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Weyerbacher WitWeyerbacher Wit

Brewed by:
Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.60%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formerly White Sun Wit

Added by UnionMade on 06-01-2002

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Reviews: 246 | Ratings: 532
Photo of tipofthetongue
3.91/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This is deff. a go to beer to keep in the fridge. It has a very smooth refreshing feel. Very crisp and light, great with food.

I was surprised that the smell of this beer was stronger than the actual taste.

I paired it with blue cheese, pita chips and green olives.

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Photo of JeffBrenner
3.03/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. Bright golden yellow color with minimal head and average carbonation. Smells of lemon and other citrusy things. Average light penetration. Not overly sweet for a wheat, but refreshing. No real lacing. Not bitter, but has that citrus zing to it. A refreshing taste, but nothing spectacular. While I have nothing really bad to say about this beer, it is at the end of the day average. Nothing amazing or poor about it. What can I say, it is basically Hoegarden from Weyerbacher.

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Photo of metter98
3.61/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is relatively clear very light yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a half finger high bright white head that died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface, a collar around the edge and lots of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of orange peels are present in the nose.
T: Similar to the smell, the taste starts out with flavors of orange peels and is followed by notes of wheat and hints of spices (although not of the peppery variety).
M: It feels light-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is both easy to drink and refreshing—it makes for a good selection on a hot summer day.

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Photo of Snebbu
3.9/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Drank from a glass.

Aroma: Citrus with a little bit of spice – almost a floral scent.

Appearance: Light Amber with a bit of a haze.

Taste: Starts with a sweet fruit flavor (maybe banana and orange) with smooth start with typical characteristics of a wheat beer (orange, some spice flavors). Taste a little bit of the hops (“spice-like” and a little earthy) with again, a citrusy hint to it. The banana continues to come through and some pear comes through in the end.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, carbonated well, almost a creamy/buttery mouthfeel.

Overall: So far, this is my favorite of the light “summer brews” I’ve tried this year. Really is a combination of a blanche and wheat beer. Would have again – especially out on the deck on a summer night. Crisp and refreshing with a nice aftertaste of banana and a little bit of pineapple.

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Photo of MDDMD
3.63/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A-hazy golden yellow color with a smallish white head and minimal lacing

S-lemon, coriander, light malt, orange

T-grains, orange, lemon, coriander, slight sweetness, minimal bitterness

F-light to medium body with moderate carbonation, crisp and light

O-a decent summer beer, refreshing and day drinkability

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Photo of KTCamm
3.32/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pours from a bottle into a pint glass. Mix a six pick up.

Pours hazy dirty blonde with some white foam, mostly burns off. Wheaty nose, some orange. Wit beer taste with some orange/coriander notes. Grains of paradise taste. Lemon too. Good mixture, not great.

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Photo of thecheapies
3.53/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Cloudy lemon yellow. Rising bubbles are sparse, but still visible in the light. Has a really nice glow to it. The head didn't stick around for long. I have here just a ring with surface glaze.

Lots of coriander and orange peel in the nose. I can pick up mild wheatiness and hints of star anise spice. Not particularly peppery. More orange than lemon. Vibrant yeast characters. Bountiful spice notes. A loud nose for a witbier.

Spicy, but not overly so. In other words, it doesn't reach an offensive magnitude. Star anise, grains of paradise, dried citrus peel, and coriander. Wheaty and tangy with some finishing sweetness. A little too much to finish off with. Lingering, not clean. Some non-citrus fruitiness is present (apricot, white cherry). Spiced like a Christmas beer, drinkable like a summer ale.

Nice and filling for a wit. Big mouthful of soppy medium-bodied liquid. Has that girth that you might not expect. The spiciness adds to the feel, giving it flight. Carbonation is almost medium. Still nice and airy.

A decent wit. Not sure that I recall seeing this before. I may not seek it out again, but, you never know. Maybe I will.

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Photo of Krakistophales
3/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Pours a cloudy light straw color with a fluffy white head

S: Some spice, some citrus, some floral qualities, but nothing mindblowing

T: Some spice up front, followed by a mild sweetness and crisp bite of a little citrus, and a slightly jasmine-like finish. Nothing special, but not bad either

O: A nice, easy drinking thirst quencher. Though nothing special, it's an enjoyable brew, and at only 4.5%, you could pound these all day long

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Photo of sjones5045
3.23/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours light yellow, with a decent amount of head. It actually looks like lemonade with foam. The smell isn't all that impressive either. Smells of spices almost like the merry monk but with a bit of a funk to it. At least the taste is better than the smell but still not all that great. Kind of like a Merry Monk Light. I'm noticing that many of the Weyerbacher Ales taste very similar just different amount of spice in each. Not all that impressed with this and I would not buy again.

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Photo of thlayli87
3.85/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into wheat glass.

A - Cloudy pale gold with three fingers of head that fades to a thin cap. No lacing.

S - Biscuit and grassy hop aromas.

T - Fruity tartness, banana, orange peel. Smooth finish.

M - Fizzy, pleasant mouthfeel.

O - Enjoyable warm weather beer.

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Photo of micromaniac129
3.65/5  rDev +2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

pours a hazy golden yellow but with no head. Well maybe a small collar.
The aroma is very assertive with spices and corrinder and orange peel. A bit too much for me. Same as in the taste the spices used are way over the top to the point that that is the only thing one tastes.Brewed with wheat malt, you don't even taste that.
A halfway desent beer thoug I probably wouldn't buy it again. Not very balanced.

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Photo of JimKal
4.03/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: I've poured this into both a tulip and a shaker pint. In both cases it resulted in a thin head that dissipated rather quickly with little to no lacing. It was a pale hazy gold color, meeting my expectations for a Belgian Wit.

S: A nice clean aroma with light hop and malt.

T: I had almost two different taste sensations. My second taste of this beer on a hot day really changed my perception of this beer. The first late night tasting after having some other beers was rather meh but it was just perfect the second time outside on the deck on a hot day.

M: really quite nice with a medium mouthfeel. Went quite well with a turkey sandwich with artichoke spread.

O: Definitely a repeat summer purchase.

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Photo of smooth_aleing
3.23/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

From a 12 oz bottle poured into an over-sized wine glass.

Nice American Wit, enjoyed on a beautiful Spring day. Nice citrus notes, good light honey color. Slight, one-finger head that fizzles out quickly while leaving nice lacing. Murky, which I like a lot, and is a mark of a well-brewed wit. Smells of citrus, banana. Overall very nice American Wit, comparable to some Belgium or Dutch varieties that I've had.

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Photo of smcolw
3.55/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Good starting head that leaves some spotty lace. The liquid has some haziness. Straw to gold color.

The smell is a bit sweet with a touch of the wheat. There's a bit of sweeter spice like grains of paradise and lavender.

More sweet than sour, but it's a good blend of the two. I detect blueberry and strawberry notes. I'd say this has a bit of a "Kool Aid" taste. Very little wheat flavor. Refreshing. No hop. The body is a bit richer than one would expect. The carbonation is also elevated.

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Photo of BEERMILER12
3.49/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Smudged bottled date, but this is definitely from the 2012 batch.

A: Pours a clear yellow color with a fingers worth of head that fades quickly. Surprised how clear this is for a wit, although there is quite a bit of sediment/yeast at the bottom of the bottle

S: A good bit of lemon and other citrusy notes, along with some light spiciness and wheat qualities

T: Follows the nose. Very lemony with a very light spice note. Wheat comes through as well. Did someone put a lemon wedge in my beer? Cuz that's all I'm really getting aside from the very light spicing...

M: Light bodied with moderate carbonation

O: Maybe a good summer beer, but far from the beers I have been known to call wit's. Fresh and refreshing, but again, nothing like any wit I've had before. I do enjoy it. This is just closer to a shandy or radler than a wit IMO... don't get what they were trying to do here with all the lemon flavor though

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Photo of jlindros
3.62/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Glad I let my son help me pick beers out, he is kind of a randomizer and picks beers I would normally skip over, like this.

Pours a pasty white fizzy looking 1/2 finger head that fades at a med pace with bits of lacing, over mostly clear slight chill hazed golden pilsner yellow color.

Nose typical wit but more wheat heavy, with lots of wheat aromas, plenty of banana, just a bit of clove, coriander, and orange peel with a bit of citrus, and a light creaminess.

Taste starts with a bit citrus coriander wit flavor, lots of herbal aromatic spices, creamy malts, orange peel and citrus, spices like coriander and clove, as well as a bit of cardamom and nutmeg like. Wheat is big, lots of wheat flavors, light hay, and banana. Finish is dry and slightly tingly, lots more spices lingering, some creamy orange flavors, and a bit of creamsicle like flavors lingering.

Mouth is med bodied, decent carb but a bit light for the style.

Overall interesting, not what i expected from Weyerbacher which I figured over sweet, over spiced, almost undrinkable, but instead nice wheat flavors, citrus, spices are done fairly well strong but not overboard, and nice overall profile. Drinkable for a summer style beer.

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Photo of Analog_kid
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I haven't had anything from Weyerbacher in about six years. The last time I did it was Merry Monks, and it almost laid my flat on my posterior. But I remember Merry Monks being pretty good stuff, so after visiting the bottle shop at my local Wegman's, I got a "Craft Your Own" carton, with wheat beers plus one Guinness. I thought I'd toss in a Weyerbacher Blanche to give it a whirl.

Appearance: First, is the appearance. After pouring it into a glass I notice that it is a a lovely golden hue with just under a finger of head. The head quickly disappeared within a minute. Lots of carbonation, which makes me happy. No lacing.

Smell: Yeast and the slightest hint of banana.

Taste: I'm surprised! I thought I would taste nothing but yeast, but I was wrong. I let the beer roll on my tongue and it's definitely not a bad beer. Citrus is very faint after the second tasting, with heavy malt overtones.

Mouthfeel: The heavy carbonation makes this beer crisp, but it smooths out very quickly after every mouthful.

Overall: After finishing my beer, I'm happy to report that Weyerbacher's craft is firmly intact. That said, I'd still reach for a Yuengling before I would a Weyerbacher Blanche on a hot summer day. Not a great beer, but definitely worth drinking.

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Photo of tdm168
3.7/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - bright yellow with a short-lived, bubbly, white head

S - very faint lemon and orange zest, maybe some faint spice

T - lemon, orange zest, a bit tart

M - very crisp, a bit over carbonated, light to medium bodied

This is a very easy to drink, refreshing beer. It's simplistic and lack any spices, but it has a citrusy, drinkable flavor nonetheless. This isn't my favorite Wit but it is better than a few others. I wouldn't turn this down in the future.

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Photo of kylehay2004
3.2/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Half finger head on a hazy straw body. Aroma is very mild with mostly wheat and little else. The body is creamy with moderate carbonation. Flavor is also bland with wheat and very light malts. Non descript sweetness. Overall highly drinkable but so is water. Not exciting but definitely refreshing.

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Photo of Darkmagus82
3.68/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on tap in a 10 oz chalice glass

Appearance – The beer pours a hazy golden color with a thin white head. The head fades over a moderate amount of time to leave a great level of lacing.

Smell – Fruit aromas of citrus orange and lemon as well as hints of banana are strongest. These are mixed with lighter notes of yeast, wheat and a coriander spice, which overall create a very classic wit aroma.

Taste – The taste begins a bit on the wheaty side with notes of lemon and coriander spice mixed within. As the taste advances the lemon gives way to a more orange citrus taste. Toward the end the now sweeter (but not really sweet) flavor mixes with a bready flavor, leaving a very lightly sweetened wheaty flavor on the tongue.

Mouthfeel- The mouthfeel is on the thin side with the carbonation level being above average. Both are rather fitting for making for a very refreshing style beer - Light and flavorful.

Overall – While nothing to go out of your way for, it is easy drinking and refreshing and good for a nice summer day.

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Photo of Teleweizen2
4.02/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A - pours a slightly hazey marigold color. Bubbly white foam is thick after a rigorous pour but quickly dissipates leaving just a bit of lacing in the glass.

S - interesting aroma. It's thick reminiscent of white flour. Spicy notes of coriander, cardamon and just a hint of herbs. Lots of citrus character; bitter orange peel, lemons and lime zest.

T - flavor profile is interesting as well. Malt profile is off-dry and lays somewhere between crackers and dough. Spices enter mid palate adding depth along with some yeasty character. Refreshing citrus notes round out the flavor for a quick finish.

M - light bodied. Slick, slightly watery texture. Medium carb with tight bubbles.

O - an excellent summer ale. Not quite up to traditional wit beer standards but quaffable and refeshing. A must try.

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Photo of horshack7
3.8/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Well it's a cloudy golden to brass with a foamy one inch head on top.

Aroma: Orange peel, coriander, lemon zest, light dryness in the nose with a hint of floralness. Minor grain notes with a light bready texture.

Taste: Buttery texture on the palate with a floral hop bite. Lemon zest, orange peel, faint pear way in the back. A good dry finish as well.

Notes: A solid Witbier nicely drinkable. Cheers.

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Photo of KyleVick4
3.88/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: pours a hazy yellow with clinging white head

S: smells of banana and corriander a bit of yeast

T: tarty and fruity but not overpowering. Well balanced beer

M: light and bubbly, perfect for this style. Slight pucker is perfect for a hot day

D: very drinkable beer, I don't like wit beers and I can easily drink this beer all day

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Photo of DrDemento456
3.47/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Well I don't know about this one since mine had a ring of sediment at the base of the bottle resulting in a pour that wasn't hazy at all. Quite eerie for a Witbier since it looked like a lager with a 1/4 inch of sticky white head.

S - Smell is pretty mild with tones of lemon and coriander. Yeast is fruity smelling yet equally mild.

T - Again I can't knock this too hard since it is a spring release (at least 3 months old) but mostly mild lemon, orange peel, coriander, and a finish of fruity yeasts.

M - With age the body is more watery than I wanted but it was still very drinkable.

Overall I may want to try this again fresh (springtime next year) and re-review it. Yet I have never seen a Witbier drop off so quickly in all aspects.

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Photo of ksimons
3.47/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A-a hazy golden with a ring of white head around the top

S-pale malts, banana, cloves, and yeast

T-pale malts, yeast, slight fruitiness and citrus, finishes watery and weak

M-light to medium body, high carbonation, a somewhat thin body

Overall it is an ok representation of the style, easy to drink but not especially flavorful

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