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White Thai - Westbrook Brewing Co.

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717 Ratings
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Ratings: 717
Reviews: 113
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 11.26%
Wants: 28
Gots: 79 | 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:
Beer added by: kkipple on 01-04-2011

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
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

This was a hazy straw color. It poured with a big rocky head.

I'm liking the smell. Lemony aromas both hoppy and yeasty plus fresh cut grass and wheat. Some spice and coriander as well.

Elements of a classic wit with extra lemon from the sorachi. I couldn't necessarily discern any extra spice specifically, but there was a mildly unpleasant dryness at the finish. Not bad overall, but not one I would revisit.

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White Thai is a beauty in several respects: its color, a pale gleam in polished gold with a brilliant and pure white shine deep within. The head is ivory white, cream just layered on the glass where it settles as the head slowly drops from its height of a finger and a half. It leaves a thick crown with an almost lustrous creamy and smooth lace nearly everywhere.
Herbal aromatics come cleanly and clearly off the nose, though what's what isn't as distinguishable as in the taste. The herbal notes, most prominent, are both strong and subtle.
The flavor starts sweet, candy sweet with a tangy zing before a little more sugary sweetness comes in along with cracker to counter with a little dryness. There's an extremely unusual meat/nut/herb/leaf/spicing (not bite) that I rather like. It's so soft, but not weak.
A fluffy feel on the tongue starts it off exceptionally smooth before some crispness comes in biting a bit. It moves from semi-dry to semi-sweet with the herb translating to the mouthfeel.

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A: cloud, lemon, wheat colored with thin white head

S: yeasty, spicy, bready with a hint of lemon

T: ginger up front, a dash of lemon, spicy but has that honey baked ham wheat beer taste.

M: slight carbonation, spicy after taste that lingers

O: the beer has a good unique taste to me but I don't like the hefeweizen-style taste of honey baked ham. Beer is true to style but not my favorite style. Interesting take though.

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White Thai from Westbrook Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 717 ratings.