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Ommegang Witte - Brewery Ommegang

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BA SCORE
85
very good

1,674 Ratings
THE BROS
78
okay

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Ratings: 1,674
Reviews: 723
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 31
Gots: 91 | 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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chicagobill13

Illinois

5/5  rDev +32.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is an awesome beer. I am not a wheat or white beer fan. I really love the balance and not over whem sense that I am drinking a wheat. This is a beer that many need to try and I know will love. This brewery puts out some great beers so please pay attention to what they do.

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2011 01:28:14 | More by chicagobill13
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JMS1512

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +32.6%

02-21-2013 14:56:16 | More by JMS1512
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LolaLotus


5/5  rDev +32.6%

07-17-2014 10:59:36 | More by LolaLotus
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DanMolony


5/5  rDev +32.6%

04-23-2012 18:51:15 | More by DanMolony
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railman

New York

5/5  rDev +32.6%

12-08-2011 22:49:50 | More by railman
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RnRManifesto

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +32.6%

11-20-2011 00:35:32 | More by RnRManifesto
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codon2004

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +32.6%

11-29-2011 20:07:11 | More by codon2004
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MeisterSmudge

Indiana

5/5  rDev +32.6%

11-29-2011 01:27:37 | More by MeisterSmudge
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jaganes


5/5  rDev +32.6%

05-14-2012 17:39:52 | More by jaganes
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jonathaniler

Florida

5/5  rDev +32.6%

02-02-2012 22:16:25 | More by jonathaniler
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thisladyluck

Iowa

5/5  rDev +32.6%

12-04-2011 18:29:38 | More by thisladyluck
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Python574

New York

5/5  rDev +32.6%

09-10-2013 17:13:41 | More by Python574
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fishguyac

Virginia

5/5  rDev +32.6%

09-10-2012 14:20:26 | More by fishguyac
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AApparel

California

5/5  rDev +32.6%

11-26-2011 05:16:20 | More by AApparel
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PhineasGage

Iowa

5/5  rDev +32.6%

12-14-2011 05:12:15 | More by PhineasGage
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Conceptuallogic

New York

5/5  rDev +32.6%

04-19-2013 17:51:02 | More by Conceptuallogic
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axpetree

Texas

5/5  rDev +32.6%

06-15-2014 07:12:14 | More by axpetree
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brentterry85

Maryland

5/5  rDev +32.6%

12-13-2011 22:41:41 | More by brentterry85
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Bowersm

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +32.6%

07-11-2012 20:30:15 | More by Bowersm
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Jcschrock

Alabama

4.88/5  rDev +29.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

It was love at first site. Served to me in a snifter the smell alone was enough to intoxicate my senses. A full sweet aroma with a strong scent of wheat accompanied by a beautiful golden cloudy appearance. Witte is all the name needs to describe it's substance. The taste is simplistic yet very satisfying with a hint of hops and the overwhelming buttery sensation of wheat. Great after taste and goes down very smooth. Haven't tried it in bottle form though.

Serving type: on-tap

06-13-2011 02:54:10 | More by Jcschrock
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bonbright7

Florida

4.83/5  rDev +28.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Nearly 5 years after my initial review of this Ommegang Witte in a bottle, I revisited it on tap last night at The Good Life of Massapequa Park, NY with magical results.

I have known Ommegang's growing product line up over the years and have recommended them often to my customers who were seeking Belgian-inspired beers made in America. Witte has been one of my favorites to demonstrate as a "craft beer with training wheels" for solid BMC drinkers who need a little help in understanding how simple styles can prevail. My point is that good craft beer doesn't have to be stored in oak, made from suspect ancient ingredients, or had enough abv to flame crepes in a pan. The simple use of the best ingredients will prevail with scuttling the faux-Reinheitsgebot notions that marketers have pounded into the BMC minds with the hooves of the majestic beer wagon horses on tv.

My serving of Witte came of the tap in a tall slender glass and glowed vibrantly with golden orange-yellow pastels frothing with a white creamy head that seemingly never disappeared.
The radiant glass of the ale had a distinct cloudiness to it that I could not read through as the millions of tiny bubbles were reaching skyward.

It's peppery fruit aroma invited the first taste and it brought back memories of traveling in Europe just a few years ago.

The overwhelming creamy orange candy taste was tempered with a touch of sour tartness that bounced wildly. I was very impressed as I took larger tastes of the beer while noting its depth. For a beer rated at only 5.1 abv, it tasted greater in volume than many beers with twice that alcohol point.

It's drinkability was undeniably above many that I have tasted and one that I could easily share with friends in almost any situation.

After a long and hard Winter, this was the blossoming warmth of Spring that I was looking for.

Serving type: on-tap

02-25-2011 11:28:48 | More by bonbright7
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ColForbin

New Hampshire

4.83/5  rDev +28.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I'm drinking out of a corked 750ml bottle.

Pours a cloudy yellow, with a thin white head. Clove, banana, and lemon dominate the nose with a hint of yeast. The taste is tart and spicy, with cloves and coriander coming to the fore and a yeasty backbone. A light but not insubstatial mouthfeel, appropriate to style. Extremely drinkable, a perfect beer for a hot summer evening.

One final note - you don't need to put a lemon in it. Pretend you did, because it tastes like it anyway.

Serving type: bottle

06-17-2004 00:07:49 | More by ColForbin
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jvajda

Ohio

4.83/5  rDev +28.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Appearance: Good beige color and a small smooth head.
Smell: Lots of citrus and coriander smells.
Taste: Wow. This white is perfectly balanced! A beautiful mix of coriander, orange peel, wheat, and spices hits the mouth. Very refreshing.
Mouthfeel: Smooth and easy.
Drinkability: This is the best American white I think I've ever had. I'd drink it everyday if I could find it in bottles.

Serving type: on-tap

05-09-2004 02:40:27 | More by jvajda
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techdiver

Pennsylvania

4.8/5  rDev +27.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a cloudy pale straw color with a modest head that dissipates quickly.

Spicy, lemon citrus aroma.

Well balanced and smooth taste. Great finish. Just begs for more.

Mouthfeel is good, could use just a bit more carbonation.

Drinkability is excellent. Need more.

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2007 19:45:25 | More by techdiver
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ZehrAlte

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +26%

05-05-2013 14:19:21 | More by ZehrAlte
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Ommegang Witte from Brewery Ommegang
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