White Lightning | Full Pint Brewing Company

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271 Ratings
White LightningWhite Lightning
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:
61
Avg:
3.74
pDev:
13.9%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
59
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 271 |  Reviews: 61
Photo of Dweedlebug
3.49/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dacrza1
3.51/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

DATE: April 23, 2016... OCCASION: seeking refreshment after a long day of charity car washing and baseball in the Meadows... GLASSWARE: Victory Rare Vos pint... APPEARANCE: sizzles as it pours a murky, bubbly yellow-blonde body with a rim of uneven of-white froth... AROMA: orange peel and lemon zest, with lightly toasted oats providing a pleasant, inviting aroma... apple and pear may come courtesy of the Northern Brewer hops, as does the wood pulp... PALATE: medium-bodied for a white ale; reasonably vibrant, with enough effervescence to refresh... leaves a slight aftertaste that is bitter and lemony... TASTE: Is the secret spice ginger? Grains of Paradise? Either way, the flavor is lemon, coriander, orange, apple and pear, and a sweetening pepper... the malts are not as pronounced as the label may suggest, but oats and toasted grains give the taste buds much to mull... OVERALL: not going to replace my favored wits, this is a serviceable, sessionable (although the label states 6% ABV) summer evocation... the sum is greater than the weight of its individual parts...

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Photo of Omnium
3.87/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of swalter
4.04/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Mnteti
3.99/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cyber_phoenix
3.68/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bjm2133
4.09/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of ppavlinich
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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Photo of Brewlinson
3.88/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CMG-PSU
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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Photo of Bloodyickes
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nrbw23
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of FrancisM12
3.51/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TopherBreski
3.83/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Cloudy yellow with a lot of carbonation. Decent smell of Orange and malt. Taste is fantastic but a little bit too much carbonation in my opinion.

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Photo of Brown120
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of joecon
3.64/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ajm5108
3.25/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of dandaugherty1221
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Eziel
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Flipper316
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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Photo of Bsterner4
3.95/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Very good - local imitation of a La Fin Du Monde and they did a pretty good job. Nice bready, yeasty aroma and flavor.

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Photo of Latarnik
3.25/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of khargro2
3.52/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.98/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From BeerAdvocate Magazine #76 (May 2013):

A gem in hiding. Having had numerous Witbiers in our travels, this one had a leg up on most with its sheer balance alone. Nails all of the characteristics you look for in this style and a bit bigger than usual at 6% ABV, but still drinkable nonetheless.

STYLE: Witbier
ABV: 6.0%
AVAILABILITY: Year-round

LOOK: Hazy straw, lots of lace

SMELL: Orange peel, pithy, yeasty, bready, mildly spicy, coriander

TASTE: Incredibly smooth, slightly creamy, very bready, spicy, hint of alcohol, orange peel, zest, coriander, nutty, ripe plums, semidry finish

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Photo of micromaniac129
3.68/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Not one of my favorite styles because it seems to easy to go overboard on the spice mix.
And that's the case here. Way too much corrinder, it gives the beer a celery taste and smell.

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