ABV: 5.2 IBU: 20
Oskar Blues Brewery Priscilla Wit
What the brewers say
“This AmeriCAN take on the Belgian classic wit features orange peel and coriander spice. Priscilla’s zesty citrus and light fresh baked bread aromas mix with spicy, fruity fermentation.”
What our panel thought
Aroma: “Gentle wheat presence, bready and balanced, then orange peel and orange creamsicle emerge, along with some lemon esters and fruity esters. Coriander and floral come through on the retronasal, and gentle banana notes appear as the beer warms.”
Flavor: “Starts with a rich, bready wheat and a touch of sweetness that gives way to a blend of citrus and peppery phenols. Incredibly fruity, with watermelon, bubblegum, cherry, and orange, balancing superbly with the spicy, peppery phenols and coriander. The soft body and the carbonation perfectly heighten the flavors. The dry finish makes you want another sip.”
Overall: “Everything is balanced, solid, and simple—it’s rich compared to other wits out there, and the touch of sweetness is a nice accent. It’s what you want and what you deserve in a wit beer.”
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