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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Delaware, United States
dogfish.com

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
A witbier bursting with good karma. Made with dried organic orange slices, fresh-cut lemongrass and a bit of coriander, this Belgian-style white beer is a great thirst quencher.

20 IBU

Added by jgasparine on 10-17-2009

BEER STATS
Reviews:
601
Ratings:
3,109
Avg:
3.85
pDev:
29.87%
 
 
Wants:
198
Gots:
1,060
For Trade:
1
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Reviews: 601 | Ratings: 3,109
Photo of PGD120
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: slightly hazy gold color 1 finger white head that disapates quick. Little visible carbonation.

Aroma: pretty typical witte yeasty smell with come coriander. Some banana But a little more lemon and lemongrass on this one

Taste. Definite witte flavors. Coriander yeast. More lemon and some grass to it fesh cracked pepper at the end

Feel: light, light carbination

Overall. Not bad. Not the best witte ever, but unique and pretty refreshing and tasty

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Photo of Onawen12
4.13/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good solid wit. All the mentioned falvors pull through, lemograss adds extra complexity that is really enjoyable. Peppercorn doesn't come through as much as I'd have liked. This beer would be phenomenal with curry or any other Thai or Indian food. Must try.

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Photo of Schimms
4.17/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Pours slightly cloudy, thin, pale yellow. Thin white head that quickly dissipates.

S: Weak coriander, orange?

T: Not the strongest flavor witbier, but very drinkable. Could go many rounds with this one.

F: Thin and smooth with light carbonation.

O: Drinkable/enjoyable.

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Photo of Antc2382
4.54/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Delicious- a flavorful witbier, that somehow makes all of the ingredients work. You can even get a hint of the peppercorn. Such a great representation of the style. Makes Blue Moon look like crap!

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Photo of EFitzsimmons
3.45/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Very cloudy light with lots of carbonation.

Nice refreshing fragrant citrus scent with the lemongrass and coriander a faint background smell.

Light, tart bitterness, you taste what you would expect from the label, but this combination didn't work as well as I thought it would, although it was still drinkable for sure.

Very carbonated, really too much for me, and it kind of consumes most of your mouth.

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Photo of jlindros
3.47/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Tap at tavern in the square Northborough

Decent fizzy head fades at med pace, nice layered lacing, hazy golden straw.

Nose is mix of tart lemon sourness and coriander like spices, salt I think, wheat, little straw grain, cereal, dried oranges.

Taste brings more tart lemon, big sour flavor with died oranges and lots of tart bitter rind. Light grainy wheat, straw, lemongrass, floral field grass like, some coriander, weird bitterness on the back end. Finish brings more tart lemons and orange rind, bitterness and tartness linger with a little coriander.

Mouth is lighter bod, decent carb, no nice wheat creaminess.

Overall eh, wish the base wheat beer was there, but lemongrass and oranges are interesting.

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Photo of ChaseG12
4.04/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

There was no head what-so-ever. The taste was great, and the look was pretty Adjunct Lager-esc, but I was pleasantly surprised on this one. Good beer from Dogfish Head, but not their best.

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Photo of Harvest06
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Large off white head.
S: Spicy aromas of lemon, coriander, orange, and sweet fruits.
T: Slight sweetness with earthy spiciness. Dry finish.
M: Light body, high carbonation.
O: Pleasant, light, complex aroma. A very enjoyable session ale for a hot summer afternoon.

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Photo of dodge408
3.84/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I'm a Wit fan so I truely enjoyed this. With smell of peppercorns and orange peel grabbing my sense I was smiling before the first taste. Which the taste is "weak" according to some of my fellow beer bros. I respect and like the taste it is a simple Wit style with the light spice and mellow yeast strain. If you want a good Wit to enjoy, buy it. If you're looking for a complex and a beer with bursting flavors, don't buy a case of this...Just a six pack to expierence it lol.

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Photo of JLaw55
2.75/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

This was okay, nothing special here. Had a decent smell and taste, but with some hints of staleness and the peppercorn just does not work for me. The mouth feel was disappointing as well, kinda watery and fizzy all at once. The color was a pale brownish yellow.

Would Drink Again: No
Would Purchase Again: No

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Photo of Tsar_Riga
3.78/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A - Light golden brew, with a slight white head that sticks around. Lacing is extensive.

S - A bit of sour grain, a touch of citrus, and certain floral quality.

T - Subtle sourness is the core flavor profile, mingling with a light sweet counterpoint. Spices in the form of earthy coriander, with both floral and citrus notes.

M - A light, easy drinker, with brisk carbonation.

O - Extremely easy to drink. Bright and light on the tongue. A beer I'd pick up on a summer day.

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Photo of TheSSG
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Pours a frothy, white head that has nice persistence and laces well. Yeasty, malty aroma with citric notes and a touch of pepper; the lemongrass, orange slices, and coriander are all present and it's fun to smell this and the different aromas. This smells really, really nice. Starts with a subtle citrus flavor on top of yeastiness and wheat malt. Builds into a more floral hoppiness that blends with the citrus flavors. Finish is malt with the slight bitterness of black peppercorns and their spiciness.

This isn't too bad. I like the complexity and the layers of flavors, but I think they're all a touch too subtle.

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Photo of IchLiebeBier
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Appearance: pale straw gold; small off-white head; very effervescent

Smell: bready with strong notes of coriander; some hints of lemon

Taste: like a Wit! Light wheat notes with good coriander and citrus bite

Mouthfeel: slightly thin mouthfeel with fair amount of carbonation

Remarks: refreshing and tasty, but not as good as some of their other beers

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Photo of justintcoons
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

12 oz bottle poured into a shaker pint.

Appearance
Pale straw with a 1/2 finger of white head that dissipates quickly. Good clarity with the tiniest yeast particles floating about. Light carbonation.

Nose
Wheat, doughy bread, and lemongrass.

Taste
Big wheat, doughy bread notes, and Belgian yeasties. Lemongrass, drops of lemon juice, and a touch of strawberry-banana. Slight hints of coriander, peppercorn, and orange zest.

Mouthfeel
Medium-light bodied, crisp, clean, and semi-dry.

Overall
Light, refreshing, and ultra-wheaty brew. As far as Witbiers go, it's very good.

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Photo of JonSC
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

I didn't care for this as much as most wheat beers. It had a thin pour, a light taste and seemed to lack a bit of depth. The lemongrass was a bit strong to me, and I didn't get as much orange as some other reviewers. There also seemed to be a bit of coriander taste present.

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Photo of qchic
3.6/5  rDev -6.5%

A decent alternative to that other all too common wit. So pale with a nice herbaceous flavor. Lemongrass more apparent on the nose and orange in the flavor. Pleasant prickly carbonation. Def drinkable.

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Photo of DaliQualiti
3/5  rDev -22.1%

Don't get your hopes up. Average at best. If Miller Light and Coors light had a baby this would be it. Not sure if the reviews are biased being that Dogfish Head makes some great beers and have a strong following but this is heavily overrated, IMO.

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Photo of Tone
3.85/5  rDev 0%

Pours a clear, gold color. 1/4 inch head of a white color. Slight retention and decent lacing. Smells of yeast, sweet malt, pale malt, honey, grapes, hops, and slight spice. Fits the style of a Witbier. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of sweet malt, pale malt, slight honey, hint of alcohol, hint of grape, and a hint of wheat. Overall, weak appearance, good aroma, body, and blend.

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Photo of WhiteHillsStore
4.07/5  rDev +5.7%

Pours a hazy yellow with very little head. The smell is full of great earthy tones from the herbs, specifically the coriander as well as a bread scent coming through. The taste was very nice with a lot of layers of flavor coming first from the hops and then the spice, with a toasted finish made for a highly refreshing beer.

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Photo of SD-Alefan
3.8/5  rDev -1.3%

From the 12oz. bottle ito a pint glass.
Poured a cloudy straw color with very little head and a little spotty lacing.
The aroma is lemon and coriander and a hint of earthy funk.
The taste is delicious. Lots of citrus on the tongue with a bit of spice and just a light, finishing bitter.
Mouthfeel is fairly light and bubbly.
Overall, a tasty and refreshing beverage.

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Photo of matjack85
3.8/5  rDev -1.3%

I got to try this on tap at Quencher's Saloon in Chicago. Served in a 10 0z. brandy snifter for $6.

The beer poured a cloudy golden/'yellow color with a small 1/2 finger white head that never completely went away. Nice lacing.

The beer smelled citrusy along with the obligatory coriander spice found in most wits.

It was mostly lemon flavored, although not overpoweringly so. Orange and coriander were also present as was some Belgian style yeast and enough malt to make it slightly sweet. It also had a surprising bitter finish.

Smooth and light with medium carbonation.

It didn't wow me over like most Dogfish Head products, but it was still a decent summer thirst quencher.

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Photo of johnnnniee
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Bottle from Harvest Market
Hazy light straw color with a huge fluffy white head. Aromas of earthy funk with a hint of sulfur. Lemony citrus and a hint of spice rounds out the nose. Sweet tart orange citrusy flavor with hint so earth and spice. Medium to light body with spritzy carbonation. Easily drinkable beer, I kind of wish I had tried this when the weather was a bit warmer

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Photo of Wiffler27
4.45/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

light refreshing Wit that had such a great smell, i wish i could use it for an air freshener. different taste from a Wit, especially when comparing it to Hoegaarden, Whirlwind, or Hitachino Nest white.

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Photo of ttroha
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Bottle from Lazy Dog Macon. Pours light gold color with fluffy white head. Aroma is citrus with hints of hay. Flavor is of wheat malt with coriander and citrus hops on the back end. Light carbonation and very refreshing.

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Photo of WAbeerfiend
5/5  rDev +29.9%

Bottled on 04.21.14.
Poured from a 12 oz into a Manny's pint glass on 05.19.14.

A: Cloudy straw yellow with a 1/2 finger head.

S: It smells like a wit should. Spices, lemon peel, grass.

T: Follows the nose with the addition of orange and wheat.

M: Crisp and creamy. Great carbonation.

O: This is an excellent wit. It is grassier than others, but I love that quality. This one is in my rotation.

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Namaste from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
3.85 out of 5 based on 3,109 ratings.
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