Steamworks Brewing Company Summer Ale – Witbier at 4.8% ABV | 20 IBU

Steamworks Brewing Company Summer Ale Witbier at 4.8% ABV | 20 IBU (C$3.19 at Oak & Vine, 473 ml, packaged on 11-Mar-2018, acquired 21-Jun-2018, reviewed 24-Jun-2018)

Appearance: slightly hazy straw with one fat finger of fluffy white head, good retention and spotty lacing. (3/5) Aroma: orange zest, doughy wheat, floral, white pepper, earth. (7/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate-low bitter, light peppery spice. (7/10) Palate: medium-light body, moderate carbonation, off-dry mildly spicy finish. (4/5)

Not very “white” for a Wit, but otherwise fairly solid. The orange and grains of paradise adjuncts are emphatic, but don’t quite overwhelm the base doughy wheat. Finishes fairly clean, with a mild bitterness and spiciness that don’t build or linger. Certainly just fine with lunch. (14/20)

7/10 #ryansbooze

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