White Sun Wit - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
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3.93/5 rDev +10.7%
12 oz bottled poured into a goblet - 2008 Bottling - Fridge Temp
Appearance: Pours a pale, cloudy yellow with some orange to it. The head rises to 1.5" and is white. Retention is great and there is plenty of lace.
Smell: Banana, clove, pepper and sugary malts. Very sugary aroma. Damp and earthy but refreshing.
Taste: Banana and clove, with plenty of pepper which creates a certain sharpness. Yeast is tasty and refreshing. Very little alcohol. Moderate malt presence.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied and somewhat chewy. Pepper adds bite along with other spices. Untraceable alcohol.
Drinkability: A very quenching beer with enough flavor and sugar to make it worthwhile. No aftertaste on the palate. Clean and refreshing.
05-15-2008 14:21:32 | More by Risser09
3.53/5 rDev -0.6%
Poured into a pint glass, this was a hazy yellow/orange color with a medium-size white head that left a little bit of lacing. It had a very mild citrus aroma. Lemon and orange taste, faintly tart, and a modicum of spice. I thought it was underwhelming in the mouth, but was still a pleasant enough beer.
04-20-2008 22:09:54 | More by lordofthewiens
3.5/5 rDev -1.4%
A: Poured a cloudy, pale yellow with a medium size white head.
S: some light faint spiciness but nothing spectacular worth noting. Some citrus and sournes are also detected.
T: The flavor was crisp, with citrus tones, sour oranges, coriander and a wheat malt lacing. There were some credible yeasty attributes providing slight musky hints of sour fruits but nothing terribly exciting otherwise.
M: some fizziness from the carbonation which brought out some of the spicing but disappeared rather quickly. The body was a tad thin as well.
D: Overall decent but doesn't stand out, drinkability would satisfy on a hot summer day if nothing else.
04-15-2008 23:07:25 | More by beerthulhu
3.85/5 rDev +8.5%
A 12 oz bottle purchased at the brewery during their open house.
A: The witbier is pale and yellow, a color that reminds me of a macro lager. A slight haziness throughout the glass presents total translucence but there is no sediment. The head is a thin white patch atop the ale.
S: The aroma is full of wheat, light and airy with an oh-so-slight tart note. Accompanying the wheat is a curacao sweetness.
T: The flavor is more spice-oriented than the nose. The curacao orange creates a citrusy taste that supports touches of pepper. As the first wave passes, the wheat comes out swinging. The light grainy flavor has a solid tartness that excites the tastebuds without causing a pucker-up. A good beer that seems to below with a hot day.
M: The spices and wheat are nicely paired, an enjoyable American take on a witbier.
D: Very drinkable with a low alcohol level that makes for many hours of easy sipping.
04-13-2008 18:56:37 | More by akorsak
3.95/5 rDev +11.3%
Single, 12 oz bottle just purchased from Super Saver in Somerville for $1.79...
First time I saw a single of this, so I wanted to give it a shot, especially after already sampling many other beers from this eccentric American brewery...
Great, typical, on-the-mark witbier appearance, very hazy, extremely cloudy and murky straw-colored appearance, bright yellow, and very dense with obvious sediment on the bottom of the bottle...
Dusty, earthy, grainy, wheat-filled aroma with a slight hint of citrus and florals thrown into the mix...
Great clean, clear, refreshing citrus-inspired taste with hints of honey, coriander, and sweet grapefruit...
Decent mouthfeel, but it could've been a little thicker...
Very easy level of drinkability on this one... went down effortlessly and tasted great...
A good depiction of the style...
04-08-2008 18:20:24 | More by dsa7783
3.75/5 rDev +5.6%
Pours a hazy yellow color with a small white head, minimal lacing.
Smell is a bit spicy for a witbier, coriander and orange are noticeable, good citrus character.
Taste is crisp, bit too much spice though, something I normally like but here it distracts from its other qualities, pretty yeasty with a citrus edge and an oddly sour finish.
02-05-2008 23:51:11 | More by deltatauhobbit
3.9/5 rDev +9.9%
Pours a cloudy yellow straw. No head. I took a whiff of this one right after pouring and I got peanut butter. Now that is a first. Even after waiting a bit, I still get peanut butter. Really. Is it me? Flavor is light. Typical wheat characters. Lemon presence is fairly strong. I am not sure if this is a Belgian style wheat beer as it is an American one. I don't get so much yeast infusion on this one. Feel is what you would expect. Overall very drinkable. A pretty good brew, just doesn't have that yeasty funk that it's Belgian cousins do.
12-31-2007 17:18:48 | More by RblWthACoz
2.8/5 rDev -21.1%
Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.
A: The beer is a light yellow color, with a thin white head that fades quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.
S: The aroma is full of Belgian yeast, along with wheat, spices, some lemon and a touch of hops.
T: The taste is bready and has the typical Witbier flavors of Belgian yeast, wheat and citrus, but there’s a weird spice flavor (not coriander) that throws everything off. The malt character is decently hearty and there’s a good hops presence, but again the spice content offsets its good qualities. The after-taste is spicy and slightly sweet.
M: Very crisp but not much smoothness, medium body, medium-to-high carbonation, finish is clean.
D: It’s flavorful but not t very tasty, goes down ok, not too filling, good representation of style, mild kick, if you like the spice content this is a good beer to drink for a while, but personally I could not get past it.
11-22-2007 06:28:22 | More by TheManiacalOne
3.65/5 rDev +2.8%
A: A very cloudy straw colored body with a minimal white head.
S: Soft fruits, wheat, a bit of hops and some spicy yeast.
T: The wheat/yeast taste is definitely present as a balance of fruits round out the flavor
M: Well carbonated, leaving a nice buzz in the mouth, medium-light bodied
O A decent witbier that is drinkable and refreshing... not the best offering on the market though.
10-13-2007 14:06:33 | More by callmemickey
3.85/5 rDev +8.5%
poured from a bottle into my Magic Hat Circus Boy The Hefeweitzen! Weitzen glass. pale yellow at first with a big head, cloudy after the bottle was fully emptied thanks to yeast. looks neat as the sediment is still floating around in the beer... turns pretty opaque once the yeast disperses in the glass
dry wheat nose to it... sort of buttery characteristic to it as well.
a light sweet citrusy taste. refreshingly carbonated. Im not big on wheat beers but this is definately one of the better ones ive had. doesnt just try to be a hoegaarden clone like blue moon, and doesnt go goofy on the tea flavored spices like Sam White or Great Lakes Holy Moses.
Im not big on sweet, either, so while I enjoyed this beer, i think it would get to you after one or two. But if you like sweet tea or really sugary lemonade, this is definitely the summer thirst quencher for you.
09-28-2007 19:49:30 | More by perfectkaos
3.6/5 rDev +1.4%
I poured this into a Chimay glass
A - A pale, cloudy golden color.
S - Fruity and hoppy with a strong hint of cloves.
T - This was better than I thought it would be. It tastes a lot like a hefeweisen. You can definitely taste the hops with a strong fruity taste as well.
M - The carbonation gives a nice tingle on the tip of the tongue. It also feels a lot wetter than I expected it would be.
D - I could probably drink two of these. I'm not a huge fan of this type of beer, but I'm definitely enjoying this one.
09-15-2007 19:25:16 | More by dragonglen
2.83/5 rDev -20.3%
Apperance: Poured a hazy, light yellow body with a foamy white head.
Smell: Light aroma of wet hay, bananas, and cloves.
Taste: Tame even for a witbier. Soft wheat flavor, with some banana and tart lemon notes. Finish is brief and quite watery.
Mouthfeel: Thin-bodied. Spritzy carbonation.
Drinkability: Unfortunately, this isn't one of Weyerbacher's better beers.
08-21-2007 02:01:39 | More by ChainGangGuy
2.9/5 rDev -18.3%
Poured from a 12oz bottle with no freshness dating to be seen on the bottle. The label stated it was a malt beverage brewed with spice. This description reminded me more of a winter warmer than a summer beer. It poured a pretty clear pale yellow color until I swished the bottle and added the left over yeast and sediment in the bottom. It turned a really hazy darker golden yellow color. It was almost white when I held it to the light. The fluffy white head dissipated rather slowly and left some strong lacing in the pint. Smell was rather peanutty at first mixed with a dough like scent. Hints of yeast and some pale malt were also present. The slight esters of clove and some lingering banana were in the back of the nose. The first taste was rather chewy and dough like. It reminded me of a sugar cookie with some banana in the after taste. Strong presence of yeast and wheat in the taste mixed with some spiced tones. Mouthfeel was rather nice not over carbonated and not too thin. It did prove to be smooth and rather easy to drink. It is a decent brew but I have had a bunch of wheat beers this summer and this one was not on my favorite list. It is a style of beer for the summer and may appeal to other peoples tastes but it was not really too appealing to mine.
07-30-2007 15:31:55 | More by bigone4
3.55/5 rDev 0%
I poured the beer into a wheat/pilsner style glass and it provided a uniquely hazed medium yellow body and a champagne-like bubbled head.
This beer's aroma is very typical of its style and accommodates beautiful spices and citrus fruit esters.
Tastes of the aforementioned aromas are prominently present with an addition of beautiful peach suggestions.
Mouthfeel is what I had a real problem with. I didn't agree with the carbonation that this beer had. On the same scale, I did find it refreshing.
Drinkability is of this beer's utmost quality. I can drink a case of this beer and I just have to give some props to one of my new favorite breweries... Wy-Bach! In the house!
07-23-2007 21:39:19 | More by ClassicBrad
2.53/5 rDev -28.7%
A - Light peach and cloudy/opaque - I shook the yeast into it. The head is disappointing. I tried a forceful pour but it still only gave me a finger which was also very fizzy and dissipated fast (not creamy at all).
S - I got orange peel and lemon. Mostly citrus here.
T - A spike of wheat to start off then it gets sour, which is good at first (it also has a slight peach flavor) but it gets old quick. It ends up overpowering the other flavors with every sip.
M - The mouthfeel was the low point for this beer. The only saving point was the yeast that I poured into it. Other than that it was watery and did not have much body at all.
D - The smell is nice, but overall it's the sourness and thinness that lost it for me. It's got a silkiness to it from the yeast but it would be so much better if it had some body to back it up. I've had Weyerbacher's Imperial which I really enjoyed and I've heard good things about their Barley Wine, but I'd wouldn't get their Blanche again.
07-08-2007 05:29:12 | More by matsputis
4.35/5 rDev +22.5%
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.
07-07-2007 14:20:17 | More by PittBeerGirl
2.8/5 rDev -21.1%
A - this witbier pours a hazy lemon yellow with a thin wispy head, some carbonation visible at the edges
S - strong wheaty backbone with as powerful citrine zestiness, mostly lemon, slight spice, and a strange light mustiness like old clothes found in an attic, not harsh, but humbling
T - lemony, wheaty, big wheaty, with a slight vanilla characteristic as well, a decent flavor, but a weird combination of spices and citrus
M&D - a bit sharp, not too smooth, but a decent for a witbier, a little too sweet, takes the edge of the citrus zest
06-11-2007 02:35:44 | More by sinstaineddemon
3.58/5 rDev +0.8%
Pours a hazy pale straw color with a creamy white head that thins. Thick lacing on the glass.
Aroma is quite yeasty and bready. Light hints of corriander are present.
Lots of bready and yeasty flavors upfront leading into a light spiciness - most notably corriander. The spice taste lasts to the finish, where it kind of falls flat and finishes clean and somewhat bland.
Very light body, zippy carbonation.
Overall, a quality witbier that goes down very easily. Definitely best when it's super fresh, and consumed on a warm spring evening. It is actually better than I remembered and will likely make several appearances in my fridge over the summer.
05-24-2007 03:48:00 | More by MaltyGoodness
4.33/5 rDev +22%
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.
04-25-2007 19:23:26 | More by MrHurmateeowish
3.35/5 rDev -5.6%
This is a pretty good witbier. The appearance was nice. As light as to be expected; a nice golden yellow, clear. The head was minimal. The smell was light but sweet and had some hop in it. The taste was light with a clean finish as to be expected. The mouthfeel had significant carbonation and went down very easily. The drinkability was nice. The beer was light-esque and refreshing. Overall a pretty good beer.
04-05-2007 00:54:38 | More by rhythmguitartz88
3.15/5 rDev -11.3%
Poured this into my Hoegaarden glass. A bit light on the color - almost looked like Sprite. The aroma was citrus and coriander with a slight bit of clove. Taste was much the same, except there was more coriander - almost too much. While drinking it seemed to grow on me, but it's not something I'd actively seek.
01-25-2007 18:38:36 | More by sloejams
3.63/5 rDev +2.3%
Pours a hazy yellow/gold, small white head forms, settles to a thin layer, some spots of lace. Smell is sweet, orange peels and citrus, spice, yeast, some vanilla, little bit of banana. Taste has a nice malty sweetness, citrus, spices and vanilla, acidity in the finish, kind of sour, not sure if intended or just not a fresh bottle, but I found the acidity made it pretty refreshing. Light bodied with medium carbonation, pleasant to drink.
12-01-2006 17:13:20 | More by Viggo
2.35/5 rDev -33.8%
AP: Looks like Mountain Dew soda with less head!! It started with head and then it was totally gone within seconds of the pour, I've never seen a head dissapear as quickly. I think it was bone-white but it was gone so fast I'm not really sure. It's cloudy with streaming bubbles that don't create a head...very curious, looks flat. Not exactly actractive.
Nose: This is the best part of the beer...it's pretty aromatic even if it is in a very simple way with spices and herbal wheat and yeast.
Taste: Hey>wheat ( a horse would love this brew)>yeast>Spices and a sour malt.
MF: Thin and flat feeling...I guess you could concider it light body.
DA: This is hardly worth the $1.70 I paid for it.
11-13-2006 01:06:37 | More by GratefulBeerGuy
3.5/5 rDev -1.4%
The beer poured into the chalice crystal clear pale straw with a low white head which wisped away very quickly.
The aroma was orange citrus and coriander and a definite presence of wheat. The spice also had a nice peppery character and a lightly tart note.
The flavor was kinda bland with some wheat, some citrus and a light bit of spice. Nothing in the flavor backed up the promise made by the aroma.
The finish was even with no real lasting flavor at all. The body was medium with a moderate carbonation. Nothing to see here folks, move along.
12 ounce bottle.
11-09-2006 23:30:15 | More by GCBrewingCo
3.65/5 rDev +2.8%
Not a whole lot going on with this one. Poured the cloudy straw color you expect with a wibier but not nearly the head I was expecting. Its there at first but it disappears fast.
Smells like spice and citrus fruits, but not much comes through in the taste, though there is a crisp spicy finish. Plenty drinkable though an average wit.
10-08-2006 22:21:50 | More by foureyedgeek
White Sun Wit from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 443 ratings.