Phillips Snowcase 2015 Calendar Day #14 – Phillips Wit Beer

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Phillips Snowcase 2015 Calendar Day #14

Phillips Wit Beer – Phillips Brewing, 5.0% ABV – 341ml., (Victoria, BC, Canada)

on the front-right label:

“Orange peel & coriander infuse this refreshing wit beer. This label was designed by artist Chris Dobell whose talent has brought life to our brewery signage for years. It’s a beer that inspires art, that inspires the art of brewing beer.”

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  • Style: Witbier
  • Taste: Thicker alcoholic sweet caramel roasted barley malt
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
  • Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: solid, but not noteworthy.

Visual: Pours translucent orange-yellow without much head, ringed retention, lots of steady streams, leftover sediment at the bottom of the bottle.

Nose: orange oils, banana wheat malt, apricot, alcohol. (lvl-7)-pungency

Attack: crisp-micro fizzy

Mid-palate: (lvl-2)-sweetness, (MAIN) orange peel, apricot, banana wheat malt

Finish: light pukey, light sour-zingy, coriander dryness, tangerine exhale, dry wheat malt palate-rough finish.

Summary: Decent fruity fizzy entry and mids, but I didn’t particularly enjoy the dry, rough finish.