Wit beer (Belgian), la biere blanche (French) or white beer is a top-fermented ale brewed with a barley-wheat blend. Wit beer descends from medieval beers that were brewed with “gruit,” a blend of spices and other plants, rather than hops. Abby Brewing captures the spirit and flavor of the Belgian wheat style beer with Monks’ Wit Ale, a refreshing ale with a multi-dimensional flavor profile.
The refreshing blend of spiciness and fruitiness make Monks’ Wit Ale an ideal beer for summer (although it is available year-round).
• ABV: 5.4%
• IBU* : 17
• OG: 12° Plato
• Color: SRM 4.6—light, cloudy, pale white
• Clarity: slightly opaque, light white haze
Monks’ Wit Ale has a complex yeast character that lends a robust profile that accentuates the imported coriander, tangy orange peel and other spices. The pale malt provides a sweet, bready quality, and the wheat and oats lend a creamy taste and velvety elegance. The imported hops and spices give a clean, dry finish to this light, refreshing ale.
Abbey Brewing adheres to tradition in the making of Monks’ Wit Ale, using imported hops, yeast and spices.
The hop blend includes Czech Saaz and British Fuggle. Grains include White Wheat Malt as well as unmalted flaked Soft Red Wheat and oats, which give the ale a creamy taste.
Monks’ Wit Ale incorporates traditional Indian coriander, Spanish sweet orange peel, bitter orange peel and other mild spices.
HOW TO SERVE
To enjoy Monks’ Wit Ale at its finest, we suggest:
Serving Temperature: 39°to 40°F (4°to 7°C)
Serving Glassware: French faceted tumbler
Food Pairing: salad, seafood (especially clams, mussels and shellfish)
Monks’ Wit Ale is an excellent aperitif as well as an after-dinner beverage when paired with light herbed cheeses or chévre.
MORE ABOUT MONKS’ WIT
Monks’ Wit Ale is one of the most popular seasonal brews from Abbey Brewing. It has won both Silver and Gold Medals at the New Mexico State Fair as well as achieved an 89 (Very Good) Beeradvocate® Overall Score.
Brother Rodrigo (Barrenechea Gonzalez), OSB is pictured on the Monks’ Wit Ale bottle.
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