Dageraad Brewing – 2014 De Witte Sour Fermented Witbier

Dagaraad Brewery - De Witte Review


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3.9 out of 5


  • Brewery: Dageraad Brewing Co.
  • Beer Style: Sour Ale, Witbier
  • Pros:

    Polarity of flavour adds great depth

  • Cons:

    Sour masks some of the spice

  • Conclusion:

    Nice Belgian flavour with the twist of sour

Dagaraad Brewery - De Witte ReviewDageraad Brewing – De Witte Sour Fermented Witbier Review

Dageraad Brewing has released their first seasonal offering as a part of their Single Batch Series. This Belgian Style Witbier is brewed with Lactobacillus, giving the categorization of a Sour-Fermented Belgian-Style Spiced Wheat Ale. With that mouthful of a style label the beer pours from a bomber bottle a slightly cloudy, golden colour topped with a finger and a half of tightly packed head. As the head settles at a moderate pace an aroma os wheat, orange peel and a touch of coriander wafts through. The sour tones are not sharp like you may expect from the name but a slight sharpness add contrast to the mellow wheat notes on the nose. In the tasting the De Witte has a crisp start with a sourness that builds very quickly. The sharpness in this sour is not of a typical Witbier or a big sour ale but more along the lines of what you may find in a Berliner Weisse style. This sour aspect mellows rather quickly however making room for the wheat notes and a smidgen of coriander and orange near the finish. A slight sourness lingers but the flavour profile is rather polar with a big sour start and a nice, mellow Witbier to finish.

Alcohol – 5.6%
Size – 650ml
Price – $7.25 (Craft Retailer)


Dagaraad Brewery - De Witte ReviewDagaraad Brewery - De Witte Review


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