Wahoo Wheat Beer - Ballast Point Brewing Company
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Reviews by augustgarage:
3.35/5 rDev -4.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Vigorously poured into a rocks glass from a 22oz bottle.
Pale straw to pear colored body, topped with a bright white head which quickly vanishes leaving behind no lacing. Not as hazy as expected, it looks almost as if it has been lightly filtered.
The aroma is crisp malt/grain and could almost be mistaken for that of a lager or a pilsner. Slightly fruity, but not much spice...mild sweetness.
On the palate, there is the sourness of lemons with a metallic undercurrent. Flavors of orange peel (curaçao), white bread, and coriander are well balanced but not quite integrated. The lager-like flavors add an unwelcome note for me. The finish is an interesting combination of buttered oats, citrus, and spice but is more mentholated than refreshing (almost as if fresh cilantro was used rather than coriander).
The body is a bit thin but with a buttery slickness (lactic acid or diacetyl?). The carbonation level seems good, so the insipid head retention is kind of surprising. The ABV is maybe a bit low, even for this style.
Overall, the combination of different elements make this worth a try (my girlfriend liked it), especially for a summer session beer. Compared to a lot of American takes on Hefeweizen, I would rate it a little higher, but Wahoo is simply out-classed when compared to many other witbiers.
Serving type: bottle
05-20-2009 02:43:59 | More by augustgarage
More User Reviews:
3.89/5 rDev +10.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Pours clear and pale gold with a white head. A relatively quick fade leave a bit of lace. Smell lovely with melon and light bubble gum notes. A light bit of wheat and yeast. Taste is bang on with a wheat graininess and Belgian wit level of of fruitiness. A touch of hefe like banana and clove subtly flowing. Bubble gum with sweet light malt. Finish is crisp and mild characterized by a lemony zestiness. Smooth carbonation and lighter body make this a superb summer quaffer. This is the ultimate lawn mower beer and stands head and shoulders above the usual fare. Low abv makes this a no brainer when you are busy and thirsty.
Serving type: growler
06-26-2014 23:32:08 | More by scootny
Wahoo Wheat Beer from Ballast Point Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 330 ratings.