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Twitter Taste Live: Summer Wits
Twitter Taste Live Summer Wits

Twitter Taste Live Summer Wits

I had four Wits tonight at the suggestion of http://tastelive.comand enjoyed 3 out of 4 of them.

Hoegaarden Witbier

Hoegaarden is meadow sunlight, running through tall grass, light, simple, summer. Enjoyable, crisp, not sweet. Pale yellow body. #ttl.

Blue Moon Belgian White

Blue Moon is a dip in the creek, refreshing, but you can’t see your feet. More malty than the Hoegaarden, but still not sweet. Citrus! #ttl.

Blue Moon is cloudy orange body, off white head, little aroma, rounded mouthfeel. Light, easy, breezy, lemony. #ttl.

Harpoon’s UFO Hefeweizen

@bkjones that’s cool. I very seldom have an opportunity to openly pan, but Harpoon is really crap in craft clothing.

Harpoon UFO = corn, rice, fillers, thin flavor, a macro lager. No clove, no banana, no Belgium 2 speak of. Apologies, don’t mean 2 pan. #ttl

@beertweeter A shame about the API, but I enjoyed 3/4 of the brews. I really can’t get behind the Harpoon. #ttl To each their own, though.

Ommegang’s Witte

Ommegang’s Witte is lemony, cloudy yellow under a bright white head. Orange peel, coriander, clove, banana, and sourness make it great. #ttl

Actually decided to flip the Witte and the UFO, because I really love Ommegang, and want to save best for last. Harpoon is poured. #ttl
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Loved the Ommegang Witte the best followed by Hoegaarden Witbier and then the Blue Moon. Haven’t tried the UFO, but I’ll probably skip it after reading this.

Comment by scott @thebrewclub

It turns out there is an actual witte from Harpoon that is tastable, but I haven’t found it. Rumor has it it’s not crap like the UFO hefe. Still, fool me once, shame on you, drink a Harpoon, you’re wasting your cash, IMO.

Comment by lemasney

I am loving the Belgian Style, Pale Ale and the pairing of smooth and flavorful beer with the right foods to counter or elevate the taste. Flying Fish is terrific, I have liked the brews so far, except the Farmhouse Summer, prefer Sam’s

Comment by Suzanne

I think next we’ll graduate you to Belgian strongs, or possibly imperial stouts.

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