Beer

Witte Snake

Brewery

Acoustic Ales Brewing Experiment

Style

Witbier

ABV

4.5%

Availability 

In 22-ounce bottles.

Where I bought it / Format / Price

Jimbo’s Liquors / 22-ounce bottle / $5.99

Company Beer Description

“Belgian style witte bier with lemongrass, ginger, coriander, and sweet orange peels. Aromas of lemongrass shine through on the nose while fresh ginger coats the tongue. This easy drinking witte bier is lightly hopped and has floral notes on the finish.”

Pouring / Tasting / Reflection

Well-made witbier is a miracle in miniature: gossamer lightness, intense yet delicate citrus and spice, refreshing but no pushover. The sensory memory can linger beyond that imperial stout that you might drink two hours later. One of my favorite styles, I await every witbier that I try for the first time with fervid anticipation.

Witte Snake pours with very little head and without much ado. The palate is malty-rich, and has a heavy touch for a witbier. There are initially sweet yeast and fruit sugar flavors, some mineral, and a citrus rind finish on the palate. Drinking further in, this beer develops as a big yeast bomb in the mouth, overlaying all the spicing. I wish for something lighter with more charm. I don’t taste the ginger or lemongrass, or very much coriander either. This strikes me as a good mixer for ‘beertails’ but too cumbersome to enjoy as a witbier.

Words I would use to describe this beer

orange peel, Bubble Yum, strawberry Starburst, cream cake, lemon tea, dried galanga, Campari

Pair with these foods

grilled giant prawns in Thai yellow curry, falafel sandwich, strawberry whipped cream pie

Weather

billow

a good mixer for ‘beertails’ The palate is malty-rich, and has a heavy touch for a witbier. There are initially sweet yeast and fruit sugar flavors, some mineral, and a citrus rind finish on the palate.
Crafts(wo)manship 67
Flavor/Aroma55
True-to-Style / Unique Stamp48
Drinkability57

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