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White Lightning Wit - Full Pint Brewing Company

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187 Ratings
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Ratings: 187
Reviews: 53
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 13.89%
Wants: 4
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Full Pint Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: goblue3509 on 06-11-2010)
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mquinn919

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +38.9%

02-04-2012 14:40:24 | More by mquinn919
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Tessa


4.75/5  rDev +31.9%

09-24-2012 18:17:47 | More by Tessa
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gebbie

Pennsylvania

4.68/5  rDev +30%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.75

this beer is amazing... i poured three quarters of the beer into my glass. laid the bottle on its side and rolled it around to get all of the unfiltered yeast off of the bottom. added it in on the final pour to go from bright and clear to creamy and thick. the smell was also amazing. sweet cirus notes. the taste was also outstanding sweet start sour middle todry finish just what i like. the mouthfeel was a little off putting kinda soft carbonation. could be better . over all one of my favorite local brews

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2014 21:14:50 | More by gebbie
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Sagehawk

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +25%

03-17-2012 01:24:20 | More by Sagehawk
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Pete7919

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +25%

04-04-2014 22:14:21 | More by Pete7919
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Garlicjosh

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +25%

08-30-2012 17:46:19 | More by Garlicjosh
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tmars13

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +25%

08-21-2012 03:28:17 | More by tmars13
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brendaniel

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +25%

06-24-2012 11:59:06 | More by brendaniel
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JonSzakelyhidi

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +25%

01-14-2013 04:49:30 | More by JonSzakelyhidi
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

4.48/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great nose on this one. I mean, real good. Perfectly balanced yeast tones with some perfectly appropriate citrus tones. Heh. I stuck this beer in the refrigerator to avoid/delay trying it. Lol. I am genuinely laughing at myself for trying to scheme at avoiding trying this beer. Oops. Well...I suppose moments of regret are just part of life.

This flavor profile is well above par. Smooth yeasty funk with lemony citrus tones and spice edges as an accent. I'm just going to go ahead and be ballsy and put this witbier up there with Hitachino White Ale. From my point of view, it's bringing all the right characteristics for the style. I'm impressed; which I never expect for this style when it's from an American brewer. From my understanding, this is a real pain in the ass style to produce. But for some people, it seems like it's a cake walk.

Serving type: bottle

08-19-2012 20:20:18 | More by RblWthACoz
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brentk56

North Carolina

4.47/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a hazy honey color with a modest head that still manages to leave a considerable amount of lacing behind

Smell: Fragrantly fruity with a perfume of grains of paradise and to a slightly lesser extent, orange peel and coriander

Taste: On top of the wheat bread base, all of the flavor that I detected in the aroma literally blasts the tastebuds; by mid-palate, there is some tang and spicy yeast character that develops as well; the finish is well balanced and very fresh tasting

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate to high carbonation

Drinkability: One of the best wits I have tasted, domestic or Belgian; consider me impressed

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2010 23:55:54 | More by brentk56
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jmann40

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

03-03-2013 02:49:19 | More by jmann40
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Tahaelmagbri


4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

07-09-2014 23:12:13 | More by Tahaelmagbri
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Ohiovania

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

04-05-2014 03:05:47 | More by Ohiovania
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pcsnyder

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

05-13-2013 00:37:58 | More by pcsnyder
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Loaf31

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

12-22-2013 02:35:45 | More by Loaf31
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Carmandjr

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

01-21-2014 22:53:59 | More by Carmandjr
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Turdman138


4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

06-14-2012 02:56:00 | More by Turdman138
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PittBeerGirl

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Fantastic. Foggy straw yellow body and 2 finger or so soapy white head. The ehad fades to 1/2 finger or so and plenty of lacing is left behind in the glass. The cloudiness is very dynamic as you can see thick clouds swirl about in the glass and some bubbles rising to the top.

S- Nose is pretty typical for a wit. Bready yeast, a touch of citrus and coriander, and a hint of soapiness as well.

T- Flavor upfront somewhat dry and the highlight is coriander with a mild bready backbone. The peppery spice aspects intensify for the finish and a touch of citrus comes through and the yeast backbone becomes slightly more prominent-but the finish overall is pretty clean with only a touch of spice lingering.

M- High carbonation and a lightweight-but full slightly bready, dry body.

D- I like this beer a lot. Its light, drinkable, and full of flavor. This is my first brew from this new brewing company out of Pittsburgh and I look forward to trying other offerings from them. One of the better American wits that is out there.

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2011 00:23:36 | More by PittBeerGirl
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mtnbikerpa

Pennsylvania

4.22/5  rDev +17.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-19-2010 13:41:01 | More by mtnbikerpa
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nhindian

Pennsylvania

4.22/5  rDev +17.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2010 19:57:56 | More by nhindian
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schoolboy

Ohio

4.16/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hey, my Full Pint is empty! It was pretty pleasurable too. But not extraordinary or a good value.

This seems to be a very competent wit - the right color, aroma, and a nice slightly sour taste. Similarly, the aftertaste sticks with you a little sour.

Wit Lightning is pretty just OK. I might buy it again, but there is so much beer and so little time. Ta ta.

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2013 18:18:42 | More by schoolboy
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Deuane

Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev +13.9%
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.

Serving type: nitro-tap

09-26-2010 21:04:55 | More by Deuane
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IronCitySteve

Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a cloudy yellow orange color with a nice two finger foam head that dissipates to a film. Has a moderate amount of lacing.

S: A good scent of orange, coriander, wheat and cloves.

T: The spice hits up front but is quickly balanced out by the wheat and citrus. Nicely balanced.

M: Very light crisp and clean taste on the palate. Nicely carbonated.

D: Easy to drink Witbier, perfect for hot summer days.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2011 18:23:31 | More by IronCitySteve
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I enjoyed this one on tap so I figured I'd give it another go in the bottle -poured chilled from the brown 12oz into a tumbler similar in shape to the Hoegaarden glass

The color is golden and clear at first in the light with a thick white collar that collapses fast. the clarity becomes hazed as some yeast or spice particulate clouds the beer. The bead is tiny and lacing is minimal. The smell is good with plenty of wheat and slight banana esters from the yeast. The spices are moderate in the aroma and slight toasted cereal effect is noted. The feel is good with moderate carbonation and semi sweet slightly creamy texture with mild spice felt at first and increases as it warms. The finish is clean and dry.

The taste of this Wit is pleasant with a moderate amount of wheat creaminess in the flavor with slight tanginess of the yeast and slight spiced note. The spice flavor comes through more in the finish with a pepper-like quality and the subtle floral effect comes through with mild bitterness after the swallow. This is a refreshing beer all the way, the mild lemony edge with a good amount of yeast flavor and the spice creates a nice balance. I consider this a good example of the style and recommend trying this if you like witbiers or just want to have a quality sessionable wheat.

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2011 14:48:39 | More by Slatetank
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White Lightning Wit from Full Pint Brewing Company
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