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White Sun Wit - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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81
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416 Ratings
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Ratings: 416
Reviews: 231
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 13.8%
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: UnionMade on 06-01-2002)
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rarevos

New York

3.78/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into Hoegaarden hexagonal glass.

A: Pours a cloudy, hazy, light yellow. Half a finger of head. Yeast was swirled and added to glass (I usually drink the yeast--interpret review scores accordingly). Head quickly dissipated. Light lacing concentrated away from the sides of the glass.

S: Coriander most pronounced, though a tart citrusy aroma is at the back end of the sniff. Nicely spicy, though I could easily see someone confusing the "soapy" character of the coriander as an indication that there was still dish soap in the glass.

T: Crisp and refreshing. Citrus and spice are at the front, and the spice stays throughout. The finish is a bit too peppery. A pleasant wit, but it doesn't really have its own legs. Essentially a Hoegaarden clone, albeit with a little more pepper.

M: Light and crisp.

D: A solid wit. It's next to impossible to drink this without thinking of Hoegaarden.

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2006 16:19:47 | More by rarevos
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MuenchenerKindl

Germany

3.93/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured form a 12 oz. Bottle to a tall beer glass. The liquid is a cloudy & hazy light pale yellow with good carbonation. Oh, and are those little yeast chunks it there? The head is 2 fingers of foamy white fluff.

The smell is faint yet spicy.

The taste is creamy, spicy, sharp, yeasty with a citrus twang. Lots of stuff going on very complex. With a slightly sour finish.

Mouth feel good, nice carbonation, good all-around.

Drinkability is high, very easy to drink & refreshing. Prosit MK

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2006 03:57:37 | More by MuenchenerKindl
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trep

West Virginia

3.43/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy yellow with a good bit of carbonation and a thin layer of white head.

Smells somewhat acidic with a little wheat character.

Spicy but smooth. Damn smooth. Some wheat and banana smoothness. Finishes very clean.

Light body, high carbonation. Definitely hits the spot on a nice cool evening of porch drinking.

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2006 01:55:01 | More by trep
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Phatz

Pennsylvania

3.6/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I had this on-tap at the brewery on Saturday but I don’t have enough notes to write a full on-tap review. I am drinking the bottle, I brought home, at the moment. It seems to me that the flavors in the bottle I am drinking are actually bigger than the few notes I took (and my memory) would recall the draft version. Usually I think the beer on-tap is a notch up from the bottle. That may not be the case this time round. Anyway; on with the review of Weyerbacher Blanche bottle:

Appearance: Pours a light yellow laced with white and sits in the glass a very hazy (translucent) pale yellow. Two finger white head and medium lacing.

Smell: Lemon and wheat are dominant in the nose with other spices including a hint of ginger. mmm

Taste: Very crisp smooth and easy. The flavors are wheat and yeast pricking the taste buds first with a zesty lemon spicy hop through the middle and the finish is lip-smackingly yeasty with a nice hop character in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Nice smooth creamy and almost slick. Very nice feel in the mouth.

Drinkability: If you like this style you won't be disappointed. Weyerbacher nails the style. Not my first choice in personal preference but still remarkably drinkable.

Hope this is helpful.
Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2006 05:10:48 | More by Phatz
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Higravity

Michigan

2.15/5  rDev -39.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Looks cloudy yellow with a fading white head. Smells of citrus sulfur :( it seems this is one of those sulfur wits. I guess it is to someones style or just a function of bad yeast management. The flavor is not so sulfur yeast intensive but it is more of an aftertaste. I got though this beer but was glad I only got it in a mix six pack. I am always so happy with the Weyerbacher products but this is one I won't try again for a while.

Serving type: bottle

06-20-2006 13:50:33 | More by Higravity
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KFaulkner

Pennsylvania

3.35/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I poured this bubbly beer into a pilsener glass; good idea. It's like a glass of champagne with all the bubbles. It has a nice cloudy, wheat beer hue, opaque but shows its bubbles.

It smells very yeasty; clearly unfiltered and slightly citrus. It's a very unique beer upon first sip... lots of bubbles, yeasty flavor with a spicy citrus twang. The bubbles make you want to take another sip,

I'd recommend this for its interesting texture a true unfiltered quality. I'm tempted to throw an orange slice in, but I know that's a no no.

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2006 23:07:19 | More by KFaulkner
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outdoorbrewer

New Jersey

3.4/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Kept in the fridge for a few weeks this beer had a slight haze and light hue when poured. The creamy white foam diminished quickly but laces well. A blend of citrus, white wine, spices and yeast combine in an unique aroma.
The flavor is brought to life by the fruity taste and acidity.
The carbonation is lively but not that which is typically found in Belgian styles.

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2006 02:38:00 | More by outdoorbrewer
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chOAKbarrell

Maryland

3.08/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Lots of champagne-like bubbles constantly racing for the surface in this beer. Pale and murky. Good head retention. Smells very yeasty - almost to a stinky point. Taste is a bit disappointing. Has a cardboard-like quality and doesnt finish very clean. Mouthfeel is thin and watery, but not as carbonated as all the bubbles would suggest.

This beer is a double disappointment. First as a whitbier, and secondly as a
Weyerbacher product, as everything else I've had of theirs has been well above average.

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2006 23:31:47 | More by chOAKbarrell
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riversider76

New York

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

Pours a cloudy straw color. One finger plus head,with good retention and lots of lace. Aroma is yeasty with citrus and spice. Body is medium with some carbionation. Taste is refreshing. smooth with yeast up front and a nice citrus spice finish. Good stuff.

Serving type: bottle

06-03-2006 00:52:16 | More by riversider76
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mattpetti

New Jersey

3.43/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a very light, slightly cloudy straw with a large white head with moderate lacing. Smells of citrus up front, backed by yeast, with a hint of some spice. Overall the smell was overpowered by the yeast though. Taste was dry, crisp, very lightbodied, with decent carbonation and flavors of bread, lemon zest, hint of lime, but mostly yeast. Overall this beer satisfied me. but the ultra light body seemed to let the beer be overpowered by breadiness. None of the flavors that make a witbier great were able to fully come out. A decent brew, but have had better of the style.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2006 04:12:04 | More by mattpetti
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Naes

New York

2.6/5  rDev -26.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

This beer is a pale golden color, slightly hazy and it has a tall white head that laces and retains well.
The aroma is very yeasty with a slight amount of citrus.
The flavor is a bit watered down, but has a solid yeast flavor near the finish. It also has a bit of clove hidden in there, but yeast seems to be the dominant flavor.
Mouth feel is light bodied and moderately carbonated.
The yeast in this beer just seems a bit overpowering, which hinders this brew.

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2006 00:12:27 | More by Naes
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Contra

New York

3.38/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

My first reaction was on how strong the flavor was, however that was mostly head. Acidic and somewhat sour, but in a good way. It has promise, and I think if they added more of the typical witbier charectoristics, they’d have a winner. As it is, it’s above average, but I wouldn’t want to have it often.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2006 17:22:13 | More by Contra
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blitheringidiot

Pennsylvania

3.95/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Released from a 12 oz'er with a golden hazy straw hue loaded with suspended particles, topped with a quickly settled ivory head cap that became a white collar.

Initial scents are bready and fruity mostly reflecting a peach nectar.

First swigs: Huge flavor of clove and dried bready flour. Lots of spices. Peppery, coriander and some orange brightness.

Feel is brisk and fully carbonated. Lots of suds. Medium bodied. This could go back all night. As a matter fact, it has. Maybe a fuller body would put this into the stratosphere, but quite enjoyable.

Last swigs: This is on e of Weyerbacher's best brews. A killer version of a wit. I've picked up a few cases of this and used it as a conversion beer for macro friends. They always dig it.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2006 06:11:43 | More by blitheringidiot
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Litterbean

New York

2.63/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A good looking beer. It is very white, no dizzle. Tons of yeast make this a luminous brew.

If I could say this beer smells like anything, it would be a bag of lemon drops (or lemon Sour Patch Kids). That's not quite what I'm looking for in a witbier. Give me bananas, dammit.

Taste isn't much better. There is just way too much yeast in this bad boy (come on, you know it has to be served with the yeast swirled). Very tart, puckering, and sour. I don't like it, not one bit. Too sour, with nothing to balance it out. I don't HATE it, but I know I don't like it as much as any other wit I've had. Blech, sour.

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2005 01:37:40 | More by Litterbean
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Fish113d

Pennsylvania

3.08/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From a bottle, chilled, it pours a pale gold color with some haze, along with 1cm of white bubbly head that sustains nicely. Yeast floating freely throughout body.

Aroma is slightly of grapefruit or sour grapes w/ lots of grainy wheat aromas; maybe a slight bit of hops but not much else to note. Sorta boring.

Taste is a tart, grainy flavor with citrus or green grape tones. Some slight spice also, but not sure what...kinda odd! Maybe some coriander?

Stingy carbonation up front on the tongue with a nice refreshing body- makes for a nice summer ale...low abv.

Easy summer brew! However, the flavor is not my cup of tea.

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2005 23:59:20 | More by Fish113d
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tgbljb

Pennsylvania

3.3/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

poured a cloudy pale yellow-orange color with moderate white puffy head that fell to a thin ring. Smell is nice and spicy with corrainder noted. Taste is a bit dissapointing with an over-sweetness prsent that proceeds to drown out all the other tastes. Its almost as if the beer had been diluted with lemonade. Finish is pleasnt enough, but still a bit too sweet. OK to drink, but one is definitely enough.

Serving type: bottle

10-27-2005 00:14:30 | More by tgbljb
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Shovelbum

Massachusetts

3.8/5  rDev +7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

There was a freshness date on the case, but not the bottle.

Poured with a healthy 1-inch wheat beer head into a pint glass. The head subsided fairly quickly, and there was some lacing after each sip, but neither the head nor the lace stayed around very long. The body was a hazy pale golden color with large carbonation bubbles rising from the bottom.

Interesting bouquet of spices- predominately coriander, although there was also a bit of citrus as expected for this style.

Tasted mildly tart and crisp. The citrus is most prominent, but does not over-dominate. Well-balanced and is an American version that is fairly true to style.

One’s mouth can feel plenty of carbonation, but it is not overbearing and adds to the refreshing and light feel of the beer.

This beer is very refreshing and makes for great summer-time drinking. It is also an excellent cross-over beer for people who have yet to realize that they really do like flavor in their beer. My special-lady friend is a huge fan of this beer and this style in general.

Serving type: bottle

10-14-2005 20:03:20 | More by Shovelbum
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veggiemafia

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer poured into a pilsener a hazy yellow color, a little darker that other wits I've had. Good head, great retention and lacing, very attractive head, kind of blah otherwise.

Really good smelling beer, citrus notes with something kind of malty and warm in the background or when you breathe out during a taste, very pleasant.

Tasted just a little bitter at the front, and had someone else not mentioned it, as well as a friend who tried it mentioning it, I'd think it was just me, but it's not. Something kind of like the smell of a handful of pennies, bitter, a little metallic taste in the front that I don't quite like. Great finish while the beer is cold, very pleasant lemon/orange and clove things happening. Also kind of a taste like apple cider mulling spices: warm, very much a fall thing. Once this beer warmed out of the fridge though, the bitter taste just took over and the once great aftertaste kind of faded. It was the feeling of drinking warm orange juice or something. Definitely drink this at fridge temp.

Mouthfeel, pretty typical, high carbonation, very refreshing.

Very drinkable beer as long as it's still cold. I could stand a few more of these if I threw them back within 10 or 15 minutes of pulling them out of the fridge.

Basically, one of my favorite wits is Blanche de Chambly, and I'm looking for an alternative that isn't quite so pricey...this is not that beer.

Serving type: bottle

09-28-2005 03:13:51 | More by veggiemafia
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WesWes

New York

4/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a hazy pale gold color with a thick frothy white head that quickly fades to lacing. The aroma is good. It has a crisp wheat malt scent with a bit of coriander and orange peel. It's fruity with a dry spiciness. The taste is good. It has a smooth and refreshing wheat malt flavor that goes down easy and finishes dry and spicy. It has hints of clove and a nice yeast fruitiness. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a low bodied beer with good carbonation. This is a very drinkable wit. I like the aroma and the flavor. It's true to style, but nothing over the top.

Serving type: bottle

09-23-2005 01:21:54 | More by WesWes
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Stubbie1

Connecticut

3.65/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A very pale yellow…almost straw color and a nice white head best describes this brew. Head fades and leaves a decent, never ending lace till the bottom of the glass. Aroma has a lemon zing to it, citrus if you will. Touch of fresh cut grass is noted in the background. Flavor is a tart start with the citrus rush, mild yeast flavors and then a mix of spice. Mouthfeel is good, nothing special, and maybe a bit watery. There is plenty of carbonation going on. A good brew but there is better American versions of this style out there,

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2005 18:22:34 | More by Stubbie1
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mrasskicktastic

New Jersey

3.63/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Appearance - To rate a witbeer on appearance is difficult for me, because they all look and behave about the same. It was a pale straw yellow with meduim head, high carbonation and low lacing. I'd say since it more hazy than cloudy it isn't that great a witbier look.

Smell - Strong lemon/citrus and faint toasty notes. I can't detect anything else.

Taste - A strong tart sour of indeterminate origin, followed by an enjoyable lemon sweetness. Faint toast flavor underneath. A slight apricot aftertaste. Pretty good, but nothing great.

Mouthfeel - Very thin and higly carbonated. Very refreshing though.

Drinkability - This is an excellent beer to drink all night long. It is sweet, but not a sugary sweet. It leaves you wanting more. Food pairing is easy. Incredibly refreshing.

Note: I feel kind of bad rating it this low because I enjoyed it so much. Although I didn't rate it very high, because it isn't a particularly interesting witbier, it is a very pleasing and ueberdrinkable beer. It's characteristics are subtle. I probably would buy this again since it is so soothing and decently priced for a wheat beer (over weihenstephaner). It is worth a try. Excellent summer beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2005 14:48:00 | More by mrasskicktastic
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jakester

Pennsylvania

3.98/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is from a Weyerbacher sampler case. Expiration date plainly visible on the case!! YEA!!!

Pours a very cloudy banana yellow with a 1/2 finger head that drops to islands and a ring in no time. Effervescent. I wish the head would have stayed around longer. No lacing.

Aroma is yeasty wheat, pleasant, with a good citrusy smell, like lemon and orange peels. Also spices like pepper and cloves. Not strong, but spices are there.

The first flavor is tartness, almost sour, lemony and sharp. Yeast, wheat bread, oranges, black pepper; very nice. Very refreshing. Maybe a slight clove presence, not much, but notable. There is a good bittering to balance this out. The aftertaste is tart lemons/oranges, yeast, spices, and wheat.

Mouthfeel is slightly sweet, yet tart, kind of like a lemon sweet tart. A strong carbonation bite is there as well, which lasts into the finish!

I would definitely get this again. On a hot summer's day, it would be tough to beat this!

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2005 14:49:50 | More by jakester
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connecticutpoet

Connecticut

3.95/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer was hazy and yellow, with particles floating throughout. The head was somewhat low.

Aroma was slightly smoky and yeasty, with a whiff of bread and pale wheat malts, and a touch of hops thrown in.

The taste was sweet, a little sour, yeasty, with a little orange citrus and some clove spiciness dancing around the tip of the tongue.

Mouthfeel was pretty good. I'd go back for this one.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2005 04:18:38 | More by connecticutpoet
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RealityDeviant

Virginia

3.33/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Presentation: 12 oz. brown bottle from a six pack bought at Carytown Wine and Beer.

Appearance: This beer pours a cloudy, straw color with a fizzy, white head that dissipates quickly. There are hints of orange in the coloration as well, which show up particularly under low lighting.

Smell: Strong aromas of lemon peel and banana dominate the smell of this brew, with the former being the most noticeable. I also detected a bit of cinnamon and pepper, which nestled themselves deeply into the wheat and fruit notes.

Taste: Similar to Hoegaarden in flavor, albeit with a more concentration on the citrus flavor. The lemon peel in the smell flourishes on the palate and makes the brew fairly tangy in flavor. It’s refreshing, but possibly a little too tangy for a witbier. There is also a sour, yeasty aftertaste that sticks in the mouth and can be a little dissatisfying. The recurring spiciness kept me interested in it, however.

Mouthfeel: It comes off as a little watery and excessively carbonated, which detracts from the overall quality of the brew. I enjoyed it, but I didn’t feel like I could savor it as long as I wanted to.

Drinkability: I’m glad I tried it, but it’s not a serious contender for my favorite witbier. At $7.99 a pack I could be persuaded to buy it again, but I might just go with something different instead. Weyerbacher has not scared me off with this one, but they have not particularly impressed me.

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2005 04:47:12 | More by RealityDeviant
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Suds

Pennsylvania

3.05/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

From a 12 ounce bottle, this brew is a milky, cloudy, straw color. The head is clingy and brilliantly white, but only stands about three-quarters of an inch. The appearance isn’t particularly notable. The aroma is dominated by a serious citrus characteristic. Wheat and yeast are present in the smell, but not much spice. The smell also has a distracting musty quality. Coriander does make an appearance in the taste. It’s a bit grassy, and there’s a mouth-puckering astringency that seemed very fitting. It’s a tangy, refreshing brew, for sure. Of course, so are a lot of brews, and this one isn't really a stand out.

Serving type: bottle

05-21-2005 19:04:47 | More by Suds
White Sun Wit from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 416 ratings.