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Little White Lie - Russian River Brewing Company

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Little White Lie
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86
very good

176 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 176
Reviews: 57
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 12.3%
Wants: 11
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Russian River Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: xlperro on 07-17-2004)
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jxb345

California

3/5  rDev -21.5%

07-07-2013 00:02:21 | More by jxb345
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DaPeculierDane

Wisconsin

3.68/5  rDev -3.7%

Gilded white body on the lighter side of the style. Completely opaque. Thin white head. Aromas of bready malts, light citrus, coriander, and pepper. Flavor is very in keeping with the style – orange peal and coriander with a touch of pepper. Light refreshing body. Balanced and slightly creamy.

08-01-2007 20:03:16 | More by DaPeculierDane
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California

4/5  rDev +4.7%

07-15-2014 04:20:42 | More by aquazr1
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rob133

California

5/5  rDev +30.9%

11-14-2011 23:25:44 | More by rob133
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Bike2work


4/5  rDev +4.7%

05-29-2012 15:03:54 | More by Bike2work
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Schlafly33

Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

07-01-2014 12:30:50 | More by Schlafly33
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sloejams

California

4.2/5  rDev +9.9%

A good buddy of mine travels to the Russian River valley every so often. Do I use the term "good buddy" because he always comes back with something delicious from Russian River Brewing Co? Perhaps.

This trip he returned with a couple of growlers including the Little White Lie. His words, "it's a lot like Hoegaarden". I like Hoegaarden, even now that InBev went "Roger and Me" on the city bearing the beer's name. Well, I still like the taste - that is. I gots no love for InBev. Anyhow, this ale is very Hoegaardeny.

It pours a cloudy straw white. The smell is of wheat, clove, orange peel and the slightest bit of coriander. The taste brought the sweetness of the spices out over the backbone of the wheat. Tasty. Tasty like Hoegaarden. I find that American wits overdo the coriander a lot of the times. This one did not. In fact, I'd say that it was even more subtle in use than Hoegaarden itself.

But all of this was not any surprise to me. Vinnie Cilurzo is a master brewer. This is another fine offering.

12-07-2006 01:27:24 | More by sloejams
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watermelonman

California

3.85/5  rDev +0.8%

This arrived with a very pale, near white color, without much head to speak of. It left a minimalistic lace.

The smell was very appealing. It did have the perfume-like qualities of other beers within this style, well-blended with a good amount of hops detectable in the smell as well as the taste. The malts had to take the back seat but are still apparent. The taste was decent but not too exciting.

The mouthfeel was nice and solid and the beer is definitely easy to drink.

08-13-2004 00:43:08 | More by watermelonman
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RBassSFHOPit2ME

California

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

03-31-2014 04:45:01 | More by RBassSFHOPit2ME
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buzzword

California

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

08-03-2013 16:55:12 | More by buzzword
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blabaer

California

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

03-08-2014 02:48:58 | More by blabaer
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fthegiants

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

06-13-2014 04:07:05 | More by fthegiants
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Booman

California

5/5  rDev +30.9%

11-15-2011 03:29:56 | More by Booman
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j_jahn


4/5  rDev +4.7%

04-27-2012 16:24:13 | More by j_jahn
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SamuelR

California

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

05-17-2014 17:20:48 | More by SamuelR
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BeerAmbassador

Arizona

4.18/5  rDev +9.4%

This beer poured a hazy light golden color with a very creamy head. It almost looked like meringue and stuck around for a while. Aroma was lemon, dried orange, coriander as well as some other floral notes that I couldn't pinpoint. Slight bitter but pleasant finish. This white ale is a bit more assertive than most that I have had in general but still very good.

02-19-2011 05:39:00 | More by BeerAmbassador
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MiScusi

California

3.68/5  rDev -3.7%

On tap at Russian River.

A- pours a clear cloudy pale yellow color. Standard for what it should look like.

S/T- Heavy on the unmalted wheat. Lots of wheat in the aroma and flavor. More tilted toward the tangy and corriander flavor and less on the citrus.

M/D- Not bad overall. I like the witbiers that come out a tad more citrusy... this one was a bit drier and wheaty. Still tastes good but not one of my favorites.

06-17-2008 06:06:57 | More by MiScusi
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bouncepass

California

4/5  rDev +4.7%

02-25-2014 04:58:03 | More by bouncepass
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California

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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Illinois

4/5  rDev +4.7%

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Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

05-09-2013 00:22:29 | More by waddellc2
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jbhollis1180

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

05-01-2014 16:42:41 | More by jbhollis1180
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jonbonfon

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

08-07-2013 04:16:11 | More by jonbonfon
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California

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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California

4/5  rDev +4.7%

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Little White Lie from Russian River Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 176 ratings.