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A Bit Of Kiwi Wit | Harringtons Brewery

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Brewed by:
Harringtons Brewery
New Zealand (Aotearoa) | website

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by lacqueredmouse on 06-09-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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3.13/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours a very pale straw-gold colour, opaque haze throughout. Head is white, made up of large bubbles and settles out quickly. Decent.

Fruity upfront with lots of witty phenols coming through later. Banana, orange peel, pleasant complexity to it.

Slightly tart on the palate. Banana, citrus carry it through to the mid where the phenols take over and take it into spicy territory. Dry clove largely, with a touch of star anise. Pleasant wit note but nothing out of the ordinary, really.

Body is surprisingly thick for 5%, and sadly a little flat as well. Bit on the syrupy side for more and needs more texture.

A bit experimental but doesn't quite show through. Seems like a decent wit but doesn't quite deliver on its kiwi promise, and maybe ends up a bit too sweet without the kiwi flavour.

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4.12/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at the GABS festival in Melbourne.

Pours an almost opaque lemon-juice colour with a solid white head of firm foam. Not a lot of lace noticeable, but the body is quite light. Looks good for what it is.

Big and fragrant on the nose, however, with really pleasant genuine Belgian witbier characters, giving a fresh soapy aroma. Hints of bright fruit (although no Kiwifruit), with curacao coming through nicely. Not as spicy as some witbiers, but otherwise quite pleasant.

Taste is similar to the nose, except for the addition of the texture, which is pleasantly creamy and smooth—it's a little odd, sitting under the soapy notes and the round yeast Belgian esters, but it works. On the finish comes some spice, finally, giving a crisp, slightly prickly astringency.

Smooth feel, with just the hint of acid coming through (perhaps the kiwifruit? Finally?)

Overall, a very nice drop, and much better than I expected it was going to be.

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A Bit Of Kiwi Wit from Harringtons Brewery
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