WeedWacker Wit | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

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Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Delaware, United States

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Summer

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Added by OldFrothingSlosh on 07-27-2003

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 13 |  Reviews: 11
Photo of jratt79
3/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of THECPJ
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of AlexJ
2.83/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Draft, leftover from a DFH dinner at Delaney's tap Room, New Haven, CT. Typical pale, cloudy yellow with huge white head. Sweet, but typical aroma profile-orange, apricot, wheat-malt, light spice. Taste is somewhat dissapointing, espicially for DFH. Too much fruit, not enough spice, over-carbonated. Not nearly as good as the Ommegang Wit that i drank immediately afterwards, oh well.

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Photo of PSUDREW
3.37/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Got a growler at the Dratfing Room in Spring House, and, I am happy to say I at least tried it. Not the best, but very very satisfying. Light body, light flavor, easy drinking. Citrus-y nose, Lemony/ Lighty Hopped in flavor. It's very light mouthfeel lends highly to it's drinkablity. Get some and enjoy!

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Photo of blitheringidiot
3.31/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Light clear straw hued pour. Zero capped heard & no lace left in the glass.

Slight straw notes and earthy tones.

Interesting blend of grassy earth tones and gentle hops finish. Not a big taste to write home to Mom about.

Easy, light carbonated body.

Lack of characteristic character, overall, but a good drinkability.

Last swigs: Good easy drinker enjoyed at The Drafting Room in Springhouse, PA. DFH has better beers for the beer connoisseur in you.

Beer is good. Happy beering.

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Photo of Dithyramb
3.82/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tasted last week at the Rehoboth location.

Appearance: Ultra clear, filtered gold with a fluffy head. I was hoping for something cloudy and yeasty...

Smell: Very dominant citrus and perfume. Lemons, orange and spice.

Taste: You first get a very clean and citrusy taste, just like the smell. At the backend, the malt flavor comes out and overwhelms your mouth. With most of the other brews seemingly overhopped at times, this was a pleasant surprise. It wasn't however, what I was expecting their wit to taste like.

Mouthfeel: Very crisp and made you feel fresh and clean afterward.

Drinkability: Good session beer and a good distraction from the other hoppy offerings.

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Photo of stirgy
2.78/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Had a glass of this after two strong and very bold Imperial Stouts. Only after a thorough palate cleansing, would I take a sip. The beer poured a very light and clear yellowy gold color and was topped with a thin filmy head of creamy foam. The aroma is perfumey and reminded me a bit of lemon pledge. Slight hints of metallic grains. The taste is very light and the body watery. Subtle fruit and candy flavors float on a very light body of lemony grains. Soft on the palate, and goes down easy enough. Nice lingering tang in the finish. Not all that bad. If ultra light and perfumey beers are your thing, this might be for you.

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Photo of Hefe
4.02/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Tasted on 7/15/04. Served plastic tasting cup at the DFH - Avery Brewing tasting at R.F.D.

Appearance: Clear gold with a fluffy head. Sam called this a krystal-wit and that fits perfectly.

Smell: Candied orange and spice.

Taste: Clean, citrusy and spicy. NIce undertone of malt.

Mouthfeel: Crisp and fresh.

Drinkability: Great hot weather wit.

One caveat, judged on its own merits this is an enjoyable beer, it deviates from a typical wit greatly however.

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Photo of Scoats
3.98/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is a very filtered kystal style Wit beer. I found it highly enjoyable. Of course it has the expected banana and clove yeastieness. It is incredibly balanced with an ending hoppiness that is somewhat assertive (more hoppy than I recall most wits to be) but masterfully balanced in that the hoppiness flows wonderfully with the malty foretaste.

Last year it was described by the brewery as a HefeWit, now it's just a Wit.

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Photo of sideshowrob
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Had this one on-tap at the DFH brewpub. Not at all what I was expecting. I had to double-check with the bartender to make sure I had not received the brew-pub-only lawnmower-light, which they brew for non-beer drinkers. This beer is described as a filtered wheat beer, a candid discussion with bar staff later revealed that it was far more filtered than anyone had desired - someone slipped up at the brewery, and installed a much finer screen than needed. Still though, it is very easy to drink, and a good summer beer for hot days outside, so I guess it accomplished it's mission. Fortunately, they had pleanty of other tasty brews on tap!

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Photo of IrishRedRock
4.07/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Redbones BBQ. Definitely an above average Wit/Hefe (which is it?) here from Dogfish. It was listed in the beer menu as Dogfish Weedwacker Wit. It came in a standard pint glass, which I was a bit surprised at, but it was still very tasty. Poured a light gold color with a heaping of clove and banana in the nose. Flavor showed hints of spice and citrus, with a surprisngly flavorful hop finish. Mouthfeel was slightly dry and carbonated. A great drinker for sure! I would gladly quaff a few of these tasty Wits. A very nice precursor to my heaping plate of ribs.

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Photo of UncleJimbo
4.1/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Sampled on tap at Redbones. Listed as Dogfish Head Weedwacker Wit.

This Wit poured a hazy, golden yellow color with white foam that settled but left some lace. The smell was spicy and fruity with an aroma of bubble gum. This wit had a much stronger fruity ester presence than most other wit biers. The taste was on the sweet side with tastes of bubble gum, spice, orange, grain, and banana. The mouthfeel was smooth and creamy with a lingering aftertaste. The body was medium. This was closer to a hefeweizen than a typical wit bier. The drinkability was very good, however. Light and refreshing, but with significant flavor.

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Photo of OldFrothingSlosh
3.65/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Capital Ale House.

Hazy yellow-orange in color. Minimal head. Very citrusy aromas mixed with coriander. Taste is indeed complex (as stated in the DFH's website). This beer is brewed with three different Belgian yeast strains and three different aromatic citrus peels. The flavor really shows it. Spicy flavor and crisp finish really quenches the thirst. Mouthfeel is good and at 4.5%, this is a good beer to quaff on those hot summer days.

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WeedWacker Wit from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
3.55 out of 5 based on 13 ratings.
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