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:
#41,577
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 Fettpopps
2.5/5  rDev -29.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Duffman79
3.84/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of fakedeadgirlfriend
3.41/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Toynk
3.62/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of curtisjoseph
3.49/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gajo74
3.54/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Had it on tap at the Station House in Forrest Hills, NY.
Pours a hazy straw and slightly orange color. The modest bubbly head soon dissipates into a very thin and broken ring like lace that soon disappears. The aroma is kind of clean at first with only a mild scent of orange peel. Then, a sweet honey, floral and perfume like aroma hit the nose and is pleasant.
This is a light bodied and crisp beer. The taste is typical Witbier; orange peel, wheat and coriander.
Overall, this is a beer that is easy to drink. It is certainly light enough to be a session, however, due to the thin body and non complexity of the taste, I do not find it flavorful enough to have more than one of.

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Photo of JeanJacketLover
3.01/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of dar482
3.7/5  rDev +4.2%
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 +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jrb378
2.56/5  rDev -27.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
3.91/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of detroitpat
2.77/5  rDev -22%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of plaid75
3.52/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 03fatboy
2.68/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of BrokenEdge
3.67/5  rDev +3.4%
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 +11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 13tido
3.59/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Karibourgeois
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
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 +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of craigmj7
3.89/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of waddellc2
2.75/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of mikecampbell411
4.63/5  rDev +30.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Chuckletheturtle
3.99/5  rDev +12.4%
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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Wahoo White Beer from Ballast Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.55 out of 5 with 648 ratings