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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
Ranking:
#39,588
Reviews:
170
Ratings:
642
pDev:
12.39%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
17
Gots:
158
Trade:
2
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Photo of NeroFiddled
3.96/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Ballast Point Brewing Co. "Wahoo Wheat"
12 fl. oz. brown glass bottle, coded "WH 206 17124 12:35"
$2 @ Weis, Conshohocken, PA

Notes via stream of consciousness: It's amazing the number of beers I've tasted before and never reviewed; although you can't let that get in the way of enjoying yourself so sometimes you just have to put the reviews aside. This one, however, is one I'm quite familiar with, so I must have assume I'd already reviewed it. The appearance is not that great, and the head drops quickly and the lacing is OK but nothing more, but the aroma is right on for the style: lemony-orange, wheat, and some dull coriander - you know it's a witbier without even tasting it. The flavor follows, and although it's a bit sweetish that's OK, and the combination of wheaty malt and lemony citrus is quite nice, and some mildly phenolic yeast adds another level of depth to it (is there a hint of banana in there as well?). A mild bitterness helps to balance it, less than 20 IBUs for sure, but with the little bit of coriander and the citrus, and I think some peppery notes from the yeast, it finishes mainly dry as some of the malt steadily erodes - you don't want it to finish too quick, or too spicy, so it works just fine as it is. It's just a satisfying and refreshing beer, and thinking about it I've probably had 4 times as many 22 oz. bottles of this as I have 12 ouncers, all by myself! It's medium-light in body and gently effervescent. Whoops, I see now that the 22 oz. bottles were actually "Wahoo Wheat Beer" so I take that part back. Kind of, I'm pretty sure it was the same beer. But what about style? How does it stack up against the Belgian-style witbier guidelines? Pretty well I think. All of the ingredients, including the yeast are clear, and it's nicely balanced and highly drinkable. Could it be better? Yes, but there are beers from Belgium that could be better too. I'll take this as it is. It's great for a summer day, and yet it also works all year long. Nicely done!

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Photo of PA-hunter
3.79/5  rDev +6.8%
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 Shanex
3.8/5  rDev +7%
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 -3.9%
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 -14.1%
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 -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of duvel1979
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Brew_ski
3.77/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jeremiah_Nelson
3.77/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rice_Nate_25
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dvmin98
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of basaywhat
3.04/5  rDev -14.4%
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 -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of FreshButterbeer
4/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MMOSNN
4.11/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerMeister8
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Avatar113
3.34/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of HardyA
3.81/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sachie23
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cambabeer
3.28/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Antc2382
3.43/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of anon
2.89/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of vabeerguy
3.46/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of drsoapy
2.07/5  rDev -41.7%
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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2.6/5  rDev -26.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

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Wahoo White Beer from Ballast Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.55 out of 5 with 642 ratings
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