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White Aphro | Empire Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Empire Brewing Company
New York, United States | website

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Sammy on 10-27-2009

BEER STATS
Reviews:
14
Ratings:
118
Avg:
3.58
pDev:
44.13%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
32
For Trade:
0
User Reviews
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Reviews: 14 | Ratings: 118
Reviews by ThePorterSorter:
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3.84/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This beer is a great summer wheat beer. I remember going to Empire more excited about the beer than the food, so my expectations were high. I wanted my beer to pair well and be light and refreshing after a hard day working.

I believe the 3 additions to this wheat beer were ginger, honey, and lavender. The honey and lavender are what really seemed to stand out when I was deeply inhaling aromatic particles for my olfactory nerves to indulge upon. There is just something so interesting and floral about this beer, a last glimpse of summer contained in a wheaty-herbal complex. The beer went well with my seafood-rice-blue cornbread dish.

Unfortunately I prefer my witbiers to have a bit more of a protein haze, so it is definitely going to lose some points on appearance. Otherwise I was quite fond of this beer and will order it again next summer when it becomes available.

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

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3.82/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dhmxray
4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.6/5  rDev +0.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of Sammy
3.42/5  rDev -4.5%
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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3/5  rDev -16.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

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3.58/5  rDev 0%
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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4/5  rDev +11.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

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3.97/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of HarpuaCritz
3.28/5  rDev -8.4%
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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4/5  rDev +11.7%

Delicious!

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3/5  rDev -16.2%

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

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4.28/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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White Aphro from Empire Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 14 ratings.
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