Madocke Witbier


“Hazy white beer with a full refreshing taste. Intensely aromatic with lots of lemon and spicy characters.”

Glassware: Stemmed tulip.

Appearance: Slightly hazy, pale light yellow pour with high Co2 activity and a thumb of fizzy white head capping it off. Retention is pretty good, webbed lacing clinging to the glass as it ebbs.

Aroma: We actually had to delve back into our websites history to find out the last time we reviewed a Witbier. It was Dogfish Head’s “Namaste” back in 2016! So it’s fair to say we’re not the biggest fans of the style haha. Anywho, let’s crack on. Conventional type of aroma. Spearheaded by the spicy phenols, fresh citrus/rind and vanilla. Some mild pepper and herbal notes, maybe a subtle doughy malt profile also.

Flavour: It’s very the nose it’s phenolic, spicy and a little citrusy with a suggestion of vanilla developing in the mid-palate. It’s notably clean and refreshing, promoted by the gentle bitterness. Light herbals, oats and bready malts then lead in to a bone dry finish with ultra-fine yeast phenols and lemon on the back end.

Mouthfeel: Nice and crisp, light on and effervescent. Mild-moderate body and the 4.5% ABV is spot on.

Overall: Our first entry for this Gold Coast brewery. We’ve actually had an eye on them for a while but never took the next step. We’re not really blown away by this one but we have high hopes for the rest of the range.