White Thai | Westbrook Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

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

Style: 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
Ratings:
933
Reviews:
147
Avg:
3.81
pDev:
10.76%
 
 
Wants:
39
Gots:
170
For Trade:
7
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Photo of VonZipper
4.16/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of qrazvan
3.64/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pale yellow colour, small head. Citrus, floral aromas.
Light body with hints of oranges and limes, peaches and a bit of ginger in the end.
Refreshing, but nothing exceptional.

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Photo of Samputnam14
4.29/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dragginballs76
3.76/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerDawgs
3.92/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

L - Golden with clarity, 1 full finger of head and some nice lacing left all over the top of the brew and the glass

S - Mild aroma, but you can pick up wheat and citrus aromas

T - Slight belgian yeast flavor, wheat, lemongrass, and lemons

F - Medium body and well carbonated

O - A tasty sessionable belgian wheat style brew. Easy to drink and enjoyable

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Photo of allforbetterbeer
3.44/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Hazy strong yellow body under an off-white head. Full flavored and apparently spiced, the effect is only marginal, and I don't get a lot of "Thai." However, it is a fine Belgian style wit, if perhaps a little heavy in feel and body. There is a little more bitterness than I would prefer, but I imagine the brewers intended this. Overall, this is a pretty nice beer. I don't think it stands out in today's ultra-competitive craft market.

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Photo of MMOSNN
3.73/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Look - hazy golden orange, huge white head, good retention, and some lacing on the first few sips.
Smell - lemon, ginger, spices, some piney hop notes.
Taste - similar to the nose except for the hop notes and finishes very dry.
Feel - high carbonation, medium body, smooth.
Overall, the yeasty attributes are overshadowed by the lemon and ginger, but it's still a nice example of the style.

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Photo of bhawk1
4.27/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sam671217
4.09/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hazedandconfused13
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of csurowiec
3.9/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MI_beerdrinker
3.73/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AD17
3.94/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kuishinbo_tantei
3.65/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of iRun2Beer
3.79/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lagerquestrian
3.28/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Cylinsier
3.92/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz can

Pours a hazy orange lemon golden, sugar white head retains indefinitely as a film.

Smells of lemon citrus, lemongrass, hints of ginger, cracker malt and a light grassy hop finish.

Flavor is of light bready and cracker malts with lemondrop, white grape, lemongrass, ginger, and a mild citrus and grassy hop finish.

Light body with stinging carbonation.

A very nice twist on the wit style with some welcome alterations that mesh well with the style. Result is a nice light refreshing ale with easy drinkability. Worth a try for fans of wits or lighter wheat ales, good session candidate.

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Photo of rex_4539
2.84/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

L: Slightly hazy golden color, one finger white head, nice lacing, light carbonation.

S: Grapes, wine.

T: Grapes, wine, wit.

F: Quite dry mouthfeel.

O: Not very beer-tasting, more like wine.

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Photo of Wrigfen
3.6/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cuvtcuv
3.94/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Good witbier. The citrus and yeast are the standard witbier aroma and taste. The ginger and lemongrass add an Asiatic touch. Both these ingredients are subdued enough so as to keep the witbier characteristics up front. Too many beers with lemongrass overdo it. I had this on tap at the Oyster House on Market in Charleston. Small white head (chilled glass), hazy bright gold color with some filmy lacing. Mouthfeel is light and refreshing. Very nice take on a Wit.

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Photo of bowzer4birdie
3.53/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of delgotit99
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dlin0sbb
4.22/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cbutova
3.92/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

A- Can into a tall chalice with a very slightly hazed medium golden body. The cap is white, thick and rather creamy in consistency exhibiting pretty good retention. A few wide sheets of lacing stick around.

S- Mostly just a classic Witbier yeast aroma with heavy spices like peppercorn alongside faint citrus, crusty wheat grains, fresh bread, coriander and a hint of ginger. For me the adjuncts could donate some of this but not enough to differentiate from what Witbier yeast provides.

T- On the mild side especially after the aroma provided quite a bit of strength. Dilute notes of peppercorn, clove, coriander and lemony citrus lead things off with vanilla sweets, ginger, banana, wheat bread and cooking herbs beyond that. A breadth of flavors but overall it is soft on the palate.

MF- Extremely silky and creamy texture to a medium body; just superbly smoothed out by that consistency. The carbonation is rather high but as mentioned the body keeps it in check. Soft bitterness in the finish.

The lemon aspect of the brew's added ingredients comes through the most with general spiciness and herbal feelings throughout. I don't need a barrage of flavors but considering the name and the ingredients added I was expecting more strength of flavor. A good brew but it comes off just a bit too mild.

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White Thai from Westbrook Brewing Co.
3.81 out of 5 based on 933 ratings.
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