Ghost­fish Shrouded Sum­mit

Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine - - Witbier -

ABV: 4% | IBUS: 25 | SRM: N/A What the brewer says

“A win­try burst of ju­niper and cit­rus, on an up­draft of Bel­gian-style aro­mat­ics. This beer was our ‘Ever­est’—a proper wit­bier, with­out wheat or bar­ley.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “A big hit of cit­rus, more from the es­ters than from the peel—al­most like a sai­son. White grape and pep­pery phe­nols, a bit of sul­fur, and a metal­lic char­ac­ter. Raw wheat, bready malt, and wheat grain­i­ness, with vanilla tart­ness and rich­ness on top.” Fla­vor: “Orange, with some of the bit­ter pith and zest. Lemony cit­rus and white grape with some funk­i­ness and tart­ness that com­pete with the co­rian­der and pep­pery phe­nols. Moderately low sweet­ness, and some sub­tle raw wheat and bready malt that didn’t quite bal­ance with the bit­ter­ness. Body is dry, thin, and some­what wa­tery. There’s a car­bonic bite that hangs on through the fin­ish.” Over­all: “This is rem­i­nis­cent of a very low-al­co­hol sai­son or grisette. The fla­vor is overly orange and bit­ter, which takes away from the more pleas­ant bal­ance be­tween the wheat, le­mon, and vanilla. It’s drink­able, but it misses the mark on style.”

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