Happy Saturday! Let’s jump right into it.
Trivia: According to wikipedia.com, “Witbier, white beer, bière blanche, or simply witte is a barley/wheat, top-fermented beer brewed mainly in Belgium and the Netherlands. It gets its name due to suspended yeast and wheat proteins which cause the beer to look hazy, or white, when cold. It is a descendant from medieval beers which were flavored and preserved with a blend of spices and other plants such as coriander, orange, and bitter orange referred to as ‘gruit’ instead of using hops. The style was revived by Pierre Celis at the Hoegaarden Brewery in Belgium and the Celis Brewery in the United States and is traditionally made with up to 50% raw wheat rather than wheat malt. The beers have a somewhat sour taste due to the presence of lactic acid or acetic acid, much more pronounced in the past than today. Also, the suspended yeast in the beer causes some continuing fermentation in the bottle.”
Random: Since we’ve only brought a small staff in given the pandemic, I’ve been listening to a lot more music while at work.
This beer poured with a two finger, pure white head. It dissipated quickly and left some lacing on the glass. The body was a bright yellow and hazy. Despite that, I could still some carbonation. The nose had some wheat and bright citrus. There was coriander in there as well. Belgian yeast came through as well. The taste was bright and had the same wheat notes as the nose. There was orange and coriander with Belgian yeast. I only got a touch of white pepper. The body was on the light side with a lot of carbonation. It had a quick finish with wheat and Belgian yeast. I thought this beer went down easily and had some nice flavor. It wasn’t the best of the style that I’ve had, but definitely solid.
Untappd Rating: 3.5/5.0