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White Thai - Westbrook Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
85
very good

518 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 518
Reviews: 91
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 11.47%
Wants: 27
Gots: 46 | 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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GreesyFizeek

New York

3.78/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap at The Owl House in Rochester, NY.

Pours a clear straw yellow, with a one inch head, and a little bit of lacing.

Smells like lemon, citrus, wheat, and spicing.

I don't particularly know what lemongrass smells like, but there some indistinguishable spice flavor in here, so I'm guessing that's the lemongrass I'm tasting. Some mild ginger, with some very subtle wheat bitterness, strong lemon flavors (likely from the Sorachi Ace hops), other citrus, some orange and grapefruit. Subdued yeast flavors.

Nicely creamy mouthfeel, while still being fairly crisp at all. Medium carbonation. Light bodied.

This was alright. Witbiers aren't my favorite style, but like most Westbrook beers, it was executed well.

Serving type: on-tap

06-19-2014 04:07:19 | More by GreesyFizeek
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Fireslayer

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

06-13-2014 19:17:17 | More by Fireslayer
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mpalestino

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

06-13-2014 00:53:15 | More by mpalestino
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fthegiants

California

3.75/5  rDev 0%

06-12-2014 03:31:16 | More by fthegiants
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

3.95/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I purchased this can at Oliver's in Albany NY, enjoyed chilled in a goblet.

The color is a dull straw golden with wheat haze and thick bone white head of 3 fingers with fine bead with sticky lace. The smell is of coriander and a light wheat scent with mild herbal tinge and gentle citrus accent. The feel is very good with deep malt balanced by mild spice and medium high carbonation with yeast adding to the semi-dry earthy finish.

The taste is very good with tons of malt in the initial taste and gentle creaminess from the yeast which also adds a light fruit element with nice toasted flavor coming through and gentle tangy wheat quality throughout with mellow spice. Overall I enjoyed this -very good interpretation of the style and pretty yeasty with very good drinkability.

Serving type: can

06-11-2014 13:57:43 | More by Slatetank
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gfg0020

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

06-11-2014 02:07:25 | More by gfg0020
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GeorgiaGirl93

Georgia

3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

06-09-2014 18:20:20 | More by GeorgiaGirl93
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tobelerone

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev 0%

06-09-2014 12:12:57 | More by tobelerone
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KevMo84

California

4/5  rDev +6.7%

06-09-2014 02:37:04 | More by KevMo84
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GeorgiaBeerGuy

Georgia

3/5  rDev -20%

06-09-2014 02:24:38 | More by GeorgiaBeerGuy
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alexm1309

Illinois

4/5  rDev +6.7%

06-09-2014 00:15:58 | More by alexm1309
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Ale_Dog

New York

4.23/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: light hazy yellow
Smell: citrus and spice
Taste: nice citrusy flavor, lemongrass with hints of spice
Overall: this is a great refreshing beer that would pair very well with all sorts of foods. Asian food as well as backyard grill. If you see it, get it.

Serving type: can

06-08-2014 12:35:24 | More by Ale_Dog
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thebigredone

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

06-07-2014 14:37:56 | More by thebigredone
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Iamstryker

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +6.7%

06-07-2014 05:52:07 | More by Iamstryker
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orcrist_cleaver

New York

3.84/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

It pours a golden hue similar to what one would have seen from Angkor Wat's spires rising from the green jungle. The smell of lemongrass scented stir-fries is followed candied ginger desserts. The piercing spice of the bitter hops refreshes the palate. In fact, this beer nearly nails all the peripherals of witbier. But there is no sweetness in flavor; the spiciness of the ginger is refreshing, but one-dimensional. It would be the perfect compliment to anything spicy. But the taste alone is nothing lustrous on its own.

Serving type: can

06-07-2014 00:23:17 | More by orcrist_cleaver
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Jordy777

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev 0%

06-05-2014 04:43:20 | More by Jordy777
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tommyguz

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev 0%

06-05-2014 04:15:28 | More by tommyguz
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tabascosigned

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

06-03-2014 15:24:30 | More by tabascosigned
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Tone

Missouri

3.78/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a cloudy/milky gold. One inch head of a white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of sweet malt, slight ginger, hint of citrus, hint of hop, and slight yeast. Fits the style of a Witbier. Mouth feel is smooth and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of sweet malt, pale malt, slight ginger, hint of coriander, yeast, slight citrus, and a hint of hop. Overall, the ginger isn't too strong and the appearance, aroma, and body are good.

Serving type: on-tap

06-03-2014 14:09:45 | More by Tone
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Metaldude05

Georgia

4.44/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Very light hazy color poured in a glass. Mouthfeel is like a typical pale ale/ipa. At first sip you get a very crisp refreshing hop flavor with minimal bitterness. A little citrusy with a perfect blend of spices. Very good and would buy again In a heartbeat.

Serving type: on-tap

06-02-2014 23:29:42 | More by Metaldude05
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electtodefer

New York

3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

06-02-2014 13:08:05 | More by electtodefer
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dsigmon

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

06-01-2014 19:36:45 | More by dsigmon
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Tgmckinn

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +6.7%

05-30-2014 02:08:32 | More by Tgmckinn
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Evarigan

New York

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

05-28-2014 20:40:36 | More by Evarigan
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tarheels4life23

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

05-27-2014 19:30:26 | More by tarheels4life23
White Thai from Westbrook Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 518 ratings.