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Yellowhammer Brewing Belgian White
« on: September 21, 2015, 04:00:23 AM »
I've got a sister in Birmingham, and I insisted that she bring me something from Yellowhammer Brewing.
Well, today she did...






Yellowhammer Brewing Belgian White
(Belgian style wheat ale brewed with lime leaves, ginger and chamomile)


Aroma
Medium malty sweetness, slightly grainy, spicey ginger and pepper.  High citrus zest - especially lime, lemon.  Just a hint of orange.

Appearance
Hazy straw, head is lively at first then quickly fades a bit, leaving behind a light lace.

Flavor
Bready wheat.  Somewhat grainy, crackery malt sweetness.  Bit of honey.  Medium-low clean bitterness with modest citrus hop flavor - lemon, orange.  Spicey notes contrast the citrus, with ginger setting the stage for a relatively dry finish, slightly tart with a pleasant hint of lime that insists on hanging around until the next sip.

Mouthfeel
Light and lively body, effervescent.  Smooth and creamy.  Spices playfully dance on the tongue.

Overall Impression
This is an outstanding beer.  Delicious.  Refreshing.  Fascinating.  I couldn't possibly continue on without taking another sip ...There!!  The kaffir lime is clearly the star of the show.  But there are so many moving parts harmoniously coming together to form what is just a simply wonderful drinking experience.  I would enjoy this beer while in the yard, on the porch, cooking dinner, hanging out with great friends, or on a brew day.

I've almost exhausted my supply.  Keith, please feel free to PM the recipe!!
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Re: Yellowhammer Brewing Belgian White
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2015, 05:40:04 AM »
Yup! Everything ive had from him is excellent, and that one is one of my favs!

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Re: Yellowhammer Brewing Belgian White
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2015, 11:20:29 AM »
So exciting to see one of my beers reviewed here! Thanks so much! I'd be happy to post the recipe ASAP.

This is by far our biggest selling beer. I brew it weekly. In fact I am going to brew it twice today. The only issue I have with it is the lime leaves play havoc with the head retention in spite of 50% wheat and a large addition of flaked rye and a smaller addition of flaked barley! And you will be surprised at the seemingly minuscule amount of lime leaves I put in!
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Re: Yellowhammer Brewing Belgian White
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2015, 12:35:52 AM »
I've been to two restaurant in the past two days. Both served Yellowhammer Belgian White. You have great exposure Keith.
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Re: Yellowhammer Brewing Belgian White
« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2015, 09:59:12 AM »
I've been to two restaurant in the past two days. Both served Yellowhammer Belgian White. You have great exposure Keith.

And about to get bigger! Boy I can't wait!


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Re: Yellowhammer Brewing Belgian White
« Reply #5 on: September 26, 2015, 02:23:06 AM »
This beer sounds delicious.

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Re: Yellowhammer Brewing Belgian White
« Reply #6 on: September 27, 2015, 07:07:18 PM »
I've been to two restaurant in the past two days. Both served Yellowhammer Belgian White. You have great exposure Keith.

And about to get bigger! Boy I can't wait!



Very cool. Good for you man!  Keep on growin

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Re: Yellowhammer Brewing Belgian White
« Reply #7 on: September 28, 2015, 01:12:29 PM »
I don't particularly enjoy witbiers, but this sounds like something I'd order a second pint of. Keith, I hope you keep up with the success and expansion so I might get some of your beers up my way eventually :)
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