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White Thai - Westbrook Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
85
very good

383 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 383
Reviews: 81
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 11.94%


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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 383 | Reviews: 81 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by Huffs:
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Huffs

New York

3.34/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured into sam adams glass, one finger head developed with mild lacing and retention, was white in color. Appearance was a very hazy lemon / orange color. Aroma was of citrus and some allspice with some hop and yeast notes. Tasted of spice and citrus with some grass notes. Aftertaste was a bit bitter with a medium, almost a syrup texture, mouth feel.

Serving type: can

12-28-2013 23:16:38 | More by Huffs
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3.58/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

i would have liked to see more sorachi ace hops in this. i mean, i know its not a hop forward style or anything, but they are so unique and would have complimented the flavors here really nicely, but instead they are extremely muted, just subtle lemon in the finish that might just as possibly come from the lemongrass. fun beer though, frothy and well carbonated and lower in alcohol, a nice interesting summer session. i appreciate the subtle use of ginger, usually in beer its just way too much, almost hot, defeating the purpose to some extent. here its just a little twist that marries well with the wheat malt, while the meadowy sort of grassy tones make it a nice spring seasonal. more sorachi ace character would make this one of a kind, but i still appreciate this unique take on a wit. westbrook has done a great job of tweaking classic styles to make entirely new beer, and this is a great example of that.

Serving type: can

04-06-2014 15:39:53 | More by StonedTrippin
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A- pours a thick head out of the can. One finger head with medium retention.

S- Some light "Southeast Asian" spice in the background, lemony tart malt backbone.

T- Nice and light. Spices only play a minimal role in this brew. Has the witbier characteristics. Lemony and light

M- Very smooth, somewhat creamy. Coats the mouth with waxy feeling

O- A nice take on a witbier. Very sessionable

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Pour is hazy golden yellow with a tight white head and decent lacing. Nose is a fair bit of lemon, light yeast note, and a hint of pepper, some grassy, herbal hops in back. Taste has more spice to it, lemony up front with a hint of banana. Stronger pepper spice comes in behind, flavors thin out a little bit through the finish, grassy hop, a bit herbal. Strong carbonation and a lighter body.

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Had this beer on tap. Came out cloudy, golden in appearance, with about 1 finger of creamy head.

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White Thai from Westbrook Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 383 ratings.