Review: Wit, Redhook

Redhook Ale Brewery — Woodinville, WA

  • Style:  Belgian Wit
  • Bitterness:  8 IBU
  • ABV: 5.3% ABV
  • Malts:  Not specified
  • Hops:  Not specified
  • Sampled: 12 oz. bottle

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.

Have you tried Wit or any other Redhook beers?

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