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Ommegang Witte - Brewery Ommegang

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1,866 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,866
Reviews: 735
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 11.44%
Wants: 39
Gots: 168 | FT: 0
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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 JizackFH
3.85/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had on-tap at some random bar in NYC on 1/23/12.

Review taken from notes.

A - This beer pours a cloudy golden yellow color. There is a small finger of pure white head resting on top. The head has pretty nice retention, and there is some scattered lace left behind on the glass.

S - The nose has a nice mild wheat aroma, as well some lemony citrus. Also, there are some scents of yeast, a bit of fruit, coriander, and some other spices.

T - The tastes follows the nose pretty well. It starts off with some sweetness and a nice bit of wheat. There is a little bit out sourness and lemony citrus. Also, I am getting some coriander and some other spices. A good amount of belgian yeast is also present. The finish leaves some lingering belgian yeast, spice, and citrus behind on the tongue.

M - This has a medium body and good carbonation. It goes down easy and has a nice smooth feel to it. there is some sweetness and just a touch of sourness. Some tingling on the tongue from the spice. also, there is some dryness on the back end and a touch of earthy bitterness.

O - This has good drinkability. it is an easy going beer, and I could easily drink a few. Overall, I think this is a solid beer, and a nice representation of the style. I recommend trying it out. I enjoyed it, and I would buy it again.

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

Photo of warnerry
3.45/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a hazy straw color with two fingers of white head. Head doesn't last long before settling to a thin cap. Small splotches of lacing.

S - Big coriander aroma, maybe a bit too big. Eventually some citrus and Belgian yeast aromas come through, along with some grain.

T - Wheat and coriander up front, with some citrus coming in midway through. Relatively straight forward.

M - Light crisp miuthfeel with a high carbonation level.

O - Pretty good. While it has many of the components of a good witbier, this was well below my favorites of the style.

Photo of Crass3000
4.47/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From notes on 12/29/2011

4/5 Pours out a nice light yellow in color with a nice white, finger head with good retention.

4.5/5 Smell is nice banana and cloves you expect. Smells like a great witte should.

4.5/5 Taste is great. This is really a nice Belgian style witte. One of the best brewed in the USA in my opinion. Definately the nice banana and clove charactor you expect from the yeast and wheat. Really tastes close to a hefe.

4.5/5 Great mouthfeel. Thin as you would expect. Really a great beer. My second favorite Witte, only to St. Bernardus.

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3/5  rDev -20.2%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

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3/5  rDev -20.2%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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3/5  rDev -20.2%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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4.1/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 12oz bottle into a tulip glass.

Appearance: nice silvery-gold hue with appropriate haze. Head is a finger of frothy white foam. I like it.

Smell: nice wheaty aroma with floral and citrus notes. There's a subtle complexity with orange, banana and lemon characteristics. I like it.

Taste: the fruity complexity of the aroma matches with a light tartness and a light but malty base. Pretty subtle, but quite nice.

Mouthfeel: medium-light body with a great big carbonation. The carbonation is a little rough to be really creamy, but basically it is quite good.

Overall: this is a highly enjoyable witbier. It might be too subtle for its own good, but I find this extremely good. Overall, it's better than any of its individual characteristics.

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4.25/5  rDev +13%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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