Ommegang Witte - Brewery Ommegang
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Reviews by cooler4life:
3.98/5 rDev +5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Bottle best by 06/12
A: At first glance, extreme carbonation. Color is a pure yellow with moderate cloudiness. Typical of the style. Half finger head that dissipates. Little to no lacing.
S: Bread. Coriander. Malt. Orange twinge. It puts it all out there in the first whiff.
T: Yeasty bitter-sweet orange bread. The citrus flavor is only a complement to the pureness of the wheat essence. The taste is two-fold. Bitter crispness up front with a smooth fruity twinge at the end. I was surprised at the balance of this beer.
M: One word keeps coming to mind. Balance. Smooth clean flavor as it enters the palate. Like the test drive of a new car, the fullness of the carbonation and the boldness of the wheat take my senses to new appreciation for this style.
O: I was pleasantly reminded of the refreshing aspect of this style. I picture myself out in the back yard with the guys playing a pickup game of football, and one of the guys saying "Hey, anyone thirsty?" I look and the changing leaves of fall, remember my mother’s pumpkin pie and think to myself, "You know, a Witte would sit right just about now."
Serving type: bottle
10-29-2011 06:33:56 | More by cooler4life
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3.34/5 rDev -11.4%
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 -0.8%
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 -5%
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
85 out of 100 based on 1,668 ratings.