White Labs Reviews




rlgk
3.6
White Labs Frankenstout (F96)
Tap at Warpigs, Copenhagen. Opaque black beer with a nice beige head. Hoppy yeasty aroma, chocolate, cocoa, licorice, some spices. Roasted chocolate flavor, hay, grapes, licorice, ash notes. Good beer.
Sunday, May 15, 2016

drfabulous
3.8
White Labs Frankenstout (F96)
Draught at Warpigs. Dark pour. Big creamy chocolate stout. Nice and tasty overall.
Saturday, May 14, 2016

bu11zeye
3.1
White Labs Blonde (WLP 860)
(Draught) Pours a hazy golden body with a medium white head. Aroma of grain, citrus, and florals. Flavor of banana, citrus, and grain with a moderately dry finish.
Tuesday, April 26, 2016

kevinator
3
White Labs Frankenstout (F96)
Pretty good. Aromas and flavors of toasted grain, chocolate and a little coffee. Good looking beer with a creamy head. Smooth with a full palate.
Saturday, April 16, 2016

kevinator
2.7
White Labs Porter with Dark Roast Coffee (WLP001)
Nice roasted malt and coffee aroma and flavors. Dark chocolate color with a thin head. Palate a was a little too watery. Easy to drink.
Friday, April 15, 2016

kevinator
3.7
White Labs Belgian Strong (WLP 530)
Really nice. Noticeable aroma of bread and spices. Nice color and a decent head. Full bodied and weighty. Great blend of flavors of bread pudding with spices and yeast.
Thursday, April 14, 2016

kevinator
2.7
White Labs Saison (68 degree fermentation)
Pretty average. Supposedly the different fermentation temperature increased the flavor profile but I had nothing to compare it. Faint floral and fruit aroma. Some earthiness. Light color and palate. Some herbal and citrus.
Wednesday, April 13, 2016

kevinator
3
White Labs Amber (WLP 036)
Faint malt aroma. Good earthy malt flavor with a nice amber color and medium to light weight body. Pleasant.
Wednesday, April 13, 2016

kevinator
2.5
White Labs Hefeweizen (WLP 300)
Labeled wheat with Hefeweizen, which may be a little redundant. Moderate aroma and flavor of wheat, some citrus and clove. Average cloudy yellow but not with the fullness normally found.
Wednesday, April 13, 2016

cafgen
3
White Labs Frankenstout (F96)
Dark color with big tan head. Aroma of yeast, bread, some dark fruits and alcohol. Taste of bread, some plum and alcohol. Just ok. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Thursday, March 24, 2016

BeerandBlues2
3.2
White Labs Experimental German Pilsner (WLP 940)
Draught at the brewery. Pours clear yellow with a medium, creamy white head, long retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is sweet corn and Pils malt with light spicy and earthy hops. Flavor is corny Pils and grainy malt, light floral hops and bitterness with a crisp, dry finish. Light body and moderate carbonation.
Saturday, February 20, 2016

BeerandBlues2
3.3
White Labs Experimental German Pilsner (WLP 862)
Draught at the brewery. Pours clear yellow with a medium, creamy white head, long retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is sweet corn and Pils malt with spicy and earthy hops, and light cherry notes. Flavor is corny Pils malt, medium spicy and earthy hops and bitterness, crisp with a dry finish. Light body and moderate carbonation.
Saturday, February 20, 2016

BeerandBlues2
3
White Labs Experimental German Pilsner (WLP 830)
Draught at the brewery. Pours clear yellow with a medium, creamy white head, long retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is sweet corn and Pils malt with spicy and earthy hops, and light fruits. Flavor is corny Pils malt, light floral hops and bitterness with light fruits and a dry finish. Light body and moderate carbonation.
Saturday, February 20, 2016

BeerandBlues2
3.1
White Labs Experimental German Pilsner (WLP 802)
Draught at the brewery. Pours clear yellow with a medium, creamy white head, long retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is sweet corn and Pils malt with spicy and earthy hops, and light flowers. Flavor is corny Pils malt, light floral hops and bitterness with a dry finish. Light body and moderate carbonation.
Saturday, February 20, 2016

bu11zeye
2
White Labs Blonde (WLP 810)
(Draught) Pours a hazy orange body with a small white head. Aroma of grain, stone fruit, nuts, and wort. Flavor of grain, wort, and apple skin.
Tuesday, February 16, 2016

DuffMan
3.6
White Labs Barleywine (WLP 007)
On tap @ the brewery. Nearly identical to the 001. Sweet toffee, sweeter than the 001, and with a subtly different fruit ester. Both were decent.
Tuesday, January 19, 2016

DuffMan
3.6
White Labs Barleywine (WLP 001)
On tap @ the brewery. Medium copper amber, gold tinted head. Sweet toffee with fruity undertones, moderate bitterness. Nice.
Tuesday, January 19, 2016

DuffMan
3.3
White Labs Frankenstout (F96)
On tap @ the brewery. dark brown, low tan head. Aroma is roasty, spicy, with underlying dark fruits. Roasty backbone, lots of estery dark fruit notes, some spicy phenols in here (light clove), vegetal hints (tomato especially). Certainly unique and strange! Medium bodied, a bit thin. Iím hglad I got to try it at least.
Saturday, January 16, 2016

DuffMan
3.1
White Labs Pale Ale (WLP 530)
On tap @ the brewery. This flight of pale ales was listed as 5.6%. Light orange body, low white head. Light caramel, fruity and spicy undertones, low bitterness. Most similar to the 300, perhaps a little more estery. These were all pretty mild, and the differences quite subtle.
Saturday, January 16, 2016

DuffMan
3.2
White Labs Pale Ale (WLP 300)
On tap @ the brewery. This flight of pale ales was listed as 5.6%. Light orange body, low white head. Light caramel, fruity and spicy undertones, low bitterness. A touch sweeter than the 001 and 002.
Saturday, January 16, 2016

DuffMan
3.1
White Labs Pale Ale (WLP 002)
On tap @ the brewery. This flight of pale ales was listed as 5.6%. Light orange body, low white head. Light caramel, stonefruit, low bitterness. Not as bold as the 001.
Saturday, January 16, 2016

DuffMan
3.5
White Labs IPA (WLP 540)
On tap @ the brewery in Miramar. Lightly hazy yellow persistent white head. This brew had a distinctly spicy estery quality in addition to the grassy and fruity hop notes present in the others. Very cool to see how the yeast can make such a difference, even in the face of assertive hop character!
Friday, January 15, 2016

DuffMan
3.3
White Labs IPA (WLP 041)
On tap @ the brewery in Miramar. Lightly hazy pale yellow persistent white head. Aroma and Palate have more of a grassy hop character than the 001 and 008, with fruity undertones. Moderate bitterness.
Friday, January 15, 2016

DuffMan
3.5
White Labs Pale Ale (WLP 008)
On tap @ the brewery in Miramar. Lightly hazy pale yellow persistent white head. Aroma and flavour of nectarines and light tropical fruit. Slightly sweeter than the 001. Moderate bitterness.
Friday, January 15, 2016

DuffMan
3.6
White Labs IPA (WLP 001)
On tap @ the brewery in Miramar. Lightly hazy pale yellow persistent white head. Aroma of white grapes and light tropical fruit. Palate has more of a vegetal hop character with fruity undertones. Moderate bitterness.
Friday, January 15, 2016

DuffMan
2.5
White Labs Hefeweizen (WLP 715)
On tap @ the brewery in Miramar. Clearer than the other yeasts in this series, weak spicy aroma, noticeable residual sweetness, a touch of tomato. My least favourite of the wheat flight.
Friday, January 15, 2016

DuffMan
3.5
White Labs Hefeweizen (WLP 380)
On tap @ the brewery in Miramar. Looks the same as WLP 300, and the profile is nearly identical. The main difference is that there is a touch of vanilla here, that isnít present in the 300, and the spice character is a bit bolder.
Friday, January 15, 2016

DuffMan
2.7
White Labs Hefeweizen (WLP 029)
On tap @ the brewery in Miramar. Hazy medium gold, white head. Lightly fruity but otherwise little yeast character, wheaty, clean, but pretty boring.
Friday, January 15, 2016

DuffMan
3.1
White Labs Hefeweizen (WLP 300)
White Labs German Hefeweissen. (WLP 300) On tap @ the brewery in Miramar. Hazy yellow, mild banana and clove character, dry wheaty finish.
Friday, January 08, 2016

slowrunner77
3.7
White Labs ESB (WLP 037) - Raspberry & Oak
a unique take on an ESB...caramel malts and earthy hops under a nice low level raspberry flavor and aroma. The oaking smooths it out.
Wednesday, December 23, 2015

slowrunner77
3.6
White Labs Frankenstout (F96)
Belgian leaning and sweet. Cool experiment and nice enough beer, but lost in the wordlof awesome Impy Stouts, though. Cool to see what yeasts overpower others.
Tuesday, December 22, 2015

slowrunner77
3.3
White Labs Porter (WLP550)
a little fruit and zest with light roast and caramel in this just a bit too light porter. just ok on this one.
Tuesday, December 22, 2015

slowrunner77
3.7
White Labs Porter (WLP003)
Chocolate and walnut brewer deScription is right on. Best and most robust of the 3 porters.
Tuesday, December 22, 2015

slowrunner77
3.4
White Labs Porter (WLP 001)
An ok porter. Comes across a little light, almost like a brown. Dry as well, which is nice. Clean roast and caramel finish.
Tuesday, December 22, 2015

slowrunner77
4
White Labs IPA (WLP 540)
I thought this was a fantastic example of a Belgian IPA. Fruity esters and spice from the yeast without sacrificing ANY of the oily citrus and pine hop quality.
Tuesday, December 22, 2015

slowrunner77
3.8
White Labs IPA (WLP 008)
Cleaner and more bite than the CA ale yeast, just by a touch. Would be hard to tell apart if not side by side. Bright, citrusy, bitter and tasty.
Tuesday, December 22, 2015

slowrunner77
3.7
White Labs IPA (WLP 001)
Bright citrusy vibrant IPA. Thought it was pretty clean (til the east coast was cleaner). Good brew.
Tuesday, December 22, 2015

blipp
3.2
White Labs Experimental German Pilsner (WLP 862)
Sampled 802, 830, and 862 side by side. All poured clear gold with a grainy malty base. The 802 had a bit of sulfur coming through that wasnít nearly as pronounced in the other two. 830 was probably the "cleanest" of the three, though is seemed to have a bit more perceived sweetness. 862 brought some more pronounced straw-like notes, and was the more "rustic" of the three.
Saturday, December 19, 2015

blipp
3.2
White Labs Experimental German Pilsner (WLP 830)
Sampled 802, 830, and 862 side by side. All poured clear gold with a grainy malty base. The 802 had a bit of sulfur coming through that wasnít nearly as pronounced in the other two. 830 was probably the "cleanest" of the three, though is seemed to have a bit more perceived sweetness. 862 brought some more pronounced straw-like notes, and was the more "rustic" of the three.
Saturday, December 19, 2015

blipp
3.1
White Labs Experimental German Pilsner (WLP 802)
Sampled 802, 830, and 862 side by side. All poured clear gold with a grainy malty base. The 802 had a bit of sulfur coming through that wasnít nearly as pronounced in the other two. 830 was probably the "cleanest" of the three, though is seemed to have a bit more perceived sweetness. 862 brought some more pronounced straw-like notes, and was the more "rustic" of the three.
Saturday, December 19, 2015

blipp
3.3
White Labs Pale Ale (WLP 530)
Sampled 001, 002, 300, and 530 side by side. All pour orange gold with a white head. Mild malty sweetness, and faint citric fruity hops. The 001 is the "cleanest" of the four, with the 002 close behind, which would is quite similar but for some mild apple-like notes. The 300 has some mild spicy notes and a hint of vanilla. 530 has mild and well integrated spicy notes.
Saturday, December 19, 2015

blipp
3.4
White Labs Pale Ale (WLP 300)
Sampled 001, 002, 300, and 530 side by side. All pour orange gold with a white head. Mild malty sweetness, and faint citric fruity hops. The 001 is the "cleanest" of the four, with the 002 close behind, which would is quite similar but for some mild apple-like notes. The 300 has some mild spicy notes and a hint of vanilla. 530 has mild and well integrated spicy notes.
Saturday, December 19, 2015

blipp
3.2
White Labs Pale Ale (WLP 002)
Sampled 001, 002, 300, and 530 side by side. All pour orange gold with a white head. Mild malty sweetness, and faint citric fruity hops. The 001 is the "cleanest" of the four, with the 002 close behind, which would is quite similar but for some mild apple-like notes. The 300 has some mild spicy notes and a hint of vanilla. 530 has mild and well integrated spicy notes.
Saturday, December 19, 2015

blipp
3.3
White Labs Pale Ale (WLP 001)
Sampled 001, 002, 300, and 530 side by side. All pour orange gold with a white head. Mild malty sweetness, and faint citric fruity hops. The 001 is the "cleanest" of the four, with the 002 close behind, which would is quite similar but for some mild apple-like notes. The 300 has some mild spicy notes and a hint of vanilla. 530 has mild and well integrated spicy notes.
Saturday, December 19, 2015

blipp
3.4
White Labs IPA (WLP 540)
Sampled 001, 008, 041, and 540 side by side. All poured gold with a white head, had a generic fruity hop base (Cascade possibly?), mild-moderate bitterness, and relatively low sweetness. The 001 and 008 were the two "cleanest" yeasts, with the 008 having a bit more perceived sweetness. The 041 had a touch of a spicy character, and also seemed to have the driest finish. 540 was certainly the outlier, with spicy and lightly fruity Belgian yeasty notes.
Saturday, December 19, 2015

blipp
3.5
White Labs IPA (WLP 041)
Sampled 001, 008, 041, and 540 side by side. All poured gold with a white head, had a generic fruity hop base (Cascade possibly?), mild-moderate bitterness, and relatively low sweetness. The 001 and 008 were the two "cleanest" yeasts, with the 008 having a bit more perceived sweetness. The 041 had a touch of a spicy character, and also seemed to have the driest finish. 540 was certainly the outlier, with spicy and lightly fruity Belgian yeasty notes.
Saturday, December 19, 2015

blipp
3.3
White Labs IPA (WLP 008)
Sampled 001, 008, 041, and 540 side by side. All poured gold with a white head, had a generic fruity hop base (Cascade possibly?), mild-moderate bitterness, and relatively low sweetness. The 001 and 008 were the two "cleanest" yeasts, with the 008 having a bit more perceived sweetness. The 041 had a touch of a spicy character, and also seemed to have the driest finish. 540 was certainly the outlier, with spicy and lightly fruity Belgian yeasty notes.
Saturday, December 19, 2015

blipp
3.3
White Labs IPA (WLP 001)
Sampled 001, 008, 041, and 540 side by side. All poured gold with a white head, had a generic fruity hop base (Cascade possibly?), mild-moderate bitterness, and relatively low sweetness. The 001 and 008 were the two "cleanest" yeasts, with the 008 having a bit more perceived sweetness. The 041 had a touch of a spicy character, and also seemed to have the driest finish. 540 was certainly the outlier, with spicy and lightly fruity Belgian yeasty notes.
Saturday, December 19, 2015

jbruner
3.6
White Labs Frankenstout (F96)
Pours a deep reddish black on tap with bubbly tan head that dissipates to leave moderate lace. Aroma of Belgian like phenols with a fruity back end. Taste follows, big roasty acrid finish. Not bad, definitely interesting.
Monday, November 30, 2015

rlgk
3.3
White Labs Porter (WLP550)
Draught at the taproom in San Diego. Clear dark brown beer with a nice beige head. Roasted fruity aroma, figs, plums, chocolate, licorice, caramel, yeasty spicy, some cocoa. Fruity yeasty flavor, grapes, plums. Chocolate notes, some citrus. Decent beer.
Thursday, November 05, 2015