Wittekerke - De Brabandere
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Reviews by the Alström Bros:
3.55/5 rDev -0.3%
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.
Serving type: can
11-22-2002 16:46:05 | More by Jason
More User Reviews:
4.84/5 rDev +36%
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.
Serving type: can
03-14-2014 19:58:06 | More by wattoclone
Wittekerke from De Brabandere
81 out of 100 based on 703 ratings.