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Wieckse Witte - De Ridder Brewery

Wieckse Witte
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BA SCORE
83
good

68 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 68
Reviews: 45
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 17.89%


Brewed by:
De Ridder Brewery
Netherlands

Style | ABV
Witbier |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-21-2000)
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Ardon

Ontario (Canada)

4.9/5  rDev +32.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is a fantastic wit that you can find on tap just about everywhere in the Netherlands yet I have never come across it anywhere else. A wonderful light hazy yellow. Good rocky head that lasts. Rich melon (cantaloupe?) flavours, refreshing and fruity with a small spicy bite. Extremely drinkable. I have refreshed myself many a time with this beauty at the internet cafe in Den Haag at the base of the big pink student building near HS station. This is possibly my favourite example of the style

Serving type: on-tap

06-30-2004 21:48:44 | More by Ardon
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RBorsato

Virginia

4.8/5  rDev +30.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Hazy straw color with a low white head throughout. Melony fruit aroma and spicy tones (additionally aroma is a bit sweetish). Spicy and gingery flavor with nice citrusy lemony) tones. Light bodied (leans medium) and creamy !

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2002 11:19:23 | More by RBorsato
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NeroFiddled

Pennsylvania

4.53/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

From the Heineken subsidiary brewery, Ridder of Maastricht, comes a brilliantly done witbier.
Its cloudy yellow body is topped by a good-sized head of creamy bright-white foam that holds well and maintains a thin surface covering throughout the glass. The nose is rich with spice in the form of coriander/clove and a mild, cola-like cardamom; backed by sweet, juicy oranges and a touch of tart lemon over a dryish, hay-like wheat-based malt. The body is light and it's very fine, gently effervescent, and lightly crisp carbonation caresses the tongue and awakens the tastebuds. All of the flavors promised by the nose are delivered, although it's lemonish character and wheat-like malt are a bit more dominant. It's exceptionally well-balanced with an underlying bitterness that works so well with it's delicate spiciness and subtle tartness that it never needs to make an appearance. It finishes dry with a flash of orange and lemon before leaving some residual, delicately spicy coriander. Impressive!

Serving type: bottle

09-30-2003 21:21:59 | More by NeroFiddled
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PatandDavid

Massachusetts

4.47/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very enjoyable beer.

This is a style that I first discovered with Allagash, and I would say this beer is almost as good. The Allagash I've had has probably been fresher and with more pronounced flavor, but this was also good.

Nice hazy straw yellow, small bubbles of carbonation. A fruity, citrusy wit that was refreshing and very easy to drink. Would drink this anytime, just a pleasant drinking experience, and nice session beer material.

Serving type: on-tap

05-17-2003 07:00:10 | More by PatandDavid
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ernie

Russian Federation

4.47/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pale golden color, huge creamy white head.

Aroma spicy - orange peel, coriander, sweet red pepper and a hint of yeast.

Start moderately sweet, body round, soft, taste fruity, yeasty, with all abovemention spices present. Finish acidic, a bit tart. Aftertaste heavenly and long.

Very good beer. Sincerely recommended!

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2006 18:15:45 | More by ernie
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czfreeman

Michigan

4.43/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured in my Hoegaarden glass.
Murky golden yellow, superb foamy thick head, murky hazy body.
Smells heavy on the clove/coriander/pepper/creamy wheat mix of a great Wit. Orange peel,lemon, and a really funky yeasty background, almost like soured appel, and sour wheat.
Really strong aromas, even more pronounced than Hoegaarden.
Sour apple, orange, lemon, wheat, strong notes of yeast, light biscuit, orange, pepper, clove,coriander, black pepper-all combine to create a superb first, and quick second sip.
The fruit is well pronouced, the spice is distrubuted, and the sour background provided enough level ground to support and enhance the mix.
Little did I know buying this beer today that I would enjoy it much More than Hoegaarden, my go-to standard Witbier.
Very good, spicy light and refreshing-will buy again.

Serving type: bottle

05-10-2011 17:38:33 | More by czfreeman
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vitesse

Georgia

4.4/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

served in 12 oz. brown bottle.
definitely a well made wit. loved the beautiful "white" color and spicy/fruity smell. taste is so refreshing and light with lots of coriander and citric elements. mouthfeel is slightly creamy, but still subtle and light. drinkability would be off the scale for me. any beer lover could down these in no time. buy it if you find it.

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2003 11:00:49 | More by vitesse
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LarryKemp

Texas

4.33/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This was a very cloudy light straw colored beer. Very typical for the style.

The nose got the biggest rush. The phenolics were present and strong. A really good smelling wit.

The citrus and coriander mixed with the malt to make a very pleasant and complex flavor. I did not notice the hops and there was no butterscotch flavor.

The mouthfeel was light and carbonated.

In general, this was a good beer. I would recommend it for one looking for a tasty wit.

Serving type: on-tap

01-29-2003 20:08:48 | More by LarryKemp
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TurdFurgison

Ohio

4.33/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had a bottle of this with dinner at a Tapas restaurant in Amsterdam. This was an exceptional witbier, really unexpected. The beer was hazy and golden yellow colored, with a thick and durable head. The aroma was spot on, real spicy-like with coriander and whatnot, with a nice yeasty fruity thing going on as well. All the same came through in the taste, very nicely done and perfect with the meal. If you're lucky enough to see it I say get it.

Serving type: bottle

10-18-2008 23:06:17 | More by TurdFurgison
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rvdoorn

Netherlands

4.22/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look: the beer pours a nice yellow-orange color with a fluffy head.
Smell: Wheat, citrus, orange peel, yeast, and coriander.
Taste: Malts, wheat, citrus, yeast, spicy pepper. Coriander and citrus in the aftertaste
Mouthfeel: Medium-thin body, medium carbonation.
Overall: Nice brew

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2011 19:56:11 | More by rvdoorn
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feloniousmonk

Minnesota

4.1/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Big, white, blooming head, and typical hazy yellowish body. Aroma is full of citrus and spice, very soft and fresh. There's the coriander we love so well, there's the orange, there's the citrus. Beautiful! Everything falls in line for style, and, really, it's no wonder that this style can convert so many non-beer-lovers, whether they know it or not, Blue Moon, of Coors, being our best example. Lovely, perfumey nose, light body, easy drinkin', a note-perfect witbier, yummy, yum. yum!

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2003 21:51:29 | More by feloniousmonk
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Hobbz

Rhode Island

4.05/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Mmm. My first Wieckse Witte and a nice surprise.
I was a bit hesitant on the smell at first. But I didn't find much present and certainly nothing to fault. Nice view in the glass.
Creamy look and mouthfeel throughout, with plenty of fruity, spicy flavors to match -- but remains a lighter, drinkable experience.
This unfiltered white beer is a treat and one I will buy again.

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2003 02:23:50 | More by Hobbz
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Jason

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presentation: 12 oz brown bottle with a “best before end” date clearly printed.

Appearance: Semi clear yellow with a pretty healthy white lace.

Smell: Stale dried orange peel and coriander with light lemon fruitiness.

Taste: Slightly smooth slick malty mouth feel, straight clean malt comes first then melds with a faint spicy and tart flavour of hops and fruitiness. Mildly peppery and grain make a small showing upon the taste buds. Tastes of citric and coriander flavour come late.

Notes: Great stab at the style, certainly up to par with their Belgian neighbors. I enjoyed this brew very much and had a hard time thinking of a domestic beer that could match it except for Allagash White. A brew to give a try for sure.

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2000 00:25:27 | More by Jason
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EmoBeerGuy

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Tried this beer on tap at the Sunset paired with a spicy cajun sandwich and found myself with a bit of heaven.

This beer... dare I say it... is remarkable similar to Hoe. To me this is a good thing though this ber won't win any awards for being "experiemental" or "breaking the mold". Still, a great stab at the style for the Germans to be proud of.

Beer pours with little to no head. Taste and Nose of corriander and lemons. Very light, even for a white beer.

Enjoy on a hot day or to cool down a spicy meal.

Serving type: on-tap

03-16-2004 23:54:52 | More by EmoBeerGuy
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cypressbob

United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)

4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap

Pours with a light yellow body, cloudy with a bubbly white head

Smell, fresh, cloves and melon adorn the nose. Little bit of eastern spice

Taste, peppery and clovey. Light and refreshing though, backed up with a nice wheaty finish

A tasty little wit, well balanced

Serving type: on-tap

07-28-2005 16:47:29 | More by cypressbob
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seanyfo

United Kingdom (Scotland)

4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap serving at Caffe Hoppe in Amsterdam, in branded glass.

A- Cloudy, yeasty weizen blonde, 3 finger head cut dutch style, good retention and lacing.

S- A nice blendy or orangey citrus fruits and vanilla.

T- Once again, oranges, citrus, vanilla and a bit of honey.

M- Light and spritzy but not aggressive like some wits i.e hoegaarden for me

D- A delightful fruity sweetness combined with the light mouthfeel made this an excellent wit for the summer months!

Serving type: on-tap

02-26-2008 19:41:45 | More by seanyfo
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WVbeergeek

Ohio

3.98/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Holy shit, I found a witbier in WV has hell frozen over. Possibly, but this beer pours a hazed golden tone with a fairly thick white head. The aroma consists of spices, banana, cloves from the yeast very pleasant. Tastes a well balanced very refreshing blend of wheat, yeast, and spices. I really like this witbier no off flavors very good beer. Nice representation of the style from Holland, well I am impressed. Not the best wit I have ever had, but I am able to get this one in WV. Light bodied with very high drinkability level, almost the lemonade of the beer world.

Serving type: bottle

03-06-2003 18:57:54 | More by WVbeergeek
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javier

Massachusetts

3.95/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A nice Dutch version of the classic Belgian style. definitely better than most domestic attempts. It is crisp enough to cut the sweetness and not too spicy.

Serving type: bottle

05-16-2002 13:50:59 | More by javier
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John

New York

3.95/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This along with Affligem Blond were two of the best beers we encountered in the Parisian cafes visited. A solid wit beer that exhibits the typical rich white head, wheat cloudiness and subtle spiciness for the style. Though the mouthfeel was a tad thinner and the flavor a bit more tart than some, this was still a welcome treat.

Serving type: on-tap

06-19-2002 13:01:58 | More by John
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BeerResearcher

Massachusetts

3.9/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I ordered this Biere Blanc (White Beer) at a bar in Belgium and of course, assumed it was brewed in Belgium. I didn't find out until I returned home and looked it up to complete my notes. Oh well! This cloudy gold brew has more body than I expected. The medium hops have grapefruit-like and citrusy bitterness. A clovey aroma is quite noticeable. Clove-like flavors dominate while a faint hint of camphor can be tasted. Overall this is a delicate and balanced beer. Quite drinkable.

Serving type: on-tap

05-11-2003 14:16:03 | More by BeerResearcher
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crookedhalo

Pennsylvania

3.88/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy golden orange color with a thin, yet sustaining white head. Some bready unmalted wheat notes with the typical coriander and bitter orange zest one expects from a witbier. The taste is up to par with any witbier from Belgium, only this wit is brewed in Holland. Light citrusy tartness in the finish keeps it very drinkable. Best suited for summertime, also enjoyable at home when you have the heat cranked up to 80° on a cold winter day. A very nice witbier that I'm going back to in the future.

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2005 19:45:20 | More by crookedhalo
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littlebibs

New Hampshire

3.73/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

this is a nice witte beer from Holland. It has a clove like after
taste to me but it goes down well. Served cold with a slice of
orange or lemon . Its great during the summer months
especially if you can find this on tap. This is a classy smooth
beer with allot of spice to it but it doesn't get in the way of
how refreshing it can be sitting out by the ocean on a pier
with a nice seafood dinner. Another winning beer from Holland.

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2003 21:37:35 | More by littlebibs
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Andreji

Colombia

3.73/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Its a very average witbier with nothing much to it. Cloudy pale golden tone slight creamy white/tan head not much lacing and not much carbonation either-rather undercarbonated as for the moutfeel and taste. Some wheaty notes in the taste and smell, soury at points and with a slight hint of hops at the end but giving off no great contrasts that have tended to characterise witbier so far. For me it applies as a simple milder version of a weizen, but theyre too soft.

Serving type: on-tap

11-06-2003 14:40:50 | More by Andreji
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metter98

New York

3.71/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On-tap at Het Konings Huis, Delft, Netherlands

A: The beer is hazy pale yellow in color and has no visible carbonation. It poured with a half finger high bright white head that died down, leaving some lacing down the sides of the glass and a collar around the edge.
S: Light to moderate aromas of wheat and orange citrus are present in the nose.
T: Like the smell, the taste has flavors of wheat and orange citrus along with faint hints of coriander.
M: It feels light-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is very easy to drink, thirst quenching and refreshing. It really hits the spot drinking this outside in a square in the sunshine on a nice spring day.

Serving type: on-tap

04-15-2013 20:15:21 | More by metter98
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dmarch

Pennsylvania

3.68/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours with a hazy pale golden color with lots of carbonation. Aroma is of orange and coriander. Taste orange and well with spices and a hint of bannana. Not at the level of spices that I'd like, but they're certaintly in there. Not the best of the style, but it's a solid example of the witbier style.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2003 04:02:54 | More by dmarch
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