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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
culchiem (2303) - Berlin, GERMANY - AUG 24, 2013
Bottle at BBS San Diego tasting. Light cloudy yellow with a thin head. Aroma dominated by wheat. Flavour is wheat, coriander, a little spicy on a dry powdered fruit finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rrauth (1091) - North Carolina, USA - AUG 21, 2013
bomber. I tend not to crave a belgium beer due to the overpowering yeast but this is awesome. well balanced not hoppy and yet has a tiny bit of pucker power not quite banana bread yeast. just really well done. i imagine drinking beers like this will get you accustomed to the yeast flavor ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmoreau (2127) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - AUG 18, 2013
On tap at the Oak Park, IL. Microbrew & Food Review. Served to my fest glass showing a hazed straw color, with a modest layer of white foam, and wavy lacing. The nose was subtle banana, low malt, and just a touch of spice & citrus. Light bodied, good carbonation, with a crisp and lightly dry finish. A decent summer sessionable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jsquire (3345) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - AUG 16, 2013
Golden beer out of the tap with a fizzy white head. Light spicy nose with some bitter orange peel. There is a lot of water in this, with bitter orange peel, spice, and an almost sour dough bread taste. Refreshing summer beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dogbrick (7244) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 16, 2013
Sample at 1808 American Bistro. This brew is a hazy yellow-gold color with a medium thin white head that dissipates steadily to an outer ring. Short strings of lacing. Aroma of malt, wheat and spice. Light-bodied with flavors of wheat, bready malt and fruit. The finish is wheaty with a spice and citrus aftertaste. Slightly above average overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ron (2349) - Rochester, New York, USA - AUG 4, 2013
At Tap and Mallet with Joe and Dan H. Somewhat cloudy, light yellow appearance with a white head. Somewhat spicy, coriander, a touch tart lemon/orange, effervescent, sweet wheat malty aroma. Tangy yeasty, spicy bready, unmalted wheat, tangy citrusy flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
superspak (2206) - Michigan, USA - JUL 27, 2013
22 ounce bottle into pint glass, best before 8/25/2013. Pours hazy golden straw color with a 1-2 finger foamy white head with decent retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with moderate streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of lemon, pear, banana, orange peel, coriander, clove, pepper, wheat, bread, floral, grass, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of malt, spice, and yeast notes; with solid strength. Taste of lemon, pear, banana, orange peel, coriander, clove, pepper, wheat, bread, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Light bready tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, banana, pear, coriander, clove, wheat, pepper, bread, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a bit. Very nice balance of malt, spice, and yeast flavors; with a good amount of robustness and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a fairly creamy, smooth, and crisp mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a very nice witbier. Very nice balance of malt. spice, and yeast ester flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
kryon (1106) - SWEDEN - JUL 26, 2013
Pojrs hazy light yellow with low white head Aromas of wheat, coriander, citrus, Taste has bread, wheat, some sweet fruits, honey ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ktwse (1481) - SWEDEN - JUL 26, 2013
Pours hazy yellow with low white head. Aroma of wheat, coriander, pepper, citrus. Taste is light citrus bitter with honey sweetness. Body is light and fresh with average carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 21, 2013
Appearance: Very pale cloudy white with a yellow tint, much like the inner pith of lemon. A thick white head fades into a thin white film that is decidedly thicker along the sides of my glass.
Nose: Mandarin oranges, lemon wedges. Coriander and grains of paradise. Soft sweet rolls in the back. Restrained.
Palate: Soft and chewy – like biting into a freshly baked roll that just came out of the oven a few hours ago. Lemon, mandarin, and curacao. More lemon in the middle with some mandarin oils for a little extra zing. Faint notes of coriander and grains of paradise in my breath. A delicate whisper of sweetness lingers in the chewy bready mouthfeel.
Final Thoughts: Simply delicious, it is no wonder that the Wahoo Wheat is a summer seasonal from Ballast Point Brewing out of San Diego, California. Albeit a bit more restrained than other Belgian-style Wits, it was nonetheless extremely drinkable and honestly enjoyable, proving that this style doesn’t always have to be a spice bomb.
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