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:
941
Reviews:
151
Avg:
3.82
pDev:
10.73%
 
 
Wants:
39
Gots:
172
For Trade:
7
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Photo of warpedrevolution
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ordybill
4.31/5  rDev +12.8%
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 -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lone_Freighter
4/5  rDev +4.7%
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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Photo of outdoor7or24
3.43/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of VoxRationis
3.4/5  rDev -11%
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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Photo of VABA
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Treyliff
4.11/5  rDev +7.6%
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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Photo of VonZipper
4.16/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of qrazvan
3.64/5  rDev -4.7%
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 +12.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dragginballs76
3.76/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerDawgs
3.92/5  rDev +2.6%
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 -9.9%
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 -2.4%
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 +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sam671217
4.09/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hazedandconfused13
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of csurowiec
3.9/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MI_beerdrinker
3.73/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AD17
3.94/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kuishinbo_tantei
3.65/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of iRun2Beer
3.79/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lagerquestrian
3.28/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Cylinsier
3.92/5  rDev +2.6%
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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White Thai from Westbrook Brewing Co.
3.82 out of 5 based on 941 ratings.
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