Wasatch White Label - Utah Brewers Cooperative

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Wasatch White LabelWasatch White Label

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137 Ratings
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Ratings: 137
Reviews: 65
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 10.54%
Wants: 3
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
Witbier |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Wasatch on 11-15-2008

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Photo of Jason
3.92/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz brown bottle with a freshness date.

LOOK: Pale golden yellow, good tiny bubbled lacing after a hard pour.

SMELL: Coriander, light orange zest, faintly peppery, bready, nutty yeast, floral

TASTE: Smooth, slightly creamy, coriander, orange peel, citric pith, plums, flowery, doughy biscuits, semi-dry finish

Very well put together and no soapy character which many US brewers love to kill this style with. Good drinking all around and I love that it is 6.0% abv ... bit more character.

More User Reviews:
Photo of SBarbeerian
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Looks: extreme carbonation, requires caution and breaks to pour it all. The head does come down but enough of it sticks around.
Eventually settles to a cloudy wity yellow, a bit more golden than most Belgian wits, but very nice.
Nose: coriander, bits of citrus. Nice, and more of a nose than most Belgian wits.
Tatse: A Belgian wit with a bit more muscle. Just a bit bigger all the way around, but well balanced
Medium bodied, and highly drinkable.
A less subtle, bit stronger version of the style.
Very much enjoyed it.

Photo of Mora2000
3.58/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours a hazy yellow color with a white head. The aroma is pretty basic for a Belgian white. I get a lot of wheat and coriander, with some orange and lemon citrus notes mixed in. The flavor is also pretty straightforward. The wheat is complimented by the coriander and slightly bitter orange peel. Thin mouthfeel and medium, soft carbonation.

Photo of LXIXME
3.54/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This beer has a small pure white head the quickly dies above a clear golden colored beer.

The aroma is a mix of cloves, floral blossoms, spices, with maybe a little hops hiding in there.

Cloves and other spices attack the taste buds and quickly recede leaving a slight clove dryish aftertaste.

Pretty decent tasting, a little different than most beer but well worth a try. I'd like to know the food pairing for this beer.

Photo of tetu
3.32/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Clear straw color. Retained a 1/4" to 1/2" head throughout. It had an aroma of spice and yeast. Tasted of cloves, wheat, and a low citrus taste. It had a light mouthfeel and carbonation was above normal. It was an easy to drink nice wit for it being domestic. Nothing special though.

Photo of BeerAmbassador
3.77/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured with the yeast a tall EKU 28 glass. Light straw yellow color with a bit of haze. Lots of coriander and a bit of lemon on the nose. Creamy carbonation and a bit more body then you see on many Wit beers, which is not a bad thing. Not my favorite wit of all time (that might be Hitachino) but definitely worth a look and one I would buy again.

Photo of beveritt
3.88/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks go out to wasatch for this one.

Presentation: Poured from a 12 oz brown bottle into an oversized wine glass. Label is predominantly white with swirling pieces of grain. No freshness date.

Appearance: Pours with thin white head, just shy of 1 finger. This falls to an incomplete coating with a ring around the glass. Decent lacing develops as I drink. The beer itself is the color of honey and fairly cloudy. No sediment remains in the bottle after giving it a few good swirls.

Smell: Mild aroma with hints of grassiness and a distinct wheat sourness in the finish.

Taste: Ever so slightly sweet and citrusy flavor upfront with a mild bitterness in the finish. Wheat tang/sourness is noticeable.

Mouthfeel: Higher than average level of carbonation, as is appropriate for the style. Body is good.

Drinkability: A fair representation of the style; citrusy and slightly fruity with the expected bite of wheat.

Photo of LacquerHead
3.77/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this at the Friendly Spot in San Antonio

It poured a white gold color with a white thin head. Very transparent. Normally I expect some cloudiness.

The aroma was on the citrus side.

Like the smell, the flavor had a citrus aspect along with apple cider characteristics. There as a weak sour apple flavor. It didn't have a stand out wheat flavor like other witbiers. There was some spice flavors in the background but I couldn't really pin point anything.

It was sharply carbonated like mineral water.

There website claims it's like a Blue Moon, but better! I suppose... I guess...
For the most part I am indifferent. I wish the brewery well.

Photo of emerge077
3.93/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Born on: 5/25/11

Into a tulip glass, it pours a hazy pastel yellow with a soft orange glow. Some foam rises up, but not especially long lasting. There's a swirling skim of broken foam on the surface, a clinging ring around the edges, with random flecks of spotty lacing.

Soft coriander aroma, sweet with a little citrus also. Somewhat mild but traditional, thankfully not overly spicy or sweet.

Creamy feel. Orange/banana creamsicle and floral traces of coriander. Mellow and lightly sweet, wheaty and slightly dry in the aftertaste. Smooth supple feel with light carbonation. Balanced and textbook for the style, nicely put together.

Photo of vickersspitfire
3.66/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass, this beer is nice to look at; its got a nice golden body that semi-cloudy, I see no carbonation what so ever, and its topped off with a nice this white and bubbly head, about one and half fingers thick and it dissipates fairly quickly to about one finger in thickness. There’s some really nice lacing in this beer. Not much to the smell, some spices, orange peel. The taste is pretty good, mild flavors overall, wheat and citrus fruit come through. It’s not as crisp as it looks, sweet throughout with slight tart flavors when it hits the sides of your mouth. The spice come through just a bit, but I can’t detect the citrus fruits in the aroma. Its got a light body and is easy on the tongue, this is a great beer for the hot days. The aftertaste is mildly tart, the spices in it are more evident here and there’s a very slight hint of alcohol.

Photo of JohnGalt1
4.32/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz received in trade from the Utah Connection.. Wasatch! Thanks John.. I love a good Wit! Poured into my shaped SA glass after a long crappy day at work..

1" head.. foamy.. not alot of lacing.. I was hoping for more ... the brew looks spot on.. hazy and lite straw..

The aroma is more pronounced than most Wits (import or domestic) .. grainy and spicy.. a little sour is expected and appreciated..

... ooohhhh!! The flavor is great!! I don't know how exactly to describe it other than this is a fresh tasting Wit. spicy and slightly tart.. there is a definite zesty orange peel component.. but it isn't overpowering like many.. and it just adds a great layer of complexity.. grainy and maybe a touch too much spicy coriander.... but this is the way I like my Belgian Whites.... sorta herbal..

The body is very smooth... (I would guess some oats or rye maybe).. the carbonation is prickly and no where near overbearing... I am loving it right now. the finish is really pretty dry with a great coriander essence that only now makes it's roar heard..

This is a fantastic example of the style.... If given the choice, I would put the Wasatch White up against any import that I've had.. and honestly against any domestic attempt.. The only other American attempt that came close to this one (that I remember) is Harvest Moon's "Beltian White" and it's been a couple years since I had it.

John... tell the brewers at Wasatch to get this one out into the BA public.. it seriously is a contender. Thanks again.

Photo of Immortale25
4.05/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Funky Buddha Brewery snifter. Bottleneck says Born: 07/03/13

A- Pours a semi-hazy medium golden color with a 1/4 inch white head that retains briefly before rapidly dropping to a thin ring around the edge of the glass and light wisps of surface foam.

S- Nice yeasty wheat aroma with some mild spice.

T- Flavor follows suit bringing fruity esters and a good yeast richness. Quite drinkable and a bit sweet.

M- Feel is kind of thick, almost milky but the body is light and has medium carbonation.

O- Pretty good stuff. Not an amazing wit, but it's something I would buy a 6-pack of if I were sharing with other people.

Photo of blackie
3.77/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a: nice layer of white carbonation on a pale golden beer, just a slight haze, no sediment in the bottle

s: coriander, spicy yeast, a touch of pepper, and orange peel on a crisp wheat base, some green banana, lots of wit aromatics, nice start

m: carbonation lively, moderate-high, light in body

t: crisp wheat base with a full coriander spice, some underripe banana, doughy wit yeast flavors, subtly hopped with a lingering finish of yeast and spice, slight sweetness hangs in the throat - my biggest issue with this one

d: a nice, safe, accurate representation of the style, easily drinkable

cheap single from the State Liquor Store in downtown SLC

Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.28/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Wasatch White Label has a thick, frothy, white head and a hazy, very bubbly, yellow-golden appearance, with a little bit of lacing left behind. The aroma is of lemon, coriander, a touch of banana, and white bread. The taste is the same, with a good amount of sugary sweetness in there. Bitterness is essentially nonexistent. Mouthfeel is light to medium and soft, and Wasatch White Label finishes mostly dry, refreshing, and highly drinkable. This beer is delicious and well made. I rate it excellent.


Photo of twiggamortis420
3.2/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle with a bottling date of 2/24/11. Pours a hazed light gold color, darker than most wits and the head is stark white and fluffy.

Aromatic cloves and coriander, light lemon and crisp wheat. Pretty typical witbier nose. Maybe a little bigger and sweeter than most.

Taste is a little more phenolic than I would like, and the higher-than-typical ABV accentuates that. Coriander is used with a heavy hand and the sweetness noticed in the nose continues here...basically this is not really a 'refreshing' type of wit. lacks the true softness of a great wit, White Label White Ale is more of a brutish, in your face wit. Not always a bad thing, but in this case I would like to see more finesse.

Photo of DavoleBomb
3.94/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass.

3.0 A: Lightly hazed medium yellow color. One and a half fingers of pillowy white head. Retention is about average and a short ring of lacing is left. There's a great deal of yeasties floating about throughout.

4.0 S: Wonderful nose on this. Pepper, clove, and corriander spiciness. Clean neutral malts. Light hay with grassy hops.

4.0 T: This is just how I like my wits. Big spiciness of pepper and corriander with clove picking up the rear. Clean malts with a light yeastiness.

4.0 M: Lighter medium body. Good moderate carbonation with a light spritziness. Superbly smooth. The yeasties don't effect the feel.

4.0 D: Solid all around. I wouldn't mind another.

Photo of Zorro
3.55/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Cloudy sunny yellow colored beer with a medium sized white colored head.

Smells malty and spicy with a powdery yeast scent. Strong coriander and raw pepper. Wheat malt Smells strongly herbal.

Starts out malty and a little sweet with a a good yeasty main back bone of flavor. Spicy and herbal flavors.

Mouthfeel is full.

Quite a decent Witbier with no faults.

Photo of gatornation
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle with "born on" 040512 stamped on neck

A- pours a slightly hazed lemon yellow with a fast receding 1 finger head very little lacing

S- spice ,clove lemon peel light fruits and malt, wheat and funk

T- refreshing white fruit with coriander and clove a nice light touch of hops with malts and wheat

M- highly carbonated crisp taste with a smooth finish

O- fresh smooth and refreshing a tasty Belgian white

Photo of jwc215
3.53/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Wasatch for including this in a trade!

Poured into Belgian tumbler.

Pours hazed lemon-drop yellow with a thin white head that lasts, leaving lacing.

The smell is of orange peel, coriander. Mild but nice.

The taste is of sweet grain with some coriander and a touch of orange zest. Finishes with a bit of a powdery dryness.

It has a crisp, light body.

Not a bad brew at all - hits the basic outline of the style well enough. Would have again, especially as a warm/hot weather refresher.

Thanks again, John!

Photo of Vashtar
3.37/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The appearance was really pale. I didn't like it.

The mouthfeel is thinish and dry. It's very clean and there's a lump 1/4th of the way through. Carbonated

It smelled cheapish

It tasted like citrus, orange, and lemon. It was nice.

Overall, it was a cool beer.

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
2.93/5  rDev -20.8%

I bought this single on the basis of these overall scores. I wasn't even attracted to the label or the brand, but I like witbiers, so I thought I'd give it a shot...

Serving style : 12 oz bottle poured into glass.

Appearance (3.25) : Aggressive pour yields a three fingered tightly knit creamy cap on top of an unusually transparent golden body (for a wit). Where's the sediment? The haze? Odd. Points docked for that. Leaves a little lacing around the glass.

Aroma (3.25) : Orange candy, a bowl of cling peaches, and a wall of faint wheat. Behind that is a little cilantro, pepper, cinnamon, and vanilla ice cream. Smells like a cloying dessert. Am I being unnecessarily negative? I dunno.

Taste (2.75) : Are you serious? This wit sucks. It's sour, watery, and the only thing saving it is the creamy orange candy creme saver finish at the very end. No wheat flavor. I should have known what to expect from the crystal clear appearance. This wit fails terribly. Ugh.

Mouthfeel (3.5) : Creamy, medium bodied, with some stinging carbonation somewhere in there. Ends semi-dry.

Overall (2.93) : Far from good, this is a poor interpretation of a wit bier. Pathetic, even. I have been dissatisfied with most of Wasatch Brewery's beers but this one is among the worst for its style. I'll probably finish it but just because I hate to see beer go down the drain.

Photo of portia99
3.95/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle received in trade a little ways back from Wasatch. Thanks John. Poured into a Russian River Belgian stemmed glass.

A - Pours a hazy, pale yellow/straw color that almost glows in the light and sits below a massive 3 fingers of bright white, whipped cream head with great staying power. Takes a few pours to be able to fill the glass as the carbonation and head retention make this a difficult pour.

S - Very complex aroma. Tons of yeast up front with spices - coriander especially and fruit - lemons and oranges in the nose. Very fruity overall. Strong and powerful aromas...really liking how this one smells a lot.

T - Quite similar to the aroma. Lots of citrusy fruitiness and spices. Bready malt in the background enhanced by the yeastiness of this wit. Not as impressive as the aroma, but a good tasting witbier. Alcohol is a little bit noticeable, although only at 6% according to the bottle, but seems a bit high in the flavor profile for the style .

M - Light in body, but a bit fuller than I expect in a witbier. Carbonation is extremely high even for the style, which is characteristically high to begin with. Carbonation gives a strong foaming sensation in the mouth and gives a bit of a bloated feeling in the stomach after about half of the bottle. The very high carbonation is the biggest drawback on this beer. I think if this was toned down just a bit, this would be a real winner for the style.

D - Once again, the carbonation detracts from the overall experience. Otherwise, this is a very nice witbier. Excellent flavor profile and near perfect appearance make this a very enjoyable beer. Would love to have more of this one around to enjoy in the summer months.

Photo of Douglas88
3.55/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from the State Liquors store. Pours a cloudy light orange color with a small white head. The aroma is full of citrus; some lemon and perhaps apricot, some spices also. The taste is pretty smooth; some light spices, apricot, lemon, and orange, some yeast and perhaps a bit of sulfur. Not bad at all, a very nice addition to the Utah line up.

Photo of FosterJM
3.52/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

641st Review on BA
Bottle to Pilsner
12 oz
Bottled- I think....2/2?/11

Total Wine and More Las vegas

App- Lighter, clear yellow and a bit thin looking in glass. The thing with this one was a bit of a average head vs nothing at all. A thin line of bubbles on this one as well.

Smell- Its very muted but this has a nice nose for a witbier. You can get alot of the essence in a few whiffs. It has some wheat, spice and peel, but was very tame and mellow.

Taste- Very straight forward wit but with some muted flavors and a bit old and faded. (my bad). Its peel in texture with some hops and spice to balance.

Mouth- A lighter bodied beer with a almost high carbed level. Leaves a nice spice/coriander flavor.

Drink- It was a 12oz for a $1 and change. Ill take the new beer and the review. It wasnt bad. It was one of the better wits Ive had. On tap in Utah i'd have this again.

Photo of KarlHungus
3.47/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours a hazy, but clear golden color. The head is an inch and a half in height, and recedes quickly into a small cap of lacing. I prefer witbiers to be more cloudy, but this beer isn't completely uncloudy. The aroma is of lemon zest, bitter orange peel, and some faint coriander in the background. It is a rather strong aroma, but lacks true depth. The taste is similar to the aroma, but with a little more coriander. Again it is quite strong, but after the first layer of flavors there isn't much else. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with lively carbonation, and a smooth texture. Overall, this is a decent witbier that I wouldn't complain about drinking again. I don't see myself buying it again though.

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Wasatch White Label from Utah Brewers Cooperative
84 out of 100 based on 137 ratings.