Witbier and Weizen
As soon as the sun starts to shine in the Netherlands, the many terraces are packed with sun-seekers. Yet we still get the ultimate terrace beer from Belgium. A very typical Belgian Witbier example is Wiekse Witte. In the Netherlands you
often see this style in a robust glass with a slice of lemon. However, we advise against this, it kills the beer head and in turn effects the quality.
Do you also want to enjoy a good wheat beer at home, in the garden or on your balcony? The beer style is also brewed a lot in the Netherlands. For example, the IJwit, one of the most popular beers from Brewery ‘t IJ. At 6.5%, it is on the firm side, but also extra tasteful. A nice counterpart is the extra refreshing Sunny Sea White from Gebrouwen door Vrouwen, with only 3.8% alcohol but full of flavour?
Witbier is often confused with the Weizen style. This is not entirely correct, the flavoursof Weizen such as the slightly acidic touch of wheat and the aromas of banana and clove do very well in the sunshine. This means it’s delicious all year round! For example, try the Meine Helle Weisse from Schneider Weisse, which, in addition to the typical whey flavors, also has white grapes.
If you’re really into tropical flavours, especially banana, then try the Tropical Ralphie from Two Chefs Brewing. With the addition of banana there are hints of other tropical fruit and a light hop bitterness.