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Wahoo Wheat Beer - Ballast Point Brewing Company

Wahoo Wheat BeerWahoo Wheat Beer

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Ratings: 293
Reviews: 124
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 12.78%


Brewed by:
Ballast Point Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  4.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: beernut7 on 08-26-2002)
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Skendawg

California

3.2/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

I haven't had this beer in a while so I will just give my general overall feelings for it.

For a friend's birthday party we purchased a Keg of Wahoo, wanting something light and refreshing to drink in the afternoon and into the evening. The taste was by far better than what some people had suggested we get, some cheep piss-style light beer, but not something which by any stretch of the imagination anything spectacular. Extremely light, and rather flavorless, in fact a little watery. No real head to speak of, but a very pale white layer of foam remained for a little.

Overall, a decent light wheat beer, but not the best.

Serving type: on-tap

02-21-2014 05:46:20 | More by Skendawg
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thecheapies

Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cloudy light yellow with a meringue head of a finger's height. 4.0

Tart lemon, unleavened bread, vanilla, salty crackers, brute-y yeast, and musty citrus hops. 3.5

Mellow lemon and vanilla. Almost a creme fraiche flavor. Herbal notes from the hops and a yogurty appeal. Sandy coriander finish. 4.0

Wet and light. Carbonation is medium-light, as well. Championship drinking. 4.0

Nice wit with loads of lemon and creme and a bit of stank. 4.0

Serving type: on-tap

07-09-2012 03:50:56 | More by thecheapies
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HopHead84

California

3.88/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

8/2/2011

On tap at Home Brew Mart.

A: The beer is the color of pale straw with a soapy white head. The body is completely transparent.

S: Wheat, perfumy coriander, vanilla, and honey, with pronounced orange and orange peel notes. It's lightly peppery with herbal and grain notes.

T: Notes of wheat with orange and honey. The beer is lightly sweet. Vanilla is faint, and coriander provides a mild spiciness. The finish is dry and crisp with a very light tartness.

M: Light in body with high carbonation and a smooth mouthfeel.

Overall: I can't recall the last time I tried this, but it's a light, refreshing, and enjoyable Wit. The 4% ABV is a plus.

Serving type: on-tap

08-02-2011 20:58:42 | More by HopHead84
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armock

New York

3.53/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at the main brewery's tasting room.

A - Poured a yellow color with a white head that leaves lacing behind

S - Is of spices wheat and citrus

T - Follows the nose the spice comes out first then mellows letting the citrus and wheat through

M - This beer has a light body with high carbonation to it

O - This was a pretty good beer nothing crazy going on here just a well made enjoyable wheat ale worth trying if you see it

Serving type: on-tap

07-29-2011 23:33:38 | More by armock
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emmasdad

Colorado

3.33/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

I sampled this one on tap at the Ballast Point Brewing Co./Home Brew Mart in Linda Vista. Poured a clear pale white-ish color, with a bubbly white head on top. Aromas of lemon, light dough and a hint of spice. On the palate, this one is light bodied and refreshing, with flavors of light bread, citrus zest and coriander.

Serving type: on-tap

05-27-2011 23:21:47 | More by emmasdad
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mactrail

California

3.9/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Flavorful wheat beer.

Attractive pale golden in the tall Pilsener glass at The Linkery in San Diego. Full and malty with a pleasing creamy mouthfeel. Fruity and rich with what seems like the classic banana/clove German wheat flavors. Very spicy with a nice tartness to go with the rich and malty round flavors. Hops are crisp and pleasing, and give a great balance.

I'd say this is a better Hefeweizen than a lot of beer claiming the style. Definitely not the typical sharp and skinny Wit. I'll have to try this in the bottle; it's definitely great on tap.

Serving type: on-tap

05-06-2011 04:49:26 | More by mactrail
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GarthDanielson

North Carolina

3.58/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured on-tap at the brewery in a pint glass, the beer is an opaque, milky yellow color with chunky, wheat residue head. The head actually broke up into parts as it floated along the top of the beer. Spicy and sweet aroma, with highlights of lemony scents. The beer has a bready taste, with peppery and clove spiced characteristics. The beer maintains a light body desspite the appearance, smell, and flavors. It is a bit acidic, and the carbonation makes the finish sharp. Decent Wit.

Serving type: on-tap

04-11-2011 04:28:14 | More by GarthDanielson
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Thorpe429

Illinois

4.1/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

02-17-2010 15:45:34 | More by Thorpe429
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SPRichard

New Jersey

3.65/5  rDev +3.7%
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

Serving type: on-tap

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

Pennsylvania

3.48/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

On-Tap
I had two seperate pours from this. The first looked something like watered down orange juice with some small debris seen floating, the second was cleaner and had a dark yellow appearence with some faint head on the top. WW has scents of wheat, belgian yeast and some subtle hops. Taste is the same but I also get some squeezed lemon, spices(clove), and just a bit of hop taste. The feel was good for a wit but not as crisp as others, this was rather smooth. Drinkability is great with a low abv but this style is not my bag.

Serving type: on-tap

05-24-2009 07:55:40 | More by BARFLYB
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opwog

Minnesota

3.78/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Now listening to: Blonde Redhead - 23

Thanks to Beechwood for having this on tap!

A- cloudy, yellow gold boy with single finger white head
S- yeast, citrus, wheaty straw
T- Somehwat like it smealls, but with more belgian caracteristics. more restrained clove/banana than most US versions.
M- thinner, but fine. Actually, a more pleasant surprise than was expected.
D- Really god drinking wheat and this is coming from somebody who normally doesn't drink much wheat ales.

Serving type: on-tap

09-06-2008 09:24:19 | More by opwog
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Dmann

California

4.83/5  rDev +37.2%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

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

California

3.53/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at The 3rd Corner, a restaurant in Ocean Beach/San Diego.
Poured nice and pale, with a dense dense creamy tasting foamy head. Strong generic fruity nose, with a little spice. Maybe some banana. Hop bitterness is low. Not overly yeasty. Flavor is not very intense, but there are no off flavors, and it makes a nice light beer to go with really light food. My risotto and shrimp dish was a little much for it even.

Serving type: on-tap

01-29-2004 02:52:09 | More by oggg
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beernut7

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This impressive and refreshing Belgian white ale is quite a good catch. The presenting color is cloudy and almost white with a nice head. The aroma and flavor is a nice tangy ester with a subtle hop presence. A very nice representation.

Serving type: on-tap

08-26-2002 18:01:23 | More by beernut7
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Flounder57

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bottle was poured into a large snifter.

Appearance: This beer poured a one finger head that reduced to a thin layer. It is a slightly hazy golden straw yellow with vision of bubbles coming up through the glass.

Smell: Wheat aroma, lager yeast, grassy hops, a little spicy, and not really much else going on.

Taste: Citrus and coriander is a bit more noticeable in the taste with the wheat, yeast, and mild hop flavor.

Mouthfeel: Very light bodied, a little watery, medium to high carbonation, a little chewy, crisp, refreshing, and nothing spectacular.

Overall: @ 4%, you really cannot expect much from this beer without the addition of orange perl and coriander. Very sessionable, but lacking flavor.

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2014 06:21:13 | More by Flounder57
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Goliveidaho

Idaho

2.96/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3

This is New Years Eve 2013 drinking the Wahoo along side Firestone Double Jack and Sam Adams Third Voyage. I should say my wife is drinking the Wahoo, had a glass to review it. Pours delightfully light....head non existence...lacing? Refreshing light, balanced. Aroma ....Florida orange groves...no not that strong..maybe orange furniture polish after about an hour. Nice light brew ...refreshing ...Hop Heads stand down...this one is for the other 90 percent. Cheers

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2013 23:11:27 | More by Goliveidaho
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TrojanRB

California

3/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 22 ounce bottle. Enjoy by date was 12/27/13, drank on 8/17/13.

Pale gold color, somewhat more translucent than you would expect for a Witbier. Very thin head. Smells of citrus. Not getting a ton of citrus in the taste though. Clean, although somewhat watery. Goes down very easy.

Ideally suited to a hot day. Overall just okay. I would drink it again, but probably wouldn't purchase it.

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2013 19:01:03 | More by TrojanRB
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tone77

Pennsylvania

3.45/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 22 oz. bottle. Has a yellowish/white color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is mild, wheat, a bit of citrus. Taste is coriander, wheat, some citrus, very easy drinking but not the most flavorful wit out there. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a solid beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-08-2013 12:53:17 | More by tone77
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superspak

Michigan

3.9/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle into pint glass, best before 8/25/2013. Pours hazy golden straw color with a 1-2 finger foamy white head with decent retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with moderate streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of lemon, pear, banana, orange peel, coriander, clove, pepper, wheat, bread, floral, grass, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of malt, spice, and yeast notes; with solid strength. Taste of lemon, pear, banana, orange peel, coriander, clove, pepper, wheat, bread, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Light bready tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, banana, pear, coriander, clove, wheat, pepper, bread, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a bit. Very nice balance of malt, spice, and yeast flavors; with a good amount of robustness and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a fairly creamy, smooth, and crisp mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a very nice witbier. Very nice balance of malt. spice, and yeast ester flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2013 03:48:18 | More by superspak
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smakawhat

Maryland

3.73/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a Hoegarden tumbler.

Out of the pour she comes a little dull and unfiltered pale lemon, but a real white and super creamy head is formed with some pretty good retention to it. Whipped up and merringue in appearance.

Nose is quite grainy, almost husky, with a slight lemon and mild green coriander sense. Fairly solid, with a hint of yeasty stench sensations.

A fairly neutral palate, bringing the citrus qualities to taste, but the body really shines with a full and rich juicy character. Malt rich dense and chewy, with a lemony finish. Mild very subtle hop it even seems hanging out just giving a little bit of bitterness. The flavors seem to mesh somewhat ok, but dont feel as bold as the mouthfeel would seem to indicate.

Overall though a real solid witbier, I'd have this again easily.

Serving type: bottle

10-25-2012 23:11:41 | More by smakawhat
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Mora2000

Texas

3/5  rDev -14.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-14-2012 05:06:02 | More by Mora2000
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.88/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear light yellow with a foamy bone colored head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of wheat, grain, spices, and yeast. Taste is much the same with a mild spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty and easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

08-25-2012 05:27:24 | More by UCLABrewN84
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ChrisPratz

Pennsylvania

3.88/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours to a cloudy pale yellow with a slight hint of orange with less then a fingers worth of head that dissipates very quickly and leaves blotches of head all across the top.

S: Usual banana esthers with some coriander and an ever so slight hint of citrus.

T: Very nice tangy tart at the start. Spicyness of the coriander comes next and then the citrus and belgian yeast flavors come into play and then the alcohol at the very end. All the flavors are very mild and blend smoothly into one another. Very enjoyable.

M: Light carbonation. Nice crispness with the flavors, and the usual dryness in the after taste.

O: Very well put together brew. All the typical flavors are represented. Have to say it has less spice then most of the witbiers i've had but their absence is not missed here. This is my third Ballast Point brew and I have to say they've done a great job and are def becoming one of my favs.

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2012 02:40:36 | More by ChrisPratz
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Nerudamann

Oregon

3.58/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a point glass.

Look - light golden color, clear, with decent carbonation and about half a finger's worth of off-white foam that dissipates slowly.

Smell - interesting bananas and/or cloves type of smell. The coriander and orange peel are pretty evident.

Taste - pretty much exactly like the smell, only a little less obvious. There's a earthy, corn-like taste in the middle and aftertaste. Interesting.

Mouthfeel - pretty well-balanced, not leaning too far on the watery or creamy sides.

Overall - pretty interesting and thought-provoking brew.

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2012 04:34:50 | More by Nerudamann
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BeerDawgs

Georgia

4.2/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2012 02:34:13 | More by BeerDawgs
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Wahoo Wheat Beer from Ballast Point Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 293 ratings.