Sunday, April 23, 2017

Summit Wit Bier

Summit Wit Bier. 4.8% ABV. 15 IBU. Available only on draft and in the Boundary Waters sampler pack.

Heavily clouded, pale yellow, large and lasting ivory cap on top, leaving lace.

In the nose: soft and sweet, coriander pops out. Flood of citrus. Right on for style.

In the mouth: Sweet and fruity starts it off. All is soft and smooth. Medium bodied, light and quite consumable. Minor hop bitterness. Just enough spice. this will be really good in the summertime. Hope it lasts that long.

Good wit and you can drink it.

"A traditional Belgian white beer with aromas of spice, citrus and flowers, this summertime thirst-quencher puts the "rad" in "traditional." Kettle additions of orange peel, grains of paradise and fresh-ground coriander give this refreshing, citrusy and herbal ale a light body and slightly tart, dry finish. Find Summit Wit Bier on draft and in 12-oz. cans, exclusively inside the Boundary Waters Box."

This is not their first wit, over at Summit. I recall many years ago, eleven to be exact, that they released a version of a wit called Scandia, for some reason. It was made unique with the addition of cardamom, added to the coriander and orange peel of a traditional wit. It didn't really work. They continued to make it until 2009, when it was discontinued. I never understood, either, the emphasis on Norwegian roots when making their first Belgian-style beer. This one I can dig, for real. Though I don't know why there's a cow on the can.

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