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:
149
Reviews:
17
Avg:
3.63
pDev:
14.05%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
50
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 149 |  Reviews: 17
Reviews by StJamesGate:
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3.88/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Growler from Beer Universe, Saugerties, NY.

Hazy champagne with bone white head.
Banana Belgian nose.
Tart yellow apple, coriander bite, preserved lemon peel and grassy hops finish.
Crisp, light, slight chew.

Good, bright, easy if not complicated wit. Spicing is well judged and the yeast doesn't overwhelm, though I don't get ginger or lavender (or the ABV, which some report as 6.3%) Way summery.

How have I missed this brewery before now?

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of LXIXME
3.82/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dhmxray
4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Shuls
3.6/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of Griffith
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Sammy
3.42/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Enjoyed on tap at the brewpub with the brewer Tim Butler. The Aphrodiasac gruit ale with a big dose of yeast, that now overpowers it in smell, in taste,and also bulks up the mouthfeel. Unfiltered, more head on a light brown body. This is the more popular version, but it is way too yeasty for me, and the sourness has all but disapeared.

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Photo of tdm168
3.84/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gshoes3
3/5  rDev -17.4%

Photo of Roguer
2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

Photo of avisong
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of tempest
3.58/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Had a couple pints at DBA in Brooklyn. The hazy, pale yellow beer was crisp and very drinkable on the hot summer. The wheat was soft and subtle, like a good wit, but the spicing was bigger and crisp, giving the beer an American edge. So yeah, it's a departure from a Hoegaarden or Allagash White, but it's a tasty beer worth checking out.

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Photo of tdoug870
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of DavidGross
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of beerman999999
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of KTCamm
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of dgeebs07
3.97/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nyrblue2
4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of HarpuaCritz
3.28/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A little bit unbalanced. The lavender is way overdone. Great beer for a Snake bite though

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Photo of logicalparadox
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Delicious!

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Photo of campfirebrew
3/5  rDev -17.4%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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White Aphro from Empire Brewing Company - Brewpub
3.63 out of 5 based on 149 ratings.
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