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Wieckse Witte | De Ridder Brewery

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BA SCORE
83
good
48 Reviews
BEER STATS
Reviews:
48
Ratings:
96
Avg:
3.66
pDev:
24.59%
 
 
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Wieckse WitteWieckse Witte
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
De Ridder Brewery
Netherlands

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 12-21-2000

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Reviews: 48 | Ratings: 96
Photo of crookedhalo
3.9/5  rDev +6.6%
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.

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Photo of Ardon
4.88/5  rDev +33.3%
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

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Photo of Brent
3.48/5  rDev -4.9%
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.

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Photo of Boto
3.13/5  rDev -14.5%
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.

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Photo of EmoBeerGuy
4/5  rDev +9.3%
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.

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Photo of merlin48
3.51/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Brewed in Maastrict, a beautiful old Roman city in the Limburg province of the Netherlands, a bicycle ride away from the Belgian and German borders. My favorite Dutch city, by far. This pours into a pils glass a hazy, straw yellow color, with an ample white head that leaves sheet lacing. Aroma is initially a bit skunky, in a Heineken sort of way, but gives way to lemony citrus and some spice. Mouthfeel is smooth and clean, with a hop bite that is hardly noticeable. Tatse is middle of the road for style, with tart citrus, wheat, and some graininess. Hops are restrained in the taste and provide only some dry and slightly bitter balance. Good drinkability with its dry and clean finish. I've had better beers from the Limburg Province, but not since being there a decade ago. Nothing exceptional here, but I would drink another one.

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Photo of Andreji
3.7/5  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.

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Photo of Hobbz
4.03/5  rDev +10.1%
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.

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Photo of beerguy101
3/5  rDev -18%
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.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
4.52/5  rDev +23.5%
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!

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Photo of littlebibs
3.68/5  rDev +0.5%
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.

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Photo of dmarch
3.68/5  rDev +0.5%
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.

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Photo of PatandDavid
4.47/5  rDev +22.1%
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.

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Photo of BeerResearcher
3.88/5  rDev +6%
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.

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Photo of vitesse
4.38/5  rDev +19.7%
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.

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Photo of WVbeergeek
3.97/5  rDev +8.5%
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.

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Photo of feloniousmonk
4.1/5  rDev +12%
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!

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Photo of LarryKemp
4.37/5  rDev +19.4%
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.

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Photo of RBorsato
4.77/5  rDev +30.3%
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 !

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Photo of rastaman
3.38/5  rDev -7.7%
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.

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Photo of John
3.95/5  rDev +7.9%
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.

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Photo of javier
3.95/5  rDev +7.9%
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.

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Photo of Jason
4/5  rDev +9.3%
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.

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Wieckse Witte from De Ridder Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 48 ratings.