Belgian blue original wheat ale


imagePicked this up from Dan Murphy’s purely as a curiosity buy. It comes across as a cheap contract brew but a quick look on the breweries web page and the conclusion is that it looks legit. Let’s see how it fares.

Served into a weizen glass the appearance displays a clear gold with a big, frothy 3 finger crown that retains well, eventually reducing and holding at about 1cm. Good head retention, resulting in thick soapy lacing on the glass. Not a great deal off the nose. Initially dry and fruity with hints of lemon sherbert, taking us back to Saturday sports and post game canteen lollies but as we let it warm undertones of peppery spice, banana, white bread and candy come out. Medium carbonation with a smooth mouthfeel. Quite light on. Initially the taste is citrus-fruity with a mild tartness that leads to hints of Belgian yeast and that certain banana flavour in the mid-palate. It’s finished off by a slightly dry, spicy/herbal finish. Average length. 4.5% ABV. We weren’t expecting a whole lot but to be honest it was actually well executed. Definitely not life changing but it’s sessional and it’s light. Not bad.