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White Lightning Wit - Full Pint Brewing Company

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Ratings: 169
Reviews: 50
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 13.85%


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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burnstar

Pennsylvania

3.18/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours pale clear straw with a medium sized head that dissipates quickly. Lots of visible carbonation. Smell is yeasty and a little phenolic- kind of cider-like. Taste is sweet. Some wheat character- a little spicy cloves. Not as sharp as I would like. A little too much rounded malt sweetness. Light bodied and moderately carbonated. Overall not a bad beer but I don't think this is very good for the style.

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2012 22:53:14 | More by burnstar
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tone77

Pennsylvania

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2012 15:34:24 | More by tone77
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dtivp

West Virginia

3.6/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy golden straw with a finger and a half white head, good retention and very little lacing.

Aroma of grain, yeast, citrus and clove.

Taste wheat, malt, strong spicy clove and notes of lemon zest.

Mouth Feel is light leaning medium body, moderate carbonation, dry, crisp and a slight tingle of spice.

Overall a nice wheat beer, I would like it better if the spice was toned down a notch.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2012 22:43:48 | More by dtivp
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IronLover

Pennsylvania

3.88/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pale yellow in color with a slight haze. Poured with a bubbly white foam that quickly disappeared. Light belgian yeast aroma with hints of wheat malt, biscuit, lemon and spice. Medium bodied with lively, refreshing carbonation and crisp finish. Wheat and yeast flavors up front with tangy carbonation and a hint of orange in the middle. Biscuity and spicy flavors thru the end to finish. Finishes crisp and semi-dry with a touch of bready, spicy aftertaste. Despite the medium body and ABV this has was a light, refreshing ale. Very nice.

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2011 16:44:57 | More by IronLover
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Tucquan

Pennsylvania

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

Had this on 2011-09-09 in Pittsburgh, PA at Fat Head's (from notes)

A - Very hazy straw with a 2-finger white head and good lacing. Looks like a Ferman wheat beer.

S - Bread, yeast, lemon, coriander and clove.

T - Bread, yeast, clove, coriander, mild banana, pepper and lemon citrus. Finishes fairly clean with a lingering spicy flavor.

M - Light-medium body and high carbonation give a light, dry feel.

O - Not the first wheat beer I'd go to but well-done.

Serving type: on-tap

10-31-2011 11:58:04 | More by Tucquan
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WoodBrew

Illinois

3.95/5  rDev +9.4%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

10-14-2011 03:06:57 | More by WoodBrew
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OneDropSoup

Pennsylvania

3.43/5  rDev -5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-24-2011 00:24:23 | More by OneDropSoup
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soulfly1492

Pennsylvania

3.43/5  rDev -5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Aroma: Bready upfont. Cornbread. Banana, clove, a bit of orange citrus. Pepper.

Appearance: Straw in color. Cloudy as per normal. Very little white head. Spotty lacing.

Flavor: Bready. Banana, clove, some citrus. Cannot detect the Northern Brewer hops at all. Finishes dry/tart.

Mouthfeel: Heavily carbonated, tingles on the tongue. Light/medium body. Powdery texture. On the dry side.

Overall: Nice flavor. Light, but it's got the bready, estery, and spice. The pepper is pretty strong in this one, must have been a heavy dose of the grains of paradise. It stays present through the aftertaste. If I have one complaint it's that it could have been more creamy.

Serving type: bottle

08-24-2011 01:39:41 | More by soulfly1492
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mvanaskie13

Pennsylvania

3.6/5  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.

Serving type: bottle

08-16-2011 23:09:39 | More by mvanaskie13
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PCampbell

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-09-2011 03:39:24 | More by PCampbell
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DrDemento456

Pennsylvania

3.98/5  rDev +10.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2011 01:28:06 | More by DrDemento456
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Buggabeer

Pennsylvania

2.78/5  rDev -23%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A In the glass it is what it should be a hazy golden color. This beer has NO head what so ever and mostly resembles a cheap chardoney. Not very appealing at all. On the bottle it shows a nice glass full of beer with a 2 finger head on it. False advertising!!!

S Awesome smell of spices that leaves you wanting to drink immediatly. I also pick up a slight citrus smell and a slight bread sent as well

T This is where I wish smell was the taste. The smell was awesome and the taste was a little to spicey on the back side

M The beer leaves a bad spice taste on my tongue that I wish I could scrap off. I wish it would go away.

D I think it would be nice on a hot summer day however I would choose something else. As far a a white ale i think it is a nice job but you will find much better out there.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2011 19:51:54 | More by Buggabeer
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ZimZamZoom

West Virginia

3.58/5  rDev -0.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2011 17:49:25 | More by ZimZamZoom
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PittBeerGirl

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +17.7%
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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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev +13.6%
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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IronCitySteve

Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev +13.6%
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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nhindian

Pennsylvania

4.22/5  rDev +16.9%
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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Deuane

Pennsylvania

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.

Serving type: nitro-tap

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

Pennsylvania

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.

Serving type: nitro-tap

09-25-2010 17:54:29 | More by akorsak
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WVbeergeek

Ohio

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-13-2010 18:54:25 | More by WVbeergeek
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cpetrone84

Pennsylvania

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

Growler from Fathead's on a freshly tapped keg.

A-pours a hazy pale straw golden color with a pure white head.

S-the nose brings lots of bread, slightly doughy, a light yeast lingers in the middle as a spicy phenol steps in. there are some fruity esters in the back of banana and a touch of lemon.

T-the taste is more balanced with the wheat properties of the beer. hints of dry bread, nice yeast profile, the spice sets in at the middle, peppery phenols, almost latin spice, the fruity banana ester comes in behind with notes of tangy lemon.

M-soft and smooth of the tongue with a nice grainy backing, lively carbonation, would like a tad bit more but nothing to complain about. clean crisp finish.

D-solid wit, good balance of flavors. the finish is a little seltzer waterish and a hint more carb might have helped that. yeast strand could have added a bit more complexity but still tasty.

Serving type: growler

09-09-2010 00:55:56 | More by cpetrone84
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OWSLEY069

Pennsylvania

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-28-2010 16:30:45 | More by OWSLEY069
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mtnbikerpa

Pennsylvania

4.22/5  rDev +16.9%
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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brentk56

North Carolina

4.47/5  rDev +23.8%
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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goblue3509

Pennsylvania

4.08/5  rDev +13%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

06-11-2010 14:51:51 | More by goblue3509
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White Lightning Wit from Full Pint Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 169 ratings.