White Lightning | Full Pint Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Full Pint Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States
fullpintbrewing.com

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
This Belgian-Style White Ale combines a complex malt character with sweet orange peel, coriander and grains of paradise. The end result is a shockingly refreshing wheat beer that can be enjoyed all year long.

Belgian-style Wheat Ale brewed with Spices

Malts: Pilsner, Wheat Vienna, Flaked Oats, Barley
Hops: Northern Brewer
O.G. 13.5
IBU 18

Added by goblue3509 on 06-11-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
271
Reviews:
62
Avg:
3.74
pDev:
13.9%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
59
For Trade:
0
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5/5  rDev +33.7%

Photo of Cnote_crafty_1
5/5  rDev +33.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Full Pint Brewing White Lightning Belgian White Ale 18-IBU's, 6.0 ABV.
Look: Pale yellow, very hazey, thick with clouds.
2 inch white head that dissapates to a ring with with some lacing. The look reminds me of a lemon meringe pie.
Smell: Lemon, orange, spice, wheat.
Taste: Lemon, orange, coriander, spicey bite at the end(maybe because of the grains of paradise/and/or hops).
The spices gives it an earthy quality that adds to the complexity slightly.
Feel: Super light, fluffy like a cloud of citrus hitting your tongue, or lemon flavored cotton candy. It is sweet, but not too sweet.
Overall: This is really one of the most well balanced and consistently great tasting American craft wheat brews I have had. Beware, you'll want to drink this one very fast which could end up in overintoxication. Since it has the light and fluffy combination you won't even feel like you are drinking alot.

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5/5  rDev +33.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +27%

Photo of Warrec
4.75/5  rDev +27%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This is a personal favorite. Not quite as bubbly as I prefer, but incredibly mellow taste. Obvious citrus taste, goes down very smooth. Great for drinking by itself or with a meal.

Smell is great. You pick up the citrus right away. Decent ABV, and generally priced low.

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4.69/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5

Good bear great taiste

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4.68/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.75

this beer is amazing... i poured three quarters of the beer into my glass. laid the bottle on its side and rolled it around to get all of the unfiltered yeast off of the bottom. added it in on the final pour to go from bright and clear to creamy and thick. the smell was also amazing. sweet cirus notes. the taste was also outstanding sweet start sour middle todry finish just what i like. the mouthfeel was a little off putting kinda soft carbonation. could be better . over all one of my favorite local brews

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4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

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4.47/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great nose on this one. I mean, real good. Perfectly balanced yeast tones with some perfectly appropriate citrus tones. Heh. I stuck this beer in the refrigerator to avoid/delay trying it. Lol. I am genuinely laughing at myself for trying to scheme at avoiding trying this beer. Oops. Well...I suppose moments of regret are just part of life.

This flavor profile is well above par. Smooth yeasty funk with lemony citrus tones and spice edges as an accent. I'm just going to go ahead and be ballsy and put this witbier up there with Hitachino White Ale. From my point of view, it's bringing all the right characteristics for the style. I'm impressed; which I never expect for this style when it's from an American brewer. From my understanding, this is a real pain in the ass style to produce. But for some people, it seems like it's a cake walk.

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4.46/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This is one of the best wit beers I've ever had. Clean and crisp but still has a homemade feel to it.

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4.45/5  rDev +19%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Will def drink again and again.

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4.28/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

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White Lightning from Full Pint Brewing Company
3.74 out of 5 based on 271 ratings.
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