Pearly Wit | Springdale Barrel Room

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3.96/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Springdale Barrel Room
Massachusetts, United States
springdalebeer.com

Style: Belgian Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
A country-style witbier with wheat, citrus, coriander, and a tangy, refreshing acidity.

Added by waiting4lunch on 05-21-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#13,427
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
51
pDev:
7.83%
 
 
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0
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6
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Ratings: 51 |  Reviews: 9
Photo of CTHomer
3.83/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

A: hazy; medium gold in color; 1 finger white head that receded to a splotchy cap; no lacing;

S: bready clove;

T: follows the nose; very mild bitterness on the finish; with a touch of sweetness as well;

M: light to medium bodied; highly carbonated; dry finish;

O: nice flavor; great mouthfeel;

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Photo of shelby415
3.85/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BranfordBound
3.73/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of metter98
3.83/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is hazy light yellow in color (with a bit of paleness) and a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high bright white head that quickly faded down, leaving only a narrow collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of wheat are present in the nose along with strong notes of orange peels.
T: The taste is similar to the smell, except that the flavors of orange peels are stronger and there are also hints of coriander in the finish.
M: It feels a bit more than light-bodied on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This witbier has nice aromas and flavors of orange peels and is easy to drink. It makes for a nice and refreshing beer for the summer months.

Serving type: can

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.01/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a glass mug, the appearance was a pale paper yellow color with a sly transparency about it. Rapidly rising carbonation could be seen rising to meet a slim cap of a little white foamy head.
The aroma spoke of a keen semi-sweet to earthy spice blend of crushed coriander, clove, citrus zest then citrus rind, pulp and then the semi-doughy sweet yeasty breath of Belgian goodness.
The flavor leans towards the sweetness initially to guide the doughy yeastiness into those spices I already mentioned. Slight aftertaste of yeast, clove and citrus pulp.
The mouthfeel was between light and medium bodied with a fair sessionability about it. Carbonation felt fine. ABV felt on par. Light tickle of spicy harshness lays a touch of grip to my tongue.
Overall, aromas and flavors were spot on, but I was hoping for a cloudier look that I normally find in witbiers.

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Photo of lowlyone
4.1/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of timmy2b
3.59/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Drichman14
3.08/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of XsoldoutX
3.44/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BEERMILER12
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Photo of epyon396
3.99/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of entenduintransit
4.26/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LeRose
4.04/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This beer poured a dirty pale yellow with a massive foamy head that devolves into soap bubbles and eventually goes away. Steady stream of bubbles, just no head to replenish.

The aroma tracks very well to style. It is wheaty, herbal, slightly peppery, lemon, coriander. A faint fruity aroma that becomes more prevalent as the beer warms and leans towards pears.

Taste is nice, but maybe ever so slightly less bold than the aroma. Yeasty, bready, slight tang from wheat. Spicy and peppery. Lemon amps up with each swallow. Slight tartness, every so mild funk, maybe a hint of saltiness or mineral tang. A bit of fruit, coriander, and the pepper gets pretty assertive. Light bodied, a bit thin, moderate carbonation. As the beer warms, there is a sweetness that I am attributing to the fruity taste of pears.

This is a nice beer, certainly brewed with style in mind. It morphs a bit as it warms up. It does seem a tad bit thin. I swear there's a touch of salt... Anyway - worthy. Nice brew for a hot day or to accompany light dining.

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Photo of Casterbridge
4.21/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of jcoleMA66
4.02/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of chrishiker1409
4.04/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of elamb106
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cbutova
4.02/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A- Tallboy into a tulip with a cloudy, starch ridden pale yellow body and a thick foamy head. The cap settles at a finger high with good retention and deposition of wide sheets of lacing.

S- Straight up follows the style with good aromatic strength as the yeast pops off the top. Yeast spice leads the way with pepper, clove and general cooking herbs followed by hints of lemon zest, floral coriander, hearty sweet pears and a hint of fresh bread.

T- The flavor feels just a bit diluted compared to the aroma somehow, as if watered down without the same punch in the yeast character. The general layout is similar with yeast spice, light fruits and bread notes. The lemony zest character is amped up here as is the phenolic clovey feels.

MF- Light bodied and the somewhat watery flavor hinted correctly at what would follow as it feels a bit on the thin side despite some foamy and frothy texture. Medium level of carbonation.

A spot on aroma and a really good spicy and fruity yeast profile that follows in the taste. Downside is it comes off as a bit thin/dilute on the palate.

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4.09/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.68/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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Pearly Wit from Springdale Barrel Room
Beer rating: 3.96 out of 5 with 51 ratings