Whaleback White - Leelanau Brewing Company
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4.2/5 rDev +3.4%
750 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 7/10/2012. Pours moderately hazy golden straw color with a 2 finger fairly dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings on the glass, with some moderate streaming carbonation. Aromas of big tart apple, lemon, pear, clove, pepper, hay, grass, wheat, oak, vinegar, leather, funk, and yeast earthiness. Incredible aromas with awesome complexity and balance of yeast ester and oak notes; with great strength. Taste of tart apple, lemon, pear, pepper, clove, wheat, bread, hay, grass, oak, vinegar, leather, funk, and yeast earthiness. Fair amount of earthy tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of light fruits, pepper, clove, wheat, bread, hay, grass, oak, vinegar, leather, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a bit. Damn nice balance and complexity of yeast and oak notes; with a light malt balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and light-medium bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, lightly prickly, and lightly acidic mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a highly excellent wild witbier! All around great complexity and balance of oak and yeast ester flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.
10-11-2013 04:07:27 | More by superspak
3.99/5 rDev -1.7%
Beer is clear golden, with a very small white head.
Nose contains oak and funk. Smells lambic like. Light floral scents, peach.
Taste contains peach, light funk. Tart. Oak. Light fruits are nice, very delicate. Very nice.
Medium bodied, moderately carbonated. A bit dry.
Overall, really quite a nice beer. Nice twist on the witbier.
09-27-2013 02:57:16 | More by jrenihan
4.03/5 rDev -0.7%
A: The beer is hazy pale yellow in color and has a moderate to high amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high off white head that died down a bit and consistently left a thin head overnight the surface.
S: Light aromas of funk are present in the nose.
T: Aromas of wheat are present in the nose along with notes of orange and hints of coriander spices, the latter of which are most noticeable towards the finish.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and slightly tart on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is easy to drink and has nice hints of sourness. It reminds me a lot like a Jolly Pumpkin beer and the bottle label notes it was brewed and bottled there.
Note: Bottled 7/10/12
09-15-2013 18:46:24 | More by metter98
District of Columbia
4.19/5 rDev +3.2%
Shared by Thorpe429. Thanks Mike.
The beer is hazy straw yellow with an inch of white head. The aroma offers soft citrus and light spice. A touch of funk adds a nice touch. Light and fluffy on the palate. Really tasty, though different from a traditional witbier.
04-27-2013 19:36:42 | More by Huhzubendah
Whaleback White from Leelanau Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 86 ratings.