Belgian White Ale | Yellowhammer Brewing

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Brewed by:
Yellowhammer Brewing
Alabama, United States

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
This Belgian-style white ale is light and refreshing, yet quietly complex. In the tradition of Belgian wheat ales that rely on orange peel and coriander for the citrus aroma, the Yellowhammer interpretation instead uses Kaffir lime leaves and fresh ginger to give the brew its hint of spice. Made with German and pilsner malts, German wheat and flaked rye, the white derives a citrus character from a small amount of Amarillo hops, added to the brew at flame out.

Added by sommersb on 02-05-2011

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Reviews: 11 | Ratings: 40
Reviews by sommersb:
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4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at The Nook in Huntsville. Served in a wine-type glass.

Appearance is a straw yellow color, with expected wheat-hazy clarity for the style. Pour had about 1 finger of white head.

Smells were of fruit and spices, zesty but not strong.

Taste was fruity, but not sweet, with lemon or orange citrus character. A nice subtle tartness is present, as well as spiciness from coriander I believe.

Mouthfeel had a high level or carbonation and medium body. Finishes dry, with a light, citrus bitter/sour character.

Very good witbier from another one of Huntsville's up and coming breweries. I look forward to trying other beers from Yellowhammer!

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Photo of Golden32
4.05/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jmbraxton
2/5  rDev -46.7%

Photo of WoodBrew
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I tried this beer at the Pie Factory in Florence, Alabama. It poured a hazy yellow with thin white head that left a nice lace. The scent had Belgian clove spice. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink. There was some clove spice and hint of lemin. The Mouthfeel was medium in body with good carbonation. Overall it's a solid beer.

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Photo of ordybill
4.25/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the tap at the brewery into a tulip glass. A cloudy yellow color with a small white head. The aroma is full of lemons. The taste is slightly sour and very smooth.

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Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of ChilliHeights
3.62/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Tried on 11/20/16. Old roommate brought us a 6 pack from AL. Not a white beer fan but enjoyed this one. Nice dry feel and taste. Enjoyed the rye and maltiness of the brew. Would love to have on tap.

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Photo of emerge077
3.47/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Jim for this one!
Murky pastel golden orange, cloudy with the yeast poured in, ample foam at first that fades to a thin ring around the edges. Not much lace at all.

Bubblegum esters in the aroma, that's mainly it. Not getting any coriander or orange peel.

Taste is pleasant, wheaty with a big yeast presence, clove and light citrus. Seems more like a Hefeweizen yeast. Smooth feel, slight astringent bite to it. Light and refreshing on a warm day.

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Photo of STKPICR0720
4.29/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Taken from notes. I am not a huge witbier fan since I prefer stouts and IPA's. I do however believe this brew has opened up a new style opportunity for me. I have had blue moon in the past and they were okay. I have also seen people ruin their beers by adding fruit. A bartender told me about this brew and said it had lime and kaffir leaves in it and was better twist on the witbier scene.

This brew stands on its own and the only comparison to blue moon that should ever be made is that is is 100 times better. Any blue moon drinker would never drink a blue moon again if they had this brew.

Great session brew as well. Trust me order this instead of blue moon. You'll appreciate the fact the brew is truly a wonderful brew.

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Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.19/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Yellowhammer Belgian White Ale has a thick, slightly off-white head of foam, a hazy, fiercely-bubbly appearance, and little lacing left behind. With the "swish & pour" it becomes milky. Aroma is of the chamomile, lime leaves, and ginger, with a white wheat bread background. Taste is of all that, with very low-level bitterness. Mouthfeel is fluffy and medium, and Yellowhammer Belgian White Ale finishes on the dry and drinkable side.


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Photo of BigRedDog
3.85/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AlaYank
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of WunderLlama
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Clean, crisp refreshing

Good beer

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Photo of T_Hass
3.47/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of bushwack
3.62/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The lime presence was too great for me.

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Photo of Tone
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear, straw color. 1/2 inch head of a white color. Decent retention and decent lacing. Smells of wheat, pale malt, slight sweet malt, spice, slight citrus, hint of cream, and a hint of hops. Fits the style of a Witbier. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp,with a high carbonation level. Tastes of spices, slight juniper/spruce?, wheat, pale malt, slight sweet malt, hint of hop, slight citrus. Overall, a more balanced and complex wit than usual, so kudos.

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Photo of D3aniss
3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of khargro2
3.53/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LukeGude
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of Sedriskell
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of DocAJ
4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of elspaniard
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of clemsonalum11
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Belgian White Ale from Yellowhammer Brewing
3.75 out of 5 based on 40 ratings.
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