ClubGonzo’s Spring Wit

Spring Wit by ClubGonzo, Belgian Witbier, 5.5% ABV, 12.2 IBU.

It may not be spring anymore, but a refreshing wit will hopefully taste well this late summer evening as well!

ClubGonzo's Spring Wit, batch no. 55.

ClubGonzo’s Spring Wit, batch no. 55.

This is how a very softly carbonated wit looks like.

This is how a very softly carbonated wit looks like.

The aroma is strong and true to the style, it’s crisp, wheaty, spicy, yeasty, citric and with a sweet background. It’s worth noting that I also find it completely clean, without any solvent of other faults…

The flavour is strong, and once again it’s spot on the witbier style: coriander, wheat, hints of pepper, citrus, Belgian yeast and a touch of caramel in the back. It has a very light acidic taste, some sweetness and hardly any bitterness.

Unfortunately the beer is almost completely flat, and that really destroys the overall impression of this beer. It hasn’t got the body to cope with such a lack of carbonation, and for a wit it feels utterly wrong. It’s rather dry on the palate. The very soft carbonation is also responsible for the very small and short-lived, white head. The body looks good, though, it’s cloudy and close to opaque, with a yellow colour.

Conclusion: a clean, crisp, refreshing, simple, no fuzz wit with a strong aroma and flavour, but it suffers from the lack of carbonation.

Aroma:      7/10
Appearance: 3/5
Taste:      7/10
Palate:     2/5
Overall:    12/20
Ratebeer score: 3.1/5.0

One comment on “ClubGonzo’s Spring Wit

  1. Spot on. The carb issue pretty much wrecks this otherwise fine beer. Shame. Next time I’ll be more liberal on the carbing sugar and add a small dose of extra yeast, as the wit strains can be notoriously fickle to work with.

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