Full Review

Collesi

Collesi
Blanche Belgian-Style White Beer

Category: Witbier

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 5%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended

Collesi
Blanche Belgian-Style White Beer

Category: Witbier

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 5%
Minutely hazy golden yellow color. Herbal, spicy aromas of fresh chives, powdered ginger, and salad greens with a soft, bright, spritzy, fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, short mandarin and lime puree, soda crackers, coriander and black pepper crostini, and lavender finish. An easy-drinking witbier for sunny days and session drinking.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Crisp & Light, Sweet & Fruity & Smooth & Mild
Aroma Aroma: fresh chives, powdered ginger, and salad greens
Taste Flavor: mandarin and lime puree, soda crackers, coriander and black pepper crostini, and lavender
Bitterness Bitterness: Faint
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Pear and Blue Cheese Salad, Veggie Frittata, Chevre
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An easy-drinking witbier for sunny days and session drinking.

The Producer

Fabbrica della Birra Tenute Collesi Srl

The Producer
Loc. Pian della Serra
Apecchio, 61042
Italy
39 -075-933118

Witbier

Beer Glass Pokal Gold.jpg
Serve in a Pokal
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.