Lime Wit by Indian Joe Brewing

Rating: 4.5/5

Lime Wit by Indian Joe Brewing is 5% ABV Witbier brewed with Limes

Sweet, citrucy, coriander spice, lime peel and super super summer wise refreshing!

 
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Beret with Peaches and Vanilla by The Bruery Terreux

Rating: 6/6

Beret with Peaches and Vanilla by The Bruery Terreux is an 8.9% ABV Imperial Wit ale brewed with spices and aged in oak with Raspberries, Peaches and Vanilla.

Label:
Peachy – Keen – Sweet

Commercial Description:
Beret has been a staple in our lineup since Bruery Terreux launched in 2015. While the classic release of our spiced, imperial sour witbier aged in oak with raspberries has an enduring and endearing sense of style, we felt it was time to start weaving in a few new threads. Peaches and vanilla provided a peachy keen sweetness to cast the fruity personality of the refreshing, piquant ale in an all new artistic light.

==Introduction==

Released to all Bruery Societies, this is the Beret Raspberry sour but with peaches and vanilla. Last year’s version was pretty awesome and it was a sour I haven’t had in a long time. While sours from the Bruery have been getting better as the years go by, I still have to try the sours before I get them. Unless it has some ingredients I really like, then I will get it but since this came with the Preservation package, it was a great way to gage the beer. You may actually get this one by purchasing on their online store www.thebruerystore.com while they still have it. Let’s take a look at this, cheers!

Aromas:
Stone fruit apricots, peaches, biscuit bread, raspberries, wheat bread, coriander, brettanomyces, funky fruit, musty grapes, mandarins, tangerines, mango, lemon zest, lemon juice, vanilla, oak caramel and honey.

Flavors:
Rich Peach Cobbler, Fuzzy Navel, Peach and Raspberry smoothy, stone fruit apricots, wine grapes, vanilla, toffee, caramel, oak, raspberries, strawberries, Concorde grapes, currants, cranberries, floral notes of lavender, hibiscus, tart fruit skins, wheat bread, coriander, brettanomyces, funky fruit, clove spice, musty grapes, mandarins, tangerines, mango, waffle cone, marshmallow hints, peach and vanilla cheesecake, chardonnay, sweetened condensed milk, honey, peppercorns, bananas, yerba buena spearmint, old oranges, lemon zest, lemon juice and lemon candies.

Aftertaste:
Finishing dry with over layering stone fruit peach, raspberry, vanilla, whipped cream hints, white grapes and oak. No alcohol in the taste, hazy golden peach medium body, crisp, refreshing, mild creamy and smooth mouthfeel along with moderate drinkability.

Overall:
Liquid Tart Fuzzy Navel in a bottle! This sour was better than I expected and this is definitely the sour to get. While the sour aspects are overlying due to the fruit, the sweetness of that same fruit is what I love and the vanilla works with it super well. I am not sure if this will reach details but this one is a recommendation worth seeking.

Anime Corner:
Lina Inverse from Slayers was used in this pairing as she seems to fit greatly with the colors of the label and the beer overall. Lina is a character I have not used in a long time and a favorite of mine. Since I have done a lot of Bruery beers, doing the pairings with at least one Anime character that I know of or fits well is definitely an accomplishment.

Sources:
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Razzy by Community Beer Company

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Razzy by Community Beer Company is a 5.5% ABV Witbier brewed with raspberries

Label:
Razz begins as our World Beer Cup Gold Metal-winning Witbier, a year-round offering. After primary fermentation, we add natural raspberry puree to create a secndary fermentation.

The fresh raspberry character melds perfectly with this gently spiced Belgian-style wheat beer.

==Introduction==

Obtained this brew from my friend Aaron Mendiola of BeerMetalDude.com. I am really looking forward to this one as I think fruit beers are awesome. So basically I saved the best for last? I hope it is. This is the first time I try a brew from Community Beer Company and surely a good way to start with a raspberry brew. Cheers!

Aromas:
Stone fruit peach, apricot, citrus, wheat bread, banana notes, clove spice, honey, raspberry notes, brown sugar, apples, vanilla and grapes.

Flavors:
Rich Raspberry, Coriander, citrus, wheat bread, banana notes, clove spice, honey, peppercorn notes, Belgian candi sugar, stone fruit peach, apricot, mango hints, apples, bubble gum, grapes, vanilla, raspberry cobbler, brown sugar, rock candy and phenolic notes.

Aftertaste:
Finishing with raspberries, bubble gum notes, phenolic notes, citrus and stone fruit. No alcohol in the taste, grapefruit colored full body, crisp refreshing and smooth mouthfeel and easy to drink

Overall:
A very good raspberry brew. Light overall with the raspberry being a driving factor that I think is what allowed me to give it a decent score. It is not in your face raspberry sweeteness but the slight complexity of the beer is enough to keep it interesting and very drinkable. Certainly something I would be able to drink several of. I would recommend a try!

Anime Corner:
Sakura Haruno from Naruto was used in this pairing as I wanted to do another Raspberry brew. I guess I am on a roll with using her on raspberry beers since she has the colors. In this pic, I wanted something subtle to pair as it is a light brew. Hence the bright colors and how the label looks like an exploding raspberry.

Sources:
http://zenithomocha.deviantart.com/art/Sakura-kimono-361717803

American Wit by 3 Nations

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American Wit by 3 Nations is a 5.5% ABV Witbier.

Label:
“Get Your Facts First, Then You Can Distort Them As You Please” – Mark Twain

There’s nothing in the world like American Wit. Dry but to the point. This American Wit is a healthy blend of a traditional Belgian Brew, with certified American Brass. It’s not meant to adhere to the noise. It’s meant to be the noise. It’s a youthful take on a classic style, sure to spark some controversy. The American Wit wouldn’t have it any other way.

==Introduction==

Obtained this one from my friend Aaron Mendiola atBeerMetalDude.com. This brew’s art work is awesome depicting Mark Twain on the label, the famous author and writer. It is an honor to review a beer with him on the label. As for the contents of the can, I will have to take my time and see what 3 nations has to offer as this is the first time I try one of their beers. Many witbiers I have tried, some better than others but let’s see where this one goes, cheers!

Aromas:
Stone fruit peaches, apricot, farm house funk, hay, peppercorns, citrus, floral and herbal hops, grapefruit hints, honey, cane sugar, coriander, apples and wheat bread.

Flavors:
Peppercorns, citrus, floral and herbal hops, coriander spice, bubble gum notes, Belgian candi sugar, wheat bread, Stone fruit peaches, apricot, farm house funk, hay, apples, vanilla, bananas, clove spice, chamomile notes, cane sugar, lemon peel, tangerine candy hints, grapefruit hints and guava.

Aftertaste:
Finishing dry with hints of vanilla, cane sugar, pepper corns and herbal hops. No alcohol in the taste, clear pale yellow body, smooth, clean, crisp and refreshing mouthfeel and easy to drink.

Overall:
A very good witbier. Some of the flavors of this brew remind me a little bit more of a saison or a farmhouse ale. It is quite the irony as this has Mark Twain on the label and the fact that it reminds me of my favorite saisons from Stillwater Artisanal called Eschatological ale. The Eschatological ale has a pic of the devil on it. The reason I say it is ironic as there was this disturbing video online from the banned episode “The Mysterious Stranger” of the European Kid’s show “The Adventures Of Mark Twain”. In the claymation episode, it showed Mark Twain and some kids meeting Satan.

As weird as it maybe for the kids show, the fact that I’m correlating this to a saison especially a good saison makes this one that much greater. I definitely enjoyed this one and would recommend it if you can find it.

Anime Corner:
Musashi Super Battleship from Kancolle/Kantai Collection was used in this pairing as I was trying to find a character that would fit with the colors of the label with the glasses and pipe that Mark Twain has.

Sources:
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Heavens To Murgatroid (a.k.a Snagglepuss beer) by Five Stones brewing of Cibolo Texas

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Heavens To Murgatroid (a.k.a Snagglepuss beer) by Five Stones brewing of Cibolo Texcas is a 6.2% ABV Witbier brewed with Native Texas Prickly Pear Tuna.

Label:
Wheat Ale handcrafted with native Texas prickly pear tuna.

==Introduction==

My brother in pairing Arts, Aaron Mediola of beermetaldude.com graces our humble little site with another epic glory of a beer from the awesome guys at 5 Stones brewing. This time a beer made with Prickly Pear Tunas. These are a delight especially from Mexico and to have a beer made with them is something I don’t think I have ever tried. So it is definitely a priviledge. Yes, there have been good beers like IPAs that have some hints of prickly pear Tunas but to actually see them do some awesome magic to a beer, it keeps reminding me of that meme where the dude is like “What Kind of Sorcery is this?!?” Haha, anyways, cheers to you the awesome readers, my buddy Aaron Mendiola of beermetaldude.com and the good folks at 5 Stones brewing!

Aromas:
Strawberries, granola bar, Prickly pears (Tunas), biscuit bread, coriander spice, strawberry cream, stone fruit, apricots, peaches, apples, pears, mango, mild earthy notes, rye bread, trail mix notes, toffee, vanilla, pecan pie, clove spice, banana hints, honey, oranges, vanilla and caramel.

Flavors:
Raspberries, Prickly pears (Tunas), rich strawberries, rye bread, vanilla, caramel, tangerines, oranges, orange gummies, cranberries, honey, cherries, chamomile, hibiscus, grapes, dark fruit raisins, plums, stone fruit apricots, peaches, apples, pears, mango, mild earthy notes, rich trail mix, granola berry bars, pecan pie, toffee, biscuit bread, coriander, flan notes, strawberry cheese cake, banana notes, clove spice, and some funky hay hints.

Aftertaste:
Rich berries, rich toffee, caramel, vanilla, prickly pears, stone fruits, trail mix, granola, honey and citrus in the aftertaste. So good, so rich! No alcohol in the taste, Pinkish Gold full body, crisp, syrupy, velvety and refreshing mouthfeel with a easy to moderate drinkability.

Overall:
Suffering Succotash! I believe we have a perfect witbier. It is pretty crazy how the prickly pear tuna combination and the wit base of the beer and honey flavors really unleash all these variety of berry and all sort of complex flavors. It’s not a joke but enjoyable like the old school cartoons of yesteryear. A grand thanks to Aaron for hooking me up with another awesome brew from the good people at 5 Stones. A highly recommended one!

Anime Corner:
SnagglePuss (Not Anime but Cool) from Hana Barbera and Nia Teppelin from Tengen Toppa Gurren Laggan were used in this pairing for many reasons. SnagglePuss as a tribute to a beer named after his quote “Heavens to Murgatroyd”, the lion in the label and Nia’s hair representing the lion’s mane as well as the color and flavors of prickly pear Tunas which are represented in the reds she wears with the greens, yellows and teals.
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Sources:
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Tiniebla by Cervezeria Insurgente

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Tiniebla by Cervezeria Insurgente is a 5% ABV Witbier brewed with Citrus and Orangepeel.

Label:
¡Sé un Insurgente, toma Artesanal!
Tiniebla: Spanish for darkness…our little way of poking fun at the color of this beer. This witbier has a touch of orange peel and coriander, great with ceviche, seafood, or by itself. Salud!

==Introduction==

I was able to get this one at qualityliquorstore.com along with some of other beers. Insurgente from Tijuana Mexico has been showing up lately especially after their collaboration with Stone on the XocoVeza. I have yet to see them all the way here where I live but I am sure we will see them soon. He other Mexican brewery that I have tried was Cucapa where they made a Tequila aged Barley wine which was really awesome. Although I need to try and find it again. Anyways, Let’s see what Tiniebla is about especially since it is not a dark beer.

Aromas:
Honey, biscuit bread, vanilla, cane sugar, lemon candy, tangerines, banana hints, coriander spice, citrus, lemon peel, orange peel, pilsner grains, floral notes, lavender, Stone fruit peaches, apricots, pears, hints of grapefruit hops and tangerine preserves.

Flavors:
Rich citrus, honey, coriander spice, vanilla, cane sugar, lemon candy, tangerines, banana hints, waffle cone, biscuit bread, tangerine preserves, orange zest, orange and lemon peel, white grape hints, apricot, peaches, pilsner grains, floral notes, lavender, Stone fruit peaches, apricots, pears, hints of grapefruit hops, graham cracker hints, agave syrup, and flan hints.

Aftertaste:
Honey, biscuit bread, citrus, oranges, coriander, grassy and grapefruit hop hints. No alcohol in the taste, crisp, refreshing, effervescent and bubbly mouthfeel, easy to drink, Hazy white pale honey medium body.

Overall:
This beer is very good and super drinkable. I feel I could drink several of these. It does remind me of the Belgian Whites when adding the oranges and the coriander. The crazy part about this cervezita is that because it is super drinkable, it is not filling like other beers and yet so complex and flavorful. Love how my roots are shining in the era of craft beer. This is super awesome and I highly recommend it if you can find it. Que Viva mi patria! Y La Cerveza Artesanal Mexicana!

Anime Corner:
Reiuji Utsuho from Touhou was used in this pairing to pair with the colors of the label but mainly by the meaning of Tinieblas or Darkness. Everyone has a darkside to them but the fact that this beer is actually a light beer goes to show that one should not judge a book by its cover. If someone appears light on the outside, they may be dark on the inside and vice versa. The characters in this artwork seem sweet on the outside as the beer appears to be sweet and light. However, the darkness that they have does not mean it is evil. In the beers case, it means it is super complex!

Sources:
http://www.zerochan.net/full/1338561
http://www.zerochan.net/full/436235

Blood Orange Wit by Refuge Brewery

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Blood Orange Wit by Refuge Brewery is a 5%ABV Witbier brewed with Blood Oranges.

Label:
Without any doubt, the best things in life happen spontaneously, and this beer is no exception. Not having much experience with fresh blood oranges, we weren’t entirely sure what to do when one of our tasting room locals dropped off a couple of sacks from their harvest. We cut into them and discovered an orange unlike any variety we’d seen. They were dark in color, with huge aroma, and a semi-sweet yet slightly tart taste. So we took the fruit, peel and all, and threw it into a batch of Belgian Style Wit Ale. The Result is a bright and refreshing brew, perfect for any occasion, any time of the year.

==Introduction==

I obtained a single can of this from www.craftshack.com. It seems this beer sold out quick and maybe there is a reason. It is made with Blood Oranges after all, but maybe there is more to it. I have tried other Blood Orange beers like the Essence from Hangar 24 or the Dude’s Juice Box Series Blood Orange and those were damn awesome. I hope to review the Dude’s one soon but let us check this one out. I have had a minor fascination with blood oranges as unlike regular oranges, have a red pulp and juice that looks like blood but the skin is of a regular orange. The flavors are similar to oranges but there is a slight sweetness that is greater. So let us see how this one is. Cheers!

Aromas:
Belgian phenolic hints, honey, biscuit bread, rich blood oranges, grapefruit, tangerines, lemon peel, Banana cloves, honey, waffle cone, cane sugar, biscuit bread, tangerine preserves, white grapes, Curacao, peppercorns, floral, piney, herbal, and grassy hop notes, coriander spice, stone fruit peach and apricots, orange zest, and lemon candy.

Flavors:
Oranges, Blood Oranges, citrus, lemon candy, tangerines, Banana cloves, honey, waffle cone, cane sugar, biscuit bread, tangerine preserves, phenolic notes, orange zest, lemon peel, grapefruit, peppercorns, floral, piney, herbal, and grassy hop notes, coriander spice, white grape notes, Curacao citrus, lavender notes, apricot, peach notes and mild tart brettanomyces hints.

Aftertaste:
Rich citrus, Honey, biscuit bread, orange zest, blood orange juice, grassy, grapefruit and piney hint hops. No alcohol in the taste, crisp, refreshing, effervescent and bubbly mouthfeel, easy to drink, Hazy white pale honey medium body.

Overall:
A very delicious Witbier. For being pretty light, it is very flavorful and rich. I wish I had the opportunity to buy a pack of cans instead of just one can as this was very good. Unfortunately, craftshack only had one left. You get what you can I guess. I highly recommend this one since I will go back and get it if I can find it again. This is one of the truest summer beers out there. Very awesome indeed!

Anime Corner:
Shura Kirigakure from Blue Exorcist was used in this pairing since I wanted something that has to do with the colors of oranges and blood oranges. Essentially the reds and oranges coming from the fruit. Shura is an exorcist and by the definition of refuge, she is basically keeping your soul from harm by her need to fight off possessive demons. She is light and easy drink and best part, she loves beer just like many people do. Cheers!

Sources:
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Orange Wheat by Hangar 24

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Orange Wheat by Hangar 24 is a 4.6%ABV Fruit beer brewed with locally grown oranges, wheat and barley. Seems more like Belgian white style but I guess it is a different style all together

Label: 
Crisp, Tangy, and Refreshing. The citrus aroma, light airy mouthfeel, and tangy finish are this unfiltered beer’s trademarks. This is accomplished by adding whole locally grown oranges throughout the brewing process, which perfectly coalesce with the wheat and barley base.
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I have had this beer many times that I can’t count. This is Hangar 24’s flagship beer. In fact, first time I heard about Hangar 24 was because of this beer. 3 years ago I looked for this one for a while. Back then it was not as common to find it. The first I tried it, I was probably to me one of the best orange beers out there. Better than Shocktop and Bluemoon. So it was worth the try. I haven’t really done a review since this one became common but in all fairness I wanted to give this a review. Fragrances are a lot like a Belgian white but with more orange. Aromas of wheat, coriander spice, floral hops, honey, biscuit, lemon and lemon peel. The Flavors are of orange juice, orange aid, lemon, tangy lemon peel, biscuit bread, slight wheat and coriander, orange gummy bear flavor and floral hops. The beer is very refreshing. The beer does not have an overwhelming form and most of the flavors medium to light . This beer is very drinkable, crisp and refreshing. Taking this one over a lager definitely any day. IT is more like a session Hefeweizen or a session Witbier. Good stuff for sure that even lager drinkers can appreciate.

Shock Top Honeycrisp Apple Wheat by Anheuser-Busch, Inc.

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Shock Top Honeycrisp Apple Wheat by Anheuser-Busch, Inc. is a 5.8% Witbier brewed with cider and spices with natural honeycrisp apple flavor and other natural flavors.

Description:
Shock Top Honeycrisp Apple Wheat is a unique, hand crafted brewed hybrid of Belgian wheat beer and sweet cider, with natural Honeycrisp flavor added to produce an innovative new brew that is crisp, refreshing and flavorful. This unfiltered brew is the perfect beer to welcome the warming Spring days.
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Other natural flavors? Hmm I wonder what it could be. Anything could be a natural flavor. Like grass or dirt. However I am sure that is not what they mean. The fragrance is very fruity all the way. Apples, Jolly ranchers green apple candy, cinnamon, slight apple pie crust, citrus, cherry fruit juice and pilsner, a good amount of pilsner. The flavors are of Green Apple and Jolly ranchers candy, slight citrus, very slight Belgian bready esters here and there like a wheat but hardly noted, some hidden grain and pilsner flavor (it is well hidden by the sweet candy apple flavor at first but it comes in later), some slight cinnamon and brown sugar, honey, good amount of cider and maybe a slight hint of peach. I’m pretty impressed. Despite how many of the other shock tops are pretty average, this is the best scoring one. It mainly swings to a cider side more than a beer side. The beer side is there to keep it alittle balanced, although it doesn’t keep it balanced well. Still, the sweetness is pretty good and lots an lots of apple flavors are noted well. I say give this a try. Who knows, you may like this one

Hoegaarden Original Belgian Wheat Beer by Brouwerij van Hoegaarden

379260_10101022798350870_1014131793_nRating: 3.9/5

Hoegaarden Original Belgian Wheat Beer by Brouwerij van Hoegaarden is a 4.9% ABV Witbier

Label:
Unfiltered, naturally cloudy. A delicious and surprising refreshing taste, naturally cloudy and brewed using a unique recipe of wheat, malted barley and a subtle hint of coriander and orange peel
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Aromas of lemon, hops, orange peel, coriander spice, wheat bread, honey, banana, cloves, peppercorn, flowers and biscuits. The taste is of light coriander and clove spices, light Belgian wheat bread, oranges, lemons, honey, peppercorns, some grassy hops but with minor bitterness, bananas, pears and pineapple juice notes, The biggest thing about this beer is that is is quite refreshing. Belgian flavors that come not so overwhelming but enough to be pleasant, easy to drink and is low in ABV. While not the greatest of Belgian beers, still above average from normal beers, easier to find in some cases and definitely one to get for the summer. Very good beer to check out 🙂

Leinenkugel’s Sunset Wheat by Jacob Leinenkugel brewing

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Leinenkugel’s Sunset Wheat by Jacob Leinenkugel brewing is a 4.9% Witbier (Belgian Style Wheat Ale)

Description:
If you’ve ever experienced a Northwoods sunset, you know it’s a moment unlike any other. So instead of putting it into words, we captured the Northwoods’ finest moment in every batch of our all-new Leinenkugel’s Sunset Wheat. Brewed with malted wheat, Cluster hops and natural coriander, Sunset Wheat has a soothing taste that will leave you speechless. It’s like your very own sunset in a bottle.
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I’ve tried this beer several times and every time I try it it reminds me of one thing… Fruity Pebbles cereal. The fragrance is simply fruit pebbles. Citrus, blueberries, raspberries, cherries, coriander, wheat cereal and flowers somewhat. The flavors are of ….you guessed it.. fruity pebbles cereal. Some light flavors of lemon, orange, blueberry, grape, cherry, raspberry, wheat bread, coriander spice and grain cereal. There is this tiny off putting fruity alcohol in the after taste but it doesn’t detract too much from the cereal and fruity pebbles. A pretty good beer to try if you are into sweet fruit beers or just fruity pebbles in general. Crisp and refreshing for like a summer type of beer.

2011 Review:
All I have to say about this beer is…FRUITY PEBBLES IN A BOTTLE!!. The extra sweetness of the beer and flavor complexity make the unfiltered wheat and coriander taste just like fruity pebbles. A must try !!

namaste. By Dogfish Head

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namaste. By Dogfish Head is a 5%ABV Belgian White (Witbier) brewed with coriander, orange and lemongrass.

Label:

Namaste, the word kinds sorta means the spirit in me recognizes and celebrates the spirit in you. Namaste the beer kinda sorta means white ale as in wheat and coriander but also means dried orange slices and lemongrass. A refreshing summer thing. Namaste.
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Namaste has nice wheat, citrus, lemon, grassy, peppercorn and honey aromas. The taste is of wheat, coriander spices, coriander, lemon, honey, light biscuit bread, peppercorn, light peaches, grapes, light pears, mild grass and pine hops. It goes down smooth, crisp, refreshing and is light bodied. It is definitely more of a summer and is a good alternative if you do not want something too strong or overwhelming. Quite enjoyable Belgian White.