Gigantic / Ecliptic TicWitTic
TicWitTic is a Sour Belgian Wit. The beer started as a very traditional Belgian-style Wit with a mash of pilsner malt, flaked wheat and oats. The brewers then kettle soured it for two days with lactobacillus, which lowered the pH to 3.55 and provided an incredibly clean sourness. They then briefly boiled and added Willamette and Crystal hops, and the traditional Wit ingredients: Curacao orange peel, sweet orange peel, coriander, and chamomile flowers. It was fermented with the Forbidden Fruit Belgian yeast strain. The final beer is beguilingly cloudy, has citrusy aroma, and is extremely refreshing, with a drinkably sour finish. It comes in at 3.9% ABV.
Very wheaty, very sour style of Berlin. Berliner weissebier has a barely perceptible hop content, low alcohol, and a sharp character. Often these are laced with syrups to cut the intense acidity, but purists will want to take them neat to enjoy the multi-faceted complexity and thirst-quenching character.