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Two Independence Brews

Sunday, October 25th, 2015

While at the Woodside Inn we also tried the two beers from Independence Brewing on tap. The Belgian Wit is an opalescent straw color with bone white head that leaves a nice lacing on the glass.Independence Brewing Wit & Porter The aroma is very light, with some biscuity malt and hints of tropical fruit. The flavor is refreshing and malty, with a significant biscuit and toast character that starts strong but doesn’t last long. The carbonation is rich, so the initial sweetness rolls off quickly. It opens up significantly as it warms, revealing more of the coriander you expect from a wit.

The Robust Porter is basically black. The rocky tan head, which lasts and laces, is beautiful on top but a bit spongey underneath. The nose is a light roasty and nutty character that likewise opens up. The flavor is rich with toast, chestnut and coffee. Though it starts a bit sweet, that doesn’t last, revealing the solid and long-lasting roasted character. The body is full and active, a bit lingering but not unpleasantly so. Overall a very tasty and refreshing porter.

+Independence Robust Porter

3.9 (4-7-8-4-16)

+Independence Belgian Wit

3.7 (4-7-7-4-15)