Now for whatever reason, Belgian witbiers don’t seem that popular in Australia, which is somewhat ironic as they seem to suit our climate well. And they seem to be well received each time a wit features in our beer packs, so I guess we’ll keep finding new ones to put in our packs.
Produced for the European summer, it is always interesting to see a brewery take on a traditional beer style from another country. But the Netherlands and Belgium are next door neighbours, with lots of Belgian beers finding their way into Dutch bars and bottle shops so we’d expect Uiltje have tasted more than a few.
Our beer is a lively, golden colour with good aroma of bready malt, orange citrus and coriander. It has a crisp body with good carbonation as you’d expect from a witbier. They are always light with the bubbles of flavour dancing across your tongue.
There is a soft fruitiness that gives the mouthfeel a little more weight, though balanced out with the crispness of the wheat malt, some hop bitterness and a spicy yeast tingle on the finish.