Amsterdam Brewing is fast becoming a favourite of mine. I’ve had a few of their brews and none have disappointed, and this Oranje Weisse is no exception. This Canadian take on a traditional Belgian style is certainly meant for a hot summers day, but no one would fault you for drinking it any time of year.
From the brewery: A refreshing flemish style white beer brewed with two types of orange peel, coriander, and a touch of ainse. A truly unique flavour combination of citrus and light spice. All natural ingredients, unpasteurized.
Appearance: It pours beautiful. Great big, fluffy white head. Its golden in colour and slight haze – trademarks of a witbier.
Aroma: The aroma is bready/yeasty. There is a dominance of wheat, with a slight slight funk and a bit of malt.
Taste: The flavour is mainly of the wheat, but there is a good amount of orange peal coming through, with a slight spice and some coriander, bread, and lemon flavours. Very much in the traditional witbier style.
Mouthfeel: The body is light and the carbonation is moderate. Not as spritzy as some witbiers, but still light on the palate.
Overall: This is really a nice beer. Probably best on a hot day, but I think I could enjoy it all year. It’s light, refreshing and quite tasty. Quite pleasant.