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Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Tuesday Tasting: Wittekerke Wit Bier

Tuesday Tasting is a regular feature of Lyke2Drink that explores some of the best beers, wines and spirits on the market. This week we sample "the white church."

Belgium has brought the world many beer styles. Hefty abbey ales, dubbels and triples, fruity lambics, and sour geueze usually grab most of the attention. But Wit or white beer is the delicate flower of the Belgian beer scene that fits perfectly when the weather starts to turn warm.

Brouwerij Bavik brews Wittekerke Wit Bier in Bavikhove, Belgium. The name means "white church" and it is also a village in Flanders.

Wittekerke Wit Bier is a 5 percent alcohol by volume beer that pours a cloudy yellow color with a creamy white head of foam. The beer has a very refreshing overall character. There is a touch of spice and citrus notes from the wheat and yeast used in the brewing. It's the kind of light beer perfect as a reward after some yard work.

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