Wahoo Wheat Beer - Ballast Point Brewing Company
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4.83/5 rDev +37.2%
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
4.5/5 rDev +27.8%
The wifey went and got me a growler of this tasty brew from Ballast Point/Home Brew Mart in SD - thanks babe!
A: Pours an unfiltered strawlike/blonde hue with a nice fluffy white head that dissipates within a few sips, leaving massive amounts of lacing in its tracks.
S: Big blast of banana berry bubble gum, spices - cloves and coriander, with sourdough and fresh cut grain finish.
T: Pretty on-point with the nose but with a citrus bight. The finish is as the nose suggested though - bread and grain. A real tasty one for the style!
M/D: Lighter side of medium bodied but standin tow to tow with any medium bodied ale out there. Crisp clean finish makes this one really stand out for a Witbier. Honestly one of my most cherished session beers, and having this brewery just a 10 minute drive from my pad and fillin growlers for 8 bucks makes it a regular in my rotation and definitely one of my faves.
07-24-2011 04:48:02 | More by DeanMoriarty
4.38/5 rDev +24.4%
I've heard a lot of pro-Ballast Point talk amongst friends, so when I saw this one I knew I had to try it. Man, was it good in my opinion.
Finger-width head, bright yellow color, awesome nose. A yeasty sweet, coriander, and orange flavor that left a balanced dry tang on the tongue.
I must say, this one is a tops for me in the witbier style. Well done. Definitely recommended.
07-15-2011 23:14:48 | More by IRONRakkasan
4.33/5 rDev +23%
Appearance: Cloudy/Creamy Orange.
Smell: Dried Orange, Grapefruit, Coriander
Taste: Slight Spice that turns into orange and melts off into a hint of cream. Salty essence on finish. A beautiful witbier!
Mouthfeel: refreshing medium bodied with soothing tannins.
Drinkability: Session beer for the summertime heat. A perfect beer for Cinco De Mayo to be shared with mexican style food. I strongly recommend.
04-28-2009 01:14:17 | More by LauraAlberts
4.28/5 rDev +21.6%
Reviewed on 1/22/11 from notes:
A: Golden yellow with a finger of fluffy white head. A thin layer of foam sticks around.
S: Wheat and more wheat. Some straight sugar aromas.
T: Nice wheat taste. A little strong on this adjunct malt for my taste buds.
M: Very light feel with lots of carbonation on the tongue.
D: Easy to drink if you enjoy this style. While not my top style, I appreciate the quality of this beer.
01-31-2011 06:18:08 | More by gregshead
4.28/5 rDev +21.6%
Poured into a weizen glass with a light head that leaves little lacing.
A: Pours an opaque cloudy beer.
S: Very surprised, excellent smell gives off a tremendous banana smell that ends with a nice aroma of cloves with a light hint of citrus.
T: Excellent version of an American wit, that starts with a banana citrus note with nice carbonation that finishes with a light peppery taste.
M: Nice and smooth with moderate carbonation that finishes nice.
D: A nice beer for warm weather but I would say that it would be a top choice for a wheat beer all year long. A tad expensive at $5 a bomber but worth it.
04-26-2008 04:45:26 | More by Hokies
4.25/5 rDev +20.7%
A-It is a wheat beer, and looks that way, out of the pour it has the color of golden wheat, thick with no floaters of any kind. Great carbonation, easy pour with little head, but great activity.
S-Different layers to the smell, has the instant aroma of a wheat beer, but after scent of a hefewiezen. Not over powering at all, compliments the beer well and promises what it delivers.
T-Taste was very good, not amazing, but very good. Grows on you after every drink. No long after taste, enough of the wheat and hef flavor that I think anyone who enjoys a light beer would find this beer very intriguing. Could use a little more kick, perhaps more carbonation?
M-Goes down great, no complaints there, in my opinion, one of the best beers I have had regarding mouthfeel. Doesn't coat the mouth, still crisp.
D-I enjoyed this beer alot, it does really grow on you. It's great out the door, and gets better as you go. I guess that applies for a lot beers though huh? It was very good, I am recomending this beer to my friends who all drink coors light or blue moon seasonals. I love the idea of supporting a local Southern California brewery as well.I picked this up at a Bev Mo' pretty far from that brewery. Good for Ballast Point, keep up the good work.
07-04-2009 08:27:54 | More by skullucr
4.2/5 rDev +19.3%
A 22oz bomber picked up at Bruisin Ale's in Asheville, NC.
A - A cloudy bright yellow, with a hazy complexion. 2 big fingers of head and tons of sticky lace left on the glass. Lots of yeast sediment drifts to the bottom of the glass
S - Sweet, with hints of orange and tropical flavors, and wheat.
T - A tropical wheat, light and refreshing, with hints of citrus and coriander. So much flavor and taste for a 4% abv. Well done!
M - Medium to light bodied, not much carbonation. Average mouthfeel
O - A very drinkable wheat, more than perfect for a hot summer night. Like the bottle says, light and refreshing
05-12-2012 02:34:13 | More by BeerDawgs
4.1/5 rDev +16.5%
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.
07-22-2011 15:59:21 | More by glid02
4.1/5 rDev +16.5%
Pours a nice golden color typical of the style. A bit of haze and an appropriately-sized white head. Very nice smell with some of the typical wheat scents coming through in addition to a few hefe characteristics. Taste was nice with some of the German-type yeast coming through again. Simple, but quite enjoyable. Light-bodied with ample carbonation. Drinkability was very nice, as this was quite refreshing on a hot August day.
02-17-2010 15:45:34 | More by Thorpe429
4.03/5 rDev +14.5%
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
Wahoo Wheat Beer from Ballast Point Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 343 ratings.