- Product Details
- A traditional recipe makes this witbier beer kit irresistible. The use of classic wheat and pilsner malts give this beer an incredibly creamy and smooth mouthfeel. The moderate strength of this beer makes it a great beer for sipping on a hot summer afternoon. Late additions of coriander and bitter orange peel really round out the slightly tart flavors from the yeast. The use of Saaz hops adds faint spiciness that balances perfectly with spice additions.
- Additional Information
Beer Kit Yield 5 Gallons Recipe and Instructions Gaarden Hoe Witbier Complete Instructions Regional Style Belgian Original Gravity 1048 Total Time to Make 6 weeks
- 4.9 / 5.013 ReviewsI will be Brewing this one again!I've been looking for a good Wit recipe for a while now and this turned out to be exactly what I was looking for. Me and a friend brewed this on 8/4/15 and kegged it on 8/22/15. This is an easy drinker, and great on a summer day with or without an orange slice. Brew notes: We used the White Labs Wit yeast, got an O.G. of 1.056, and F.G. of 1.010. We did a course grind on the coriander with a hand crank coffee grinder. I was a little worried that adding the bitter orange peel during the boil would end up with an overpowering orange flavor, but it turned out just right with a hint of the orange on the backend. This one is definitely going to be added to the regular rotation in my Keezer.August 30, 2015I love itI can't believe how awesome it is! Word of caution! It was stupid that we did not put the orange peel and the little beads of whatever it was in a bag. I plugged the heck out of our pumps. Stupid decision on my part but hopefully nobody else will make the same mistake. I kegged it and it is deeeeeeeelicious!!!! It tastes pretty much exactly like HOE GAARDEN!August 25, 2016We've got a winner3 weeks in primary, 1 week bottle conditioning and I finally popped one open to give it a try . This is a great version of the original. The coriander aroma is spot on with a nice hint of the orange at the finish. This one is definitely going to be a repeat brew. Thanks Northern Brewer we've got a winner.February 21, 2016This is my "Go To"This is my "Go To" beer. Everybody loves it. You won't be disappointed if you order this one.June 23, 2016Best witbier yetThis is my third different attempt at a Belgian witbier. By far the best outcome and it stands up to its namesake. Easy to make.September 30, 2015A winner!One of my favorites! I'll be making it again.June 28, 2016OutstandingExcellent! I just poured my first pint and could not be more pleased and am looking forward to sharing a few with my buddies. Hoegaarden is my favorite beer and this recipe nails it. I will definitely be brewing this again throughout the summer. Well done!May 22, 2016Great brew!My first attempt at making a Belgian beer. Thanks to NB and their easy to follow instructions everything came out great. Very happy.May 1, 2016Exactly what i was lookingExactly what i was looking forMay 1, 2016
- Browse 3 questions Browse 3 questions and 6 answersDoes this kit include honey?BEST ANSWER: No. The kit includes wheat DME and pilsen DME for fermentables.
If you need to check what the kits include you can always click on "additional information" - NB lists their complete instructions and ingredients there!Currently in secondary now. Has been for 8 days. It has really darkened up though. It almost looks like a darker amber style beer. I was looking forward to a wheat beer look. (The pre-secondary taste was FANTASTIC BTW!). Is there a simple explanation for the darker color or is it one of those "it could be anything" type of answers. Thanks.BEST ANSWER: What are you using for primary and secondary fermentato on vessels? If your primary is a white bucket and secondary is a clear carboy then the beer may only have appeared lighter because it was able to transmit white light being reflected off of the bucket. This is only a wild guess however. I would recommend you reserve judgment until you bottle - or until you can pour into a glass and hold it up to some light. Good luck, and whatever the color I hope it tastes good.What is the preferred yeast to use with this recipe? There are three options....BEST ANSWER: Any of the options listed will produce good beer. Which yeast you select is largely based on personal preference.