Summer Wit | Onion Pub & Brewery / Wild Onion Brewing Co.

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Summer WitSummer Wit

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Onion Pub & Brewery / Wild Onion Brewing Co.
Illinois, United States

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Summer

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 03-01-2005

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Ratings: 64 |  Reviews: 25
Photo of jpuetz
3/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of BeerWithMike
4.28/5  rDev +28.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Sampled today on 4/28/15. Comes in a 12 ounce can. Can chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured in to a flute glass.

Brew pours a golden-honey in color with a very thin white head. Lots of lacing is seen when sipped that stuck to the edges of the glass when sipped. Much more than the small head would indicate. The aroma is of wheat, pepper, spice, orange and coriander. Pretty much the same is said of the taste. Lots going on and pleasantly surprised. Finishes nicely with the orange peel, clove and coriander at the end, but not over powering. Nice balance. Slightly dry finish but works for this tasty brew. Close to medium-bodied and good carbonation. Crisp and refreshing. Liked this brew!

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Photo of Hopmarc
3.93/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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2.5/5  rDev -24.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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3/5  rDev -9.9%

Photo of Daner86
4.25/5  rDev +27.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of Tafyob41
3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of _YellowBird_
3.55/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Summer Wit pours cloudy with a light golden straw color true to style. A thick white head quickly forms and recedes slowly. The nose receives a wide array of aromas including white peppercorn, clove, lemon zest, coriander, orange peel, bubblegum, lemongrass, and a faint citrus hop presence. Bitter zest dominates on the palate from beginning to finish. Mid-palate is greeted with sweet malt and citrus juice notes, which are kept in check by the zesty notes. The wheat sweetness fades in the finish with the entrance of clove and coriander spices and a delicate floral note. The pleasant finish is dry and quite long.

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Photo of EvanWilliams
3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of OregonGrown7
3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

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3/5  rDev -9.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -24.9%

Photo of Kaveman
3/5  rDev -9.9%

Photo of Georgiabeer
3.8/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I thought this was a little better than most reviewers give credit for, not world class, but not bad at all as a summer refresher, and certainly within the stylistic realm of a wit. Pours slightly hazy, golden in color perhaps a bit darker than the average wit, and with a decent white head. Smells yeasty, with some orange citrus and slight metallic notes. The taste is nicely balanced- sweet with orange and tangerine notes that are pleasant, and with a nice touch of coriander. Just enough tartness to handle the sweet fruit. The mouthfeel is fairly soft, but there is enough of a snap at the end to still make this refreshing. The tangerine notes here make this beer worth drinking for me, and just a tad different from the usual wit- not always a bad thing.

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Photo of russpowell
3.12/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Picked this up in Springfield, MO

Pours a slightly hazed gold color with 2 fingers of billowy beige head. Good head retention & lacing

S: Grainy & grassy, faint cloves

T: Grassy with lemon, coriander & cloves up front. Slight yeastiness as this warms, faint orange peel notes, even some metallic notes. Finishes with faint banana taffy notes & not much else

MF: Light bodied with somewhat prickly carbonation, thins out even more when warm

My first beer from this brewery, not too impressed. Just a mediocre wit

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Photo of leprechaunandfatman
4.25/5  rDev +27.6%

Photo of mychalg9
3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

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Summer Wit from Onion Pub & Brewery / Wild Onion Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.33 out of 5 with 64 ratings
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