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Wahoo Wheat Beer - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Wahoo Wheat BeerWahoo Wheat Beer

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BA SCORE
80
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346 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 346
Reviews: 127
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 12.46%
Wants: 10
Gots: 15 | 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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Dmann

California

4.83/5  rDev +36.8%

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.

03-22-2004 10:23:20 | More by Dmann
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csmartin6

New York

2.75/5  rDev -22.1%

12-30-2012 16:57:25 | More by csmartin6
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TTripp725

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -22.1%

01-19-2014 01:43:58 | More by TTripp725
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iemailjack

Florida

2/5  rDev -43.3%

12-09-2011 16:56:38 | More by iemailjack
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Mora2000

Texas

3/5  rDev -15%

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.

10-14-2012 05:06:02 | More by Mora2000
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GarrettB714

California

5/5  rDev +41.6%

11-26-2011 05:52:35 | More by GarrettB714
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magictrokini

California

2.65/5  rDev -24.9%

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.

12-04-2008 23:54:33 | More by magictrokini
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

07-29-2013 11:42:32 | More by Cynic-ale
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GOBLIN

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

03-09-2014 01:25:46 | More by GOBLIN
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elBecko

Kentucky

3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

06-29-2012 05:01:09 | More by elBecko
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

4.03/5  rDev +14.2%

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.

12-06-2010 17:35:46 | More by WVbeergeek
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iSrALE

Mexico

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

12-18-2011 21:41:58 | More by iSrALE
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SPRichard

New Jersey

3.65/5  rDev +3.4%

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

06-06-2009 20:55:38 | More by SPRichard
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glid02

Georgia

4.1/5  rDev +16.1%

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.

07-22-2011 15:59:21 | More by glid02
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TimMack

California

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

03-04-2014 06:03:25 | More by TimMack
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acurtis

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -15%

01-15-2012 02:36:09 | More by acurtis
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ste5venla

California

3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

02-21-2013 08:32:30 | More by ste5venla
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JMS1512

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

06-15-2014 17:56:16 | More by JMS1512
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NJpadreFan

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

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.

05-26-2008 22:21:25 | More by NJpadreFan
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jmz62565

Connecticut

3.78/5  rDev +7.1%

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.

09-18-2008 22:07:43 | More by jmz62565
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seavercm

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

12-23-2013 03:54:57 | More by seavercm
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asabreed

New York

3.58/5  rDev +1.4%

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.

07-30-2008 03:36:19 | More by asabreed
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drinking12many

West Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

10-14-2013 23:07:08 | More by drinking12many
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev -22.1%

12-22-2013 00:04:40 | More by Sammy
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augustgarage

California

3.35/5  rDev -5.1%

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.

05-20-2009 02:43:59 | More by augustgarage
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Wahoo Wheat Beer from Ballast Point Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 346 ratings.