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White Sun Wit - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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446 Ratings
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Ratings: 446
Reviews: 233
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 13.52%
Wants: 3
Gots: 27 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Weyerbacher Brewing Co. visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  4.60% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: UnionMade on 06-01-2002)
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Photo of Jarod
4.83/5  rDev +36.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This beer was my first choice when I got my new miester. It is excellant. Smooth, great taste with a slight spice at the end. Very clean. It has hints of fruit on the nose. It has a nice head when it comes from the tap, and leaves a beautiful lace on the glass. I would absolutley get it again and let others know of it. REFRESHING and GREAT

Jarod, Oct 21, 2002
Photo of ryan_celia
4.75/5  rDev +33.8%

ryan_celia, Jun 27, 2014
Photo of sponberg
4.6/5  rDev +29.6%
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.

sponberg, Jun 01, 2002
Photo of Immortale25
4.54/5  rDev +27.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Cigar City pint glass. No freshness date.

A- Pours a hazy dark straw color with a 1/4 inch head that retains a bit before becoming a thin ring around the edge of the glass and moderate surface foam. Sudsy lacing.

S- Coriander and Belgian yeast with a firm wheat base. A bit of citrus lies in the mix as well. There's also a faint soapiness.

T- The citrus comes through even more in the flavor. Juicy flash of orange and sweet tropical fruit gives way to the spicy, yeasty aftertaste. Alcohol is tucked away from detection in a good way.

M- Soft and fluffy with medium carbonation. Husky body.

O- Nearly flawless. Weyerbacher's take on a witbier leaves me going "Mmmm."

Immortale25, May 09, 2012
Photo of Krispogo
4.5/5  rDev +26.8%

Krispogo, Jul 23, 2014
Photo of NonicPanic
4.5/5  rDev +26.8%

NonicPanic, Dec 04, 2013
Photo of GrandMarnier
4.5/5  rDev +26.8%

GrandMarnier, Jul 04, 2014
Photo of logicalparadox
4.49/5  rDev +26.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A: pours a creamy, thick, pure white head that causes me to salivate upon the mere sight. The liquid itself is pale straw, hazy, unassuming. Its hiding many secrets. Head retention is ok, with soapy foam residue around the rom of my pub glass.

S: oh, man! Now that's a wit! I smell the spices. Floral, slightly peppery grains of paradise, tons of wheats goodness. Lemony citrus, and i definitely get notes of coriander. Almost a subtle, hidden funk. The yeast comes through.

T: wow, it's almost briny. I get salty sensations. A mildly sweet, not quite tart (but perky) backdrop, with bready grains and spices in the foreground. Almost mildly soapy...but in a good way! The GOP come through and add depth, complexity, and nuance to the typical coriander. Not getting any of the star anise. But, as it warms, the spices blossom and play well with the grains.

M: velvety, full bodied, with a creamy, slightly effervescent head. Bubbles are so sift and delicate, yet the core has a bready structure.

As a lover of white ales and wheat beers, i'm really enjoying this! Hot summer day and this hit the spot!

logicalparadox, Aug 02, 2014
Photo of techcommdood
4.47/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured into a wit glass, this beer foamed up on pour but quickly thinned out to a small ring clutching the glass. A beautiful hazy light golden color, with some noticeable lacing on the glass.

This beer has a nice light, crisp aroma of citrus and spice. One sniff and I think summer.

The flavor is also light and crisp, delivering more bitter citrus notes and less noticeable Belgian spices.

Mouthfeel is, again, light and crisp. This is one very refreshing beer with exceptional drinkability. I'm having a hard time putting this one down to type!

Overall, I'm extremely satisfied. Though many wits taste similar, this one is just done well. I would choose this over a Hoegaarden, and likely over a Witte from Ommegang as well. Very well done, Weyerbacher!

techcommdood, Jul 24, 2009
Photo of Bighuge
4.45/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pale light golden/white appearance. Thin white head recedes to just a light rimming rather quickly. Fresh scent of hay, ginger, dew and sweet orange pulp. The taste of this wit really has some snap to it. Lemon shavings and bitter orange. Crisp maltiness. Nutmeg. The acidity is snappy, but not overly sour. A dry finish leaves me begging for more. Nicely carbonated mouthfeel with a body checking in around medium, approaching medium-full. Nice little wit.

Bighuge, Dec 23, 2004
Photo of capra12
4.45/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured into a shipyard pint glass,

Appearance: Poured a cloudy wheat yellow with 2 fingers of head that dissipates quickly leaving a film.

Smell: Definitely a Belgian wit, with the classic Belgian yeast. and a hint of lemon

Taste: Opens with wheat and Belgian yeast as the a lemon zest and wheat profile take over. The Belgian yeast returns and finishes this brew leaving a wheaty and yeasty aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied, with lots of carbonation. Crisp and leaves a pleasant aftertaste.

Drinkability: I would definitely have this again and I'm sad that I only have one bottle. I recommend this to newbie craft drinkers, light malt, yeast, and wheat profile and highly non offnsive flavor profiles.

capra12, May 26, 2010
Photo of mhatters
4.43/5  rDev +24.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served on tap at TJs

Pours a straw yellow color with lots of lacy white head

Big nose - citrus, spice (pepper, coriander),yeast and wheat explode from the glass

Taste is big for a Wit - the citrus and spice coming through

Easy to drink - not a true Wit - it is a bit lighter mouthful which means you can drink a whole lot of these - and I want to

mhatters, Apr 26, 2009
Photo of aaronh
4.43/5  rDev +24.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I think I have the right beer here, as the tap handle just said "Blanche". Weyerbacher has been renaming their beers of late though.

Served a hazy lemon color topped by a white, lasting head. The aroma is coriander and wheat, very fresh and inviting. There's a nice lemon note in the taste, with a touch of cloves, strong coriander and a distinct yeast taste. It also seems very malty, especially for a wit. The mouthfeel is smooth, creamy, and very full. It is very well rounded, and has a nice fine-bubbled carbonation. Drinkability is very good, as this is both refreshing and satisfying.

aaronh, Jun 08, 2003
Photo of erosier
4.38/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: Pours a straw yellow color with a medium sized light white head that fades to a slight film over the beer and a ring around the edge.
S: Smells of light malts, orange, lemon, and some coriander aromas.
T: Taste is pretty good. Nice light wheat malt underneath a citrisy combination of lemon and orange, and followed by a coriander kick. I like the lemon taste I'm getting.
M: Very refreshing, crisp, light, with the right amount of carbonation.
D: Very drinkable. Not alot of alcohol and very refreshing. Nice beer on a hot summer day.

erosier, Aug 01, 2008
Photo of ZimZamZoom
4.38/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a quantized hotel room glass. Light straw color, nice and hazy, pure white head. Pretty.

A nice wheat aroma, mildly spiced and some citrus. The taste is a very nice sweet coriander. Just a great blend of fruit and spice, done so subtly with nice wheat tangy taste. It does dry out nicely in the finish. I get no noticeable hop presence.

This is nice and light bodied, bubbly, and smooth. A great American example of one of my favorite summer styles.

ZimZamZoom, Jul 16, 2009
Photo of gdfan47
4.38/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- pours a really nice yellow/orange color with a really really big white head , tons of lacing
S- fresh wheat, orange , corriander, pepper
T- very smooth , almost a cross of other styles of wheat beers and a witbier, for much a light beer it has alot goind on
M- really smooth, very carbonated, this one is great very cold
D- really nice , low abv, a great session beer

a great domestic interpretation of a belgian beer, a great crossover beer for people wanting to get into craft and Belgian beer, but also enough going on for people with exsperienced pallets

gdfan47, Dec 27, 2008
Photo of AllThingsNinja
4.35/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I enjoyed this refreshing white on cask at NERAX. the hazy yellow ale boasted a sizeable and lacy head considering that it was served from the cask. It had a coriander lemon scent and a flavor that built upon those notes combining them with some dry grassy notes and an underlying sweetness. It was a refreshing, highly drinkable, ale.

AllThingsNinja, May 11, 2004
Photo of PittBeerGirl
4.35/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A- Uniform cloudy pale yellow body with small foamy white head. Head quickly vanishes and no lacing is left behind in the glass. Yeast does not move around in the glass-it is completely blended in.

S- Sweet yeast and spices hit the nose first. This is followed by a mellow fruity citrus scent.

T- Citrus and spices up front with hints of yeast and belgian sugar. The finish is mostly yeast but has hints of citrus and spice. Sweet yeast and some sugariness reamain on the palate until the next sip. The taste is well balanced the whole way. Nothing is overpowering.

M- Medium carbonation and yeasty body. Goes down smooth. Yeast lingers.

D- This is very drinkable and another great release from Weyerbacher. I would not hesitate to buy this one again. What lacks in appearance is more than made up for in the smell, taste and mouthfeel. Very sessionable and very drinkable brew. Well done.

PittBeerGirl, Jul 07, 2007
Photo of danedelman
4.35/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A-straw yellow with a large 2 finger head of tight bubbles.

S-lots of corriander and bitter orange peel. Lemongrass and tartness in the background. Nice breadiness too.

T-breadiness upfront with a hint of the bitter orange and corriander givingit a nice spice. Very easy drinkin.

M-nice chew and carbonation. A bit thick in a good way from the wheat. Perfect to style!!

danedelman, May 12, 2012
Photo of SilentSabre
4.33/5  rDev +22%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured up a very light, cloudy yellow, nearly white (as it should) with a half inch fluffy white head. Looks nice. Smell is somewhat heavy on the spice; more so than probably any other Wit I have had. Taste, too, was very assertive with the spice, a characteristic I am very fond of indeed. Mouthfeel is very light and smooth, making this a very refreshing, thirst quenching beer. I must admit, I am very impressed with this one. A very well crafted representation of one of my favourite warm-weather styles. Nice job, Weyerbacher!

SilentSabre, May 31, 2009
Photo of MrHurmateeowish
4.33/5  rDev +22%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz brown bottle from Lighthouse in Manchester. Light yellow murky body with a good inch of white head that persists well and leaves a fair bit of lacing. Smells like citrus and allspice. Tastes citrusy, pithy, and spicy, with notes of coriander and nutmeg toward the finish. Lighter bodied. Fairly drinkable.

MrHurmateeowish, Apr 25, 2007
Photo of mikeys01
4.3/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served from a 12oz bottle courtesy of Unionmade, thanks! The Blanche poured into my glas a pale straw yellow color, just a bit hazy, and capped with a slight delicate white head. Aroma is quite wheaty and bready, with fragrant notes of lemon and banana, just a hint of spice noticeable in the nose. Body is quite light, carbonated perfectly as well. Taste is dusted with wheat and malt and seasonesd with just a bit of lemon and very subtle hop flavor. Spicing of this Wit is very nicely done, with clove and coriander noticeable without taking over. Finish is clean, a bit on the dry side, but very refreshing. Very drinkable stuff, the Blanche is.

mikeys01, May 02, 2004
Photo of bundy462
4.28/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Cloudy orange, thick creamy white head.

S: Wheat body, slight hop, citrus...very natural citrus tones. Certainly not a forced artificial citrus.

T: Grainy wheat base with a slight bittering hop in the finish. The citrus is what makes this a very good brew. It's very natural and unforced, it's very refreshing and is a perfect Summer brew.

M: Smooth and crisp with perfect carbonation.

O: This is a good one, one of the best wheats you will find.

bundy462, Jun 12, 2011
Photo of BrettL789123
4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

BrettL789123, Jul 01, 2012
Photo of OregonGrown7
4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

OregonGrown7, Aug 25, 2013
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White Sun Wit from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
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