About Witbier

About Witbier
Witbier or wit beers are pale straw to deep golden in color and range in alcohol from 4.5-5%. These unfiltered beers are a style of flavored wheat beer, and derive much of their flavoring from bitter curaçao orange peel, coriander and other spices. This style is distinctly Belgian in origin and has seen resurgence in recent decades. It is now widely produced in the US as a summer seasonal. Noteworthy example of this style include: Hoegaarden White Beer, Unibroue Blanche de Chambly, and Brouwerij de Gouden Boom Blanche de Bruges. Pair with Thai noodles or baked chicken.

Top Picks for Witbier

Great Lakes Brewing Co. Holy Moses White Ale
93 points
Bright golden yellow color. Citrusy, savory aromas and flavors of quesadillas, lemon pepper bread, dried banana, and five spice with a supple, crisp, finely carbonated, dryish light-to-medium body and a smooth, interesting, medium-length finish that presents notes of orange banana soufflé, lightly spiced nuts, and watercress and sprouts finish. A very tasty, refreshing, not too spicy witbier for summer crushing.
Damm Brewery Inedit Witbier
92 points
Golden yellow color. Aromas and flavors of honey, herb crackers, banana souffle, and cracked coriander with a lean, bright, spritzy, dry-yet-fruity light body and a fast finish displaying notes of club soda, underripe tropical fruit, and chai finish. A light and lean Witbier refresher; tasty and pairable for the summer table.
Unibroue Blanche De Chambly Belgian-Style White Ale
91 points
Minutely hazy gold color. Aromas and flavors of orange scented candle, herbed banana bread toast, and citrus vinaigrette with a sharp, foamy, full body and a breezy finish evoking notes of quince and melon in cream, arugula and shaved carrot, and wheat wafer finish. A very lively witbier to liven up a meal.
Unibroue Blanche de Chambly Belgian-Style White Ale
90 points
Golden yellow color. Toasty aromas and flavors of floral talc, egg sandwich, and banana chips with a round, crisp, finely carbonated, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a sleek, appealing, relaxed finish that shows suggestions of wheat cracker and banana pudding finish. A refreshing delicately balanced witbier.
Brasserie Lefebvre Blanche de Bruxelles Belgian White Ale
89 points
Minutely hazy yellow color. Floral, citrusy aromas and flavors of dried lavender, lemon soufflé, and coriander and grains of paradise with a silky, crisp, effervescent, light-to-medium body and a smooth, appealing, medium-long finish that exhibits suggestions of frosted wheat nut pastry, honeyed clementine and apple and pear finish. A very pretty and very refreshing witbier that hits the floral spicy mark with grace.
Top of the Hill Restaurant & Brewery Old Well White
88 points
Brilliant light gold color. Herbal, grassy, musty, floral aromas and flavors of fresh parsley, raspberry leaf, sauvignon blanc, and cider with a lightly tannic, crisp, spritzy, dry-yet-fruity light body and a sleek, charming, short finish with notes of orange kombucha, strawberry greens, and coriander seed finish. A crisp and inviting example of witbier.
pFriem Wit
88 points
Bright yellow straw color. Spicy, savory aromas and flavors of moroccan orange spice cake, banana bread, and polenta with a satiny, bright, finely carbonated, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a compelling, medium-long finish with overtones of wafer cookie, kiwi marmalade, romaine and apple salad, and zucchini finish. A nicely polished and table-friendly witbier with a subtle range of flavors.
Unlawful Assembly Brewing Co. Deviant Behavior Wit
87 points
Hazy yellow straw color. Aromas of freshly baked bread, sweet cream, and Dijon with a supple, crisp, effervescent, fruity light body and an interesting, relaxed water crackers, sliced banana, coriander, and jasmine tea finish. A crushable Witbier with a creamy mouthfeel and friendly style.
Collesi Blanche Ale
85 points
Hazy golden yellow color. Aromas of cracked coriander, allspice, lime vinaigrette, and leather with a supple, crisp, spritzy, dry-yet-fruity light body and a sleek, brisk ripe plantain and orange segments in cream finish. A breezy and spicy witbier for food pairing.
Brasserie Schoune La Blanche de Quebec White Beer
83 points
Minutely hazy golden yellow color. Aromas of banana herb muffin, hard-boiled egg, lemon soufflé, and toasted fruitcake with a supple, crisp, effervescent, dryish light body and an effortless, brisk turnip and jicama, unripe apple and pear in cream, communion wafer, and spritzy mineral water finish. A pleasant, easy-going witbier quaffer.