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Wheat Beer - Witbier
Ranked #100
Ranked #21,711
3.9 | pDev: 10.77%
Stone Brewing
California, United States
Notes: Brewed with Bergamot orange peel and coriander, Stone Dayfall Belgian White is quite possibly the finest beer ever created for drinking in the sunshine. While we may be known historically for our IPAs, our brewers have been brewing incredible Belgian-style beers for years, and they have a few Great American Beer Festival medals to show for them. This beer is brewed to be loved by Stone diehards as well as new fans who may prefer to stay away from double IPAs and imperial stouts.
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HalfFull from California

3.52/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle poured into a pint glass. Dayfall pours a lightly hazed lemon with a nice finger of foam. Smell is strongly dominated by added spice and fruit notes. Limited yeast presence. Taste follows with subtle twangy wheat notes and more orange peel. Nicely carbonated for the style..... Overall not a very interesting take on a preferred style but I guess I am a tradionalist. And Stone clearly claims this not to be such an animal. Easy drinking, pleasant, but not intriguing. Another example of American brewers unwilling to step out of their traditional ale making parameters of time and temperature.

Today at 06:03 AM
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defunksta from North Dakota

3.77/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pours a slightly hazy (~20% opacity), medium orange color with a small white head. SRM of 8-9. (3.75)

Aroma: Mild aromas of orange, bubblegum, bergamotsome bready Belgian spice, and wheat. Slightly medicinal and citrus overall. (3.50)

Flavor: The flavor follows with more orange, bergamot, bubblegum, and aspirin qualities. Some band-aid before a smooth wheat and bready finish. Finishes with an orange and bread malt sweetness. Smooth. No bitterness. Leans malty. (4.00)

Feel: Medium-bodied. Low carbonation. Finishes smooth and an orange sweetness lingers. (3.50)

Compared to Bells White 6/11/21: Pours a darker and hazier color. Milder aromas. Less Belgian spice, pepper, and coriander. More bubblegum, and medicinal qualities.

Overall: This was not exactly the "Belgian witbier" I was expecting. This one is not that. Huge amount of orange flavors here. Orange, Orange peel, and Bergamot. The bergamot is strong, but adds nicely. It drinks like a more tasteful Blue Moon. That is probably the most similar beer I would compare this to. Not exactly to witbier style, but extremely delicious and drinkable though. (Final Rating: 3.77)

Yesterday at 01:38 AM
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chinchill from South Carolina

3.89/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle.
Pours with a hazy, straw colored body with a decent white head.
The aroma of this style is rarely pleasing, and this example is no exception. The flavor, however, is exceptional.
Overall. While the end product remains true to the style, the use of Citra hops and Bergamot oranges elevates this to, perhaps, the best American version of a Belgian White.

Thursday at 02:13 AM
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HarlotBronte from District of Columbia

3.61/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

L: Pours a hazy gold with a 1 inch foamy head
S: Orange
T: Crisp, clean, orange with slight spice. Hoppier than most of witbiers.
F: Medium bodied and nicely carbonated
O: Good, but my preference is for less hoppy witbiers (Hoegaarden). Wouldn’t buy this again.

Wednesday at 12:53 AM
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DrDemento456 from Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very clean wheat beer by stone! Good orange peel and balanced wheat flavors. Is it too hoppy? I guess that is stones style but it's good! I would buy it again!

Jun 01, 2021
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izraelc from New York

2/5  rDev -48.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours a hazy pale orange. Skunky aroma. Not a good start. Super bitter start and immediately falls flat. Skunky aftertaste. No flavor. A hard pass for me.

May 07, 2021
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OK_Denise from Oklahoma

3.77/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Overall, a very nice example of the style. The flavor does have an orange citrus flare to it and the smell is lightly wheat, orange, and spices. The initial taste has a bit of a hoppy nudge to it but the finish is smooth and fairly dry. I enjoyed it and recommend that you give it a try.

May 05, 2021
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realJohnnyHobo from Maryland

4.1/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Stone makes great beer, but I think the market shifted so dramatically that a lot of places don't carry their newer stuff, thankfully I was able to come across this 'gem'. A belgian wheat style beer with a california twist, but a nice take on original. Let's see how this Americanised version stacks up compared to the renowned Pierre Celis Hoegaarden or even Allagash White.

A very beautiful unfiltered, naturally for the style, colour of oranges. Similar to Allagash a huge hoppy character in the nose, alongside underlying notes of orange and spice. Huge favor! The first sip gives a good amount of coriander up front, bergamot citrus is soft but not too overpowering, the wheat notes are considerably clean and refreshing. This is a winner by the way of flavour. Keep this one slightly warmer and allow the esters of the hops to really shine, this beer is really what summer is about and gives Allagash White a true run for one of the best Witbiers from the States. Mouthfeel is slightly soapy, in a good way, soft and there is a dryness about the entire pint.

All that said... the beer is more comparable to the Celis brewery in Texas when Pierre came to Austin and begun to brew a revamped, hoppier example of the original Hoegaarden he famous restored to popularity. This is a very hop driven beer, and like Allagash aren't really as 'tame' of a beer as Hoegaarden. Within the style though I think this is a summer must have for anyone who loves a good witbier.

May 04, 2021
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ChainGangGuy from Georgia

3.98/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a pale, hazy, golden body with a medium-sized, whitish head.

Smell: Sweetish, welcoming, orangey nose with a pairing of wheat muffin and (light) ground coriander.

Taste: Soft, honey-kissed wheat ahead of the bright, citrusy orange-lemon component of the peels. Enjoyable tangy tartness. Backing of coriander spicing. A bit more crunchy wheat on the back half with spiced citrus on the finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium-light carbonation.

Overall: What is going on with national brands these days, in a world of 'drink local' mentality but also the "I don't wanna drink the same beer twice" mindset? Beyond barely making out "STONE" on the six-pack paperboard carrier handle, I wasn't sure whose beer this even was at first. Anyhoo-- not a bad little witbier, without trying to go in any wild, unwarranted directions, and, provided its competitive in pricing, would make for a lovely pool/beach/lake beer in the summertime.

May 02, 2021
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malrubius from Vermont

4.34/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottle. Hazy orange with lasting head and lace. Light and complex coriander orange aroma with some wheaty tang. Meium light orangy sweetness with a hint of grassy wheat. Very mild orangy wheaty grassy finihs. Medium light soft body low carb. Very delicious and refreshing, though not up to the level of Allagash and other top wits. .

Apr 14, 2021
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Suds from Missouri

3.87/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a twelve ounce bottle, this brew is a hazy straw color with an absolutely incredible head. Tall, thick, firm, and brilliantly white. The aroma is Grassy with a bit of spicy hop notes. Balanced with a silky smooth mouthfeel. Drinkable and flavorful.

Apr 11, 2021
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Urk1127 from New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

hazy yellow/orange smells of dry coriander. Lemon. Orange. Cracker. Taste is coriander up front. Followed by sweet orange. Citra hopped and it lends itself well. The citrus adds to the coriander and it compliments it. Kind of dry. Not as happy as you’d think but I will say it’s equal parts Wit and equal parts hops but it’s actually balanced. I did not expect this from stone. I’ve had hoppier wits. If you like wit or want stone to surprise you give this a try.

Apr 02, 2021
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VABA from Virginia

4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy yellowish color with a slight head and nice lacing
Aroma has wheat, coriander and orange peel hints
Taste has a pleasant wheat, coriander and orange peel flavor
A light bodied well carbonated beer
A good Belgian Witbier

Apr 02, 2021
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MonDak_Joe1953 from Minnesota

4.03/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12oz bottle. Etched on bottle is '56211959R'.
Cloudy, pale gold colored body. Thick white cap. Rings and partial sheets for lacing.
Aroma of citrus orange and graham cracker.
Taste is orange, lemon and lime. Has some coriander spice and graham cracker. Abrupt end to the aftertaste, with a bit of citrus remaining.
More than medium mouth feel, with a creamy texture. Really dries out after each sip. Good carbonation.
A beer that keeps requiring another sip because the previous one dries out in the mouth. On point from an experienced brewery.

Mar 28, 2021
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milkshakebeersucks from Maryland

4.15/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy gold appearance with an average size white head and decent lacing. Aroma develops after it sits a bit; wheat, a little on the sweet side, yeast, coriander, some citrus, all result in a unique offering. Flavor is grainy and zesty, somewhat tart, with hops pushing back with a herbal spicy bite. Aftertaste reflects the same qualities. Medium-to-light bodied, nicely carbonated mouthfeel.

Mar 26, 2021
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rudiecantfail from Pennsylvania

3.94/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle poured into a Duvel tulip glass.

L---Cloudy, golden color. White head has so-so retention, but left very nice lacing.

S---Yeasty. Advertised orange rind and coriander show up.

T---Lightly spicy, mostly the coriander. Orange is there as well. Vaguely fruity.

F---Fairly light & bubbly.

O---A nice one from a quality brewery.

Mar 21, 2021
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