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White Sun Wit - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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422 Ratings
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Ratings: 422
Reviews: 231
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 13.52%
Wants: 3
Gots: 21 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Weyerbacher Brewing Co. visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  4.60% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: UnionMade on 06-01-2002)
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Photo of Brenden


3.85/5  rDev +8.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2010 04:33:57 | More by Brenden
Photo of scootny

New York

4.03/5  rDev +13.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-16-2009 04:23:17 | More by scootny
Photo of KarlHungus


3.48/5  rDev -2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2009 23:40:31 | More by KarlHungus
Photo of donniecuffs

New Jersey

3.28/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

10-14-2009 05:10:57 | More by donniecuffs
Photo of DavoleBomb


3.18/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass.

3.5 A: Hazy, somewhat neon green/yellow in appearance. White fluffy head with poor retention and slight lacing.

3.5 S: A bit pungent off the get go, but it dies down quickly as I smell it more. Tart lemon zest, some orange peel. Not much corriander, something I'd love to have. Not bad, but not as intense as I'd like.

3.0 T: First thing that I noticed is that it is very dry and the mouthfeel is thin, which may be the result of low carbonation. Neutral and weak tasting wheat base. Biggest flavors are tart lemon and a touch of corriander. Not as much orange peel as in the aroma. Overall, pretty boring.

2.5 M: Very light body, which ruins the beer for me. The coupled dryness isn't what I want from a wit. Lower carbonation than I'd like. Otherwise, it is very smooth.

3.5 D: For all the problems, it is rather drinkable since it is really smooth. I wouldn't want to drink it since it's boring, but I could see how others would.

Serving type: bottle

09-23-2009 04:30:27 | More by DavoleBomb
Photo of scottyshades


3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this on tap with my dad at Weyerbacher the day after Riserva was released.
A: Pours a very light and slightly hazy lemon color. The head produced is frothy and white. Nice lacing.

S: Very citrus oriented, not too many of the other classic witbier notes like corriander or cloves. Banana I also picked up, but the main notes are twangy citrus peel (orange/lemon)

T: Very similar to the nose, the only thing is that the flavors are very subtle as the beer itself is pretty light. Definitely not their best offering, and the employees there seemed to agree!

MF/D: Nice carbonation, light in body, long lemony spicy finish.

Serving type: on-tap

09-02-2009 19:12:10 | More by scottyshades
Photo of philbe311


3.65/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - A fingers worth of fizzy compact slightly uneven white head... Head quickly fades and a partial lacing... A good bit of moderate based carbonation rises throughout... A very pale lemon yellow...

S - Lemon... Wheat... A potent muskiness... Is that that blueberry???

T - Candied lemon... A mix of wheat and grains... Some yeasty characteristics... I detect the blueberry on the palette as well... A subtle spiciness... The aftertaste is that of a lemon cough drop...

M - Some prickly carbonation on the tongue... Light to medium bodied... Goes down fairly smooth...

D - Quite drinkable... If my nose and palette aren't wrong, the blueberry is actually a subtle, but very nice touch... A wonderful spring or summer beer which I would gladly revisit in the future...

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2009 01:34:22 | More by philbe311
Photo of Thur123


4.03/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

This brew pours a clear golden until the yeast starts showing up, then becomes a very cloudy straw color. There was an inch of fluffy white head that sticks to the glass just a little bit. A light orange smell is mixed with the coriander and neither is too strong smelling. There seems to be a bit of creamy sweetness under this, like sugared berries or something, but it's very light as well.

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Hits with banana and a bit of the cream taste before sliding into a yeasty, somewhat like dry blueberries type of flavor that subtle but pleasant. The taste is balanced and delicious and the texture is good, if not a little watery. Overall a pretty damn good wit. Seemingly more American in its lighter texture and flavor, it was a very well priced alternative. Will get again.

Serving type: bottle

08-28-2009 19:33:47 | More by Thur123
Photo of glid02


3.9/5  rDev +9.9%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

08-16-2009 00:08:05 | More by glid02
Photo of Lexluthor33

New York

3.68/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Yellow color with a nice head and lace.

The aroma of citrus,wheat and spices. Some fruit hints.

The taste starts sweet with a flavor full of spices,coriander,fruits and lemon. A good dose of wheat and a finish of vanilla-blueberry.

The feel is smooth and creamy with a light body and well balanced body. Medium carbonation and so easy to drink.

Notes: A good summer beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-02-2009 23:23:50 | More by Lexluthor33
Photo of tempest


3.25/5  rDev -8.5%
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).

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2009 13:55:05 | More by tempest
Photo of techcommdood

New York

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!

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2009 01:43:37 | More by techcommdood
Photo of ZimZamZoom

West Virginia

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2009 20:54:47 | More by ZimZamZoom
Photo of drcarver


3.55/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Straw yellow color with a 2 finger white head. The head was very foamy and faded fast leaving behind some lacing down the side of the glass.

S - the classic aroma of citrus and coriander are prominent, but there is a bit of berry right up from.

T - The taste is a bit disappointing. I still think it is as if Sprite and beer got it on and had a child. There is light malt and wheat flavors, but the lemon sweetness sticks to the lips and tongue. There is some grass flavor (grass as in the lawn, not the other grass)right in the middle.

M/D - It is very light and smooth. I goes down easy, but if it could loose a bit of the grainy edge it would go down much easier.

Serving type: bottle

07-09-2009 22:17:15 | More by drcarver
Photo of OldSchoolGamer


2.78/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Weyerbacher is a pretty solid brewery. Almost all styles they have done are pretty impressive. This is their take on the Belgian Wit.

A: Typical hazy straw color. Very cloudy. Head fizzes away within a minute, which is a disappointment.

S: Lots of tartness in the aroma. A hint of lemon and wheat. No hint of spice at all.

T: I would call this a pretty medicore tasting Wit. You get the tart lemon flavor upfront. Then the Belgian yeast comes in. Hardly any spice can be detected at all. The biggest deterrent with this beer is that it seems pretty flat.

M: Again, this beer is pretty flat in the mouthfeel. Pretty watery and light.

D: Well, like most Belgian Wits, it is easy drinking. But the flatness of the beer is a bit of a turn off. Flavors are pretty average and I couldn't imagine seeing myself buying this again.

Probably the worst Weyerbacher beer I have had. It just doesn't do anything for the style and is more in the league of macro lagers. This actually reminded me of a watered down and flat Festina Peche. I am a big fan of Weyerbacher and Belgian Wits, but this beer just doesn't live up to the name or style. Worth a try, but don't expect to be impressed.

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2009 18:51:43 | More by OldSchoolGamer
Photo of wampahoofus


3.58/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Very light yellow in color with almost no haze, good lacy head that lasts for several minutes, light carbonation.

Smell is lemon and citrus with Belgian yeast.

Taste is delicate with Belgian yeast and citrus. This beer is very mild and refreshing.

It is a very light wit. I was a bit thristy and had to resist drinking it quickly. I think that this beer will share some appeal between craft beer drinkers and novices to a certain extent.

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2009 00:56:57 | More by wampahoofus
Photo of greenjeff4141


3.85/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a hazy straw color. 1 1/2" head that hangs around for a bit.

S: Spice and citrus, a tad funky but it's because of the spice.

T: Very good. Lemon, orange, pineapple, coconut, a ton of spice. It numbs the tongue. Great complex flavor.

M: Very light with a carbonation zing.

D: Very refreshing. I could drink a lot of these on a summer day. Quenches the thirst quite nicely and doesn't weigh you down.

A good wit. I think if the smell and body were a bit better it would be one of my favs. I like Hoegaarden for this style (one of the best I've had). The wit is one of my favorite styles.

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2009 20:38:56 | More by greenjeff4141
Photo of BamaBeerBuff

North Carolina

4.03/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a hazy straw yellow color with a small, fluffy head. It falls rather quickly and doesn't retain that well. Some lacing patterns are nice.

S: A gentle, light aroma. Citrus notes, some light clove and other spices, and a clean wheat malt.

T&M: Light, yeasty, and slightly citrusy. Slight tartness, a spice note, and a clean yeasty finish. Simple, but effective. It's got complexity even if it's not incredibly bold. Light bodied with a very fine natural carbonation that works well with the light tartness.

D: Highly drinkable--I put this one down in just a few gulps. A great spring/summer witbier, would go great while relaxing on a patio, at the pool, or on the beach. Many thanks to mikereaser for giving me the chance to sample this beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2009 00:43:14 | More by BamaBeerBuff
Photo of SilentSabre

North Dakota

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!

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2009 22:27:12 | More by SilentSabre
Photo of chaswisler


2.75/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle in to a pint glass. Didn't shake first.

A-Very cloudy, pale yellow. Finger width head didn't last long.

S-Didn't real care for it at first. Has a skunky smell.

T-Pretty good, citrus, maybe a little banana. Still has a skunky aftertaste.

D-I probably won't be getting this one again, one is enough.

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2009 21:52:40 | More by chaswisler
Photo of chefmonty


4.15/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle I picked up at the brewery

Pour into a Weyeracher tulip glass a cloudy yellow. Not much head, some lacing

Smells of yeast and citus, some spice

predominate taste is yeast and wheat, some citrus and spice like the smell with the addition of some bannana

Smooth mouth feel, but could use more carbonation

Very drinkable, low abv. Good summer brew

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2009 00:21:49 | More by chefmonty
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

Serving type: on-tap

04-26-2009 16:36:07 | More by mhatters
Photo of IMincedTheKing

New Jersey

2.98/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours extremely cloudy. A beautiful lemon juice color that looks almost white at the edges. The head is pillowy and white as snow. The lace leaves leopard spots down the glass.

The smell is foul yeast. Citrus and spice are definitely present but overpowered by something that just smells bad. I almost want to compare it to sweat.

Thankfully, the taste isn't similar to the smell. Very wheaty. Citrus and spice are played down in this witbier, but they definitely add some character. The yeast is mild compared to the wheat, and from the smell, I'd say that's a good thing.

The mouthfeel is par for the course. A good amount of coarse body and some tingly carbonation.

As far as drinkability, that takes a hit because of the smell. I get a big, nasty whiff every time I take a sip. This is only average for a witbier, and better choices abound. (Most of them even smell nice.)

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2009 22:41:36 | More by IMincedTheKing
Photo of confer


3.2/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I like most Wit beers. This one was not one of my favorites.
The appearance was very nice, it looked like a cloudy mellow yellow.
The aroma is foul, it smells as if something has spoiled. It smelled the same when I sampled it at the brewery.
The taste is nothing like the smell, it is very refreshing and dry. A little banana flavor.
This is a nice summer beer, but I won't go looking for it.

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2009 01:56:52 | More by confer
Photo of armock

New York

3.18/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured a hazy yellow color with a thin white head that fades to a small ring

S - Is of wheaty malt and orange citrus

T - followes the nose wheaty orange and a touch of spice

M - This beer has a light body with high carbonation to it

D - I enjoyed this beer on my balcony in the sun today but nothing really stands out for a good beer but fairly average

Serving type: bottle

02-23-2009 23:10:53 | More by armock
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