Ommegang Witte - Brewery Ommegang
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Reviews by coldmeat23:
4.43/5 rDev +17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
TEMP: Cellared @ approx 45 degrees
This pours a crystal-clear golden honey color. Three-fingers of loose white foam sit on top. Retention is fairly good. Lacing is spotty, but nicely sticky.
Very nice fruit forward nose. Tropical and white fruits, both, are represented here. Touches of pineapple and mango mingle with bananas, peaches and white grapes. Good biscuity yeast smell. Mild spice notes.
Smells very fruity and tasty.
The fruitiness is dominant in the taste, also. The fruit profile follows the nose and adds a touch of orange zest. Spices are a bit more present, in the taste, but are still very well balanced, so as not to be overpowering. Very good wheat notes. Nice yeasty presence, but not funky, like belgian yeast can sometimes be. Although funk can be a good thing, and most of the time it is, it's not missed here.
Feels crisp and clean on the tongue. Nice medium body. Medium carbonation level. I'd like this to be slightly creamier and not quite so crisp, but that's just me.
This a very easy to drink brew. It's like a warm summer afternoon, in a glass. With a hard-to-locate 5.1%ABV, this would be excellent for a summer session brew. Crisp and refreshing.
Serving type: bottle
04-08-2009 17:27:50 | More by coldmeat23
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3.34/5 rDev -11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25
Served on-tap in a Shaker pint glass at Hotel Indigo (Albany, NY).
A: Slightly hazy yellow with soft 1/2-finer white big-bubbled head with decent retention and a collar of lacing.
S: Very lemony citrus enhanced with a moderately strong clove note and some orange peel, although it is overshadowed by the lemon. The coriander and esters are kind of lost with all the citrus.
T: The flavor is fine but doesn't have the esters of some of the finest examples of this style. The lemon citrus again takes over most of the flavor profile, punctuated by clove and a bit of peppery spiciness, and finished with a fairly severe tartness. There is some herbal and citrus, grassy hopping. None of the more interesting fruity esters are in there, so it comes off as a very lemony wheat ale.
M: The over-light body doesn't help and accentuates the tart character of the finish. While it isn't astringent, it is far from smooth, although it does have reasonably low carbonation.
O: Not a terrible beer, but it is not the type of witbier I enjoy -- more along the lines of Allagash White with a less citrus-enhanced, traditional wheat and spiced flavor with prominent but controlled esters. This brings a little bit of tanginess from the wheat but none of those other components in a too light body.
Serving type: on-tap
07-24-2014 01:00:56 | More by argock
3.74/5 rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
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.
O- A well crafted wheat beer that is light and refreshing.
Serving type: bottle
07-18-2014 00:12:30 | More by stephenjmoore
3.58/5 rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Appearance - Pours a clear pale straw with two fingers of bubbly white head.
Smell - Orange peel, coriander, Belgian yeast, clove, wheat, fruity esters, bready malts.
Taste - Very similar to what the aromas suggest. All the flavours are fairly in balance and there's a tiny amount of tartness.
Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with moderate-to-high carbonation. Dry finish.
Overall - An easy-to-drink wit with all the traditional flavours in place. Hits the mark on the style, but doesn't really do anything to set itself apart.
Serving type: bottle
07-13-2014 06:01:45 | More by leaddog
Ommegang Witte from Brewery Ommegang
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