Back in time for the warmer weather is Holgate's take on the Belgian witbier style, this time with a new recipe. Following in the footsteps of tweaks to many of their beers, from the Hopinator to the Pilsner, the White Ale returned late in 2011 with a different yeast strain, one that seems to have boosted its "wit-iness". A beer that was previously drier, with hints of coriander and citrus characters, now has more of both, particularly on the citrus front (thanks to the addition of oranges to the kettle), along with a touch of tartness and a dry, wheaty finish that should find plenty of beer garden dwellers feeling one simply isn't enough. The tweaking has continued in 2012, with some spicy lessons learned from the Gruit beer applied to the latest version.
Published October 24, 2011 2011-10-24 00:00:00