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Great Crescent Witbier
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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
I have had this CAN in my reefer for so long that I CANnot remember who sent it to me in furtherance of The CANQuest (TM), but today seemed like a good time to make the Crack & Glug happen.
From the CAN: "Great Crescent Brewery is located on a sweeping curve of the Ohio River. Our brewery is rooted in an area founded by folks of a pioneering spirit, who forged new lives in the rich wilderness. We promise to embrace the best of these qualities in our deeds and in our hand-crafted beers, which will always be authentic, down-to-earth and full of life. Thank you for buying our beer. [undersigned] Dan & Lani Valas".
How very curious! My CAN has it labeled as "Belgian Style Wit", while the only other review is likewise from a CAN and yet the pic is of a growler. Weird.
The Crack revealed that they do not always fill their CANs to the brim, which is actually good and the Glug produced nearly two fingers of fluffy, fizzy, foamy bone-white head with decent retention. Color was a deep-gold with just a hint of haze, but still much clearer than I would expect from a Wit. Nose was very fruity, like fruit cocktail, but if I had to quantify it, bananas were big, followed by grapes, apples, and pears along with a mustiness and a slight peppery scent. Mouthfeel was medium and it was just as fruity in the mouth as it had been on the nose. The finish was where I got a peppery bite initially, followed by a mustiness that lingered well after the swallow. It was okay, but a) it is not my style and b) this seemed a little weak.
Serving type: can
02-18-2012 22:48:21 |
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pour - cloudy, pale orangish-yellow in appearance with a half inch or so of stark white head. Suspended bubbles and a glowing opaqueness make this a very nice beer to behold. A bit of a mystery that draws one in...
Aroma - spicy, sweet, pears, green apple, soap, lilac and some cloves. Very aromatic and just about worthy of an incense of perfume. Love the way this beer smells.
Taste - immediately this is soft on the palate with subtle fruit flavors like pears, apples, melon and grapes along with a bit of spiciness from the coriander. This definitely has a subdued clove flavor and a nice, mellow sweetness. Nothing overpowering whatsoever, just a very easy drinking and very refreshing beer.
Overall - considering this is a style without much to hide behind we really enjoyed this and freshness and quality is top notch. Not knowing much about Great Crescent I'd say we're off to a very good start and those other beers in the fridge don't have much time left...
Would I buy more of it? - yes. Excellent beer with lots of great flavors and perfect for a warm summer night - like this one! Cheers!
Serving type: can
07-07-2011 01:36:50 |
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