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White Lightning Wit - Full Pint Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
82
good

229 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 229
Reviews: 58
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 13.57%
Wants: 5
Gots: 31 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Full Pint Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: goblue3509 on 06-11-2010

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Ratings: 229 | Reviews: 58
Reviews by nhindian:
Photo of nhindian
4.19/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a very light gold, deeper straw color with only about a finger's worth, if that, of creamy white head. Body is cloudy and well carbonated. Retention is fairly poor and there's a decent amount of lacing.

S - Smell is definitely spiced up with a wonderful bouquet of coriander, orange peel, citrus and lemon notes. Peppery, but complemented well with the citrus zest.

T - Taste has a nice combination of bready yeast, fruit, and spices. The front and mid palate are full of refreshing citurs, while the finish is nice and dry and spicy. Almost no hint of alcohol at all in this one.

M - Mouthfeel is light and popping with carbonation. Finish is crisp and dry which really helps the flavors pop as well.

D - Drinkability is high. The flavor profile is spot-on, and with almost no hint of alcohol, I could see this being a day-long beer during a sweltering summer day.

More User Reviews:
Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.98/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From BeerAdvocate Magazine #76 (May 2013):

A gem in hiding. Having had numerous Witbiers in our travels, this one had a leg up on most with its sheer balance alone. Nails all of the characteristics you look for in this style and a bit bigger than usual at 6% ABV, but still drinkable nonetheless.

STYLE: Witbier
ABV: 6.0%
AVAILABILITY: Year-round

LOOK: Hazy straw, lots of lace

SMELL: Orange peel, pithy, yeasty, bready, mildly spicy, coriander

TASTE: Incredibly smooth, slightly creamy, very bready, spicy, hint of alcohol, orange peel, zest, coriander, nutty, ripe plums, semidry finish

Photo of WVbeergeek
3.5/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bought from the Beer Store in Moon, pours a slightly hazed golden hue with a bright white head fine lacing followed around the sides of my pint glass. Aroma has sharp coriander citrus wheat notes and evident spicy grains of pardise forming in my nares. Flavors drink well actually with a refreshing tart white ale presence...sharp wheat brings on some citrus qualities maybe a bit of citrus peels. Mouthfeel is medium bodied efffervescent light and spritzy carbonation, goes down easiliy. Another well made Full Pint brew, how many brewers does it take to screw in a light bulb, I'm kidding this is just solid good brewing I'm glad this was a collaboration white ale.

Photo of tallfellapgh
3.12/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A tad too much wheat.

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.85/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Full Pint Brewing "White Lightning Wit"
12 oz. bottle, no apparent freshness dating
$1.99 @ Wegmans, Collegeville, PA

Notes: Quite cloudy, even in the bottle. Same in glass. Odd, lack of head retention. No lacing. Doesn't appear to have a lot of carbonation. Aroma is nice. Coriander, yeast, wheat, some citrus rind and juice. Flavor is better, adding some lemon and apple to round it out. Not over-spiced. Nicely balanced. Moderate bitterness leads into a dry finish accentuated by coriander spiciness. Carbonation is there, delicately bristling on the tongue; very fine-bubbled. Light-medium in body. Some acidity. Spot-on for the style with the exception of the clarity, which is still OK; and maybe it could use a touch more carbonation, but again OK. Charming. Remarkably drinkable. Need to find more from these guys.

Photo of WoodBrew
3.93/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Boulevard's in J'Town, PA had another decent offering of the Full Pint version of Blue Moon...White Lighning Wit. The beear poured a hazy yellow color with decent carbonation, white thin head that dissipates quickly, some lacing. Smell light wheat malt, slight biscuit, hints of spice and lemon, slightly bitter. Taste is basically a dead ringer for Blue Moon....with some spice hints of lemon/citrus. Adding an orange peel...really made this a good beer. Mouthfeel is was good....nice lighter drinkable beer. Overall, nicely done witbier.

Photo of tone77
3.53/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a whiteish/golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of citrus, slightly sour aroma. Taste is crisp, wheat and spices, some citrus, refreshing. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a pretty good beer.

Photo of PCampbell
3.73/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pilsner glass. Pours a hazy gold with a thin layer/ring of white foam.

Has that great citrus, lemon smell to it. A little bit of spice and clove to it as well. The taste picks up the spicy/ peppery flavor and some coriander and clove as well. Little bit of tang from the yeast and finishes nice and dry. A nice light mouthfeel with some good carbonation to back it up.

A good refreshing wit that is especially tasty on the warm summer days.

Photo of beerthulhu
3.44/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

- Best by 12/13. Enjoyed on 10/07/13. Lot#360.

A: The palest of straw like pour turns a brass tone in the glass with a dense hazy turbidity factor. A slim film, dirty white head is short on hold but has good signs of carbonation within. Weak spacious lacing does little to dercorate the glass.

S: Bright oranges, lemon with a bit of peppery flair on the nose. Dry pilsner like grains.

T: Flavor was lemony-orange, a bit of peppery spicing. The real charm here has to be the blend of pilsner and wheat, really like how it comes together, a bit more creamier, fuller then usual, but with a bright grainy and crisp awareness. Lemon citrus twang, gentle sourness, creamy orange wheat and oats with some spicy clove nature and cinnamon spicing. Sweet flashes of grains come about.

M: has a tight feel of carbonation at first, lets up a bit rather quickly, but the malting is smooth and creamy oats for base.

O: Overall bright and crisp, decent spicy twang, not over the top, but more subtle in nature, ideal for causual summer time sipping with no worries. Once again really like the creaminess of the malting.

Photo of akorsak
4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a weizen glass at Al's of Hampden. No garnishes.

A: The witbier is a golden yellow brew, hazy throughout. A small head, no more than a thin band, sets gently atop the wit.

S: The nose has plenty of orange peel, a sweet citrusy aroma. Wheat and pale malts generate a bready aroma with a tart finish. The crisp tartness in the finish sets the stage nicely.

T: The addition of nitrogen reduces the impact of the carbonation, allowing flavors to linger. That aids the curacao and wheat flavors, giving them legs. There is much more pale barley than wheat, creating a bready flavor that saves the wheat tartness for the very end of each sip. The witbier is very refreshing, better even than I was expecting.

M: The nitrogen-CO2 mix helps the mouthfeel, allowing the tart and fruit flavors to linger. I'd love to see a little more in the way of tart wheat.

D: Another solid beer from Full Pint. This one is light and very refreshing. A good ale for a warm September day.

Photo of metter98
3.69/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is clear light yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high white head that died down, leaving a bit of lacing on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of lemony wheat are present in the nose. The smell becomes a little stronger as the beer warms up.
T: The taste mostly follows the smell, except that the lemon citrus flavors are a little stronger and there are some notes of spices towards the finish.
M: It feels a bit more than light-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is easy to drink and has some refreshing properties. It is a nice choice if you like lemony aromas and flavors.

Photo of DavoleBomb
3.64/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass.

3.0 A: Hazed golden wheat color. One and a half fingers of frothy white head. Retention is a touch below average and very little lacing is left.

4.0 S: Big corriander, grains of paradise, and some orange peel. Good wheatiness with a light peppery spiciness. Clean and pleasant.

3.5 T: Taste is like the nose with a little less intensity. Corriander and orange peel stick out among the neutral wheat. A touch of pepper. Again, super cleann.

4.0 M: Lighter medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Very nice creaminess. Good here.

3.5 D: Good quality wit from a local brewery that I'm happy to have.

Photo of DrDemento456
3.97/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

One of the regular Full Pint offerings I haven't had yet.

A - Pours a bright hazy yellow with a half inch of head that quickly turns to a slight ring of lace. No sticking whatsoever but carbonation is festive in my glass.

S - Smells of orange, touch of lemon, and spices of clove.

T - Very spiced and not very bitter as expected from the yeasts. The spice does come off sweet and constant with a peppery bite at first then a tart bit of lemon that rounds to an orange zest kind of hops.

M - Taste isn't overbearing and the body is pretty light. Very session able.

Overall I am glad I tried this and would get it again for summer drinking. I could see at least throwing a couple in my mixed sixer since my local place has this too. A very solid, flavorful beer.

Photo of OneDropSoup
3.42/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a stemmed tulip: Hazy, light orange/apricot body with pretty much no head, just a thin, thin ring. Nice color, if a little dark for a wit; disappointing build, no lacing.

Nice soft fruity smell: banana, Juicy Fruit, a little lemon curd, all very subdued & "cool". Nothing bad here, but nothing super either.

Fruitiness is there in the taste as well, but a little sharper, & followed by a kind of white bread doughiness. A combination of fruit, gum, & a solid tartness & bitterness in the finish. Pleasantly sweet, mildly spicy aftertaste.

Wasn't expecting the sharp carbonation, a little over the top.

Overall, decent enough, an easy drinker.

Photo of Rifugium
3.08/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

First had: Philly Beer Scene Tasting panel with Matt Falco at Victory Brewing Company, Downingtown, PA

I was privileged enough to be on the tasting panel for PBS Magazine, along with Bill Covaleski of Victory and Greg Ramirez of Exton Beverage. This was one of 21 beers we sampled during the session.

Poured a hazy golden-yellow with a thin, wispy, white head that left a bit of spotty lacing on the glass. Wheaty aroma, notes of citrus and light spice; pretty standard stuff. Light flavors of wheaty bread, spicy yeast, a touch of citrus zest. Very smooth taste for the style. Not too flavorful but crisp and refreshing surely, and pretty easily drinkable. Not something I'd go for again though.

Photo of OWSLEY069
3.53/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy yellow color with orange-ish hints and a white head. In the aroma, wheat notes and quite spicy and dry. In the taste, wheat notes, a small orange/ coriander citrus, and small spiciness. A spice like bit and a light bodied mouthfeel, with a semi dry orange peel aftertaste. A bit drier than a standard wit, just about average.

Photo of John_M
4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Piper's pub in Pittsburgh the other day.

The beer pours a somewhat hazy golden amber color with good head retention and decent lacing. The nose is prototypical wit, showcasing light honey, clove, coriander, nutmeg and light lemon. The flavor profile replicates the nose pretty closely, although there's some bitterness in the finish that helps to balance perfectly the modest sweetness in this beer. The wheat used in the recipe for this beer is very noticeable, especially on the palate (not a bad thing IMHO). Mouthfeel is light to medium, though the beer delivers plenty of flavor, especially for a 5.5% abv. beer. Alcohol is very well integrated into the flavor profile; I get no sense of heat on the finish at all.

While nothing spetacular, I thought this a very enjoyable, solidly made wit. It's a beer I'd definitely order again, especially as the weather warms up a bit more.

Photo of ZimZamZoom
3.57/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Hazy golden color, thin and bubbly white head that fades fast. Little visible carbonation.

There is a nice coriander and citrus aroma, and maybe a touch of spice from hops. A bit of an earthy graininess is behind this.

nice spice in the taste as well, bitter/sweet citrus and not coriander comes back in the finish. Well balanced with some malt depth as well.

Light bodied, easy to drink. A good example of this style in my opinion.

Photo of brewdlyhooked13
3.42/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Appearance - cloudy lemon color, a thin but steady white head.

Aroma - grainy at first. Adding in the bottom sediment adds an orangey twist.

Taste - pleasant wheat and Belgian yeast, light orange flavor as well. Not overly complex, but tasty and with good balance.

Mouthfeel - very smooth, moderate carbonation and weight.

Overall - easy drinker. Thanks to my buddy Steve for bringing me this while on his travels.

Photo of mtnbikerpa
4.2/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a murky golden color with an off white head. Strong scents of citrus zest and biscuits. The taste also had hints of lemon and orange, yeast. Some spices such as clove and a hint of black pepper are evident in the flavor, but not over powering. Very well balanced and easy to drink. The mouthfeel is smooth. Normally I am not a huge witbier fan but I was very impressed with this one.

Photo of Stinkypuss
4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Full Pint White Lightning

Appears to be a hazed light yellow. Aroma of wheat malt, citrus and bubblegum. Tastes citrusy, reminiscent of lemon candies. Some clove and bubblegum flavor. Subtle bitterness. Medium bodied feel worm ample carbonation. Really impressive the way this beer has come along, this is a great wit.

Photo of Bouleboubier
3.94/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

(LOT 444 - best by July 2014 - poured into a British pint)

A: yellow like the first rays of the morning sun... pretty dang clear for a Wit - still a slight haze... very little head - wonder why that is - doesn't look right... btw - the bottle label (as are the rest of their labels) is right out of the ol' Weyerbacher portfolio, not quite as wonderfully cheezy though

S: the smell is pretty textbook, very appealing... nice balance of doughy wheat, toasted cereal malt, mild coriander, and light citrus overtones

T: once again, pretty good up front... the brightness of the outer skin of the citrus peel seems to come out more... bit of a penny-metallic twang at the back... coriander sits calmly in the middle with a moderate biscuity pale malt flavor underneath... mild bitterness, seeming to wear a shade of coriander husk... pretty dry, lacking a bit of depth, but still surprisingly flavorful

M: at first, a tad thin... still feels a tad thin and flat by the end - wonderfully crush-able though

O: i gotta admit - actually pretty well done... was growing on me by the end

Photo of goblue3509
4.07/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy yellow color with a two finger head which stays around for a little bit and leaves good lacing. The aroma has a caramel malt backbone with hints of spice as well as a strong lemon scent and hints of orange. The taste was of a sweet malt backbone with a nice lemon and orange flavor to it. There is also hints of yeast and spice present. The mouthfeel is moderately carbonated. Overall there is a nice refreshing and sweet taste to this beer that makes it very drinkable. A very good summer beer, enough aroma and taste to keep you interested in it.

Photo of Deuane
4.1/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A-Hazy golden yellow with a small white head that reduces to a thin cap and leaves spotty lace.

S-Nice notes of lemon zest, orange peel, a touch of hop spiciness and an underlying sweet bread aroma.

T-A nice combination of light spiciness, citrus and mildly tart torified wheat. This one packs a lot of flavour into a such a light package.

M-Medium-light bodied with plenty of lingering tartness and citrus zip. Sharp and fairly crisp even with themitro mix delivery.

D-Absolutely! This one packs a nice punch and delivers a flavour profile that really hits home with me. Light and refreshing with enough flavour to keep things interesting from start to finish.

Photo of mvanaskie13
3.62/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a standard pint glass, color is straw to gold, decent carbonation, white thin head that dissipates quickly, no lacing.

Smell light wheat malt, slight biscuit, hints of spice and lemon, slightly bitter.

Taste is somewhat muted wheat malt with an odd spicy finish, with notes of lemon/citrus zest throughout.

Mouthfeel is somewhat harsh on the finish sticking to the tongue, but still lingers flatly.

Overall, nicely done witbier, wish the taste had a little more to offer.

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White Lightning Wit from Full Pint Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 229 ratings.