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Wittekerke - De Brabandere

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BA SCORE
81
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771 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 771
Reviews: 458
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 14.57%
Wants: 14
Gots: 20 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
De Brabandere visit their website
Belgium

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 beeragent:
Photo of beeragent
2.83/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass from a 11.2oz can.

A - Pours a light, slightly hazy, straw, forming a very thin white head. Minimal spots of lace on the glass.

S - The aroma is mostly grainy with a hint of lemon and skunkiness.

T - Water thin taste of light grain, wheat, and lemon. This tastes more like a canned lager than a witbier.

M - Low carboantion with a light body. Very smooth and clean.

D - I have to say I expected a little more flavor and body from this one. Not what I expect from witbiers. Having said that, I still enjoyed this beer quite alot. Its an easy sessionable beer and one I would love for the river in summertime. Like I said, not my idea of witbier, but an easy drinker nonetheless.

beeragent, Mar 08, 2011
More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
3.28/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

oberon, Jun 04, 2003
Photo of RoyalT
3/5  rDev -16%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

RoyalT, Jun 17, 2004
Photo of Zakk
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Zakk, Jun 09, 2012
Photo of kaimcm
3.33/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

kaimcm, Oct 16, 2008
Photo of wesbrownyeah
3.83/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

wesbrownyeah, Apr 28, 2009
Photo of dcurrin
4/5  rDev +12%

dcurrin, Jan 21, 2012
Photo of skybluewater
3.85/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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. ;-)

skybluewater, Sep 30, 2004
Photo of danthehopslamman
3.5/5  rDev -2%

danthehopslamman, Aug 17, 2013
Photo of DaftPatrick
3.75/5  rDev +5%

DaftPatrick, Aug 05, 2014
Photo of Beaver13
3.58/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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.

Beaver13, Oct 03, 2008
Photo of generallee
3.75/5  rDev +5%

generallee, Jul 22, 2012
Photo of Doomcifer
3.75/5  rDev +5%

Doomcifer, Aug 01, 2014
Photo of megamass
2.75/5  rDev -23%

megamass, Aug 15, 2013
Photo of Jason
3.55/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Jason, Nov 22, 2002
Photo of Billolick
3.68/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Billolick, Jun 11, 2005
Photo of GreenMountainBoy
3.5/5  rDev -2%

GreenMountainBoy, Jul 29, 2012
Photo of Byeast
3.83/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Byeast, Sep 18, 2006
Photo of Apotheosis
4.25/5  rDev +19%

Apotheosis, Oct 20, 2013
Photo of wattoclone
4.84/5  rDev +35.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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.

wattoclone, Mar 14, 2014
Photo of jsolack
3.78/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

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

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

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

jsolack, Mar 05, 2004
Photo of Janeinma
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Janeinma, Aug 10, 2013
Photo of virinow
5/5  rDev +40.1%

virinow, Nov 16, 2011
Photo of GOBLIN
3.5/5  rDev -2%

GOBLIN, Mar 09, 2014
Photo of BadBadger
4.43/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

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!

BadBadger, Apr 30, 2006
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Wittekerke from De Brabandere
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