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Wieckse Witte - De Ridder Brewery

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Wieckse Witte
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BA SCORE
84
good

81 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 81
Reviews: 45
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 17.16%
Wants: 7
Gots: 5 | 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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safaricook

Netherlands

3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

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

New York

3.95/5  rDev +5.9%

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.

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

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +7.2%

06-02-2014 14:54:39 | More by braican
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PhillyStyle

Georgia

4/5  rDev +7.2%

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

Pennsylvania

3.88/5  rDev +4%

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.

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

United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)

4/5  rDev +7.2%

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

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

Massachusetts

4.47/5  rDev +19.8%

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.

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

Netherlands

4/5  rDev +7.2%

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

United Kingdom (Scotland)

4/5  rDev +7.2%

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!

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

Netherlands

4.22/5  rDev +13.1%

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

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

Colombia

3.73/5  rDev 0%

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.

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

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

09-16-2013 01:21:17 | More by jim_carignan
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czfreeman

California

4.43/5  rDev +18.8%

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.

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

Netherlands

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

02-03-2014 21:55:29 | More by BJSmit
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Bandi

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

04-16-2013 20:29:27 | More by Bandi
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RuudJH

Netherlands

1.55/5  rDev -58.4%

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.

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

Netherlands

3/5  rDev -19.6%

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.

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

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

10-19-2013 12:34:36 | More by mikehillman
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gnikola

Serbia

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

04-12-2014 07:57:52 | More by gnikola
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Mar02x

Netherlands

3.6/5  rDev -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.

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

Colorado

4/5  rDev +7.2%

08-24-2014 01:43:57 | More by timontheroad
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supermeniscus

Netherlands

3/5  rDev -19.6%

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

Slovenia

2.05/5  rDev -45%

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.

03-27-2014 20:53:19 | More by MarkoNm
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Hayley_86

Netherlands

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

04-21-2014 17:32:00 | More by Hayley_86
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LarryKemp

Texas

4.33/5  rDev +16.1%

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.

01-29-2003 20:08:48 | More by LarryKemp
Wieckse Witte from De Ridder Brewery
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