From Chilliwack’s Old Yale Brewing comes their “Vanishing Monk Belgian Witbier” a part of their Tall Tale Series of beers. The beer pours a light straw yellow that is quite cloudy and has a billowing white head. The aroma consists of yeast, wheat, citrus, orange and coriander. The flavour is of Belgian yeast, wheat, citrus, orange, coriander and other lite spice, mild tartness and a very mild bitterness. The alcohol content comes in at 5% with an IBU of 20. Like all witbiers the flavour is not massive but it is really refreshing and I could picture myself sitting on a patio in the summer with a pint or two of this beer. Get it before it vanishes!
Commercial Description: An unfiltered Belgian style Witbier with hints of orange and coriander, a slightly tart finish, and a fluffy white head. Use it to steam mussels (delicious!), or pair with a fresh fruit salad.
Food Pairings as per brewery: Steamed mussels, Fruit Salad, Grilled chicken breast, Crab, Smoked Salmon