White Thai
Westbrook Brewing Co.

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Westbrook Brewing Co.
South Carolina, United States
Ranked #108
Ranked #22,757
3.74 | pDev: 10.96%
Jun 25, 2023
Jan 04, 2011
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
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Rated: 3.87 by Buck_Jones from Michigan

Jun 25, 2023
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Reviewed by Chilltrey

3.87/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25
I felt that the beer had a very smooth character, coupled with some notes of herbs and light ale. It has medium to low carbonation, and a lovely light flavor. One of the better beers i've enjoyed. I drank it from a can (like a beast) and found it incredibly easy to drink. For such a light beer I loved the wheaty tones and felt they complimented perfectly to the indian inspired herbal notes. I got flavors of ginger, lemongrass and a slight bready alcohol finish.
Mar 27, 2023
Rated: 3.59 by Cm55

Jul 02, 2022
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Rated by Newbeergeek1 from Maine

3.08/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Just barely ok for my tastes.
May 26, 2022
Rated: 3.8 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Feb 28, 2022
Rated: 3.5 by RiceOwls27 from Texas

Jan 22, 2022
Rated: 3.27 by Thanatosbat777 from Georgia

Dec 11, 2021
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Reviewed by RaulMondesi from California

3.68/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
First and foremost, your main man is not a fan of Witbiers. That being said, I can spot quality a mile away like watching Teddy Ball Game hit balls off a tee at the age of 6. And here, we don’t have a Teddy Ball Game Beer, we have one of those random black and white pictures on baseball reference of some dude from the 1890’s that played ball for a few years, but retired to be a farmer to make more money.

Nov 27, 2021
Rated: 2.68 by cmsfish from Minnesota

Nov 27, 2021
Rated: 3.75 by Meddwol from Michigan

Nov 23, 2021
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Reviewed by chitoryu12 from Florida

4.15/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Look: Hazy pale yellow. Two fingers of thick, bubbly head with extremely long retention.

Smell: Ginger, banana, lemon peel.

Taste: Lemon peel, very mild ginger, floral hops with mild bitterness, clean finish.

Mouthfeel: Creamy, with very high carbonation.

Overall: A very refreshing and complex beer.
Aug 13, 2021
Rated: 3.96 by jera1350 from Minnesota

Aug 09, 2021
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Reviewed by jmdrpi from Pennsylvania

3.81/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
12 oz can, poured in to glass

hazy light yellow in color, bright white head. strong aroma of herbal Belgian yeast, ginger and lemongrass. similar flavor, drier finish. thin bodied, fizzy carbonation
Jul 29, 2021
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Reviewed by BucBasil from Rwanda

4.05/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A: Poured from the 12oz can into a pint glass. The beer is a cloudy hay-golden color topped with a 2 finger white head that dissipates quickly.

S: Banana bread and clove as expected, along with a bit of lemon and spice. Didnt get ginger but the smell is nice and bright.

T: Ginger makes an appearance right up front, then lemon and spice. Bready midpalate with banana and bubblegum. Finish has a slightly yeasty kick with honey and clove. Very carbonated but light.

Overall a pretty easy-drinking beer that would go well with lots of different foods. The unique aspefts of the beer werent as noticeable as I expected, but the beer itself is a good representative of the style.
Jun 25, 2021
Rated: 4 by TheDoak from Florida

Jun 13, 2021
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Reviewed by Sigmund from Norway

3.65/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
355 ml can, Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 5%. Very pale yellow colour, only slightly hazy, moderate white head. Strong aroma of lemongrass / lemon and ginger, a hint of dill. Wheaty flavour with distinct notes of lemongrass and citrus, also ginger, with a hint of dill in the very moderately bitter finish. Nice and refreshing, definitely a beer I’ll have again - especially in summer.
May 08, 2021
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Reviewed by Tony210 from New Jersey

4.02/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a clear light straw color, massive white foamy head that refuses to dissipate. Pleasant Esther aroma, I get banana, cloves, allspice. Flavor follows nose; ample esther flavor of banana and clove. Semi sweet, carbonation adds to a creamy texture. Overall a good Belgian wheat beer, will buy again.

12 oz can dated 2/3/21
4 rating

Apr 30, 2021
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Reviewed by Jugs_McGhee from Colorado

3.45/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
First gut impression on my first can from the $10.99 USD sixer:

Soft feel on the palate. Brief impression of faint ginger. Lemongrass I wouldn't find in a blind taste test, but looking for it with the knowledge it was used, I can find it. Sorachi Ace hops here aren't as I remember them (in beers that showcase them well like Brooklyn Brewing's titular brew) but I do like its hop profile...it's not the overhopped witbier many American breweries turn out.

Highly drinkable. Would pair well with Asian food. Seems they succeeded at executing the premise well given their goals, but I'd still sooner nab Allagash White when craving a traditional witbier. Nice work from Westbrook in any case.

High B- (3.45) / WORTHY

02/21/21 can:

The Sorachi Ace hops barely register, but the lemongrass pairs nicely with the Belgian yeast, echoing the faint lemon peel and complementing the clove, biscuit, and spice. Rustic wheat gives this its backbone, but I might think I find rye if I tried this blind given the beer's spiciness.

Ginger is barely there, which I think is a good thing...too much could easily overpower it.

Not quite dry enough for my taste, but it's a rather well brewed witbier with an accomplished Asian twist. I'd definitely pick Allagash White over this any day of the week, but I'd certainly say it's one of the better American attempts at the style.

High B- / WORTHY
Feb 20, 2021
Rated: 2.95 by jxl from North Carolina

Oct 30, 2020
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