White Thai | Westbrook Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Westbrook Brewing Co.
South Carolina, United States
westbrookbrewing.com

Style: Belgian Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
This beer, inspired by the flavors of Southeast Asian cuisine, is a twist on the classic Belgian witbier style. Instead of the traditional coriander and orange peel spicing regimen, we add fresh lemongrass, ginger root, and a dash of Sorachi Ace hops. The result is a wonderfully refreshing ale with notes of lemon candy, citrus fruit, and a slight spiciness from the ginger. Best served at 45˚F in a tulip or wine glass.

16 IBU

Added by kkipple on 01-04-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#25,766
Reviews:
160
Ratings:
980
pDev:
10.7%
 
 
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3.58/5  rDev -4.3%
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4.1/5  rDev +9.6%
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On tap at the Main Street Publc House.
Straw yellow with generous three fingers head which lingers.
Aroma is coriander, ginger, citrus.
Intriguing flavor mix grounded by the wit beer coriander, with ginger and lemongrass incorporated harmoniously.
Light and very refreshing.
Made to order for a 95 degree Carolina evening.

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Photo of Smakawhat
4.06/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the can into tulip glass. Canned March 26th 2018.

Fluffy topped three finger white head, quite bright actually with good retention. Body color is a pale orange, with nice dark yellow glow and a little bit opaque quality to it. A few bits of linear white carbonation rise along the sides of the glass.

Real nice crafted aroma. Big notes of corriander but more so lemongrass. A nice perfume like sweetness, trends a little soapy slightly though too. Chewy sensing malt like wheat bill, almost bakery soft as well. A few touches of citrus orange and lemon round out. Real neat smelling brew.

Very nice tasting palate if a bit jarrring. A good chewy mouthfeel, with a mid palate that is quite spicy and flavorful. Large touches of hot basil, with a lot of peppery flavor. Sweet finishing spices with mixed amounts of lemon, and a big corriander and lemongrass herbal finish. Great amounts of thai basil heat on this which goes into an almost black licorice like quality.

Real nice flavor on this, but it's also a bit strong and takes away from the base beers character. However, it's still very nice and enjoyable, and quite impressive in many ways.

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3.37/5  rDev -9.9%
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Photo of Beejay
3.94/5  rDev +5.3%
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A: Pale yellow in color with a white head and several floaties.

S: Light grain and perhaps a rice aroma, slightly tart with ginger and lemon grass.

T: Interesting brew, ginger and lemon grass for sure, citrus, lightly tart, and slightly fruity.. Rather lovely.

M: Light in body, lots of carbonation, and a dry mouthfeel.

O: Overall pretty enjoyable, everything I've had from this brewery has been excellent.

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4.13/5  rDev +10.4%
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4.5/5  rDev +20.3%
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Unfiltered dark orange with light lacing on the glass good balance to aroma lots of citrus not too Hoppy good feel on the way down one of my favorites

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Photo of 52Skiman
3.23/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Brand: White Thai, Westbrook Brewing Company
Style: Spiced Belgian-style witbier
Purchase container: 12 oz. (355 ml) can
Served in: Weizen glass

Appearance: Unfiltered, translucent dirty orange color with lots of floaties, very thin very short-lasting cream-colored head, no lacing
Aroma: Malty, yet fruity, citrusy
Taste/flavor: Well-balanced. Very complex: Initially, sweet, but then fruitiness and spices take over, somewhat refreshing, drying finish with a strange astringency. An unusual brew
Mouthfeel: Medium body, moderate carbonation, strange drying finish, probably the ginger root?
Overall: This is certainly not a middle-of-the-road adjunct lager, it is, after all, a spiced Belgian wit bier. Even knowing this going in, it is still an oddly flavored (do not take this in a bad way) spiced beer with an unusual mouthfeel and texture. It may be an acquired taste, but one that is well-worth trying again.

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4.06/5  rDev +8.6%
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4.08/5  rDev +9.1%
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Poured to an Ora et Labora taster.

A: Body is yellow-ish to orange-ish with a crystalline pour. When pouring, a one finger thick head appeared but it just fainted to a non-existent head after a while, showing little to no retention.
S: The aroma is incredibly savory, with orange peel, coriander, dandelion and ginger being such a fruity and herbal beer. It's amazing.
T: Taste starts off with a dandelion to ginger connection, moving on to the orange peel. It's so flowery it resembles a powered saison. It then ends with a bland weak finish of a witbier that is subpar, which is the only thing that's not good about this beer. If this was a BPA it could probably be a lot better.
M: Body is medium but clear. Carbonation is medium but velvety. Alcohol is unnoticeable, bitterness is low and sweetness is also low, having mild tart legitimacy.
O: I find it very interesting to have thai-ingredient-infused beers. The first one was Oedipus' Thai Tripel and it was very interesting. This is also a good thing to try every once in a while.

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White Thai from Westbrook Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.74 out of 5 with 980 ratings