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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Reviews: 236 | Hads: 496
Photo of Bighuge
4.45/5  rDev +24%
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. (457 characters)

Photo of tomthumbsblues
3.17/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A 1/2 finger head was produced as this beer poured out a sort of dusky and cloudy yellow color. The immediate smells were sour and spice along with some hints of apple. The taste was sour and almost metallic, this yielded to fruit with a hint of spice. In the mouth this beer was light. Maybe it was the style or the time of year I sampled this (fall), but I thought it was a bit too light a beer. I am not so sure I'd seek this one out again. (443 characters)

Photo of ppoitras
2.53/5  rDev -29.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

12ozer bottle purchased as a single from Yankee Spirits, Sturbridge, MA.

Poured into an imperial pint glass, formed a 1/4" white head above an oh-so-light yellow (can you say Countrytime Lemonade?) hued brew. Head is gone in a blink of the eye, and lacing is minimal, to be generous. Aroma is of wheat and some light spices, and something sort of funky that I can't identify. Taste is upfront sour citrus, with a slight rounding out of wheat flavors that falls short of any balancing effect. Mouthfeel is just not working for me, goes down hard. Drinkability, for all of the above observations, is not so great, in my book. It takes some doing, but I won't pour this one out. Not one of their better offerings, to be nice.

Edit - tried another bottle swiped from a sixer to be sure that's not an oldie (since they don't date their bottles), and am sticking to my original review. (885 characters)

Photo of ybnorml
3.4/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A slightly cloudy pale yellow beer with a foamy bright white head. The distinct aroma of orange peel and corriander. Flavor is lightly citusy but has no corriander characteristic and a mild hoppiness in the middle of the taste but finishes very light and easy. Probably a refeshing light drink on a hot summers day.
Note: The label states that this is a malt beverage brewed with spices. ?? (391 characters)

Photo of necoadam
3/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

What a strange wit. Pours out a yellow/gold color with a little bit of head but went away rather quickly. Smell consisted of wheat, coriander and some sweet candy-like aromas. I was hoping it didn't have that candy-like taste, but it did sad to say. Has some mouth-plucking lemon taste which seems to get worse when the beer warms up. Then some peppery spicies mix in to somewhat calm the lemon taste out, but it's still overwhelming. I got a bunch of beers from this brewery, I hope they're not all this bad. Pass on this one. (527 characters)

Photo of bultrey
2.76/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Very pale golden color, hazy, thin head that lasts until the end.

Smell: Not much to speak of. Perhaps a hint of banana and clove, and some thin malt. Slight spiciness.

Taste: The spicy Belagian yeast flavors are there up front, but quickly fade away to some light malt flavors along with banana. The taste was utterly predictable from the smell. Ends with a clean, but almost undesirable astringency.

Mouthfeel: Thin and watery. End of story.

Drinkability: Relatively low alcohol and watery body make for an easy drinking hot weather beer.

Overall: I tried, but I am just not impressed with this brew. To me, it tastes alot like Budweiser, which isn't to say bad, just nothing special. I would choose the Bud based on price. It's certainly refreshing on a hot, summer day, but does not warrant any excitement. (837 characters)

Photo of aracauna
3.58/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Very pale yellow and cloudy body is topped by a smallish, chunky white head. The aroma has a nice bit of floral orange above the slightest hint of banana. Not a lot of clove involved in this thing. The wheat is surprisingly big in the flavor, giving off the essence of the tought crust of a hunk of french bread. Esters support the bready malt with tartness just teasing around the corner. Very light and easy-drinking and very refreshing. A very good summer beer. (464 characters)

Photo of meathookjones
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this on tap at the 8th Dominion beerfest. Looked a cloudy lemonade color with a decent white head that left some lace around the sample glass. Aroma consists of citrus fruits mainly lemon with a bit of spice to it. Taste starts of with a wheaty malt flavor and is quickly joined by orange and lemon citrus flavors. Clean dry finish with a little spice bite to it and a lingering lemon flavor. Mouthfeel is good for the style and goes down very smooth. A very refreshing drink to have around on a sunny day. (510 characters)

Photo of cbl2
3.85/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4


Opaque pale banana yellow with no head.


Characteristic odors of a white. Bursting with citrus & coriander and the faintest hint of banana.


Nice and refreshing. Very crisp with notes of banana. Goes down easy, and is IMO one of the better whites produced in the USA. (316 characters)

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

Cloudy yellow "white", topped with a two finger white head. Leaves rings of lace.
Clove and tobacco aroma, coriander, orange, candied fruit.
Wheat based taste (grass/hay), coriander, vanilla, bread flour. Fairly sweet.
Medium bodied, good for a hot day. (256 characters)

Photo of wsouloa
3.98/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Tried this beer this weekend after my local liquor store recommended it. The first thing I noticed was how hazy this beer was. It pours a very hazy yellow color. After this, I was excited to try this brew. The aroma was citrusy with a bit of a spice smell mixed in. In the taste there was a definite mix of orange and lemon flavor. Very good brew but I have had better wits. Still, a very refreshing good brew. I rated the drinkability very high because it definitely deserves that rating. A sixer of this seemed to just disappear, goes down very smooth. (554 characters)

Photo of Wildman
3.92/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer poured a very hazy straw color and formed a small bubbly white head that coated the glass with lace as it quickly subsided. A medium amount of carbonation is present. An aroma of clove, banana and citrus are present, with a hint of grain. A flavor of clove and citrus with a slight bread hint to it. A slightly tangy, grainy finish to it. Not a bad wit. (363 characters)

Photo of AllThingsNinja
4.33/5  rDev +20.6%
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. (335 characters)

Photo of HappyHourHero
3.97/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Yeast, coriander aroma with a pinch of spice (clove?) Big airy white head didn't hold for too long. Golden straw colored beer is transparent with tiny carbonation bubbles floating to the surface. Very light and clean flavor, some spices, yeast, and lemon. Clean finish, almost dry. Body is on the light side. An easy drinker, light and refreshing. (347 characters)

Photo of mikeys01
4.27/5  rDev +18.9%
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. (649 characters)

Photo of NeroFiddled
4/5  rDev +11.4%
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. (747 characters)

Photo of yen157
4.13/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Hazy, pale yellow capped by a creamy white head. Coriander, sour malted wheat, and bitter orange in the nose. Nicely spiced, this example of the style lets the non-spice additions steer the ship. Both spices are evident, yet neither is overpowering. Coriander lends a herbed bread crust flavor that is in accord with the malt. Creamy mouthfeel, good carbonation. The finish snappy with a little tartness, bitterness, and husk. Nicely done. This is one of my favorite domestic renditions of the style. (500 characters)

Photo of claytri
4.03/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beautifully cloudy gold with a fine lace. A classic blanche in appearance. The smell of fruit rolls off this one: grapes, apples, citrus. Nicely sour with a bouquet of citrus and apples in the finsh. A smooth and oily feel with a bit of effervesence. A good domestic attempt at a Belgian Blanche. It misses a bit of the yeast taste that you would find in Hoegardden or Blanche d'Bruges. It's not going to move me away from the imports, but would definately provide an option if they weren't available. (501 characters)

Photo of PSUDREW
3.32/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Wow, this is a very sweet beer, It has all the characteristics of other beers, but is is a very light, sweet beer. It pours a hazy straw color with medium head and little lace. It has a ight mouthfeel as well. As for taste, there is some hop flavor, but it being a wheat beer, there is a solid malt presence and a light citrus taste. While it pours with some spices and some variances, the sweet bananna and clove mix is the prolific taste going on, and it definately, to me, tasted as if it had apricot hints. So so sweet is this brew, you will hardly think about the hops at all. Which may be it's main problem, it almost seems toooo sweet at eams, with an almost apricot wheat flavor to it. (693 characters)

Photo of goz
3.58/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a nice hazy golden, with a medium sized white head that sticks around, but laces little. Aroma is spicy, grassy (think hayfield), and some lemon. Flavor is citric, spicy, fairly acidic, and ends very dry. Body is medium. A pretty refreshing brew, went down nice and smooth over the past summer. (300 characters)

Photo of beergeek279
3.9/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served in the 12 oz. bottle. The color is a hazy golden, with a good white head. The smell is very heavy spicing. The taste is a nice spice over the wheat, and is a bit sweeter than the average wit. Mouthfeel is quite well-carbonated. As for drinkability, don't think I could drink this all day, but a good one or two to have.

I've not always been impressed with Weyerbacher's beers, but this is a good one. Quite tasty, and I'll probably have one again! (457 characters)

Photo of Ianhockey91
3.4/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours out a hazy yellow, with a fizzy white head which fades quickly. Smells very spicy, with some bannana and clove too, much like a german hefe. Tastes very interesting, cloves bannanas corriander maybe some vanilla are all there with very little hop presence. overall i liked it but it was a bit too sweet for me to session with it. (335 characters)

Photo of ZAP
3.7/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Hazy bright yellow in color....a very unique smell to this...spicy with corriander evident but also oddly bready...but not a normal bready....tough to nail what I am smelling but it's kind of like a specialty loaf of flavored bread...body is medium to light...Flavors feature the flavored breadiness and the corriander...also a squeeze of lemony refreshment too...

Well worth trying for its unique flavor...don't think I would want another but it is tasty... (461 characters)

Photo of WVbeergeek
3.72/5  rDev +3.6%
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. (856 characters)

Photo of nomad
3.7/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured an attractive soft banana to tan color. Had lots of carbonation at first but it did not persist. The thin foam head stayed o.k. for a minimal head, but did show good lacing.

Smelled foremost of light hay and yeast and a sweet but still coriander scent. Also, smelled like vanilla covered in light lemon and almost but not really banana scent, both on top of a nice wheat background.

Taste has a light bodied malt with a softly a mild sweet wheat flavor. Tasted highly citric but softly lacto-acidic, there was dry and french bread flavors toward the end and through the finish, at which point the yeast paired with the citrus notes. Watery enough but not really a watery mouthfeel.

Good beer, a case of this is my day-to-day, entertaining guests beer. Always impressed people, especially those who aren't "fans of beer." Give it a try. (854 characters)

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