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New South White Ale - New South Brewing Co.

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New South White AleNew South White Ale

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35 Reviews
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Reviews: 35
Hads: 93
Avg: 3.34
pDev: 12.87%
Wants: 0
Gots: 12 | 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:
Beer added by: Loki on 04-29-2003

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.
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Photo of Ragingbull
4.64/5  rDev +38.9%
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.

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Photo of nickthetick
4.17/5  rDev +24.9%
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.

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Photo of cdizinno
4.03/5  rDev +20.7%
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.

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Photo of DWilliams76
4/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on-tap. It's a local beer so I thought since its getting warmer why not? I'll give it a try. Nice white ale -- or I guess a witbier. Straw colored gold with a white head. Not much in the way of smell other than the orange hints. It's not an IPA so its not overpowering in that way. It had a very drinkable taste. You could have several of these. Overall, this a very drinkable local beer. I like it.

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Photo of drowninginhops
4/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Portofinos On The Wharf in Georgetown SC for my birthday. Served in a standard pint glass. If you go request Todd, he was a fantastic waiter.

A: Standard wit. Cloudy straw with white head 2 finger that receded quickly

S: Orange and coriander.

T: Refreshing orange. Slight spice from the coriander.

M: Very nice.

D: High. Not the kind to drink a lot of because of how sweet it is, but I would not think it out of the ordinary to put a couple away with a meal with no difficulty.

Sorry for the brisk review. It was at a party so I could not take the best notes.

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Photo of weeare138
3.82/5  rDev +14.4%
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.

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Photo of illpass78
3.79/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

6 oz. on tap at the brewery.

Appearance: Hazy straw with a big white head.

Aroma: A little clove, some wheat, some grass. Lemon, too.

Taste: Follows the nose. Pretty standard wit flavors.

Mouthfeel: Light and easy.

Overall: Pretty well executed wit. Good beer for a hot day.

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Photo of brewdlyhooked13
3.78/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance - a slight haze to this golden lemony beer. A standard white cap hangs around for a minute before evaporating down and holding at a thin cover.

Aroma - dusty, powdery grain. A slight whiff of sweetness. Whether that is due to the grain, hops, or something else, I can't tell.

Taste - refreshing, clean malts. Complementary flavors of orange and coriander provide some character without getting very sweet or heavy. Clean on the swallow and finish, carbonation cleansing the palate somewhat.

Mouthfeel - light but with a note of smoothness. Good crispness, well done.

Drinkability - an easy session beer found locally on my trip to Myrtle this summer.

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Photo of homersimpson
3.78/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Hazy pale straw colored with a dainty white lace.
A citrus tang touches the malty nose over a light frothy body.
Starts out a bit mild and carbed, but moves quickly to a nice wheatiness. Slight esters give it a sweetness that is similar to the aftertaste of an orange, maybe?
Finish is long and the wheat shines through to the end souring slightly as it goes.
Closer to a definite style than their usual.

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Photo of Tone
3.55/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear, gold color. 134 inch head of a white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of hops, slight floral hops, slight pale malt, slight coriander, sweet malt, and a hint of lemon. Fits the style of a Witbier. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of hops, hint of lemon, slight pale malt, slight floral, hint of sweet malt, and a hint of coriander. Overall, good appearance, decent aroma, blend, and body.

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Photo of JISurfer
3.52/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I have been wanting to have this one for a while. Finally got it on tap at the Kickin' Chicken on James Island. I saw the beer and wondered why they called it a White Ale. There was nothing white about it, other than the head. The brew itself was actually a light amber color. I thought they had brought me the wrong brew. They told me it was the right one though. The brew's smell was quite fruity, mostly of the citrus origin. Along with that, there was the light hint of the hops. The taste was a little bit different though. I thought it had a bit more in the area of the malt area with the citrus undertones. I figured this one would be great with a slice of orange in it. All in all an ok beer. Not really a Witbeer or White Ale, but a good beer none the less.

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Photo of WVbeergeek
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%
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.

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Photo of woodychandler
3.35/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

This was a gift from Beav42 and it took me a while to get a picture approved. Now that it has been, I am ready for another CANQuest (TM) beer. Thanks, Dave!

From the CAN: "Ale Brewed with Spices"; "Refreshing Ale Brewed with Just a Hint of Coriander and Orange Zest"; "Always Fresh and Satisfying".

The Crack revealed yet another craft CAN filled near to the brim! The Glug produced a thick, dense finger of bone-white head with good retention. Color was an extremely cloudy golden-yellow, very much like fresh-squeezed grapefruit juice. Nose was both spicy and orange citrusy. Mouthfeel was slightly thin with a light presence of the spice and zest noted on the label. It seemed a bit muted and could use tweaking. Finish was pleasant and certainly refreshing, but I still feel like its flavors were somewhat muted for the style. It would be worth CANsidering for the cooler on a hot, humid summer's day.

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Photo of patre_tim
3.34/5  rDev 0%
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.

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Photo of BeTheBall
3.33/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

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Photo of daliandragon
3.33/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

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Photo of tvv375ia
3.3/5  rDev -1.2%
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

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Photo of Loki
3.3/5  rDev -1.2%
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.

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Photo of ChristianBlack
3.28/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I picked up a can of this after having their IPA. Looks good: orange with lacing of white. It had an okay head. There was a little orange smell there. Not much. The taste of this seems kind of average. Not terrible by any stretch. It tastes like a white beer. It just doesn't have that, "This is really refreshing... give me another" taste. Good carbonation. I would give this a little better than average rating.

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Photo of AlexJ
3.28/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Hazy apricot pour with a dense, but brief head of white. Large, cascading bubbles allows for a thin veil to remain.

Typical aromas of sweet and tart citrus, wheat, and coriander spice.

Flavor is decent, but nothing out of the ordinary. Sweet citrus and slightly tart wheat flavors along with powdery fruit and spicey coriander.

Light mouthfeel feels fuller due to big bubbles. Slick, quenching texture. Easily quaffable.

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Photo of ordybill
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from the tap at Pearlz Oyster Bar in Charleston, SC into a shaker glass.
Aroma- Citrus, coriander and some floral notes.
Appearance- A light murky yellow color with a medium sized white head.
Taste- Lightly flavored with citrus and maybe some coriander
Palate- A light bodied beer with moderate carbonation.
Overall- A beach beer, and for what it is made for it ain't bad.

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Photo of rlshep
3.21/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Aroma: Citrusy. Light spice. Wheat malt.

Appearance: Thick white head. Dissipates quickly. Light golden color. Very cloudy. No lacing.

Flavor: I notice raw wheat flavor immediately. Slight orange with hints of lemon. Low levels of coriander.

Mouthfeel: High carbonation. Thin mouthfeel. Alcohol not noticeable.

Overall: Light and refreshing. Lower level of spiciness and Belgian character than expected. Would drink several of these on a hot summer day, but doesn't exemplify style.

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Photo of wampahoofus
3.2/5  rDev -4.2%
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.

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Photo of Nickls
3.18/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

(From notes)

A - Very light yellow color that's only slightly hazy; poured with absolutely no head whatsoever

S - Lightly yeasty and citrusy, but a struggle to really pick anything out

T - Yeasty and a bit grainy only a faint hint of fruitiness/citrus; pretty bland

M - Watery, thin, and really muted carbonation

D - Not great drinking, and I'm not sure that this even qualifies for the style

Overall, wouldn't bother with this again if given the opportunity.

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Photo of tone77
3.08/5  rDev -7.8%
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.

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New South White Ale from New South Brewing Co.
78 out of 100 based on 35 ratings.