensely flavors for a wit, but a neat twist on the style with the oak and the funky agents, really a great recipe thats been perfectly executed. cool of these two to get together! id drink this all summer long if i had access to it...

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.21/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a tulip.
The appearance was a dark yellow cloudy to hazy color with a finger's worth of white foamy head. Dissipated fairly quick. Some lace.
The aroma had some sweet banana, white pear, green apple, sweet freshly cut grass, floral sweetness and some funk and sour character going on.
The flavor melded all of those components together, sour, tart, funky and sweet.
Light notes of breadiness. Subtle woodiness underneath. Nice aftertaste of funk, sour, tart and sweet banana.
The mouthfeel was about medium bodied with a fair sessionability about it. Carbonation felt fine. ABV felt on par. Nice semi-smooth fruity finish.
Overall, very nice Belgian styled ale but I don't see it as a witbier. I'd still have again preferably for me during the warmer months.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
4.02/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this at the tasting room while I was down in Southern CA. Pours a pretty yellow color with haze in the body and a 1/2" white head. Impressive appearance. Bright, yet hazy, good head and retention. Aroma was tart, sour, bready. Both a sour and bready yeast. So on the one hand, you're pulling banana phenolics, but on the other, you're getting tartness of lemon and pepper. Its not all pungent though, it lets you look for it a little bit without getting hit over the head.

Taste, yum, the lemon tartness sets the stage for more of the pear and banana feels in the back drop. Good gritty base and almost brett like finish on the teeth and in the mouth feel. As it warms, the oak comes out and the wood funkiness plays out as hoped.

I'm frankly kind of kicking myself for not picking more of these up around the $10 mark, a great beer for nice weather.

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Photo of Ozzylizard
3.58/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

$ 14.61 (Including shipping)/750 mL ($ 0.575/oz) from Blackwell’s, San Francisco, CA.
Dated 08/17/17 in barely visible yellow above the label, stored at 42 degrees and served at 45 degrees (per bottle instructions) in a hand washed and dried Jester King snifter. After the cap is carefully removed, a column of foam tentatively emerges like Punxsutawney Phil watching for his shadow and slowly creeps down the side of the bottle.
Appearance – 3.5/4.
Body – Light yellow, hazy.
Head – None. After the foam after opening, a slow, gentle pour down the side of the glass seemed appropriate. While the beer fizzed continuously, it did not manage to produce any head, just a thin 0.5 mm to two mm ring fed periodically by effervescence. The second pour was more aggressive and into the center of the glass, producing a 1.5 cm dense white head which rapidly dwindles leaving an irregular 1.5 to six mm ring and a thin layer.
Lacing – None from the first pour. The second pour leaves irregular partial rings of tiny to small bubbles, connected by columns.
Pour – Initially nearly colorless, clear. Then becomes more yellow and cloudy as the pour continues.
Aroma – 3.5 – Very faint fruitiness and some hints of yeast. This does not last. After a few minutes, you really have to horn it to get any aroma at all.
Flavor – 3.5 – Not picking up any of the advertised spices. There is a light fruity presence with some tartness from the foeder but none of the oak flavor. The lactic acid leaves my oral cavity feeling squeaky clean. Basically, quite flavorless.
Palate – 3 - Light, watery, fizzy.
Impression and summation – 3.5/4 - No head, no lacing, yet carbonated enough to bring the sediment off the bottom and to foam out of the bottle. So much for pouring carefully. Seems over-carbonated, even for a witbier. Very thin and very little flavor beyond some faint fruitiness and some lactic acid. I do appreciate the information contained on the label. Will I buy another bottle? Probably, because this is so vapid that I won’t remember that I’ve already drank one and the price point is not particularly onerous.

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Photo of REVZEB
4.15/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Surprisingly high level of carbonation, gives it a champagne-like texture. Overall very smooth and with a bit of citrus sweetness to spice up the style. Delicious floral notes on the nose. Overall a fun beer

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Photo of cjgiant
4.33/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle:
The beer starts out a highly clear yellow gold before I get to multiple pours. The head tries hard to not be contained, meaning constant tips of the bottle to get a near full glass. These tips did stir up some fog from the bottom of the bottle, hazing things up a just a tad. Not much lacing from that impressive showing of stark whiteness atop the beer.

First sniffs, and I get funky yeast notes with a side car of lime-tartness. This is almost like a 7-Up that has started to turn, in a most enticing way. Warmth brings out a few other light influences, like white wine, grape, and a little tart berry.

A nice barrage of tiny bubbles seems threatening, but they attack the palate with foam swords. Not quite tickling, almost like they recognize hitting the palate and pull back to soften the blow. They do get a little more aggressive as the warm to our presence.

The first tastes starts more like a flat 7-Up, with the oak influence deadening an opening splash of tartness. I think the funk/quite mild cheese of the yeast also quells the tartness. I didn't want a tongue-ripping sour, but I do find myself wanting a little more of the tart I got in the nose. As the beer warms, I get my wishes on taste, though the nose seems to change a little as well, cancelling each other out a little bit. The beer works itself to a nice balance of tart and wood/funk, and maybe even starts to lean a little the other way.

This beer started with a higher rating on nose and lower on taste. It evolved a bit and things all balanced out. The spice doesn't really hit me, though I think I can pick it out when I think about it. An interesting, well constructed beer that just misses being a tenth to a quarter point higher in rating.

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Photo of CHickman
4.15/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Had a nice sized pour at a bottle share on Sunday and this brew was cloudy gold color with tart and fruity notes mixed with peppery spices, funky yeast and brett that come off like a sharp, zesty champagne. I didn't get any oaky or barrel notes in the taste, but the citrus, lemon zest, spices like coriander and pepper, and sweet malt gave it nice complexities. With the low ABV (5.3%) it was a great afternoon treat. I'd definitely like to try this again, it was quite enjoyable.

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Beer rating: 4.1 out of 5 with 58 ratings