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Ommegang Witte - Brewery Ommegang

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BA SCORE
85
very good

1,846 Ratings
THE BROS
79
okay

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Ratings: 1,846
Reviews: 729
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 11.44%
Wants: 36
Gots: 147 | 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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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy pale yellow with a medium white head. Aroma of wheat, yeast citrus notes of some orange peel, spicy notes and some light banana. Taste is wheat, citrusy orange peel, banana and yeast with a bit of sweet tartness. Palate is a light body, crisp mouth feel and good carbonation. Finishes with a sweet citrusy flavor, some yeast, wheat notes with some light banana end has a bit tartness. Overall a good refreshing session ale.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served on-draught into a tapered branded "Ommegang witte" witbier glass at the Daily Pint in Santa Monica. Reviewed from notes.

A: Pours a 1.5 finger head of slight cream, nice thickness, and good retention. Colour is a cloudy yellow. No yeast particles are visible. Appealing and to style. Not unique or special, but well done.

Sm: Lemon peel. Citrusy esters. Refreshing and fresh. Clean light malts. A simple yet full mild to moderate strength aroma.

T: Lemon peel and clean malts. A bit simple for the brewery. Refeshing. Nicely balanced and well built. There's not much to say about it given its simplicity.

Mf: Smooth and wet. Light on the palate. Neither too thick nor too thin, but not quite right. Adequately carbonated.

Dr: Extremely drinkable for the style. Quite nice, but not unique or special. I'd have it again on-tap at a good price. Witbier fans will enjoy it.

B-

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Ommegang Witte from Brewery Ommegang
85 out of 100 based on 1,846 ratings.