This week's Sunday Night Suds looks at Uinta Contrail White. After all, how can you not review a White beer the week before the Yamim Noraim?
The Uinta Contrail White bills itself as a Belgian Style Wheat Beer and it is more true to the Belgian style of Witbier than many American attempts to tone down the style. As noted by the experts at BA, a true Witbier is:
A Belgian Style ale that's very pale and cloudy in appearance due to it being unfiltered and the high level of wheat, and sometimes oats, that's used in the mash. Always spiced, generally with coriander, orange peel and other oddball spices or herbs in the back ground. The crispness and slight twang comes from the wheat and the lively level of carbonation. This is one style that many brewers in the US have taken a liking to and have done a very good job of staying to style. Sometimes served with a lemon, but if you truly want to enjoy the untainted subtleties of this style you'll ask for yours without one. Often referred to as "white beers" (witbieren) due to the cloudiness / yeast in suspension.
The Contrail White is unfiltered and has a higher level of alcohol than the American style of Wheat Beers (5.6% abv). Like many a witbier it is flavored with coriander and orange peel, but the flavorings are subtle and do not overwhelm the phenols which are complex and worthy of slow sips.
I would recommend pairing this beer with mixed meat and vegetable dishes such as pepper steak or other rich, yet spicy meat dishes.
Uinta Contrail White is certified kosher by the Orthodox Union and bears an OU on the label. For the experts' take on the Uinta Contrail White please click here www.beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/1416/179427.
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