Citrusy Wit

Witbier Stone Brewing

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Citrusy Wit, a Belgian-style Witbier by Stone Brewing

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Citrusy Wit is a Belgian-style Witbier brewed by Stone Brewing, and for the purposes of this craft beer review, the ale was served in a wheat beer glass from a bottle.

Appearance

The Wit pours a hazy gold color and is topped by a thick, frothy white head that leaves behind some very nice lacing.

Aroma

The aroma smells of yeast, coriander, and citrus.

Flavor

Despite the beer’s name, its the aroma and taste of coriander and yeast that really pop against a bright backbone of tart citrus. A lovely combination.

Mouthfeel

The feel is light and crisp with ample carbonation.

Overall

The Citrusy Wit presents well. And despite its name, the presence of coriander and yeast are what really pop in the Citrusy Wit. But the citrus does make for a nicely tart counter in that bright malt backbone. It’s a lovely combination in what produces a very refreshing, easy-drinking beer.

Recommended Pairings

Stone Brewing recommends the following food pairings with their Citrusy Wit: appetizers of ceviche, artichoke hearts, grilled shrimp skewers, dim sum, calamari, and ricotta crostini with mint; salads of caprese, crab, beet and goat cheese, spinach with fresh strawberries and balsamic vinaigrette, fennel, and endive; entreés of fish tacos, lobster, lemon chicken, mussels, herbed leek risotto, and cedar-smoked salmon; cheeses of Brillat-Savarin, bucheron, Humboldt Fog, Purple Haze, and Capriole Sofia; sweets of lemon bar, pineapple sorbet, strawberry shortcake, key lime pie, and fruit salad.

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About the Witbier

The Belgian Witbier dates back four centuries and all but vanished by the 1950s. The style was revived at Hoegaarden and its popularity has grown during the modern craft beer movement. The wheat ale ranges in color from pale straw to gold and has moderate alcohol strength. Its feel is dry and slightly creamy with a medium-light to medium body. Effervescent from high carbonation. Light bready malt with little to no hop bitterness. Bright orange citrus flavor typically spiced with coriander.