Firehall Brewery – White Hat Witbier


Firehall Brewery – White Hat Witbier Review

Who would have thought that a beer originally requested by Head Brewer Sid Ruhland’s wife to be (at the time), would become a regular Spring release to the almost 10 years old Firehall Brewery? The White Hat Witbier was a hit at the wedding and continues to be a seasonal favourite among those that can get their hands on it.

This beer pours a light golden colour, with a light haze with a huge dense, white moussy head that lasts to the last sip. The aroma is what you would expect – spiciness, with clove, coriander, and a whiff of citrus.

The first sip is sweet, from the wheat malt bill, yet balanced nicely by the orange/lemon citrus notes and the herbal coriander. There are also other fruit notes, a hint of banana, and even some green apple. There is a creaminess mouthfeel to this beer, but because of the high carbonation, and citrus peel additions, this ale ends up with a lightly dry and tart finish and extremely refreshing.

This Belgian style witbier is everything you would want and expect from this very classic and popular beer style, and is available on tap at the brewery, growler fills, and in 650 ml bottles,(during the Spring season)  but distribution is only in the Okanagan area. Pity.




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