Brues Alehouse Brewing Co
Style: Witbier, BJCP 24A
Grain- Extra Pale Premium Pilsner
Hops - Tradition, Willamette
Yeast- WLP565 Belgian Saison 1 Ale Yeast
Adjuncts- Unmalted Wheat, Coriander, Orange Peel
Water- Reverse Osmosis Base with light additions of CaSO4, CaCl2
Original Gravity: 12.6 Degrees Plato
Estimated IBU: 11
Color: 3 SRM
Our Impression:A Belgian witbier “white beer” is one of the most refreshing and elegant beers in the wheat beer category. We’ve found that this beer requires a very gentle process to meet the Belgian standard. This means a very low boil to reduce color formation, delicate lautering, a light hand in hops and spices, a precise fermentation, and natural spunding for carbonation. This is a fantastic beer for someone who wants low ABV with moderate complexity. We truly find this beer exceptional, and we greatly appreciate it’s sessionability at 4.9% ABV. Like any wheat beer, get it while it’s fresh!
Aroma: The aroma is fresh and doughy, with a hint of citrus and banana.
Appearance: BruWeisse pours a beautiful straw-white with moderate cloudiness due to the non-flocculating yeast and the higher protein content from the wheat. A thick white foam emerges with medium carbonation.
Flavor: Our witbier features the classic flavor profile of a Belgian Witbier. Fresh yeast and unmalted wheat provide an elegant dough character. The addition of orange peel and coriander give a nuance of citrus complexity. There is a slight tartness which holds the beer together and enhances the refreshing drinkability. There is virtually no bitterness or astringency in this beer.
Mouthfeel: Full, chewy, and creamy, with medium carbonation.