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Originally associated with the Eastern Belgian province of Brabant, the Belgian Wit (white) style is a fruity, pale wheat beer accented with orange peel, coriander, and other spices. This is a subtle, delicate beer, best appreciated by those who like a refreshing wheat beer with a touch of spice character. The name wit (or white) was attached to this style due to both the original use of unmalted wheat, and to the fact that this beer was brewed without finings, so more yeast than normal remained in suspension.
Includes 8 pounds of our blended malt extract, flavoring hops and spices, liquid ale yeast, and corn sugar for carbonation. Makes 5 gallons with a starting gravity of at least 1.047. Ease of Brewing: Beginner
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This is an excellent Belgian Wit (I prefer it to Blue Moon), and easy to brew. I've brewed two batches so far, and I plan to keep brewing a batch each year. I have learned one thing, though, DO NOT ADD ALL THE PRIMING SUGAR PROVIDED IN THE KIT. I made this mistake the first time I brewed this, even though 4.5 oz. seemed high, and I ended up with exploding bottles for the first time in my 3+ decades (off and on) of brewing. Last time I cut the priming sugar to 3.5 oz. (with a finishing gravity of 1.011) and it was still way too foamy. Next time I'll try 3.0 oz. Surprised no one else seems to have mentioned this issue.
William's Brewing Responds: This is not normal behavior for this kit. How many days did you wait between adding the yeast and bottling? Generally too much carbonation comes from bottling too soon. A finishing gravity of 1.011, although low, does not necessarily mean the beer has fully fermented out. I hope this helps.
Came out great, light and good mouthfeel. Looks a bit darker than you may be used to with a Belgian Wit. Looks, least colorwise, to an IPA but definitely the great taste of a Wit. Good price for a tasty batch. You know you want to buy this :P
The Belgian Wit came out great for me. The wheat taste really came out and the beer had a huge head.
This was my first brew from Williams. The order process was great and the product was as promised.
This was a good beer, not the best one I have made but my wife is not a beer lover and she enjoyed it.
I have to admit, it didn't last long!!
I liked it. On the Belgian wheat spectrum, it's closer to Hoegaarden than Blue Moon.