Wahoo White Beer | Ballast Point Brewing Company

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3.55/5
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649 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:
#41,968
Reviews:
170
Ratings:
649
pDev:
12.39%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
18
Gots:
161
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 649 |  Reviews: 170
Photo of Justinprintz
2.9/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Caesars0331
3.53/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chinchill
3.31/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

From a 12 oz bottle.
Hazy golden body with s very good head.
Lightly tart and lemony flavor with some nice, mild, lingering aftertaste.
Mild bitterness.
Light body with medium carbonation.

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Photo of h8r
2.96/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Worst beer from Ballast Point I've had. Looks, tastes, and feels watery. Not quite sure what they were aiming for on this but I am sure they missed.

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Photo of paco1029384756
3.26/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Pours slightly hazy, low on carbonation for the style. Scent of fresh yeast, banana, light spice, wheat, and a hint or candi sugar. Taste is nearly identical; maybe a little more banana. The only real fault I find is the somewhat low carbonation.

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Photo of Valentno7
3.58/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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

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

Photo of sechil93
4.68/5  rDev +31.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A- Pale straw color, with a white head. When you pour it, has a lot of head, then after a little bit it disappears. Little to no lacing.

S- Fruity (orange) and spicy (coriander), also you can smell a little citrus tones in there like lemon and lime. Malty and yeasty as well. For some reason it has a little funky scent too.

T- very balanced, orange and yeast tasted. Towards the middle you can totally taste the spices. Does not have a long lasting tale. You taste it then it leaves the mouth immediately.

M- light bodied, little carbonation.

O- I really like this beer, its very easy to drink and so yummy! Would recommend it to anyone!

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Photo of glinnebur
3.44/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of cjgiant
3.27/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Bottle dated early April:
Poured a hazy golden with hints of white. The head didn't build too high and dissipated quite quickly. Thin edges of white head remained. This beer seems too dark, too clear, and not very heady for the style.

The nose seems better, coriander, a hint of banana, some orange - a bit of spice and citrus on a witbier base.

Taste is similar to nose, checking the boxes for the style. However, the feel is almost more like a lager: a tad watery, with decent (but prickly) carbonation. The beer does have a nice earthy end with a twinge of spice bite.

Quite disappointed in this beer. It's drinkable and not off in any way, it just doesn't seem like a typical witbier.

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Photo of TrulySlide
3.93/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of 2dogbrew
3.48/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

An average wit at best, hoped for more from BP. Didn't get much yeast character in here.

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Photo of ufellc
3.77/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Heavy Distinct clove, banana, orange notes from the yeast shine through. Distinct sweetness. Overall easy drimking

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

Photo of InspectorBob
3.52/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of milwaukee512
4.74/5  rDev +33.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Ballast Point might be the best brewery in the country. I am not a huge fan of most regular White beers, but Wahoo has such a complex flavor and smell that it would be easy to mistake it for a much more expensive brew like Goose Island's Matilda. Seriously impressive.

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Photo of Beer-A-Lot
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mleblanc25
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hopmeplease
3.44/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ShanePB
2.79/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Beer served from a 12 ounce bottle

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Photo of Lard_City
3.91/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Spicy carbonation when I open the bottle. Tastes like home brewed wheat which is a good thing. Nicer color and clarity than my home brew. Very refreshing but a bit pricy.

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Photo of rwshelton2
3.71/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of apf
3.79/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Wahoo White Beer from Ballast Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.55 out of 5 with 649 ratings