89pointsSmuttynose Smuttlabs Pure Biss

This self-appointed “unconventional wit beer” is Smuttynose's third collaboration with a chef; in this case, it's Jamie Bissonnette, chef and co-owner of restaurants Coppa and Toro in Boston and New York. Instead of going with traditional witbier-brewing additions of orange peel and coriander, Bissonnette brought kaffir lime leaves, spruce tips and grapefruit zest to the brew day. The result is an interesting take on a classic, still exhibiting traditional wit aromas and flavors of banana and yeasty spice, but with interesting notes of fresh pine needle and lime rind throughout. Clean, crisp and effervescent, it finishes dry and with a slight floral edge. Lauren Buzzeo

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