Not Just Another Wit

750 mL bottle, (plastic) corked and caged with black foil on the neck. Cork is devilishly difficult to remove. Green’s on Buford, Atlanta, GA, USA.
This one goes into the Duvel tulip with a HUGE, rocky head with wonderful retention and lace. Honey oranged cloudy body with some floaties complete the picture. Light floral hops in the nose; nothing overpowering.
Carbonation seems low on the pour, but it has a little prickly nature in the mouth.
This beer is definitely almost crossing over into Belgian IPA country for me. A distinct, orange peel marmalade note is the predominant flavor and it’s delcious. Tart and bitter nature lingers in the finish. The sweet and sour notes intensify as the beer warms.
Well, it certainly lives up to its name, and the spice nature of the usual Wit is replaced by a warming alcohol note, a hoppy bitter edge and some interesting orange peel tartness. Quite a beer, and another, typically innovative effort from Mikkeller. Tasty.

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11/23/2008
Brewery:
Mikkeller
Style:
Witbier
Format:
bottle
ABV: 7.6 %
Appearance: 4.5
Taste: 4.5
Mouthfeel: 4
Smell: 4
Overall: 4
Total: 4.25
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