Stargazer | Highland Brewing

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Brewed by:
Highland Brewing
North Carolina, United States
highlandbrewing.com

Style: Belgian Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Summer

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Added by baklo on 05-06-2018

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Reviews:
2
Ratings:
18
pDev:
12.74%
 
 
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Photo of Aj21
4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jcarlosv
4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.24/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

12 ounce can - $2.29 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours a lightly hazed, pale yellow body with an inch of white, bubbly suds.

Smell: Well, the added ingredients do show in the aromatics. Heavy in coriander, a bit soapy, there's also the ginger and the tart-scented grapefruit. Plus, don't forget the grainy wheat breakfast cereal note.

Taste: Stargrazer is creamy, wheat-laden with a touch of crisped Total™ cereal. Reasonably sweet. Tangy, tart grapefruit presents some citrusy fruitiness (one of the better parts of the beer). But, then its spicing gets a bit awkward, a big spoonful of coriander stew and ever ireful ginger giving some 'heat' which just sits accumulating on the tongue in aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Overall: Highland, in trying to jazz up the prototypical wit with some less typical ingredients, lost focus on the delicately spiced quaffable quencher and wound up with perfumy, old lady soap-smelling, spiced wheat soup.

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Photo of Matuhg
4.14/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of tkarsies
3.58/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Had as part of a mixed 12-pack while on vacation. Served cold into a stange.
Poured maybe too carefully so only small white head that disappears quickly.
Smell is typical wit with a bit of yeastiness.
Taste follows the smell. Typical wit flavor driven by the yeast. A bit of bitterness at the end. Not as dry as some wits and not the hits of fruit like you get with Blue Moon and others like that.
Mouthfeel isn't horrible but could be better. Not very carbonated but not quite the smooth or creamy feel that you get with some versions.
All in all not a bad example of a wit. Definitely an American spin and not quite up with some of the classic examples but a decent summer brew that I would try again.

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Photo of informaticsDoc
3.73/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dave1999
3.94/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ECUPirate03
3.5/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of HopsForBrains
4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Super smooth witbier.

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Photo of TheBigBoy
2.75/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of yaksurf
2.76/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of pathman
4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

7/6/18 draft @ Mellow Mushroom Asheville

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Photo of markallmon
2.8/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Drewvel
4.13/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of leprechaunandfatman
3.58/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RochefortChris
3.25/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of baklo
4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Stargazer from Highland Brewing
Beer rating: 3.61 out of 5 with 18 ratings