Brasserie du Bocq Blanche de Na­mur

Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine - - Witbier -

ABV: 4.5% | IBUS: N/A | SRM: N/A What the brewer says

“The clas­sic wit­bier spices, co­rian­der and bit­ter orange peel, with a touch of brewer’s licorice. Low hop­ping lev­els; tra­di­tional yeast strain, and bot­tle-con­di­tioned.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “Huge cit­ronella, straw­berry, and bub­blegum with some heavy flo­ral aro­mas. Quite piney, with lemon­grass, le­mon pol­ish, gin­ger, and slight earth­i­ness. Some soft spice notes of co­rian­der and pink pep­per­corns; phe­no­lics add com­plex­ity. A touch of musty old honey as it warms.” Fla­vor: “Com­plex blend of straw­berry, bub­blegum, orange, and a touch of le­mon. The wheat char­ac­ter sup­ports and adds rich­ness; the phe­no­lics are more sub­tle than on the aroma. Slight honey sweet­ness, bright flo­ral notes, and co­rian­der spice dom­i­nate. Fin­ishes creamy with very fine car­bon­a­tion but dries out a bit too quickly, with a slight acidic af­ter­taste.” Over­all: “The es­ter com­plex­ity blends well with the wheat smooth­ness. Has a unique spice char­ac­ter. An in­trigu­ing beer that’s thirst-quench­ing and needs just that last lit­tle bit to raise it be­yond.”

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