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La Perouse White - Maui Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
85
very good

53 Ratings
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Ratings: 53
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 9.79%
Wants: 3
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Maui Brewing Co. visit their website
Hawaii, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: July2Nov on 03-15-2012)
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2.5/5  rDev -33.9%

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3/5  rDev -20.6%

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3/5  rDev -20.6%

Photo of ccrida
3.21/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

On draughrt at the brewpub, La Perouse is very murky, dull gold with a small white collar leaving the slightest lace.

Smell is grainy, almost wort like, and corriander.

Taste is big on the citrus spices, a little sharpness. Some yeasty flavors, light sweetnees.

Mouthfeel is crisp, a touch of fullness aligns with the appearence, but generally rather light.

Drinkability is fine, too spicy, could use less spice and a little more time in the brite tank.

Photo of womencantsail
3.25/5  rDev -14%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

The pour is a cloudy pale yellow color with a fluffy white head. The nose is sort of bland. A light cracker malt aroma, some hints of spice, a little straw, and maybe some yeast. As it warms, some orange does come out. The flavor is a bit more robust, but it sort of tastes like Malibu rum. Very fruity, almost artificially so. Coconut, oranges, and a hint of vanilla. Light coriander flavor, and very little malt character. Very strange...

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3.25/5  rDev -14%

Photo of HuskyinPDX
3.33/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Can opened on 5.31.12.

A - Pours a cloudy light yellow with a fizzy white head.

S - Belgian spice, oranges. Not a ton going on here.

T - Subtle spice and some mandarian oranges.

D - Good carboantion with a light body.

O - Light body and subtle spices and oranges.

Photo of kojevergas
3.43/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 fl oz aluminum can (with a strangely cool top - the grip is excellent!) served into a conical Guinness pint glass in me gaff in low altitude Los Angeles, California. 5.2% Canned 03/28/2012. Reviewed live. Expectations are above average. I like the style.

Served refrigerator cold and allowed to warm slightly over the course of consumption. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Pours a two finger beige head without much cream, pretty thin, and of average retention. Colour is a cloudy murky dull yellow. No yeast particles are visible. Nontransparent. No bubble show.

Sm: Pale hops, clean full barley, light lemon hints, a bit of yeast, and clean malts. A mild to moderate strength aroma. Somewhat inviting, but fairly generic for the style.

T: Clean barley and malts form the simple but effective full-bodied foundation. Fresh lemon peel rounds out the profile and comes off as surprisingly clean and enjoyable. I quite like it, in spite of its simplicity. No yeast or alcohol comes through. Nicely balanced and built, though there's no real complexity and very little subtlety.

Mf: Smooth and wet, suiting the flavours nicely. The thickness is apt, though it's overcarbonated but not to the point of inhibiting sharpness.

Dr: A nice little witbier. Quite drinkable. I'd definitely try this on draught. A good offering from Maui, and one I'd like to see brewed on a continuous basis.

B-

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of harrymel
3.53/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Canned March 2012

hazed grain color with a almost solid sheet of bone whites. Smells like wit, coriander and a hint of clove with some underlying grain and corn. Taste is clean white with some coriander and some clay and a hint of hay; simple, but clean. Medium bodied with hi carb and a dry finish. Okay wit, would advise wit fans to give a try.

Photo of barleywinefiend
3.53/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured a nice, light golden color with a thick finger of pillowy white foam, bubbles with some good head retention

S: The fruitiness and wheat are a bit muted with some Belgian yeast and light pepper hanging in their.

T: A nice, immediate and refreshing beer with light wheat, some pepperness, hay, citrus and a light dash of passion fruits

M: Medium bodied, crisp, refreshing

O: Nice and drinkable witbier. No major flaws or complaints

Photo of smakawhat
3.55/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the can into a Hoegarden witbier glass.

A fluffy and suds head, bright white, kind of pock marked a bit settles slowly on to a cloudy slightly gray and brown yellow body. Somewhat glowing with some good fast rising carbonation in places.

Nose is a very noticeable fresh orange, juicy, not much of a wheat backbone or sweetness coming off this, some faint dry spice. Quite nice.

Feel on this is kind of wet, but the finish is superb with a mild gaseous quality. Palate in the middle has some light malt wheat sense, but the finish brings some spiced and dry orange texture. Spiced clove seems to come out in the aftertaste and mixes nicely with the orange, it's almost kind of hot and peppery.

Overall this is a pleasant witbier, but I don't find myself really excited about it. It would make a good solid summer refresher easily.

Photo of Mora2000
3.58/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Drank at the Big Texas Beer Fest.

The beer pours a hazy golden color with a white head. The aroma is mainly made up of wheat with a little bit of coriander thrown in. The flavor is a little different, with the addition of some orange peel and herb notes. The wheat is still very strong in the flavor, with some subtle coriander notes thrown in as well. Thin mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Photo of beertunes
3.6/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into 9oz pilsener glass. Poured the expected cloudy whitish color that typifies the style. The beer had about 1/4 inch of white head that had OK retention and very light lacing.

The aroma and flavors were both the expected wheat, yeast and spice that makes Wits one of my summer favorites. The coriander was present without being overpowering, as it sometimes can be, and the orange was very subdued as well.

The body was very crisp and clean, with a dry wheaty finish. Drinkability was, as I find most of the style to be, very good indeed. Overall, a solid, enjoyable example of the style. Not in the elite level of Wits, but a good choice for the river, beach, cookout or just plain drinkin'. Worth trying when you see it.

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3.68/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz can, the last souvenir from a fortnight spent in Waikiki and Kona a few weeks ago.

This beer pours a cloudy, hazy, pale straw hue, with two fingers of very fizzy, poppy white head, which settles quite quickly, leaving some low-ebbing lace around the glass.

It smells like fermenting orange juice - active yeast, sweet orange juice and conversely bitter orange peel, earthy, savoury coriander, and a bit of musty, gamey hops. The taste is a fair bit more centered, with the wheat grain poking its head in, the orange citrus showing more balance, even gaining a certain creamy character, the coriander still providing a sturdy herbal tone, and the yeast trailing off, but nevertheless leaving its mark.

The carbonation is almost altogether sedate, the body an even-handed medium weight, and generally smooth. It finishes with a drying fruity kick, some lingering spice helping keep the overall sweetness intact.

Like a witbier that had its two main talking points amped, oiled, and buffed up - the citrus and coriander really run the show here, with minor credits due the acquiescent grain and sassy yeast. Not my favorite, but drinkable enough.

Photo of nimrod979
3.68/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz. can into standard pint glass. Canned: 03/28/12. Really wantedto try this as I am a fan of Maui.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy straw yellow with a thin one finger white head that fades quickly to a small ring and no lacing.

Aroma: Orange zest, pineapple, lots of coriander spice and wheat.
Smells like the beach.

Taste: Orange citrusy zest up front along with some wheaty Belgian yeast. Before a boatload of coriander and spice takes control and holds throughout the finish.

Mouthfeel: Dry and medium bodied. It's a little heavier than expecting but I'm not complaining. Moderate carbonation. Spicey finish. My only complaint is the coriander is a little overpowering. However, it's a pretty solid drinkable wit. Good for summer.

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

single from some Whole Foods

a: served in a wit glass, a hazy golden white in color with a frothy layer of head that shows average retention

s: the nose spreads fresh mandarin orange - floral citrus - and well applied coriander spice across a simply structured wheat base, nice bready yeast aroma, subtle grassy hops

m: carbonated to around a moderate level, lighter in body with some weight to it

t: carrying forward with the aromatic set, the palate features a thoughtful combination of coriander with fruity mandarin orange on a slightly sweet wheat malt base, bready yeast, hops contribute little flavor, and add a subtle bittering to the finish

o: the restraint in dosing the spice is appreciated, and the fresh mandarin orange adds a little something extra, solid base beer with good yeast character, solid all around

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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La Perouse White from Maui Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 53 ratings.