Swallow Wit

12 oz single from my brother-in-law – cheers Rob.
Not sure about this from the get-go. Is this a filtered Wit? Seems odd to say the least. The beer is golden with a small head but almost has zero cloudiness in the glass. Makes me feel odd, a bit like the disconnect between the appearance and taste that one finds in the American-style India Black Ales.
Smell offers some light lemon and that peculiar sinus clearing carbonation that can sometimes exist in a beer.
Lemon notes are less prominent in the tastes than the nose would suggest but still offers a decent blast of citrus. the carbonation is quite high and deliver some prickly mouthfeel elements. Finish is short and clean with a snappy, quick bitterness.
This is a drinkable beer, but as for being a typical Wit I would say no. All the way from the appearance through the lack of yeast/wheat character and the lack of any significant orange or coriander notes, I would say it is this lacks many of those attributes. It’s OK, unoffensive and fairly simple, but it’s not a beer that you would point to as being typical.

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01/09/2011
Style:
Witbier
Format:
bottle
ABV: 4.8 %
Appearance: 2.5
Taste: 3
Mouthfeel: 3
Smell: 3
Overall: 3.5
Total: 3.08
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