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Watou's Wit Beer - Brouwerij Van Eecke N.V.

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Ratings: 45
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 11.6%
Wants: 2
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Style | ABV
Witbier |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: packetknife on 07-07-2003)
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Quebec (Canada)

2.5/5  rDev -30.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

07-11-2014 01:23:39 | More by KStark
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

07-02-2014 16:29:45 | More by NeMe
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New York

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

06-01-2014 00:42:22 | More by outoffocus
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New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

05-26-2014 18:00:32 | More by Latarnik
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

04-27-2014 08:22:41 | More by Saind
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

02-11-2014 21:21:30 | More by BJSmit
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

11-10-2013 19:38:40 | More by dcmchew
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3/5  rDev -17.1%

09-09-2013 13:02:00 | More by sonorb7
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

07-15-2013 15:13:22 | More by Ciocanelu
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

07-06-2013 13:08:33 | More by Marius
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

06-14-2013 12:25:30 | More by intoxabroad
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3.35/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Tiny 250 ml bottle served at Rotterdam's Locus Publicus. On to the beer:

This wit is pale yellow in color and topped with a decent size dhead which leaves a surprising web of lace given its size. The aroma comes in two forms; lemonade, and lemon peel. Not much spiciness is given to the nose. There are more flavors tasted, though as one takes a little effort to get down. There's a fusel butter note first, creamy oats, a little bit of fruitiness, and a little bit of coriander. Its body is light and creamy, which seems to leave a light buttery aftertaste.

A decent witbier, but coming from the same city as St. Bernardus, I think the latter has the stronger case to be called "Watou's Wit Bier".

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2013 23:08:05 | More by DoubleJ
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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

05-10-2013 18:11:44 | More by safaricook
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2.98/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Slightly opaque yellow body, with white head.

Wow! Super juicy aroma is this a white wine or a beer?

Slightly bitter, I guess orange peels and biscuits. Not much going on, though. Pretty acidic and rough. Tiny bit of pepper.

This beer is rather thin with a fine carbonation.

This beer does not leave any lasting favorable impression. Skip it.

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2013 10:00:35 | More by newton99
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2.48/5  rDev -31.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Watou Wit/Witte Van Watout. Served on-draught into a Watou 25cl glass in a bar in Belgium. Reviewed from notes taken June 2011. Cost was 2.30 euro.

A: Pours a one finger head of slight cream, fair thickness, and fantastic retention. Colour is a cloudy semitransparent yellow.

Sm: A mild strength aroma of orange citrus esters and clean pale malts. Pleasant.

T: Lemon and orange esters over a weak barley foundation. Balanced but simple. Not bold or interesting really in any way. Nothing special. A bit sour on the climax, actually.

Mf: Smooth and wet, but unrefreshing - a huge blunder for a wit. Complements the flavours decently.

Dr: Priced decently, but of below average quality. Easy to down, but it's not really worth a try. I won't be getting it again.


Serving type: on-tap

11-09-2012 20:28:55 | More by kojevergas
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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

08-25-2012 23:02:28 | More by BeerTruck
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

03-29-2012 23:33:08 | More by samEBC
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3.23/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Pours pale gold with a small white head.
Nose shows doughy wheat and soft orange peel.
Pretty spicy flavours, lots of orange peel, a bit of wheat, also some musk. Too light on to support the amount of spice.
Body seems a little watery, could use more carbonation too.

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2011 00:26:51 | More by CrazyDavros
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3.88/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I agree with the last reviews.

L: ok;
S: lovely, interesting, coriander, orange, spicy;
T: like many Belgian whitebeers the smell is more interesting than the taste; the taste is usually thinner; the same with this one, but it's nice and refreshing; I taste some things I cannot describe; nice, round.
M: ok.

Overall: a nice, calm whitebeer in the wellknown Belgian style, I will surely drink this one more often (because of its interesting smell), though it's not exceptional.

Nicely paired with a rucola-salad.

Serving type: bottle

08-28-2011 16:34:29 | More by Filosoof
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Ontario (Canada)

3.48/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a very pale gold. Pretty much totally clear, not very wit-like.

Nice cookie malt with a good hit of coriander on the nose. Light on orange. Good dusting of yeastiness.

Pretty clean up front. Unwelcome diacetyl through the middle and in the finish. Nice coriander and citrus play with eachother here and there. Malt backbone is pretty grainy.

Not a bad beer, but not up there with my top Belgian wheats, just a bit too clean.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2011 21:37:07 | More by CanuckRover
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3.45/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Incredibly creamy yellow-white, almost lemon custard like in color. Small head. So cloudy that you can barely see the rising micro carbonation. Very special color.

S: Wow, what I consider to be a perfect Witbier smell. Beautiful refreshing lemony yeast. Almost like lemon meringue pie.

T: Strange cement like tart after taste which is quite overpowering. Strange yeast, sour.

M: There's a slight feeling that you're putting something wrong in your mouth, like rubber. Mild carbonation sting, lightish body.

D: Sadly the taste doesn't live up to the look and smell, but it's ok.

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2011 22:37:41 | More by sfprint
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United Kingdom (England)

3.83/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Looks like a witbier. No lacing.

Smell: Wonderful aromas on this beer. Exceptional

Taste: Kinda bland. No hops at all in this one. Need a little more spice.

Mouthfeel: Tingly. Medium bodied. Leaves a film in my mouth.

Drinkability: This is an ok beer. Don't know if I'd go out of my wat to get it again.

Serving type: bottle

02-13-2011 20:59:23 | More by Squelch
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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Drank from my Duvel Tulip.

A - Pours a hazey gold colour with a hint of copper.

S - Plenty of clove and coriander seed.

T - Usual citrus spice wheat and clove flavours.

M - Light body and medium carbonation.

D - Does not rival the Hoegaarden and is a little sweet.

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2010 14:19:03 | More by eric5bellies
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Watou's Wit Beer from Brouwerij Van Eecke N.V.
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