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World Beer Cup 2008
Belgian-Style White - Belgian-Style Wheat
United States Colorado
Place Rank:
Gold medal

Coriander and light orange peel aroma should be perceived as such or as an unidentified spiciness. Phenolic spiciness and yeast flavors may be evident at mild levels. These beers are traditionally bottle conditioned and served cloudy. An unfiltered starch and yeast haze should be part of the appearance. The low to medium body should have some degree of creaminess from wheat starch. The style is further characterized by the use of noble-type hops to achieve a low hop bitterness and little to no apparent hop flavor. This beer has no diacetyl, and a low to medium fruity-ester level. Mild acidity is appropriate. Brewer may indicate on the bottle whether the yeast should be intentionally roused or if they prefer that the entry be poured as quietly as possible.

Original Gravity (Plato): 1.044-1.050 (11-12.5 Plato)
Apparent Extract/Final Gravity (Plato): 1.006-1.010 (1.5-2.5 Plato)
Alcohol by Weight (Volume): 3.8-4.4 (4.8-5.2)
Bitterness (IBU): 10-17
Color SRM (EBC): 2-4 (4-8 EBC)

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