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RATINGS: 306   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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A fresh, unfiltered brew perfect for lazy summer days. Our Wahoo White is brewed with unfiltered, un-malted wheat and oats that give it a distinctive cloudy complexity. True to the Belgian tradition, this Witbier boasts a refreshing, citrusy flavor thanks to the orange peel and coriander we add to the boil. This makes Wahoo an ideal beer for year-round beach weather.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
GarrettB (1039) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 31, 2012
The Ballast Point Wahoo Wheat opened our evening of Ballast samplings. Wheat beers tend to have a lot more visibility on shelves, but the Wahoo Wheat is a rare fish indeed. Iíve only seen it a few times, and each time I wonder why it doesnít have more of Ballastís share of attention, like the Sculpin. Some of the answer comes with the taste. The aroma is inviting, rich with the aromas of sweet milled corn and cracked wheat, and a side of eggy tapioca. Notably, the Wahoo Wheat is mild or even silent on the expected notes of banana and clover - a nice change of pace. This wheat definitely leans more towards a wit in flavor profile than a wheat. The flavor is less engaging, obfuscated by an aggressive sudsiness. I can pry out light flavors of fresh wheat, but itís hard to find much else in the noise of the busy palate. The aftertaste is short, but provides a lasting quenching sensation, aided by the watery palate of the brew. As always, thereís appeal to a lighter beer like this on or after a day at the beach, but I think this is a black sheep in a family of outstanding beers.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
maxwelldeux (3665) - Everett, Washington, USA - AUG 23, 2012
Pours a light and clear golden color with a moderate and quickly disappearing head. I find the nose slightly metallic and skunky. The taste is grassy and fairly forgettable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
wheresyourball (516) - El Cajon, California, USA - AUG 15, 2012
Poured into a pint glass from a 22oz bomber. Fizzy, cloudy, and light yellow with medium head. Aroma and taste are wheat, banana, lemon. Has a sort of foul, funky finish. Average at best.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
crossovert (7388) - Illinois, USA - JUL 28, 2012
It has some cool variations but stay away form the original as it is weak in every aspect.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Lagunitasfan (1313) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 21, 2012
On tap at the Old Grove location. Canít believe Iíve never rated this more common brew. Super unfiltered cloudy pale white/yellow pour with huge sticky white head. Nose is yeasty lemonade. Taste is not as good as nose. Tart odd citrus to not much better. Hints of burnt plastic. Maybe not a good batch.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
weihenweizen (1732) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - JUL 14, 2012
On tap at Mad Mex. Pours cloudy pale golden with small white head. Medium lacing, medium carbonation, and estery aroma. Taste is citrus and some coriander.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
jglanton (18) - Yorba Linda, CA, California, USA - JUN 29, 2012
Palate wasnít smooth as I like from a wheat beer, bubbles were large, it was dry on the tongue and only moderately refreshing, and the taste was rather bland. It tasted like dry wheat.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mansquito (3386) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JUN 21, 2012
Pizzeria Paradiso, Alexandria tap ($6): Pours a hazy pale with a white head. Aroma is yeasty, orange, banana, and spice. Taste and body are extremely light. It barely feels like I am drinking much at all when this done be quaffed. The tastes are all present, but in a very light and watery way. This is kind of like a pretentious lawn mower beer. It is good, but really easy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drowland (6037) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - JUN 5, 2012
6/5/12. 22oz bottle. Cloudy golden pour with a nice white head. Spicy aroma with bits of wheat and citrus. Nice mild flavor of soft wheat and citrus with a smaller spice presence. Goes down nicely.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nick76 (4221) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 19, 2012
The aroma is sweet and wheat like with bananas, cloves, and lemon grass. The appearance is cloudy yellow with a medium head. The taste is like the aroma. The palate is average. Overall more than a typical Witbier style wise which worked this time.

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