Wasatch White Label

Of the rash of “Belgian style” witbiers presently coursing through the States, this regular offering from Wasatch (Utah Brewers) is a standout.

It appears to have little or no carbonation and pours up cloudy yellow with lots of internal bubbles but a light head. To the nose it brings strong hops and a kind of vernal pollen scent, with a touch of poppy blossom around the edges, and to the palate citrus (orange leaning into grapefruit), more hops, and a slight tinge of quinine at the finish that makes it an excellent thirst quencher. I could certainly imagine settling in with this one after a long hot day in the fields.