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White Sun Wit - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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451 Ratings
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Ratings: 451
Reviews: 233
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 13.52%
Wants: 3
Gots: 28 | 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 almychristopher
3.73/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

pours a nice hazy light golden color with a white head that fades to lace and then all but dissappears rather quickly. the aroma is a nice malty wheat citrus, which leads into the taste, but the taste finishes dry and spicey. a nice malty mouthfeel, almost overpowered by the carbonation. a good drinkable beer. thanks again WesWes.

almychristopher, Jul 11, 2008
Photo of marcpal
3/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

12oz beer poured into Weyerbacher tulip from a sample case at the brewery.

A: Hazy light gold with a thin white bread head that drops off over time.

N: Yeast and spice. Coriander and citrus rinds most present but the yeast is laid out on top of all the others, particularly when cold.

T: Something of a sweet yeast flavor with spicy black pepper. Odd taste that isnt particularly pleasant. Not sure but it seems like a combination of peanut shells and honey. Citrus isnt as strong as what was in the nose but there is some lemon and pear here.

M: Light and spicy mouthfeel that was substantially dry.

D: Pretty dull beer, not a WB favorite at all. Wanted to give it another try. Surely light and drinkable but not a real winner. Had this bottle with spicy food and it didnt hold its own.

After having their Alpha, this is far inferior.

marcpal, Jul 02, 2008
Photo of AltBock
3.18/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

12 oz. bottle with another one of Weyerbacher's crude 1980's computer generated labels. The label depicts a lego style Belgian cafe in the heart of some Belgian city. Even the people walking around it were crudly computer animated. Like every other Weyerbacher bottle, this one doesn't have any kind of date on it.

When poured into a Weizen glass, "Blanche" was a hazy creamy lemon yellow with a massive foamy 3 inch initial head of white foam.It had nice retention that left behind a small white film and only one spot of white lace. No streaks of lace, just one single spot of lace.

I thought the aroma was going to be light, but instead I received a better treat. This aroma featured toasted malts, a few lemons, a hint of grapefruit, a dash of black pepper and nutmeg, a splash of yeast, subtle cloves, and some bitter citrus hops to finish up the aroma.

While the aroma was slightly malty with some spices and hops, the taste was heavy on the malted wheat. After the wheat, there wasn't all that much taste to it. The only other flavors I found were a few spices, a drop of lemon, a pinch of yeast, and a slight touch of citrus hops. It's too bad the aroma didn't roll over all the aromas into the taste. That would have been great, but it didn't. Too bad for "Blanche."

The mouthfeel was of course light, but the aftertaste was short lived with malted wheat, yeast, and a hint of stale bread. How the wheat went from malted to stale in a split second is mind boggling.

"Blanche" started off nice, but it ended on a sour note. Not the worst Witbier out there, but it's clearly not the best one either. This is one Witbier that can be missed.

AltBock, Jun 26, 2008
Photo of paulthebeerguru
3.55/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A: snifter. pours an opaque straw yellow color, with a fair amount of sediment. nice solid white head. good head retention. and nice, web-like lacing.

S: solid aromas of coriander and clove. some citrus, orange and lemon zest. hint of banana.

T: nice light flavor. more banana in the taste. some citrus but rather light. tons of spices, clove, and coriander.

M: medium body, but feels thicker than normal. rough carbonation level, a little too high. Clean but a little bland.

D: very nice summer beer. solid wheat beer, but a little light on the flavor.

paulthebeerguru, Jun 22, 2008
Photo of maximum12
3.88/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to MrBURTON55 for shipping this to me in a plain, brown box.

Looks classic Wit. Cloudy yellow, not with particulate matter, but just an off-color haze. Almost no head. Smells divine, ripe fruit that have had beer dripped on them.

Taste is light & sweet, with a nice stalk of wheat to chew on, but it's a little in the background rather than being out front, which I prefer. No unpleasant aftertaste that I've found too often in the style, clean, tight.

Goes down dry, leaves me thirsty & looking for the garden hose. Mad carbonation in the eye doesn't feel like it in the mouth. An easy drinking summer beer. What could I do to have Weyerbacher start shipping to Minnesota? I'm becoming a big, big fan.

maximum12, Jun 21, 2008
Photo of NJpadreFan
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Weyerbacher- Blanche

A- Hazy yellow with a small lacing white head.
S- Strong honey, orange, and tea leaf aroma.
T- Sweet honeysuckle with a tangy orange/ lemon bite. Iced tea like.
M- Sweet and smooth, nice sweet flavors throughout with a touch of dryness in the end.

Overall- Subdued a little, but easily drinkable and a good summer beer.

NJpadreFan, Jun 16, 2008
Photo of letsgopens
3.7/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A newer selection from Weyerbacher, this Witbier appears a pale yellow/gold hue with a very cloudy body and an effervescent egg-shell white head. Large bubbles but a matted, uniform surface of foam lies on top. The head does, however, fades quickly with minimal lace.

Very spice up front in the nose with lemon and orange peel notes. Lots of wheaty cereal is accompanied by clove and coriander. Bright but yeasty with some Belgian/ester-like character.

Again, very spicy with more clove, banana, and coriander. More buttery and biscuity with some extra wheat cereal/grain thrown on top. Mild yet bright with citrus and a subtle chalky, yeasty, Belgian twang.

Starchy and rather dry with a slight acidic bite and not particularly clean in the finish (however welcomed). Consistent with the style and well crafted. Another quality brew from the fine folks at Weyerbacher.

letsgopens, Jun 03, 2008
Photo of cvstrickland
3.68/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12-ounce bottle with sediment in the bottom, swirled and poured into a weizen glass yields a hazy pale golden-orange body capped by 2+ fingers of soft white foam that retains at a thick sheet and leaves big rolls of lacing on the glass.

Smell is spicy and fruity sweet with a nice nutty wheat backbone.

Taste is tangy up front, then grainy with mellow, fruity wheat and a note of hot pepper.

Smooth and juicy with a nice bite of carbonation; very refreshing with excellent drinkability.

cvstrickland, Jun 03, 2008
Photo of Risser09
3.93/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

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.

Risser09, May 15, 2008
Photo of lordofthewiens
3.53/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

lordofthewiens, Apr 20, 2008
Photo of beerthulhu
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

beerthulhu, Apr 16, 2008
Photo of akorsak
3.85/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

akorsak, Apr 13, 2008
Photo of dsa7783
3.95/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

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...

dsa7783, Apr 08, 2008
Photo of deltatauhobbit
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

deltatauhobbit, Feb 05, 2008
Photo of RblWthACoz
3.9/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

RblWthACoz, Dec 31, 2007
Photo of TheManiacalOne
2.8/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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.

TheManiacalOne, Nov 22, 2007
Photo of callmemickey
3.65/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

callmemickey, Oct 13, 2007
Photo of perfectkaos
3.85/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

perfectkaos, Sep 28, 2007
Photo of dragonglen
3.6/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

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.

dragonglen, Sep 15, 2007
Photo of ChainGangGuy
2.83/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 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.

ChainGangGuy, Aug 21, 2007
Photo of bigone4
2.9/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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 people’s tastes but it was not really too appealing to mine.

bigone4, Jul 30, 2007
Photo of ClassicBrad
3.55/5  rDev 0%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 5

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!

ClassicBrad, Jul 23, 2007
Photo of matsputis
2.53/5  rDev -28.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

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.

matsputis, Jul 08, 2007
Photo of PittBeerGirl
4.35/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

PittBeerGirl, Jul 07, 2007
Photo of sinstaineddemon
2.8/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

sinstaineddemon, Jun 11, 2007
White Sun Wit from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 451 ratings.