Witbier | The Brewery At Lake Tahoe

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Brewed by:
The Brewery At Lake Tahoe
California, United States

Style: Belgian Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Summer

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Added by KoG on 08-27-2005

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Ratings: 9 |  Reviews: 6
Reviews by timmos1:
Photo of timmos1
2.5/5  rDev -21.1%

Like other reviewers I like this beer. It tastes really good, not too sweet, not too citrus
However, it is not true to the style. For one, it's the wrong color. Orange.
Also it's not cloudy.
Finally it's doesn't taste like a Belgian wit.
It tastes good, I drink it all the time, but it probably should be called something else.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of LXIXME
3.29/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of nickd717
3.52/5  rDev +11%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Draft at the brewpub.

Hazy orangish-golden color with a small white head that fades pretty quickly.

Aroma is nice with wheat, yeast, orange peel, spice, and a little butter.

This is actually pretty flavorful. Wheat, pale malt, orange peel, and spices (mainly coriander). Just a little buttery note in there, but that doesn't detract too much. This is sort of like what Blue Moon would taste like if Blue Moon wasn't so terrible.

Medium bodied with a somewhat tingly mouthfeel.

Overall, despite the Blue Moon-ishness, this is pretty good for the style. Highly drinkable.

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Photo of tjcamm
3.25/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of sansho
3.25/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of KoG
3.11/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Cloudy almost more orange than yellow. Light frothy cap fades pretty quick.

Smell is some very light spice with a bit of fruit and sweeter malt.

Taste is pretty light in every aspect. Very light clove with some wheatlike malt. Slight fuit flavor and finishes easily. Good tastes, just not much of it.

An easy drinking brew that seemed rather bland. Bump up the hops a bit along with some spice and it might hit the spot.

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Photo of cardigan
2.89/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

I'm far from an expert, but I really don't regard this as a good example of the style.

As other reviewers have noted, this beer had a decided orange appearance, but (unlike another reviewer) was not hazy at all. The mouthfeel was on the thin side, and the spices normally associated with a wit were barely noticeable.

Definitely not impressed.

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Photo of Haybeerman
3.5/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Evenly cloudy straw with an orange hue. Poured 2 finger bubbly white head that dissipated to a broken skim. Decanted lightly. A few thin rings of lacing.

S: Bready wheat malt, light-colored fruit and light spices (like lemon-pepper and clove?).

T: Very much like the nose with fruit and spice more pronounced. Light, crisp and refreshing.

M: Light body. Moderate carbonation. Crisp but not fizzy. Light on the palate. Very refrewhing.

O: Very drinkable. Light, smooth and refreshing.

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Photo of EPICAC
3.24/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This witbier pours a cloudy, peachy, golden-orange color. Topped by a thin, white head that fades to nothing. The aroma has notes of powdery yeast, and nice, fruity notes of peach and banana. There are also the classic aromas of orange-peel and peppery coriander.

There's a mild, grainy sweetness upfront, moving into a fruity sweetness in the center: banana, and orangey-citrus. The finish has a peppery, corriander spice. The right flavors are there, but they're very mild overall. This witbier is light-bodied with good carbonation, and a mild dryness.

This beer isn't bad, but it's fairly middle of the road. Again, everything is a bit too subdied.

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Witbier from The Brewery At Lake Tahoe
Beer rating: 3.17 out of 5 with 9 ratings