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White Ale - Saint Archer Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 84
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 13.09%
Wants: 1
Gots: 27 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Saint Archer Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Smarty_Pints on 02-11-2014

Brewed with high quality Pilsner and Wheat malts, generously spiced with coriander and whole navel oranges. Belgian yeast provides the traditional refreshingly tart, spicy, and fruity flavor profile.

2014 GABF Gold Medal- Belgian -Style Witbier
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Ratings: 84 | Reviews: 12
Reviews by DoubleJ:
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3.62/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Silver 12 ounce can with black labeling and printing. Filled on 4/4/14...the quads are wild! On to the beer:

The yellow looks as though some of it has been washed out, while the cloudiness level is on the mark per style. Topping it is a short head with drops to a soapy white lace. It has a pleasing aroma, quick off its feet and refreshing. Orange peel, coriander, a light creamy sweetness of oats....it's all here.

A refreshing taste while holding some intensity, Saint Archer delivers. The orange zest hints, and the spicy aspect comes out stronger. I can sense a dose of hops working into the profile, bringing a grassy and earthy aspect. The end is a just a wee more sharp than I'd like; sand it a little and this could be San Diegan Hoegaarden (not in an insulting way).

San Diego could use more witbier options. Why not Saint Archer?

More User Reviews:
Photo of aquazr1
3.53/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of acurtis
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of breadwinner
3.72/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of frakina
3/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of bfred805
2.5/5  rDev -30.4%

I had high expectations for this beer after having finished a pint of Allagash Wit. Maybe that is why I am saddened.

I'm growing find of this style, but not this beer. Definitely not at it's price point of $10 per 6er.

The beer pours a yellow to semi gold haze that smells strongly of Orange from the moment you open the can. The appearance of the beer is fine. Nothing offensive. The taste gets me. It's very sharp from the moment lips touch the beer. Beyond tart, and hard for me to get past that when assessing the flavor. In addition to an unexpected and unwelcomed bitterness, I also get stale cracker. Possibly due to shelf life?

I'm hoping this was a bad experience resulting from high standards set by Allagash. I will give this one a try at the brewery.

All in all, better than bud... But not for the price

Photo of HalfFull
3.82/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. single silver can from Trader Joe's poured into a globe glass. This white ale pours a light pale wheat with a thin cap of foam. Light haze shows an odd greenish hue to it.

Smell of light wheat and a hint of spice yet light and reaching. A good spin offers up a five second window of rich aroma components before falling back to a steady but subtle yeast character. Slight sweetness on the finish accompanies a steady flavor and feel.

Nice wit without the confusion of too much added spice. Simple yet straightforword with a good wheat/yeast balance. Yet touch thin at times but worth a visit.

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of dvmin98
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of mrcraft
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of Genx
3.77/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of MisSigsFan
3.63/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jorgerod99
4.08/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of nitter
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of Modernrickk
3.95/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of TheRougeBastard
3.13/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Had a pint of this at The Fish Market across from the Del Mar racetrack. The beverage was delivered in a standard pint glass and was a straw yellow with the distinct whitbeir haze. My first taste reminded me of a Erdinger Weiss Bier...a compliment for a SoCa brewer! Nice malty mouthfeel, but not overly heavy. It really complemented the swordfish tacos nicely. Overall a very good offering from Saint Archer.

Photo of zak333
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NotDarkEnough
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of tvljr
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of MattSlem
3.83/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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White Ale from Saint Archer Brewing Co.
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