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White Ale - Saint Archer Brewing Co.

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82
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17 Reviews
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Reviews: 17
Hads: 110
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 4.75%
Wants: 2
Gots: 44 | 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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Reviews: 17 | Hads: 110
Reviews by TheRougeBastard:
Photo of TheRougeBastard
3.13/5  rDev -12.6%
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. (409 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of aquazr1
3.53/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a pint glass on tap at Moo. Pours golden with a shirt white head. Nose picks up the orange peel. First sip is the coriander, which works well in this beer. A very refreshing beer, perfect for a hot day. (212 characters)

Photo of acurtis
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of dertyd
3.3/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Fatehunter
3.63/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a finger of head on a hazy light straw body.
The aroma is pine, floral and mandarin.
The taste is mild pine and orange bitterness.
The texture is softer.
It's nice, more of a bitter white ale. (199 characters)

Photo of trocketsauced
4.25/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of desteph
4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of breadwinner
3.77/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not much of a witbier fan, but this one is well done enough, with both the coriander and, especially, the navel oranges easily noticeable. Nice, fluffy carb on this one too. (173 characters)

Photo of frakina
3/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of bfred805
2.5/5  rDev -30.2%

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 (821 characters)

Photo of HalfFull
3.82/5  rDev +6.7%
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. (602 characters)

Photo of wolvercote
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of CasbahRock
4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of dvmin98
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of kmoen
3/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of Catracho5
3.48/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

22 ounce bomber poured into a Belgian tulip

A: Bright orange yellow, white head that dissipated quickly, no carbonation, no lacing, looks very thirst quenching, very cloudy.

A: Yeast, spices, slight orange peel aroma, no alcohol, lots of wheat aroma coming off this beer, very pungent.

T: Big kick of wheat and yeast up front, spices, orange peel bitter, tart, not getting any sweet fruit flavors, no alcohol.

M: Lots of carbonation on the mouthfeel, dry, light.

O: This is a very complex and balanced beer, it's good, it's my first Witbier so I may have to try some others for comparison. Probably won't buy again but would not refuse if offered. This is beer I would need to be in the mood to drink. (707 characters)

Photo of mrcraft
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Genx
3.77/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of largadeer
4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of Steven1024
4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of MisSigsFan
3.63/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of stortore
3.54/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jorgerod99
4.08/5  rDev +14%

Photo of nitter
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of Modernrickk
3.95/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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White Ale from Saint Archer Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 17 ratings.