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Ommegang Witte - Brewery Ommegang

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BA SCORE
85
very good

1,821 Ratings
THE BROS
79
okay

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Ratings: 1,821
Reviews: 729
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 11.44%
Wants: 35
Gots: 142 | 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%

dvanhandel, Dec 11, 2011
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3.85/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

light amber in color with a good amount of cloudiness to it as well. A nice sized head of around two inches in height rose up immediatly but then settled down to about a half an inch and stayed that way until the very end. Some light side glass lacing on this one as well.

The aroma was full of grain and slight spices. Some small fruit notes, pears mainly, with a touch of apple. But this hay like spice kept everything going. Rich notes of grass and hay opened it up, and melded seemlessly into a pear driven fruity yeast body. Very intresting and quite complex, but then the smack of the spice hit you and it was all over. Really intense here as the almost pepper like notes bounced all over the tongue and really just put on a great show. Smooth as silk

mikesgroove, Dec 10, 2011
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5/5  rDev +33%

railman, Dec 08, 2011
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

JohneHoodlum, Dec 07, 2011
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

kelvarnsen, Dec 07, 2011
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3.88/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A-Cloudy yellow, two finger fluffy white head.

S-Wheat, yeast, bananas and a little clove.

T-Lots of wheat, some yeast and a little banana.

M-Light with decent carbonation.

O-Very wheat forward, a really good beer. With Ommegang's cork and caged bottling this would be a good one to bring to a get together where most people think the spectrum of beer is BMC.

rlee1390, Dec 07, 2011
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

MikeRMII, Dec 06, 2011
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

benbou17, Dec 05, 2011
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5/5  rDev +33%

thisladyluck, Dec 04, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

bigred89, Dec 04, 2011
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

pavpav12, Dec 04, 2011
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

tripledbrew, Dec 02, 2011
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3/5  rDev -20.2%

rab53, Dec 02, 2011
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

awesomedude, Dec 01, 2011
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3/5  rDev -20.2%

i3ei3s, Nov 30, 2011
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5/5  rDev +33%

codon2004, Nov 29, 2011
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3/5  rDev -20.2%

claspada, Nov 29, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

DeutschesBier, Nov 29, 2011
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5/5  rDev +33%

MeisterSmudge, Nov 29, 2011
Photo of frankiepop
4.13/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Ommegang is American Brewery, but their heart is Belgian.

Witte is the real deal when it Belgian *style* white beers. The apparent American competitor is Blue Moon, which I think is a damn good beer, but it fails the genuine Belgian test. That's ok. So Blue Moon is heavy in the orange etc department, I consider it refreshing, drinkable. smooth, beautiful, and a darn good taste.

What about Witte by Ommegang. Damn good beer. Nice white head with good lacing. Taste a lot like Hoegaarden the (original?) white beer of Belgium, and I prefer Witte to Blue Moon. Ommegang is a full body white beer with a little bit more lemony after taste. Some good beer, dogs. Goes down real nice while listening to some reggae music. Bob Marley "Legend" cd.

frankiepop, Nov 28, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +13%

nmann08, Nov 28, 2011
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

brandoman63, Nov 28, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

JAHMUR, Nov 28, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

barnzy78, Nov 28, 2011
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

AceMan, Nov 28, 2011
Ommegang Witte from Brewery Ommegang
85 out of 100 based on 1,821 ratings.