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Ommegang Witte - Brewery Ommegang

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BA SCORE
85
very good

1,866 Ratings
THE BROS
78
okay

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Ratings: 1,866
Reviews: 735
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 11.44%
Wants: 39
Gots: 168 | 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:
Beer added by: Todd on 05-01-2004

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.
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Photo of ParnellJoseph1138
3.28/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A-A very light blonde blond color and looks like a typical witte beer.

S-Strong aroma of citrus, orange and floral.

T-A very low gravity beer so you don't get much of anything from the malt so this style of beer relies on yeast and hops to define the taste profile. A citrus taste plays out with orange and a hint of some grassiness. A very pleasant finish and not overly sweet.

M-So light it doesn't provide the presence as a heavy beer, but it is clean

Overall-A very drinkable beer but not particularly memorable.

Photo of Chabu
4.4/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zcrizer
3.39/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of wolvercote
3.89/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Petegrieco
3.6/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CreedeSon
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cgrunin
4.12/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of MasonDWayne
4.02/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of otoolman221
3.36/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of spacecake9
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I got this as part of an Ommegang sampler box.
Pours a very pale yellow.
Very mild orange or lemon aroma.
Again, mild orange or lemon flavor.
Clean and crisp feel.
Probably one of the "lighter" offerings from Ommegang. A very good beer but more suited for Spring or Summer drinking.

Photo of Justindemino
2.92/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Not my favorite style, but a decent beer none the less.

Photo of stevehagy
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BowWowWowYippyYoIPA
3.18/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

No bottle date

Look - Pours a very pale light golden yellow. Classic white ale color. Frothy head with good bubble distribution, head retention is decent. Very effervescent. Little clinging. 3.25 paws.

Smell - A small hint of orange, slightly musty, slightly herbal. Subdued grassy hop character. Reminds me of a robust AAL, if that makes any sense. 2.75 paws.

Taste - Orange flavor is definitely more pronounced. Coriander is noticed on the finish. Light flavor with just a touch of bitterness. 3.5 paws.

Feel - Very light mouthfeel. Tingle on the tip of the tongue. Very easy drinking. 3.25 paws.

Overall - A decent white ale. Not stellar, but I can't say I've had many stellar white ales aside from Allagash and White Rascal. I suppose I need to take a trip to Belgium. 3 paws.

Photo of Dantalis
4.13/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hayley_86
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Wer34truh
4.17/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MickeyTheHead
3.76/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I like the feel of this beer. It has a lot of flavors without killing your pallet seems to hit the back of the tongue with a tingling sensation. I taste a small amount of sulfur and some alcohol but both are matched well with the other flavors present. I was very surprised after pouring to see that the beer was as clear as crystal.

Photo of Justdoit1234
4.29/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of norrisk66
3.99/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of asuburbanman
4.53/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Good all around beer for all meals

Photo of MSandahl23
4.18/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Fettpopps
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of onlymurderers
4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

Photo of Pwhites
3.76/5  rDev 0%

Photo of hamrwolf
4.25/5  rDev +13%

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Ommegang Witte from Brewery Ommegang
85 out of 100 based on 1,866 ratings.