White Sun Wit - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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460 Ratings
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Ratings: 460
Reviews: 233
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 13.56%
Wants: 3
Gots: 29 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Weyerbacher Brewing Co. visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  4.60% ABV

Availability: Spring

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(Beer added by: UnionMade on 06-01-2002)
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Reviews by beermanbrian:
Photo of beermanbrian
3.85/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a pale yellow/cloudy white. White head that has good retention and leaves a nice lacing. The first impression when you smell it is of lemon. The taste starts out with the lemon and wheat flavor but as you drink more the spicey flavors start to become more noticable and really stand out. Very mild hops characteristics. Not many bubbles when observing the beer but on the tongue it has the feal of a highly carbonated brew. Another nice beer from Weyerbacher that I would recomend.

More User Reviews:
Photo of orbitalr0x
3.33/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Cloudy pale yellow, nearly neon yellow with a nice fluffly head that leaves some spotty lacing. Nose is a mix of light citrusy lemony notes mixed with a heavy dose of spiciness...cloves, white pepper. Not bad, but there's some smell in there that's off putting to me..can't put my finger on it.

First sip is a mix of lemony citrus and wheat tones along with some sour yeasties, cloves and hints of pepper. Earthy tones come in from the yeast along with a bit of mouth puckering sourness.

Light and airy on the palate with pretty good body. Good for the style, but I could use a little more oomph. I'm glad I tried this but I'm not compeled to drink anymore. Thanks to blitheringidiot for the opportunity.

Photo of chOAKbarrell
3.08/5  rDev -13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Lots of champagne-like bubbles constantly racing for the surface in this beer. Pale and murky. Good head retention. Smells very yeasty - almost to a stinky point. Taste is a bit disappointing. Has a cardboard-like quality and doesnt finish very clean. Mouthfeel is thin and watery, but not as carbonated as all the bubbles would suggest.

This beer is a double disappointment. First as a whitbier, and secondly as a
Weyerbacher product, as everything else I've had of theirs has been well above average.

Photo of daveshawley
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of lordofthewiens
3.53/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass, this was a hazy yellow/orange color with a medium-size white head that left a little bit of lacing. It had a very mild citrus aroma. Lemon and orange taste, faintly tart, and a modicum of spice. I thought it was underwhelming in the mouth, but was still a pleasant enough beer.

Photo of csmartin6
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

Photo of sponberg
4.6/5  rDev +29.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Beautiful yellow-gold color with a snowy white head. The flavor and aroma are dead-on - a near perfect balance of orange, coriander, yeast & malt/wheat. The flavors just flow though the mouth from sip to swallow. I can't tell you what it tastes like when it warms up a bit, because it didn't last long enough to get warm. Outstanding for its style, and a beer I hope to be quaffing all summer long.

Photo of bigdipip
3/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of BuckeyeSlim
3.2/5  rDev -9.6%

Too much pepper/anise in the taste profile that really detracted, especially since it lingers in the finish.

Photo of Hoops4life511
4/5  rDev +13%

Photo of asuburbanman
4/5  rDev +13%

Photo of jakester
3.98/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is from a Weyerbacher sampler case. Expiration date plainly visible on the case!! YEA!!!

Pours a very cloudy banana yellow with a 1/2 finger head that drops to islands and a ring in no time. Effervescent. I wish the head would have stayed around longer. No lacing.

Aroma is yeasty wheat, pleasant, with a good citrusy smell, like lemon and orange peels. Also spices like pepper and cloves. Not strong, but spices are there.

The first flavor is tartness, almost sour, lemony and sharp. Yeast, wheat bread, oranges, black pepper; very nice. Very refreshing. Maybe a slight clove presence, not much, but notable. There is a good bittering to balance this out. The aftertaste is tart lemons/oranges, yeast, spices, and wheat.

Mouthfeel is slightly sweet, yet tart, kind of like a lemon sweet tart. A strong carbonation bite is there as well, which lasts into the finish!

I would definitely get this again. On a hot summer's day, it would be tough to beat this!

Photo of bsp77
3.68/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Tulip.

Appearance: Very cloudy light yellow with nice stark white head and bubbly lacing.

Smell: Coriander, orange peel and wheat. Not surprising and a little mild, but nicely dry and tart.

Taste: Very similar to the aroma. Very wheat like with strong coriander and orange peel. Somewhat tart.

Feel: Moderately high carbonation, light body, very dry finish.

Overall: A surprisingly basic and mild Wit from a brewery that is usually anything but basic and mild. Very refreshing.

Photo of wattoclone
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of jburchett
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of RyanPS
4/5  rDev +13%

Photo of PatrickSullivan
4/5  rDev +13%

Photo of WVbeergeek
3.7/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Appears hazed golden yellow with a vibrant highly carbonated white head, leaving nice even patches of lacing even though the head was so short stayed. Aroma contains a banana bread tone to it with some vanilla highlights working their magic here and a mild butterscotch tone to it. Flavor is deeply acidic with a citrus/wheat shap tone slicing across my palate, not as smooth as a typical witbier but the flavor mellows and rolls into a spiced up banana flavor, altogether not the best selling point of the bier. Mouthfeel great texture slightly syrupy but high carbonation makes for a bubbly mouthfeel and medium body great sensations across the board here. Drinkability is solid not on the high end but a decent witbier more flavorful but he bready characteristic that the yeast sports turns me off and is a bit cloying on the overall drinkability level.

Photo of Shovelbum
3.8/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

There was a freshness date on the case, but not the bottle.

Poured with a healthy 1-inch wheat beer head into a pint glass. The head subsided fairly quickly, and there was some lacing after each sip, but neither the head nor the lace stayed around very long. The body was a hazy pale golden color with large carbonation bubbles rising from the bottom.

Interesting bouquet of spices- predominately coriander, although there was also a bit of citrus as expected for this style.

Tasted mildly tart and crisp. The citrus is most prominent, but does not over-dominate. Well-balanced and is an American version that is fairly true to style.

One’s mouth can feel plenty of carbonation, but it is not overbearing and adds to the refreshing and light feel of the beer.

This beer is very refreshing and makes for great summer-time drinking. It is also an excellent cross-over beer for people who have yet to realize that they really do like flavor in their beer. My special-lady friend is a huge fan of this beer and this style in general.

Photo of glid02
3.9/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on-tap at the Brick Store.

Pours a cloudy lemon-yellow color with a one-finger white head. The head recedes into a thin layer on top leaving decent lacing.

Smells of lemon and orange rinds with hints of coriander.

Tastes similar to how it smells. Light, soft malt flavors are joined by light citrus. Midway through the sip a good amount of spices join in and are slighlty stronger than the smell led me to believe. Ending is slightly dry leaving a bit of citrus flavors lingering.

Mouthfeel is very good. It has a velvety thickness with active carbonation.

Drinkability is good. I didn't have a problem finishing my glass and could have another.

Overall this is another solid offering from Weyerbacher, however it's missing a crispness to really set it apart. Still, worth a shot.

Photo of ianjsullivan
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

ST: 12 oz poured into a pint glass.

A: Pale, cloudy yellow (almost white) with a thick white head. Strings of sediment, like clouds, can be seen in the glass.

S: Mostly citrus fruity with a bit of bread, coriander and a touch of vanilla.

T: Starts out with slight bread (a little watery) and moves into mostly orange fruit. The beer is tart and sweet at this point. The finish is on the drier side with a little of the hops coming to life in the finish. There is also a slight vanilla as well.

M: On the lighter side of medium bodied and mostly dry.

O: This is a solid wheat beer offering from Weyerbacher. It has a nice body, decent flavor, and it a perfect warm weather beer. However, it can be slightly watery and is not very complex. Also, for the the price, there are many other delicious wheat beers, both wit and hefe, that blow this out of the water.

Photo of acurtis
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of JMS1512
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of Brenden
3.85/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The one's got the typical deeply hazy pale yellow color. A soft, puffy white head stays for awhile at just over one finger and leaves some reasonable lacing on the glass.
The aroma is mostly wheat in a malt backing with more coriander than is typical in any beer. Banana is there and some clove, and citrus isn't as strong as one might hope or expect but it is there.
The flavor is soft but pleasant, essentially what I'd expect from the flavor with a stronger presence of the Belgian yeast strain. A light grassy aroma that adds an earthy note is present and lemon / orange peel is in the finish.
There's a nice bite to this one that gives way to a smoothness that could be fuller but is good. Body is light to medium. Carbonation is moderate and adds to the character.
This is fairly standard with the exception of less citrus character and copious coriander. It could be a little stronger in aroma and flavor. It's a good beer all in all.

Photo of sloejams
3.15/5  rDev -11%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured this into my Hoegaarden glass. A bit light on the color - almost looked like Sprite. The aroma was citrus and coriander with a slight bit of clove. Taste was much the same, except there was more coriander - almost too much. While drinking it seemed to grow on me, but it's not something I'd actively seek.

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White Sun Wit from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 460 ratings.