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:
16
Gots:
158
For Trade:
2
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Ratings: 641 |  Reviews: 169
Photo of JeanJacketLover
3.01/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of dar482
3.7/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

The beer comes in a hazy pale gold color.

The aroma hits of banana, clove, orange peel, sweet crackery malt, coriander, grain, wheat, honey.

The flavor follows with a crackery malt, hints of sweetness, orange peel, coriander, a bit of pepper, a dry finish with hints more of wheat flavor.

A medium minus to light mouthfeel without much body to speak of.

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Photo of 5EKF
3.56/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jrb378
2.56/5  rDev -28.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
3.91/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of detroitpat
2.77/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of plaid75
3.52/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 03fatboy
2.68/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of BrokenEdge
3.67/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured a hazy yellowish color with a thin head that dissipated quickly and left minimal lacing (but that seems to be a hallmark of the style, so I can't fault it too much). Smell was a lot of clove, some faint fruit (banana and orange mostly), and bread. Not as much clove in the taste, which was nice because clove can get overwhelming quickly, but there's some other spices I can't quite identify along with citrus fruit. Prickles the tongue nicely with both the spices and the light mouthfeel. Overall, really refreshing and easy to drink.

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Photo of pkjorgy
3.97/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 13tido
3.59/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Cloudy grainy pour with a white one-finger head. Aroma of yeast and grain. Taste follows the nose with grain upfront backed by light banana, coriander and clove.

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Photo of Bdel34
3.79/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of craigmj7
3.89/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of FaradayUncaged
3.66/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of waddellc2
2.75/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of mikecampbell411
4.63/5  rDev +29%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Chuckletheturtle
3.99/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I like the yeast in this one, So very much a part of the experience.

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Photo of NickTheGreat
4.37/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

L (4) - Clear to almost cloudy light yellow colored beer. Not much head, but what there is, is bright white. Really looks like a cider, in color.
S (4.5) - A spicy, almost peppery smell. A little bit of straw or unroasted grain smell to it. Intriguing!
T (4.5) - Tastes like it smells. At first, nice grain and yeasty taste. Finishes with that peppery taste. Very nice!
F (4) - A little too carbonated for my liking. But an easy drinking beer nonetheless.
O (4.25) - I had been putting off this beer in lieu of others in my cellar. But I really enjoyed it. I'm not a connoisseur of this type of beer, but I thoroughly enjoyed it, and will probably buy again.

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Photo of juicebox
4.18/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of MaxPowers
3.8/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of andrewjraab
3.71/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - pours a cloudy straw colored yellow with a white head that quickly fades.

S - Yeast, grains, fruity, banana.

T - Yeast forward, spices, coriander, lemon grass, banana, fruity, balanced by semi sweet malts, and finishes light bodied and crisp on the palate.

O - Solid offering that reps the style well.

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Photo of mothmanscott
3.6/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a slightly hazy pale straw producing a strong finger of white, finely bubbled, shortlived head that leaves no lace. Aromas is cracker, wheat, lemon, banana, orange zest, white fruits, coriander, clove, pepper, floral/herbal & grass. Taste is similar to nose but more robust: bread, wheat, lemon, white fruits, banana, orange, coriander, clove, pepper, grass & yeast. Finishes peppery & a little tart with hints of bread, citrus, banana & coriander. Afrertaste is nice balance of malt, spice & yeast. Mouthfeel is medium body & carbonation, creamy, smooth yet with enough spice to make it lively in the finish.

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Photo of Cotton_27
3.59/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dandaugherty1221
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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