Adorned with the iconic Woodwards W. The Farmhouse Wheat Ale plays tribute to the heritage of Vancouver and the Steamworks Brewery. This beer is a spring and summer seasonal release from Steamworks that is designed to refresh your palate. Pouring this beer from the 330ml bottle it is a cloudy-straw colour and has two full fingers head that settle on top the glass a fairly thick layer of lacing behind. From the Farmhouse comes an aroma consisting of wheat, coriander, orange peel and citrus notes. The beer falls towards the Witbier standard style but doesn’t check all the boxes in that category. Tasting the beer it is bright with a light body and sharp carbonation that lead into the citrus and spice tones. Despite what you may think though, the citrus tones are coming from the fact that this beer was single hopped using the Australian Ella Hop. The coriander along with lemon flavours work well with an orange-peel like bitterness to give a refreshing and light flavour in a beer that has some real substance to it. A witbier can tend to be a bit boring but Steamworks has created something here that is very refreshing with big fruit flavours and spice while still remaining beer in its core. The Farmhouse Wheat Ale is sure to be a winner in the summer ahead.
Alcohol – 5.0%
IBU – 15
Size – 4 x 3 x 330ml (Part of Mash Up 12 pack)
Hops – Ella