Lemongrass White Ale | Bootlegger's Brewery

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Bootlegger's Brewery
California, United States

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Summer

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Added by womencantsail on 07-02-2011

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3.08/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

A: poured from a 22 oz bottle into a pint glass, yellow orange with no head at all, cloudy, looks like cider

S: heavy on yeast, wheat, banana, clove, cardamon, slight lemon

T: slight lemon freshness, hint of orange, heavy on the heffeweizen yeast flavors

M: lacks carbonation, slightly oily

O: their other offerings are much better

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3/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.51/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Bottled on 7/24/15. Lot: 15142.

Pours a murky whitish-orange with a foamy off-white head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Foamy swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of grain, earth, spice, yeast, dried citrus peel, and slight lemongrass aromas. Taste is much the same with earth, spice, yeast, dried citrus peel, and slight lemongrass flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with solid traditional witbier characteristics, but the lemongrass presence is quite subtle all around.

Serving type: bottle.

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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.3/5  rDev -2.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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4/5  rDev +18%

Appearance: Light yellow, like white whine, with a big white head.

Smell: Lemon, yeast.

Taste: Belgian yeast, citrus, spices (pepper, lavender).

Mouthfeel: Thin and crisp with plenty of carbonation.

Overall: Good hot weather beer (it was about 90F when I had it). Packs a lot of different flavors in, while none of them are over the top. Reminds me of a light saison.

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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -18.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

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3/5  rDev -11.5%

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3/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I'm not a big fan of " summer " beer but I like a crisp pilsner or Hefe, or APA.

This is bland, tame, and I get less lemongrass than expected.

. Snooze city, BUT: if you are a fan of light summer beer without strong flavors
: it might hit the spot

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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -26.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +25.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of Vanlingleipa
3.85/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy gold that is typical of a wittebier. Small head, sticky lacing that clung to the side of a tilted glass. Not shocking, the aroma of lemongrass was strongly present.

And the citrusy taste of lemongrass was the first tongue sensation when sipped followed by a creamy sensation and a grain flavor. Very refreshing.

I bought a growler home and drank with thai food. Excellent combination.

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Photo of womencantsail
3.63/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On-tap at Bootlegger's

A: The pour on this one is a hazy pale yellow color with a massive white head.

S: The lemongrass aroma is really almost overpowering. Lots of coriander is in there as well. A bit of wheat and bread, but they're sort of drowned out by everything else. Light citrus peel and some white pepper.

T: A lot of citrus peel flavor and a strong woody, lemongrass flavor. There is a nice sweetness of wheat bread and a nice bit of sweet spices and esters. Just a hint of pepper and maybe even a hint of vanilla.

M: The body is medium and the carbonation is a bit on the high side.

O: A lot better than my previous Bootlegger's-lemongrass experience. Not something I'd drink a ton of, but good.

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Lemongrass White Ale from Bootlegger's Brewery
Beer rating: 3.39 out of 5 with 23 ratings