In this beer blog, we are going to sample out the Redhook’s summer ale. The brew is called Wise Cracker Wit. If you read my earlier beer blog, you know the history of this brewery. If you have not, please, read that beer blog post to get know one of the America’s Craft breweries. Let us get into the brew.
This Wit has a cloudy yellow color without a head on it. The smell is a citrus, lemon, and coriander along with yeast and wheaty to the beer. The taste has a lemon with species. It is very refreshing and drinkable.
Here is a description from the beer bottle:
Wheat beer brewed with Ginger, but still digs Mary Ann.
Here is a description from their website (www.redhook.com):
Redhook’s twist on the Belgian style is the addition of fresh ginger, which adds a refreshing snappiness to this lighter-bodied wheat beer. Redhook Wit is perfect for warm summer months of outdoor BBQ-ing, sitting by the pool, or just taking a break by hanging inside enjoying the AC and watching old re-runs of Gilligan’s Island.
IBUOriginal Gravity..11.85 degrees plato
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In closing, I will be the first to say that I am not a fan of wheat ales. This Wit is a great beer but I will not add it to my line up of beers. I will drink it if that is about the only craft beer at a bar or liquor stores. I will say if you are a fan of wheat ales, this is a beer for you. I can see the beer bring more American lager drinkers into the craft beer side. It is drinkable and has flavor. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser