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

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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
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3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

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3.3/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Poured out a golden yellow color with a small, off-white head. It smelled of coriander, lemon and some wheat. It tasted of wheat, yeast and a sweet caramel. It was crisp and sharp

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2.5/5  rDev -24.9%

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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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3/5  rDev -9.9%

Photo of mfnmbvp
3.97/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 fl oz. can, with no apparent freshness date present, although I assume it is a summer 2012 release. Seems to be a fairly unknown beer at this point, with only 31 ratings as of this writing. Witbier, not my favorite, but we'll see what happens. Intriguing artwork on the can, at the very least.

Poured into a Firestone Walker pint glass.

A - Pours a murky cloudy lemon color with about two fingers of bubbly eggshell white head. Slight half ring of lacing.

S - Fruity, spicy orange. Freshly squeezed lemon. Sugary iced tea. Some coriander, lavender, and other floral aspects. Smells like a spring flower.

T - Smells like a lot of fruity / floral spring and summer spices. Lemon, coriander, lavender, paired with a moderately carbonated malt backbone. Faint, muted grapefruit hops. I have to admit, I am highly impressed with the taste of this beer. Taste pairs accurately with the aroma.

M - Fruity, light bodied, floral, and malty. This beer is very well-rounded and palatable. Perfectly balanced, and perfect level of carbonation.

Overall, delicious, and highly drinkable even after sitting for a while, possibly one of my favorite witbiers yet. This is definitely a beer I will have to revisit soon. My first beer from Wild Onion Brewing Co., but I can guarantee you it won't be my last. Seems to be a fairly uncommon brew, but you should give it a shot if you manage to find it.

Wild Onion Brewing Summer Wit ---4/5.

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3/5  rDev -9.9%

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4/5  rDev +20.1%

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3/5  rDev -9.9%

Photo of Lemke10
3.45/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy amber color with a standard white head of foam. Scent is grassy, grainy mixed with citrus and banana. Has a light refreshing taste that drinks easy, but also is too watery. Mild taste of rich grains and earthy tones. Finishes with a semidry after taste that seems very organic. Not a terrible summer beer, but there are a lot better ones out there! Just too watery and too grassy for my liking.

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3.66/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Sampling a cold can poured into a pint glass.
The beer pours a hazy gold hue with lots of suspended sediment and streams of carbonation rising to the surface. A fluffy bleached white head of 1.5 cm foams up with a gentle pour and fades to a wispy island within a few minutes.
Aroma is grainy and some lemon and citrus zest. I also get a little spicy pepper notes in the background. Very fresh and crisp scented nose.
First sip reveals a light crisp body with fine tingly carbonation. Flavor is clean grainy malt and a bit of lemon zestiness. Very easy to drink and perfect on a warm summer evening. Finishes with a bit of sweet floral notes and I am finished with the pint in short order, actually a little surprised at how fast I drink the beer.
Solid wit that I would recommend to those who like the style.

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3.42/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

As you pour into the glass, it's obvious this is no regular Wit. No white about it. A spiced up Hefeweizen, and a good one at that. Cloudy light orange amber in color. Spritzy in the mouth, but the head evaporates rapidly.

Flavor is more like an orange Nehi than any beer I've had before. Bitterness of lemon peel. A nice nose of spice, blended well enough with the beeriness so that no individual flavor stands out much. Quite a nice summer beer, with the light body and tart taste. A little on the acidic side even for the style. Wheat esters are mild, but more of the fruit gum than Hefe-type cloves and banana. Rather bitter aftertaste.

In the 12 oz can from Food and Friends in Philadelphia.

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3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

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3/5  rDev -9.9%

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3/5  rDev -9.9%

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2/5  rDev -39.9%

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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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2.85/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

12 oz. can poured into pint glass.

A: Pours cloudy light yellow with thick, pillowy, head. Good retention and lacing.

S: Smells a bit yeasty and spicy with light lemon overtones. Smells pretty good, actually.

T: Starts off pretty nice. Fresh lemon zest taste with the appropriate Belgian spices. Finishes with an astringent taste with some spice, though, which is nicht gut

M: A bit heavier than I like to see in a wit...not horrible, though.

O: The finish throws things off a bit. It's pretty average other than that, though.

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3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of JayQue
3.36/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into my Busch Gardens "Bud Select" flute a hazy straw gold color with a medium size delicately bubbling white head. Head retention is good. There is a light amount of patchy lacing on the glass.

Smell is pretty mild for a witbier: wheat, a little lemon zest...that's about it. Tastes pretty good...has all the witbier taste elements, lemon zest, cardamon, a little wheat bitterness and some yeasty / bubblegum stuff going on. It is no St Bernadus, but it's not bad either.

Mouthfeel is crisp but there is a little flat aftertaste here as well. Rich enough, not watery.

Overall a bit better than average. More of a session beer than something to savor.

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4/5  rDev +20.1%

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