I went back to RJ Rockers for another taste. I am not usually a fan of Wheat Beers but was so fond of the last RJ Rockers I tried, their brew called Bellringer, that I thought I’d take a crack at a lighter beer and see how they did.
They did well. And they did a bit of a different spin on a Witbier.
The beer looks pretty much like what you’d expect a Witbier to look like: a little hazy, but a nice bright golden color and a fresh, almost pure white head. The carbonation on this one is a little high and it creates a quickly forming head that dissipates just as quickly. The beer offers a pretty clean, fresh smell, and at first sip you find out why.
There is a bit of a citrus bite to it, but not enough to make it dour and certainly not sour. Then I checked the web site …. Orange peel. And you can taste it when you know what you’re looking for. The beer starts a tad sweet and finishes a tad dry, but is very crisp and refreshing. It’s not what you’d expect in a Witbier: a little malty. But it does down very smoothly and easily and is a great little thirst quencher.
In summary: a refreshing, rather light beer that has a very good taste and goes down easy, quenching your thirst along the way.