pFriem Wit

Oregon
United States
pFriem Family Brewers Wit Witbier wheat beer
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
97
Aroma:
23 / 24
Flavor:
39 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20
Description 

It is considered polite in Belgium to stand for a toast. Stand now, and raise a glass to sweet aromas of orange and spice, light-creamy flavor and a refreshing finish. Here’s looking at you, Wit.

Profile

ABV: 
5.1%
IBUs: 
18
Served at: 
40 - 45° F
Hops: 
German Tettnang
Malts: 
Gambrinus Canadian Pilsner, Weyermann Wheat, Acidulated
Judges Review 
John C. Tull's picture
Judges Rating:
97
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
39 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

The aroma of this Witbier presents vanilla and orange-peel zest undertones, a hint of sulfur, slight perfumes from hops and yeast esters, a touch of coriander, and a sweet wheat malt breadiness that all combine to provide a very nice olfactory presentation. As the sulfur dissipates, the other, more desirable aromas are left to interplay with no distractions. The color is pale gold with only a hint of haze from yeast or proteins from malted and unmalted grains. The most notable flavor is from the grain profile: wheaty, bready, and very slightly sweet. The mild coriander and vanilla flavors provide good balance and dimension to the grains. A very slight tartness is present also, whether from yeast, bitter orange peel or both. Hop flavors are not obvious. The mouthfeel is medium-light with some creaminess that fades to a relatively dry, surprisingly long-lasting finish. All told, this is a wonderful example of a Witbier that delivers surprising complexity in a very quaffable package. If you seek a beer that delivers a lot without blowing out your palate with hops, make a bee line for this Witbier. It truly exemplifies the wonderful qualities of this uniquely Belgian beer style.

Brewery Introduction

pFriem Brewery and its award winning tasting room is located in Hood River, OR, just south of the Washington State border and across the street from the town’s beautiful Waterfront Park. Enjoy breathtaking views of the Columbia and White Salmon rivers while savoring pFriem’s core beers and... Read More

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