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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ktwse (1835) - 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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
JStax (2772) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUL 20, 2013
To red on draft. Pours a litter copper with a white head that dissipates at a moderate rate. Aroma is floral and sweet. Taste is floral and sweet with a bready yeast note in the finish. Semi-dry. Thought this was a pilsener with some wheat in it. Not nearly hazy enough to be a Belgian Witbier, but whatever.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tmoney99 (10400) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 20, 2013
Draft sample. Pours hazy yellow color with an average frothy white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate citrus spice and yeast aroma. Medium body to a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium spice sweet flavor with a medium sweet citrus finish of an average duration. My expectations where met.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
skmikeg (824) - Poway, California, USA - JUN 29, 2013
Pours a pale yellow with a small white head. Aroma is of citrus, coriander, cracker malts, cloves, and spices. Taste is about the same as the aroma. Has a medium light body with a semi creamy mouthfeel and a dry, mostly sweet, somewhat fizzy, medium short finish. Overall, a decent wit that is lacking in character depth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BrewMoose (82) - Florida, USA - JUN 10, 2013
22oz bomber. Pours with a thick white head and hazy golden color. Lots of range and spice in the aroma. Refreshing orange flavor with nice mouthfeel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
MadRobin (1829) - Silver Spring, USA - MAY 24, 2013
On tap at Gilly's Beer & Fine Wine in Rockville, MD. Cloudy, light straw-yellow with a near-white head and good lacing. Aroma of wheat, green apples, grain and lemon. Taste of grain, wheat, coriander, light yeast and mild lemon. A lot of flavors are hidden in here, but unfortunately it's a case of no flavor distinguishing itself out of a bland, rather than complex, mix. Light body medium/low carbonization. I'm a big fan of Ballast Point, so I was disappointed to find this pale imitation of a Belgian wit. Where's the yeasty spiciness? Where's the banana? It's not that the beer tastes; it's just bland and disappointing. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DrSilverworm (5898) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 5, 2013
22oz bottle. Date code on the bottle seems to read 08/25/2 , figure that must be a typo. It’s a freshly delivered case, and this is the first time I’ve seen this stuff in this area. Shared with friends during a game of Catan. Clear golden color. Thin, kind of bubbly white head, that soon fades. Doesn’t leave much lace, only little loose ropes. Bottom pour was much more hazy and white. Orange and coriander evident in the aroma. Some light belgian yeast character in the flavor. Medium body. lighter, more smooth carbonation. Kind of crisp, more dry finish. Light zesty sweet taste, spice. OK witbier. Not anything special.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
ekoerper (587) - Iowa, USA - APR 22, 2013
Aroma: light malts and bready wheat and yeast. There are hints of spices that come through, with a touch of coriander and clove, also slight citrus notes. Appearance: hazy straw yellow pour, ample white head with decent lacing. Flavor: yeasty bread and light malts, crackers, clove, citrus, some coriander, low bitterness. Palate: light body, medium+ carbonation. Overall: a nice sessionable wheat brew, great warm weather beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - APR 18, 2013
Bottle shared by my buddy Ian, thanks man. This was a good switch up from all the stouts and barley wines we were consuming that night. Nothing really super special but a good FL beer for sure.

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