Quite a few years ago while still living in London, I lined up 12 Belgian witbiers. Together with two mates, we tasted and rated them all. Our unanimous winner was Blanche De Namur.
So it was with great interest that we sourced this new beer from Brasserue Du Bocq. The brewers have taken their multi-award winning witbier and added fresh reaspberry juice.
It pours a really attractive pink colour, with a rocky white foam that lasts well into the beer. The raspberry adds a fruity aroma to the banana and bubblegum of the witbier.
In the flavour it is pretty sweet. It does have a little tartness, though the sweet is more pronounced. The beer is light and refreshing, and given the low ABV it is super easy drinking. For witbier fans, and those who like their fruit beers a bit sweeter, I’m sure this will find favour.
The flavours do disappear quickly, and the lasting raspberry flavour is a little sweet, with a slight artificial feel. Its an interesting change on the classic witbier, but I’d probably stick with the original given the choice.