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Ballast Point Wahoo Wheat Beer is created using the same ingredients that were once used in Belgium. Flaked unmalted wheat, oats and malted barley comprise the grain. The unmalted wheat has a high protein content, which causes the beer to be hazy, thus giving it a cloudy, or "white" appearance. A special yeast gives a refreshing tangy flavor that is different from both the sour Weiss beers of Berlin or the banana and clovey Weizens of Bavaria. The mild hopping allows the unique malts to show through and does not conflict with the subtleties of the citrus spicing. This unique citrus character is created by adding a blend of curacao (bitter orange), sweet orange and coriander to the boil. White beers are light and refreshing, yet provide a complex reminder that interesting high quality beer does not have to be bitter and dark. Ballast Point Wahoo Wheat Beer is the perfect beer for sunny San Diego.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
b3shine (5344) - Indiana, USA - JAN 4, 2014
Draft to taster. Looks decent; a transparent gold with white lacing. Smells wheaty. Tastes like it smells with an average mouthfeel. Eh.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beyondbud (7) - - DEC 31, 2013 does not count
Smells citrusy with bananas. Blond yellow color. Barely any head and super clear. This beer had a tart bite. I think a slice of orange could tame the tartness and bring out a sweeter citrus taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jhgrantjr (417) - Tennessee, USA - DEC 31, 2013
Poured from a bottle with Beyondbud. Pours a nice hazy golden-yellow color. Aroma is lemons and banana-like. Taste is similar, sweet like bubble gum (my wife says juicy fruit and she's right!), but a lemon type tart. Good taste and mouthful. I like this beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jw0406 (761) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 27, 2013
12 oz bottle pours a cloudy yellow color with a nice white head, aromas of wheat, grass and hay. Light bodied, not a whole lot going on.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Sammy (8571) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 21, 2013
Significantly sour wheat beer, with no head. Recent bottle. Fine for those who like this style of wheat beer. Drain pour for me.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BrewBoxer (1989) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 6, 2013
Draft at the ballast point brewery. Pours a light wheaty color with a funky aftertaste . Nothing special ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PorterPounder (5485) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 29, 2013
Panama City Beach, FL - Chanís Wine World - 22 oz bomber. Slightly hazy medium golden pour, soft white head, light spots of lacing. Aroma has some banana-like accents, some some hints of yeast and baking bread. Flavor has some light lemony tart accents, a hint of orange peel, a touch of bubble gum sweetness. Mouthfeel has a nice textured tone to it. Pretty solid - but more of an American Wheat than a Wit in my humble opinion.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DiarmaidBHK (3386) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 15, 2013
Bottle from Pizza Port Bottle Shop. Pours golden with only a slight cloudiness to it. Not much on the nose. I canít say Iím getting a ton of flavor out of this one. Not my favorite Ballast Point.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thicksuds (417) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 9, 2013
Pretty Average wheat beer, lacking flavor, a bit watery, actually barely tastes like a beer, its drinkable but not that great...I usually like this brewer so a bit of a letdown.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
JDBaker11058 (1246) - Maryland, USA - OCT 6, 2013
Appearance: light hazy gold, shot fizzy white head. Aroma: light citrus, yeast, pears, saltine crackers, and a bit of funk. Taste: light tangy wheat, citrus, coriander, hint of banana. Finish: watery end, with some citrus notes lasting. Notes: Poor example of the style. Light flavors, watery palate.

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