Big Rock Brewery – 2015 Rhubarb Witbier Review
Big Rock Urban Brewery’s brewmaster Jody Hammel has released his first seasonal brew in the form of the Rhubarb Wit. Brewed with BC rhubarb this (late) summer seasonal pours from the classically labeled bomber bottle as a heavily clouded golden-orange colour with a finger and a half of thick head which settles without a trace. From the Big Rock Rhubarb Wit comes a wheaty aroma with light citrus tones. Smelling the beer alone it would be difficult to call out Rhubarb but a sour bite hits the nostrels to give a kick to the summer beer. The body is light and wheat-forward with the citrus tones coming through up front. A mild acidity comes through as well from the rhubarb along with the lightly sweet sour tone that you get from a bite of rhubarb after dipping the end in a pinch of sugar. The sweet and sour is not actually that intense but the feeling that engulphs the palate is similar to this childhood experience. The Big Rock Rhubarb wit is light and smooth with a mild sour tone to go with a pinch of sweetness making a tasty and sessionable summer beer.
Alcohol – 5.0%
IBU – 12
Size – 650ml
Price – $7.50 (Craft Retailer)