Winema Wit

Winema Wit

Availability: Early Spring

Coming in March 2013

Everyone loves a secret—and we’ve got a tasty one for you: our Winema Wit beer. Named after a local hidden beach with expansive views and its own distinct rock formation, this brew celebrates our beautiful coast line. Fermented with Belgian yeast, Winema Wit is seasoned with orange peel, coriander and cardamom for a snappy, refreshing and fruity-spicy character. Winema Wit will soon become your new favorite discovery.

Darron's Tasting Notes

Known mostly to locals, Winema beach is one of the best kept “secrets” of our area. Winema Wit, named after this local treasure, is a new addition to our summer line-up of seasonal beers. Brewed as a Belgian-style Wit beer, it has fruity, spicy aromas and flavors from the Belgian yeast used to ferment it. Classic Belgian versions of this style are spiced with coriander and Curacao orange peel, and often including a special “secret” spice to add subtle complexity.

 
Winema Wit follows this tradition by using hand crushed whole coriander, Curacao orange peel, and toasted and crushed whole cardamom to lightly season this beer. The result is a beer that marries the fruity, spicy notes of the yeast with the orange peel, coriander and cardamom aromas, making Winema both very flavorful and subtly balanced. The hazy yellow color is a result of using the lightest barley malt, wheat malt and grains available, and omitting the filtration of this beer.
 
Well-carbonated and lightly hopped with a crisp, dry finish, Winema Wit is a perfect beer to enjoy on sunny afternoons or just kickin' back wishing you were at Winema Beach! Enjoy!

 

Pairings & Recipes

Pairings: 

Gazpacho
Fruit Salad
Crab Cakes
Prawn & Mango Skewers

 


Awards this beer has won:

 
Bronze Medal 2011 BrewNZ Beer Awards
Bronze Medal 2003 North American Beer Awards

Ingredients

Ingredients: 

Two-Row malt
Wheat malt
Flaked barley
Flaked wheat
Sterling hops
Orange peel
Coriander
Cardamom
pure local water
Pure Belgian ale yeast
 

 

Brewing Specs

Brewing Specs: 

Style:  Belgian-Style Wit Beer 
Gravity: 11.3 degrees Plato
ABV: 4.9%
Bitterness: 18 IBU
Color: Hazy Light Gold