Amsterdam Oranje Weisse - Amsterdam Brewing Company
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3.6/5 rDev 0%
On tap at "The Ship" in Hamilton.
Poured an opaque medium-golden, decent-sized head and good lacing.
Nose is flowers, orange peel, yeast and honey, perhaps a bit of yeast as well.
A nice, easy-drinking wit. All the usual notes are there, finishes slightly dry and grainy. Good orange peel presence.
Haven't had much luck with Amsterdam, but this one definitely came as a surpise. Quite drinkable and refreshing on a hot summer evening.
08-05-2010 20:14:40 | More by JohnnyBarman
3.63/5 rDev +0.8%
Appearance - Cloudy, white head, good lacing, hard to see carbonation
Smell - Coriander, clove, Orange, banana, wheat
Taste - blah, not much banana, there truly was not a lot of punch to this beer. almost tasted like an ale style beer.
Mouthfeel - Added carbonation, better taste, not much overall added.
Overall - not what i was expecting after smell, there was a lot more promise than this delivered. thanks for SpinRSX for the sharing of this.
4, 4, 3.5, 3.5, 3.5
07-19-2011 00:34:36 | More by Swedes21
3.65/5 rDev +1.4%
Appearance: very active carbonation; hazy, straw colour; white head with couple minutes length
Aroma: tart, acidic, spice - typical wheat beer; some orange peel
Taste & Mouthfeel: sweeter than typical; not much in flavour, actually bringing to mind good water! there is some orange, but fairly subtle and overall the taste isn't lasting; it is clean and refreshing however, and the lack of strong flavour makes it very drinkable
Overall: simple, subtle, and refreshing make this a great beer for summer and those that don't necessarily like the taste of beer
10-25-2012 01:44:47 | More by BGDrock
3.7/5 rDev +2.8%
500ml bottle, painted the same bright orange hue as that of the Dutch national team supporters. First appearance for this brewery in Alberta, I believe.
This beer pours a hazy medium golden yellow colour, with two fingers of puffy, tightly foamy, and even a bit creamy bone-white head, which leaves a decent swath of swollen rain cloud lace around the glass as it very slowly fades away.
It smells of neutered orange peel, somewhat astringent coriander, zippy wheat grain, earthy yeast, and some rather understated leafy, musty hops. The taste is more malt-forward, with the pale and wheaty graininess leading off, followed closely by the peppy, spicy coriander, middling orange pith, vegetal yeast, and faint earthy, weedy hops.
The carbonation is fairly laid back, and just mostly frothy, the body medium-light in weight, and kind of hollow in its generic smoothness. It finishes barely off-dry, the graininess shedding the majority of its already limited sweetness, while the spice and yeast pull things in the opposite direction.
An adequate wit, the standard extra ingredients definitely making themselves known. However, the hovering edginess kind of takes a fair bit of the air out of it all. Enjoyable to a point, but after the one, I'm kind of done.
09-08-2013 03:57:43 | More by biboergosum
3.9/5 rDev +8.3%
Turbid pale yellow. Voluminous white head is fluffy and retentive. Patchy lace. Lemon and coriander aroma with floral notes in the background. Juicy orange and coriander flavour brightened and uplifted by tangy acidity. Subtle liquorice-like flavour is interesting and different for a witbier, yet also very dutch at the same time. What grows together goes together, as one of my chef instructors at the college likes to tell us.
Sometimes, liquorice (or anise, or fennel) is a flavour I don't much appreciate. But when one note amongst many other flavours, it can be quite pleasant. Like the fennel note in bouillabaisse, or the liqourice character in many imperial stouts. The liquorice in this witbier works. Think tiger tail ice cream, which I normally don't like because it tastes too much like liquorice for me. Though the liquorice is still combined with orange, it is much more subtle and less overpowering for me in this case.
Light bodied ale with ample and fine carbonation and mousse-like texture. Crisp and refreshing. Easy drinking and approachable. Would make a real crowd pleaser at a barbecue. Might go well with the food too, especially pulled pork or ribs.
05-23-2011 05:55:56 | More by mintjellie
3.55/5 rDev -1.4%
On-tap at C'est What. Lacey after a good head poured. Aroma of both the wheat and the orange peal. Found it somewhat acidity, like an orange juice can be. The beer is significant in its orange Thinner than expected, drying finish, but overall a fine wheat beer, one of the better ones from this brewery.
10-05-2009 19:41:11 | More by Sammy
3.98/5 rDev +10.6%
Courtesy of northyorksammy - 500mL bottle poured into my Hoegaarden tumbler.
Very cloudy titanium yellow body, nearly opaque, with a whispy ivory head that recedes to a delicate film. Fast running uniform lacing.
Pleasing citrus, hearty yeast, light wheat notes, and a faint touch of spice in the nose.
The palate is basically a more potent expression of the aroma - the citrus is clarified as orange zest, while the wheat adds a distinct low-level tartness of its own. Very slight coriander in the finish...
Medium-light, pillowy, effervescent mouthfeel. Clean, refreshing, and somewhat fruity overall. A bit simplistic maybe, but no off notes...very drinkable.
08-10-2010 00:33:55 | More by augustgarage
3.23/5 rDev -10.3%
Great big rocky head with great lacing. Hazy and opaque straw-coloured body. Beautiful-looking stuff.
Tons of coriander on the nose; too much coriander. Bitter orange pith, wheat, astringent, earthy hops and a touch of sweet candy malt.
Coriander overpowers in the mouth as well, with not nearly enough malt to serve as its base. The flavour is on the weak side other than that, with bits of bitter orange pith, wheat and a hint of anise. Definitely needs some more malt sweetness. The aftertaste is of powdery, drying coriander.
Thin, silky body with a medium carbonation. Nothing special.
Drinkable I guess but it seems as if someone spilled a giant bag of ground coriander into the brew tank.
05-20-2011 22:16:19 | More by eat
3.4/5 rDev -5.6%
A - poured a half finger head, cloudy with no light passing through, patchy lacing
S - orange, bananas, and bready fruit
T - wheat, an unusual orange flavor, cloves, coriander, bananas - one I could not figure out - must be the anise - very unbalanced could be much better
M - decent carbonation and bitterness and pretty smooth
O - it went off base on the taste but with some tweaking this really could be a good brew - will try again in a couple of years
07-08-2011 02:19:50 | More by Stocean1
3.95/5 rDev +9.7%
Bottle: Poured a hazy light yellow color ale with a nice size purer white foamy head with good retention and light lacing. Aroma of coriander and light orange peel notes is quite nice. Taste is also a nice mix between light coriander notes with some notes of wheat and light refreshing notes of orange peel. Body is quite full for style with good carbonation. Well brewed with more spices then I was expecting; maybe missing a fuller body.
07-27-2011 19:51:45 | More by Phyl21ca
3.43/5 rDev -4.7%
A: Honey yellow cloudy, some carbonation, huge off white yellowish head.
S: Offal, bubble gum, coriander, dry naval orange, Belgian yeast, light smokiness.
T: Light and refreshing light citrus orange again it’s a dry naval orange type, some bubble gum, plastic or wax paper, coriander, light smokiness, not getting the same Belgian yeast I got on the nose.
M: Light body, medium low carbonation, dry finish.
O: The bottle is bright orange and impressive, the taste is mediocre, certainly not this brewery's best brew but light and summery and refreshing.
05-31-2014 02:28:49 | More by patre_tim
3.58/5 rDev -0.6%
500 mL bottle, chilled and poured into a pilsner glass
Appearance- Pours a hazy golden yellow colour with two fingers of thick white head that takes a little while to dissipate to an average ring around the glass leaving minimal to no lacing throghout till finish.
Smell- I get a huge spice presence right off the bat on the nose of this one, some citrusy fruity orange aromas in there as well, paired with a mild hint of yeast in there as well as some wheat. It’s really hard to pick out the other aromas in this one because the coriander spice really takes over and dominates the aromas.
Taste- Again just like the smells, there is a huge coriander spice presence that takes over right away and doesn’t really ever let go, next I get some bready wheat malts with that usual wit beer yeast. The orange does come through in there but only very mild, like I said before the coriander spiciness really dominates almost every aspect of those one, a little too much so.
Mouthfeel- Light to medium bodied, this wit beer is smooth and silky, although it does finish a little dry on the palate, below average carbonation to this one as well.
Overall- To be honest I am a little disappointed with this one, I was just expecting more from Amsterdam after such a solid bock beer seasonal that was released earlier this spring. There is far too much spice flavours going on that never really go away, I mean if you like that kind of beer than this will be right up your alley, but for the others like me who like a nice balance in a beer between all the flavours this one was really nothing but a one dimensional mess, for an oranje weisse the orange never really shines through as you would expect it to. Might pick this one up again but doubting it, nothing spectacular in anyway, very average wit beer.
06-26-2011 05:49:03 | More by Roke87
3.63/5 rDev +0.8%
Appearance - Hazy amber/orange with an average size frothy white coloured head. Hard to make out the carbonation level due to the haziness and there is some good lacing. The head lasted for 4 minutes before it began to dissipate.
Smell – Grains, oranges, coriander, bananas
Taste & Mouth - The beer has an above average amount of carbonation. I can taste banana, orange, and coriander. There is also some lemon flavour and some wheat. It finishes with an orange and banana fruity slightly tart aftertaste.
Overall – The taste is a little unbalanced but the beer is still above average. With a few small adjustments this beer could be really great. Still happy I tried it.
06-23-2011 15:17:17 | More by spinrsx
3.85/5 rDev +6.9%
Appearance: It has a nice yellow/orange cloudy colour to it. It has a nice white head that dies down moderately and has some lacing.
Smell: The aromas definitly give out hints of wheat malts, some orange and coriander with a slight spiciness.
Taste: Like the aromas, it has a nice wheat feel to it with some nice citrusy orange, some coriander with a bit of banana and some lemony spices.
Mouthfeel: It has a high carbonation with a nice overall balance and feel.
Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied with good flavours and aromas. Good refreshing Wit!
10-14-2011 18:03:15 | More by SebD
Amsterdam Oranje Weisse from Amsterdam Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 77 ratings.