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Ghostfish Brewing Company Shrouded Summit
76 out of 100
Ghostfish Brewing Company Shrouded Summit

Style: Witbier

ABV: 4.0 IBU: 25

76/100
Aroma: 10
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 15
Mouthfeel: 3

Ghostfish Brewing Company Shrouded Summit

What the brewers say

“A wintry burst of juniper and citrus, on an updraft of Belgian-style aromatics. This beer was our ‘Everest’—a proper witbier, without wheat or barley.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “A big hit of citrus, more from the esters than from the peel—almost like a saison. White grape and peppery phenols, a bit of sulfur, and a metallic character. Raw wheat, bready malt, and wheat graininess, with vanilla tartness and richness on top.”

Flavor: “Orange, with some of the bitter pith and zest. Lemony citrus and white grape with some funkiness and tartness that compete with the coriander and peppery phenols. Moderately low sweetness, and some subtle raw wheat and bready malt that didn’t quite balance with the bitterness. Body is dry, thin, and somewhat watery. There’s a carbonic bite that hangs on through the finish.”

Overall: “This is reminiscent of a very low-alcohol saison or grisette. The flavor is overly orange and bitter, which takes away from the more pleasant balance between the wheat, lemon, and vanilla. It’s drinkable, but it misses the mark on style.”

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