Wahoo Wheat Beer - Ballast Point Brewing Company
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Ratings: 343 | Reviews: 127 | Display Reviews Only:
3.9/5 rDev +10.8%
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
07-09-2012 03:50:56 | More by thecheapies
3.88/5 rDev +10.2%
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.
07-02-2012 02:40:36 | More by ChrisPratz
3.58/5 rDev +1.7%
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.
05-30-2012 04:34:50 | More by Nerudamann
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
3.48/5 rDev -1.1%
Bomber from bevmo la quinta ca for 4.19$
Appearance - Slightly hazy yellow colour with an average size fizzy white coloured head. There is an above average amount of carbonation and there is some faint lacing. The head lasted for only a few minutes before it was gone.
Smell - Lemon/oranges, grains, yeast, coriander/cloves
Taste & Mouth - There is an average amount of carbonation and I can taste lemons/oranges, corn, grains and a bit of yeast. There is also a bit of a clove/coriander spiciness. It ends with a corn syrup and coriander/clove slightly tart aftertaste.
Overall - I expected more from this fantastic brewer. It's very drinkable and would be great during the warmer weather but the flavours are fairly boring and it doesn't have many features that would leave me seeking it out again.
04-06-2012 02:45:38 | More by spinrsx
3.4/5 rDev -3.4%
I haven't tried any of Ballast Point's more "regular" beers. By that I mean things that aren't IPA's or Imperial Somethings. I've always wanted to and the manager at the store I work at has finally decided to bring some more Ballast Point.
The color on this is a nice very hazy yellow with not much of a head. I was a bit surprised by the lack of head because I'm used to wheat beers having a lot of foam to them.
I really like the smell on it. It's not a heavy wheat smell like some of the American wheat beers, but it's a like citrusy Belgian wheat smell. Honey and coriander are definitely on the smell.
The flavor is a bit more disappointing given the nice smell of it. There aren't any bright flavors that come through and it's a bit of a muddy flavor. It's hard to tell what I get up front. Banana? Honeydew? Something along those lines. It finishes with, oddly enough, a ground peppery flavor.
Nice carbonation with a bit of stickiness that coats your mouth. A good enough mouthfeel.
I would definitely drink this if it was summer and I wanted a good session beer. Overall it's not something that I'm going to be craving, but it's pretty decent.
02-09-2012 23:34:03 | More by 20ozmonkey
Wahoo Wheat Beer from Ballast Point Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 343 ratings.