Just like you, but different
Christmas Eve, that interminable day leading to an interminable day of faux enjoyment and forced co-operation, and that discussion about what Christmas movie we’re watching, like I’m going to be capable at whenever Movie-O-Clock is,
But that’s a small problem that I can overlook, particularly as there’s a decent beer from a great brewer to tide me over and see me to the end of the day, or the Gin, whatever comes first. (hint: I think it’s the Gin)
McLeod’s Sunset Wit is brewed in 🇳🇿 Waipu, New Zealand and it’s a Witbier / Belgian White Ale with an ABV 4.9%
Possibly not the best thing to prepare you for this is chocolate almonds, seemingly the new most Kiwi thing ever at Christmas. That and the Briscoe’s Sale.
Making the evening more tolerable, is Nathaniel Rateliff on the Spotify player.
It looks the part, that golden hazy yellow with a lovely deep head of light fluff. The aroma is more an earthy note than anything (See the notes about about pre-beer nibbles) , but there is a nice light lemony note that tells you that this is going to be lovely.
It is very refreshing, light, and almost incidental. But it’s more than that. There’s a thing about a brewers list of (excellent) IPA’s and some outrageous special Stouts, Malt Forwards, Dark beers and the like that you know they’re showing off when they gently throw out a Witbeir as if it’s a nothing.
This, according to the pdubyah-o-meter is an easy 8 of it’s things. I know that you could dial this up as a beer, I’m not a brewer, but I know that you ‘could’ so it’s hard to really know if this is the best this style can be or if you end up thinking this style is adjunct to the other Belgian beer styles, which I personally really like.
Herevana beers are those I drink at home, I’m not at some beer festival, like, for instance, Beervana, but am just in my kitchen, usually, dining room table, sometimes, or outside, occasionally, where I can take an average picture and write in real time about the beer that I’ve invested in, both in a monetary and emotional way.Philip himself.