So glad to see Doctors Orders finally making it to bottle now. I was particularly excited to get this as I’ve never had the chance to sample but what I have drunk has always impressed. Their Prescription 12 Belgian Black IPA made it into my Top Ten of 2014 and also got my vote for the Hottest 100, though I was very surprised that none of their brews made it into the countdown… But alas, it was not to be. So lets see what Zephyr holds in store…
Style: Imperial Witbier
From Where: Low Buy Liquor, Lilydale
Pours a golden orange with compact white head and fine lacing.
On The Nose:
Some amazing aromatics getting picked up in the glass. Brilliant lemon myrtle, chamomile, dry hay, green apple, juicy nectarine and fleshy peach. Getting light notes of lemon pith, orange zest, coriander and white pepper with candied ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg and lolly bananas.
Classic witbier notes here, layers and layers of it. It starts with sweet juicy peaches, apricot and nectarine melding into floral lemon myrtle, fresh honey dew and candied orange zest in abundance. Finishing in dry farmhouse lees, notes of fresh cut coriander, wheat grain, star anise and white pepper.
This is witbier brilliantly magnified by a thousand with the classic Doctors Orders touch. Some clever brewing had gone into this with the Doctors twist: Classic but amplified, this is a brilliant brew to think about on a warm summers day. Seriously clever, tasty and another brilliant brew. Can’t wait to see whats coming in 2015, will be watching very closely! Perhaps 2015 will be the year for them to get into the Hottest 100. Fingers crossed…