Blood Orange Imperial Wit - Maumee Bay Brewing Company
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4.05/5 rDev +4.1%
10 kegs were brewed exclusively for the 2012 Glass City Beer Fest and the remainder sold on tap at the brewery until it sowas gone.
This beer is a thick orange color, essentially translucent, with a fluffy white crown that shows some staying power as well as stick, leaving ample lacing as it drops.
There's plenty of orange in here, as a good mix of both pulp and rind (zest) are evident and, especially in the flavor, plenty of juiciness. A lightly bitter punch of hops that might be considered generous for a typical wit but don't throw things off add balance and complexity underneath a backbone of pale wheat (I believe white wheat was used). This beer is complex and big, but a touch of ethanol kick in just at the end.
The mouthfeel, particularly for a wit, is big. It's thick but still remains crisp. The mouthfeel is the most interesting aspect of this take on a witbier, as it's huge compared to the light, soft feel common to the style but it doesn't seem overblown. Just the fact that it's thick without being too heavy and the crisp bite never dies is impressive, as well as smoothness that's filling without being excessively heavy.
03-15-2012 13:52:18 | More by Brenden
Blood Orange Imperial Wit from Maumee Bay Brewing Company
- out of 100 based on 9 ratings.