Baird Wheat King Wit is a 5% witbier from Baird Beer, based in Shizuoka, Japan. It’s part of their all-year round range of beer, and Baird Wheat King Wit can be found in both bottles and on tap. Unlike other witbiers, Baird Wheat King Wit doesn’t contain any orange peel or coriander during brewing, so if you’re expecting something with those flavours in then best try a different witbier.
Baird Wheat King Wit Aroma and Taste
Baird Wheat King Wit poured out a light golden straw colour with a slight haze to it. However, the head never got passed a few millimetres before collapsing into a few bubbles around the side of the glass. It had a smooth wheat nose to it – a little bit like freshly baked bread, but it was faint. There was also a hint of lemon sourness to Baird Wheat King Wit – I don’t know if it is supposed to be there but it was a welcome change from the atypical orange and coriander notes that come with witbiers.
Without trying to put people off from drinking Baird Wheat King Wit, if you’re expecting something with orange and coriander in, then you’ve definitely come to the wrong beer. I couldn’t detect any coriander spice in it – if there was then either Baird Wheat King Wit was chilled too much or it was so faint my IPA-wrecked tastebuds are not sensitive enough. The sourness made an appearance in the body too – a citrusy lemon kick that paired interestingly with the wheaty flavours swirling around. It finished off quite crisp and light with some lemon flavour following up.
Baird Wheat King Wit The Bottom Line
Baird Wheat King Wit is an interesting take on your regular witbier – it’s refreshing and drinkable enough but quite subtle by Baird’s own flavour standards.
Where to Buy Baird Wheat King Wit
Baird Wheat King Wit can be bought online at the following places: