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Wittekerke - De Brabandere

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760 Ratings

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Ratings: 760
Reviews: 458
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 14.29%
Wants: 13
Gots: 16 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
De Brabandere visit their website

Style | ABV
Witbier |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-29-2002)
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Reviews by OWSLEY069:
Photo of OWSLEY069


3/5  rDev -16%

Pours a nice hazy and cloudy yellow into a Witekereke glass(which looks like a small vase). Lots of thick head, that seemed like half of the beer. Kind of a standard Belgian wit, although a bit drier. A good summer beer, but nothing more than average.

06-07-2007 16:48:27 | More by OWSLEY069
More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon

North Carolina

3.28/5  rDev -8.1%

Poured a hazy yeklow color with big blooming head,smell was very lemony and almost to sour.Like others who have reviewed this I think this lacked spiciness that Iam accustomed to with this style,way to one-dimensional.Not overly impressed with this one,there are many better out there.

06-04-2003 18:20:30 | More by oberon
Photo of RoyalT


3/5  rDev -16%

Appearance – Typical hazy light yellow in color with a nice, frothing head that went down quick and clean.

Smell – The natural Witbier aroma is very light. I can pick up a zesty, lemon-orange citrus almost like a Sprite with hints of spices.

Taste – The zesty fruits took over at the pour. I like to see at least a little bit of yeast in my Wits.

Mouthfeel – The carbonation was there but a bit too fizzy for my tastes. Otherwise it was light-bodied and nice.

Drinkability – This one was OK but I wouldn’t buy again.

06-17-2004 00:10:30 | More by RoyalT
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

06-09-2012 04:09:08 | More by Zakk
Photo of kaimcm


3.33/5  rDev -6.7%

wit bier in a can! hell yeah!

A: decent, needs more and fluffier head but otherwise, good color.

S: not much, a little citrus, a little grassy, and a slightly off metallic quality.

T/M: soft with a slight citric tang. yeasty and mild sourdough character. unfortunately the iron appears on the finish as well as the nose. creamy light body and refreshing.

D: goes down very easy, fix the metallic quality and a sure winner.

a one dimensional beer but I dig the can. better wit's for sure but nothing worth avoiding in this one.

10-16-2008 00:13:24 | More by kaimcm
Photo of wesbrownyeah


3.83/5  rDev +7.3%

Wittekerke Belgian White beer. 5% alcohol content.

A- Hazy off yellow color that shows a very small head and good lace retention. The lacing is most impressive as it remains on the top of the glass with every sip I make. Note: Small wheat grains float in the light.

S- Fresh wheat and malt are light by apparent with hints of sweet grains and yeast.

T- Taste is a very refreshing wheat and mild malty nose with very simple yeast patterns on the finish.

M-D- Fresh on the palete with nothing offensive at all. Mild wheats and malts have a mild astringent feel on the mouth. Highly drinkable Belgian wheat beer. Not my first or last.

04-28-2009 18:38:33 | More by wesbrownyeah
Photo of dcurrin


4/5  rDev +12%

01-21-2012 04:58:59 | More by dcurrin
Photo of skybluewater


3.85/5  rDev +7.8%

Pours a murky lemon color. Smells like lemon, pith especially. Taste is quite refreshing, but also different: Seriously, this is like drinking a lemon meringue pie. Nevertheless, it's quite refreshing, probably better for a warm summer day than a cold fall night. That, or dessert. ;-)

09-30-2004 00:27:59 | More by skybluewater
Photo of danthehopslamman


3.5/5  rDev -2%

08-17-2013 23:49:18 | More by danthehopslamman
Photo of DaftPatrick


3.75/5  rDev +5%

08-05-2014 03:14:26 | More by DaftPatrick
Photo of Beaver13


3.58/5  rDev +0.3%

11.2 oz can. Pours a hazy light yellow with a thin fine white head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is bright citrus fruits (lemon, orange), wheat and some light spices (corriander).

The flavor is sweet soapy wheaty malts and lemon peel with a crisp finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with some sharp carbonation.

Overall, a solid wit, a little too sweet. It's a nice change of pace for canned beer.

10-03-2008 04:05:20 | More by Beaver13
Photo of generallee

New York

3.75/5  rDev +5%

07-22-2012 12:55:50 | More by generallee
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Rhode Island

3.75/5  rDev +5%

08-01-2014 14:03:55 | More by Doomcifer
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New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev -23%

08-15-2013 05:10:44 | More by megamass
Photo of Jason


3.55/5  rDev -0.6%

Presentation: 11.2 oz can, freshness date on the bottom.

Appearance: Thin stark white lacing with minimal stickage. Very pale yellowish beige with a cloudiness showing some flaky particles of sediment.

Smell: Fresh squeezed lemon juice, bit of citric zest and a mélange of spicing where it is difficult to pick anything out other than some liquorice and citric peel.

Taste: Peculiar mouth feel as it feigns a medium body, semi crisp with a slick backend. Lots of lemon flavour with a plum fruitiness on the side, grainy with some malt sweetness and a wheat twang. Chalky yeast, citric peel and other obscure spicing abound. Finsihes with trace hop flavour and more earthy yeast.

Notes: I’d prefer this brew bottle-conditioned though the canned version is not bad at all and is a perfect switch if in a situation that restricts you to canned beverages only. All in all a decent white ale.

11-22-2002 16:46:05 | More by Jason
Photo of Billolick

New York

3.68/5  rDev +3.1%

11.2 ounce blue can, with some sort of dating/info on the bottom. Pours the expected, cloudy light yellow shade. Soft white head, with good retention. leaves scattered, sticky lacing. Nose is oddly metalic, with some spice and fruit. Medium bodied, notes of cloves, flowers. Fair wit, not the best, but worth a try. Refreshing stuff. Fine for a summer picnic. One of the more interesting canned beers out there.

06-11-2005 21:47:13 | More by Billolick
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

07-29-2012 03:34:51 | More by GreenMountainBoy
Photo of Byeast


3.83/5  rDev +7.3%

Appearance: Very cloudy/opaque , with a ring of small bubbles , pale-creamy yellow.

Smell: yeasty citrus , lemon juice/peel.

Taste: Very refreshing and light , citusy / slight lemon , dry yeasty twang , bit of maltiness in there to.

Mouthfeel: Medium and slightly crisp.

Drinkability: A very drinkable Witbier , nice and refreshing. I prefer it over Hoegaarden , not much of any spice in this one.

09-18-2006 02:52:24 | More by Byeast
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4.25/5  rDev +19%

10-20-2013 02:45:56 | More by Apotheosis
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4.84/5  rDev +35.6%

Sticky white lacing that persists. Very pale yellowish beige with a cloudiness and some sediment. A flashlight revealed more sediment in bottom of can trough so I poured some beer back into can and vigorously swirled.

Aroma of bread and oranges with a predominant yeast overtone. Actually smells like orange flavored dough rising.

Taste is fresh baked bread with malty sweet orange zest. The finish has a slight metallic twang, presumably from the can. Perhaps the most yeasty, bready witbier to date. The yeast aroma persists throughout the session while the metallic note fades into non-existence. There is a pleasant, lingering orange oil finish after several minutes.

For yeast lovers this is a superb witbier that achieves near perfection, at least for my palate.

03-14-2014 19:58:06 | More by wattoclone
Photo of jsolack


3.78/5  rDev +5.9%

Has a "banana" color, similar to fresh lemonade. Head is very light.

Sweet wheat scent. I would like scent to be stronger... missing clove or banana scent.

Sweet citris flavor with a lot of grain in the finish. Tastes better than it smells.

Brite and carbonic but also coats mouth well. Feels good... a little more carbonation than a typical wheat.

Smooth flavor and great aftertaste. The beer is very tasty overall. A little different then a typical wheat.

03-05-2004 01:32:41 | More by jsolack
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

08-10-2013 01:43:39 | More by Janeinma
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New York

5/5  rDev +40.1%

11-16-2011 03:12:59 | More by virinow
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

03-09-2014 01:23:56 | More by GOBLIN
Photo of BadBadger

New York

4.43/5  rDev +24.1%

What an absolutely refreshing treat. This well brewed beverage pours from the growler a cloudy light-gold color, with a descent but not huge foamy head. The smell is pleasant, with a nice spiced grassy aroma of herbs and fruit. The taste is wheaty and wonderful. This is brew of exceptional drinkability. I regret not buying more, after the very first taste. Definitely pickup growler of this witbier, or give it a try if you see it!

04-30-2006 23:01:08 | More by BadBadger
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Wittekerke from De Brabandere
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