While De Molen is more renowned for their big dark imperial stouts, porters and barrel-aged beers, they do turn their hand to some of the lighter styles as well.
The White Witch is De Molen’s take on a Belgian saison; with a twist. This saison is dry-hopped with both Cascade and Amarillo hops.
The beer pours a hazy straw colour, with a foamy white head. The nose is a mix of light saison funky yeast, and tropical fruit hops.
Early flavour is of sweet tropical fruits, and crisp malts. There is an earthy minerality in the body, which comes through and lingers. A real hop zing persists, giving prickly spices and fruit sweetness.
In the aftertaste, the minerality disappears before the long hop bitterness, with a very dry finish. And interesting take on a beer style which is quickly becoming very broad indeed.