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New South White Ale - New South Brewing Co.

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70 Ratings
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Ratings: 70
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 3.36
pDev: 11.31%
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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Gavage

New Jersey

2.55/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

The ale arrived looking weak - a very light off yellow color, extremely cloudy and some wisps of a head (if you can call it a head). My nose twinged on the unbalanced aroma of citrus, like an orange peel was under my nose. I was somewhat surprised that the citrus provided some decent tartness on the tongue but the ale seemed a little off balance. The malt was way behind the tartness. No crispness. After a few swigs, I lost interest and didn't even finish it.

I wanted to try this at another establishment, but did not find it on the rest of my trip. I left questioning the age of the keg or whether I received a first pour of the day as everyone had a bottle of bud in their hands. But this tasting was unimpressive for what should be a crisp and refreshing ale.

Serving type: on-tap

09-04-2003 23:33:10 | More by Gavage
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MuddyFeet

North Carolina

2.6/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Tangerine in color with just some slight haze. Nose was just hitning at some spices and wheat but not much else. Flavor was a bit understated and a tad metallic actually. Slight tints of wheat. Overly understated and unexceptional. Good enough in a pinch but I was happy to move after my single pint. Mouthfeel was light and had a metallic ting to it I thought. Not particularly fond of this beer.

Serving type: on-tap

11-16-2007 23:28:19 | More by MuddyFeet
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goblue3509

Pennsylvania

2.68/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a light slightly hazy yeloow color with a thick head which disappates to nothing with no lacing. The aroma is faint hints of wheat and orange present but not overly inviting. The taste is light wheat for a backbone with hints of orange but nothing over whelming. The taste was typical of a wit but without the complexity of a very good wit. The mothfeel is moderately carbonated and slightly creamy. The drinkability is okay, its a very easy drink but not something you would want over and over. You could do a sixer but it wouldn't be your first choice.

Serving type: can

08-16-2010 22:49:26 | More by goblue3509
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

2.75/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pours out a hazy, faint, pale yellow body with a small-sized, sudsy white head.

Smell: A light maltiness hinting a faint sweetness in the nose and just a touch of a honeyish quality.

Taste: Particularly pale maltiness with a trifling wheat character and a hint of honeyish sweetness. Low coriander and, here we are, waiting for some citrus that never really presents itself. Still, a light maltiness, a light pinch of coriander on the sweetish finish.

Mouthfeel: Light-bodied. Medium-light carbonation.

Overall: It's light, lacking and it's only real fault is it's friggin' boring, BUT, it's a beer from Myrtle Beach sold in Myrtle Beach -- it's hot, it's sunny, and, damn, these people need refreshment, so that's probably what it's going for and I won't begrudge it for that.

Serving type: can

05-25-2012 18:13:21 | More by ChainGangGuy
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Cozuma

Indiana

2.79/5  rDev -17%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

04-03-2014 12:23:19 | More by Cozuma
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jamiesessions

South Carolina

2.95/5  rDev -12.2%
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

Serving type: on-tap

11-04-2009 03:38:23 | More by jamiesessions
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nimrod979

Maryland

3/5  rDev -10.7%
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.

Serving type: can

05-27-2012 18:36:20 | More by nimrod979
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Kubrickx

Illinois

3/5  rDev -10.7%

05-18-2014 13:23:59 | More by Kubrickx
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rayman2112

New Hampshire

3/5  rDev -10.7%

07-11-2014 18:42:01 | More by rayman2112
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Danny1217

Florida

3/5  rDev -10.7%

06-02-2014 21:32:00 | More by Danny1217
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NoCurse2012

South Carolina

3/5  rDev -10.7%

04-21-2013 20:04:57 | More by NoCurse2012
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Brinks

Alabama

3/5  rDev -10.7%

03-12-2014 18:22:09 | More by Brinks
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Hopyard57

New York

3/5  rDev -10.7%

07-05-2014 01:14:18 | More by Hopyard57
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nukem5

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Picked up some local brews on a beer run while on vacation at Myrtle Beach. This was one of them had never heard of them and guy at counter said they were new.(Maybe to the store dont know)

A: Upon pour this looked just p[lain whole lot of foamy top but by the larger bubbles knew it would not last long.

S: Aroma is of wheat and as the can states just a hint wasall you get.

T: Taste is about what I expected with the thinner pour and light aromas, very light wheaty and not a whole bunch of flavor but I found out they taste better icey cold on a hot beach than sitting and relaxing at home.

M: Mouthfeel is on the thin watery side with no lacing and very little carbonation, I did like this aspect reminded me of a true ale as tasted over in Wales in various Pubs.

O: Overall an ok beer with at least a drinkable quality not a drain pour.

Serving type: can

08-10-2012 01:14:14 | More by nukem5
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Carolina_Craft_Beers_Club

South Carolina

3/5  rDev -10.7%

10-26-2013 13:29:59 | More by Carolina_Craft_Beers_Club
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Lob

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -10.7%

07-25-2012 02:41:55 | More by Lob
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avalon07

South Carolina

3.05/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Poured from a can to pint glass. Had a pale yellow color and a slightly hazy texture. There was a half inch of foamy head that quickly dissipated. No lacing to speak of.

S: A very mild, almost undetectable aroma of malt, and citrus.

T: Tasted of malt, with some lemon and a just a hint of coriander. Like the smell, the taste was very mild and thin. Did not have the vibrancy of other witbiers.

M: A fair amount of carbonation with a somewhat slick finish. Light-bodied.

O: This is a decidedly average and forgettable beer. Not offensively bad, but not something I'd drink twice.

Serving type: can

06-18-2011 12:06:59 | More by avalon07
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

3.06/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This citrusy-spiced wheat beer has got to be a hit at the beach! Where temps are high and the sun is strong- its these conditions that beg for these highly refreshing Witbiers. But does their own locally made brand hold up?

As the ale pours, its exuberant turbulence builds into a lathery and sprite separation of foam from ale. With a murky golden body underneath, its head is loosely knit but also looking like structural sea foam. Eggshell white in its stain, the beer's head falters sooner than preferred and leads to minimal lace.

Musty wheat aromas are deeply earthen with tones of grain and sod. A quick reprieve of citrus and spice wash over the wheat and barley for a refreshing orange and coriander brightness to save the day. Lemons, sulfury apples, and wet hay give final impressions as I take the first sip.

Its grainy-sweet taste is partly of dried barley but also of bready wheat. These malts allow for a fruity and spicy balance to play out overtop with all the citrusy flavor that the nose suggests but leading with dried bitter orange peels. That's all counter to soft coriander, white pepper, and a tinge of clove. The taste closes with spicy bitterness of grapefruit pith, straw and a smack of cast iron-type minerals.

Light on the palate, the ale has a zingy white wine character from its lifting carbonation and its Belgian-esque acidity. Becoming playfully fruit, the ale weakens considerably in the middle and leads to a somewhat watery finish that exposes just enough grain-derived astringency as it does hop bitterness or yeast spice. Its understated warmth is lightly minty while coriander provides echoes in aftertaste.

I rather enjoyed this "fun-in-the-sun" type of beer, even though a few glaring weaknesses play out. But outside of "critique mode", this ale would really hit the spot on those hot summer days by the sand!

Serving type: can

11-14-2013 05:22:18 | More by BEERchitect
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tone77

Pennsylvania

3.08/5  rDev -8.3%
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.

Serving type: can

05-22-2011 14:16:21 | More by tone77
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wampahoofus

Pennsylvania

3.18/5  rDev -5.4%
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.

Serving type: can

07-15-2011 20:24:34 | More by wampahoofus
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Nickls

District of Columbia

3.18/5  rDev -5.4%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

08-24-2009 00:03:16 | More by Nickls
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rlshep

Ohio

3.2/5  rDev -4.8%
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.

Serving type: can

07-30-2010 01:06:23 | More by rlshep
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EDuncan


3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

07-05-2014 14:56:20 | More by EDuncan
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Vodomagoo


3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

07-10-2012 04:22:36 | More by Vodomagoo
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Loki

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -3.3%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

04-29-2003 16:05:36 | More by Loki
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New South White Ale from New South Brewing Co.
78 out of 100 based on 70 ratings.