Woodland Witbier – Coal Harbour Brewing Co. (Vancouver, BC, Canada)

Woodland Witbier – Coal Harbour Brewing Company, 5.25% ABV, 650ml, (Vancouver, BC, Canada) (*local BC craft beer)

on the front-right label:

“A West Coast take on a Belgian classic. Orange zest and spices provide a citrusy tropical taste playing on top of a crisp light base of wheat and pilesner malt [sic]. Magnum, Cascade and Meridian hops add a pleasing punch to the aroma and flavour”

Ingredients: Pilsener malt, wheat malt, flaked wheat, flaked oats, hops, sweet orange, bitter orange, coriander, szechuan pepper.


  • Style: (spiced – coriander, orange peel, szechuan pepper) Witbier
  • Taste: Mouthful micro-fizz CO2 tangy pukey banana wheat malt coriander
  • Where I got it : BC Liquor Stores
  • How much: $6 CAD – 330ml., February 2016
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
  • Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: mmm, nay.

Visual: Pours mostly opaque golden orange with a small 0.5cm lasting super creamy head, a plethora of clustered active streams.

Nose: big orange citrus, banana wheat malt, light wheat malt funk. (lvl-6)-pungency

Attack: crisp, mouthful of micro-fizzy/tingly CO2

Mid-palate: tangy pukey-bitter banana wheat malt, background orange oils, (lvl-3-sweetness), short sour, floral honey nuances

Finish: subtle pepper spicy, coriander dry, residual citrusy wheat, subtle hopped finish

Summary: This one is quite full-on wheat malt accompanied by a good citrus element. There’s a bit of astringency in there, but otherwise quite enjoyable. It has more pronounced spices than other witbiers I’ve had.