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Empire Brewing Co.

Empire Brewing Co.
Belgian Style White Aphro Wit Ale

Category: Witbier

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 6%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended

Empire Brewing Co.
Belgian Style White Aphro Wit Ale

Category: Witbier

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 6%
Hazy light gold color. Spicy aromas of lemongrass,cardamom and coriander, candied lavender, lemon-mango chutney, and piña colada made with gin with a satiny, finely carbonated, fruity medium body and a tingling, distinctive, long rose and violet water, white cranberry-kiwi relish, and pink peppercorn muffin finish. A bold, spicy, super floral wit that demands attention.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Spicy & Complex, Smooth & Mild & Sweet & Fruity
Aroma Aroma: lemongrass,cardamom and coriander, candied lavender, lemon-mango chutney, and piña colada made with gin
Taste Flavor: rose and violet water, white cranberry-kiwi relish, and pink peppercorn muffin
Bitterness Bitterness: Faint
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Peach Zabaglione, Thai Coconut Curry Scallops, Chevre
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A bold, spicy, super floral wit that demands attention.

The Producer

Empire Brewing Co.

The Producer
33 Rippleton Rd
Cazenovia, NY 13035
USA
1 315-665-2337

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.