Saturday, October 13, 2012
Wittekerke Belgian Wheat
This here is Wittekerke, authentic belgian wheat beer, 5.0% ABV. This and Bavik are produced, bottled and owned by the same company. Wittekerke is a style of beer most common to Belgium, which there are many different wheats or Wit beers. This Belgian wheat pours a very hazy light yellow whitish color with a big fluffy white head that sticks around with lots of thin lacing. Medium amounts of carbonation in the glass, but not a lot. No light really coming through the glass on this due to the belgian yeast that is used. Most of the Belgian wheats have sediment, or yeast in the bottom of the glass, because the last process of brewing or fermentation is done in the bottle. The aroma on Wittekerke is very lemony and yet smoewhat fizzy. I get a nice lemon candy scent almost like a lemon head or a nice lemon drop. There is a lemon peal scent there too, but is kind of faint. The lemon aroma has a slightly sweet nature about it that is pleasant on your nose. Now the taste on this wheat beer is a little different than some other Belgian wheats that I've have had. Wittekerke's taste has a a nice sweet lemon candy to it that is not overly lemony or strong. The lemon is weaker than I was expecting there to be. But I did find lemon to be nice and sweet enough. The sweet candy like lemon flavor really stay with you on your tongue with a nice tingle from the carbonation bubbles. The aftertaste is not lemonade like but more of a faint lemon candy with a effervescence wheat taste, but the sweet candy lemon still stays and coats your entire mouth. But Wittekerke finishes nice, crisp, and refreshing. This is not a heavy wheat beer, it doesn't stick to your stomach. Overall I would give this a B+. This is good but not the best, I really liked this, but the more I drank this the more it grew on me and became better. I would really have this again. But I think that the wheat on the lemon could've been a little stronger on it, but was good. Yeah there is slight room for improvement here, but not a lot. I would recommend this Belgian wheat, and can pick Wittekerke Belgian Wheat up at Mike's Discount Beverage, 4700 Park Rd, Charlotte, NC 28209. Cheers! Please enjoy responsibly!