Category 12 Waveform Witbier

C12_waveformBrewer: Category 12, Central Saanich, BC
Style: Witbier
ABV: 5.3%
IBUs: 19

Description: The latest offering from Category 12, which is part of their summer releases (alongside their Insubordinate Session IPA), the Waveform is brewed in the conventional Belgian-style of wheat ale. Wheat malt, East Kent Goldings hops, cardamom seeds and grapefruit peel combine to create a refreshing ale perfect for the summer heat!

 

Tasting Notes: This beer put me in mind of Blanche de Chambly, another great and refreshing Witbier (aka. “white ale”). Smooth, subtle, varied in flavor profile, and with a nice, refreshing finish, this beer is definitely a good summer ale. The addition of cardamom spice and citrus peel was definitely a nice addition, enhancing what is already there thanks to wheat malt and Belgian yeasts.

Appearance: Light golden, cloudy, good foam retention and carbonation
Nose: Gentle wheat malt, yeast, citrus, coriander spice
Taste: Smooth malt, crisp, effervescent yeast, citrus zest, hint of coriander
Aftertaste: Clean finish, malt flavor, mild lingering yeast
Overall: 8.5/10

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