White Knight Belgian Witbier
ABV 4.7% IBU 15
SILVER Medal - 2019 AIBA - Australian International Beer Awards
SILVER Medal - 2014 - Perth Royal Beer Show
BRONZE Medal - 2012 - Perth Royal Beer Show
In the tradition of Pierre Celis’ great beer – Hoegaarden – White Knight is an unfiltered Belgian spiced “white” beer. The grain bill is a combination of all Australian malts including Pilsner, Wheat and Oats as well as rice hulls for a natural filter bed in the mash tun. Only a single noble hop – Saaz from the Czech Republic - is added to the wort for the boil but additions of freshly ground coriander seed and orange and lemon peel produce the distinctive spice and citrus character of the beer.
The nose is somewhat sour from the energetic specialty yeast and, as well as the spice and citrus aromas, a “flour” or “dusty” smell is sometimes present from the oats. The yeast scents carry into the taste but are balanced by the exotic spice flavours and sweet citrus tang of the fruits.
As the name suggests a lovely, milky white colour. Goes great with a little sliced orange or lemon.