Doin' Thyme Witbier

North Carolina
United States
Doin' Thyme Witbier by Birdsong Brewing Co.
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
82
Aroma:
20 / 24
Flavor:
32 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
14 / 20
Description 

Our innovative Belgian-style wheat uses coriander, lemon peel, and fresh thyme for a crisp, refreshing Springtime treat. Using locally grown thyme from 100 Gardens in Charlotte, Birdsong is pleased to donate a portion of Doin' Thyme sales to help 100 Gardens in its quest to engage students and incarcerated individuals in learning new skills and actively helping the community.

Profile

ABV: 
4.3%
IBUs: 
15
Served at: 
40-45º
Hops: 
Cascade, Fuggle
Malts: 
2 Row, Raw Wheat, Flaked Oats, Red Wheat
Judges Review 
Dan Martich's picture
Judges Rating:
82
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
32 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
14 / 20

Doin' Thyme by Birdsong Brewing is being evaluated as a Spice, Herb or Vegetable Beer (Category 30A) from the 2015 BJCP guidelines. 

Poured into a glass this beer's appearance is light golden yellow, with a hazy clarity. It carried a large foamy white head, that lasts and lasts. The aroma, typical of a Witbier, greeted the olfactory senses, with coriander, black peppercorns and clove. There's also a low amount of wheat malt sharpness. 

The flavor delivered a moderately low amount of malt sweetness with the aforementioned spices. However, there's an added spice not detected in the aroma, is that rosemary, oregano, or sage? After a few more sips Thyme reveals itself. It becomes an interesting flavor profile to complement the other spices in a broth like experience. The hop bitterness is very low as it allows the spices to take center stage in adding dimension to this Witbier. The finish is delicately spicy and invites another sip. 

The medium-light body, and light creaminess makes this beer quaffable, and has a very dry mouthfeel.  

This is a beer that is subjective to interpretation by the drinker, based on the spices, which by the way, work very well together. I'd pair this beer with a veggie pizza to complement the wheat malt sharpness and spices, with the acidity of the tomato sauce and vegetables.