Sunday, June 22, 2008

New Belgium Mothership Wit

'Our first venture into organically-produced beer, Mothership Wit Organic Wheat Beer elevates the zesty Wit or White beers of Belgium. Our far-flung Beer Rangers affectionately refer to our Fort Collins brewery as the Mothership, a name that conjures images of earth shot from space and the interconnectivity of it all. Mothership Wit is brewed with wheat and barley malt, as well as coriander and orange peel spicing resulting in a balance of citrus and sour flavors held in suspension by a bright burst of carbonation.'

I am one of those people that assume that organic products are A) more expensive and B) not as tasty. Mothership Wit does a lot to dispel that fallacy by being a fine beer and no more expensive than any other New Belgium beer.

There is an orchard's worth of lemon zest in this beer that would overwhelm your senses if they were not paired with and subdued by some very mild spices. I wish I knew more about spices after drinking this beer because I cannot tell you with authority what might be floating around in this brew, but I can tell you it ain't bad! Some fizzy carbonation makes a beer perfect for a lazy summer day. Too bad I can't set up a hammock in the city, huh guys?

Musical Pairing: The Byrds- Sweetheart of the Radio (another great lazy summer day record, this one a little more country)

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