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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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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.91/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Tulip.

Appearance: Extremely cloudy, pale yellow with a very nice, sustained white head.

Smell: Dry wheat with just traces of coriander, clove and orange peel.

Taste: Dry wheat backbone rounded out with sweeter orange peel and some clove notes. The coriander is noticeable on the finish. Overall, the yeast is more spicy than fruity, which lends to the beer's refreshing character.

Feel: Lght body with lively carbonation. Finish is very crisp and dry. One of the best mouthfeels I have experienced for a Wit.

Overall: Crisp and refreshing with a fantastic mouthfeel, although the aroma is muted and the taste profile is not as complex as some Wits. Very good overall, even if not one of the best for its style, nor one of the better Ommegang brews.

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +13%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -33.5%

Photo of horsehead717
3.89/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Hazy straw. Decent head that lasted several minutes.

Aroma: Fruity, mostly lemon, but maybe a hint of banana. Fair amount of yeast. Maybe a note of bubblegum, too. Not a ton of hops, of course, but more hops present on the nose than I expected from a wheat beer; pleasantly surprised. Quite a bit going on here.

Taste: Similar to the aroma; lemon. Sweet, but not overdone.

Mouth-feel: Light body. Medium-high carbonation.

Comments: Very nice beer. Refreshing on a warm day.

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4.75/5  rDev +26.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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3.69/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Bottle shared by mixylplik3, thanks for the opportunity Matt!
Pours a lightly hazy deep straw color with a smallish white head that dissipates quickly. Aromas of citrus and pepper with a hint of honey like sweet maltiness. The flavor is a light and sweet with a fair amount of orange marmalade and light tart citrus. Light earthy hops are barely perceptible and a light bready maltiness that provides some balance. Light body with a spirited level of carbonation and a sweet bubbly mouthfeel. The second wit for me in two nights, that's some kind of record. Nice light easy drinking brew, maybe I'm starting to see the allure in this style.

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of BeerManDan
3.93/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The color was a very heavy hazy looking mustard yellow with a medium amout of white foam and no lace. The smell had a yeasty, citrus and flower like aroma. You can taste the yeast, citrus like orange peel with a touch of, like rose pedals. The nice balance of sweetness/bitterness on the palate and the aftertaste lingers for a nice amout of time.

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4.25/5  rDev +13%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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