Belgian-style witbier is brewed using unmalted wheat, sometimes oats and malted barley. Witbiers are spiced with coriander and orange peel. A style that dates back hundreds of years, it fell into relative obscurity until it was revived by Belgian brewer Pierre Celis in the 1960s. This style is currently enjoying a renaissance, especially in the American market. “Wit” means “white.”
Category: Wheat Beers
- Moules and Frites
- Panna Cotta
- Optimal Wit, Port City Brewing Co.
- Ommegang Witte Ale, Brewery Ommegang
- White, Allagash Brewing Co.
Straw to Pale
Fast Rising Bubbles
Not Detectable to Mild
Hop flavor and aroma are not perceived to low. Hop bitterness is low, achieved traditionally by the use of noble-type hops
Malt aroma and flavor are very low to low
Unfiltered starch and yeast haze should be part of the appearance. Wits are traditionally bottle-conditioned and served cloudy
Pilsner, Flaked Wheat, Unmalted Wheat, and occasionally oats and malted barley