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White Thai - Westbrook Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
85
very good

549 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 549
Reviews: 94
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 11.47%
Wants: 28
Gots: 51 | FT: 8
Brewed by:
Westbrook Brewing Co. visit their website
South Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer, inspired by the flavors of Southeast Asian cuisine, is a twist on the classic Belgian witbier style. Instead of the traditional coriander and orange peel spicing regimen, we add fresh lemongrass, ginger root, and a dash of Sorachi Ace hops. The result is a wonderfully refreshing ale with notes of lemon candy, citrus fruit, and a slight spiciness from the ginger. Best served at 45˚F in a tulip or wine glass.

16 IBU

(Beer added by: kkipple on 01-04-2011)
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HowlingTurkey

Louisiana

3/5  rDev -20%

06-08-2013 20:40:00 | More by HowlingTurkey
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tectactoe

Michigan

3.39/5  rDev -9.6%

Thanks to Mike for tossing me one of his last cans of this. Golden, sunshine-y hue, hazy like a wit should be, with a cumulonimbus head that puffs up like a blowfish and takes its sweet old time as it slowly and methodically sinks (though it remains with the beer for seemingly forever). Nice lacing strewn all over the glass - pretty damn good looking for the style.

Lots of lemon in the aroma, as well as clumpy yeast that integrates a moldy, cheesy kind of funk, though not incredibly warranted or fitting in this case. Bubblegum, sharp ginger spices, and a bit of backing wheat roll out the rest of the profile. Kind of strange, weird, different, etc... Can't quite wrap my head around this smell. It's... okay. It just needs a little more... something.

The taste is filled with Belgian yeast, too, with that gumminess, along with some clove-like ester notes. Ginger is spicy, strong and sharp, though it doesn't go overboard, which is definitely a relief. Mild hints of lemon zest and spritzes throughout with a finishing touch of stale hops. Stale, spent hops with little life left... only a mild, grassy induction.

Some sweet bready malt finishes things off, hand in hand with a basket of bread and wheat flavors. That dry, clumpy, yeast-funk in present again at times, elevated by the spiciness of the esters, as well as the ginger. Medium bodied, given the relatively low ABV, with good carbonation that makes for a pleasant mouth feel - thick enough for a wit, though not too chewy, heavy, or cumbersome.

Hmmm... this one's not bad, it just very enigmatic. I think the problem is that it's a little too dry and spiced without anything there to balance it. The lemon notes are present, but don't provoke much tartness or sweetness, and so the beer suffers as a result (because the yeast and the ginger sure as hell provide some dryness and spice). Okay... but not something I'd reach for regularly.

09-23-2013 22:01:50 | More by tectactoe
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beckard13

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev 0%

05-13-2012 01:21:24 | More by beckard13
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Florida

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

10-02-2013 01:43:47 | More by mverity
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Illinois

4/5  rDev +6.7%

03-26-2014 06:37:48 | More by 77apm
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Jason

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev 0%

04-11-2013 01:10:36 | More by Jason
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mctizzz

California

4/5  rDev +6.7%

05-27-2013 13:16:17 | More by mctizzz
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Vermont

3.75/5  rDev 0%

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Georgia

4/5  rDev +6.7%

10-03-2013 00:29:03 | More by dankjohn
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standardcherry

Massachusetts

3.98/5  rDev +6.1%

A: Hazy golden color with a small white head.
S: Lots of lemongrass was the first thing I caught. Tiny amount of ginger. A bit of citrus/lemon and a hint of wheat. Smells great.
T: First thing I felt was the wheat, followed by a bit of ginger. Interesting taste. Some herbal/citrus flavors follow along with some lemongrass. A bit of lingering ginger and lemongrass. Odd, but I like it.
M: Light bodied with medium carbonation. I could crush these all day long. A bit of dryness at the end.
O: A great (but odd) wheat beer. Extremely drinkable, I love the strange flavors from the ginger/lemongrass.

08-28-2013 04:02:40 | More by standardcherry
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bpfrush

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev 0%

06-29-2012 14:16:09 | More by bpfrush
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New York

3.75/5  rDev 0%

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North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev 0%

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sourdog

California

4/5  rDev +6.7%

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Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

08-15-2013 17:25:12 | More by Cynic-ale
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chinchill

South Carolina

3.9/5  rDev +4%

served in a peroni glass.
Pours a hazy golden-yellow, with a good bit of visible carbonation and a moderately durable white head. Good lacing.

The appealing fruity-bready aroma is quite subtle compared to the flavor which is stronger and much more yeasty.

M: medium-light body with rather aggressive carbonation. a bit dry on the finish.

O: refreshing and good for style.

09-16-2012 20:17:45 | More by chinchill
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jtladner

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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SPRichard

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev 0%

01-21-2013 22:37:02 | More by SPRichard
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ianjsullivan

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev 0%

ST: 12oz can in a weizen glass.

A: Hazy orange with a huge white head.

S: Strong lemon, bright sunny hops.

T: Strong wheat, bright lemon, a touch of hops and spice from ginger.

M: Creamy and soft

O: Interesting flavor, the ginger is only in a hint of spice, the lemon most overpowers with a hint of bitter bright hops on the back. Worth a try, but I would like to see this with thai basil.

10-20-2013 22:30:55 | More by ianjsullivan
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richkrull

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +6.7%

11-02-2013 00:39:39 | More by richkrull
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New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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Ohio

3.75/5  rDev 0%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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Illinois

3.75/5  rDev 0%

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Minnesota

3/5  rDev -20%

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White Thai from Westbrook Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 549 ratings.