Beer Profile: Highland Brewing’s Razor Wit

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Profiled by Ken Carman for PGA

This is a rather simplistic quaff that’s worth try if all you’re looking for is wheat, a slight Belgian sense. If you REALLY don’t give a damn about safety drink this while mowing a lawn, for this pretty much is what some call a “lawnmower beer.”

Light yellow with small bubble head that fades fast. Good clarity. Very slight Abbey yeast sense. Nose is a tad candy-ish. No wheat in nose but very strong on in taste. Pillow head. Slight carbonic bite. No phenols except maybe the slight bubblegum/candy sense, no hops.

Body is heavy side of medium. Light carbonation for style but about right, though “Belgian” may be considered a qualifier by the brewer. Not accurate, but I’m guessing that would be the reasoning.

The mouthfeel is fuller than it actually is due to wheat. A murky light yellow, despite overall clarity. Puts a sheen on the glass.

(Were you in my house licking my glasses again Charlie Sheen?)

Looking for complexity? Go elsewhere. Hey guys, you’re good brewers. Couldn’t you have done a tad more with this?

79@ BA. 72 and 89 at RB.

3.5 but I’ll do 4 glasses for those seeking simplicity.

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Welcome to the PGA beer rating system: one beer “Don’t bother.” Two: Eh, if someone gives it to you, drink. Three: very good, go ahead and seek it out, but be aware there is at least one problem. Four: seek it out. Five: pretty much “perfecto.”

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martianKen Carman was born of a deity named Bill many moons ago when his wife Winnie was fermenting well at the time. He is a beer judge, beer writer and reviewer of brew-based business, beer commentator and BEER GOD. Do not challenge the one who ate too many hops one year, hence the green pigment you see to the left!