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White Thai - Westbrook Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
85
very good

555 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 555
Reviews: 94
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 11.47%
Wants: 28
Gots: 53 | 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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touchmeimsac

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -20%

10-23-2013 13:08:03 | More by touchmeimsac
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phishdaly

New York

4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

10-21-2013 00:32:03 | More by phishdaly
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ianjsullivan

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev 0%

ST: 12oz can in a weizen glass.

A: Hazy orange with a huge white head.

S: Strong lemon, bright sunny hops.

T: Strong wheat, bright lemon, a touch of hops and spice from ginger.

M: Creamy and soft

O: Interesting flavor, the ginger is only in a hint of spice, the lemon most overpowers with a hint of bitter bright hops on the back. Worth a try, but I would like to see this with thai basil.

10-20-2013 22:30:55 | More by ianjsullivan
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LancetherealLeader

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev 0%

10-20-2013 00:10:35 | More by LancetherealLeader
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jbfarris

Georgia

4/5  rDev +6.7%

10-17-2013 19:44:29 | More by jbfarris
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rye_so_serious

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

10-16-2013 16:56:17 | More by rye_so_serious
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rmank

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev 0%

10-10-2013 22:53:41 | More by rmank
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davemathews68

Ohio

4/5  rDev +6.7%

10-08-2013 00:02:09 | More by davemathews68
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kell50

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +6.7%

10-06-2013 13:32:01 | More by kell50
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facundoCNB

New Jersey

3.61/5  rDev -3.7%

A hazy orange yellow with 2 fingers of head. Smells like your typical wheat beer.. Spicy, bready, orangey. The taste is very refreshing.. The subtle peppery hints are a nice touch to the bready malt of this beer.. Slight bit of orange flavor.
Medium body, low carbonation.
This is pretty decent for the style but nothin outstanding.

10-03-2013 22:20:36 | More by facundoCNB
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jburd19

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev 0%

10-03-2013 20:05:42 | More by jburd19
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dankjohn

Georgia

4/5  rDev +6.7%

10-03-2013 00:29:03 | More by dankjohn
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mverity

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

10-02-2013 01:43:47 | More by mverity
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henrisimo

New York

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

10-01-2013 18:55:41 | More by henrisimo
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DrinkSlurm

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

09-28-2013 21:54:51 | More by DrinkSlurm
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scotv

New York

3.75/5  rDev 0%

09-28-2013 01:33:36 | More by scotv
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Ivanhoes_Backpack

New Brunswick (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev 0%

09-26-2013 11:52:50 | More by Ivanhoes_Backpack
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thegoon55

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev 0%

09-26-2013 02:24:27 | More by thegoon55
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Imperial_Sapient_Groat

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

09-25-2013 00:25:16 | More by Imperial_Sapient_Groat
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throwback

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev 0%

09-24-2013 16:46:52 | More by throwback
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musicarcade

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +6.7%

09-23-2013 22:10:45 | More by musicarcade
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tectactoe

Michigan

3.39/5  rDev -9.6%

Thanks to Mike for tossing me one of his last cans of this. Golden, sunshine-y hue, hazy like a wit should be, with a cumulonimbus head that puffs up like a blowfish and takes its sweet old time as it slowly and methodically sinks (though it remains with the beer for seemingly forever). Nice lacing strewn all over the glass - pretty damn good looking for the style.

Lots of lemon in the aroma, as well as clumpy yeast that integrates a moldy, cheesy kind of funk, though not incredibly warranted or fitting in this case. Bubblegum, sharp ginger spices, and a bit of backing wheat roll out the rest of the profile. Kind of strange, weird, different, etc... Can't quite wrap my head around this smell. It's... okay. It just needs a little more... something.

The taste is filled with Belgian yeast, too, with that gumminess, along with some clove-like ester notes. Ginger is spicy, strong and sharp, though it doesn't go overboard, which is definitely a relief. Mild hints of lemon zest and spritzes throughout with a finishing touch of stale hops. Stale, spent hops with little life left... only a mild, grassy induction.

Some sweet bready malt finishes things off, hand in hand with a basket of bread and wheat flavors. That dry, clumpy, yeast-funk in present again at times, elevated by the spiciness of the esters, as well as the ginger. Medium bodied, given the relatively low ABV, with good carbonation that makes for a pleasant mouth feel - thick enough for a wit, though not too chewy, heavy, or cumbersome.

Hmmm... this one's not bad, it just very enigmatic. I think the problem is that it's a little too dry and spiced without anything there to balance it. The lemon notes are present, but don't provoke much tartness or sweetness, and so the beer suffers as a result (because the yeast and the ginger sure as hell provide some dryness and spice). Okay... but not something I'd reach for regularly.

09-23-2013 22:01:50 | More by tectactoe
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Phillyz

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

09-19-2013 01:42:10 | More by Phillyz
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bendukes86

South Carolina

3/5  rDev -20%

09-17-2013 16:21:22 | More by bendukes86
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ironchefmiyagi13

New York

4/5  rDev +6.7%

09-17-2013 02:48:03 | More by ironchefmiyagi13
White Thai from Westbrook Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 555 ratings.