White Thai | Westbrook Brewing Co.

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62.1%
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3.74 w/ 958 ratings
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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:
#21,970
Reviews:
154
Ratings:
958
Liked:
595
Avg:
3.74/5
pDev:
10.7%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
39
Gots:
177
Trade:
7
User Ratings & Reviews
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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 tugdriver7
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

Photo of Pacioli1445
3.67/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of IcemanCometh
3.52/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cyclone
3.88/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of ordybill
4.31/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 OZ can into a tulip glass at the World of Beer in Columbia, SC. The appearance is a mildly murky gold color with a small white head. The aroma is lemongrass, citrus and some ginger. The taste is ginger, wheat and some citra hops.

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

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

The appearance had a hazy yellow kinda golden colored body with a one finger white foamy head that dies to a film within about thirty seconds, clingy foamy rings form around the pint glass. The smell opened up with a yeastiness of sorts and then pop! all of a sudden there’s the spicy elements of ginger and black pepper, some oranges and lemons start to come through and combine pretty nicely. The taste takes the previously mentioned aromas and adds a bitter aspect to it, spicy yeasty aftertaste, dry and somewhat citrusy crisp finish. On the palate, it sat about a light to medium, somewhat sessionable. Carbonation is good for the Witbier style as there’s an ample amount of harshness but not too much, could also fit a saison for the peppery notes coming through on the tongue and mouth. Overall, witbier or saison, I like it and don’t care how its labeled, well worth to have again and worthy of having it with its recommended food.

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3.43/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of VoxRationis
3.4/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Decanted into a conical pint glass; no production information evident.
A: Slightly hazy golden to light copper color. Very minimal white head that dissipates quickly.
S: Light malts with lemon citrus, hay aromas and a floral (? lilac) note up front.
T: Light malts with lemon and coriander evident, balanced with the light bitterness of the hops.
M: Light bodied with limited effervescence.
O: Conceptually interesting, not clearly realized in the execution.

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

Photo of Treyliff
4.11/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap

A- pours a slightly hazy golden color with a small foamy white head that leaves great lacing behind

S- spicy yeast, banana, lemongrass, ginger, toasted wheat

T- spicy yeast and ginger up front, followed by lemon peel, candied fruit, toasted wheat. The finish is dry with a spicy ginger linger

M- medium body and carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel and crisp finish

O- a nice take on the style, well done

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White Thai from Westbrook Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 62.1% out of 100 with 958 ratings
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