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Whitecap Wheat Ale - Howe Sound Inn & Brewing Company

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Whitecap Wheat Ale
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BA SCORE
83
good

13 Ratings
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Ratings: 13
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 13.09%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Howe Sound Inn & Brewing Company visit their website
British Columbia, Canada

Style | ABV
Witbier |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
A refreshing Belgian-style wheat beer with hints of coriander and orange made with 50% wheat, 50% barley, hops, water, yeast, coriander and dried orange peel. It is named in recognition of "The Spit" - Squamish's world-class windsurfing and kiteboarding venue at the head of Howe Sound.

30 IBU

(Beer added by: canucklehead on 09-24-2009)
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Ratings: 13 | Reviews: 4 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of mdavidson
4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

mdavidson, Oct 20, 2012
Photo of jrempel
4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

jrempel, Jul 31, 2013
Photo of wordemupg
3.95/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

1L swinging pop top poured into pint glass 7/9/12

A cloudy pale yellow with some sediment being moved around by just a few streams of big bubbles going up the side, a thumbs width of bone white head hangs around for a little while leaving lots of random lace

S the coriander and orange is strong, some lemon and faint clove smells like a Wit beer alright

T some other spice I can't quite place and even more citrus, pretty decent stuff just some faint herbal notes as it warms

M looks a little flat but its somehow a little foamy in the mouth? other then that no problems

O fairly refreshing and a decent summer swiller, yet again I'm way above the average

A liter bottle is a bit of a commitment but I think I'll be OK, I'm pretty stoked I have a few more Howe Sound bottles in the fridge I've yet too try

wordemupg, Sep 07, 2012
Photo of biboergosum
3.81/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

16oz pint, 4.5% ABV, at Beer Revolution, part of a Howe Sound tap takeover.

This beer appears a cloudy medium golden yellow hue, with one finger of thinly foamy, wispy off-white head, which leaves some severely elongated continental lace around the glass as things slip away.

It smells of semi-sweet grainy pale malt, unripe banana, cloves, mild black pepper, and a soft floral bitterness. The taste is sharp wheat grain, barely sweet in its maltiness, unsweetened orange juice, rich coriander, mild apple and banana chips, and a low-key musty floral essence.

The carbonation is quite peppy, and a bit too edgy at times, the body a decently hefty medium weight, and mostly smooth. It finishes off-dry, the fruitiness providing a sweet lingering flourish, and the graininess following suit.

A fairly enjoyable witbier, the spice and yeast esters pleasantly kept in check, and the wheat exhibiting a controlling crispness. More than worthy, if you're into the style.

biboergosum, Jun 07, 2013
Photo of bumchilly25
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

bumchilly25, May 18, 2013
Photo of Sammy
3.63/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Enjoyed on tap at the brewub. A little yeasty, spritzy carbonation. Lighter mouthfeel for a whit. Bitterness not bad, so more of a North American take, not offset by corriander and orange and the like. Hazy unfiltered look.Wheat and yeast aromas.Worth a try.

Sammy, Jul 30, 2011
Photo of NickThePyro
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

NickThePyro, Dec 24, 2012
Photo of kjyost
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

kjyost, Apr 27, 2014
Photo of KalanM
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

KalanM, Sep 11, 2014
Photo of chickenm
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

chickenm, Nov 21, 2011
Photo of 4ster
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

4ster, Aug 19, 2012
Photo of EskimoDave
3/5  rDev -16.4%

EskimoDave, Nov 21, 2011
Photo of canucklehead
2.73/5  rDev -24%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

These guys make one of the best Hefes in BC so how come their Wit is lacking. Cloudy with a big head but almost no nose this beer drinks like an American Wheat with little coriander and orange flavour. The Hefe is very full in flavour and mouthfeel but the Wit is thin and uninspired. Sad, cause the two beer styles are both similar.

canucklehead, Sep 24, 2009
Whitecap Wheat Ale from Howe Sound Inn & Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 13 ratings.