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Wit

It is considered polite in Belgium to stand for a toast. Stand now, and raise a glass to sweet aromas of orange and spice, light-creamy flavor and a refreshing finish. Here’s looking at you, Wit.

ABV: 5.1%
Bitterness: 18 IBUs

Key Descriptions:
Floral, Spicy, Effervescent

Key Ingredients:
Malt- Gambrinus Canadian Pilsner, Gambrinus Wheat Malt
Hops- Hallertau Tradition
Spices- Bitter and Sweet Orange Peel, Corriander
Yeast- Belgian Ale

History:
In 1966 Pierre Celis starting brewing beer that gave homage to the roots of his hometown of Hoegaarden. This Belgian White style of beer had been traditionally brewed for 400 years using barley, wheat, oats, orange peel and spices. Celis’s beer today is the world-renowned beer known as Hoegaarden. This beer is now produced by brewing giant Am-Inbev and is internationally available. A Belgian Wit is a very complex beer for its modest alcohol strength. A strong attribute about this style of beer is their opaque white color due the large amounts of wheat used and the yeast staying in suspension. They are known for being full, citrusy, earthy, complex, quaffable, and slightly acidic. A perfect beer for summertime!

Examples of the style:
Hoegaarden
Allagash White
St. Bernardus Witbier

Tasting Notes:
Cloudy and opaque, topped with a thick, rocky white head. Fresh aromas of orange, coriander, earth, and rising bread. Spritzy flavors of mandarin rind, spice, and meringue. Finishes with a creamy mouth feel, smooth, and effervescent.

Food Pairings:
A perfect beer for salads, great with vinaigrettes and can handle almost anything that you can put on a salad-cheese, bacon, eggs, anchovies, and all kinds of greens from light to hearty. A great brunch beer, the orange, coriander, and acidity easily takes the place of orange juice. Goat cheese omelets, bacon, sausage, and any other breakfast meats work wonderfully. Excellent with fish and seafood-turbot, sole, lobster, shrimp and crab. Sushi, sashimi, and smoked salmon.


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