On tap at Biggie’s, indefinite Belgian wit nearly masks stylish orange-peeled coriander sweetness and lemon-candied carbolic spritz with grassy hop musk and dank grain murk. Wispy cumin and grains of paradise adjuncts never fully integrate, though tertiary tangerine, clementine and mandarin orange illusions sweeten the backend.
Cloying Belgian-styled wheat ale with candied blood orange and tangerine tang retains sinewy corn syruping as well as meager coriander spicing. Sticky soda-like carbolic sugaring becomes soapy and unsettling.
Dry cucumber-watered mango skin adjunct gains fizzy lemondrop tartness and slight watermelon rind salting for blanched golden-yellowed moderation.
Adventurous aluminum-yellowed lightweight brings dainty white-wined champagne yeast to prickly pear adjunct for hybridized witbier. Bubbly champagne sparkle perks up pear-stewed lemon rot and green apple sourness, leaving stylish orange-peeled coriander spicing in the dust.
Spritzy lemon zest absorbs light Belgian yeast sweetness, withering banana-clove honeying and distant apricot-fig-tangerine conflux above mild sourdough base in ho-hum manner.
On tap at The Oath, well-balanced light body drapes herbal lemondrops upon perfumed orange peel subtlety and wispy perfumed banana-clove tartness, subsiding too soon over its light white wheat backdrop.
On tap at Seven Lakes Station, raw wheat acridity brings barnyard rusticity to sweet orange-peeled coriander whisk, soapy banana tart
ness and zesty lemon spritz. A tad too tamely understated.
Original Pierre Celis witbier recipe from Belgium (bastardized by a few American breweries in Texas and Michigan). Stylishly indelible orange-peeled coriander sweetness gains lemony banana-clove-vanilla respite and honeyed chamomile niche while Belgian yeast adds funky fungi snip. Brisk citrus spritz endures while tertiary peach-apricot-pineapple-quince reminders dawdle.
On tap at The Oath, iconic Fat Tire Amber takes on light-bodied witbier styling with fine results as Seville orange and ground coriander adjuncts embrace proprietary doughy wheat ale yeast. Pleasurable Seville orange tang, sweet coriander spicing and brisk floral-citrus Nugget/ Cascade hop tandem ride above oats-honeyed white wheat malting. Zesty lemon spritz, mild vanilla creaming and white-peppered lemongrass snip add to its effervescent splendor.
On tap at Curley’s, complex and well-balanced wintry witbier lets sweet orange-peeled coriander adjunct, zesty lemon spritz and gentle vanilla sway gain lightly lingered white-peppered sea salting above wheat-flaked pilsner malting. Candi-sugared Belgian yeast obtains herbal fungi notion at floral-perfumed citrus finish.
On tap at Taverna Rossa, complex oak-barreled witbier strays from usual orange-peeled coriander identity as brettanomyces-soured white burgundy aging adds dry white and red grape esters, herbal deluge and floral whims to uncompromising hybrid. Bayer aspirin-like orange tartness, soapy lemon souring and mild pineapple-papaya-mango conflux recede as chamomile, hibiscus and daisy illusions find minimal space.
Gleaming coriander-spiced orange peel sweetness gathers candi-sugared Belgian yeast influence to contrast herbal citric hop funk and mild cider souring. Brisk citrus spicing picks up delicate floral wisps as well as pastoral chamomile, chardonnay, butternut and chestnut whims at the finish.