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BruWeisse Wit

Brues Alehouse Brewing Co
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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

ABV: 5.3%

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.

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