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White Thai - Westbrook Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
85
very good

666 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 666
Reviews: 102
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 11.8%
Wants: 28
Gots: 68 | FT: 10
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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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

tommyguz, Jun 05, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

st9647v3, Nov 14, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

malfunxion, Aug 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

smithj4, Jun 21, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

threedaggers, Sep 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

thegerm87, Sep 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Kurmaraja, Jan 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

SadMachine, May 19, 2013
Photo of Bung
3.63/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. into Sam Adams pp. Fairly clear bright pour, finger of white that recedes to a thin layer. Carbonation quite present throughout though.

Aroma, a little more yeasty and earthy than the typical fruit leaning aroma. Some lemon and herbal hops.

Taste, more typical here. Some bananna, ginger keeps it more interesting. Very light yeasty bread. Citrus and herbal spiciness. Kind of finishes that way.

Lighter bodied, nice carbonation. A bit thin, a bit watery, but drinks easy. I imagine much more suited for warmer weather. I think the best way to sum it up is that this has much less of the characteristics I normall dislike about a Witbier.

Bung, Jan 27, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

prototypic, Aug 18, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

crobinso, Apr 22, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz can into a Samuel Adams Perfect Pint glass. 12/11/13 stamped on bottom of can. Received in a "locals" exchange with good friend Erinn from Atlanta.

A: Hazy golden with 1.5-finger white head with decent retention and a few lace streamers.

S: Great aroma of lemon, ginger, wheaty tang, pilsner candy sweetness, banana, overripe peach, and light clove with a touch of herbal hops.

T: The first sip I thought this taste like a witbier/hefeweizen cross because the banana and clove are so strong. The lemon and ginger do kick in after a few sips, and there is an odd clove spike mid-taste which seems out of place and carries through to an overly bitter finish. The fruity esters in the aroma don't translate all the way through to the flavor. There is some grassy, herbal presence that pervades the entire flavor -- I can see why people have described this as akin to a rye beer. There is no alcohol presence. Bitterness is light to start and then medium in the finish, mainly a spice bitterness from the phenolic clove.

M: Mouthfeel is lush and has that wheaty body, excellent even for the style. The strong clove note hurts feel a little -- it was very bitter for me. Carbonation is light as it should be to bring out the creamy nature of this beer.

O: A unique and interesting beer but a little too much clove and banana presence for me. I agree with others that the lemon and ginger notes could be stronger and would enhance the beer even more. Still a pretty good beer.

argock, Feb 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

jbaker67, Jun 22, 2014
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4.18/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

thanks to egrace84 for the chance to try this can of beer!

Poured into tulip glass.

canned on 07/16/2013.

Appearance: hazy orangish yellow bodied beer with 2 fingers of thick soapy white head. Slowely drops down to a thin cap, eventually a thin ring around the glass.

Smell: bready malt and fruity yeast. Lemon citrus and orange zest notes; light earthy and grassy hops with clove notes. Slightly spicy and sweet notes of ginger.

Taste: Lemon zest and orange zest. Grass and ginger. Really bready/doughy malt. Banana, clove, and slightly fruity yeast. Lots of earthy flavors with very mild bitterness. Hint of green tea and herbal. Really really well balanced flavors. No flavors overpower any of the other flavors found in this beer.

Mouthfeel: light bodied beer with moderate carbonation. The carbonation is soft and slightly creamy. Smooth and very drinkable.

Overall: This is a great beer in a can! I really like this Westbrook offering! Great lawnmower beer for sure.

4DAloveofSTOUT, Sep 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

lupercmda, Mar 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

Lovely85, Sep 02, 2013
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ADTaber, May 21, 2013
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4.44/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Funky Buddha Brewery snifter. Bottom of can says 09/08/14.

A- Pours a medium golden color with a 1/2 inch white head that retains well before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a mostly full sheet of surface foam. Thick sheet of lacing leaves a thick ring behind.

S- Semi-rich wheat/yeast aroma with some underlying spices.

T- Smooth, slightly sweet wheat flavor with the spices playing off that and the yeast which makes for a zesty finish. A bit earthy and incredibly smooth.

M- A tad dry with medium carbonation and a lightish body.

O- I could probably crush a whole sixer of this stuff and still want more. Extremely drinkable and very flavorful. One of my new top 5 American-made witbiers. So surprised this doesn't have a higher score.

Immortale25, Oct 24, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

aztraz, Dec 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

KevMo84, Jun 09, 2014
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ncstateplaya, May 14, 2013
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ncaudle, Aug 16, 2013
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DrinkSlurm, Sep 28, 2013
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3.78/5  rDev +1.3%
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.

GreesyFizeek, Jun 19, 2014
White Thai from Westbrook Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 666 ratings.