Old Yale Brewing Co. – Vanishing Monk Belgian Witbier Review
In the Tall Tale series of bomber bottled beers from Chilliwack’s Old Yale Brewing Co comes the Vanishing Monk, a Belgian Witbier that is “light with refreshing Tartness”. From the bottle this wheat beer pours as a lightly cloudy, straw colour with a finger’s worth of head that leaves no lacing behind on the glass. An aroma of wheat, coriander, and citrus makes for a fresh and rather light smelling wheat beer. The body too is quite light making for a beer that goes down very easy with a light wheat and coriander flavour. The “tartness” that is referred to on the bottle is not quite what you may expect. There are no real sour tones in the profile but a light citrus flavour leans in that direction. The ‘vanishing’ part of the Vanishing Monk name refers mostly to how quickly you will drink the beer from it’s light body and extremely sessionable nature.
Alcohol – 5.0%
Hops – Citra and Galaxy
Size – 650ml bottles
Price – $6.75 (Craft Retailer)