Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Woodchuck Belgian White

I first heard about Woodchuck Private Reserve Belgian White a couple of months ago. I was intrigued enough to post the cidery's promotional video here. We added Belgian White to our  "must try" list and waited for this cider to hit local shelves. Recently, sharp-eyed Colleen spied it at our local grocery and brought some home. I finally had an opportunity to sit down and try it out this week.

This interesting style blend between a Belgian Wit and a hard cider pours a cloudy orange color. Carbonation is moderate, but the head is thin and short-lived. The prominent aroma is Belgian-style spice, with coriander in the forefront. Citrus fruit and apple aromas linger in the background. The flavor is, as expected, somewhat unique. The taste is slightly tart, reminiscent of sour apple, with orange and grape notes as well. The spices in the nose carry over to the flavor; coriander and white pepper are notable. The finish is dry with a lingering yeast funk and fruit blend. 

This new release from Woodchuck Cidery blurs the line between beer and cider. And it does so in a winning fashion. Whether you are a fan of ciders, or Belgian beers, or both, seek this out and give it a try. I don't think you'll be disappointed.

6 comments:

  1. Sounds interesting. I'll have to keep my eye out for it.

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    1. Let me know if you. I'm always interested in what other people think of new beers (and ciders) I review here.

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  2. Huh? Don't think I've ever tried a hybrid cider/beer before. This is intriguing. I'll have to keep my eyes peeled for it.

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    1. Let me know. I think it's going to be one of those hate it or love it things.

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  3. This cider was delicious. Too bad it's only seasonal.

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    1. Agreed! Fortunately we stocked up.

      Cheers.

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