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White Aphro - Empire Brewing Company

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White Aphro
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87 Ratings
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Ratings: 87
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 14.52%
Wants: 2
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Empire Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Sammy on 10-27-2009

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Reviews by TheBrewo:
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3.97/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer was served from the tap at Tap and Mallet in Rochester, NY. It arrived in an Anchor pint glass glowing a pale wheaty yellow coloring. It held a half finger head of creamy white bubbles, showing lower retention. Sheets of wet and dripping lacing were left once the head was gone. There was a thick haze to it, with no sediment, and active carbonation. The aroma gave fresh lemon, eucalyptus, wheaty malts, pale toasty malts, light piney and grassy hops, dirty yeastiness, mineral, and stony grit. Our first impression was that there was surprising freshness, with a big lemony cleanse to the palate. As we sipped, bittering wheaty bite, eucalyptus freshness, and resiny hops from the nose hit first, with a quick following wash of sweeter lemon flesh and gritty honey sugars. The peak came with the smoothness and saltiness of cashews, more honey sweetness, and the bite and dryness of an herbal tea. We finished with more cleansing lemon, chalky wheat, and the green prickle of fresh plant sap. The aftertaste breathed of lemon, plastic phenols, big spice of pepper, dirty and pale wheatiness, and black tea tannins. The body was light to medium with a creamy feel, while carbonation was lighter and foamy. There was a wet coating to the mouth, with dripping cleanliness and coolness. There was no real coating, or much dryness. The abv was appropriate, and the beer drank easily.

Overall, what we liked best about this beer was the uniqueness throughout. There was big plant quality of eucalyptus through the nose and flavoring. This afforded both a cleansing and inviting air from the start. This also mixed well with the lemon and wheat inherent to the style, giving a clean and classic, yet interesting, twang.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Enjoyed on tap at the brewpub with the brewer Tim Butler. The Aphrodiasac gruit ale with a big dose of yeast, that now overpowers it in smell, in taste,and also bulks up the mouthfeel. Unfiltered, more head on a light brown body. This is the more popular version, but it is way too yeasty for me, and the sourness has all but disapeared.

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Had a couple pints at DBA in Brooklyn. The hazy, pale yellow beer was crisp and very drinkable on the hot summer. The wheat was soft and subtle, like a good wit, but the spicing was bigger and crisp, giving the beer an American edge. So yeah, it's a departure from a Hoegaarden or Allagash White, but it's a tasty beer worth checking out.

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Beer review from 8/17/2012: on tap at Old Field Inn - pours hazy piss yellow color with a creamy 1 finger white head, fading slowly and leaving good spotty lacing.

Smells of clove, ginger, yeast, lemon, wheat, grass, hay and spices and herbs; the clove and ginger dominate the aroma, which smells like a cross between a hefe and a Belgian. Very odd nose that's too strong with those 2 smells.

Tastes like it smells, with clove, ginger, yeast, lemon, wheat, floral hops, grass, hay, spices like pepper and herbs like tea leaf or potpourri; not too good taste-wise, and almost borders on too herbal.

Mouthfeel is creamy and smooth, with very light carbonation, a light body and a tart aftertaste that has way too much of the clove and ginger. Great picture on the tap handle, but that was the best part of this beer.

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White Aphro from Empire Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 87 ratings.