Wednesday was a beautiful afternoon to be in the garden.
I had the day off work and I’d promised the kids a barbecue and so I looked through my little beer fridge and found two bottles of Witbier from Brew By Numbers just crying out to be drunk.
They went down well.
The first bottle was 07|01 (5%) which Brew By Numbers’ take on a classic Witbier, brewed with Saaz hops and spices it poured a bright sunny gold and smelled of lightly spiced apricot jam.
The beer feels creamy and soft, smooth honey on freshly baked bread and the added spices prickle away beautifully in the background.
Across the sit the Saaz with their fresh green pithy metallic herbal tang which make for a good crisp bitterness in the clean creamy finish.
The second bottle was 07|05 (4.5%) which is a Witbier brewed with Nelson Sauvin hops, and boy could you tell.
The beer poured a cloudy peach colour and smelled of tropical fruit jelly and Caramacs.
There was the same malt body as 07|01 but the Nelson Sauvin brought a gooseberry skin tartness, some kiwi and white grape and a good lime zest sparkle at the end that pops and fizzes over the creamy finish.
All in all a couple of super little beers for a sunny day outside.