Mothership Wit (Organic Wheat Beer)
According to the New Belgium website:
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.
Chef Todd Davies, Partner of Tap House Grill, recommends:
Jumbo lump crab cake, with braised leeks and saffron. Sweet jumbo lump crab mixed with old bay, buttery ritz crackers, and citrus zest. The spice of the cayenne offsets some of the sweetness of the wheat. The citrus zest and the crab pull out the wit spices, while the sweet medicinal saffron leeks round out and complement the yeasts.
Derek Kennedy, Cheese Aficionado, recommends:
Ah, the Belgian white. What a classic. This begs to be paired with like-minded cheeses. The body of this Wit asks to be paired with cheeses that allow flavor without being too much of a mouthful. Emmentaler The Swiss cheese and Asiago are wonderful in that their body is mild but they have an undertone that allows them to compliment the orange and coriander combination in Mothership.
Lauren Salazar, our sensory specialist, recommends:
Fresh goat cheese with Herbs de Provence, quiche, omelets, sausage, pesto, crab cakes.
Standard witbier hue, pours a hazy pale golden color with nice contrasting white head. Strong wit-style aroma - slight citrus peel, lemongrass, slight floral and wheat. The taste is reminiscent of the nose, with plenty of carbonated coriander flavors to go around. It's got a slight peppery nature and a light flowery citrus edge, but lacked a crisp bite and spiciness. Overall, lighter than one would think. Maybe not the best Wit on the market, but the drinkability is pretty good.
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