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:
151
Reviews:
17
Avg:
3.63
pDev:
14.05%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
50
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 151 |  Reviews: 17
Reviews by TheBrewo:
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3.97/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer was served from the tap at Tap and Mallet in Rochester, NY. It arrived in an Anchor pint glass glowing a pale wheaty yellow coloring. It held a half finger head of creamy white bubbles, showing lower retention. Sheets of wet and dripping lacing were left once the head was gone. There was a thick haze to it, with no sediment, and active carbonation. The aroma gave fresh lemon, eucalyptus, wheaty malts, pale toasty malts, light piney and grassy hops, dirty yeastiness, mineral, and stony grit. Our first impression was that there was surprising freshness, with a big lemony cleanse to the palate. As we sipped, bittering wheaty bite, eucalyptus freshness, and resiny hops from the nose hit first, with a quick following wash of sweeter lemon flesh and gritty honey sugars. The peak came with the smoothness and saltiness of cashews, more honey sweetness, and the bite and dryness of an herbal tea. We finished with more cleansing lemon, chalky wheat, and the green prickle of fresh plant sap. The aftertaste breathed of lemon, plastic phenols, big spice of pepper, dirty and pale wheatiness, and black tea tannins. The body was light to medium with a creamy feel, while carbonation was lighter and foamy. There was a wet coating to the mouth, with dripping cleanliness and coolness. There was no real coating, or much dryness. The abv was appropriate, and the beer drank easily.

Overall, what we liked best about this beer was the uniqueness throughout. There was big plant quality of eucalyptus through the nose and flavoring. This afforded both a cleansing and inviting air from the start. This also mixed well with the lemon and wheat inherent to the style, giving a clean and classic, yet interesting, twang.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of csmartin6
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 acurtis
3.4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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%

Photo of hoppymcgee
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%

Photo of JohnQVD
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of Chugs13
4/5  rDev +10.2%

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White Aphro from Empire Brewing Company - Brewpub
3.63 out of 5 based on 151 ratings.
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