Review: Stone Brewing Co. Citrusy Wit | Craft Beer & Brewing

Style: Wheat with Fruit

ABV: 5.3 IBU: 35

Aroma: 11
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 17
Mouthfeel: 3

Stone Brewing Co. Citrusy Wit

What the brewers say

“We punched up our wit with the dynamic duo of tangerine and kaffir lime leaf. Each dryly refreshing, citrusy sip of this coriander-spiced, tangerine-infused, Mandarina Bavaria-hopped creation will satisfy even the most hardcore fan.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “Lightly fruity, with orange and grapefruit and citrus peel, perfume, and a bit skunky and dank. Herbal and wildflower and floral retronasal notes, and lime that folds into the hops nose. Raw wort, caramel sweetness, and hops tea.”

Flavor: “The hops are aggressive, woody, spicy, dank, and come off a bit rough. Orange and grapefruit, with lime and pithy bitterness—this is pretty tart and could use more sweetness to balance. Perfumey and floral notes are woven in, but the beer still comes off a bit rough. Thick mouthfeel, with low acidity and a dry, harsh bitterness.”

Overall: “This is a wheat beer for IPA fans. The kaffir lime is nice, but overall, the beer is bitter and harsh with the dank/skunky hops and pithy citrus notes. That said, it could be tilted in your favor.”



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