Madcap Belgian White Ale - Tree Brewing
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3.53/5 rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
330ml bottle, a single from a like-minded six-pack.
This beer pours a cloudy medium golden yellow hue, with three fingers of thin, bulbous, foamy white head, which leaves a few prominent buttes of lace around the glass as it quite lazily recedes.
It smells of crisp, semi-sweet wheat malt, toasted biscuit, some clove/black pepper spiciness, a slight candy sugar note, and mild earthy hops. The taste is sharp, grainy wheat malt, an ethereal tart citrus fruit character, sassy white/green/black pepper mill dust, a bit of fading clove/coriander earthiness, and some understated herbal, weedy hop pangs.
The carbonation is rather lively at first, and settles into a dull hum thereafter, the body medium-light in weight, and haltingly smooth, what with the bubbles being what they are. It finishes off-dry the wheatiness trending to the sweet, with the muddled fruit and spice blindly lending a hand.
Not a bad witbier, a tad more astringent than generally preferred, and weirdly drinkable at the same rate - the fruit/spice component feeling kind of dialed in, though. Anyhow, worth a try, if only to commemorate the summer of 2012 that was.
Serving type: bottle
09-12-2012 03:05:10 | More by biboergosum
3.48/5 rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
341ml bottle poured into tulip 9/5/12
A hazy golden yellow with enough clarity too see a few bubbles floating up to a short lived two finger foam that ends up as an island of foam that leaves a couple distinct rings of lace
S clove, citrus and some cereal with faint bubblegum
T not far from the smell, not a spicy citrus bomb I think of when drinking a Wit but it works, a little herbal hops works well in a strange way
M a little foamy as soon as it enters your mouth and fairly light bodied for sure, a little wheat and lemon on the finish
O decent beer that's fairly easy too drink, not nailing the style outright but drinkable stuff with a hot sun
perhaps a German got in to a Belgian brew-house because I'm not picking up on many adjuncts I think of when drinking a Wit, that being said it works well enough and went down in no time
Serving type: bottle
05-10-2012 05:48:23 | More by wordemupg
Madcap Belgian White Ale from Tree Brewing
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