Wittekerke - De Brabandere
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Reviews by EPseja:
4.63/5 rDev +29.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Served from a 33cl bottle in my SABL glass at cellar temperature.
A - Very pale hazy lemon yellow with a nice 1-inch frothy snow-white head. Head retention is very good, never allowing the surface of the beer to become exposed, but lacing is only patchy.
S - Sweet, light malted graininess and lemon zest. Nuances of crisp European hops and evanescent spiciness. Fresh, slightly tart and unassuming.
T - Mild sweetness with a hint of clover honey and lemon-orange candy. A splash of yeasty tartness at the back of the tongue, and a quick, semi-drying bitter close after the swallow. Definitely one of the less-spiced Witbiers out there, but I believe that's the intent.
M - Smooth, micro-bubbled carbonation on the way in, growing to a seafoam wash over the tongue. Swallow is creamy and satisfying without being gassy.
D - This beer is supremely drinkable and absolutely refreshing. Sure, it's not going to win any extreme beer contests or even the coveted "Best Witbier in the World according to BA" spot, but given the two different goals that can amicably exist within this style -- easy refreshment and complex spiciness (e.g. Allagash White) -- this one excels at the former.
Serving type: bottle
03-09-2009 01:06:45 | More by EPseja
More User Reviews:
4.24/5 rDev +18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
11.2-ounce bottle poured into a weizen glass.
Appearance: Pours a hazy yellow gold with some yeasty chunkiness floating below the head, which is considerable. The head is a big, frothy white that is about two fingers in depth. Carbonation seems more moderate than I expected. Lacing less than I expected.
Smell: This beer has some fairly forward aromas, including orange, citrus, lemon, clove, ginger and spices. Appealing.
Taste: Nice, fairly complex flavor profile that follows the nose. I'm also getting a slight sense of banana that might just be in my head. Citrus and clove are the most dominant flavors. There are also some breadiness and grassy notes in there.
Mouthfeel: It's refreshing and sessionable, as a witbier should be.
Overall: This is a very nice wheat beer that I'm glad I picked up. It has a nice mix of flavors that are all traditional for the style. Would drink again.
Serving type: on-tap
07-25-2014 00:08:17 | More by illpass78
3.48/5 rDev -2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
This beer was an okay beer. It has an hazy and golden yellow color to it. The aroma was a good smell, at least I liked it. The taste was pretty good as well. I liked the green apple taste that it has. I could smell some vanilla in the aroma as well. I
Serving type: bottle
07-17-2014 01:27:38 | More by jaredtp
Wittekerke from De Brabandere
81 out of 100 based on 741 ratings.