Forbidden Fruit Belgian White Ale Extract Beer Recipe Kit


The Forbidden Temptation of Delicious Belgian White Ale!

Recipe Style: Belgian White Ale (Also Known as Witbier)

What does this beer taste like?

Our Forbidden Fruit Belgian White Ale Extract Beer Recipe Kit is a refreshing, lively beer with the crisp, grainy and slightly tart character of the wheat malt, which lends to the beer’s cloudy and thus white appearance. The addition of coriander and curacao orange peel adds a spicy and citrusy flavor and aroma to the beer.

ABV: 4.3%
IBU: 17

And now for the possibly funny, possibly serious, possibly irreverent flowery description....

You can feel the tiny hairs on the back of your neck rise as the perspiration beads around your brow and your hands shake in trepidation, because the temptation is too great! There it is, the object of your desire, with its lacy white head floating like a halo over that maddeningly beautiful Belgian White, which is both golden like the gates of heaven and cloudy with a heavenly white aura. And that lovely perfume pulls you in and alludes to the inescapable flavors of sweet and zesty wheat malt which frames the crisp and creamy body before stepping aside for the spine tingling flavors of coriander and Curacao. You know you need it and the seduction is driving you mad. So go ahead. Have no fear and indulge your temptation. One innocent sip won't lead to the fall of mankind, though it will certainly lead to the fall of your pint!

All About Belgian White Ale, Also Known as Witbier

Belgian White or Witbier, is a wheat beer known for its hazy appearance, delicate balance of flavors, and refreshing character. Its typically a pale straw to light gold color with a cloudy haze due to suspended yeast and proteins. Aromas include a blend of citrusy, fruity, and spicy notes, often dominated by orange peel and coriander. The use of wheat malt lends a slight grainy and bready scent.

The flavor profile of Witbier revolves around a happy interplay between citrus fruitiness, mild spices, and a gentle malt base. Prominent orange and lemon flavors, often derived from added peels or zest, provide a tangy sensation on your taste buds. Complementing this are subtle coriander undertones that contribute subtle spiciness without being overpowering. The use of wheat malt and un-malted flaked oats or wheat develops a soft mouthfeel and contributes to the beer's cloudy appearance. Hop bitterness is minimal, allowing the balance between fruit, spice, and malt to shine.

Witbier is typically medium-light in body with a moderate carbonation level that enhances its lively nature. The finish is clean and dry, which makes for a drinkable beer. A slight tartness, often attributed to the wheat and citrus components, adds to the beer's overall crispness. Unlike some other Belgian styles, exotic yeast-driven flavors remain restrained, resulting in a cleaner and more approachable character.

It is usually served with a slice of lemon or orange, which enhances the citrusy flavor and aroma. Witbier is a great beer to drink on a hot summer day, or whenever you feel like having a refreshing and tasty brew, which, if you think about it, is pretty much always.