Review: Driftwood White Bark Witbier
Appearance: White Bark pours a cloudy light lemon/golden ale, just a slight bit lighter than your standard witbier. Nice amount of snow white foam on top and a hint of carbonation taking place.
Aroma: Ah... there's that witbier aroma that I know and love.. the musky combination of Belgian yeast, lemon, orange peel and coriander makes me happy. It's a bit sweet from the orange peels, quite bready from the Belgian style yeast and smells like patio weather.
Taste: The yeast pops out first, it's a bit bready, a bit of a pepper spice to it, lemon, some orange peel sweetness and there's a special appearance by coriander later on. For a witbier, I'm noticing more of a lemon citrus over an orange citrus.
Overall Thoughts: Surprisingly spicy for a witbier from the notes of pepper. Very citrusy, bready, aftertaste of orange peel. This is a solid witbier that is perfect for hot patio weather. If only it wasn't so smoky outside from the forest fires in Saskatchewan and Northwest Territories! I also love White Bark's new label - but it doesn't seem to fit with the words "White Bark" though.