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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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nixhecks

Rhode Island

4.3/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a large pilsner glass, this wit is pale yellow in color and hazy with sediment. Large and fluffy white head had good retention. Aroma was of wheat, yeast and citrus with spice notes of coriander. Spices were much more pronounced in the flavor. Tasted of oranges and yeast, and almost a ginger-like spiciness. Finish is far from dry, bitter hops coat the throat in a lip-smacking, thrist-quenching kinda way. I thought this was a great example of the style, and was top-notch quality. I will definetely be buying this all summer as it is perfect for the season (year round for that matter) and is my favorite Ommegang so far.

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2004 01:46:50 | More by nixhecks
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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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