Wahoo White Beer | Ballast Point Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Ballast Point Brewing Company
California, United States
ballastpoint.com

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Previously known as Wahoo Wheat Ale

A fresh, unfiltered brew perfect for lazy summer days.
Our Wahoo White is brewed with unfiltered, un-malted wheat and oats that give it a distinctive cloudy complexity. True to the Belgian tradition, this Witbier boasts a refreshing, citrusy flavor thanks to the orange peel and coriander we add to the boil. This makes Wahoo an ideal beer for year-round beach weather.

Added by beernut7 on 08-26-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
641
Reviews:
169
Avg:
3.59
pDev:
12.53%
 
 
Wants:
17
Gots:
158
For Trade:
2
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Ratings: 641 |  Reviews: 169
Photo of PA-hunter
3.79/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured 12oz bottle into snifter glass. 4.5% abv

Appearance- Dark yellow, white medium head quick to dissipate. Opaque haze

Smell- Wheat, honey, coriander

Taste- Mixture of barely and wheat grains, bready. Sweet honey notes with hints of orange. Finishes dry with a touch of coriander spice.

Mouthfeel- Medium light in body with medium carbonation.

Overall- A refreshing witbier brewed true to the style. Very smooth. Good malt base. Agreeable beer.

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Photo of JakeScully
3.8/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured the 12 oz bottle into a hooegarden glass,

Pours a solid white foam fading fast. Taste and smell are citrus, lemon, and fruits.

Overall great and the ''hooegarden'' of the new world. Cheers!

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Photo of WoodBrew
3.41/5  rDev -5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I bought this off the Binny's single shelf. It poured a slightly hazy orangish with no head and no lace. The scent is weak wit. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink. The mouthfeel was lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall it's ok.

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Photo of The_Beergery
3.05/5  rDev -15%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Bottle from end Oct 2016, so about 6 months old. Pour is cloudy golden haze due to unfiltered nature, with a one finger white head of froth. Dominant aroma is of bread, cereal, and dough - not getting any fruit or spice, but could be due to age of bottle. Tastewise is light, some sweetness, mixed with sourdough, hints of orange peel and coriander. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with soft carbonation and not much finish

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Photo of cliff1066
3.39/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of duvel1979
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Brew_ski
3.77/5  rDev +5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jeremiah_Nelson
3.77/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rice_Nate_25
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dvmin98
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of basaywhat
3.04/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle. Pours hazy yellow with small white head. Aroma of wheat, coriander, pepper, citrus. Taste is light citrus bitter with honey sweetness. Body is light and fresh with average carbonation.

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Photo of Sheepdog6
3.44/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of FreshButterbeer
4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MMOSNN
4.11/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerMeister8
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Avatar113
3.34/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of HardyA
3.81/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sachie23
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cambabeer
3.28/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Antc2382
3.43/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of anon
2.89/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of vabeerguy
3.46/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of drsoapy
2.07/5  rDev -42.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

If you like coriander then you will like Wahoo. It's not for everybody including me. I read a review that thought it was skunky and that was my first impression but mine was fresh. My first pillar of beer is If you have to add a flavor to the basic beer formula you are taking a chance. It is not for me and I had no preconceptions because...oops...I did not read the label. I am not partial to cloudy beers although I don't discount them on first go but if you make it unfiltered you better get it right. Sorry. Not right

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Photo of Beerbirdnerd
2.6/5  rDev -27.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.6/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Hazy yellow color with off-white head. Aroma is mostly yeasty with coriander and wheat notes. Taste follows with coriander, quite intense yeast flavors and slightly bitter finish. Light body with medium carbonation. Overall it's a true to style witbier with a good amount of coriander but a bit too yeasty for my taste.

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Wahoo White Beer from Ballast Point Brewing Company
3.59 out of 5 based on 641 ratings.
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