Kyoto Brewing Co. - Wholesale
白日夢中 (White Reverie)
Our Japanese interpretation of the classic Belgian Wit, we used Kuromoji to bring the citrus and spice usually represented with coriander and orange peel
Many of the aspects of the original version are replicated here and remain true to a traditional Wit. Non-barley grains make up almost 50% of the recipe, contributing a soft mouthfeel and cloudy appearance. Unlike most products brewed with our house Belgian yeast, this one is crafted to retain a high finishing gravity, lending more sweetness and body.
Traditional witbiers use coriander seed and orange peel to provide notes of citrus and spice that accentuate the yeast's character. We use Kuromoji, a type of bush or small tree, the wood of which has a citrus and herb-like aroma. We played around with adding iyokan peel last year, but felt that it didn't add in the way we had hoped, and so have instead refined the original recipe and balance of kuromoji with our yeast's natural notes to create what we feel makes the better beer. We also went for a slightly lighter body, and feel that the secondary fermentation in can brings for a high carbonation and with it wonderfully heightened aroma.