White Aphro - Empire Brewing Company

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White Aphro
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86 Ratings
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Ratings: 86
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

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Sammy on 10-27-2009)
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Reviews by ThePorterSorter:
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3.85/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This beer is a great summer wheat beer. I remember going to Empire more excited about the beer than the food, so my expectations were high. I wanted my beer to pair well and be light and refreshing after a hard day working.

I believe the 3 additions to this wheat beer were ginger, honey, and lavender. The honey and lavender are what really seemed to stand out when I was deeply inhaling aromatic particles for my olfactory nerves to indulge upon. There is just something so interesting and floral about this beer, a last glimpse of summer contained in a wheaty-herbal complex. The beer went well with my seafood-rice-blue cornbread dish.

Unfortunately I prefer my witbiers to have a bit more of a protein haze, so it is definitely going to lose some points on appearance. Otherwise I was quite fond of this beer and will order it again next summer when it becomes available.

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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3.6/5  rDev -1.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Sammy
3.4/5  rDev -6.8%
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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3/5  rDev -17.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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3.58/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -11%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

Delicious!

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -31.5%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

Photo of CHickman
2.43/5  rDev -33.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

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 86 ratings.