Triangle White Ale - Triangle Brewing Company

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Ratings: 50
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 11.63%
Wants: 3
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
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Triangle Brewing Company visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: drunkmonk on 06-27-2008

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Reviews by chinchill:
Photo of chinchill
3.27/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours light golden with visible carbonation and a large white head. Head has good retention and leaves bubbly lacing.

AROMA: Sour; apricot flavored witbier; off-odors, to my mind, of yeasty, over-ripe fruit and wet grains.

T: nice yeasty, malty and fruity flavor. Tart. Well chosen level of spicing, although the mix of spices is not ideal. Hints of coriander, apricots, lemon, banana, clove, allspice and orange.

M: medium-thin body. Very good carbonation, although this meant I needed 3 pours to get this 12oz can of beer in a 16 oz glass. Slight dryness in the finish.

O: mixed review: pleasant beer despite a rather unpleasant aroma.

More User Reviews:
Photo of HopticalDeployment
3/5  rDev -16.9%

Solid white Belgian. Banana, clove, spice... nice. Lower Abv than I care for.

Pours with two fingers head, solid retention and lacing. Worthwhile. Don't write home, but have one in the way.

Photo of LXIXME
3.6/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Medium sized off white head settles into a pretty nice lacing above a well carbonated cloudyish caramel golden-bronze colored Witbier.

Wheat grain malts, yeasts, citrus fruit rinds, and a light light black pepper and maybe other spices aroma.

Dark spices up front, pepper corn like, overwhelm but mix well with the wheat malt then through in a very light yeastiness and you have the taste of this belgian style.

A light pepper tasting dryish aftertaste on this light to medium bodied beer.

This beer comes in a blandish can with a blandish name and delivers a bit more then advertized, I was mildly impressed, especially considering what I had anticipated prior to opening it.

Photo of tdm168
3.53/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy golden orange with an inch of dense, foamy white head that has great retention. The nose has notes of spice, yeast, and faint lemon and orange zest. The flavor is fruity with notes of lemon and heavy orange. There are very faint spice notes from the yeast as well. The mouthfeel is light bodied and well carbonated.

Not a bad offering from TBC. As a flagship beer it's pretty simple, but I could see how it would appeal to a large crowd. It's brewed to style so nothing too interesting to report. As this is a regular in local restaurants, I could see myself getting this at a place with a limited selection.

Photo of nickd717
3.3/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the brewery.

Cloudy golden-orange in color with a small white head that fades to light foam.

Big orange peel and wheat on the aroma with considerable coriander and spice.

The flavor is somewhat tart and wheaty with orange, lemon, coriander, and grains of paradise.

The mouthfeel is mildly acidic and medium-bodied with average carbonation level.

A pretty average or maybe slightly above average Belgian white.

Photo of tone77
3.88/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to woodychandler for the trade. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a cloudy golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of citrus, some spice. Taste is good, citrus, spices, slightly sour. Feels full bodied in the mouth and is highly drinkable. Overall this is a very good quality beer.

Photo of devilben02
3.78/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from my friend's home keg while visiting one early summer evening, this one pours a hazy golden color with a billowy white head that mirrored the look of the afternoon sun as it peeked through the scattered cloud cover. The aroma is bright and fruity, with the distinctive combination of yeast and spice that the style is known for. The first few sips are laced with banana, lemon, and clove, but aided by the light body and solid carbonation, these potent flavors seem to blend into a light, dry sweetness as I continue to empty the glass. Overall, the Triangle White is a great selection for sitting on my friend's screened-in-porch, admiring the lush green of his wooded back yard, and soaking up the increasing warmth of the summer sun.

Photo of rtratzlaff
3.97/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Triangle's White Ale is a wit beer that pours a light golden hazy with peach tones. Aromas are lemons, light malt, and clove. The flavors match well with decent carbonation added to enough of a malt body. This is no Allagash, but it is a great witbeer from a small brewery.

Photo of dbrauneis
3.73/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a cloudy golden orange in color with moderate amounts of fine visible carbonation and some light amounts of small white yeast particles in suspension. The beer has a finger tall white head that slowly fades to a thick film covering the majority of the surface of the beer with a slightly thicker ring at the edges of the glass. Light amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of wheat, orange, apricot, anise, and peppery yeast.

T: The beer starts out with light flavors of wheat underneath the more subtle yet complex flavors of orange, orange zest, apricot, and anise with lighter amounts of peppery yeast near the finish. Maybe some more notes of fennel.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Light amounts of dryness in the finish.

O: This is an interesting take on a Witbier with the addition of the fennel and anise flavor. Nice amounts of complexity and easy to drink, could be a sessionable beer.

Photo of woodychandler
3.95/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The CANQuest (TM) is picking up where it left off last night - with a Witbier, thanks to WoolyB, who sent this to me, along with an article about the CAN's design. It seems that they are inspired by the old "Bull Durham" smoking tobacco and advertising campaigns. How cool is that?

From the CAN: "Our interpretation of a traditional Belgian wheat beer, Triangle White Ale is unique and truly refreshing. The style gets its name from the white, slightly cloudy appearance of this unfiltered wheat ale. Brewed with a generous amount of white and red wheat that is grown locally in Scotland County, NC, and our own special blend of spices, makes Triangle White Ale complex in flavor without being overpowering or cloying. This beer [CAN] be enjoyed with or without the addition of fruit, but you decide! [I decided against it.] We have [CAN]fidence in you since you already made the wise decision to enjoy this beer! We suggest lightly rolling the [CAN] to jostle the yeast prior to pouring into your favorite glass. Cheers, [the undersigned]."; "No Bull ... just BEER!"

I was met with a tiny amount of foam-up during the Crack, but that was because of my following directions (lightly rolling the CAN), but once it settled, I saw that I had yet another brim-full CAN of craft beer. The Glug netted me a finger-and-a-half of rocky, eggshell-white head with good retention. Color was a hazy, murky orangish-yellow, like fresh-squeezed grapefruit juice. Nose had an interesting admixture of a wheat-cereal graininess along with a peppery spiciness. Mouthfeel was medium with the spices really coming out on the tongue. I would be curious to know what that "special blend of spices" CANsisted of, but it lent this beer a real dryness on the finish. Refreshing? Heck, yes! I would definitely want some of this beer in my cooler on a day at the beach.

Photo of WarEagleJeep
3.72/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: Hazy reddish orange color with quarter inch silky white head that dissolves shortly after the pour

S: Belgian yeast, mild fruity esters, faint sweet wheat malt but mostly funky yeast

T: Tart funky Belgian yeast is present from start to finish, mild citrus and wheat notes are present, a little clove, and no real hop presence

M: Light to medium feel, crisp carbonation to clean up the funky yeast flavor that tries to linger

O: Sold as a white but drinks like a mild sour. I did enjoy this Belgian white and but it did seem a bit funky for the style. I also liked that over the few weeks I have been drinking on this 6 pack , the flavors have changed even in that short amount of time.

Photo of johnnnniee
3.42/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Received in trade from VncentLIFE, thanks for the opportunity!
Pours a cloudy deep golden pineapple juice color with a tiny white head that dissipates almost instantly. Smells of pepper and coriander with a spicy wheat aroma. And do I smell fennel? Slightly tart in the taste. Oranges or apricots mixed with fennel anise and pepper. Medium body and carbonation level, slick watery mouthfeel. Decent brew, but nothing earth shattering here.

Photo of drunkmonk
3.72/5  rDev +3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Cloudy golden, fluffy white head, with a nice firm sticky lace. Aromas include all the usual suspects. Corriander, orange peel, and a nice peppery punch. Flavors follow suite with aroma. Again a nice peppery finish. The body is just a bit thin. Very nice refreshing and extremely easy to drink white beer. Session worthy. I will pick this up again some time this summer for some backyard bbq refreshment. Nice job and glad to have a Bull City brewery again.

Photo of Cylinsier
4.32/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4


Pours a hazy lemon gold with a white lacing.

Smells of esters and citrus with coriander flavors.

Tastes estery and citrusy with mild wheat grain flavors.

Moderate body with a tingle on the back of the tongue.

Delicious enjoyable belgian white, liked this one a lot. Worth seeking out.

Photo of ONUMello
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz can poured into a pint glass
A: Golden yellow with a 1/2 finger head.
S: Wheat, spice, and citrus zest.
T: Lemon, wheat, coriander. Tasty, though the finish is very short.
M: Light, crisp and zesty.
O: My is this refreshing! Not the most complex thing in the world, but tasty. I will definitely be looking for more the next time I'm in NC.

Photo of devilishprune
3.41/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A. A nice honey color with the right amount of haziness for the style. Aggressive pour from the can yielded half an inch of head that dissipates quickly.

S. Definite spicy Belgian yeast aromas. Detecting a faint hint of coriander and an even fainter hint of orange in the background.

T. The thing that I like about this beer is that it isn't overly sweet like the more "commercial" examples. Getting a lot of wheat in the beginning as well as some minor clove, and the finish is kind of sour/tangy.

M. Lively carbonation and a light-ish mouthfeel. Not too thick, not too thin. Appropriate for the style.

O. I don't usually go for this style, but this one from a local brewery has impressed me. This beer is on the drier side and would be great after mowing the lawn or on the beach. The tangy finish detracts a little though, and I could have done without that.

Photo of atsprings
3.87/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz can into a weizen glass pours a slightly hazy pale orange with almost no head. Aroma is sweet malts, wheat and mild spice. The taste is a nice amount of wheat and sweet malts with nice spices such as coriander and orange peel. The beer is quite light bodied with nice smooth carbonation. This is a very tasty, sessionable beer, one that would be great by the pool, at the beach, or as nice lawnmower beer, glad to see it available in cans!

Photo of callisbeers
4.05/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at home. Pours a cloudy golden color, with a beautiful white head and lacing that sticks nicely to the pint. Smells are all there for a wit beer and the taste is spot on as well. Mouthfeel is good and the drinkability is great. I can see me having a couple of these during the upcoming summer days. Heck, I am on my second one just for this review.

Photo of KajII
3.37/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

[Suggested Glassware: Weizen Glass]

The pour was a slightly cloudy golden orange with an average (1-2 finger) white fizzy head that diminished steadily, down to a light film with a small collar that did last throughout and had fair drippy lacing.

The aroma was of a light grain malt and a musty Belgian yeast with notes of citrus (orange and lemon), coriander and a mild scent of wet grass.

The taste was lightly sweet and rather citrusy from the start, becoming quite yeasty with a tart lemony finish. The flavor lasted an average time proceeding the swallow, with a lingering citrus wheat taste left behind.

Mouthfeel was just a tad past light in body with a mildly dry texture and a carbonation that was just a bit past soft in intensity.

Overall this was a smooth, tasty and very refreshing Witbier that possessed a unique lingering tartness at the finish. This would definitely make a great summer session brew...

Photo of VncentLIFE
4.17/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

inch head. Slightly turbid yellow color. Low carbonation, even with a laser-etched glass.

Smells like Hoegaarden, except less. I smell all ale, less spices. Not too impressed with the smell of it.

Now the taste was totally different. Its slightly sweet taste from the malt really make the coriander and orange peel pop on the palate. The odd thing is that the flavors all really only stick around long enough to make themselves known, then just kind of leave you wanting more. Really impressed the flavors in this one. The spices are really more spicey than Im used to, and I think thats what Hoegaarden is missing.

Light body, easily drinkable. Best canned beer Ive had to date; my new go-to beer down here in NC.

Photo of Teleweizen2
4.09/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - rolled the can lightly to disperse the yeast as directed. pours a hazy pale golden hue. 3 fingers worth of white head.

S - a deep and complex aroma. spices are very prominent such as coriander, guinea pepper, and some vanilla as well. a bit of tart wheat as well as some smokeyness.

T - light bready sweetness on the tip of the tongue followed by sublet notes of bitter orange peel for balance with a tart and spicy finish.

M - fairly light bodied and crisp when nicely chilled as it warms it takes on a more creamy sort of mouthfeel. brisk carbonation.

O - a very unique take on a white ale. complex yet easy drinking and very refreshing on a warm summer eve.

Triangle White Ale from Triangle Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 50 ratings.