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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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1.5/5  rDev -54.7%

brpendergast85, Aug 17, 2014
Photo of ygtbsm94
2.25/5  rDev -32%

ygtbsm94, Jul 27, 2014
Photo of Gavage
2.55/5  rDev -23%

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.

Gavage, Sep 04, 2003
Photo of MuddyFeet
2.6/5  rDev -21.5%

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.

MuddyFeet, Nov 16, 2007
Photo of goblue3509
2.68/5  rDev -19%

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.

goblue3509, Aug 16, 2010
Photo of oline73
2.75/5  rDev -16.9%

oline73, Aug 05, 2014
Photo of ChainGangGuy
2.75/5  rDev -16.9%

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.

ChainGangGuy, May 25, 2012
Photo of Cozuma
2.79/5  rDev -15.7%

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 MichaelProcton
2.88/5  rDev -13%

MichaelProcton, Aug 29, 2014
Photo of jamiesessions
2.95/5  rDev -10.9%

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 nimrod979
3/5  rDev -9.4%

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
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3/5  rDev -9.4%

Kubrickx, May 18, 2014
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3/5  rDev -9.4%

rayman2112, Jul 11, 2014
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3/5  rDev -9.4%

Danny1217, Jun 02, 2014
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3/5  rDev -9.4%

NoCurse2012, Apr 21, 2013
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3/5  rDev -9.4%

Brinks, Mar 12, 2014
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3/5  rDev -9.4%

Hopyard57, Jul 05, 2014
Photo of nukem5
3/5  rDev -9.4%

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.

nukem5, Aug 10, 2012
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3/5  rDev -9.4%

Lob, Jul 25, 2012
Photo of avalon07
3.05/5  rDev -7.9%

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.

avalon07, Jun 18, 2011
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3.06/5  rDev -7.6%

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!

BEERchitect, Nov 14, 2013
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3.08/5  rDev -6.9%

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
Photo of wampahoofus
3.18/5  rDev -3.9%

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
Photo of Nickls
3.18/5  rDev -3.9%

(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.

Nickls, Aug 24, 2009
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New South White Ale from New South Brewing Co.
77 out of 100 based on 75 ratings.