Lava Lake Wit | Crazy Mountain Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Crazy Mountain Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
crazymountainbrewery.com

Style: Belgian Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Schmittymack on 09-06-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#45,867
Reviews:
51
Ratings:
187
pDev:
18.81%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
24
Trade:
0
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Photo of Dface
3.5/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of h4ger
1.66/5  rDev -48%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

This was just god awful nasty.

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Photo of MonkeyPilates
3.5/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of flek
3.69/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of fastsite
2.32/5  rDev -27.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of rkarimi
3.15/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

8-6

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Photo of Jeremiah87
3.11/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of biboergosum
3.47/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

12oz can - another loopy wildlife association, this time a fox, I think?

This beer pours a slightly hazy, medium golden yellow colour, with one thick finger of puffy, loosely foamy, and bubbly chalky white head, which leaves some low-lying streaky lace around the glass as things quickly move on.

It smells of gritty and grainy cereal malt, somewhat acrid lemon zest, some indistinct floral notes, subtle black pepper and clove spice, and a bit of earthy yeastiness. The taste is bready and crackery pale malt, a lesser grainy wheatiness, mixed pithy citrus, very gentlemanly yeast, muddled dusty spice, more weird floral tea-like character, and a hint of leafy, weedy, and musty green hoppiness.

The carbonation is adequate in its structurally supportive frothiness, the body a decent middleweight, and mostly smooth, with just a touch of that strange floral essence maybe taking things down a peg or so here. It finishes trending dry, the crackery malt, spices, and flowers still tickling my tastebuds on the way out.

Overall, this is an interesting version of the style, as the major metrics are all there, with the addition of that oft-mentioned wild flower quotient, one that, while provocative at first, starts to tire by the end of the serving. Yeah, this is a one and done for me.

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Photo of Jodio
3.45/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of D1noB
2.58/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Very flowery and maybe citrus ginger baby after taste.

Taste Rating in Words: You look over and see those two people at the party that just shouldn't be near each other they are both a little toasty and next thing you know you're watching a sloppy mess.

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Photo of OKbrew89
3.23/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of blissfulNemo
2.75/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

Photo of breardon1776
2.97/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of minterro
3.3/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Taologic
3.53/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of plaid75
3.21/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of RochefortChris
2.79/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.66/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CO-Bloom
2.73/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I really want to like these guys - they grew like crazy, which is a great small business story - have a pretty cool setup in Edwards and a really nice staff at the brewery - but I have been vastly disappointed by 95% of all their beer. This is possible the worst of the lot that I have had...

L- look is fine, I agitated the last 5th of the can and got a nice cloudy, light-orange.
S- Smells like lemon hand soap with faint yeast spices.
T- unfortunately lemon zest soapiness shows up here. And I also get chamomile coming through, which I find off-putting. I barely get any of the Belgian yeast as the additives are franking gross and distracting, at least in this execution. It truly taste like a soapy, lemon tea to me - not good.
F- doesn't have the creamy body I want from a yeasty, fruity wheat beer (Odell Easy Street for reference) - a little watery with strange lingering aftertastes.
O- I think this it the worst beer I have had so far this year. Not a huge fan of the style, but I can certainly appreciate them. I would grab a blue moon before this - while a BM tastes sugary and "fake" at least its flavor profile is overall pleasant - cannot say the same for this. I am not sure this will be finished (not worth the calories or alcohol intake IMO)

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Photo of Botulizard
3.18/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of AlexFields
3.63/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Cramerican
3.24/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Tone
3.53/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy, golden color. 1/4 inch head of a white color. Slight retention and decent lacing. Smells of pale malt, hint of wheat, slight floral hops, hint of sweet malt, earthiness, hint of spice, and slight citrus. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of hint of floral hops, slight earthiness, sweet malt, pale malt, hint of wheat, and a hint of spice. Overall, weak appearance, average aroma and body, but a good feel.

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3.5/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Watersox
4.52/5  rDev +41.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Lava Lake Wit from Crazy Mountain Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.19 out of 5 with 187 ratings