colomba_beer-of-the-week

We’ve got a soft spot for white ales, and cherish every chance we get to taste a new one.  When Colomba Witbier arrived this month in our package from the Microbrewed Beer of the Month Club, we were intrigued.  One of two Corsican beers in the package, Colomba is marked as a “white ale brewed with spices” on its otherwise unappealing label.  Colomba pours a cloudy, pale color with a thick head that recedes quickly.  Its scent is both spicy and sweet, with prevalent notes of wheat.  To the tongue, Colomba White Ale starts spicy, with malt and citrus flavors ending with an herbal finish.  In comparison with other white ales we love, this one didn’t leave a solid impression, as the taste was a bit medicinal and underwhelming.  I can’t say that you should rush out and grab a bottle of Colomba’s white ale, but I do suggest you should try one if offered.  Beyond the three that arrived in my package from BeerMonthClub, I’m not sure if I’ll be picking up any more of these…