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:
945
Reviews:
151
Avg:
3.82
pDev:
10.73%
 
 
Wants:
39
Gots:
175
For Trade:
7
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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

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3.28/5  rDev -14.1%
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Photo of Cylinsier
3.92/5  rDev +2.6%
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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 -25.7%
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 -5.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of JayQue
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
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 -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of delgotit99
4/5  rDev +4.7%
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4.22/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cbutova
3.92/5  rDev +2.6%
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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Photo of BEERchitect
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

As a sucker for all thing Thai, a special take on the Belgian witbier style lands it to spice differently. Forego the floral fruitiness of the classic style and layer with wheat beer instead with ginger, lemongrass and herbal hops and we have a spicier, exotic and sushi-worthy ale.

Milky straw and capped with a delicate sea foam swath, the beer's spicy scent awakens the senses with the piquant character of ginger and citrus with a delicate doughy backdrop. Its taste is creamy and semi-sweet with hints of sugar cookie, confectioner's sugar and a suggestion of hard lemon candy.

As the sweetness drifts and the spiciness tightens, the beer trends drier and grainier. The brightness of lemon, grassiness, white wine and tart green apple refresh the palate while the balance of tea-like herb, frehly grated ginger and the lemony bitterness of Sorachi Ace hops give the taste a playful wine-like tang to complement the peppery bitterness.

Medium-light, the witbier trends drier and spicier than usual, celebrating its raw grain character through its spice and hop warmth and bite. Lemongrass and ginger linger briefly longer than the malt with a quick finish and brisk aftertaste- ideal for the most delicate but complex sushi dishes.

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Photo of mpolewan
4.39/5  rDev +14.9%
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3.92/5  rDev +2.6%
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3.85/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +4.7%
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3.56/5  rDev -6.8%
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4/5  rDev +4.7%
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Photo of pkalix
4.24/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

wow! i really thought i ws not going to like this but on a warm evening this is very refreshig! i totally get the lemon drops candy in this and it's not overpowering or cheap-tasting. it's a very quenching and tasty first beer after a long day at work....

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3.6/5  rDev -5.8%
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White Thai from Westbrook Brewing Co.
3.82 out of 5 based on 945 ratings.
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