City Steam White Rabbit | City Steam Brewery Café

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City Steam Brewery Café
Connecticut, United States

Style: Belgian Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
A classic BELGIAN “WHITE” BEER clone. Brewed with barley, oats, wheat and rye, spiced with coriander & orange peel. Unfiltered, 22oz glass.

Added by far333 on 05-25-2003

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 10 |  Reviews: 8
Reviews by far333:
Photo of far333
4.15/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Unfiltered wit beer flavored with coriander and orange peel. Served in the customary 22 ounce tall glass with a wedge of orange. Hazy straw color with a thin, white head. Flavor is yeasty, but has citrusy undertones. Smooth mouthfeel. I'm not a fan of this style, but I do like this beer, and could have a few more.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of sulldaddy
2.64/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I recently sampled this at the CT Belgian Ale fest. I dont normally sample wits but it was early in the nite so I was trying milder beers. The sample was poured into my sample glass and was a yellow color with bright white foamy head. This is where the comparison to the wits I have known ended. The aroma was very hoppy and at the first sip I knew why. The hop bitterness overpowered any coriander or other citrusy flavors that were present. I did not expect this from a wit beer and although the beer itself was drinkable and tasty I was not impressed with it as a representation of the style.
I would like to try this one again at the pub to see if the flavors are similar or if this was a fluke.

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Photo of aquatonex
3.38/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours cloudy pale yellow with some foamy head into a hefeweizen glass. Carbonation and temperature are good, as is the lacing. The nose is standard for this style, smells of yeast and cloves, but a bit light. Taste is not very sour, but sweet and slightly bitter with hints of spice and banana. Pretty decent witbier.

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Photo of necoadam
2.6/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Came in a weizen glass. Color was hazy yellow/golden color, but clear. So much for the unfiltered part. Smell was ok, but quite light. Coriander for the most part with some yeast and spices finishing it all out. Taste was rather weak for a wit. Some spices and orange undertones start out with some yeast and wheat flavors at the finish. Mouthfeel was rather light and slightly watery. Perhaps I had the bottom of keg leftovers, but this was a disappointing wit.

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Photo of jeffthecheff
3.29/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours into a weizen glass with a perfect, lasting, fluffy white head. The color is yellow with almost no haze. It really doesn't look unfiltered or cloudy at all.

The aroma is one of the best from a wit I've ever had. Lemon and orange citrus aromatics, balanced with some nice coriander spiciness. The yeast comes through with a bit of bubblegum, although I wish this character was a little stronger.

The taste disappointment after the great aromatics. It's pretty bland, and it misses all of the citrus and spice found in the nose. Slight spice, and a lot of the strange, off flavors I find in a lot of adjunct lagers. I'm not sure how to explain it, but I would call the taste of this beer light and plain.

Mouthfeel is light and with good carbonation, but it lacks that any wheat mouthfeel. The bad lager type flavors also stick to the mouth.

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Photo of HopStoopid120
4/5  rDev +18%

Photo of waughbrew
4.11/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Cloudy goldenrod with great creamy pure white head and lacing. Smells tart with a hint of sulfur (Hefe IV ?) big yeast flavor, lime rind, and honey. Flavor is peppery with citrus and a slightly tart, medium-crisp undercurrent. Solid, well-rounded, though nothing groundbraking. I could enjoy many of these.

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Photo of RedChrome
4.05/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Came to the table as a murky light straw color. The head was stark white but was quite thin and disappeared quickly. Little carbonation bubbles danced quite rapidly. Huge amounts of lacing.

The first aroma almost knocked me backwards with an overpowering scent of white pepper. I also noted other woody aromas such as coriander and oregano. A minimal citrus aroma helped balance out the slight hops.

Taste was a huge blend of corriander and allspice. A white pepper aftertaste helped balance out the front flavors. Left a slightly bitter taste as a finish to the flavor.

Bounced around on all surfaces with the carbonation tingling on everything it touched. Had a decent texture, fluid, but not watery.

Had a nice flavor to enjoy on a hot summer day. This beer would go perfectly with an appetizer that had a decent amount of cheese, such as nachos of quesadilla.

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Photo of LilBeerDoctor
2.64/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Reviewed on 9/30/08. On tap at City Steam. Pours a super light yellow with a small white head. Aroma of light spices, clove, and ginger. Flavor is pretty spicy, with lots of garlic and grassy hops, some old fish. Weak-bodied with no malt backbone behind the heavy spices. Not a good beer.
6/2/5/3/12 (2.8/5)

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Photo of jfcaa193
3/5  rDev -11.5%

City Steam White Rabbit from City Steam Brewery Café
Beer rating: 3.39 out of 5 with 10 ratings