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White Lightning Wit - Full Pint Brewing Company

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211 Ratings
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Ratings: 211
Reviews: 53
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 13.89%
Wants: 5
Gots: 17 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: goblue3509 on 06-11-2010)
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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

djrn2, Sep 18, 2014
Photo of acurtis
2.75/5  rDev -23.6%

acurtis, Sep 18, 2014
Photo of metter98
3.69/5  rDev +2.5%
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.

metter98, Dec 28, 2013
Photo of brentk56
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

brentk56, Aug 12, 2010
Photo of Knapp85
3/5  rDev -16.7%

Knapp85, May 03, 2014
Photo of NeroFiddled
3.86/5  rDev +7.2%
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.

NeroFiddled, Dec 16, 2013
Photo of WVbeergeek
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
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.

WVbeergeek, Sep 13, 2010
Photo of RblWthACoz
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.

RblWthACoz, Aug 19, 2012
Photo of Slatetank
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.

Slatetank, Jan 24, 2011
Photo of Rifugium
3.08/5  rDev -14.4%
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.

Rifugium, May 26, 2012
Photo of InspectorBob
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

InspectorBob, Jul 28, 2013
Photo of ejimhof
3/5  rDev -16.7%

ejimhof, Aug 06, 2012
Photo of akorsak
4/5  rDev +11.1%
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.

akorsak, Sep 25, 2010
Photo of Stinkypuss
4.05/5  rDev +12.5%
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.

Stinkypuss, Nov 25, 2012
Photo of John_M
4/5  rDev +11.1%
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.

John_M, Jan 14, 2013
Photo of beerthulhu
3.45/5  rDev -4.2%
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.

beerthulhu, Oct 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

rolltide8425, Jun 13, 2013
Photo of johnnnniee
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

johnnnniee, Jul 02, 2013
Photo of THECPJ
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

THECPJ, Aug 19, 2013
Photo of WoodBrew
3.95/5  rDev +9.7%
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.

WoodBrew, Oct 14, 2011
Photo of tone77
3.53/5  rDev -1.9%
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.

tone77, Jan 07, 2012
Photo of DrDemento456
3.98/5  rDev +10.6%
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.

DrDemento456, Jun 15, 2011
Photo of OWSLEY069
3.53/5  rDev -1.9%
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.

OWSLEY069, Aug 28, 2010
Photo of IPAchris
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

IPAchris, Jul 06, 2012
Photo of clayrock81
3.68/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured a clearish yellow gold with fizzy head on top of a laid back orangey, citric and lemon zest along with peppery spice aroma. REal easy to drink, the citric and spices hit their spots and beer goes down smooth and then finishes real crisp and clean. Nothing to write home about but a touch of sweetness and an overall decent beer (above the watery line) make it a good drink on a hot summer day.

clayrock81, Mar 23, 2012
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White Lightning Wit from Full Pint Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 211 ratings.