Pikes Beer Company Passionfruit Belgian Witbier

Pikes Beer Company

Published April 10, 2019

Pikes' second limited release for 2019 sticks to many of the themes of their first, adding fruit (and many other things) to a beer with roots in Europe. The Belgian witbier was inspired by the Hurricane cocktail and uses passionfruit pulp in generous quantities alongside Riverland-sourced orange and lemon zest, vanilla beans, cloves, nutmeg and cinnamon.

As is typical for the style, it pours a very pale and hazy yellow, with a solid, bright white and fluffy head and a quite sprightly carbonation. Aromas are dominated by yeast-derived esters alongside clove, a touch of orange citrus, with the passionfruit taking a back seat. There's plenty going on flavour wise, where the wheat meets a slight sweetness from the passionfruit and orange before the clove-led spiciness arrives. They work well together, and there's no hint of the six percent alcohol content either.

Matt King

Passionfruit Witbier
Pikes Beer Company

233 Polish Hill River Road
Polish Hill River
SA 5453

(08) 8843 4370
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