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
Ranking:
#25,549
Reviews:
158
Ratings:
969
pDev:
10.7%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 969 |  Reviews: 158
Photo of Beejay
3.94/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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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Photo of FLBeerGuy
4.13/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JayKay412
3.25/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Try-em-all
4.5/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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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Photo of pjohnsonglu
4.06/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dvmin98
3.68/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of joaopmgoncalves
4.08/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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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Photo of Curt3
4.24/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Vidblain
3.56/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jkrug5
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hoptometrist
3.91/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mattreitz49
4.02/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of jnorris404
3.68/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of scootny
4.27/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Great looking brew!. Big white head that fades slowly to a light, persistent covering. It leaves tons of lacing, more than is typical for the style. The beer itself is a cloudy golden fluid

Nose is wheat malt with lemon and ginger.

Taste is superb. The wheat malt is really well developed and flows into the lemongrass beautifully. The ginger is a great counter the the traditional curaçao pepper. It offers a spiciness that is crisp and and enhances the complexity. Bitterness is mild but a bit more than is typical. No matter, the tightness and character of it make for a clean dry finish. Somewhat tea like and earthy with a peppery spiciness from the ginger.

Feel crisp with a medium weight and high drinkability. Creamy and smooth in the mouth. Refreshing and thirst quenching and highly sessionable.

A really innovative take on the style. I could quaff this all day every day during the warmer months. Yum

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Photo of Lucular
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had on tap at Hominy Grill in Charleston (brunch beer!). It's a nice citrusy witbier, pours with a small white head and cloudy color, and is slightly spicy from the ginger.

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Photo of trygelski1
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of freewill35
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sgregory
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of goblue3509
3.58/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GrandpaGeorg
3.36/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

At the Tap House in Greenville SC. Not exactly something I would have purchased, but I wanted the local sample flight and this was prominently featured. Fresh grass, lemon and ginger in the very unique flavor profile, but all very subtle and surprisingly refreshing. It was a bit off-putting given the Mexican food I was eating, so perhaps better paired with Asian cuisine. Regardless, worth trying. A very unique beer.

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Photo of West_Chester_Ale_Tester
3.96/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Jcarriglio
3.42/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of HermitDan
3.95/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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White Thai from Westbrook Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.74 out of 5 with 969 ratings