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RATINGS: 295   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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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.


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bubbleflubber (1709) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - APR 14, 2012
It pours a clear golden into the glass, with an initially wispy head that reduces to a thin, tiny ring of bubbles. Yeasty floated break up and form a cloud as the brew progresses. The nose is nondescript, but of cereal and wheat. The flavors ring true of cereal, Apple Jacks and light hay. The finish is lingering wheat and more nondescript cereal notes. Mouthfeel is thin with active carbonation. Meh, decent lawnmower brew, but not hitting on a lot.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
J_man (665) - Tustin, California, USA - MAR 29, 2012
22 oz. bomber from Albertsons in San Diego off Balboa Ave. (why did my entry for this disappear??). Starts off with an aroma that would make me guess this is a Saison due to the strong yeasty, dry hay and coriander notes. Pale yellow and quite hazy with a quickly dissipating white head. The initial taste is also very Saison-like with the aromas following through, but this quickly evaporates into a very light, bready wheat beer flavor. There’s a little bit of citrusy sourness around the edges and it finishes with the wheat flavor coming through along with a lingering taste of Saison. A very enjoyable and refreshing wheat beer with a twist.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
MattH (608) - California, USA - MAR 24, 2012
Tap. Appearance is cloudy lemonade yellow. Aroma of lemon and funk. Taste is a nice citrusy sour with some funk. Level of carbonation is high.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
arminjewell (5715) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 21, 2012
Pour out of 22 oz bottle, thanks for the pour Aaron! Nice hazy yellowish pour with thin white head, aroma brings notes of slight funk, big lemon, touch of bready malt, hints of spice and coriander in there as well. Taste is a bit sweet, with a nice mix of sweet lemon and fruity esters, some coriander and bready notes but in general a pretty nice mix of flavors. Ends a bit sweet.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
NielsenRatings (8273) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 21, 2012
Bottle @ Armin’s house. 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. A bit above average.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcos (1442) - Maryland, USA - MAR 21, 2012
Location/Date:Bottle split with Ben and Dave on March 15th, 2012.

Appearance: Pours a clear gold.
Aroma: Aroma is wheaty.
Taste: sweet, wheaty, usual witbear taste.
Palate:Medium light body.

Summary: This was just okay, not one of my favorites from Ballast Point. I realize this is made to round out the portfolio, just not one of my favorites of the style.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wlajwl (3546) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAR 20, 2012
Aroma is wheat grain and a subtle spiciness. The flavor is lemon/citrus, a mild tartness and a good malty undertone. Very subtle in flavor, nothing was too strong but blended very well in the flavor.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
dbarnold (1125) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - MAR 16, 2012
Tasted like pretty plain beer to me....not much of anything floral or distinguishing. No real yeastyness. Very thin, finishes clean, but nothing much to it.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fluffy (1327) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - FEB 18, 2012
finally, some american breweries are starting to figure how to make actual wit beers, and are doing away with the watery bland american wheats that dominated the style over the last few years. this one is pretty dead on, more or less or Hoegaarten clone. really well done, especially for a brewery ive never really been that impressed with.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ADfan (538) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 9, 2012
Cloudy lemon yellow with a small head. It has a mild aroma with some lemon and earthy notes. It has some citrus, wheat and some spices that blend well.


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