Annabel Lee White

Maryland
United States
Annabel Lee White RavenBeer
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
85
Aroma:
21 / 24
Flavor:
35 / 40
Appearance:
4 / 6
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20
Description 

A Belgian style "wit" (white) beer that is meant for to cool you off in the hot weather. (or any other time). Light effervescent, refreshing and slightly sour. Refreshing with slight citrus, coriander & sour orange peel notes.

Profile

ABV: 
4.5%
IBUs: 
8
Served at: 
45° F
Hops: 
Tettnang
Malts: 
Two-Row Pale, Raw Wheat, Light Munich
Judges Review 
Phil Farrell's picture
Judges Rating:
85
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
4 / 6
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

A hazy, light, straw-colored beer sits before me with just a trace of white bubbles ringing the glass. The aroma is slightly spicy with hints of citrusy orange. As it warms, there is a distinct bready wheat aroma with the spice becoming more distinctly coriander with slight notes of clove and vanilla. Everything is very subtle and pleasant. Even when I swirl the glass, the beer refuses to form a noticeable or lasting head even with sufficient carbonation. The flavors are light and consistent with the aroma. The taste buds get the same treat as the nostrils, with a little orange, coriander and bread followed quickly by just enough bitterness to allow for a touch of sweetness in the finish. This beer is very light on the palate.  There is a little orange peel tartness on the tip of the tongue as well as a wheat flour coating in the middle that sometimes comes from unmalted wheat. Both add a little complexity to the overall experience. I also detect just a touch of drying oxidation, which is not uncommon with beer styles that are delicate like this one. A very refreshing summer wheat beer. 

Brewery Introduction

RavenBeer is brewed in Baltimore, MD, and is inspired by Edgar Allan Poe. 

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