Whistler Peak to Pier Summer Wit
Reviewed by Brady White on July 31, 2016 in Summer Guide
- Brewery: Whistler Brewing Company
- Origin: Whistler, BC, CA
- Rated On: July 31, 2016
- Best Before: N/A
- ABV: 5.0%
- Ideal Temperature: cold to cool
- Style: Witbier
- Rating: GOOD !
This 650ml bottle pours a hazy, pale golden yellow colour, with a teeming tower of puffy, finely foamy, and somewhat creamy off-white head, which leaves some high-flying cirrus cloud lace around the glass as it slowly but surely abates.
It smells of raw, sort of underripe peaches, a generic red fleshy fruitiness, semi-sweet grainy and wheaty malt, some muddled pepper and coriander spice, and a tame earthy, leafy, and floral bitterness. The taste is bready and doughy pale malt, a lesser wan wheatiness, canned peaches, still hard to differentiate dark fruity notes, a lighter citrusy tang, some rising estery floral essences, and more weakening earthy coriander and neutered table-top pepper mill pepper spiciness. The carbonation is quite light and yet still engaging through its gently coddling frothiness, the body a decent medium weight, and generally smooth, with a nice airy creaminess settling in as things warm up a tad (not too hard a thing to do around here right now). It finishes off-dry, the mixed malt and fruity character nicely playing us out.
Overall, it is indeed a grand thing to see Whistler amping up their game of late (their Unique Brews, namely), and this witbier follows suit – fairly true to style, and a simple pleasure to put back, on a day when the heat and humidity require a salve of sorts.