Weyerbacher Wit - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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Reviews: 236
Hads: 496
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 13.37%
Wants: 5
Gots: 50 | FT: 0
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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

Formerly White Sun Wit
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Photo of superspak
3.9/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled on 4/8/2015. Pours moderately hazy bright golden yellow color with a 1 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of lemon, orange peel, pear, apple, light banana, coriander, pepper, clove, wheat, bread, light honey, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/earthy yeast, spices, and bready malt notes; with good strength. Taste of big lemon, orange peel, pear, apple, light banana, coriander, pepper, clove, wheat, bread, light honey, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Fair amount of earthy yeast spiciness and slight bready tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, orange peel, pear, apple, light banana, coriander, clove, wheat, bread, light honey, and herbal/yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice robustness and complexity of fruity/earthy yeast, spices, and bready malt flavors; with a great malt/yeast/spice balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish, Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth and moderately creamy/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish as expected of 4.6%. Overall this is a very nice witbier style. All around good robustness, complexity, and balance of fruity/earthy yeast, spices, and bready malt flavors; and very smooth to to drink with robust flavors for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering. (1,591 characters)

Photo of dacrza1
3.44/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

DATE TASTED: May 16,2015... GLASSWARE: Weihenstephan weizen... OCCASION: chilling with the boys after baseball and cub scouts... APPEARANCE: tawny, misty and slow in its effervescence; white head is soapy and fizzy, with a swift descent into the body; still, the head does retain a quarter-inch consistently around... AROMA: banana, orange and coriander--all accounted for and refreshingly light; anise is tough to detect... PALATE: refreshingly light, but with a dull thinness that only wakens to life when swirled in the mouth; due mostly to the pepper, the finish lasts well into the next sip... TASTE: mostly orange peel--not a bad thing, but not as complex as purported by the label; the payoff, however, is in the grains of paradise, a hard, punchy pepper that balances the banana and citrus nicely... OVERALL: Weyerbacher has come a long way--do I write this in all their recent reviews?--creating a refreshing beer, comfortable in its ABV%...I originally had their White Sun or Blanche way back and believe this is either beer rebranded...this is definitely a thirst quencher with enough flavor to be enjoyed without sun or sweat. (1,138 characters)

Photo of 57md
3.52/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pale in color with a finger of white head. The coriander is apparent in the nose. The flavor profile is that of a standard wit. Ok, but nothing special here. (157 characters)

Photo of HamdenHector
3.49/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: hazy; light to medium gold in color; 1 finger white head that receded to a wispy cap; nice lacing;

S: predominantly coriander with orange also present;

T: balanced between coriander and lemon/orange with fresh yeast in the background; mildly dry finish with light bitterness and a little black pepper spiciness;

M: Light bodied; effervescent carbonation;

O: good, but not great; (385 characters)

Photo of logicalparadox
4.48/5  rDev +24.8%
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! (1,105 characters)

Photo of microbrewlover
3.53/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

This brew pours an opaque, hazy straw color with a small white head which dissipates after a few minuets then collects around the edge of the glass. Light lacing. Good carbonation

The smell is bubble gum, musty hay, coriander and some banana; maybe some Grains Of Paradise as well.

The taste follows the nose with sweet malts, then spices then banana hitting in sequence with light peppery hops on the back-end. The taste seems to improve as the beer warms up.

The mouthfeel is tangy, possibly due to the high carbonation, and smooth. Kinda feels like a "hard lemonade" if you let it sit for a few seconds; goes down smoothly.

Overall this brew took some getting used to; I did not like it the first time I had it but the second time is a charm, it has grown on me. There are other wheat beers out there that are better but this one is worth a try. (852 characters)

Photo of seedyone
2.98/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

07/17/13 At Rattle N Hum, NYC. On tap. Very light & refreshing yet substantial in flavor & mouthfeel. Lots of coriander & floral notes on the nose. Pleasant aftertaste. I may overuse this word, but polite is exactly what this beer is & I will be welcoming it back to my world at a later date.

08/25/11 I knew it then as Weyerbacher Blanche, but is now known as White Sun Wit and is available seasonably.

Not that I mind, as I found it to be just OK. A tad heavy, even at just 5% ABV.

The "coriander and dried curacao orange peels" used to create a "clean finish...with just a hint of tart spiciness" missed the mark, IMHO. (625 characters)

Photo of Act25
3.63/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I like American Wit beers usually was well as Belgians, they're just different. I like this brewer. But find them inconsistent.

A: Must aggressively pour, and when you do, rewarded with big foamy white sudsy head, that lace and laces all the way down. Cloudy lemony yellow body.

S: Perfumey, but a bit medicinal. Flowers, fruit blossom, plus wheat, musty spice, brine, clove, bright yeast, and a bouquet of fruit blossoms.

T: Follows smell onto the sweeter, maltier direction as in flower/orange/coriander cookies. More orange flower water than bitter or peppery. Finishes nicely, fruity, and a bit medicinal which mars it enough that I'd go elsewhere. Two would be one too many.

MF: Soft, perfumey, light, watery. Not alcoholic. Good with food.

Too fruity for me to drink more than one. But feminine, flowery, perfumy if you like em that way. (851 characters)

Photo of Tim9m1r
4.08/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance - Cloudy light golden color with a one finger off-white colored light head that dissipated quickly, small amounts of bubbles rising in the glass.

Smell - Citrus, coriander, and floral followed by biscuit and a faint spiced finish

Taste - Strong coriander followed by sweet wheat then light slightly tart citrus with a light sour citrusy biscuit finish.

Mouthfeel - Light, smooth, light carbonation with a dry finish

Overall - Refreshing and sessionable. Very good wit beer. (489 characters)

Photo of ONUMello
3.65/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass
A: Pale yellow with a one-finger head
S: Sweet wheat, toffee, coriander, hints of florals & citrus
M; Light-bodied, balanced but a short finish
O: Tasty, refreshing, would be a good session beer. No flaws but overall unmemorable; needs a longer finish (288 characters)

Photo of Bouleboubier
3.7/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

(purchased from the brewery... best by date Sept 14 2014... poured into a 20 oz British pint)

A: a generous pour produces a glass of half crazy-pale yellow liquid and half whipped-spongy, cotton-white foam... not as cloudy as expected, but still a deep haze... the head eventually settles down into a solid cover of crater-marked suds... random streaks of lace

S: flowery, with a soft whisper of anise at the start - breath in deep and long and a surge of bright coriander finishes off the whiff... ends up taking on lasting honey-kissed white cornbread, mild white pepper, and husky coriander aromas

T: very prominent rush of coriander, fading away with a Kix cereal-like character taking its place... a decidedly corn meal aftertaste - something along the lines of cornbread that hasn't cooked all the way through (still batter-y)... almost a celery leaf, garden greens element lingering in the back... mellow bitterness... vaguely-citrus, lactic sort of bland tartness builds on the front of the palate... yeah, this seems all coriander and floury wheat - not much else sticking out - no specter of sweetness

M: proper, bright palate excitement up front, but incredibly dull, dry flow starting before the middle of the palate... a 'dry' wetness - don't know how else to explain it - strange... if you can follow this - it's sort of like when liquid water is thrown out into very low subzero temps and it immediately freezes into powdery crystals - this immediately poofs out into almost nothing... the absence of viscosity, dryness without parching - neutral... again, strange, but it makes it disgustingly easy to pound

O: one of the stranger Wits you may come across... not great flavor-wise, but ridiculously drinkable (1,729 characters)

Photo of horshamguy
3.04/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

12 oz. bottle poured into a 22 oz TGIF/Applebees glass.

A--Very light yellow, hazy look. Looks Like a proper wit. No real head, which obviously can't leave lacing.

S--Citrusy & lemon. A little bit of muskiness.

T--Lemon & other citrus flavors. Pretty mild all around.

M--Light & crisp. Carbonation that didn't form a head seemed to be holding back to make an airy mouthfeel.

O--Weyerbacher is my second favorite brewery, but this one is a miss. It's not actively bad, but it's not especially good either. Just Bleh, I expect better from these folks. (555 characters)

Photo of plaid75
3.52/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a hazy straw hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was good retention and lacing.

The smell featured featured light esters and a touch of sweetness.

The taste was likewise mildly estuary with some citrus note and a wheat spice.

The mouthfeel was toward the lighter side of the style.

Overall a serviceable wit. (333 characters)

Photo of EBeckett3
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
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 (269 characters)

Photo of BethanyB
3.45/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: Slightly hazy, and pale straw in terms of color. The tightly beaded head is white, with a creamy top, and about two fingers deep. Leaves some soft, spotty lacing on the glass.

Smell: Lemon zest and coriander give way to a light yeasty, fresh-baked bread aroma. A very typical witbier bouquet.

Taste: More tart, and less sweet than other versions of the style, with the spicy citrus character hanging on tight to the tongue. A light mineral taste brings out some extra acidity. Reminds me of a stronger version of seltzer with lemon. A pretty thin flavor profile, overall.

Mouthfeel: Absolutely effervescent. Crisp and refreshing, and on its own, very appropriate for a witbier. The high carbonation, however, makes this already acidic beer even more dry.

Overall: I could see this appealing to some folks on a summer day, but I personally wished for more sweetness and less tartness, considering the style. This beer reminded me of both seltzer water with lemon and dry champagne, and I wonder if this was really what Weyerbacher was going for. (1,064 characters)

Photo of tipofthetongue
3.91/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This is deff. a go to beer to keep in the fridge. It has a very smooth refreshing feel. Very crisp and light, great with food.

I was surprised that the smell of this beer was stronger than the actual taste.

I paired it with blue cheese, pita chips and green olives. (267 characters)

Photo of JeffBrenner
3.03/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. Bright golden yellow color with minimal head and average carbonation. Smells of lemon and other citrusy things. Average light penetration. Not overly sweet for a wheat, but refreshing. No real lacing. Not bitter, but has that citrus zing to it. A refreshing taste, but nothing spectacular. While I have nothing really bad to say about this beer, it is at the end of the day average. Nothing amazing or poor about it. What can I say, it is basically Hoegarden from Weyerbacher. (516 characters)

Photo of metter98
3.61/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is relatively clear very light yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a half finger high bright white head that died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface, a collar around the edge and lots of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of orange peels are present in the nose.
T: Similar to the smell, the taste starts out with flavors of orange peels and is followed by notes of wheat and hints of spices (although not of the peppery variety).
M: It feels light-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is both easy to drink and refreshing—it makes for a good selection on a hot summer day. (721 characters)

Photo of Snebbu
3.9/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Drank from a glass.

Aroma: Citrus with a little bit of spice – almost a floral scent.

Appearance: Light Amber with a bit of a haze.

Taste: Starts with a sweet fruit flavor (maybe banana and orange) with smooth start with typical characteristics of a wheat beer (orange, some spice flavors). Taste a little bit of the hops (“spice-like” and a little earthy) with again, a citrusy hint to it. The banana continues to come through and some pear comes through in the end.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, carbonated well, almost a creamy/buttery mouthfeel.

Overall: So far, this is my favorite of the light “summer brews” I’ve tried this year. Really is a combination of a blanche and wheat beer. Would have again – especially out on the deck on a summer night. Crisp and refreshing with a nice aftertaste of banana and a little bit of pineapple. (847 characters)

Photo of MDDMD
3.63/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A-hazy golden yellow color with a smallish white head and minimal lacing

S-lemon, coriander, light malt, orange

T-grains, orange, lemon, coriander, slight sweetness, minimal bitterness

F-light to medium body with moderate carbonation, crisp and light

O-a decent summer beer, refreshing and day drinkability (310 characters)

Photo of KTCamm
3.32/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pours from a bottle into a pint glass. Mix a six pick up.

Pours hazy dirty blonde with some white foam, mostly burns off. Wheaty nose, some orange. Wit beer taste with some orange/coriander notes. Grains of paradise taste. Lemon too. Good mixture, not great. (259 characters)

Photo of thecheapies
3.53/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Cloudy lemon yellow. Rising bubbles are sparse, but still visible in the light. Has a really nice glow to it. The head didn't stick around for long. I have here just a ring with surface glaze.

Lots of coriander and orange peel in the nose. I can pick up mild wheatiness and hints of star anise spice. Not particularly peppery. More orange than lemon. Vibrant yeast characters. Bountiful spice notes. A loud nose for a witbier.

Spicy, but not overly so. In other words, it doesn't reach an offensive magnitude. Star anise, grains of paradise, dried citrus peel, and coriander. Wheaty and tangy with some finishing sweetness. A little too much to finish off with. Lingering, not clean. Some non-citrus fruitiness is present (apricot, white cherry). Spiced like a Christmas beer, drinkable like a summer ale.

Nice and filling for a wit. Big mouthful of soppy medium-bodied liquid. Has that girth that you might not expect. The spiciness adds to the feel, giving it flight. Carbonation is almost medium. Still nice and airy.

A decent wit. Not sure that I recall seeing this before. I may not seek it out again, but, you never know. Maybe I will. (1,145 characters)

Photo of Krakistophales
3/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Pours a cloudy light straw color with a fluffy white head

S: Some spice, some citrus, some floral qualities, but nothing mindblowing

T: Some spice up front, followed by a mild sweetness and crisp bite of a little citrus, and a slightly jasmine-like finish. Nothing special, but not bad either

O: A nice, easy drinking thirst quencher. Though nothing special, it's an enjoyable brew, and at only 4.5%, you could pound these all day long (441 characters)

Photo of sjones5045
3.23/5  rDev -10%
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. (485 characters)

Photo of thlayli87
3.85/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into wheat glass.

A - Cloudy pale gold with three fingers of head that fades to a thin cap. No lacing.

S - Biscuit and grassy hop aromas.

T - Fruity tartness, banana, orange peel. Smooth finish.

M - Fizzy, pleasant mouthfeel.

O - Enjoyable warm weather beer. (270 characters)

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