- Ommegang Cooperstown New York
This belgian style blonde is the love child of the Ommegang Brewery and the Brasserie d‘Achouffe in Belgium. Yeast from both sides of the Atlantic are used during the fermentation process to create a wonderfully unique beer. “The nose focuses on distinctive clove aromas, combined with yeasty fruitiness typical of chouffe beers with flavors of ripe fruit, clove, light caramel, non-cloying candy sweetness.”
12. Allagash White
- Allagash Brewery, Maine
Coriander and orange zest spice up this twist on a belgian wheat. It’s fruit forward but not overly sweet, a well-rounded pastiche of pear, lemon and coriander that’s exceptionally refreshing.
13. Lost Coast Great White
-Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe, Eureka, CA
A light and crisp rendition of a witbier. The brioche aromas and tastes typically found in Belgian styled beers merge in the Great White to make a blonde with an American pilsner feel. Careful of that first sip, you might not want to stop.
-Brouwerij Van Hoegaarden, Hoegaarden, Belgium
The original Belgian white beer from Hoegaarden Belgium dating back to at least the 16th century. The yeasts in this beer yield a fruity flavor akin to bananas, pears, and lemons with hints of wheaty breads and mild spices like coriander, allspice and clove. Goes great with a lemon slice.
15. Ninkasi Spring Reign
-Ninkasi Brewing Co., Eugene, OR
More of a blend of styles, landing somewhere between northwestern pale ale and blonde, the Spring Reign combines toasted malt with hops to make a great session beer to celebrate the warming months and Ninkasi, Babylonian goddes of brewing.