Breckenridge White Ale

Colorado
United States
Breckenridge White Ale, Breckenridge Brewery
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
84
Aroma:
20 / 24
Flavor:
35 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20
Description 

Breckenridge Brewery’s rendition of the Belgian-style witbier is brewed with a balance of malted and unmalted wheat, zesty orange peel and freshly-ground coriander for an elegant harmony of citrus spice and malty sweetness. Light in both color and body, our unfiltered & refreshing White Ale might make you long for a rustic picnic bench somewhere with an open field and a mountain view.

Profile

ABV: 
4.8%
IBUs: 
14
Served at: 
41º
Hops: 
Magnum, Saaz, Willamette
Malts: 
Pale, Malted Red Wheat, Munich 10L, Raw White Wheat
Judges Review 
Michael Heniff's picture
Judges Rating:
84
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

Breckenridge White Ale by Breckenridge Brewery is a Witbier and is being evaluated as a Witbier (category 24A in the 2015 BJCP Beer Style Guidelines). Witbiers are Belgian-style wheat ales noted for their citrusy and perfumy flavors (derived from spices and yeast) and refreshing character. Typical to style, Breckenridge White Ale is brewed with coriander and orange peel.

This beer pours straw golden in color, lightly hazy, with a big, fluffy, mousse-like white head. The aroma is of fragrant, citrusy coriander with a hint of black pepper and wheat. The flavor again displays the perfumy coriander but balances more evenly with wheat. The beer finishes dry and crisp with a moderate bitterness and a touch of astringency. The coriander in the aroma starts off fresh and inviting but becomes more subdued in the flavor profile. The finish is a somewhat harsh collaboration of dryness, bitterness and astringency.

Brewery Introduction

Back in the 1980s, our founder Richard Squire was your typical ski bum – with one significant difference. He had a knack for making extraordinary home brews. For years, only his closest friends were able to enjoy his creations, but it didn’t take long for Richard to realize that his talents... Read More

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