Wicked elf witbier


image“This is The Little Brewing Company’s version of a Belgian White Ale, a style brewed by monks in the Middle Ages and only recently revived. This beer is made using 50/50 wheat and barley malts and is ‘bottle conditioned’. ”

We are huge fans of Waz and his team’s superb range of beers. If you’re ever around Port Macquarie we would definitely urge you to pop in and trial his range fresh out of the keg. We served this in a weizen glass. The cloudy straw gold appearance whips up a rocky 1 inch white cap. Good head retention, allowing plenty of soapy lacing to be strewn all the way down the glass. The aroma is nice and heady with a subtle tart sourness that puts a slightly phenolic French saison touch on the nose. As the beer warms the initially muted wafts of banana and clove come through with coriander, lime, citrus rind and light wheat malts backing it up. Solid stuff. In the mouth it’s light and oily with moderate carbonation. Mild-medium body. The front palate offers a nice mix of herbs, sour lemon and citrus. Not overly sweet as the mid carries on from the fore flavour delivering a crisp, dry finish with a shortish lingering sourness on the back end. 5% ABV. This is a well brewed Witbier, the Belgian characters are all here with a sour, yeasty, almost saison-like spin on it. Not bad,not bad at all.