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Big O White Ale

A Witbier (Belgian-style wheat beer) brewed with oats, raw and malted wheat, sourwood honey (from our vacation to the Smoky Mountains); spiced with coriander, cloves, orange peel, and orange zest. Very lightly hopped with Tettnanger and Saaz hops. Hazy straw appearance. Aroma of honeysuckle and cloves. Bright sweet and sour taste of honey and spicy citrus, with a slightly bitter finish from the orange peel. Some tartness imparted from the yeast. An earlier version of this beer was the first brewed together by Jessica and Jim. Perfect for sipping on the porch swing on a summer evening.

food pairingsSummer food, especially dishes with sour or citrus flavors.

styleWit Beer

alcohol5.9% by volume

original gravity1.054

final gravity1.009

bitterness14 IBU

maltsHarrington pale, Carapils, wheat malt, raw wheat, oat flakes; sourwood honey

hopsTettnanger, Saaz; coriander, cloves, bitter orange peel, orange zest

date brewed volume method
19 Jun 2011 5 gallons all grain
23 May 2010 5 gallons all grain
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