Community Witbier

Texas
United States
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
82
Aroma:
20 / 24
Flavor:
32 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20
Description 

Belgian-style Witbier brewed as an homage to the late & great Pierre Celis.  Brewed in a traditional manner, using un-malted wheat as our base and lightly spiced with freshly ground sweet & bitter orange peel and coriander seed.  The hops are minimal, keeping the focus on the wheat, spices, and the unique character created by authentic Belgian yeast strains. Winner of 2014 World Beer Cup Gold and 2016 GABF Bronze.

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ABV: 
5.2%
IBUs: 
18
Served at: 
52º
Judges Review 
Nelson Crowle's picture
Judges Rating:
82
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
32 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

Community Witbier by Community Beer Co. is being evaluated as BJCP 2015 style 24A - Witbier. Pours a whitish cloudy deep straw with a large white head of tiny and small bubbles that fades to a quarter inch layer that is persistent. Medium bread dough and bread crusts greets the nose, with moderate orange zest character, and medium-light limey black pepper notes that might be coriander (typical for the style). No hops in the aroma, and light fruity notes of apricot from the yeast.

The flavor starts with bread crust and orange zest notes, with slight offputting soapy notes. Moderate floral hop flavor and low hop bittering. The body is medium with some viscosity from the wheat, and with moderate carbonation. This beer hits all the points of the style but has minor flavors that are distracting - possibly also too much coriander or other spices for balance. The spicy and citrusy notes might contrast well with a sweeter spicy food like Chinese Orange chicken with honey.

Brewery Introduction

For centuries, beer has brought people together, transcending identity or class. We at Community we believe that it can be a integral part of influencing local culture and creating memorable experiences. We strive to create the highest quality craft brews we can, while creating an environment... Read More

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