Double Wit

22 oz gold foiled neck in the newish Great Divide packaging. Hop City, Atlanta, GA, USA.
Pour produces a very high, light head with very good retention and decent lace. The body is golden with a very slight haze. Light carbonation.
Nose is a fruity, funky, light alcohol that is pretty astringent. It smells a little like an overripe banana. It’s a little strong.
Alcohol is very prominent in the taste, even to the point of being a touch solvent like. It drinks a lot easier than that but he taste is quite alcoholic. There’s some light coriander notes, a touch of white pepper and the usual spices, but the overwhelming feeling that I get is that of the “Imperialized” version of the style. More squishy bananas round out the beer. It has a slightly slick mouthfeel but not as bad as it initially promised it could be.
I’m not sure about this one. It reminds me a little of the GD Saison which, because of the alcohol in that one, was a big miss with me. This was better, but it still sits a touch oddly with me. I think it comes down to the question, “should this style be amped up?” I suppose it CAN, but it is a VERY, VERY fine line between success and relative failure.
I think I’ll come back to this one again to be sure, but out of the box, it doesn’t quite do it for me.

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07/01/2009
Style:
Witbier
Format:
bottle
ABV: 8.1 %
Appearance: 4.5
Taste: 3.5
Mouthfeel: 3.5
Smell: 3.5
Overall: 3
Total: 3.45
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