Crazy Mountain Lava Lake Wit

Have you ever had a week from hell? That’s basically this week for me. We’ve been short at work for the past week, so I’ve been picking up the slack. I’ve been going in around 6 or 7 AM and not getting home until late. When I finally get home, I’m absolutely beat, so no posting. I think I’ve tried to put this one up at least three times. Anyways, enough complaining. This was a brew that the other half brought me back from New York. Let’s see how it was.


ABV: 5.2%

Style: Witbier

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Lava Lake is a hidden little gem off of Highway 131 on the drive to Steamboat Springs from Vail. This idyllic swimming hole is the first place Doobie, the chocolate brewery labrador, learned how to swim. This Ale is our take on a classic Belgian Wit Beer. To make this beer unique, we add un-malted wheat, rolled oats, two varieties of classic European hops, chamomile, curacao orange peel, coriander, grains of paradise, and a rare yeast strain from the Old Country. This is a beer that can be enjoyed year-round, whether on the slopes on a beautiful bluebird day, or lazily fly fishing in Lava Lake.”

Random: I am really not into all of the ads on YouTube. It’s quite annoying.

This brew poured with a one finger, white head that dissipated slowly and left no lacing on the glass. I was surprised at how little head that there was on the beer. The body was a very hazy dark yellow with moderate carbonation visible. The scent had notes of clove and lemon lime soda. The taste had a bit of tartness to it with some yeast and a lot of lemon. The tartness took something away from the beer and it just tasted like a poorly executed wit. The body was on thick side with high carbonation. It had a quick finish with tart lemon peel. I wouldn’t rush back to have this one again, it just didn’t do anything for me.

Untappd Rating: 3.0/5.0

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