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RATINGS: 362   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   IBU: 16   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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This beer, inspired by the flavors of Southeast Asian cuisine, is a twist on the classic Belgian witbier style. Instead of the traditional coriander and orange peel spicing regimen, we add fresh lemongrass, ginger root, and a dash of Sorachi Ace hops. The result is a wonderfully refreshing ale with notes of lemon candy, citrus fruit, and a slight spiciness from the ginger. Best served at 45˚F in a tulip or wine glass.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Erzengel (5098) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - MAR 9, 2014
Nose is Witbier-tyical, probably a bit smoother. The beer starts not as a typical Witbier - at the first sip you notice that there is something different - no orange peel or coriander. But that it is lemon grass and ginger is hard to taste. Probably the sharpness of the ginger in the background and the freshness of the lemon grass in the beginning - but all only ver subtle. The mainpart is a bit unround, sharp. And there is (for me) the round freshness of the "normal" Witbier missing. The aftertaste is a bit pale, on the one hand Witbier-typical sharp and dry, on the one hand little hot due to the ginger. This aroma lasts on the tongue very long.
Interesting brew, but I like the "normal" Witbier better, as it is for me more round and has a bit more deepness in aroma. --> 10/12/9/10

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
revolution2718 (334) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 28, 2014
Overall a good but disappointing beer. It's a wit/hefe style, with notes of banana, clove, bready malt. I was really looking hard for the lemongrass and ginger, but couldn't find it. Very drinkable, but kinda bland and didn't deliver on what it said it would. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhunter111 (10077) - Hasborn, GERMANY - FEB 26, 2014
Trübes goldgelbes Bier mit geringer Schaumkrone. Geruch hefig, Lemon, Gewürze. Geschmack nach belgischer Hefe, Koriander, Citrus.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chad9976 (1364) - Albany, New York, USA - JAN 28, 2014
I poured a 12oz can into a tulip glass. There may have been a freshness date, but it was smeared. The can cost $2.99 ($0.25 per ounce).

Appearance: A pretty hue of bright yellow/pale orange. Quite hazy. Pours to a large, bright white, frothy head which retains and laces extremely well.

Smell: Classic witbier aroma of Belgian yeast esters, some citrus and dry spice.

Taste: Usually when I try a brewery for the first time I prefer to have something that complements the season. Westbrook White Thai is a witbier in style, but not brewed to style. Combine that with the fact I’m drinking it in the coldest part of the winter and this beer definitely had a lot of obstacles to overcome to impress me. But sure enough it did, as I enjoyed the subtleties of the palette as well as the easy drinkability.

The brewery indicates this beer is made with lemongrass, ginger root and Sorachi Ace hops - none of which are common for the style. However, in concert with each other they end up working quite well as substitutes for the usual spices. Witbier, when done right, tends to have a lemony character to it, so using lemongrass instead of orangepeel, is a natural addition. Normally, I dislike ginger in beer, but it’s in such a finite amount here that it works as a true spice and isn’t a distraction. The Sorachi Ace hops give it some peppery bitterness, especially on the finish, though this is by no means a hoppy or bitter beer per se. I could see this palette being appreciated by drinkers of all experience levels.

Drinkability: "Drinker-friendly" is definitely a term apropos to Westbrook White Thai. Not only is it tasty and balanced, but it’s easy to drink. The mouthfeel is thin, but not to the point of being watery or distracting. It’s quite refreshing and finishes clean. At only 5% ABV, this is definitely in the "sessionable" category of beer for sure. I could see six-packs of this going quick at my house in the summer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mR_fr0g (5025) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2014
Can at home from cotteridge wines. Aroma is bready wheat malt with a slightly stale edge and delicate orange, citrus and floral. Later some soapy notes develop. . Golden colour with a lasting thin white head. Light haze. Flavour is bready malt, crisp mineral, some sweet midget gems and lemon in the finish. Medium light body with a crisp finish. Decent.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
superflyguy (429) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2014
good stuff. an interesting and tasty take on Wit, very refreshing with lovely lemon flavours.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Marduk (3636) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 3, 2014
330ml can. Cloudy orange color. Medium size, white head, stays. Citrus, wheat, lemon, spicy aroma. Lemon, sweet, grainy taste. Yeasty aftertaste. Crisp mouthfeel.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Paincane (170) - Georgia, USA - FEB 14, 2014
Hazy golden body w/ thick white head & great lace. Lemongrass, coriander, ginger aromas. Citrusy Asian Belgian flavors. Unique.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johnnnniee (2782) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 10, 2014
Can shared by Mike Cloudy straw color, light honey and lots of spice. Light clove orange and pepper. Nice brew.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
merc7186 (2488) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - FEB 10, 2014
Aroma: Belgian Yeast, Mild Lemons Appearance: Murky Golden Straw Hue, Passes Some Light, Thin White Head Ring, Some Lacing Taste: Belgian Yeast, Lemongrass, Mild Ginger Mouthfeel: Average Carbonation, Light to Medium Bodied, Mildly Drying


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