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Wahoo Wheat Beer - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
80
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365 Ratings
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Ratings: 365
Reviews: 128
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 12.43%
Wants: 10
Gots: 17 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Ballast Point Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  4.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: beernut7 on 08-26-2002)
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Ratings: 365 | Reviews: 128 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by PeprSprYoFace:
Photo of PeprSprYoFace
2.73/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a surprisingly clear-ish yellow with a thin white head that dissapated fast.

Smells not very strong but some banana and yeast. Little bit of spicyness.

Tastes just as it smells. Not very strong. Pretty light and a little spicy. A little yeast but kind of thin.

Mouthfeel us very thin but a good carbonation.

This beer is kind if boring and I probably won't buy it again. I'll waste my money on other wit beers. Reminds me of a BMC with slightly more flavor. Not impressed.

PeprSprYoFace, Jun 13, 2008
More User Reviews:
Photo of Dmann
4.83/5  rDev +36.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This was one awesome beer. I had it on tap at Dave&Busters and if it weren't $5.35 a glass I would have drank much more. It poured a medium yellow color with a nice white head that stuck around till the end and left very nice lace. The beer was very hazy, of corse, and you could not see through it at all. The smell was very crisp and citrusy. The taste was awesome, one of the most refreshing beers I've had in awhile. There was a great orange-ish tang to it along with a slight hop bite at the end. I have a feeling that this would be a good transition beer for people trying to get into the world of craft brews.

Dmann, Mar 22, 2004
Photo of csmartin6
2.75/5  rDev -22.3%

csmartin6, Dec 30, 2012
Photo of Afroman
3/5  rDev -15.3%

Afroman, Oct 16, 2014
Photo of TTripp725
2.75/5  rDev -22.3%

TTripp725, Jan 19, 2014
Photo of iemailjack
2/5  rDev -43.5%

iemailjack, Dec 09, 2011
Photo of Swane
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

Swane, Sep 20, 2014
Photo of Mora2000
3/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The beer pours a slightly hazy yellow color with a white head. The aroma is full of wheat with a hint of orange thrown in. I also get a little vanilla in the aroma, which was unexpected. The flavor is similar. I get a lot of wheat notes, as well as a hint of coriander. The orange notes from the aroma don't really come through in the flavor. Medium, creamy mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Mora2000, Oct 14, 2012
Photo of GarrettB714
5/5  rDev +41.2%

GarrettB714, Nov 26, 2011
Photo of magictrokini
2.65/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Not all that happy with this one. Pours cloudy gold with very little head. Good spice and citrus in the aroma, but it is mixed with a dank basement odor that is supposed to be wheat. The taste is very yeasty, to the point of souring the beer. This could be pretty good if they would just tone that down.

magictrokini, Dec 04, 2008
Photo of Cynic-ale
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Cynic-ale, Jul 29, 2013
Photo of GOBLIN
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

GOBLIN, Mar 09, 2014
Photo of elBecko
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

elBecko, Jun 29, 2012
Photo of WVbeergeek
4.03/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big 22 ounce offering pours like a banana smoothie, deep clouded yellow golden body, thick and creamy white head with specks of yeast imbedded in it. Thick chunks of lacing cling to the glass. Aroma has mild hints of citrus/a touch of banana/clove/coridander. Nice west coast style wheat, a touch of herbal hops really don't impart much bitterness low hop rates for sure. Flavor was fantastic a nice creamy texture citric/grassy wheat sweetness with a touch of banana/clove/citrus great carbonation level going on. Mouthfeel is medium bodied efferescent airy carbonation really creates a unique drinking experience. Drinkability overall was quality a wheat chock full of flavor, glad I didn't pass on this little gem of a session ale from the West Coast.

WVbeergeek, Dec 06, 2010
Photo of iSrALE
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

iSrALE, Dec 18, 2011
Photo of SPRichard
3.65/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

yellow straw colored body...cloudy....small white head

citrus...lemon....wheat

tastes pretty much how it smells...clove and banana flavors that dominate most wheat beers here in the US are more subdued in this one

very thin compared to most of the American wheat beers....still very drinkable

i usually prefer the more creamier wheat beers, but this was still nice to try....i'd pass it over if there were other choices available

SPRichard, Jun 06, 2009
Photo of glid02
4.1/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle shared by Joe – thanks!

Pours a hazy golden-straw color with a bright white head that leaves solid lacing.

Smells of crisp light malts with good amounts of lemon and citrus peel. Also present are slight amounts of soft coriander.

Tastes similar to how it smells. Smooth light malts with mild wheat flavors up front are joined quickly by bright citrus peel. Midway through it dries out a bit with decent amounts of spices that carry through to a crisp ending. Mouthfeel is good, with smooth carbonation.

Overall I enjoyed this beer, very crisp with a lot of flavor for a 4.0% ABV beverage. Well worth a shot.

glid02, Jul 22, 2011
Photo of TimMack
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

TimMack, Mar 04, 2014
Photo of acurtis
3/5  rDev -15.3%

acurtis, Jan 15, 2012
Photo of ste5venla
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

ste5venla, Feb 21, 2013
Photo of JMS1512
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

JMS1512, Jun 15, 2014
Photo of NJpadreFan
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Ballast Point- Wahoo Wheat

A- Cloudy yellow with a small non lacing head.
S- Light fresh wheat with a touch of clove and pepper.
T- Light and crisp wheat with delicate spices. Pepper, clove, orange peels, and coriander comprise the flavors.
M- Very light and watery, flavors are subdued. Thin body with a nice sweet finish.

Overall- This 1 just didn't have enough of a punch. The flavors and feel were too weak. Otherwise easy to drink and could be quite refreshing on a hot day.

NJpadreFan, May 26, 2008
Photo of jmz62565
3.78/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a very cloudy light yellow/orange with a small white head that doesn't leave much lacing. The smell is somewhat strong with with the scents of clove,banana,and wheat. The taste is very crisp with wheat flavors; clove,banana,and some pepper. The m/f is light and the flavors mix well. Abit thin,but it's still a nice crisp summer beer.

jmz62565, Sep 18, 2008
Photo of seavercm
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

seavercm, Dec 23, 2013
Photo of asabreed
3.58/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bomber into a pint glass.

Appearance: Lighter hazy yellow with little retention and a quickly disappearing head. The color's very nice though and saves it in that respect.

Smell: Plenty of yeast, spices, sweetness from the wheat, lemon zest, mild coriander. Balanced and above average but nothing more, and the aromas could be stronger, as it does seem a little tam, though balanced.

Taste: Yeast and spices up front with citrus and moderate wheat sweetness, mild phenolic earthiness, and some coriander. I wish the finish was longer and the flavors were more pronounced; like the aroma, they're balanced and solid, but there could be much more going on.

Mouthfeel: More watery than I'd have liked, though there's a nice burst of carbonation at the end, and I suppose the carbonation's fading since I've had it in the glass for a while also.

Drinkability: Solid drinkability, as it's very refreshing and has enough flavor to keep me going back. I went through this bomber pretty quickly and would certainly buy a six-pack if I saw one. It's better than a lot of domestics but not quite as good as a lot of real Belgians, but it's hard to find a good domestic Wit these days, one going back to, at least in my opinion.

asabreed, Jul 30, 2008
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Wahoo Wheat Beer from Ballast Point Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 365 ratings.