Thai Chili Wahoo | Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Thai Chili WahooThai Chili Wahoo
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Brewed by:
Ballast Point Brewing Company
California, United States | website

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by notchucknorris on 01-19-2012

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Photo of jzeilinger
3.74/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Hazy yellow orange color with a micro-thin white lacing and steady carbonation.

S - Wheat, yeasty, ginger, lime, and chili peppers.

T - Follows the nose with a wheaty presence, yeasty, some lime, some ginger in the middle, and finishes with a pronounced burn on the back end.

M - Big medium body, chewy, definite chili pepper burn in the back of the throat, and the heat coagulates the saliva on the trongue.

O - I wouldn't spend another $10 for a bomber of this stuff but I would be interested in pairing it with the right Asian dish.

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Photo of warnerry
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of Beaver13
3.11/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

22 oz bottle. Pours slightly hazy bright yellow with a medium creamy white head that retains well and leaves some lacing.

The aroma is funky yeasty malt with chili spice and some lime.

The flavor is funky yeasty Belgian malts with citric lime and ginger and quite a bit of chili spice in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, an interesting beer with a lot of spice.

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Photo of Billolick
3.84/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bomber bottle, w/o freshness/bottling date info to be found

Pours hazed lighter near dull golden, minimal head and leaving a tiny bubble film and next to no lacing.

On the nose its the advertised lime, ginger and chili...alot of chili

Snappy and flavorful brew, lots of chili, if chili beer is not your thing this is NOT the one for you. Bright notes of more ginger, lime, some wheaty malts and yeast and then their is the chili....Thai chili...thai chilis are tasty and they can be very hot....the chili here, according to my chili loving taste buds, is about at a 4 or 5 level..not to hot, not overpowering, but also present..I'd love to try this along with some tasty and spicy thai food, or any spicy food....well worth a try and happy to find this BP variant

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Photo of aquazr1
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of MattyG85
4.21/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a chalice.

Appearance: Pours a hazy straw golden orange with a moderate amount of bubbles. Slight finger of white head that settles into a thin patchy layer.

Smell: A pretty spicy Witbier style aroma with a scent of chili peppers, ginger, and lime. Big upfront scent of the chili peppers along with some ginger and lime. Belgian yeast with spice hints of pepper, clove, and slight coriander. Malt hints of wheat, grains, and cracker. Slight hints of citrus. A pretty interesting and solid aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, a pretty spicy and hot Witbier style taste with notes of chili peppers, ginger, and lime. Big upfront and fairly hot taste of chili peppers along with ginger and lime. Belgian yeast with notes of clove, peppers, and coriander. Malt notes of wheat and grains along with cracker. Subtle notes of citrus. A pretty nice taste.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Crisp and fairly hot with a drying finish.

Overall: A pretty unique and solid twist on a Witbier. The spices and lime blend well with the light Belgian flavors. Better as it warms.

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Photo of Cynic-ale
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of ryser2k
4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

Photo of chinchill
3.37/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

On tap at Yard House, Atlanta.

Pale Amber body with an good head.

Bready and lightly spicy aroma.

The flavor is way more spicy but with judicious use of chili and Thai spices such that it is not too hot and not so spicy as to mask the underlying wheat beer. Interesting and complex. (Chili) heat level is probably about right for most people.

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Photo of TimMack
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of lambpasty
4.15/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BostonBrewRu
3.69/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

I like how the heat comes on with this beer. It isn't too spicy even for me, and I'm a wimp. I do wish it had more lime to balance it though.

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Photo of ste5venla
4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of alcohline_trip
3.88/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of wildcatboy
2.75/5  rDev -26.5%

Photo of Griffith
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of cjgator3
3.63/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed on-tap at Oblivion in Orlando. This beer has an interesting combination of ingredients with Thai chills, ginger, and lime. The taste is unquestionably unique and intriguing. I dig it for what it is. There is a lot of heat but the subtle lime and citrus help to balance it out a little.

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Photo of Speedstan
4.35/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Tried this on tap at their homebrew outlet store on Linda Vista in San Diego on Tue 2/28. Please note that this was the third in a series of samples - it was preceded by the Sculpin IPA and Navigator Doppelbock, so I was a bit in hop overload at that point. In other words, I sort of did my testing bass-ackwards, so any subtle hints on the nose and tongue might not have been readily apparent. However, I have to say that even for chile beers, this was something else. The other beers have been your typical Corona-esque pale lagers, but the witbier makes a far better palate. The chile and lime was readily apparent and opened up the nostrils for sure, with the ginger as part of a nice crisp aftertaste. Comparing this to any other chile beer I have ever had would be like comparing a nice piece of sharp white cheddar to a chunk of Velveeta. Only caveat I can suggest is don't drink this if you have any cuts or abrasions on your mouth or gums, as I imagine it would sting a bit...

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Photo of jheezee
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ralphs66
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of sjones5045
3.94/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of breadwinner
4.23/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The sort of beer that purists must hate, I'm sure, but the fact of the matter is that it's tasty as heck. I've had a lot of Ballast Point beers with interesting ingredients, particularly chili peppers, and I gotta say that every darn time they're on point. Is it the kind of beer you'd want a sixer of? Probably not. But was it really darn tasty? Sure was. Choose accordingly.

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Photo of bisonfort
3.08/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Strong of Thai chile. Thin.

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Photo of Highbury09
3.04/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Thai Chili Wahoo from Ballast Point Brewing Company
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