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Ommegang Witte - Brewery Ommegang

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BA SCORE
85
very good

1,661 Ratings
THE BROS
78
okay

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Ratings: 1,661
Reviews: 722
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 30
Gots: 85 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brewery Ommegang visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Witte is our version of the classic Belgian wit or "white" ale. Witte, which is actually Flemish for white, is brewed with malted and unmalted wheat, orange peel, and coriander - offering a refreshing style that showcases the Belgian talent for brewing full-flavored ales that are also light and balanced. It is pale straw in color, slightly hazy from the yeast, and topped with a huge white, fluffy head.

Witte is pleasantly light on the tongue, balanced between malt and wheat sweetness. Hops and spice with a subtle clove note backed by flavors of lemon and sweet orange give way to a dry, crisp, refreshing finish.

(Beer added by: Todd on 05-01-2004)
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Reviews by LeRose:
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LeRose

Massachusetts

2.63/5  rDev -30.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Dragging the curve down again here... My wife is a fan of this style, I have made home brew witte, and have learned to appreciate the lightness and easy drinkability of this style. But...

Wanted to like this, but we were not happy with it at all. Seemed to lack anything to do with what we have come to expect from a witte (compared to Allagash White, for instance). Weak and watery brew that we might try again to see if it was just the bottle, but I have seen some other low scores for this product. Maybe consistency is an issue? What I tasted doesn't match with the other reviews on this site, for sure. Agree on the pour, lightly hazy, frothy head. We didn't get the citrus, fruity ester, yeasty flavors we like from this style at all. Very thin, watery mouth feel.

Reviewed from notes.

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2012 20:15:49 | More by LeRose
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A- Very pale yellow body with a hint of haze to it. Lots of carbonation bubbles rising through the body. Huge, foamy white head.

S- Wheat, lemon, banana, bubble gum, some fresh grass.

T- Similar to the aroma. Wheat comes through along with the lemon presence, some banana and bubble gum. Some tartness on the finish.

M- Light, crisp, quenching, medium-high carbonation with that little bit of tartness that lingers behind.

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Ommegang Witte from Brewery Ommegang
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