MoonBow Wit | Cumberland Brews

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Cumberland Brews
Kentucky, United States | website

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.60%

Availability: Spring

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Added by Tone on 05-04-2011

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Ratings:
16
Avg:
3.7
pDev:
8.11%
 
 
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Photo of dbrauneis
3.83/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served on tap at Cumberland Brews in Louisville, KY.

A: Pours a very cloudy medium straw yellow in color. The beer has a half finger tall fizzy white head that reduces by a small amount but exhibits great retention qualities. Significant lacing is observed.

S: Moderate aromas of wheat along with lighter notes of orange/citrus and spices.

T: This beer is very wheaty tasting with lighter notes of lemon and orange citrus plus some coriander spice.

M: Light to medium bodied with heavy amounts of carbonation.

O: Fresh tasting and very refreshing, quite an enjoyable beer on a hot summer afternoon (it was over 90 and we were sitting outside). Easy to drink and infinitely sessionable.

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Photo of BEERchitect
3.45/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Very light and refreshing, MoonBow arrives just in time for the warmer weather for fine refreshment with flavor.

MoonBow opens with a bright and hazy appearance of fine straw with a light milky gaze. A finely knit foam stance of cottony white froath caps the beer moderately before fading to a lace about the rim.

Perfumy and floral aromas of wheat breads, bread dough and yeast are complemented with citrusy lemons, oranges, apples, and light apricot. Zesty pepper and lemongrass-scented hops offer balance to the nose and promise a crisp and refreshing taste.

Lightly flavored with the bready, fruity, and spicy characteristics that are promised by the nose. Nicely balanced, the ale never allows any one attribute of malty sweetness, fruity esters, or spicy phenols to gain an upper hand. Delicately flavored but not lacing complexity, but don't expect the full flavors of some Belgian whites- this one is milder than the usual suspects. It has an overall simpler palate than what I'm used to in a witbier.

The lighter fare continues in mouth feel as well, as the beer sheads its mild citrus acidity and carbonated creaminess for a thin and almost watery texture that extends from the middle palate through its finish with only a minty warmth to denote alcohol and hops.

Though the beer is refreshing and highly drinkable throughout, it is way too timid on all things malt, esters, and spices to compete with well established examples.

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Photo of auroracrisis
3.78/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pint at Cumberland Brewery

Pours a lemon drop yellow, with a one finger head that sticks around. Hazy and pale looking in the light. Some thin lacing as well.

Smells of citrus and coriander, with a hint of yeasty bread. No real layering to the smell either, it's all up front; whicch isn't necessarily a bad thing.

The taste is where this beer shines. Nice soft flavors of citrus and a marmalade like sweetness from the wheat. Bready flavor from the yeast balances it, and a little bit of coriander presents an herbal character to it.

On the palate it is a lighter medium, with low carbonation. The yeasty flavor dries it out a bit too, but not too much. Kind of sticky too.

Overall, a good beer. Something I'm glad I got over their regular pale ale, which is what I normally get. Good wheat flavors with a little spice and yeast that make the beer similar to a saison, while remaining pretty drinkable.

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Photo of Tone
3.7/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy, golden color. 1/4 inch head of a white color. Good retention and slight lacing. Smells of coriander, citrus, slight sweet malt, and slight hops. Fits the style of a Witbier. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of coriander, citrus hops, slight sweet malt, hint of yeast, and hint of pale malt. Overall, good body and blend.

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MoonBow Wit from Cumberland Brews
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