Lucky for me, I noticed yesterday that my local distributor has Blanche de Brooklyn available. This is brewed by Garret Oliver at Brooklyn brewery, and is only available on tap. My distributor usually has 4 brews on tap. So, I grabbed a growler of this beer. I really enjoy this style, which is a Belgian style white beer. As I've noted elsewhere, this style was (is) the type that Celis white, which was one of my favorite all time beers. In addition to the malt and wheat, coriander seeds and curacao orange peel is added to this style and which contributes greatly to the flavors of this style. Anyway, I'd never had the Bklyn white before, but I was hoping that it would be good. I was not disappointed. This beer is comparable to Celis White IMHO. It is that good! Upon pouring there is a beautiful creamy, thick head of foam. Upon smelling, there is the typical lemon fruit aroma. It is a pale yellow color. And the taste is superb...again, there's the clean, fruity flavors. For those folks who don't like hops (which I do enjoy), hops are not evident in the aroma or flavor of this beer. It is also a very smooth, easy drinking beer. I always think of this style as being very thirst quenching and refreshing. I must have been thirsty, because I totally enjoyed this beer. I highly recommend that you try it if you come across this at your local pub, or distributor!
Happy 4th of July everyone!