This past week has been quite busy, putting together a new website (still in progress at time of typing this review), dealing with four seasons of weather over a week in North Carolina and just the day-to-day living. My wife came with me this time to choose the two beers to review. First on our list was Westbrook Brewing‘s White Thai.
Wow. What a beer! On our pour, the body was a cloudy yellow with a pale head that lingers for a bit due to its Belgian Witbier roots. The aroma as the glass came up was sweet lemon and ginger, very light but quite intriguing. On tasting, a clean and bright citrus flavor hits your tongue, with mild herbal notes and a noticeable ginger bite on the back end. The flavors stayed on the tongue but was not over powering with the lemongrass and ginger. Westbrook did a wonderful job at adding an asian twist to a belgian witbier, and it paired well with foods of similar roots.
Recipe ideas: Possibly use this as part of the base in a lemon tart or to marinate tuna, prior to covering in sesame seeds and searing. Mmmm, seared tuna.