Review: Black Bridge Far Out Wit Witbier brewed with Cara Cara Oranges and Chamomile

Today's review is Far Out Wit, a witbier brewed with Cara Cara oranges and Chamomile from Black Bridge Brewing. 4.9% ABV

From the label: Far Out Wit is a thirst quenching witbier brewed to celebrate the runners crossing the finish line during the Beaver Flat 50 held at Saskatchewan Landing Provincial Park.

Appearance: Cloudy with a lemon yellow body to it, kind of straw-ish and a lot of carbonation in the body, while the head is pretty thick with a bright snow white hue to it, with it giving off a slight layered lacing on the glass as it goes down.

Aroma: Lots of lemongrass, a lot. Moderate floral and grassy hop notes, orange peel, squeeze of orange itself, coriander and a hint of chamomile. So far it's pretty much like your typical witbier but with a hint more floral hop presence to it, and chamomile.

Taste: Surprisingly, chamomile is the predominant flavour to the beer giving it an herbal flavour to it as well as a bit of a silky mouthfeel. Notes of orange, floral hops and surprisingly a hint of an autumn to it giving off a bit of a gingerbread cookie-like presence to it, but I can't pin-point the flavour.

Overall Thoughts: In no way is this beer aggressive - it's very smooth on the palate with herbal notes from the chamomile, fruitiness from the Cara Cara oranges and a floral presence from the hops. I was expecting a more aggressive spiciness to it from the usual witbier spices (coriander, clove) but I don't think they are even in this beer (aside from vaguely getting some in the aroma). Nice stuff!

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