Tonight’s brew? Victory Whirlwind Witbier. I started with high expectations for this beer and couldn’t decide if I wanted to keep the high or not. After the first sip, I was trying to decide if a witbier can be too light. The color is nice — that’s not what I mean by too light. The aroma is spot on for a Witbier. Even when I taste it … excellent! But the finish just seems to be a little too light … and then I think, could I be trying to change the style?
Today I was given a lesson on American-style Hefeweizens … and I realized I judged another beer in my mind based on the wrong style. Was I trying to do this to a Witbier? Isn’t it supposed to have a light finish? Well, I went to the experts: The BJCP (The Beer Judge Certification Program)–I was right. What I’m calling light, they call thin … and it shouldn’t be. But if that’s the only flaw I find in this brew … well … ok! It’s a good one then.