Friday, June 14, 2013

Bavik Wittekerke (7/10)

Brouwerij Bavik in Belgium produces Wittekerke, a witbier.  There are several varieties of Wittekerke offered, including some with raspberry, passion fruit, and other flavorings.  This review focuses on the common "plain" variation.

Wittekerke pours out of the glass with quite a bit of carbonation, resulting in a really thick white head that's perhaps 3-4 fingers tall.  The head lingers a bit before dissipating.

The flavor is very pleasant, and very mild.  There is no detectable presence of hops, but there is a hint of citrus and Belgian spiciness.  It's a very easy beer to drink, though nothing overwhelmingly unusual or special about it.  The Beer Advocate reviewers seem to agree, giving it an 81 out of 100, or "good" rating.

Although I had this at The Winking Lizard Tavern on Bethel Road, it's available at other retailers such as the Giant Eagle Market District at Kingsdale.

ABV: 5%
IBU: 11
My rating: 7/10

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