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White Thai - Westbrook Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
85
very good

465 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 465
Reviews: 88
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 11.44%
Wants: 27
Gots: 39 | FT: 9
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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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can shared by GT at his going away party.

The beer is hazy and pale yellow with a soapy white head. The aroma brings earthy hops, floral notes, lemongrass. Some nice citrus and pepper in the flavor. Coriander and orange zest. Really drinkable. Complex and intriguing but also something you could gulp straight from the can on a spring day. Very nice.

Serving type: can

05-11-2013 20:50:50 | More by Huhzubendah
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Kelp

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

08-11-2013 00:35:22 | More by Kelp
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sendbeer

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

01-06-2013 05:53:44 | More by sendbeer
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Tone

Missouri

3.78/5  rDev +0.5%
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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THECPJ

Delaware

4/5  rDev +6.4%

02-27-2012 17:24:56 | More by THECPJ
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chinchill

South Carolina

3.9/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

Serving type: can

09-16-2012 20:17:45 | More by chinchill
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billab914

Virginia

4/5  rDev +6.4%

02-16-2013 01:46:38 | More by billab914
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tobelerone

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

01-11-2014 04:38:47 | More by johnnnniee
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avalon07

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured from a growler to a pint glass. Had a light yellow color and a cloudy consistency. There was an inch of foamy, fairly long-lasting head. Good lacing.

S: A very sweet aroma of malt, citrus, and spices.

T: Tasted of citrus (particularly lemon), malt, light spices, and slight hoppiness. Like the smell, the flavor is very sweet and inviting.

M: A nice amount of carbonation with a slick finish. Light-bodied.

D: A good take on the witbier. Drinkable.

Serving type: growler

01-21-2011 14:46:17 | More by avalon07
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thagr81us

South Carolina

4.13/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had this one with my dinner during my birthday dinner with a few friends. Served from tap into a nonic. Poured a hazy golden yellow with a minimal white head. Maintained decent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, banana, fruit, floral notes, and spices. The flavor was of sweet malt, banana, bread, floral notes, and subtle spices. It had a light feel on the palate with high carbonation. Overall this was a pretty good brew. I had heard lots of people in the area talking badly about this beer, so I jumped at the chance to try it for myself. I found it quite enjoyable and easy drinking. It was pretty much spot on for what you would expect for the style with the addition of a few subtle spices to give it a little kick and stand out from the rest. A definite must try if you get the chance.

Serving type: on-tap

07-11-2011 15:23:14 | More by thagr81us
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Alieniloquium

Florida

3.15/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap at the brewery. Served in a taster.

Appearance - Hazy and cloudy golden yellow. Nice white head. Sticky lacing and good surface foam.

Smell - Very spicy. Lots of coriander. Some wheat and yeast.

Taste - Also spicy. Less intense on the coriander. More of the sharp citrus flavors. Again wheaty, but its not grainy. Smooth.

Mouthfeel - Almost creamy. Low carbonation. Medium light body.

Overall - Decent wit. I don't love the style, but its drinkable. Not sure I'd drink more than a taster, though.

Serving type: on-tap

05-25-2013 16:26:29 | More by Alieniloquium
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ShanePB

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

03-31-2014 12:45:30 | More by ShanePB
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TheSevenDuffs

Ontario (Canada)

3.48/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Can to Founders tulip.

A - Cloudy light to medium orange colour. Half a finger of white head formed and reduced to a ring around the glass.

S - Belgian yeast, cloves, spice, lemon.

T - Big Belgian pale ale flavours up front -cloves, Belgian yeast, light banana and a lot of spice. Some lighter lemon and bready malt flavours in the background.

M -Light to medium body with moderate carbonation. Somewhat higher carbonation that I would like.

Serving type: can

08-01-2012 23:54:36 | More by TheSevenDuffs
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tone77

Pennsylvania

3.53/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A huge thanks to woodychandler for a great package, including this one. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a cloudy golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of wheat, spice. Taste is lemons, wheat, a touch of ginger. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a unique and pretty good beer.

Serving type: can

08-09-2012 03:28:07 | More by tone77
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iL0VEbeer

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +6.4%

03-12-2013 14:01:44 | More by iL0VEbeer
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Duff27

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

08-05-2013 16:04:42 | More by Duff27
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +13%

03-28-2013 20:49:36 | More by pathman
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clayrock81

Virginia

3.84/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured a golden body with good carbonation and head on top of an interesting aroma as the typical citric/lemonzest and spice one associates with a wit are replaced with ginger (and I guess Thai). Light, easy to drink, like most wits I've had but a little spicier and bitter, so to say, and has a crisp backbite. Enjoyable and an interesting take and while not my favorite I think it's a good beer.

Serving type: can

07-28-2013 20:36:27 | More by clayrock81
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maximum12

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to whomever sent this to me, but it's almost 1:00 AM & I'm watching River Monsters in my underwear & I'm not getting up to go check my records. Yeah. 12 oz. yellow can that's quite unlike anything else out there.

Pour is yellow, murked, one hundred percent opaque. Nose isn't strong; I almost end up snorting beer to find something. Good citrus hops, bare grassiness, wheat. Smells like a hoppy hefe.

White Thai lights up the head tilt scale. FIelds of wheat underlaid by a melange of spices that would make Paul Atreides raise an eyebrow. Nice citrus punch, orange, lemon. Florality adds to the mix. Is that hops or elderberries? The wheat & spices play tag in a very strange way. I keep drinking it at a rapid rate because it's so weird & I'm trying to teaste out...what? Did I say something?

Odd beer. Pretty good beer. Strange, but hey, I admire the effort behind it & the spirit of experimentation.

Serving type: can

06-23-2013 06:10:32 | More by maximum12
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Lare453

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

08-01-2013 23:28:37 | More by Lare453
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Reagan1984

Massachusetts

4.3/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Enjoyed a couple glasses of this beer at dinner in Charleston. Really nice beer. Perfect summer session beverage.

Each pint came with a finger plus of bright white whipped egg white head. Fairly decent retention. The beer is a light hazy straw color with a dull tone to it. Very nice rings of lacing. Good looking beer. Spot on for style.

Aroma was fantastic. Bright and fresh. Pale grains, definitely the lemongrass pops, a touch of yeast and spice. I don’t specifically smell the ginger, but there are lots of spice notes.

Very nice bright, lively flavor. Lemongrass and other citrus notes, a touch of vanilla, banana and lots of spice notes. The wheat notes produce a nice light bready aftertaste

Very light and delicate body. Very refreshing. A creamy sense while remaining delicate.

Really enjoyed this beer. Excellent representation of the style and a perfect match for food. Seek this beer out when visiting Charleston in the summer.

Serving type: on-tap

07-06-2011 11:49:59 | More by Reagan1984
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jophish17

Georgia

2.75/5  rDev -26.9%

06-30-2014 02:27:22 | More by jophish17
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BGsWo22

New York

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

03-11-2014 16:38:12 | More by BGsWo22
White Thai from Westbrook Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 465 ratings.