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Ommegang Witte - Brewery Ommegang

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BA SCORE
85
very good

1,707 Ratings
THE BROS
78
okay

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Ratings: 1,707
Reviews: 724
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 11.44%
Wants: 32
Gots: 104 | 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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Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +6.4%

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New York

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

08-06-2014 18:25:50 | More by sachie23
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New York

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

08-05-2014 20:38:28 | More by JBreezyyNY
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Florida

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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Texas

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

08-05-2014 00:50:11 | More by SaranacinTexas
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New York

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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2.25/5  rDev -40.2%

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Maryland

4/5  rDev +6.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

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Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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Maryland

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California

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New York

3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

07-27-2014 01:01:46 | More by dmawer
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Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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Virginia

3.34/5  rDev -11.2%

Served on-tap in a Shaker pint glass at Hotel Indigo (Albany, NY).

A: Slightly hazy yellow with soft 1/2-finer white big-bubbled head with decent retention and a collar of lacing.

S: Very lemony citrus enhanced with a moderately strong clove note and some orange peel, although it is overshadowed by the lemon. The coriander and esters are kind of lost with all the citrus.

T: The flavor is fine but doesn't have the esters of some of the finest examples of this style. The lemon citrus again takes over most of the flavor profile, punctuated by clove and a bit of peppery spiciness, and finished with a fairly severe tartness. There is some herbal and citrus, grassy hopping. None of the more interesting fruity esters are in there, so it comes off as a very lemony wheat ale.

M: The over-light body doesn't help and accentuates the tart character of the finish. While it isn't astringent, it is far from smooth, although it does have reasonably low carbonation.

O: Not a terrible beer, but it is not the type of witbier I enjoy -- more along the lines of Allagash White with a less citrus-enhanced, traditional wheat and spiced flavor with prominent but controlled esters. This brings a little bit of tanginess from the wheat but none of those other components in a too light body.

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Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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Connecticut

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Texas

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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Ommegang Witte from Brewery Ommegang
85 out of 100 based on 1,707 ratings.