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White Ale | Saint Archer Brewing Co.

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156 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Saint Archer Brewing Co.
California, United States
saintarcherbrewery.com

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed with high quality Pilsner and Wheat malts, generously spiced with coriander and whole navel oranges. Belgian yeast provides the traditional refreshingly tart, spicy, and fruity flavor profile.

2014 GABF Gold Medal- Belgian -Style Witbier

Added by Smarty_Pints on 02-11-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#34,613
Reviews:
26
Ratings:
156
pDev:
13.5%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
79
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 156 |  Reviews: 26
Photo of dave_ackbar
4.43/5  rDev +22%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

So tasty, so refreshing

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Photo of NickThePyro
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Troy-Hawaii
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bought a 6-pack cans $8.49 Times Supermarket
Hazy yellow-orange color
Light mouthfeel
Medium carbonation
Taste kind of like juice, some banana notes, slight spice taste
Overall nothing spectacular. Just ok, Not worth buying again.

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Photo of Erik-P
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WickedBeer
3.81/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AnotherDisease
4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mnine
3.8/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of SierraFlight
3.88/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GlendonTT
4.15/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Red5StandingBy
3.59/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Thumper92
3.23/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Like a top shelf Blue Moon, nothing too special

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Photo of costanzo_mike
3.81/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Harrumph
1.8/5  rDev -50.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Cutting to the chase, it tastes like one of these: https://www.jacklinks.com/snacks/steaks-strips/peppered-beef-steak

12oz can, from the can and poured into a straight-sided glass. At first it seems like quite a modest and standard beer of its type. After a while I began trying to identify what it reminded me of. Gas station jerky peppered sticks is almost exactly a like-for-like experience. Very poor. I was excited about the "craft beer renaissance" in america but so far the craft beer available in California has been a staggering disappointment of clumsy and overstated novelty brews saturated with gaudy USPs like some contrived inclusion of fruit or the usual appeal to Cascade hops.

Saint Archer White Ale was tasted alongside Anchor Summer Wheat, which whilst not the best example I've tasted itself knocks SA's White into a cocked hat. Every mouthful brings notes of nitrates and artificial preservatives. I will not buy this beer again.

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Photo of gotzilla
3.84/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

In a can.

Smells like pine and orange peel.

Almost no head, which disappears.

It's both watery and "easily drinkable".

I get a little pepper somewhere in there, and definitely some fruit (orange peel) and spice. Easy/weak finish. Goes flat quickly.

It's got a mimosa feel, and in a bad way reminds me of the coors light mimosas we used to make.

But in a good way it's a crisper, better, more complex blue moon. Somebody said "blue moon for hipsters" -- nice.

Melissa was unimpressed.

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Photo of kojevergas
2.8/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Nabbed a bomber at a Safeway in San Francisco:

Low C (2.80) / AVERAGE

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Photo of tjmiller718
3.36/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

L. Cloudy, murky yellow, almost looks like pineapple juice. Zero head and carbonation.
N. Coriander, orange peel, wheat, oats, Belgian yeast.
T. Nicely balanced sweetness of orange peel and coriander, soft oats and wheat, underlying pepper notes. Yeasty finish.
B. Medium body, tickling carbonation notes, medium carbonation.
Overall. Would probably loved this beer with a clean palet but a day after IPAs and my tongue is numb. Still enjoyable, nice flavors, looks great.

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Photo of the_awesometeer
4.59/5  rDev +26.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4.5

The beer is a hazy straw color, with a thin interrupted head with poor retention and fast rising bubbles. I got a very mild alcohol aroma, smells of citrus and tropical fruits, a little peppery smell along with a slight sour aroma. The beer is very balanced, I do not notice any strong hop or malt flavors. I get a nice orange peel taste and a little tropical, there is a very slight bitterness in the after taste. There is also a nice sweetness to the beer. I still get a minor taste of pepper and spice. It is a little watery but had a descent finish.

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Photo of Cooperbrand
5/5  rDev +37.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Mkaram
3.62/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bryan12345
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RichPettie
4.38/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Pilafhead
3.7/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Beernoobie
3.85/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chubenzino
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Haybeerman
3.68/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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White Ale from Saint Archer Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.63 out of 5 with 156 ratings
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