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Ommegang Witte - Brewery Ommegang

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BA SCORE
85
very good

1,723 Ratings
THE BROS
78
okay

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Ratings: 1,723
Reviews: 725
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 11.44%
Wants: 32
Gots: 108 | 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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liamt07

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +6.4%

02-18-2013 20:40:55 | More by liamt07
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TonyY

New York

4/5  rDev +6.4%

02-18-2013 19:40:53 | More by TonyY
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mralphabet

Virginia

3.98/5  rDev +5.9%

12 oz bottle poured into pint glass

A: Poured a hazy straw yellow color with a good fingers worth of head that dissipated quickly to a thin ring with a touch of lacing.

S: First thing I'm getting is lemons with touches of coriander, wheat and yeast. Good witte.

T: Wow everything in the smell is crashing through... Little on the tart side right up front with the coriander kicking in midway through. Little on the wheaty, yeasty side at the finish.

M: Pretty light bodied with a very sharp carbonation. Aftertaste is clean and light, with notes of lemons.

O: A very nice wit good ABV so you can drink a few, A nice beer, not the greatest wit but a good beer worth looking for.

02-18-2013 01:48:25 | More by mralphabet
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VelvetExtract

Massachusetts

3.6/5  rDev -4.3%

A-Pours only slightly hazy straw color. Nice white head. It dies down to a thin skin. Plentiful amounts of lacing.

S-Yeasty. Bananas. Wheaty and lightly citrusy. A bit of hay.

T-Yeast is again prominent. Subtle spicing. Bananas again. Straw and hay too. Lighter notes of lemon.

M-The pinnacle of the beer. Soft and cushioned. Messaging bubbles. Dry with a hint of noble bitterness. Tight bubbles but they aren't harsh. Light-medium body.

O/D-Pleasant. Went down quick. Enjoyable enough.

02-15-2013 03:00:53 | More by VelvetExtract
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dar482

New York

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

02-13-2013 17:37:58 | More by dar482
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AmitC

New York

3.98/5  rDev +5.9%

Poured from a bottle with a best by date of 5/28/12 So this is pretty old.

Pale straw color. Less than a finger thick white colored head that fades away rather quickly. Some bubbles and just ok lacing. Not much.

Aroma is of fruity Belgian yeast, slight coriander and some spices. May be a bit of peppery cloves. Some grains and overall dry fruit mixed nose. Strength is moderate to good.

Flavor is a mix of what nose has to offer. Zesty, spicy, coriander, some pepper. Slightly grainy. Very dry finish. Has no sourness. Slight amount of tartness that just starts to appear towards the half way mark.

Mouth feel is light to slightly medium. Moderate carbonation. No astringency. Very light and easy drinking beer. Sessionable all the way.

02-12-2013 00:14:57 | More by AmitC
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macrosmatic

Florida

3.21/5  rDev -14.6%

Reviewed from notes. Poured from 12 oz. bottle into a CCB pint glass.

A: Pours a slightly hazy light gold. Forms a thin white head over fairly low visible carbonation.

S: Pilsner and light cracker malts, and almost a skunky yeastiness.

T: Big pilsner malts and wheat graininess, with a light fruitiness of orange/citrus peel mixed with the weird skunk flavor.

M: Light body, good carbonation sensation, low alcohol presence.

O: I don't get this one. It's not a favorite style of mine, but this one seemed to still fall short. I'm disappointed.

02-11-2013 05:00:26 | More by macrosmatic
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MikeF11


3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

02-09-2013 20:30:14 | More by MikeF11
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

3.95/5  rDev +5.1%

Been a while since I have had a witbier or anything from Ommegang, for that matter. Pretty thorough wheat beer. Lemon tang with a bready and yeasty thing going on. Smooth feel. Extremely easy to drink. A good production that sticks to the parameters and has a consistent delivery.

02-09-2013 09:52:58 | More by RblWthACoz
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IanWingy

New York

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

02-09-2013 00:18:46 | More by IanWingy
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ThomasAWilson2

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

02-08-2013 21:21:22 | More by ThomasAWilson2
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DmanGTR

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

02-05-2013 18:48:59 | More by DmanGTR
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drop6301

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

02-04-2013 13:16:36 | More by drop6301
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phishbone23

New York

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

02-03-2013 16:22:37 | More by phishbone23
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RedneckBeerz

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +6.4%

02-03-2013 10:54:58 | More by RedneckBeerz
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Jumpov

New York

3.83/5  rDev +1.9%

Poured into an Ommegang chalice. Muted yellow color, cloudy and beautiful. Smells of slight floral and citrus note. The taste of the Witte has some subtle saison to it, and the coriander is distinct. Overall a delicious and flavorful beer, though not Ommegangs best, certainly their most suitable for the hot summer days.

02-03-2013 02:05:31 | More by Jumpov
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SolipsismalCat

Pennsylvania

3.98/5  rDev +5.9%

Poured into a pint glass.

A: Clear pale yellow with two-finger, white, fizzy head that lasted a few minutes. Not much lacing.

S: Spice, citrus, apples.

T: Moderate sweetness and light bitterness. Sweet wheat and citrus. Apples and spice.

M: Medium bodied with lively carbonation.

O: Pretty good Witbier. Nothing stands out as particularly awesome, but it was nice and drinkable.

02-03-2013 01:48:22 | More by SolipsismalCat
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NYSPHophead

New York

4/5  rDev +6.4%

01-29-2013 21:44:18 | More by NYSPHophead
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matjack85

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

01-27-2013 04:09:17 | More by matjack85
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grittybrews

Washington

4.08/5  rDev +8.5%

Poured a bright but cloudy pale yellow. Two fingers of bright white head, quick-receding with light lacing. Mildly sweet aroma of wheat, light lemon, and spice.

Light-bodied, creamy, and ample carbonation. Light honey and wheat up front followed by lemon, a hint of orange zest, and gently spicy hops. Clean finish without much bitterness.

Balanced and refreshing. Pretty light overall.

01-27-2013 03:44:11 | More by grittybrews
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shehateme

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +6.4%

01-26-2013 18:00:31 | More by shehateme
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sgttibbs

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

01-26-2013 01:42:31 | More by sgttibbs
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Apathetiq

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +13%

01-26-2013 01:27:59 | More by Apathetiq
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BMan33

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +6.4%

01-25-2013 20:36:31 | More by BMan33
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afrothunder

New York

3/5  rDev -20.2%

01-23-2013 07:54:40 | More by afrothunder
Ommegang Witte from Brewery Ommegang
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