Kelso Carrollgaarden Wit | Greenpoint Beerworks / Kelso of Brooklyn

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Greenpoint Beerworks / Kelso of Brooklyn
New York, United States

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Summer

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Added by TheycallmeTim on 09-16-2009

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Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 16
Reviews by TheycallmeTim:
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2.8/5  rDev -20%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Growler from Bierkraft in Brooklyn poured into a shaker pint glass.

A--Good sized, two and a half finger white pillowy head, atop a darker body. This is about the color of unfiltered apple cider, way darker than the straw yellow I was expecting. Even bulky witbiers are still lighter in body than this.

S--Some clove, and some spice that might be coriander. No yeast smell--instead, I pick up buttery diacetyl? Yuck.

T--Herm. A lot like a hefeweizen, actually--there's plenty of esters from the yeast, but nothing that suggests "Belgian." More clove and much more oily butterfat diacetylic notes. The tang from a considerable wheat presence does come through and cut this a little, but it still doesn't belong. And where'd the coriander go? Where's the citrus, of any variety? Put a blindfold on me and I would guess this was a Bavarian wheat beer, though not necessarily a very good one.

M&D--Mouthfeel was pretty good, light and spritzy and creamy all at once. That had a suggestion of witbier to it. But all in all, this isn't much above mediocre.

I really wanted to like this beer, really want to like this little brewery that's just up the street from me. Really. But I have to judge with my head, not my heart. Sorry, guys.

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3.5/5  rDev 0%

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3.85/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at d.b.a. Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY

A: The beer is very hazy dark yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a thin white head that died down and left just a thin ring of bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: There are light to moderate aromas of orange peels in the nose.
T: Like the smell, the taste has flavors of wheat and orange peels. No spices are detectable.
M: It feels light-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This is a perfect selection for a hot summer day because it is easy to drink and has some refreshing properties.

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3.83/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served on tap at d.b.a Brooklyn in New York, NY

A: Pours a cloudy medium yellow in color with some light hints of orange when held up to the light. The beer has a quarter finger tall white head that reduces to a medium sized patch of extremely thin film and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of orange peel, coriander, and wheat. Very inviting.

T: The flavor of this beer is mild but that is what I want in a witbier. Light amounts of wheat along with some stronger notes of orange peel, orange, and coriander spice.

M: Medium bodied with light to moderate amounts of carbonation.

O: Extremely easy to drink and enjoyable. This was the perfect choice during this heat spell we are having on the East Coast of the USA. Definitely a sessionable beer and very refreshing.

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2.75/5  rDev -21.4%

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3.85/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Kelso Carrollgaarden Wit from Greenpoint Beerworks / Kelso of Brooklyn
3.5 out of 5 based on 16 ratings.
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