Stone Citrusy Wit

Stone Citrusy Wit

Cleverly Twisted with Tangerine & Kaffir Lime Leaf


When it comes to our beers and the ingredients we use, we give a wit. So rather than spinning just the same fruit wheel of the classic orange peel, we punched up our wit with the dynamic duo of tangerine and kaffir lime leaf. The fruit-forward aromatics and flavors are perfectly balanced, so you don’t have to bother adding a slice (or leaf) to the rim of your glass. Even with this lack of unnecessary garnish, you won’t find an absence of intense fruit. In fact, each dryly refreshing, citrusy sip of this coriander-spiced, tangerine-infused, Mandarina Bavaria-hopped creation will satisfy even the most hardcore fan.

About This Beer

Release Date
June 6, 2016
Package Types
Seasonal 12oz Bottles in Stone Mixed 12 Pack and Six-Packs & Draft
Featured Hops
Amarillo & Mandarina Bavaria
When to Enjoy
1 Year
Flavor Profile
Coriander, Citrus, Lime

Tasting Notes

Provided by
Mitch Steele
Deep gold and hazy with a white head.
A hint of spicy coriander followed by a nice citrus-orange character and a pungent dose of kaffir lime.
The flavor of the beer follows a pretty similar progression as the aromatics: A bit of coriander, then orange, finishing with a really delicious note kaffir lime that lingers. The malt flavors and hop bitterness balance out nicely. This is a very refreshing beer.
Light bodied with a crisp finish.
Believe it or not, we’ve brewed a fair number of wit-inspired beers over the years. Like our rather unique take on an imperial wit, Stone 02.02.02 Vertical Epic Ale; Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens - Liberty Station Witty Moron (2014 GABF Gold Medal – “Other Belgian Style” category); and some collaboration wit IPAs. This is a beer style we really enjoy for its uniquely refreshing quality and complex blend of citrus and spice flavors. We decided pretty early on to take a unique twist on the traditional style (because that’s what we do at Stone). Wits are traditionally brewed with coriander and Curaçao orange peel, and are fairly mildly hopped. For our version, we used coriander but chose to enhance it with tangerine peel and kaffir lime leaf (an ingredient that we loved when it was used in the Stone 04.04.04 Vertical Epic Ale). We also hopped the beer with some citrusy and fruity hop varieties—Centennial, Amarillo and the new German variety Mandarina Bavaria. The result is a pleasantly intense citrus character that’s balanced by the spiciness provided by the coriander and the flavors produced from the yeast fermentation.

Pairing Notes

Provided by
"Dr" Bill Sysak
Craft Brew Ambassador
Ceviche, artichoke hearts, grilled shrimp skewers, dim sum, calamari, ricotta crostini with mint
Caprese, crab, beet and goat cheese, spinach with fresh strawberries and balsamic vinaigrette, fennel and endive
Fish tacos, lobster, lemon chicken, mussels, herbed leek risotto, cedar-smoked salmon
Brillat-Savarin, bucheron, Humboldt Fog, Purple Haze, Capriole Sofia
Lemon bar, pineapple sorbet, strawberry shortcake, key lime pie, fruit salad
La Flor Dominicano Double Claro No. 42, Illusione hl Holy Lance Candela, Arturo Fuente 8-5-8 Flor Fina Claro

More about Stone Citrusy Wit

When it comes to our beers and the ingredients we use, we give a wit. So rather than spinning the same fruit wheel of the classic orange peel, we punched up our wit with the dynamic duo of citrus peel and kaffir lime leaf.

Save yourself the hassle of cutting up fruit garnish and adorning your glass with an over-sized fruit kabob because the fruit-forward aromatics and flavors are perfectly balanced and full of intense fruit refreshment. In fact, each dryly refreshing, citrusy sip will tempt you to have yet another taste.

Consider this summer seasonal from us a wit that will satisfy and surprise even the most hardcore fan. So, go throw a BBQ, find a pool or just soak up some rays on a patio somewhere.