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White Lightning Wit - Full Pint Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
82
good

226 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 226
Reviews: 56
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 13.61%
Wants: 6
Gots: 28 | 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: 226 | Reviews: 56
Photo of NeroFiddled
3.85/5  rDev +6.9%
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 Yeroc
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of aszatk01
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of squirreljr
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of BigMike
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of apasternak
2.75/5  rDev -23.6%

Photo of RTHKI
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of Analog_kid
3.58/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

I haven't done a beer review in a while, but since this is from my beloved Pittsburgh, I felt that it was necessary to sit down and rate this beer. I've seen this beer for a few months now at the local Wegman's, so I decided to give it a shot, even though I'm rather leery of drinking another beer from Pittsburgh, given that Iron City is like drinking carbonated sewer water with yellow food coloring added. Let's face it, Pittsburgh is famous for sports, steel, and Primanti's; beer, not so much.

Apperance: Pouring White Lightning into a glass gives me reason to pause and become concerned already. It pours a hazy, yellow color. The head disappears rapidly, within fifteen seconds. Absolutely no lacing. My concern has become doubt.

Smell: Sitting here for three minutes smelling this beer before tasting. My doubt has deepened. I can't pin the smell down. The label says that it is brewed with coriander and grains of paradise, with orange peel, but I can't smell any of those ingredients. It just smells sour to me.

Taste: Pleasantly surprised! The spices and orange really begin to pop out as I roll the beer around my palate. Slightly malty, light hoppy flavor. I'm liking this beer now.

The mouthfeel is smooth, but not watery. There's a very light bite on your tongue with every sip. Refreshing.

Overall, this beer is pleasant. My trust in Pittsburgh beers has increased a few points. Definitely worth the buy if you're looking for a switch from your regular beer of choice.

Photo of ItsBeer4Me
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of crowsnest
3/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of spencerg293
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

Photo of beerthulhu
3.44/5  rDev -4.4%
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 Bouder32
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of KJ2013
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of SFC21
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of Griggsy
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of brewdlyhooked13
3.42/5  rDev -5%
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 Darkmagus82
3.47/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a very hazy golden yellow color with a small fizzy white head. The head fades very fast leaving on a light fizzy foam on the top of the brew and almost no lacing on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma smells heaviest of candied sugar and lots of wheat. Mixed with these are some yeasty smell which bring with them some orange peel and a decent showing of some spice of clove and nutmeg. Rounding out the aromas is a nice Belgian malt aroma, producing a rather enjoyable smell overall.

Taste – The taste begins with bready and wheaty taste upfront with a nice presence of yeastiness. The yeastiness gets more potent as the flavors advance, being joined by orange and candied sugar as the flavor advances. Along with these flavors come spice with a clove and grains of paradise flavor coming to the tongue. A sour lemon flavor as well as some very light grassy hop tastes comes to the tongue leaving a sweet, wheaty and lightly hopped and lemony flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the medium to lighter side with a carbonation level that is on the slightly lower to average side as well. A bit more carbonation may have been slightly better, but overall it was rather appropriate for the flavor profile.

Overall – A decent wit and one that is well worth a try, but don’t expect something super out of the ordinary.

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

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White Lightning Wit from Full Pint Brewing Company
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