Beer Style: Belgian Wit Beer

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Carissa Sweigart’s Cranberry Wit

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One of the winners of Boston Brewing Company’s LongShot contest.

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Belgian Wit

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Belgian wit had all but disappeared when Pierre Celis began his brewing career in the 1950s. Celis is credited for reviving the style in Belgium during his stint at the Hoegaarden brewery; then he moved to Texas, launched his own Belgian brewery and kick-started the style in the United States.

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Hoegaarden Original White Ale clone

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Brouwerij De Kluis, Hoegaarden
This is the standard by which all witbiers are measured. Hoegaarden Wit is cloudy and very pale golden in color, with a restrained white head and aromas of coriander and wheat that are impossible to ignore.

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Hazed & Confused

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While originally brewed with a wit yeast, I thought a saison yeast might play nicely in the mix as well. The pepper hints from the Saaz and grains of paradise melded nicely while the orange provide a slight citrus character.

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Blanche de Ballard (Belgian Witbier)

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To duplicate the authentic slightly sour tang of this style, using the Belgian liquid yeast strain is recommended. There are no finishing hops so that the aroma and character of the spices and yeast can surface. The best results can be obtained from the coriander by buying the whole seed and grinding it fresh on brew day. A complex and refreshing treat to savor in any season. Recipe submitted by The Cellar Homebrew, Seattle, Washington, www.cellar-homebrew.com


Belgian Witbier

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Witbier nearly went extinct after the Second World War, but now — thanks mostly to Pierre Celis — the style is roaring back. Learn the ingredients and methods to brew this cloudy, tangy, spicy brew.


Brewing with Wheat: Tips from the Pros

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Two pros — Kris Kalav (Minhas Craft Brewery) and Matt Brophy (Flying Dog Brewery) — give their tips for brewing with that glutenous grain, wheat.

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Pierre, South Dakota Witbier

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Belgian wit (white) beers are very pale, turbid beers with a balanced spiced character and a crisp “zing.” These traits make for an appealing and refreshing beer, but each of these characters also makes it potentially hard to replicate at home.

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The 10 Hardest Beer Styles to Homebrew

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Witbier. Wee Heavey. Tripel. Schwartzbier. Gueze. Eisbock. Dry Stout. Berliner Weisse. American Pilsner – are these the 10 most difficult styles for a homebrewer to pull off? They won’t be after reading our recipes and tips for success.

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Wheat: The Oldest Grain

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Wheat beers — whether German hefeweizens, Belgian wits or any of the other classic styles of wheat beers — are great beers. But wheat beer is not only a great beer, it also has a great story behind it. Deciding where to start is a problem, though.

 

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The 10 Easiest Beer Styles

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It’s Brew Your Own’s Tenth Anniversary and we’re kicking off a year-long series of articles with our list of the 10 most approachable beer styles.


Fine Wheatwine

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Wheatwine is potent, difficult to brew and decidly different. Which is why every intrepid homebrewer should give it a whirl.

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