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Wednesday, April 26, 2006 

Wolaver's Witbier

63 / 100

I don't know why I do it. Hopefully I will remember this in the future: TREAD CAREFULLY NEAR AMERICAN WITS.

I love wits. Wits are one of the more everyday drinking session Belgian ales. Hoegaarden = yum. Almost all American versions of this Belgian classic are not very good (sans Pranqster, Allagash White, and Ommegang's Witte). They miss with the wheat and then get carried away with the coriander. Hoegaarden's use of coriander is so subdued in the refreshing yeasty background. Then there's American versions, like Wolaver's, that smack you in the face with a coriander kick.

Wolaver's Certyified Organic line came about in 2002, an offshoot of the fine of Middlebury, Vermont. Back in Boston, I drank Otter Creek beers regularly, but the Wolaver's imprint is something I've just recently seen on the West Coast.

I felt bad using my Hoegaarden tumbler on this subpar ale. It just didn't hold up.

Hey, I love your blog, and I love hoppy beers (not this one; I'm just talking in general.) Keep up the good work.

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