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RATINGS: 308   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
merc7186 (2090) - 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

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
superflyguy (428) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2014
good stuff. an interesting and tasty take on Wit, very refreshing with lovely lemon flavours.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mR_fr0g (3130) - 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Marduk (2718) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chad9976 (1179) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johnnnniee (2306) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
blklab2007 (1964) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 3, 2014
Can poured a wheat yellow in color with a frothy one finger white head that retained very well. Aroma has dusty Belgian yeast, lemon, aged hops, and dull herbs. Mouth feel is medium with a good coating and medium low carbonation. Flavor picks up wheat, lemon grass, ginger, and a bit of Belgian yeast. The ginger does throw out some soap like flavors at points but overall this is easy drinking and done with an interesting twist.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tillmac62 (193) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - JAN 1, 2014
Canned 10/14/13. Hazy golden almost yellow pour with a quite nice head and long lasting lacing. Slight nose of Belgian yeast with lemon and banana notes over a spicy character. Medium bodied with a nice slick mouthfeel and normal carbonation. A quite interesting, but not overbearing, taste of ginger and lemon. As it warms, the lemon flavor takes on more of a zest quality. Crisp finish with a nice tart and bitter kick.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zenkis (572) - Ogre, LATVIA - DEC 31, 2013
Pours pale orange, white thick top, good, thick, rich lasing. Rich carbonation, bubbly texture, light sour touch at the end, yeasty profile, dry, fruity finish. Sweet taste just with minimal sour touch at the end as complementary. Aroma of pure Belgian sour yeast, pineapple fruity. Very nice Witbier to me.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mep3222 (487) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - DEC 29, 2013
Enjoyable aroma, yeasty nutty banana aroma. Slight lemongrass barnyard funk. Nice wit aroma that seems a bit like a saison too. Palate is a bit watery and light. Some odd funk flavors as well. Do not get much ginger at all, maybe slight. More enjoyable than I anticipated. Pretty good but wouldn't seek out ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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