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Jan De Lichte - KleinBrouwerij De Glazen Toren

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BA SCORE
89
very good

109 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 109
Reviews: 66
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 10.47%
Wants: 16
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
KleinBrouwerij De Glazen Toren visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Witbier |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Name : Jan De Lichte was an infamous robbers’ chief at the end of the 18th Century. He was broken on the wheel at the age of 23 at the Marketplace of Aalst.

(Beer added by: paterlodie on 12-06-2005)
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Nick_RobertsM3

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -0.2%

10-01-2013 19:17:32 | More by Nick_RobertsM3
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seeswo

Ohio

4/5  rDev -0.2%

08-25-2012 00:51:35 | More by seeswo
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Rick760Sd

California

4/5  rDev -0.2%

02-06-2013 18:14:10 | More by Rick760Sd
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clayrock81

Virginia

4/5  rDev -0.2%

Poured a clear golden body with 2-finger white head with small lace patches down the glass. A light, airy spicy clove smell with hints of citric fruit like orange tucked in there. This beer is lighter bodied and smooth, easy to drink, with a sharp, somewhat sour citrus (mostly orange and a little lemon/banana) + spicy pepper/clove taste (strong) that, coupled with excellent carbonation, leads to a strong, prickly dry finish after a citrusy wit drink. ABV hidden well; a strong wit but nothing crazy and excellently coupled with a hot summer day on the patio (of the bar).

08-16-2009 21:30:56 | More by clayrock81
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LostHighway

Maine

4/5  rDev -0.2%

11-29-2011 12:42:51 | More by LostHighway
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -0.2%

11-15-2011 00:53:23 | More by JAHMUR
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mrfrancis

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -0.2%

07-14-2013 17:05:33 | More by mrfrancis
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maxpower

Missouri

4/5  rDev -0.2%

750 ml capped bottle pours a cloudy and hazy bright golden yellow color with a huge frothy clingy off white head that leaves some lacing in the glass that lasts, fruity lemon, grass and funky yeasty aromas. Fruity lemon, orange and spicy flavors, finishes dry. Medium bodied with a crisp, carbonated mouthfeel, very nice.

09-03-2006 18:36:08 | More by maxpower
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

4/5  rDev -0.2%

.25L pour - $6.00 at the Brick Store Pub in Decatur, Georgia.

Appearance: Presents a very clouded, yellow-hued body underneath an inch of creamy, lasting, whitish froth.

Smell: Pleasant, aromatic melange of soft malts, citrus accents of lemon and orange, dried herbs, light honey, and peppery fresh coriander.

Taste: Lightly bready, lightly grainy impression from the barley, wheat, oats, and buckwheat of the grain bill. Kiss of sweet-tasting honey candy. Traces of subtle lemon juice preceding the bolder curaçoa. Big boost of spicy coriander and dried bitter orange peelings. Minor acidity. Hint of herbal hops, though very, very little bitterness, leaving the added spices to do the job of countering the sweetness. Finishes dry, continually spicy, and quite crisp.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium-high carbonation.

Drinkability: Definitely bigger than your garden variety witbier, but, with luck, the imperialization of the brew didn't turn this one ganky and unpleasant to drink. On the contrary, it was satiating and went down rather easily.

09-05-2010 16:53:05 | More by ChainGangGuy
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jfcaa193

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -0.2%

02-19-2012 22:44:31 | More by jfcaa193
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schopenhauerale

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev -0.2%

02-08-2013 00:20:21 | More by schopenhauerale
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dedrinker

Kansas

3.98/5  rDev -0.7%

Slightly hazy gold color. Nose of bitter orange peel and coriander. Tasted like a sweeter, denser witbier - almost like a grand cru. As the beer warmed up I detected aromas and flavors of white wine (sauvignon blanc?) that I found most intriguing. Sure, I would do it again.

10-30-2007 05:02:13 | More by dedrinker
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stcules

Italy

3.98/5  rDev -0.7%

Golden yellow, good and thin perlage, compact head.
Very fresh smell, camomile, white and yellow flowers, and a good pepper (pink, maybe).
It's a dubbel wit, with all the witbier notes, a little more strong.
The taste i still fresh, fruity, with a great flowery note. Orange peel, coriander and peppery. Citric.
Well done, and pleasant.
Quite light body.
In the aftertaste the spiciness is stronger, coriander, herbal, and a long citric.

12-06-2007 21:27:05 | More by stcules
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cjgator3

Florida

3.95/5  rDev -1.5%

750ml bottle

A- Capped bottle wrapped in a decorative paper poured into a snifter. Pours a golden orange color with an off-white head.

S- The aroma is very nice! It is slightly tart with some wheat, citrus, spices and yeast.

T- The taste like the aroma has plenty of wheat and spices with some lemon and orange peel. The finish features some yeast and some hops as well.

M- The mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with a good amount of carbonation.

D- This is a jacked up Imperial Wit so it isn't as drinkable as some of the lighter bodied White Ales out there, but it is refreshing in it's own right. This is a very tasty brew that is definitely worth picking up.

05-18-2009 02:35:46 | More by cjgator3
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dsa7783

New Jersey

3.95/5  rDev -1.5%

On-tap at GingerMan in NYC...
Appearance: Sunlight-yellow hue... Thick,dense, foamy head that deposited a thin film of lacing...
Smell: Oranges, lemons thrown into the mix...
Taste: Strongly complemented the aroma... Strong nuances of oranges and fruit, and the 7% ABV was not too detectable either...
Loose mouthfeel...
Good level of drinkability...
Not bad...

12-08-2008 01:18:50 | More by dsa7783
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yelterdow

New Jersey

3.95/5  rDev -1.5%

Enjoyed this bottle with Ego and EPseja... an imperial witbier, with lots o' spices included with the price of admission. No freshness date on here.

Appearance- Cloudy and very active, there are many streams of carbonation flying from the base of the glass. Monster bubbles with a soda-like quality... the head settles to a snow white mat.

Smell- Big, perfumy aroma with Belgian candi sugar and coriander on the nose, then notes of lemon zest and bergamot... really amazing, without any alcohol evident at all. Concentrated spices.

Taste- A saison character hits me first... lemony, with sweetness in the finish. The second mouthful was totally different, with a blast of coriander much more like a typical witbier. Lemony tartness follows, with a doughy atmosphere lingering behind.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability- Fizzy and explosive at first, mellowing during the tasting session. A very tasty offering, definitely worth seeking out.

01-15-2008 02:15:25 | More by yelterdow
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.93/5  rDev -2%

Smooth drinking Belgian wit, one of the better I have had, that's cross to a saison. Looked saisonesque, with lace in he cup. Pleasant wheat and yeast aroma. Creamy on the tongue, appropriate carbonation, above average on mouthfeel. Not too complex in taste.

10-19-2008 00:55:30 | More by Sammy
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thagr81us

South Carolina

3.93/5  rDev -2%

Big thanks goes out to funkydelic for sharing this one! Served from bottle into a Mikkeller flute. Poured a slightly hazy golden yellow with a three finger white head that subsided to a minimal amount quickly. Maintained decent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, banana, fruit, and funk. The flavor was of sweet malt, banana, earth (the wheat perhaps???), funk, and fruit. It had a light feel on the palate with high carbonation. Overall this was a decent brew. Nothing on this one was really very standout-ish for me. I would not have guessed that this one was a Witbier based on the aroma and flavor at all. With that said, it was still a very nice brew, just not what I would have expected from the style.

07-20-2011 14:00:59 | More by thagr81us
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impending

California

3.91/5  rDev -2.5%

B+

750ml into a tulip. Pours a fairly transparent dull pale yellow, pure white dense frothy head, hyperactive nucleation, excellent lacing.

The aroma is much of powdery yeast and confectioners sugar backed by a pleasant musty spiciness, apple, pear, citrus.

Mildly sweet, vague apple and pear. More dry than bitter, the bitter is more herbal than hop. Hint of zinc. Medium bodied mouthfeel is illusionary thin at the first impression due to being so lively. As much a saison as a wit.
cheers
jd

05-18-2013 04:29:30 | More by impending
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watchnerd

California

3.9/5  rDev -2.7%

750 ml bottle.

A tasty Belgian witbier that would be hard to improve upon, the cloudy straw yellow pour and HUGE head the thickness of a broomstick, with lumps and clumps and craters, that settled down to a minefield of lace, while wafty yeasty wheat lemon vapors up my nose, leading to a cristp, effervescent mouthfeel, bubbly and crackling, no bitterness on the finish as I swallow.

Ah, yum.

03-04-2008 03:55:25 | More by watchnerd
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crookedhalo

Pennsylvania

3.88/5  rDev -3.2%

Bottled 13 May 2006. Pours a yellowy golden color with a thick bone white head that subsides after about 30 seconds. Good lacing left behind. Aromas are pretty typical of a wit- orange zest, coriander, but the wheat and malt plays a slightly more significant role. Light underlying funk to it as well. Malty and lightly sweet with loads of citrusiness. Lemon Pledge comes to mind a bit. Kind of slick on the tongue but not quite full-bodied. Pretty refreshing and very drinkable.

09-25-2007 00:20:39 | More by crookedhalo
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Halcyondays

California

3.88/5  rDev -3.2%

750 mL bottle,

A: Pours a turbid opaque orange, with a soft fizzy white head, pretty cool looking. This is about as unfiltered as it gets. Solid head retention, no lace.

S: Sweet orange peel predominately with a hint of coriander, wheat malt, spicy.

T: Lots of orange with some sugary Belgian ester (cake-like) flavours mid-palate which I liked a lot. Yeasty finish with a hint of ethanol.

M: Medium-bodied, fizzy light carbonation. I'd say don't tilt the beer at an angle, just pour straight down to get rid of the excess carbonation.

D: This is a nice intriguing Imperial wit, but in the end, it's too expensive to buy more than once. It was my most wanted wit, so I jumped on it when I finally saw it in the Southland. If it's on-tap, we'll meet again though.

10-03-2010 23:21:38 | More by Halcyondays
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brewcrew76

Wisconsin

3.85/5  rDev -4%

A - Slightly hazy yellow with a bubbly, foamy white head and cascading bubbles.

S - Coriander, curaco, floral, lemon and orange zest, green apple and wheat.

T - Coriander, citrus and wheat with a spicy pepper. Pears and a touch of candy sugar.

M - Prickly carbonation with some artness makes it feel a bit heavir than it is.

D - Enjoyable.

04-19-2009 02:21:40 | More by brewcrew76
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Dope

Massachusetts

3.83/5  rDev -4.5%

A: A perfectly clear golden pour. Huge soda-like bubbly head that fades to nothing very very quickly. Almost no lacing.

S: Wheaty with some strong spice character. Orange, coriander and white pepper. Pretty strong, including an alcohol presence.

T: Very orangey with quite a bit of wheat. Maybe some coriander and just a hint of pepper.

M: Smooth and highly effervescent.

O: Relatively simple yet fairly strong due to the higher than normal ABV. Appears to be filtered which is unlike most witbiers that I've seen, gives it a bit thinner body and a different appearance than I am used to.

There is a touch of oxidation in the nose and taste but I chose not to influence my review. Bottle was undated and who knows how long it sat on the shelf.

01-24-2012 03:24:01 | More by Dope
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aztraz

Sweden

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

05-24-2012 16:18:06 | More by aztraz
Jan De Lichte from KleinBrouwerij De Glazen Toren
89 out of 100 based on 109 ratings.