White Aphro | Empire Brewing Company - Brewpub

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Empire Brewing Company - Brewpub
New York, United States
empirebrew.com

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
White Aphrodisiac, or White "Aphro" is a Belgian-Style unfiltered Wit Ale. Featuring the perfect balance of Pilsner and Wheat Malt this beer incorporates Hallertauer Hops, lavender, ginger and lemon peel.

Added by Sammy on 10-27-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
150
Reviews:
17
Avg:
3.63
pDev:
14.05%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
50
For Trade:
0
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3.48/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.92/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.83/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.61/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.68/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.61/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.68/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.11/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.1/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.39/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

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3.71/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JerzDevl2000
3.62/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Traded for this a while back up in Totowa and just got around to it tonight. Witbiers used to be one of my favorite styles and though I tend to prefer more complex and stronger types of brews, there will always be a soft spot in my heart for something like this. As light and cloudy as it was, I can't quite say that I've ever had anything like this, as this was something relatively unique but still easy to enjoy and drink at the same time!

As was expected, the pour to this was blonde, cloudy, and fizzy. A moderate head rose up in my pint glass and quickly settled down as it was somewhat boisterous and full. Not a lot of lacing was left behind but there were a few soapy rings that held their own as I worked my way through this. Banana, clove, ginger, and lemongrass were in the nose with much more of the latter two to be found in the taste. This was almost "liquid perfume" as the beer was quite grassy and floral and had I had a Thai dish on hand, this would have been a perfect beer to pair it with. The Pilsener Malt gave this good body and a sour undertone while the wheat faintly came through all of this and held it's own.

The alcohol was quite light as it would have been easy to quaff another once this went down. While not a bad beer, this pushed the edge of what a Witbier could be and might not be everyone's cup of tea since the floral and sour aspects of it were just a bit strong. As a change, I welcomed this and would love to have one of these on a nice, warm afternoon. Worth a go once just to have something new that stood out from it's peers!

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4.44/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Doesn''t get much better than this. A solid witbier with plenty of cloudiness and carbonation and character. a real 3C. smooth and refreshing. can drink on a hot summer day or a cold winter night.

goes well with large soft pretzel and beer cheese, bratwurst, roasted chicken.....

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3.74/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.71/5  rDev +2.2%
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3.59/5  rDev -1.1%
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3.84/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.78/5  rDev +4.1%
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3.87/5  rDev +6.6%
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.93/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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White Aphro from Empire Brewing Company - Brewpub
3.63 out of 5 based on 150 ratings.
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