Wieckse Witte - De Ridder Brewery

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BA SCORE
84
good

91 Ratings
THE BROS
90
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Ratings: 91
Reviews: 47
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 16.44%
Wants: 8
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
De Ridder Brewery
Netherlands

Style | ABV
Witbier |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-21-2000

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Ratings: 91 | Reviews: 47
Photo of PatandDavid
4.47/5  rDev +20.5%
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.

Photo of His_Royal_Hoppiness
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Decent Witbier - nothing mind-blowing but well-balanced and refreshing.

Photo of seanyfo
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!

Photo of rvdoorn
4.2/5  rDev +13.2%
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

Photo of Andreji
3.7/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

Photo of czfreeman
4.42/5  rDev +19.1%
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.

Photo of RuudJH
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.

Photo of Douberd
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.

Photo of Mar02x
3.54/5  rDev -4.6%
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.

Photo of MarkoNm
2.07/5  rDev -44.2%
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.

Photo of LarryKemp
4.37/5  rDev +17.8%
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.

Photo of ernie
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!

Photo of BeerDrinkersWorldTour
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

A – A nice hazy orange/yellow colour with a thick single finger of dense white foam that retains pretty well leaving heavy lace in the glass.

S – Musty wheat malts with notes of lemon grass and gooseberry with the lightest hop tone in the back end.

T – A lot of lovely wheat malts and some very mild lemon grass. Very fresh tasting with some light sweet spice such as star anise.

MF – Creamy mouth feel with mild linger.

O – A really rather good wheat beer with solid flavour, decent balance, creamy mouth feel and very refreshing. Pretty good for the style and one of the nice ones I have had the pleasure to drink.

Photo of dmarch
3.68/5  rDev -0.8%
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.

Photo of vitesse
4.38/5  rDev +18.1%
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.

Photo of littlebibs
3.68/5  rDev -0.8%
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.

Photo of Hobbz
4.03/5  rDev +8.6%
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.

Photo of Redteketed
3.41/5  rDev -8.1%
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.

Photo of EmoBeerGuy
4/5  rDev +7.8%
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.

Photo of Regenpak
2.06/5  rDev -44.5%
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...

Photo of Ardon
4.88/5  rDev +31.5%
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

Photo of javier
3.95/5  rDev +6.5%
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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Wieckse Witte from De Ridder Brewery
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