Redhook WitToday is the first day of American Craft Beer Week, which means my 50 beers from 50 different states in 50 days challenge officially starts. For my first review, I figured I would start with a beer from my home state of Washington that is brand new.  Simply named Wit, this seasonal Witbier comes from Redhook with the slogan “Made with ginger, but still digs Mary Ann.”

Despite the goofy Gilligans Island tagline, I figured I’d give this brew a try (especially since they sent me a few bottles in the mail).  If you’re out of the northwest, you might have a hard time finding this beer, especially since its brand new.

Wit poured a very cloudy yellow that almost makes me want to slice it with a knife and take a bite. There was a fairly decent sized layer of white head at the top of the glass that quickly dissipated.

The smell wasn’t all that strong. There was a pretty decent citrus smell with a slight wheat bread aroma following.  It was just enough to get me thirsty.

I honestly wasn’t expecting that much from this beer, but the flavor is very enjoyable. It’s very citrusy with some nice spices, ginger and subtle bread like flavors. As far as Witbiers go, this is a lot lighter in flavor than most others I’ve tried, which I don’t necessarily think is a bad thing.

This is definitely a great summer time brew and would definitely pair well with a nice warm day and a BBQ.  It’s very drinkable with a tasty and light body that I think would be a great intro beer for newer beer drinkers.

My Redhook Wit Review: B+

Here are the details:

ABV: 5.3%
IBUs: 8
Style: Witbier

What’s your thoughts on Redhook Wit?