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2006 Brewers Association Style Guidelines

Major Style:Ale
Sub-Style Name:Belgian-Style White (or Wit)/Belgian-Style Wheat
Origin:Belgian and French

Belgian white ales are very pale in color and are brewed using unmalted wheat and malted barley and are spiced with coriander and orange peel. Coriander and light orange peel aroma should be perceived. Phenolic spiciness and yeast flavors may be evident at mild levels. These beers are traditionally bottle conditioned and served cloudy. An unfiltered nearly opaque haze should be part of the appearance.

The style is further characterized by the use of noble-type hops to achieve a low hop bitterness and little to no apparent hop flavor. This beer has low to medium body, no diacetyl, and a low to medium fruityester level. Mild acidity is appropriate.

Alcohol By Weight (by Volume):3.8-4.4% (4.8-5.2%)
Colour:2-4 (4-8 EBC)
Original Gravity:1.044-1.050 (11-12.5 šPlato)
Final Gravity:1.006-1.010 (1.5-2.5 šPlato)

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