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RATINGS: 300   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.


2.1
   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 wasn’t 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mansquito (3336) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drowland (5989) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nick76 (4209) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Palidor19 (2932) - Brandon, Florida, USA - MAY 19, 2012
A light crisp clean beer, lots of sweet malt and a mild touch of orange zest. nicely carbonated with no bitterness at all.ideal for the summer weather,

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thornecb (4347) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 17, 2012
Pours hazy gold into a shaker. Bright white head with little retention recedes to hug rim. Sour summer fruit aromas. Sweet spritzy wheat upfront turning watery in the abrupt finish.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bubbleflubber (1816) - 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 (697) - 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 (642) - 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 (6148) - Farmington Hills, Michigan, 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.


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