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

Damm Brewery Inedit Witbier
92 points
Bright gold color. Fresh aromas and flavors of bananas in whipped cream, lady finger cookies, chamomile tea with honey, and crushed coriander with a creamy, bright, effervescent, fruity light body and a graceful, captivating, medium-length finish with notes of candied lemon peel. A fresh and creamy Witbier with exceptional balance and instant appeal.
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.
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.
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.
White Tide Belgian Wheat Ale
86 points
Cloudy light gold color. Aromas and flavors of sliced oranges, lemongrass, mimosa, caramelized parsnip, piles of coriander, and chamomile with a round, crisp, petillant, dry-yet-fruity light body and a seamless, medium-length finish. A light and citrusy Witbier for anytime sipping.
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.