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Wieckse Witte - De Ridder Brewery

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Wieckse Witte
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BA SCORE
84
good

75 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 75
Reviews: 45
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 17.52%
Wants: 7
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
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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RuudJH

Netherlands

1.55/5  rDev -58.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Reviewing this a few times, to make sure i didn't sample a bad one (also i'm usually a fan of wheat beer, so i'm a little frustrated by this one, as it's so widely available in shops here).

I will repeat my verdict from last time though: this beer needs a better yeast. The smell is just not acceptable to me.

((Cloudy golden, with a thin head.
The smell is not pleasant at all (it tries to be banana, but it hangs between dirty wet socks and cod liver oil ). I hesitated to even taste this beer.

I did taste it. It's slightly sour, and the skunky smell has a twin on my tongue.
I couldn't find much else that could make it a little better.))

I hope people who like to try wheatbeers, do try some others too. It can be so much better than this.

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2009 15:58:46 | More by RuudJH
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Regenpak

Netherlands

2.05/5  rDev -44.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Call me prejudiced but since I detest anything made (or owned) by Heineken Wieckse Witte is no exception. Nevertheless, since my girlfriend thought I'd like it I had to try it.

Packaged in the cowardly 30 cl eurobottles it pours a pale yellow, almost headless glassful. There's almost no yeast, the brew is clear. The thin layer of froth quickly disappears, leaving a ring around the glass inside. The smell is musty and sweet. I can't put my finger on what it tastes like but it's rather sweet. Maybe Nutrasweet, I don't know. It reminds me of the cheapo Lidl Weizenbier (Grafenwalder). Light carbonation. Unpleasant, slightly bitter aftertaste. All in all something I'd avoid, opting for bubbly water instead...

Serving type: bottle

11-08-2010 15:28:21 | More by Regenpak
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MarkoNm

Slovenia

2.05/5  rDev -44.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

Pours a hazy, pale yellow color with a weak carbonation and two fingers of white foamy head.
The aroma is wheaty, slighty yeasty (not nice) along with some fruits to improve the situation.
The taste starts sweet and spicy and continues with a bit of yeastiness. Finish is bitter, but another reminder why I don't really like wheat beers. Not a bad one, just not my style.

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2014 20:53:19 | More by MarkoNm
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Baileux

Netherlands

2.5/5  rDev -32.6%

09-04-2013 18:46:00 | More by Baileux
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kojevergas

Texas

2.95/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

"Wieckse Witte." Served on draught into a .4L wieckse glass in a cafe in Amsterdam. Cost was 4.00 euro. Reviewed from notes taken July 2010.

A: Pours a one finger head of slight cream, decent thickness, and average retention. Body colour is a cloudy light yellow. Semitransparent.

Sm: Lemon citrus esters including orange peel. Cream and barley. A moderate strength aroma.

T: Refreshing lemon citrus esters with honeycomb and orange peel, all stacked atop a very weak barley foundation. The balrey base is watery and throws off the balance. That said, it's built to refresh and in this it succeeds.

Mf: Smooth and wet - too wet, almost watery.

Dr: A simple refreshing witbier, but a highly priced one by Dutch standards. It's worth a try, and I'd have it again at a lower price.

C

Serving type: on-tap

12-05-2012 19:48:08 | More by kojevergas
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Jose9e

Netherlands

3/5  rDev -19.1%

07-30-2012 14:29:11 | More by Jose9e
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Douberd

Netherlands

3/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle of 300 ml, at home. ABV 5%.
One finger of white head with average activity in the glass. Colour is pale golden, hazy and semi-transparent body. Foam has an average retention, leabing a thin line lingering around once gone.
Smell of citrus fruits, oranges.
Taste is not as sweet as I expected, with the orange peel quite notable.The korinader gives it some spicy notes, mostly on the aftertaste.
Medium body, very light carbonation. Very drinkable and a very good choice for a hot summer day.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2013 15:04:00 | More by Douberd
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Nyczj

Michigan

3/5  rDev -19.1%

07-30-2013 20:12:02 | More by Nyczj
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jibjib513

Ohio

3/5  rDev -19.1%

01-31-2013 20:04:03 | More by jibjib513
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supermeniscus

Netherlands

3/5  rDev -19.1%

11-27-2011 00:44:57 | More by supermeniscus
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beerguy101

California

3/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Light gold color fairly cloudy, medium head. Slightly spicy aroma. A light refreshing wit. Mild taste. Kind of spicy, coriander, clove and citrus. Taste is a little tart. Mouthfeel is full. Aftertaste is clean. Finish is a little lemony. Not very spicy for a wit, but all-in-all a nice drinkable beer.

Serving type: bottle

10-04-2003 02:52:02 | More by beerguy101
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thierrynantes

France

3/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Beer bottle (33 cl.), tasted in 2002.

Appearance : orange color, with a white foam head.
Smell : aroama dominated by wheat.
Taste and mouthfeel : sweet and spicy flavours, a sour background finish.
Drinkability : an average beer in the style Belgian witbier.

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2008 14:05:23 | More by thierrynantes
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Boto

Connecticut

3.13/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Draught: This seemed as if it was going to be just a basic Wit, and I was right. It was a standard cloudy light golden color. There was a bit of a white head. The aroma was a bit yeasty, citric and a hint of corriander. Tastes along the same lines. A nice beer for sitting with at an outdoor cafe.

Serving type: on-tap

05-23-2004 19:27:55 | More by Boto
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jdhilt

New Hampshire

3.18/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From my notes 5/27/07 - Pours a two-finger white head that fades quickly but leaving a good lace. Cloudy, pale amber color. Faint wheat nose. Good carbonation and light bodied. Flavor is wheat, lemon and spice. Slight sour finish. On-tap at Hard Rock Cafe Amsterdam, NL. €5.15 ($7.06) for 0.5L glass.

Serving type: on-tap

06-22-2007 18:46:35 | More by jdhilt
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safaricook

Netherlands

3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

04-26-2013 16:25:46 | More by safaricook
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david18

New York

3.33/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I had this on a recent visit to Amsterdam. I didn't order it myself (not a big Witbier fan) it was brought to me during someone else's turn to buy a round. It's always nice to try the local beers and was glad to have the opportunity to sample this on but I was not blown away.

Appearance is typical for a white, light straw color, very hazy with a large amount of very active carbonation. Flavor was the typical yeasty banana flavor of the style. Not terrible but not my favorite. Overall it was a very easy beer to drink and I'm glad I tried it. Probably wont' get it again.

Serving type: on-tap

02-09-2011 19:13:07 | More by david18
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rastaman

United Kingdom (England)

3.4/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Very nice, but a little less spicy than i like, slightly more malty in flavour than other wheats, very smooth, lacks a good bite in the flavour, but generally pretty good, a tad bit of regreshing acidity.

Serving type: bottle

07-26-2002 16:34:27 | More by rastaman
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HalfFull

California

3.4/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A small 30 cl. bottle poured into a wine glass. Pours with a light haze and a slim cap of foam. Retention and lace are light and the lack of carbonation seems to reveal itself throughout.

Wheaty on the nose though lacking in that 'wit' sense and lacking any definitive spice character.

Taste improves a bit with an arguably odd lemon character along with some imbued spice and a good dose of wheat.

Offers a decent feel with a spritzy lemon delivery. The underbelly remains a bit weak however, a bit lacking in depth and character for the style. Yet quite drinkable nonetheless. Overall a rather lightly spiced wit be it from added spices or the yeast itself.

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2013 05:48:09 | More by HalfFull
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rarbring

Sweden

3.4/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A foggy yellow golden beer with a good white head that settles slowly leaving some lacing.

The smell is sweet, oranges and cardamom, slightly of sour milk.

The taste is also sweet, lemon and lime, cardamom and some yeast.

Medium carbonation, small bubbles, rather soft, medium body and a syrup feeling.

OK, maybe a bit to sweet. Bought in Breda, NL.

Serving type: on-tap

12-08-2010 22:26:51 | More by rarbring
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Redteketed

Netherlands

3.43/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

BB 10-6
Average head, pale golden colour. Nose gives malts, wheat, some spices and some fruitiness. There is a typical flavour I can’t determine, but I have sensed it in some other wheatbeers.
Basetaste is a bit bitter, with wheat flavours.
Normal carbonation, light mouthfeel, a short/average spice aftertaste.
I could enjoy another.

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2006 21:28:02 | More by Redteketed
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DoubleJ

California

3.48/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Served on-tap at Cafe t'Molentje in Amsterdam. Served in its own branded glass. On to the beer:

This witbier is paler yellow in color with a haziness and whisps of lace sticking around the glass. The nose is spicy; big spicy coriander note with pepper, and a kiss of tart lemon. That will perk you up in the late morning. Still quite spicy to taste, though there's a little more fruitiness to stand up. Lemon comes first, then quick pepper and coriander notes. The beer gaines a fruitiness similar to orchard fruits with more sips. The beer is lighter medium, with a pleasant crispness.

Pleasant enough wit, although its spiciness takes some getting used to.

Serving type: on-tap

05-11-2013 17:28:03 | More by DoubleJ
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Brent

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The sediment in the bottle was pretty tightly compacted - usually a sign that decanting is not a good idea. Poured carefully, but was not able to avoid a good dose of disturbingly chunky tan yeast sediment going in. Fortunately it quickly settled to the bottom of the glass. Lacked the fruity or powdery yeast aspects of most Wits, had more of a crisp wheat aspect of a German crystal. A fair bit of citric acidity cleared palate, with a pleasant, understated slightly bready finish.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2004 15:00:17 | More by Brent
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Canada_Dan

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

05-07-2014 08:30:19 | More by Canada_Dan
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gnikola

Serbia

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

04-12-2014 07:57:52 | More by gnikola
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Saind

Netherlands

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

01-06-2014 11:40:56 | More by Saind
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Wieckse Witte from De Ridder Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 75 ratings.