Brewed by Eight Degrees Brewing
Style: Witbier
Mitchelstown, Ireland
Serve in Tumbler, Weizen


on tap


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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.31/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 55   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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Belgium and New Zealand? Two countries that have nothing in common and are, literally, poles apart. It’s Old World vs New World, flat land or high volcanic mountains, chocolate and waffles vs cows and sheep,; the capital of the EU or Antipodean wilderness, Mannekin Pis vs hobbits… But sometimes opposites do attract, especially when you brew a complex Belgian-style wit beer using aromatic New Zealand hops. Instead of using adjuncts, we carefully selected hops to take their place, brewing with Southern Cross for lemon and Pacific Jade to impart a black pepper flavour. Are all wit beers almost exactly the same – or is that an oxymoron? (With apologies – but not many of them – to Scott.)
Style: Kiwi Wit
Malt: wheat and malted wheat
Hops: Pacific Jade, Southern Cross

Tasting notes
Colour/appearance: hazy straw in the glass with a fluffy white head. Aroma: light lemon zest with a spicy aroma on the nose.
Flavour: bright lemony citrus up front, with delicious tart and spicy black pepper flavours. Aftertaste: crisp and dry, with a lemon-lime aftertaste.
Food pairings: This is one seriously food-friendly beer, especially good with lighter dishes for sunshine days. Try it with – and in – a steamed mussel dish, Belgian style. The lemon flavour really acentuates the sweetness of other shellfish and seafood as well. Pair it with some oysters, crab and prawns on a seafood platter or drink it alongside any simply grilled pieces of hake or lemon sole. We wouldn’t turn it down with a fish and chip supper either. Try it with a sushi selection and soft goat’s cheese is an obvious match.

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zvikar (6519) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - NOV 4, 2016
Yellow, huge head, floral aroma, zesty, brett, green tea, mango, alcoholic flavor, floral, zesty, brett, weird, medium bodied.

DSG (15301) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 22, 2015
Bottle sample at Ariel’s farewell tasting at Max’s place. Thanks Tom L. Yellow with a big white head. Aroma of floral hops, wheat, a bit of citrus, some spiciness. Wheaty flavor, spicy, with a bit of citrus, and bitter floal hops. Quite light-bodied.

Carlowxxx (140) - Carlow, IRELAND - AUG 5, 2015
Straw, light cloudy, slight lacing
Aroma some lemon,
Palate - Medium and body, tangy citrus, spicy, alcohol is noticeable.
Overall - Found it

allmyvinyl (11073) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 20, 2015
Bottle from Craig’s. Pours hazy yellow gold with a thin white head. Aromas of lemon, light floral notes. Taste is lemon, biter finish.
Dregs run solo tasting

GlasgowTAD (1986) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUL 17, 2015
Pours a cloudy lemon yellow with a large white head. Aroma is spice and herbs, pepper and lemon. Taste is sour lemon, spices and slight citric sweet.

Bottle at cgarvieuks tasting

Stuu666 (15056) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 17, 2015
Bottle at craig’s. Pours hazy yellow, nose is floral, sherbert lemon, taste is similar, sweet, dry.

cgarvieuk (26089) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 17, 2015
bottle at home ... hazy amber ... big white head ... soft peppery fruit nose ... light floral nose ... ligth lemon zezty fruit ... light spice .. herbal fruit

weordie (1429) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUL 15, 2015
Straw coloured with a HUGE foamy head. Aroma of lemon curd and banana milkshake flavouring. Very strange taste, Not very pleasant on the initial sup, a sharp ethanol taste, but this gives way to some cloves and a pleasant bitterness. A strange beer, I’d probably not have again but did think it was worth trying.

Ungstrup (38592) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 11, 2015
Draft. A yellow beer with a white head. The aroma has notes of exotic fruits, citrus, and wheat. The flavor is sweet with notes of citrus and exotic fruits as well as wheat, leading to a dry finish.

yespr (48094) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 5, 2015
From tap. Pours cloudy yellow with a small white head. Peachy and dry herbal hoppy. Dry and citric. Herbal and dry finish.

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