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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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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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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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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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PhillyStyle

Georgia

4/5  rDev +7.8%

06-09-2012 19:46:54 | More by PhillyStyle
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killianf


4.75/5  rDev +28%

03-18-2012 16:26:49 | More by killianf
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bonbini26

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +7.8%

01-09-2012 21:50:07 | More by bonbini26
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nellis410

New York

5/5  rDev +34.8%

01-08-2012 19:57:52 | More by nellis410
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rekel

Netherlands

4/5  rDev +7.8%

11-30-2011 16:07:25 | More by rekel
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maxk

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

11-29-2011 12:14:59 | More by maxk
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supermeniscus

Netherlands

3/5  rDev -19.1%

11-27-2011 00:44:57 | More by supermeniscus
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Mar02x

Netherlands

3.6/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Gold blond, little carbonation, withe head that is slowly retracting until a thin layer remains.

S - Like a white beer, not really nice.

T - Not a bad white beer, some citrus fruit, fresh and light bitter/sour. Faintly some corn. No alcohol present.

M - Medium carbonation, slightly bitter/sour and just a tiny bit of cream in the after taste.

O - A good beer for a warm and sunny day, a thirst quencher, but a bit to blond for a white.

Serving type: bottle

09-17-2011 21:06:05 | More by Mar02x
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rvdoorn

Netherlands

4.22/5  rDev +13.7%
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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czfreeman

California

4.43/5  rDev +19.4%
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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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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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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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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adamette

Ohio

3.65/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at 1870 Pub in Turin, Italy on or about 6 15 09. Review from notes. Poured into a clean, clear glass.

A Opaque, white appearance to body which is quite appropriate. I sampled this on a night when I had sampled several others and was dissapointed. Already with the look of this one I knew I would not be as dissapointed.

S Thankfully, like a Witbier. It is just a bit thin, lacks some of the spices that I have enjoyed in other Witbiers.

T Solid Witbier that delivers on what is advertised. It has a nice soft feel that I also appreciate from this style. Again, lacks some of the spices that I have appreciated in others within the same style.

M Thin to moderate mouthfeel in addition to the aforementioned softness. It lacked the nice moderate to full feel that I like.

D Really, honestly good. I could have several of these.

Notes: I notice some awfully low ratings for this beer. Maybe those other reviewers had a different beer?

Serving type: on-tap

06-30-2009 23:47:37 | More by adamette
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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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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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TurdFurgison

Ohio

4.33/5  rDev +16.7%
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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Absumaster

Netherlands

3.63/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A muddy, orange, yellow beer with a thin and creamy head.

Smell is quite clovy, with some faint unfresh dirty sock odor. Cloves are the main part of the smell. The raw wheat is grainy and the obvious coriander and orangepeel add a nice spiciness.

Taste of clove and phenolic and spicy of the yeast. Some lemony whiffs. Still something undefinable unfresh in there, yeast autolyzed or rotten orange zest? Like said undefinable. Body is spot on, not a very big body, but just enough to avoid a watery mouthfeel. Drinkability is great.

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2008 17:23:01 | More by Absumaster
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seanyfo

United Kingdom (Scotland)

4/5  rDev +7.8%
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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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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ernie

Russian Federation

4.47/5  rDev +20.5%
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
Wieckse Witte from De Ridder Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 75 ratings.