Gold & Haze of Piracy, a Belgian-style Witbier by Pirate Republic Brewing Company, served in a wheat beer glass from a can.
Pours a straw color, a little cloudy, but more clarity than expected for the style. The ale is capped a by mountainous head of white foam that shows fine retention. Lace is absent but soapy patches of residue coat the sides of the glass. Effervescence is visibly apparent.
Aroma is soft but pleasant with a scent of coriander, pepper, and a hint of lemon.
Palate starts with a taste of wheat, spiced with pepper and coriander. From there the taste strikes a sour note of lemon juice that lingers on the tongue.
The mouthfeel is smooth and creamy. Its body is light with moderate carbonation.
Everything about this witbier is acceptable. Sure, the appearance could be a little better, the sourness is a bit high, but otherwise, this is a light, refreshing, and easy drinking brew. And should you find yourself in the Nassau, there’s no reason not to visit Pirate Republic Brewing Company and give the Gold & Haze of Piracy a try.