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Red Racer Classic White Ale - Central City Brewers + Distillers

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34 Reviews
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Reviews: 34
Hads: 61
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 8.79%
Wants: 2
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Central City Brewers + Distillers visit their website
British Columbia, Canada

Style | ABV
Witbier |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: canucklehead on 04-25-2008

Traditionally cloudy, this Belgium style White Ale is brewed with coriander seed and dried orange peel producing a beer light in body with a refreshing citrus-spice aroma.

Formerly known as Wally's Wheat.
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Reviews: 34 | Hads: 61
Photo of oregonskibum
3.99/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz can into a tulip glass

A: Color is a pale yellow with a light gold tint, very much like urine. There is a touch of cloudiness. Head was a solid two inches, compact, bright white. Slowly disippated, leaving foamy lacing.

S: Citrus (lemon and orange) with some spiciness. Smell is pretty subdued.

T: Taste is pretty light with more lemon and orange notes. The wheat is present, but in a very mild way, blending nicely with the citrus and spicy notes. Some very minor bitter notes on the finish.

M: Fairly light (per style) with decent to high carbonation. Feels very 'alive' in the mouth.

D: This was a very refreshing beer and better than the average wheat beers out there. If it was easier to get, I could see stocking this as a sessionable summer beer for working in the yard or camping. (812 characters)

Photo of OskarL
3.7/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A hazy pale orange/golden color with lots of carbonation. A white head that settles fast and leaves little lacing.

Smells malt, citrus and corriander.

Tastes orange peel, wheat, little malt and a bit of corriander.

A lot of carbonation in the mouthfeel with a body that is a bit fulller than usually for wits. (312 characters)

Photo of EskimoDave
4.12/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I like this cloudy pale straw coloured beer with a head that pours like a bright white ninja. It's there and gone in the time it takes you to blink. Pretty much all wit beers are brewed with Curaçao orange peel and coriander and normally what they impart are subdued. This doesn't fly in the Red Racerverse. The aroma of this beer is of bold orange, coriander, wheat, and subtle fruitiness. The taste is a light, but firm, spiciness from the coriander, with the orange peel really comes through, and, of course, a nice wheaty taste with hints of malt. Add all this to a light body and you got a real thirst quenching beer. (623 characters)

Photo of Seanstoppable
3.31/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Premier Wine and Spirits recently picked up a few items in the Red Racer line. Being a fan of wheat beers in general, I decided to grab a six pack of Red Racer's version.

Pours a nice cloudy pale gold color with two fingers of head. Head quickly evaporates to a thing film on top.

Light smell of coriander.

Taste is fairly clean. A bit of coriander, a hint of orange peel, a bit of wheat, a hint of malt. No real overwhelming flavors, no real aftertaste, just a somewhat subdued witbier.

Certainly drinkable. Certainly not bad. Nice and refreshing, but misses out on making it to 'really good' or 'great' status. A nice alternate to their pilsner, but not quite as good as their IPA and Pale Ale. (700 characters)

Photo of Sammy
3.58/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Can at Bar Volo. Not a pad one, more of a beige coloured wheat, darker than expected in the style, with a whitish head. Mature wheat aroma. Mouthfeel is a bit below average, and there is taste and drinkability there. A mild but significant hoppiness. Decent for the style overall. (280 characters)

Photo of Derek
3.85/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy straw that's more white than most wits, very little head or retention.

Light citrus & a hint of spicing in the aroma.

Nice lemony citrus & rind, very light spicing, modest bitterness, very well-balanced and drinkable.

Light to moderate body is smooth. (259 characters)

Photo of santa109
3.88/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Received as part of CanBIF4, thanks seldomseen!

A: Poured a golden color with a thick 2 finger head into a pint. A constant stream of bubbles can be seen rushing to the top.

S: The aromas mostly consist of orange peel with a bit of coriander in the background. There is also a thick malt presence in the smell.

T: Strong orange peel taste, less coriander than I expected but it's still there. As the beer warms a bit, the spices become more apparent. I'm quite surprised, this little beer in its can has much more taste than I expected.

M: A bit thicker than your typical wit. It leaves a quenching feel in the mouth.

D: On a warm summer day, could see myself having quite a few of these. Refreshing with just enough taste to keep it interesting.

Overall, I really didn't expect much from a wit in a can but I was proven wrong. Too bad we don't have these around here or I would keep some in the fridge in the summer. (923 characters)

Photo of BDTyre
3.56/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pretty good wit from Central City. Nice and cloudy orange/amber with a decent white head.

Too much malt in the smell, very little hopes. I'm only picking up orange and corriander in the background. Taste is a bit better - I can really pick up the orange peel, but the malt seems to almost knock out the corriander. Very full flavour though. This is great on a hot day, and nice to drink. (388 characters)

Photo of canucklehead
3.92/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

New in cans in Vancouver this is a solid wit with a full mouthfeel and less of the orange, spice route. The beer is cloudy dark orange gold with almost no head ( maybe my glass). The nose is fresh and citrusy. I got a real fullness to the body that say lacks in Grasshopper. This is an American wheat take on a Wit as the orange peel, corainder is only in the background. Well made and cool as heck in cans. (407 characters)

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Red Racer Classic White Ale from Central City Brewers + Distillers
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