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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
Ranking:
#35,168
Reviews:
62
Ratings:
271
pDev:
14.05%
Bros Score:
3.98
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
60
Trade:
0
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Photo of cdclark81
3.23/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

There are better Belgian Whites, but this isn't bad. Light citrus smell and taste, good yellow cloudy color.

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Photo of Bdwesq1
3.67/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jmcconn1234
1.25/5  rDev -65.6%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

Photo of Warrec
4.75/5  rDev +30.9%
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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Photo of Kinney1989
4.25/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StJamesGate
3.97/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Milky sunflower yellow with snowy fizz. 4
Rubber, flowers, and herb. 3.75
Cream of wheat, slight clove, some orange peel, and herbal end. 4
Creamy, round, almost medium. 4.25

On target, if underpowered. Silky wheat body, plus oats. Resists the temptation to do White IPA hopping; strictly traditional. Does the simple things right. 4

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3/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of woodychandler
4.16/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I am continuing a swath of total destruction & annihilation of the Bottle Backlog here at Chez Woody! I only have a couple from Full Pint, but they are next up. Afterwards, it is on to Fish Tale Ales and the babes of Old Dominion.

From the bottle: "White Lightning [-] 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"; "Beer Nerd Stats: Malts: Pilsner, Wheat Vienna, Flaked Oats, Barley Hops: Northern Brewer O.G. 13.5 IBU 18 Alc. By Vol. 6.0%"

I Pop!ped the cap & got an aggro pour started to keep everything in suspension. This resulted in the formation of two-plus fingers of dense, foamy, rocky, bone-white head that took its time in falling. Color was an absolutely cloudy Golden-Amber (SRM = > 5, < 7) & looked like a Witbier should. Nose was heavy on the orange peel, but I was also getting a lot of pepperiness from both the adjunct spices as well as the yeast. Mouthfeel was medium with a lot of carbonation, giving it a tickling sensation on my tongue. Hee hee. It just seems appropriate to put on George Jones' version of "White Lightning" as the soundtrack. The taste was citrusy and spicy, but as Los Hermanos Alstrom said in their review: "... this one had a leg up on most with its sheer balance alone. Nails all of the characteristics you look for in this style ..." Amen to that! I am not a big fan of the style, generally, but this was really nice! More often than not, Witbiers taste like the spice rack fell into the boil, overwhelming everything else. Here, there was a breadiness from the malt, a nice orange citrusiness & just enough spice to be refreshing without being overpowering. I beg to differ, though, in that the finish struck me as dry, mostly because of the inclusion of spices. I agree that it is a very good beer & one that I would definitely want on a hot, humid summer's day. Now, could you maybe put it in CANs? Please?

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Photo of emptyglassagain
3.72/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tdm168
3.6/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ckollias
4.1/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jagada
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of XsoldoutX
3/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of dzb5359
3.2/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sbeaver_44
4.23/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
4.04/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

It pours a very bright and hay yellow and with a very stereotypical witbier look. The nose has some surprising elements of clove, but otherwise this beer just tastes like how a very good witbier should.

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3.71/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SABERG
3.74/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Enjoyed on draft at the House Cafe in Ohiopyle PA.
A - Hazed, lemon yellow. A quickly dissipating cap with strong carbonation.
S - Orange and coriander, nice wheat nose.
T - Bright flavors, tropical fruit, and a gently applied hop bitter.
M - Light in body, carbonation accentuates this, exceedingly fast exit off the palate.
O - A well crafted Wit, superb on the hot day I had it.
Cheers

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3.83/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of FreshButterbeer
4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Cnote_crafty_1
5/5  rDev +37.7%
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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3.56/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PhillyNole
3.71/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ItsBeer4Me
3.9/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.64/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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White Lightning from Full Pint Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.63 out of 5 with 271 ratings
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