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Top of the Hill Restaurant & Brewery

Top of the Hill Restaurant & Brewery
Old Well White

Category: Witbier

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

Top of the Hill Restaurant & Brewery
Old Well White

Category: Witbier

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 6%
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.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Crisp & Light, Smooth & Mild & Sweet & Fruity
Aroma Aroma: fresh parsley, raspberry leaf, sauvignon blanc, and cider
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of orange kombucha, strawberry greens, and coriander seed
Bitterness Bitterness: Faint
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own
Recipes Pairing: Grilled Salmon, Veggie Frittata, Chevre
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A crisp and inviting example of witbier.

The Producer

Top of the Hill Rest. & Brewery

The Producer
100 E. Franklin
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
USA
1 919-929-8676

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.