Fennel, licorice, lemon balm, coriander… YUM. A delicious backdrop to a delicious beer.
experimental beers with a botanical twist
bitter orange peel
AKA Seville orange, Citrus × aurantium. “The peel can be used in the production of bitters. … The Belgian Witbier (white beer) is made from wheat beer spiced with the peel of the bitter orange.” (Wikipedia)
Sassafras and black birch (i.e. wintergreen, more or less) are the dominant notes here; the other flavors blend into a citrusy background. This is a refreshing, summery drink, a bit acidic — imagine a cross between unsweetened herb tea and a nice mild ale.