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Weyerbacher Wit - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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462 Ratings
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Ratings: 462
Reviews: 233
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 13.56%
Wants: 3
Gots: 30 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Weyerbacher Brewing Co. visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  4.60% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: UnionMade on 06-01-2002

Formerly White Sun Wit
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 462 | Reviews: 233
Reviews by chOAKbarrell:
Photo of chOAKbarrell
3.09/5  rDev -12.7%
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.

More User Reviews:
Photo of orbitalr0x
3.31/5  rDev -6.5%
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 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 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 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 jakester
3.97/5  rDev +12.1%
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 WVbeergeek
3.72/5  rDev +5.1%
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
3.77/5  rDev +6.5%
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
3.88/5  rDev +9.6%
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 Brenden
3.83/5  rDev +8.2%
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.

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

Weyerbacher- Blanche

A- Hazy yellow with a small lacing white head.
S- Strong honey, orange, and tea leaf aroma.
T- Sweet honeysuckle with a tangy orange/ lemon bite. Iced tea like.
M- Sweet and smooth, nice sweet flavors throughout with a touch of dryness in the end.

Overall- Subdued a little, but easily drinkable and a good summer beer.

Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
2.41/5  rDev -31.9%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

AP: Looks like Mountain Dew soda with less head!! It started with head and then it was totally gone within seconds of the pour, I've never seen a head dissapear as quickly. I think it was bone-white but it was gone so fast I'm not really sure. It's cloudy with streaming bubbles that don't create a head...very curious, looks flat. Not exactly actractive.

Nose: This is the best part of the beer...it's pretty aromatic even if it is in a very simple way with spices and herbal wheat and yeast.

Taste: Hey>wheat ( a horse would love this brew)>yeast>Spices and a sour malt.

MF: Thin and flat feeling...I guess you could concider it light body.

DA: This is hardly worth the $1.70 I paid for it.

Photo of Stigs
3.02/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12oz bottle, served in a SA perfect pint glass

A - pours with a very thin layer of loose bubbly white foam. the beer is very light, straw colored and crystal clear with a few floating specks of sediment.

S - very fruity: green apples, pears, some banana and lemon. light sweet wheat and grains.

T - lemon rinds and banana, a little soapy. lacking some spice and character. wheat adds a bit of sweetness but mostly dominated by (bland) grains.

M - one of the thinnest beers i've ever had, rivaling that of an adjunct lager. carbonation is a little tingly but not forced.

D - not my style, not my beer. falls flat in a few areas.

Photo of tdm168
3.7/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - bright yellow with a short-lived, bubbly, white head

S - very faint lemon and orange zest, maybe some faint spice

T - lemon, orange zest, a bit tart

M - very crisp, a bit over carbonated, light to medium bodied

This is a very easy to drink, refreshing beer. It's simplistic and lack any spices, but it has a citrusy, drinkable flavor nonetheless. This isn't my favorite Wit but it is better than a few others. I wouldn't turn this down in the future.

Photo of NeroFiddled
4/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It's very hazy yellow body is topped by a creamy bright-white head that holds fairly well before dropping to a decent collar and leaves some thin, splashy lace about the glass. The aroma is delicately sweet and citrusy (orange and lemon rind), slightly earthy, and gently cloveish. The body is light, but with a fine, natural carbonation that leaves just a mild effervescence on the tongue before it warms to become smooth across the palate. The flavor offers very lightly tangy notes of orange peel and malt along with a sprinkling of delicate, clove-like spiciness and a wash of yeastiness. The finish is short and lightly sweet, balanced by its lingering, drying cloves. Exquisitely balanced, refreshing, and enjoyable through several servings.

Photo of SpeedwayJim
3.36/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thanks to Jon for this one. Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a Harpoon pilsner glass.

A: Moderate pour yields a frothy 3 finger white head with poor retention. Beer is a cloudy lemon. Lacing is big and patchy but never strays far from the brew.

S: Lemon, wheat, rubber, and citrus. Fruit bouquet is strong, sweet, and inviting in this one and I can barely hold back.

T: Lemon sourness that is a bit watered down. Signature wheat flavor almost takes a bit away from this one, which is unexpected. Tartness rises and climaxes at the middle. Spicy at the back of the tongue but flavors all dissipate quickly and have no staying power. Finish is clean and slightly dry. Leaves little aftertaste.

M: Light bodied, moderately carbonated, and watery. Smooth for the most part but the spices increase liveliness on the tongue. Finish is clean and uneventful.

D: I had such high hopes going into this one just from the outstanding nose. However, the rest of this beer really doesn't hold up and I feel like I'm being tricked a little. Watery for the most part and lacking the real robust flavor I'm looking for. A one and done for me.

Photo of tempest
3.28/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Had a bottle at Liberty St. Tavern for $3.50. Wow, this beer sure has a lot of blueberry flavor, both in the aroma and flavor. There's a little vanilla and lavender spice behind the blueberry, but this beer tastes like the yeast has run amuck with it and there's almost no malt to be found. Still, the body is light and the beer is easy drinking (assuming you like blueberries).

Photo of plfahey
3.58/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle poured into a tulip glass.

Appearance-Pale straw yellow with a slight cast of haze. Moderate whitish foam has decent retention.

Aroma-Soft, perfumy coriander is in the forefront, with a slight note of vegetal celery. There is a secondary note of light wheaty grain, and an even fainter hint of indiscernable citrus. Upon warming a bit, the coriander takes on a low vegetable soup note but it is fortunately not too strong.

Flavor-Flavors are very light, and is thankfully less vegetal than the aroma. A bit of lemony citrus shows in the forefront, along with a moderately strong, longer lasting, perfumy coriander flavor. Wheat malt shows briefly in the mid-palate, but even then just barely, before fading into a soft, soapy coriander aftertaste with a touch of tart acid, making the finish rather crisp and refreshing. As the aftertaste carries forward, a slight vegetal note does develop.

Mouthfeel-Medium light body with moderately high carbonation. Light and refreshing.

Not bad, but it seems a little heavy handed on the coriander, as with most witbiers I've tasted recently, to the point that it develops some amount of vegetal character. I also feel like it could use a touch more orange. Still, it is light and refreshing, and rather drinkable, and I do find myself enjoying the flavor more as I drink it. Still, I've had much better examples of the style.

Photo of sjones5045
3.23/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours light yellow, with a decent amount of head. It actually looks like lemonade with foam. The smell isn't all that impressive either. Smells of spices almost like the merry monk but with a bit of a funk to it. At least the taste is better than the smell but still not all that great. Kind of like a Merry Monk Light. I'm noticing that many of the Weyerbacher Ales taste very similar just different amount of spice in each. Not all that impressed with this and I would not buy again.

Photo of EBeckett3
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - cloudy yellow, small white head, ok laces
S - citrusy, coriander
T - light fizz, slight lemon, not tart, smooth
M - light body but balanced, thinner than I expected
O - refreshing, cleansing even

Served in a 16 oz pint glass at McMichael's Pub, Gloucester City, NJ

Photo of matsputis
2.59/5  rDev -26.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

A - Light peach and cloudy/opaque - I shook the yeast into it. The head is disappointing. I tried a forceful pour but it still only gave me a finger which was also very fizzy and dissipated fast (not creamy at all).

S - I got orange peel and lemon. Mostly citrus here.

T - A spike of wheat to start off then it gets sour, which is good at first (it also has a slight peach flavor) but it gets old quick. It ends up overpowering the other flavors with every sip.

M - The mouthfeel was the low point for this beer. The only saving point was the yeast that I poured into it. Other than that it was watery and did not have much body at all.

D - The smell is nice, but overall it's the sourness and thinness that lost it for me. It's got a silkiness to it from the yeast but it would be so much better if it had some body to back it up. I've had Weyerbacher's Imperial which I really enjoyed and I've heard good things about their Barley Wine, but I'd wouldn't get their Blanche again.

Photo of scootny
4/5  rDev +13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A pale cloudy drink with a light head. Decent retention and bits of lace here and there on the glass. Light carbonation visible. A thin covering all the way down as I drink.

Smell is light lemon and sour apple. A light grain and wheat malt twang. A bit of Belgian spice.

Taste is very nice. Wheaty malt backbone with an tart dry fruitiness. Crisp and refreshing. Light cloves in the palate and finish with that Belgian spice from the nose. Finish is also dry and grainy with a light malted biscuity touch. Feel is fuller tan you might but expect in a good way. Still a light crisp beer but not watered down. Superfine lightly tingly carbonation.

Very easy to drink this all day. Low abv and high refreshment and thirst quenching. A sold American Wit.

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Weyerbacher Wit from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
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