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Ommegang Witte - Brewery Ommegang

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very good

1,823 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,823
Reviews: 729
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 11.44%
Wants: 35
Gots: 144 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

whatname, Apr 18, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

yergermeister, Apr 18, 2012
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3/5  rDev -20.2%

cashmier, Apr 17, 2012
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2.25/5  rDev -40.2%

abrodsky, Apr 15, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Rozyravens, Apr 15, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

mlhenson, Apr 14, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

BugTownPub, Apr 14, 2012
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

SocalKicks, Apr 13, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

joefigg, Apr 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

dgeebs07, Apr 13, 2012
Photo of lynchmob9
3.38/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - very light yellow, clearer than hoped. Good head retention.
S - classic wit. Good lemon citrus. Seems like smelling lemon tart donut. Sour dough bread smell.
T - again classic wit but light, more lemon, less orange/coriander.
O - good, refreshing.

lynchmob9, Apr 12, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

ZethOfTheNorth, Apr 12, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

andrewj17, Apr 11, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

PG2G, Apr 11, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

bigash, Apr 10, 2012
Photo of RickS95
2.65/5  rDev -29.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours an almost clear, piss yellow. No apparent haze, but not exactly see through. Head is limited with little retention.

Has a yeasty, earthy smell to it. The orange peel and coriander notes are very muted.

Taste is similar to smell and appearance in that it's slightly lacking. All ingredients seem too muted to make a difference...only slightly different than a nasty macro lager with some spices.

Tart, and despite the lack of head, very carbonated...really has a bit to it. Kind of a peppery feel. Slight sweetness early on followed by a spicy, tart bite.

I'm not impressed. Tastes like a homebrewer's first try with the type. Nothing in the way of a redeeming quality.

RickS95, Apr 09, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +13%

n00blar, Apr 08, 2012
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

DaleB50, Apr 06, 2012
Photo of acevenom
3.4/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours pale hazy yellow with a two-finger length white head. Plenty of bubbles can be seen rising from the bottom of the glass, indicating plentiful carbonation. Lemon hits the nose up front. There's also coriander, black pepper, and wheat malt. The smell is sweet and appealing. Wheat malt and citrus flavors are forward in the taste. There is some of the spiciness in the taste that was detectible in the smell. There are some flavors from the yeast as well. The body is light and there is plenty of carbonation. It's crisp and the finish is not very dry. This is very easy to gulp on a hot day. Overall, this is a solid and drinkable beer. It doesn't wow me, but I could easily see myself drinking more.

acevenom, Apr 03, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Ghizmo, Apr 03, 2012
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

JayMillerWild, Apr 03, 2012
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2/5  rDev -46.8%

jmbraxton, Apr 03, 2012
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3/5  rDev -20.2%

MammothTarantula, Mar 30, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

msgraceffa, Mar 29, 2012
Ommegang Witte from Brewery Ommegang
85 out of 100 based on 1,823 ratings.