Wahoo White Beer | Ballast Point Brewing Company

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3.55/5
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648 Ratings
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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:
#41,618
Reviews:
170
Ratings:
648
pDev:
12.39%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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18
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Ratings: 648 |  Reviews: 170
Photo of moundbz
3.85/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of bobbyhands
3.51/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of aphamer
3.66/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of flagmantho
3.79/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz can into my Val-Dieu goblet.

Appearance: silvery-white hue with a light haze and effervescence. Head pours a thin layer of frothy white foam.
Color's nice but head is nothing special.

Smell: nice and refreshingly wheaty with just a hint of fruity esters. I like it.

Taste: much like the aroma, the flavor is subdued yet satisfying. It's got a good wheaty character with just a hint of graininess and a hint of banana. Not bad at all.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a decent level of carbonation and creaminess.

Overall: while this beer is not particularly intense in any dimension, it is very drinkable. I feel like I could quaff a sixer of this at the beach, no problem.

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Photo of gregcordle
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Redgoatman
3/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of SoleBriety
4.23/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JNPIII127
4.42/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GreenEggsHam1
3.69/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tillmac62
3.91/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy gold. Outstanding head volume, very poor lacing and retention.

Outstanding nose of coriander with hints of wheat coupled with orange.

Heavy light body with a bit of smoothness in the texture. Slightly below normal carbonation with a hint of effervescence in the middle and a fair burst in the finish.

The outstanding flavor profile is a bit weak on intensity, fairly complex and perfectly balanced. It begins with a moderate sensation of slightly spicy coriander that adds orange undertones as it progresses towards the middle. The middle produces a balancing biscuit that just hints at sweetness. The finish is a slow fade of subtle orange.

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Photo of Hohnbaum
3.69/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of A-Sox
3.06/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Strat58cat
3.93/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Pure refreshment.

Pours a very light, verging on white color. Head suds up a little bit but then subsides immediately. Very little lacing. It's a wheat beer.

The smell is delicious. Coriander and orange peel backed by moderate hops for balance and the underlying wheat malt.

The taste is awesome. It is perfectly refreshing after working out on a hot day.

The feel is thin, but combined with the flavors makes for a very refreshing ale.

Overall, this ale is terrific.

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Photo of mrovelli
3.78/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Yancey82
3.98/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of thisXwar
2.33/5  rDev -34.4%
look: 5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Ginger! Not for me

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

Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Antg8989
4.55/5  rDev +28.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Look: Pours a pale straw with a quickly diminishing white head.
Aroma: Coriander up front, orange peaking through.
Taste: Sightly tangy with just the right amount of orange.
Feel: Medium high carbonation.
Overall: Refreshing and a great example of the style. A little pricey for the low ABV.

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Photo of BDeibs
3.4/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MShloss
3.43/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of crwrunner
3.35/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of helpingphriendlybook
3.67/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Wahoo White Beer from Ballast Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.55 out of 5 with 648 ratings