White Thai
Westbrook Brewing Co.

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From:
Westbrook Brewing Co.
 
South Carolina, United States
Style:
Witbier
Ranked #115
ABV:
5%
Score:
84
Ranked #23,466
Avg:
3.74 | pDev: 10.96%
Reviews:
170
Ratings:
846
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jul 02, 2022
Added:
Jan 04, 2011
Wants:
  42
Gots:
  189
SCORE
84
Good
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Notes: 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: 3.59 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.

Peace.
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.

4/29/21
12 oz can dated 2/3/21
4 rating


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Apr 30, 2021
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Reviewed by Jugs_McGhee from Louisiana

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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Rated by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

3.02/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
Weird. Does what it says it does but I just don't think this goes with the style. Interesting but not my bag.
Sep 22, 2020
 
Rated: 3 by NeckBootHeadAss from Virginia

Sep 10, 2020
 
Rated: 3.48 by entenduintransit from Tennessee

Jul 20, 2020
 
Rated: 3.72 by Branlott42 from Missouri

Feb 15, 2020
 
Rated: 3.75 by Mleblanc25 from Massachusetts

Aug 24, 2019
 
Rated: 3.73 by rpjterp from Virginia

Aug 24, 2019
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Reviewed by mikeg67 from New Jersey

3.47/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
12 oz can. Pours hazy golden with tall, long lasting, fluffy white head and nice lacing. Aroma is of yeast, wheat malt, spices and citrus fruit. Body is medium and smooth. Wheat malt, yeast, herbal hops, lemon grass and spices fill the mouth. Finish is long and spicy. Good brew.
Aug 12, 2019
 
Rated: 3.63 by JamesBondGA from Georgia

Jul 09, 2019
 
Rated: 3.9 by ovaltine from Indiana

Jun 12, 2019
 
Rated: 3.64 by Unclevince from West Virginia

Jun 05, 2019
 
Rated: 4.14 by markallmon from Tennessee

Mar 17, 2019
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Reviewed by RockHop from Massachusetts

3.99/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Nice twist. Pours like a wheat, hazy yellow, with pillowy white head. Good retention. Nose is key lime pie, but light. Flavor is earthy with the lemongrass playing lead. I didn’t pick up the ginger or spice much. Different, but we’ll done and enjoyable to drink.
Mar 15, 2019
 
Rated: 2.5 by VaporDome from New York

Feb 23, 2019
 
Rated: 4.03 by kcrumle18 from South Carolina

Feb 04, 2019
 
Rated: 2.9 by Corkykab from New Jersey

Jan 29, 2019
 
Rated: 2.77 by Skibum61 from Pennsylvania

Jan 11, 2019
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Reviewed by HorseheadsHophead from Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Comes in a clear golden color with a small white head. Decent retention. A film remains, leaving rings of lacing.
The aroma offers banana, lemongrass, lemon zest, pear, red apple skin, cracker, hay, and clove.
The aroma is crisp apple and pear, followed by thin cracker malt with hints of banana. Faint lemongrass and lemon zest come in the middle. Finishes lightly dry with hay, coriander, and clove.
It feels medium on the palate, well carbonated, a bit watery upfront but smooth to the finish.
I think this was much better when fresher, but it still tastes good.
Nov 18, 2018
 
Rated: 3.98 by Jsalz21 from New Jersey

Oct 31, 2018
 
Rated: 3.58 by Daniel_Bates from South Carolina

Sep 08, 2018
 
Rated: 4.28 by Abstractspirit from Rhode Island

Aug 31, 2018
 
Rated: 3.69 by avisong from Virginia

Aug 19, 2018
 
Rated: 3.75 by CollinaTiger from South Carolina

Aug 17, 2018
White Thai from Westbrook Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 1016 ratings