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Friday, August 12th 2011

Summer Wit
(Wild Onion Brewing Company)

New to cans this summer from Wild Onion is this seasonal offering. It only makes sense for a brewery that's already putting some beers in cans to get something out for the summer market. In today's craft beer world SUMMER + CANS = Cha-Ching!

From the Wild Onion Brewing site:

"Light and refreshing, this Belgian-style wheat beer is subtly spiced with orange and coriander for perfect summer harmony."

The CAN reads:

"Our warm weather seasonal is perfect for enjoying the long-awaited days of spring and summer.  This Belgian-style White Ale is traditionally brewed from a large dose of wheat malt and a splash of coriander and orange peel."


Here we go...

Pour - bright golden pour with surprising clarity for the style.  Dozens of tiny white bubbles push easily to the top of the glass and produce a big, fluffy, bone-white head.  Thick, ropey curtains of lacing cling to the glass as the head recedes.


Aroma - nose is full of sour citrus and some wet biscuit and sweet wheat notes emerge as it warms.  


Taste - A very sour start fades into a tart middle and the moderately high carbonation leads us to a semi-dry, reasonably clean finish.  The coriander is more prevalent as it warms up, which adds some complexity to an otherwise straightforward summer witbier.


Overall - Wild Onion’s offering is a good representation of how American brewers have taken to Witbiers and other Belgians and stayed true to the style.       


Would I buy more of it? - Like most beers of the style, this one would be good to have on hand for cooler summer days, and might be best enjoyed when paired with complementary foods.   


Note - Wild Onion Brewing is now canning five different brews! They're also going down in the craft can record books for being the first American brewery to can a pumpkin ale! 




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Summer Wit
Style: American Pale Wheat Ale
Brewery: The Wild Onion Brewing Company/The Onion Pub and Brewery
Lake Barrington, Illinois  
United States  
Container: 12 oz. can
Malts: ???
Hops: ???
ABV: 4.4%
IBUs: ???
Date: August 12th, 2011

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