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New South White Ale - New South Brewing Co.

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77
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75 Ratings
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Ratings: 75
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 3.31
pDev: 13.9%
Wants: 0
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
New South Brewing Co. visit their website
South Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  4.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
An American interpretation of a classic Belgian wheat ale. A hazy light golden color gives this beer its name. This light and refreshing ale is brewed with just a hint of coriander and orange zest giving way to a citrus finish.

(Beer added by: Loki on 04-29-2003)
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Reviews by wampahoofus:
Photo of wampahoofus
3.18/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Beer served in a can.

Nice corn-yellow color. Some head and lacing.

Aroma of citris and a bit of wheat.

Flavor is unremarkable but drinkable. I can taste the citrus in the background however I seem to be reminded of a typical macrobrew. Spices are enhanced as it warms.

This is good beach beer when there are a mix of craft brew drinkers and non-craft drinkers. Pick it up when you visit Myrtle Beach with your friends.

wampahoofus, Jul 15, 2011
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Photo of EDuncan
3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

EDuncan, Jul 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

TimoP, Sep 07, 2012
Photo of WVbeergeek
3.5/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Slightly cloudy gloden ale with a white creamy whispy head leaves nice even lacing around my pint. Aroma: Subtly spiced sharp sweetness excellent smell slight citrus twang to it, nice. Taste: Nice yeast characteristics citrus and clove linger in the flavor, sharp malted wheat sweetness is also there nice and refreshing drank this one at a restaurant on the pier perfect setting. Mouthfeel: Light body and creamy texture solid carbonation. Drinkability: Nice beer perfect for warmer weather with decent witbier flavors.

WVbeergeek, Mar 23, 2004
Photo of Vodomagoo
3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Vodomagoo, Jul 10, 2012
Photo of whitekiboko
3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

whitekiboko, Dec 27, 2011
Photo of nickthetick
4.2/5  rDev +26.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

from notes taken at the brewery:

A: pours a hazy gold orange into a clear plastic cup with a finger of white froathy head.

S: sweet malt, caramel, biscuits, orange/citrus and spices.

T: the orange presents itself first and is followed in by light malt and sweet biscuits. its brought full circle with more citrus and spices, corriander and even some clove.

MF: Crisp and refreshing. Medium body and not too sweet or spicy.

O: Good beach beer in a can, strong witbier, I wish I chould find this around me.

nickthetick, Jun 27, 2011
Photo of nimrod979
3/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Can poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: Pale and hazy straw color. Not even a fingers worth of white head. Fades to nothing quickly.

Aroma: Typical of the style. Mostly dominated by wheat. Somewhat faint citrus and coriander aromas.

Taste: A tad under-flavored. Wheaty. Can says "brewed with just a hint of coriander and orange zest". I'd agree with that statement, "just a hint".

Mouthfeel: A little on the thin side with soft carbonation. Finishes with a dry wheat. Very plain, rather unremarkable, and boring. Just a standard wit.

nimrod979, May 27, 2012
Photo of jamiesessions
2.95/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

beer pours a golden colour with some haze and very little head. Definite citrus smell that gets me excited, but not too much. Wheat and citrus are the overwhelming tastes, but it's nothing to write home about. Feels pretty average to drink, but it does go down relatively smooth, and while i won't be having another one, it is easily drinkable

jamiesessions, Nov 04, 2009
Photo of tone77
3.08/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A big shout out to the legendary woodychandler for this beer. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a cloudy golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is mild, some notes of citrus. Taste is also mild, some citrus and wheat, a tad sour, kind of lacking in spice. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall, while not a bad beer, it seems to be lacking in flavor and drinkability.

tone77, May 22, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

Another6Pack, Jan 21, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

st9647v3, Apr 11, 2014
Photo of Ragingbull
4.7/5  rDev +42%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Perhaps one of the best white ales that I have ever had if not THE best. Cloudy straw color with an average head. Some pungency of fruit in the nose. The flavor is smooth and feels nice in the mouth. Almost a syrupy quality to the mouthfeel. The finish emits a flavor that both my wife and I agree makes you think you are drinking a wine. I think its great, but will admit that its a unique enough beer I could see some folks not liking it. I gave it an A.

Ragingbull, Jul 14, 2008
Photo of tvv375ia
3.33/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

poured from can into pilsner glass

A-traditional BMC gold color with about a 1/2" head that faded away rapidly

S-slight orange citrus followed by even fainter malt

T-not a lot going on here either a little of the orange and spices it says that it is brewed with but not much in the way of malts or hops

M-carbonation ok but it is pretty thin and watery

O-better than most BMC offerings but not much in the way of anything resembling complexity, but if I were in SC I would probably pick this every time over BMC

tvv375ia, Sep 21, 2011
Photo of BeTheBall
3.33/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A little bland for my tastes compared to other more true representatives of this style, but slightly spiced, smooth and easy to drink. It went down easily after a hot day on the golf course. At $10 for a pitcher, the price was right.
A good session beer, but nothing outstanding.

BeTheBall, Jul 25, 2007
Photo of JasonTaverner
3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

JasonTaverner, Jun 07, 2013
Photo of Kubrickx
3/5  rDev -9.4%

Kubrickx, May 18, 2014
Photo of oline73
2.75/5  rDev -16.9%

oline73, Aug 05, 2014
Photo of weeare138
3.85/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appears a light, cloudy haze of light gold with a small white head that fades quickly. Tiny bits of lacing are scattered but seem to fade quickly as well.
Smell is of crisp wheat with coriander and citrus lingering.
Taste is of the same aromas with some pleasant spices that makes the taste good but there is no "wow" factor, which sort of holds this one down from being in a higher echelon.
Mouthfeel is of a medium carbonation and light brew with mild wheat and subtle citrus and spices with just a touch of hops. Very delicate and good in my opinion.
Drinkability is good. This is the choice for drinking outside in the Myrtle Beach and surrounding areas during the summer.

weeare138, Aug 15, 2005
Photo of patre_tim
3.34/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: Light honey or lemonade colour, slightly clouded, 2 finger white fluffy head, little carbonation.

S: Chalk, coriander seed, honey, lemon, slight floral.

T: Watery, slight coriander, chalk, lemon rind.

M: Medium body is watery and only a slight carbonation.

O: Would imagine this refreshing on a hot day in the South, or anywhere. Watery, reminding me of melted ice with the remains of an old lemon or gingerale soda. Like the can, love its from the south, refreshing and would go well with salads, light foods like cold meats etc.

patre_tim, Jan 19, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +28.4%

knave0927, Aug 30, 2014
Photo of cdizinno
4.03/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presentation: Poured into a pint glass from a 12oz. can.

A: Hazy golden yellow, almost lemon colored with a thin white film of bubbles.

S: Grainy, citrus and mild malty sweetness.

T&M: Mild sweetness with a nice crispness. Mild orange and coriander give this brew a nice taste. Light bodied and smooth.

Very nice brew.

cdizinno, Oct 08, 2010
Photo of Cozuma
2.79/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

With some of the other beers offered here this one being a flagship makes me sad. It isn't a bad beer but when you realize what this beer is and why they made it you understand why it's kinda lack luster. The color is hazy light golden, the kind of color you get with a wort using pale DME for a yeast starter. Smell is ok but kinda has a funk to it that reminds me of other beers that use large amounts of adjuncts like corn despite them swearing they don't use it. Flavor is a bland boring kinda of beer that appeals to the "mainstream" beer drinke. I didn't find much in the ways of complexity in this one, they state they use coriander and orange zest but it's either in the mash or only a tiny amount I didn't notice it at all. Thin beer that is all too drinkable, which is what they were shooting for a light beer that can be pounded on the beach with little damage to your gut.

Cozuma, Apr 03, 2014
Photo of daliandragon
3.35/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Picked up today on a whim at the Beer Dispensary in Apex. Pours a pale straw color and the head never really develops and instead just caps right away. Nose is grainy with a hint of orange.

The pieces all seem to be present in this one but it just doesn't pop. I get the wheat, the orange peel, the coriander, the yeast but they just don't mesh quite right. Mouthfeel is missing that Wit delicateness. It's not bad, just pedestrian. Carbonation is there initially then totally deserts the brew.

Not terrible but not something to take a road trip to Myrtle Beach for.

daliandragon, Mar 05, 2011
Photo of Loki
3.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a cloudy gold wheat with very little head. Yeasty, citrus flavor very typical for a hefe. Very light tasting hefe, not watery but lacking full flavor. Very light spice that the brewery claims. This reminded me of a light hoegaarden. Not bad, but not great.

Loki, Apr 29, 2003
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New South White Ale from New South Brewing Co.
77 out of 100 based on 75 ratings.