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White Thai - Westbrook Brewing Co.

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634 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 634
Reviews: 102
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 11.23%
Wants: 29
Gots: 66 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

zestar, Oct 08, 2014
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3.88/5  rDev +3.7%

AMarkle6524, Oct 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

kingjohnh, Oct 07, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Stevebeergeek, Oct 06, 2014
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3.6/5  rDev -3.7%

Sludgeman, Oct 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7%

Robloc303, Oct 02, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

jordanimal, Sep 30, 2014
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3.76/5  rDev +0.5%
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.

DIM, Sep 28, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

RMoeNay, Sep 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7%

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.

Brenden, Sep 27, 2014
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5/5  rDev +33.7%

Cdubz3089, Sep 27, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

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.

Dwkasper, Sep 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7%

hurshybear, Sep 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

StephRai, Sep 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

GuttaMane138, Sep 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

A-Cloudy yellow nice carbonation, one finger fluffy head.

S-Wheat, lemon, grass, nice spice as well.

T-Mainly wheat, some coriander and grassy spices. Mild lemon.

M-Light, not much carbonation and a tad watery.

O-An average tasting wit, nothing offputting.

rlee1390, Sep 22, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

MJHolsey, Sep 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

needMIbeerinMD, Sep 19, 2014
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3/5  rDev -19.8%

skelton00, Sep 19, 2014
Photo of Beaver13
3.58/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz can. Pours hazy straw yellow with a big fluffy white head that retains well and laces the glass some.

The aroma is wheat malts, funky fruit and spices (ginger and others).

The flavor is wheat malts with some funk and some spicy fruit in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, an interesting wit - I like the Thai spices.

Beaver13, Sep 18, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

threedaggers, Sep 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Ardeer, Sep 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

whatname, Sep 17, 2014
White Thai from Westbrook Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 634 ratings.