Unconventional Wit Tasting Notes

October 1, 2012 at 11:39 pm

Appearance: Golden Yellow. Massive white head, dissipates slowly leaving a subtle lacing lining the glass.

Smell: Lemon, orange, and pine scents accentuate the dominating aroma of crushed wheat.

Taste: Initial carb bite transitions nicely to a subtle sweetness. The sweetness melds into an in your face wheat flavored punch. This beer finishes with a medley of hop bitterness, notes of citrus, and pepper that quickly cuts through the wheat flavors leaving the palate with a clean crisp finish.

Mouthfeel: Highly carbonated, dry, grainy.

Drinkability & Notes: This is one of my favorite beers I have brewed to date. In my mind it strikes the perfect balance of the flavors I enjoy most in beers, those being citrus, wheat, and Belgian yeast aromatics.  I toned down the spice additions significantly in this recipe and the balance is evident, with no one spice outshining the other. This beer is best served young, I kegged after a one-week primary fermentation, and at two weeks the wheat flavors are already showing signs of fading.