Pipeworks Brewing Co. (Chicago, IL) Kate's Weirdo Wit. 8 % ABV.
Imperial Wit Beer Brewed with Lemon Grass, Thai Basil, and Kaffir Lime Leaves. You might have noticed that I drink/review a lot of beers from Pipeworks. You might therefore surmise that I also favor this brewery's beers. Back to the task at hand, however. This is a respectable beer review blog, as you're by now fully aware. Kate's Weirdo Wit (a "weird beer" that uses unusual ingredients for a particular style of beer) pours with a nice amount of foam that dissipates quickly. The nose is almost sweet (Belgian wit yeast in there, friend), with just a hint of the lemon grass. It has a hazy amber color that beckons you to put the glass to your lips. Once you do so, you will be rewarded with a delightful take on the Belgian witbier. The lemon grass and basil are well pronounced, and the sweetness is cut with a nice touch of hops that creates a nice finish. Go grab a bottle today, otherwise you'll probably never get to try this beer, ever.