Witbier, white beer, bière blanche, or simply witte is a style of beer brewed with a large amount of wheat malt and is commonly known for being brewed in Belgium and the Netherlands. And gets it’s white beer name from the suspended yeast and wheat proteins that make a Witbier beer look a bit hazy and white when cold.
Witbier descends from the medieval beers traditionally brewed without hops and were flavoured with blend of spices and plants known as gruit. However gruit is still used by micro breweries today but mainly consists of a mix of coriander, orange, orange bitter and hops making a slightly hoppy beer only.
So in our never ending search for amazing craft beers we went looking for the best Witbier in Australia and was soon travelling down to the Mornington Peninsula brewery. And choosing the right micro brewery was an important decision because we haven’t featured a Witbier craft beer before and wanted to ensure we were dealing with not only a trusted micro brewery but one that features Witbier as one of their signature craft beers.
And so without any further suspense, the Witbier selected for this months Beer Of The Month Club members is brewed by the Mornington Peninsula Micro Brewery down on the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria.
Beer Of The Month: Mornington Peninsula Witbier
Style: Belgian Witbier
ABV: 4.7 %
Mornington Witbier is a Belgian style wheat beer that pours a hazy pal straw colour along with a densely packed head packed full of fun. It is brewed with wheat and barley malts as well as traditional coriander and dried citrus peel thus keeping with tradition and is supported by spice and pepper notes. It creates a wonderful mix of citrus flavours with lively carbonation and a light tart finish making it a refreshing summer ale.
In conclusion, the Mornington Peninsula Witbier is a perfect craft beer to enjoy a bottle or two or as a sessional beer in the hotter months.
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