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
Reviews:
61
Ratings:
269
Avg:
3.74
pDev:
13.9%
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
58
For Trade:
0
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Reviews: 61 | Ratings: 269
Photo of Slatetank
4.1/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I enjoyed this one on tap so I figured I'd give it another go in the bottle -poured chilled from the brown 12oz into a tumbler similar in shape to the Hoegaarden glass

The color is golden and clear at first in the light with a thick white collar that collapses fast. the clarity becomes hazed as some yeast or spice particulate clouds the beer. The bead is tiny and lacing is minimal. The smell is good with plenty of wheat and slight banana esters from the yeast. The spices are moderate in the aroma and slight toasted cereal effect is noted. The feel is good with moderate carbonation and semi sweet slightly creamy texture with mild spice felt at first and increases as it warms. The finish is clean and dry.

The taste of this Wit is pleasant with a moderate amount of wheat creaminess in the flavor with slight tanginess of the yeast and slight spiced note. The spice flavor comes through more in the finish with a pepper-like quality and the subtle floral effect comes through with mild bitterness after the swallow. This is a refreshing beer all the way, the mild lemony edge with a good amount of yeast flavor and the spice creates a nice balance. I consider this a good example of the style and recommend trying this if you like witbiers or just want to have a quality sessionable wheat.

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Photo of IronCitySteve
4.1/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a cloudy yellow orange color with a nice two finger foam head that dissipates to a film. Has a moderate amount of lacing.

S: A good scent of orange, coriander, wheat and cloves.

T: The spice hits up front but is quickly balanced out by the wheat and citrus. Nicely balanced.

M: Very light crisp and clean taste on the palate. Nicely carbonated.

D: Easy to drink Witbier, perfect for hot summer days.

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Photo of nhindian
4.19/5  rDev +12%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a very light gold, deeper straw color with only about a finger's worth, if that, of creamy white head. Body is cloudy and well carbonated. Retention is fairly poor and there's a decent amount of lacing.

S - Smell is definitely spiced up with a wonderful bouquet of coriander, orange peel, citrus and lemon notes. Peppery, but complemented well with the citrus zest.

T - Taste has a nice combination of bready yeast, fruit, and spices. The front and mid palate are full of refreshing citurs, while the finish is nice and dry and spicy. Almost no hint of alcohol at all in this one.

M - Mouthfeel is light and popping with carbonation. Finish is crisp and dry which really helps the flavors pop as well.

D - Drinkability is high. The flavor profile is spot-on, and with almost no hint of alcohol, I could see this being a day-long beer during a sweltering summer day.

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Photo of Deuane
4.1/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A-Hazy golden yellow with a small white head that reduces to a thin cap and leaves spotty lace.

S-Nice notes of lemon zest, orange peel, a touch of hop spiciness and an underlying sweet bread aroma.

T-A nice combination of light spiciness, citrus and mildly tart torified wheat. This one packs a lot of flavour into a such a light package.

M-Medium-light bodied with plenty of lingering tartness and citrus zip. Sharp and fairly crisp even with themitro mix delivery.

D-Absolutely! This one packs a nice punch and delivers a flavour profile that really hits home with me. Light and refreshing with enough flavour to keep things interesting from start to finish.

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

Served in a weizen glass at Al's of Hampden. No garnishes.

A: The witbier is a golden yellow brew, hazy throughout. A small head, no more than a thin band, sets gently atop the wit.

S: The nose has plenty of orange peel, a sweet citrusy aroma. Wheat and pale malts generate a bready aroma with a tart finish. The crisp tartness in the finish sets the stage nicely.

T: The addition of nitrogen reduces the impact of the carbonation, allowing flavors to linger. That aids the curacao and wheat flavors, giving them legs. There is much more pale barley than wheat, creating a bready flavor that saves the wheat tartness for the very end of each sip. The witbier is very refreshing, better even than I was expecting.

M: The nitrogen-CO2 mix helps the mouthfeel, allowing the tart and fruit flavors to linger. I'd love to see a little more in the way of tart wheat.

D: Another solid beer from Full Pint. This one is light and very refreshing. A good ale for a warm September day.

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

Bought from the Beer Store in Moon, pours a slightly hazed golden hue with a bright white head fine lacing followed around the sides of my pint glass. Aroma has sharp coriander citrus wheat notes and evident spicy grains of pardise forming in my nares. Flavors drink well actually with a refreshing tart white ale presence...sharp wheat brings on some citrus qualities maybe a bit of citrus peels. Mouthfeel is medium bodied efffervescent light and spritzy carbonation, goes down easiliy. Another well made Full Pint brew, how many brewers does it take to screw in a light bulb, I'm kidding this is just solid good brewing I'm glad this was a collaboration white ale.

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Photo of cpetrone84
3.7/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Growler from Fathead's on a freshly tapped keg.

A-pours a hazy pale straw golden color with a pure white head.

S-the nose brings lots of bread, slightly doughy, a light yeast lingers in the middle as a spicy phenol steps in. there are some fruity esters in the back of banana and a touch of lemon.

T-the taste is more balanced with the wheat properties of the beer. hints of dry bread, nice yeast profile, the spice sets in at the middle, peppery phenols, almost latin spice, the fruity banana ester comes in behind with notes of tangy lemon.

M-soft and smooth of the tongue with a nice grainy backing, lively carbonation, would like a tad bit more but nothing to complain about. clean crisp finish.

D-solid wit, good balance of flavors. the finish is a little seltzer waterish and a hint more carb might have helped that. yeast strand could have added a bit more complexity but still tasty.

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Photo of OWSLEY069
3.53/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy yellow color with orange-ish hints and a white head. In the aroma, wheat notes and quite spicy and dry. In the taste, wheat notes, a small orange/ coriander citrus, and small spiciness. A spice like bit and a light bodied mouthfeel, with a semi dry orange peel aftertaste. A bit drier than a standard wit, just about average.

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Photo of mtnbikerpa
4.2/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a murky golden color with an off white head. Strong scents of citrus zest and biscuits. The taste also had hints of lemon and orange, yeast. Some spices such as clove and a hint of black pepper are evident in the flavor, but not over powering. Very well balanced and easy to drink. The mouthfeel is smooth. Normally I am not a huge witbier fan but I was very impressed with this one.

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Photo of brentk56
4.47/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a hazy honey color with a modest head that still manages to leave a considerable amount of lacing behind

Smell: Fragrantly fruity with a perfume of grains of paradise and to a slightly lesser extent, orange peel and coriander

Taste: On top of the wheat bread base, all of the flavor that I detected in the aroma literally blasts the tastebuds; by mid-palate, there is some tang and spicy yeast character that develops as well; the finish is well balanced and very fresh tasting

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate to high carbonation

Drinkability: One of the best wits I have tasted, domestic or Belgian; consider me impressed

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Photo of goblue3509
4.07/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy yellow color with a two finger head which stays around for a little bit and leaves good lacing. The aroma has a caramel malt backbone with hints of spice as well as a strong lemon scent and hints of orange. The taste was of a sweet malt backbone with a nice lemon and orange flavor to it. There is also hints of yeast and spice present. The mouthfeel is moderately carbonated. Overall there is a nice refreshing and sweet taste to this beer that makes it very drinkable. A very good summer beer, enough aroma and taste to keep you interested in it.

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White Lightning from Full Pint Brewing Company
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