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Wittekerke Rosé - De Brabandere

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64
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123 Ratings
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Ratings: 123
Reviews: 99
rAvg: 2.64
pDev: 27.65%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  4.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: GreenCard on 06-30-2004

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Photo of Douberd
2.61/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Bottle 300 ml, ABV on the label is 4.3%. World Beer Awards sign on the label as Europe's Best Fruit Wheat Beer.

It pours a hazy pink colour, wit a one finger white-pinkish head with a good retention. Lots of bubbles in.
Strong aroma of raspberries.Quite artificial though, it smells like those vitamin tablets that get dissolved in water.
Very sweet in taste, and that sweetness stays in your mouth for quite long.
Very thin in body and quite carbonated.
Overall, too bad that I could only buy this one in a package of six, and now I have to drink five more.

Photo of JAHMUR
3/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of ADZA
2.43/5  rDev -8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours a very hazy apricot hue which leaves a fast vanishing one finger head and little lacing with a rim aswell,the smell is very sweet too sweet actually with aromas of raspberries and mainly that with also some fresh soft lollies and wildberries,the mouthfeel is lightbodied and tart with tastes of mainly raspberries that really dominate and dont let much else in apart from candied wheat and lots of sugar it really does remind me of a girls drink and i dont think i really need to say to more if i want to be polite cheers.

Photo of Stinkypuss
2.13/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Wittekerke Rose

Pours a light cloudy pink color, light pink foam. Aromas of berries and a small portion of wheat malt. In the taste, berry sweetness, sugar, cola like carbonation and a little yeast. Alcoholic wheat berry soda. Mouthfeel is light bodied with spritzy carbonation. Overall, a fruit beer that is geared towards female consumption.

Photo of barnzy78
2.5/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of rekel
3/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of Diomede
3/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of bpfrush
2.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Mar02x
3.04/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A - Pours a hazy pink body with a white foamy head. Has huge bubbly lace and the retention was great!

S - Has a huge raspberry scent and vaguely some yeast. It smells like a raspberry syrup (the one you mix with water).

T - This is lemonade, very sweet from the start with raspberries of course. To sweet for me. Could have been nice, but this is for kids. The sweetness and raspberry flavor kills any other hints within the beer itself. If someone would have said that it was raspberry 7-up, I would have believed it.

M - Medium carbonation and light in body.

O - Could have bene nice, but this is for kids. A bit more hops would have helped this beer and maybe a bit more sourness too.

Photo of WestValleyIPA
1.71/5  rDev -35.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Poured this monstrosity from a 250ml can into my Chouffe N'ice goblet. Hadn't ever seen this one before, and hope to never see it again. Very cloudy, pink color (much like Bud Chelada). Big sea foam froth, thin film after a couple minutes. Smells like powdered raspberry vitamin packet. A lot of fake sweetness on the nose. Funky. On the mouth, verrry sweet. Fake raspberry vitamin (Flinstone's Kids?), alcohol. I read the ingredients. Saccharin. Nice. Now I have cancer. Mouth is very grainy, sudsy. One of the worst beers I've come across.

Photo of womencantsail
3.01/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Bottle thanks to Bobby, labeled as Wittekerke Framboise.

A: The beer pours a dark pink/light red color with a pinkish tinted head.

S: A very sweet aroma with lots of raspberry to it. It's got a raspberry soda type of aroma to it with a little bit of straw and grass. Some raspberry syrup and a light wheat note.

T: Intensely sweet and somewhat sugary. There is a hint of tartness to it, perhaps a little bit of citrus peel to it. A light grass flavor and tons of raspberry and raspberry soda type flavors.

M: Light to medium bodied with medium carbonation.

O: A little sweet and soda-like for my tastes.

Photo of bearish
1.59/5  rDev -39.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

Poured a 250ml bottle into a small tasting serving to try out this beer.

Poured a nice pink, head was decent. I think this may be quite an interesting find considering the experience I had with the Wittekerke Wit.

Smells artificially sweet, sour of raspberry, and a little ale sourness. The wheat character still a little evident, but hard to detect.

Had a mouthful. SHOCK. Raspberries very evident. Ale evident. Most evident - artificial sweetener. It's like... A coke light. The artificial syrupy Equal taste that you can find in light versions of sodas.

Can tell that this will probably sell very well with the ladies, but does not score a point on my side. Others may like it because of the marketing, pink everything. But not for me. Will stick to the wit.

Photo of DCon
3.08/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Bought 2 bottles of this framboise from the Wolf Public House in Ballwin, MO for $1.95. Poured into my Budweiser pint glass and enjoyed two back to back. Has foreign numbers on the back "40232".

Appearance- Pours a Hazy, Peach/Amber body with 5 fingers of Overflowing and foamy head. Has huge bubbly lace and the retention was great!

Smell- Has a huge raspberry scent from feet away from the bottle as it is poured into the glass. Also can hint at some mild cotton candy aromas and a alcohol note on the end.

Taste- Very sweet from the start with raspberries of course but then comes the wine chiller effect.... Not a huge fan. This sweetness and raspberry flavor kills any other hints or attributes within the beer itself. The mouthfeel is Light Bodied, smooth, and a Mimosa/Sprite aftertaste. Leaves nothing on the tongue or cheeks.

Overall- Have to be honest. Wittekerke's Belgian White is tremendous but this one misses the mark. I thought this was going to be more like limbic (with sour and tart tastes and aromas) but only has the scent. Will be a great beer for the ladies during the summer but nothing special. Can we even call this a beer? Says "Malt Beverage with Raspberries" on the front, so I'm going to have to look this up.

Photo of Cylinsier
3.3/5  rDev +25%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

tap

Pours a hazy lemon gold with the faintest pink tinge.

Smells of citrus and tart cherries.

Tastes citrusy and of raspberries and cherries, very sweet.

Thinner to moderate mouth with a tingle of carbonation over the tongue.

Light, easy to drink, pretty tasty, but very sweet. Either for dessert or for people who really like sweet fruit beers like Lindemans.

Photo of Ryan011235
2.77/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured into an E&J Cask & Cream glass on 5/3/11

Pours a dirty, light rose hue - darker in the glass, cloudy but not quite murky. Two finger cap of foam; white with a faint pinkish bent. The head doesn't last (though swirling later on really works the carbonation). Skim retention. Good bit of lace.

Despite a preponderance of sugary notions, the nose has a pleasant enough aroma of raspberries. For the most part it even smell like real raspberries and, at times, fresh ones to boot. The sugars do weigh it down with a syrupy, concentrated heft. Toasty grains linger in back.

This doesn't taste quite as sweet as I was dreading but it has some other dicey things going on. The first half of the beer offers a reasonably tasty, somewhat sweet raspberry presence. Moving toward the finish, however, is a saccharine/aspartame flavor that immediately calls to mind diet pop. Coupled with the graininess of the malts that also emerge later in each sip, the finish isn't very enjoyable.

The sugars are sticky and make for a lingering, medium feel. Carbonation is rather prickly and active. Warmth doesn't seem to help this one, as the sugars become more apparent in all aspects.

The ever-growing pile of sugar makes this a dessert sipper of a beer and a mediocre one at that. Could be a lot worse but 11.2 oz is too much for one sitting so I won't be finishing more than half this. Pass.

Photo of avalon07
4.25/5  rDev +61%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a dull reddish color and a thick, cloudy consistency. There was an inch and a half of foamy, long-lasting head. Good lacing. One of the best-looking fruit/vegetable beers I've seen.

S: A very sharp, fragrant smell of raspberries and malt. Very aromatic.

T: Tasted of raspberries - a lot of raspberries, with a malty finish. While not exactly the most complex of flavors, this one delivers what it promises. Extremely fruity and tart.

M: A generally well-carbonated beer with a slick finish. Light-bodied.

D: A surprisingly likable and drinkable beer.

Photo of mtwentz
2.36/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

poured from a skinny 25cl can, complete with itunes-esque female silhouette, into a pike tulip.

pours a pink-orange-red and foams up with a decent lookin white head. leaves after a few minutes and ends up looking kinda soapy.

smells like raspberry juice, yet not a sweet.

tastes like raspberry juice with a little of a rose petal floral quality goin on. dry finish. marketed to women.

Photo of tone77
3.8/5  rDev +43.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 11.2 oz. bottle. Has a cloudy brownish color with pink hues and a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of sweet raspberries, nothing else. Taste is also dominated by raspberries, sweet up front then becoming a tad sour. Feels light in the mouth and has good drinkability. Overall if you are looking for something sweet and fruity this would do the trick. Otherwise avoid it.

Photo of DrDemento456
3.24/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I figured this would be a bad idea. Belgium beer in a can. Still at 1.75 it seemed like a good gamble since I like fruit beers.

A - Pretty nice pink rose colored with slight soapy head that mildly sticks to the side of my tulip glass.

S - From the can I got a mild funk but in the glass I get a sweet sugar and tart raspberry smell which seems artificial and yeasty.

T - Taste kind of like beer in a sense that I can taste mild grains and hops but really overly sweet with maybe a touch of tart raspberry but very artificial. An almost vodka like hint in the base makes this a very mild malt liquor.

M - Light to medium, but comes off almost like Four Loco light with very mild but noticeable alcohol.

D - Man I had a feeling it would be bad but I was awe stuck by the fact that it was Belgium. I guess even they can make crappy artificial beer.

Photo of mempath
4.3/5  rDev +62.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

pours a very lively off-white head with bruised apricot pinkish hue...big sudsy lacing slabs eventually slide back down to the surface.

yeasty nose with the expected fruity, raspberry note.

taste comes across much sweeter than expected, but surprising not in any cloying, syrupy way. rather refreshing and light and not as tart as i also expected making this more enjoyable. a dry finish that allows a hint of sweet-tartness to fade a bit slower. not complicated but complex enough to be enjoyed as a session fruit ale...good to drink one of these with other light brews for variety or even mixing. good alone but i imagine pairs well with alot of things. and all-seasons brew. i like it better than Timmerman's.

Photo of Bookseeb
3.31/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance is light peach/pink in color with a thick fluffy head with fair lace. Smell of mainly the fruit with grain and light hop. Taste again is mainly the tart fruit flavor with the grain with a good balance of hops. Mouthfeel is light with good carbonation. I'm not much into fruit beers, but this is not so bad.

Photo of loren01
3.82/5  rDev +44.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a dark golden color with a light pinkish hue, initially a very effervescent head that disipates quickly, slight lace down the glass.
S: Smells of wheat and strong of raspberries.
T: Raspberry flavor followed by wheat malt, slight yeastiness in there as
M: Light bodied, good amount of carbonation
D: Nice easy drinking Framboise, nice thirst quencher. I would like to mix one of these with a stout or porter I bet that would be tasty.

Photo of DoctorDog
3.53/5  rDev +33.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presentation: 11.2 oz. bottle into a standard pint glass.

A-Pours a pinkish color. Pours with ~2 fingers of slightly pink head, which fades slowly into a thin cap.

S- Slightly grainy sweetness, with a moderate, slightly tart raspberry.

T- Moderately sweet, slightly green, raspberry notes. Bitterness minimal. Not off-putting by any means, but it feels more in line with an Italian soda than anything "beery."

M- Moderately high carbonation with a light feel.

D- Good. Very easy to drink, even if not very compelling overall. Could easily drink multiples if you were so inclined.

Future outlook: Again, more like a fruity Italian soda to me than anything...pleasant enough, but no reason to buy again.

Photo of jrallen34
3.32/5  rDev +25.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I saw this bottle in the store, thought it was nice tick, didn't know it this rare as well. Started the day with this for the ladies, and it was all that I expected...Pours a light ugly carbonated brown with a little pink. Light head that fades quick...The aroma is light tart but sweet raspberries, sweet parts are fake sugar or fruit, way to sweet and sugary in the wrong ways...The taste is more of the same, this is a sweet, sugary carbonated beer that is note a true fruit beer; more of a sweet carbonated sparkling water that is a good segway beer for new comers.

A beer not worth trying, not bad or offense, doesn't taste bad, just not for the experienced fruit beerian.

Photo of BEERchitect
3.23/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Seemingly a Belgian Witbier with added Raspberries, the beer takes on a softer and sweeter attitude that will surly satisfy the thirst of fruit beer fans and those with a sweet tooth.

The beer pours with a cloudy rouge/peach color and carries a dense, white, froathy head with great staying power while lots of lace is left behind.

Sweet grains, malts, and raspberries are all evident. Light aromas of tart berries and apples also rise to the forefront as the beer warms. Lightly bready and cotton candy sweetness all around. Lightly spicy notes weave in and out of the berry tartness.

Sugary flavors begin the taste profile; combined with raspberries and the beer takes on a jam-like taste. Light tartness seems all berry and little from the more desirable tartness from yeast. Mild breadiness is much less pronounced in taste than suggested in smell.

Medium weighted and creamy early, the beer fades into a sweetly-sticky feel that seems much more like soda pop than beer.

This Framboise is balanced heavily toward the sweetness and giving it a much more wine cooler affect than from the more sour-balanced of lambic versions. The Witbier allows for heavy sweetness and disrupts the soft and powdery textures of original Wittekerke.

Wittekerke Rosé from De Brabandere
64 out of 100 based on 123 ratings.