Description:"Redhook’s twist on the Belgian style is the addition of fresh ginger, which adds a refreshing snappiness to this lighter-bodied wheat beer. Redhook Wit is perfect for warm summer months of outdoor BBQ-ing, sitting by the pool, or just taking a break by hanging inside enjoying the AC and watching old re-runs of Gilligan’s Island.” — Redhook Ale Brewery
Random thoughts: I've tasted several witbiers recently and have enjoyed them. Wit is a brand new summer release from Redhook. I'm a big fan of Redhook's new bottle design and will soon be using them for my homebrews. This is part of my 2nd series on Summer seasonals.
The tasting: Gold in color, hazy, with a white head that dissipated slowly. Aroma of wheat. I didn't really notice anything else. Flavor bready malt, white pepper, lemon, ginger, and some tropical notes. Overall, the flavors work well together. The ginger is is a nice addition. It's subtle (as it should be), but still sufficient to provide a nice twist. The lack of hop bitterness allows the other flavors to come through. It's light bodied, has a smooth mouth feel, and finishes dry.
Rating: 3 star. Good. I would drink this again if someone gives it to me. I don't think this is good representation of a classic wit, but I enjoyed it nonetheless. The added citrus and spice flavors make it a refreshing summer beer.