- My Rating: [B-], I gave it a (3.4 of 5) on Ratebeer.com
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.