Belgian White Ale | Yellowhammer Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Yellowhammer Brewing
Alabama, United States
yellowhammerbrewery.com

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
42
Reviews:
11
Avg:
3.75
pDev:
10.93%
 
 
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Photo of Knapp85
3.92/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

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 rolltide8425
3.44/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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 AgentMunky
3.57/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the brewery.

Light, pleasant, refreshing beer. The kaffir limes become much more prominent as the beer warms.

15 Oct 2015 EDIT:
Poured from the bottle into a BrewDog cervoise glass.
It smells of banana and ginger, and tastes like lime and dry Belgian spice. Very dry finish. A bit too citrusy for me, but pleasany enough I suppose.

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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 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.

RJT

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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 richj1970
3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of psmith161
4.13/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of LJWalker
3.85/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LukeGude
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of justinm4bama
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of OtisCampbell007
3.29/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of WunderLlama
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Clean, crisp refreshing

Good beer

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Photo of sommersb
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 BigRedDog
3.85/5  rDev +2.7%

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 mklinger
3.8/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Slightly darker than straw colored. Modest head, but I can't really expect too much come out of a ghetto growler (milk jug). Not much lacing left behind.

A little bit of orange and sweet spice. Very bright and fruity in aroma. Inviting.

Taste is heavy on the spices and phenols (hard to tell what is what). Clove & coriander are strong. Modest, subtle bitterness there just for support. Finishes with that wheat character. As it warms some, the cloves dissipate some, and I still get the coriander, but also more wheat & maybe a slight bit of orange.

A very drinkable beer -- great for a hot almost-May day. Full flavored but fairly thin bodied. I can see myself polishing this off pretty easily. I do think it's either a bit over spiced or fermented a slight bit hot -- one of those bringing out an over spiced flavor, but this is still a good, enjoyable witbier.

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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%

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Belgian White Ale from Yellowhammer Brewing
3.75 out of 5 based on 42 ratings.
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