Grainwave

Colorado
United States
Grainwave, CERIA Brewing Co.
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
80
Aroma:
18 / 24
Flavor:
30 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20
Description 

Brewed with coriander and blood orange peel, Grainwave is a refreshing, medium bodied, zero percent alcohol version of a Belgian White Ale that pairs well with seafood and white meat dishes.

Profile

ABV: 
0.0%
IBUs: 
12
Served at: 
38 - 40º F
Hops: 
Hallertau, Noble hops
Malts: 
Wheat, Oats, Two-Row Pale
Judges Review 
Dan Preston's picture
Judges Rating:
80
Aroma:
18 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
30 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Grainwave by CERIA Brewing Co. is a Belgian style non-alcoholic beer that probably falls closest to a Witbier (BJCP 2015 category 24A). This beer pours a bright hazy straw color with lots of fizzy tiny bubbles that keep an ever-present rim of white head going. The aroma is that of sweet candied orange peel and spices like white peppercorn, coriander and chamomile followed by a thin pizza crust-like malt character. The flavor is similar, but a bit more one-dimensional. Some light doughy and crackery malt character is there for body, but it’s largely focused towards sweet citrus peel. There is low bitterness and very low hop character with maybe a hint of light grassy/earthy Saaz-like hops. Overall it’s a lot like a normal wit, but with a bit more body/sweetness. I’ve never had a non-alcoholic beer before, but it was not clear that this was the case while drinking this brew.

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