297. Throwback Brewery Rhubarb Wit
Visited Throwback Brewery a couple of weeks ago and was glad they still had the Rhubarb Wit on tap. The assistant brewery said the keg was almost empty and she was not sure if it would fill the growler but it did.
Beer pours a nice golden color with a thick white head. Retention was great and also left a lot of lacing on the glass. Aroma was sweet which I assume is the rhubarb but it has been years since I was around fresh rhubarb so I have forgotten what it smell like. Tastes follows with a sweet refreshing taste which lingers a bit but in an entirely good way. This beer is a great summer beer with a low ABV, refreshing taste and crisp clean finish. If you can find your way to Throwback hope they have this available.
Pros: Very refreshing and unique
Cons: Seasonal and only available in NH
Alcohol Content: 5% ABV
IBU (Bitterness): 15
Brewers Website: Throwback Brewery
Brewers Description: Our Rhubarb Wit is a traditional Belgian White (or Wit) made with belgian ale yeast, orange peal, oats from Maine, wheat from Rollinsford, New Hampshire, and chamomile from Rye, NH. We then used 75lbs of New Hampshire rhubarb. The result is a really drinkable, summery beer with a very pleasant, citrusy / lemon flavors that come through at the end.
Pairing: Pair this with seafood, cheese (especially goat cheese), salads, and egg dishes like frittatas.
Local ingredients include: Wheat malt grown organically at Brookford Farm (Canterbury, NH) & malted by Valley Malt in Hadley, MA. Oats from Maine. Munich malt grown organically at Qualey Farms (Benedicta, ME) & malted by Valley Malt in Hadley, MA. Chamomile from Rye, NH. Rhubarb from Enfield and Rye, NH.
When available, Rhubarb Wit can be purchased in kegs and growlers.