White Sun Wit - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
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3.5/5 rDev -1.4%
On tap at the George Street Ale House in New Brunswick, NJ. Reviewed from notes.
Very cloudy yellow color. Aroma is primarily banana along with some... gritty funkiness is the only way I can describe it.
Flavor is seriously lacking... it is very plain. Nothing really stands out, not yeasty, not bready, no banana or clove flavors really shine, it just needs... something. On the other hand, it tastes very clean, no off flavors or anything. Overall, just a little to ABC for me.
04-16-2011 01:27:53 | More by FickleBeast
3.25/5 rDev -8.5%
Blanche pours out as a traditional Wit, the color is an opaque yellow color. The head isn't as strong as some that are actually from Belgium. The aromas are almost all citrus. This beer smells like sliced lemons and oranges. It's not as pronounced as that but for a beer it's quite floral with these fruits. The flavors are a little bitey and slightly tart. The overall flavors are that this beer is pretty refreshing. I like the mouthfeel of this beer being on the medium side because it's not watery at the point. This is a solid Witbier. Not too bad.
04-14-2011 00:48:16 | More by Knapp85
3.48/5 rDev -2%
A : Agressive pour into a tulip yields a hazy and vibrant yellow with barely any head. The carbonation that remains quickly disappears. My beer now resembles unfiltered lemonade (a dark lemonade).
S : whoa, super light citrus. Grapefruit and passionfruit. There is a tiny bit of vanilla mixed in with a hint of coconut. No hop aroma that I can detect. All aromas are mellow and quite nice.
T : A water and slightly wheat flavored beginning gives way to a pina colada tasting brew that finishes clean and with the slightest of hop, yet not enough to round out the mildly tart and fruity taste.
M : well carbed for the style allows the fruit to shine.
Really not into this one at all. Maybe with a better yeast that added some nice esters and belgian qualities are needed. The beer really tastes like 70% light wheat ale and 30% watered down pina colada. Not what I was expecting at all, and while it isn't bad, it just does nothing for me. If i was on the beach or at my buddies lake house then I may like it much more on a hot sunny day. The smell is damn good though.
04-11-2011 21:09:05 | More by Thads324
3.13/5 rDev -11.8%
Poured into a pilsner glass. Pours a cloudy bright yellow with a decent white heading at first. Dies down after a few minutes.
Smell is mostly lemon, a touch of earthiness and some clove in their as well.
Taste is good. Not a spectacular witbier but good. Soft touches of grain,the citrusy lemony taste lingers for a little while. Very earthy,and spicey taste all around.Seltzer-like finish.
Mouth is light bodied,very crisp,clean,and a touch watery in the feel.
An all around good summer time beer. Not a tremendous witbier but not bad.
04-09-2011 21:28:28 | More by TheFightfan1
1.2/5 rDev -66.2%
Appearance - The most plain looking beer I've ever seen. This looks extraordinarily flat, bland and tasteless. Whatever head appeared dissipated before I could even measure it. No film is left on top and no lacing is visible. The beer is a murky, cloudy off-white yellow which appears to have low carbonation. Yes I realize this is what a witbier is supposed to look like. But this was bad.
Smell - This smells rancid. Huge hints of some kind of dead grass. Alfalfa and squash are present in the nose as well. Slightly spicy but overall unpleasant.
Taste - Filled with ginger and mixed poorly with grass notes and light berries. A slightly sweet note is due to the heavy amount of ginger. This is pretty awful. It's kind of like I took a fistful out of the ground; dirt, grass and all, and am trying to see what I can find in the earth. A slight metallic taste that reminds me of chewing on aluminum.
Mouthfeel / Drinkability - This beer really made me gag. I love Weyerbacher brews; but this one was just a complete miss for me. Entirely too earthy and natural. Unpleasant in many ways. The sickening sweet metal aftertaste really got to me. One of the very few Weyerbacher's I'd never buy again.
03-26-2011 03:38:57 | More by Jesse13713
3.98/5 rDev +12.1%
A: Pours a pale yellow with minimal head.
S: Aromas of both lemon and orange zest up front with smack of coriander joining in.
T: Lemon and Orange come through right away followed up by the coriander, just like the smell.
D: This seem like a good solid Witbier and at 5% ABV very sessionable.
02-19-2011 19:46:39 | More by rebel1771
4.05/5 rDev +14.1%
Bottle to pilsner glass.
A: Small 1 finger white foamy/fizzy head with medium retention. The everlasting collar of small bubbles is aided by active streamers along the glass. The body has a soft, glowing pale golden yellow hue and is cloudy. Minimal sediment. The color of this brew is attractive but all other appearance attributes are merely average or below. No lacing at all.
S: Above average toasted malts of hay, straw and grains. Light earthy hops of grass and flowers with the faintest hint of lemon, possibly some orange as well. Heavily yeasty with aromas of barnyard, must and sweaty feet.
T: Indiscernible spices, a small hand of banana, a cross between paper and cardboard plus a chalkiness towards the back end of the palate. Light to moderate sweetness. Decent flavor duration.
M: The highlight of this brew. Medium body with a thick and creamy yet mineralic texture. Perfect combination of lively and fizzy effervescence. Finish is dry and tart with just enough lactic sourness.
D: Perfect on a summer and easy for many types of beer drinkers to enjoy. Weyerbacher does a nice job with Belgian-style brews. The homer in me thinks that they deserve a little more credit for their offerings in general, but particularly their Belgian-style brews.
09-03-2010 12:25:44 | More by FeDUBBELFIST
3.65/5 rDev +2.8%
Extremely pale yellow. Very thin head of about 1 finger. Almost pure white.
Tons of spice in the nose. Corriander, clove, pepper even a touch of nutmeg. Some lemon citrus, grass, and breadiness also. Nice nose.
All of the nose spices come throughon the tongue. Tons of cloves and corriander. Black peppercorns and nutmeg. Lemon zest and a light sweetness.
Light, crisp clean moutfeel. Spice lingers long after each sip. Refreshing.
A nice delicate beer. A verygood and tasty witbier. I'm thnking with all the spice that this thing would pair up great with a nice steak.
09-01-2010 00:50:47 | More by BigMike
3.93/5 rDev +10.7%
A- Light yellow gold unfiltered look.
S- Fruity notes and spice.
T- Spices and fruity notes like orange zest.
M- Semi dry. Spices and fruit through out the sip.
D- This is a good everyday drinking beer. Light easy to go down. No worries.
08-31-2010 22:36:41 | More by SamuelJackson45
3.88/5 rDev +9.3%
Served in a Devil's Backbone willibecher.
And the Leaving Falls Church uber-bender continues to plow forth. This entry pours a partly cloudy pale straw topped by an active finger of white foam. The nose comprises corn, wheat, light coriander, a pinch of pepper, lemon flesh, oatmeal, and sunflower seeds. The taste holds notes of lemon, coriander, wheat, cardamom, orange peel, and a small conglomeration of peppercorns. The body is rather light, with an active carbonation and a crisp finish. Overall, a solid wit, not necessarily the best I've had, but tasty and drinkable.
08-27-2010 02:51:26 | More by TMoney2591
3.8/5 rDev +7%
Maybe I really am overexposed to witbiers. I guess I am glad I bought a few of these so I wouldn't get so wasted, but I don't lust after this style. It's just refreshing.
So here comes another of my favorite brewers, and like the Flying Dog version I just drank, this is a very drinkable witbier. It is almost undistinguishable from the dog version. It is even cleaner (that is not a compliment), but I think non-quality beer drinkers might find it less offensive.
To me it is way too simple. All these need is more yeast, but I think the style should be clean, so this is a good brew, done treu to the style.
07-19-2010 00:18:48 | More by schoolboy
3/5 rDev -15.5%
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.
07-02-2010 04:09:10 | More by Stigs
3.45/5 rDev -2.8%
Poured from the 12 oz. bottle that I bought as a single at Save-On Tobacco & Beverage last week for $1.66 into my Brewery Ommegang Witte tumbler. No observed "best by" date but I like the image of what looks like a Belgian town or city on the label.
A Straw yellow body with shadows of sediment floating about under a brief but white, whipped head. Kind of basic but I like that sediment floating around. 3.5
S Basic Witbier smell of light citrus, wheat grains and a bit of sweetness. 3.0
T Taste is more prominent than the smell would suggest with the lightly sweet citrus, wheat grains working together to produce the familiar Witbier goodness. 3.5
M Appropriately light feel. Some hint of syrupy stickiness exists but mostly this is a light drinking beer. Of course, that is appropriate to the style too. 3.0
D Very good as the style suggests that it would be. 4.0
Notes: A solid, if not entirely inspiring Witbier from Weyerbacher.
06-15-2010 21:31:59 | More by adamette
3.78/5 rDev +6.5%
I picked this up at Thirsty's in East York, Pa. Poured chilled from the 12oz w/out freshness date into a chalice.
A - a very clear straw golden color w/ plenty of quick moving carbonation visible. There is 1/2 inch of foamy white capping. The clarity is good until yeast from the bottle is added as expected.
S - A spritzy citrus and light sulphur smell from the wheat w/ subtle spice and yeast esters w/ hints of creamy vanilla and toasted wheat
M - The feel has spritz and high effervescent yet smooth yeast effect on the palate. The fruit tinged feel w/ light dry finish is pleasant w/ mild spice throughout and subtle earthy texture
T - The flavor of herb and citrus peel w/ some mildly toasty grain up front and the yeast brings a bit of creamy yet slight spiced taste to the toasted notes of wheat in the middle w/ notes of golden pear and apple. The taste has a light almond like sweet nutty full flavor that is present w/ a light pepper and accent of orange peel in the last sips
D - I enjoyed this - one of the better wits I have had the chance to sample. A refreshing and light wheat taste - I could see this as a good beer for relaxing in the summer on the deck
06-05-2010 20:53:50 | More by Slatetank
4/5 rDev +12.7%
Light turbid cloudy straw color with a thin soft head.
Aromas and flavors of citrus and coriander with a little Noxema note on both, followed by a mildly tart wheat malt presence.
Nice light-medium body with fine, soft, but sufficient carbonation (which admittedly might be a result of the CO2 line and have nothing to do with the actual beer).
Finishes with tart wheat and citric bitterness, but enough chalky alkalinity to keep things relatively balanced.
Good to go for warm weather.
06-02-2010 06:01:31 | More by dedrinker
4.45/5 rDev +25.4%
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.
05-26-2010 01:34:48 | More by capra12
4.2/5 rDev +18.3%
A - Pours into a hefeweizen glass with a light straw color. Next to no head on this, not even a cap. Really disappointing for a wheat beer. Translucent and with very little visible carbonation or haze. Overall, it looks great besides the lack of head.
S - Great strong smell on this beer. Citric and banana with just a slight floral hop smell. No alcohol in the nose at all. Strong banana smell that holds up well throughout the drink, even without a head.
T - The banana and lemony smell translates well into the taste. Great sweetness to the drink, just enough to not be cloying. Slight hop bitterness and spiciness rounds this out very well. Balanced yet flavorful. One of the better witbiers I've ever tasted. No alcohol taste.
MF - A little on the carbonated side. A little bit too carbonated if you ask me. Thick, but not syrupy or chewy.
D - Great drinkability aside from the overcarbonation. Great complex taste without being cloying.
05-25-2010 01:30:58 | More by MikeBrandman
3.7/5 rDev +4.2%
appearance: golden cloudy with some good head rentention and lacing
smell: sublte citrus and some of the typical belgian yeast aroma
taste: wow. a belgian wheat I didnt hate. sessionable. not alot of orange or spice. good
mouthfeel: medium bodied
drinkability: I had this at a weyerbacher tasting in charlotte with chris wilson. I was very impressed with this beer and most of all the weyerbacher products.
05-12-2010 14:01:40 | More by CampusCrew
3.3/5 rDev -7%
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.
05-06-2010 00:37:25 | More by SpeedwayJim
3.93/5 rDev +10.7%
Part of a variety pack that also included Hops Infusion and Slam Dunkel. Poured from the bottle into my long-stemmed tulip during Flyers/Devils Game 4.
Pours a hazy golden straw, nothing exciting as far as color goes, with a thin coarse head with low retention. Interestingly enough, the disappointing head does not put a damper on the lacing, as there are nice long peaked rings that form as I drink.
A decidedly Belgian yeast strain provides the backbone that supports a nice spiced character of pepper and some clove. Some lemon zest and wheaty aromas also make their way in, but this yeast strain really steals the show. The taste follows suit nicely, giving me some pleasure in the consumption of a witbier for the first time in a while. Orange zest also comes in, providing an additional citrus highlight to a nicely balanced drying malt backbone.
Extremely light, and a bit thin for my taste. The flavor and ease of drinking are definitely pluses. Sessionable, though it doesn't meet the controversial "session beer max ABV" limitation. A solid summer offering, and an easy drinker. While probably my least favorite in the variety pack, I wouldn't shy away from this one. I will probably be drinking more of this as the weather gets warmer.
04-21-2010 02:45:48 | More by NittanyBeerFan
3.18/5 rDev -10.4%
Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a cloudy golden color with a small head. Smell is of lemons and spices. Taste is a bit tart, lots of lemon, some malts and spices. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and has average drinkability. Overall a decent brew, but nothing special.
04-08-2010 13:43:37 | More by tone77
3.85/5 rDev +8.5%
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.
03-05-2010 04:33:57 | More by Brenden
4.03/5 rDev +13.5%
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.
11-16-2009 04:23:17 | More by scootny
3.48/5 rDev -2%
This beer pours a cloudy pale yellow color. The head is a quarter inch in height, and recedes within seconds into almost no lacing. The aroma is crispy wheat, cardamom, and coriander. This is a little too much cardamom for my liking, but things are still mildly balanced. The taste still has a lot of cardamom, but not as much as the aroma. The wheat also stands out more in the taste too. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with lively carbonation, and a moderately chewy texture. Overall, this is a decent beer, but there are better witbiers out there. I can't see myself drinking this again, however, if I for some reason did it would satisfy.
11-04-2009 23:40:31 | More by KarlHungus
3.28/5 rDev -7.6%
Poured a bright yellow, with less than a finger of bright white head, but the head deflated immediately, and didn't lace. The smell was fairly one-dimensional, leaning heavily on lemon zest, with only the slightest hints of spice (clove? coriander? too mild to tell...) The flavor confirmed the nose, but did reveal slightly more spices. However the mouthfeel was exceedingly thin, with very little carbonation. Weyerbacher makes some good beers, but they should have spent more time at the drawing board with this one.
10-14-2009 05:10:57 | More by donniecuffs
White Sun Wit from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 443 ratings.