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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 WeezyBoPeep
4.15/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a standard pint glass.

A: Pours very hazy; can't see through this one. Golden blonde, kinda dark for the style, looks promising.

S: Nice, wheaty, citrusy, floral and pretty. Great smell. Should poured this into a tulip.

T: Excellent, yeasty front with a clean, refreshing citrus middle and a sourdough, wheaty finish. Perfect example of the style. Mouthfeel is a little flat.

D: I could easily polish off a sixer on a hot summer day.

Overall an awesome summer beer, two steps up from something like Shock Top or Blue Moon, definitely a top notch wit, I really like this one.

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Photo of mooseo
3.45/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into Franziskaner glass.

A - Hazy pale golden yellow with a small white head.

S - Mild aroma of banana, clove, Belgian yeast, and sweet orange.

T - Nice balance of banana, orange peel, sweet bready malts, and spice (coriander, clove, and pepper). Just a touch of lemon zest. Mildly bitter finish.

M - Light-medium body, average carbonation. A bit watery.

O - This is a nice drinkable Belgian wit. While there are far better examples out there, this is worth a try if you're in the mood for a simple and refreshing witbier.

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Photo of Flounder57
3.65/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle was poured into a tulip glass.

Appearance: The beer a smally puffy head that has reduced to a thin laeyr. It is a super cloudy/hazy godlen straw yellow with some signs of carbonation coming up through the glass. Nice lacing on the glass as the beer was drank too.

Smell: bready and sweet malts, vanilla, some spiciness, apples, pears,

Taste: A nice blend of the above ingredients that make this treat delicious on a warm or hot day.

Mouthfeel: smooth, light to medium bodied, a little watery in the mouth, light to medium carbonation, and easy to drink.

Overall: A decent witbier to add to the list. Happy to see another regional brewery give this style a try. I wouldn't mind seeing a little more spices in the beer, but happy with what they offered.

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

Pale off-golden color in the glass with a frosty haze. Nice blanket of foam and a genial sudsiness.

Having just had a Williamsburg White Ale, I was interested to compare with another Wit from the fridg. Not quite twins, but both are lemon and suds. The Weyerbacher starts out a little more dry, a little more watery. But it develops into a quite likeable maltier and wheatier beer.

A light beer with a flavor just robust enough to make it standout in the style. More lemon than orange. A light touch of the banana and clove give it a spicy note that is very pleasant. From the 12 oz bottle.

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Photo of danedelman
4.33/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A-straw yellow with a large 2 finger head of tight bubbles.

S-lots of corriander and bitter orange peel. Lemongrass and tartness in the background. Nice breadiness too.

T-breadiness upfront with a hint of the bitter orange and corriander givingit a nice spice. Very easy drinkin.

M-nice chew and carbonation. A bit thick in a good way from the wheat. Perfect to style!!

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Photo of Immortale25
4.51/5  rDev +26%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Cigar City pint glass. No freshness date.

A- Pours a hazy dark straw color with a 1/4 inch head that retains a bit before becoming a thin ring around the edge of the glass and moderate surface foam. Sudsy lacing.

S- Coriander and Belgian yeast with a firm wheat base. A bit of citrus lies in the mix as well. There's also a faint soapiness.

T- The citrus comes through even more in the flavor. Juicy flash of orange and sweet tropical fruit gives way to the spicy, yeasty aftertaste. Alcohol is tucked away from detection in a good way.

M- Soft and fluffy with medium carbonation. Husky body.

O- Nearly flawless. Weyerbacher's take on a witbier leaves me going "Mmmm."

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Photo of ujsplace
3.77/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a hexagonal pint glass. Ok, it's a Hoegaarden glass.

Pours a hazy golden colored brew with a bright white fluffy head that fades fairly quickly, leaving minimal lacing.

Smells of lemon, bananas, clove and citrus.

Tastes of citrus, grassy, banana and clove.

Light, crisp and refreshing.

A good summertime brew. I've had better, but this is true to the style.

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Photo of BeerLover99
3.15/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: cloudy straw yellow, finger bone head, ok lacing

S: lemon/lemon peel, yeast, banana, bubblegum

T: mild lemon, grainy malt, light oily yeast finish

M: light/med body, light oily/hint of dry

O: Ok, disappointed. Weyerbacher is really
hit or miss to me, this is a miss. Fine
gateway to the style.


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Photo of pburland23
3.55/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

It was a beautiful Friday night here in Philadelphia. I was planning in grilling and I wanted a beer to go with my meal so I stopped at Whole Foods looking for a growler.

Poured from said growler into a standard goblet.

Appearance: Pours a bright, hazy yellow. Pour produced three fingers of slightly off-white head which was very quick to recede. Pretty standard looking witbier.

Smell: Sweet fruity notes - pear, apple, some lemon. The Belgian yeast aroma is also quite prevalent.

Taste: Bubblegum, banana and cloves upfront. Tastes are noticeable but fairly mild. Yeasty with a touch of spice.

Mouthfeel: Light bodies and very drinkable. Perhaps a touch under carbonated but only slightly. This paired very well with my grilled chicken and rice pilaf.

Overall: A pretty basic, by the book witbier. What it lacks in boldness and big flavors it makes up in drinkability. Not a beer I'd seek out but still a decent witbier.

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

Poured into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass.

Poured into a light yellow orange. Cloudy, with a white fluffy head. Nice lace and good lace layer remains. Lots and lots of lace. Good looks.

Brew smells of sweet malts; banana, cloves and yeasts. A decent spiciness as well, some grassy notes. Good nose.

Brew is crisp and spiced up front. Creamy in the middle and finishes a tad bit dry. Very pleasant and clean drinking. Good spicy clove and yeast back bone. Some grassy flavors and orange and lemon are here. Not the biggest flavorful witbier I have had. But very soild. Good mouthfeeel here. Good stuff.

Brew is solid and a great drinker; typical for the style. A good representation. Nice wheat brew.

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Photo of B967ierhunter177
3.58/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours a bold, clear yellow with finger thick head and nice lace to the finish. The aroma is lemony with a bit of spice and some grass. The flavor is lemon with notes of hay and mild hops with a mildly dry, vinous finish. The mouthfeel is light-medium. Weyerbacher Blanche is a good beer, a good representation of the style and a good pairing with tuna broccolli casserole. Recommended.

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Photo of chefhatt
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

When i poured this beer into a pint glass, it has a clear yellow body with a white fizzy head that lays down quickly. The smell is light of fruits, mostly pear. The taste is very dominate of pear and then some wheat also. The mouthfeel is nice and crisp and smooth and well carbonated. Overall this is a good drinking beer.

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Photo of vfgccp
3.78/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Light, crystal clear hay. Lively, Champagne-like carbonation in the glass. Loose white head has nice lace and retention.

S - Huge, sweet bosc pear nose. Touch of pepper, sour lemon and cilantro. Just a hint of butteriness.

T - Deep pear notes with a rich, sourdough wheat body. Juicy throughout with a honey-like sweetness. Tart green apple and honey through the finish.

M - Pleasantly light body. Super smooth. Most of the carbonation seems to have been spent on the pyrotechnics in the glass, and it could use a bit more in the mouthfeel.

O - Great drinkability. The profile is sweet and loaded with white fruit.

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Photo of axeman9182
3.2/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served in a pint glass at the Rattle n Hum.

Weyerbacher Blance pours a hazy lemon yellow, with a finger of persistent white foam. Lacing is nonexistent though, which is very disappointing. The nose has a very present orange smell, but at the expense of just about any other smell that might show itself. There's a little bit of wheat too, but that's about it. The flavor displays a similar disregard for balance. There's a little bit of wheaty sweetness up front, and a sprinkling of light pepper, but it's almost all orange. There's none of the subtlety or delicate balance that are found in my favorite versions of the style. The mouthfeel at least is very good. Perfectly light and spritzy, it's impossibly lively on my palate. Weyerbacher Blanche is an absolute orange bomb, and unless one's in a particular mood for that, I can't really recommend it over some of the other readily available wits.

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

Sweeter than Hoegaarden, but still with a clean and characterful yeast contribution that could pass for authentically brewed Belgian Witbiers.

The pour delivers a creamy froath that's more airy than dense and with a cottony white coloration. Strong straw in color, the beer carries a mild and consisted wheaty haze. Persistent head retention with interspersed pockets of lace left on the glass. A very solid looking Belgian Wheat that doesn't strike me with the allure of that of Hoegaarden.

Raw wheat, musty spice, light breads or bread dough, yeasty brine, clove, and a fruity coctail of oranges, lemons, appricots, and apples all shape the aromas in an evenly shared way. Soft spice of corriander also prevails in true Witbier fashion to create a hugely perfumy nose.

Balanced toward the sweeter and maltier side of the style, the beer doesn't overdo the sweetness rather allowing the soft powdered sugar, sweet breads, and yeast flavor to dictate the overall taste. Low on bitterness, the beer offers only a soft tea-like flavor and just enough hop character to complement the yeasty spice of white pepper and clove naturally present in the beer along with additions of soft corriander and sweet orange peel. Fruity esters of apples, appricots, and pineapple bridge the gap between malt sweetness and spicy dryness.

Very soft creaminess seem nearly powdery from the textures of soft wheat, lightly sugary feel, and pilsner-like breadiness. Drying fairly early, theres a vanilla-like flavor that turns minty-cooling in finish just before the powdery-dry finish closes the session. Lighly acidic, this characteristic could be more powerful to aid in balance in absence of higher hop bitterness. A very feminine feel from top to bottom.

A clean finish of fruit and corriander leaves very little to linger into the next sip, creating a very drinkable thirst quencher that allows for multiple consumption, and in perhaps large quantity.

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Photo of jifigz
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle poured into a pint glass.

A: The beer pours a very pale and clear yellow. The head disappeared rapidly and left no lacing.

S: The smell is of banana and spice. It is very sweet smelling to the nose.

T: The taste is sweet and spiced. It has a mild clove-cigarette like feel to it and is certainly not bold. It is mellow, but not great.

M: The mouthfeel seems pretty light bodied and watery. The carbonation seems a little high as well. Not bad though.

O: A pretty tasty beer, but certainly nothing to rave over. It is okay though and it would taste good just about anytime of the year.

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Photo of HopsYeast
3.62/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

had this at a weyerbacher pairing dinner. beer went very nicely with the food which was two different cheese dishes.

a- very lite yellow to white body. def looks exactly like a white ale.
s-smell was dominated by citrus notes along with additional floral notes.
t-like the smell this beer has a lot of citrus flavor running through it but its not overpowering at all. the spiciness helps balance out the sweetness so you arent overwhelmed by either.
m-has a nice feel. very drinkable in warmer weathers.
o-like this beer. it is a good one to have around but would not be my first choice in regards to the summer seasonals.

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

light amber in color with a good amount of cloudiness to it as well. A nice sized head of around two inches in height rose up immediatly but then settled down to about a half an inch and stayed that way until the very end. Some light side glass lacing on this one as well.

The aroma was full of grain and slight spices. Some small fruit notes, pears mainly, with a touch of apple. But this hay like spice kept everything going. Rich notes of grass and hay opened it up, and melded seemlessly into a pear driven fruity yeast body. Very intresting and quite complex, but then the smack of the spice hit you and it was all over. Really intense here as the almost pepper like notes bounced all over the tongue and really just put on a great show. Smooth as silk,

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

A- Hazy yellow with a fluffy off white head. Heads falls quickly to a ring but leaves some spotty lace on the glass.

S- Slight orange and lemon notes along with coriander and spices.

T- Notes of citrus and coriander are dominate but not overpowering, a little wheat balances things out and leads to a dry and crisp finish.

M- Medium in body and well carbonated, crisp, clean, and dry at the finish.

O- Nicely done classic styled witbeir. It is interesting enough and at 5.0% ABV it makes a good session beer.

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Photo of Morey
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy pale yellow color with a two finger white head that has settled to a thin lace relatively fast. Mild to moderate head retention.

Nice mix of fruity and yeast filled aromas.

Good combination of fruit flavor and bubbly carbonation up front. Yeast comes through in the middle and adds a touch of tartness. Finish is pretty clean.

Mouthfeel is thin to medium with lively carbonation.

Not a bad Wit overall.

Morey's Bottom Line: This isn't my favorite style, but I enjoy them now and again during the summertime. This one is pretty good. I'd say that it's above average. Not something that I would seek out, but I'm glad that I picked up a bottle.

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Photo of ummswimmin
3.38/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I am a big fan of the WB, and this was one of the few beers by them that I had not yet tried.

It looks like a Blanche, but it was pretty light on the smell and taste.

I picked up some minimal spicing. I got a little coriander, but not much more. I expected more spice, but it wasn't there.

It was light enough to drink many of these without getting overwhelmed... too bad the flavors ran thin.

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Photo of plfahey
3.58/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle poured into a tulip glass.

Appearance-Pale straw yellow with a slight cast of haze. Moderate whitish foam has decent retention.

Aroma-Soft, perfumy coriander is in the forefront, with a slight note of vegetal celery. There is a secondary note of light wheaty grain, and an even fainter hint of indiscernable citrus. Upon warming a bit, the coriander takes on a low vegetable soup note but it is fortunately not too strong.

Flavor-Flavors are very light, and is thankfully less vegetal than the aroma. A bit of lemony citrus shows in the forefront, along with a moderately strong, longer lasting, perfumy coriander flavor. Wheat malt shows briefly in the mid-palate, but even then just barely, before fading into a soft, soapy coriander aftertaste with a touch of tart acid, making the finish rather crisp and refreshing. As the aftertaste carries forward, a slight vegetal note does develop.

Mouthfeel-Medium light body with moderately high carbonation. Light and refreshing.

Not bad, but it seems a little heavy handed on the coriander, as with most witbiers I've tasted recently, to the point that it develops some amount of vegetal character. I also feel like it could use a touch more orange. Still, it is light and refreshing, and rather drinkable, and I do find myself enjoying the flavor more as I drink it. Still, I've had much better examples of the style.

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Photo of gatornation
3.36/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

from 12 oz bottle

A- it poured a cloudy light yellow/orange color with a nice 2 finger head that settled to a fresh collar..it looks good

S- was slight banana and clove with spice and a tart lemon..it was faint

T- was the same as nose with wheat and clove a little pepper and lemon with malt

M- was crisp with a fruit tart and malt..a little watery

O- a nice easy drinking witbier but on the bland side

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Photo of treehugger02010
3.62/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I had this at the Grilled cheese and craft beer presented by world cafe live.
A: The body is a cloudy straw color. The head is not quite a finger tall, bright white, tiny bubbles, poor lacing.
S: The aroma are sparge, yeast, and tartness.
T: The flavors are yeast, tart peaches, and wheaty.
M: The body is thin with a crsip finish.
D: This beer is pretty good.
Don't drink and review.

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Photo of bsp77
3.68/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Tulip.

Appearance: Very cloudy light yellow with nice stark white head and bubbly lacing.

Smell: Coriander, orange peel and wheat. Not surprising and a little mild, but nicely dry and tart.

Taste: Very similar to the aroma. Very wheat like with strong coriander and orange peel. Somewhat tart.

Feel: Moderately high carbonation, light body, very dry finish.

Overall: A surprisingly basic and mild Wit from a brewery that is usually anything but basic and mild. Very refreshing.

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