Monday, July 30, 2012

Beer Review: Two Beers Brewing Co. Crooked Belgian Wit

Style: Witbier or Belgian Wit for y'all 'mericans
ABV: 5.2%

Fun Fact About the Brewery:  
From their slogan ("Life is just a little more honest after two beers") to their colorfully designed cans, Two Beers has quickly become a Seattle favorite of mine. They seem to focus on solid, smaller ABV session beers and they were one of the early adopters of using cans in the Seattle area. They started in a garage in 2007 and have rapidly expanded. They opened a new brewpub earlier this year at their brewery in Sodo and I've been meaning to check it out ever since.


According to their web site, the Crooked Belgian Wit was Two Beers first concoction they released. Now it's their summer seasonal and only available on draft. So, if you went to college parties or if you frequent dive bars, you're probably familiar with Blue Moon and Hoegaarden beer. Those are like the Budweiser of this style, I guess. Crappy and mass produced, but drinkable enough in a pinch. Because of my exposure to this style first through those aforementioned crappy beers, I'm been pretty skeptical of all wheat beers/witbiers. Well, obviously that skepticism shouldn't apply to fine companies like Two Beers because their version of this style is quite good. It's nicely carbonated with a lots of orange and coriander flavor, and unfiltered and wheaty of course. Just tangy and spicy enough to notice, but it won't overpower you at all. Basically, a good, well rounded session beer that isn't meant to blow your hair back or anything. I approve.

Rating: 3.75/5

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