Gruut

As a single from either Total Wine or Tower in Atlanta, GA, USA.
Wit’s are an intriguing style for me because a really well made one is a beer that I enjoy, but at the same time I feel that they have the potential to be a bit of a let down. Their success largely hinges upon their mouthfeel for me, and the biggest crime that one can encounter is a Wit which is watery and lacking in body. Unfortunately this was one of those.
The pour led to the standard appearance but it lacked much life. This is another problem when dealing with Wit’s because this has the potential to make the beer look uninspiring at best and like dirty dishwater at worst. Standard, clouded yellow color but the head and lace were both disappoining.
The mouthfeel is where this one really fails – simply put it lacks any depth. That is where the beer falls down and never recovers. Bland and lacks any citrus intensiy and presence.
Mild spice notes are present, as are some Belgian yeasts, but the whole thing is so flimsy and fragile in its construction it never takes off for me. Feesl limp in terms of the intensity and the clove and other spice elements just don’t come together at all.
Many other better Wit’s out there IMO, EVEN American ones!

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04/13/2009
Style:
Witbier
Format:
bottle
ABV: 5.0 %
Appearance: 2.5
Taste: 2.5
Mouthfeel: 2
Smell: 3
Overall: 3
Total: 2.65
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