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Kelso Carrollgaarden Wit | Greenpoint Beerworks / Kelso of Brooklyn

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Greenpoint Beerworks / Kelso of Brooklyn
New York, United States
kelsoofbrooklyn.com

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Summer

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Added by TheycallmeTim on 09-16-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#35,477
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
20
pDev:
9.46%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 20 |  Reviews: 4
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3.41/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of paulish
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of louiebianchi
2.9/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Gajo74
3.59/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured out of the can a straw yellow haze emerges. A relatively large bubbly head billows to the top, however, it soon disapates. An ultra thin ring of bubbles represents a vestige of the head, however, it soon recedes into nothingness.
A whiff of banana represents the first aroma detected. Soon the scent of coriander and orange peel emerge in typical Witbier fashion.
As with the aroma the first flavor detected is banana accompanied by a soft wheat malt feel. A spicy crispness from the coriander and carbonation begins to take over. The mouthfeel is medium to light with an orange peel finish.
Overall, fairly typical for a Witbier and a decent representation of the style.

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Photo of Gkruszewski
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of fosters9
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dactrius
3.85/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Griffith
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of mjhall1989
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of smithj4
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -21.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of metter98
3.85/5  rDev +10.3%
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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Photo of dbrauneis
3.83/5  rDev +9.7%
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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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of TheycallmeTim
2.8/5  rDev -19.8%
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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Kelso Carrollgaarden Wit from Greenpoint Beerworks / Kelso of Brooklyn
Beer rating: 3.49 out of 5 with 20 ratings
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