Amsterdam Oranje Weisse - Amsterdam Brewing Company
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British Columbia (Canada)
4.6/5 rDev +27.8%
A: Hazy, dirty straw with a nice white head, great retention & lacing.
S: Bitter orange rind and a mild, well-rounded spicing.
T: Taste echos the aroma, bitter orange, coriander and a subtle hint of anise. So subtle I wouldn't have known it was anise if I wasn't told. Light fruitiness & spicing from the yeast, healthy bread-dough yeast flavour, slightly biscuity, very light bitterness.
M: Light to moderate body is very smooth. Not as carbonated as some Belgians, but it allows the creamy proteins to shine & I like it.
D: Very drinkable.
I actually really like this style when it's done well (like this).
08-05-2009 01:59:48 | More by Derek
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
3.95/5 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
3.93/5 rDev +9.2%
Ah, first sweet beer of the weekend.
Pours a weird pastel yellow, super light honey colour, which I obviously can't describe adequately, but find really cool. Its an extremely hazy beer, and you wouldn't see through it however barrow you're glass was. This is probably due to all the wheat residue which cakes the bottom of the bottle. A huge white head instantly forms, and then dies down to cake-like islands, while leaving a couple rings of lace on the glass. As I drink, yet more lacing is laid down.
The aroma is clean - lemon, orange, husky grain and a touch of coriander. Likewise the flavour follows suit, and is actually excellently balanced. I don't usually like Amsterdam, but this is going very well. Candied orange peel of the bat, followed lemon, freshly cracked coriander and an extremely solid and clean graininess. Everything is exceptionally refreshing, right through to a lingering almost herbal finish. The body builds on this - its light (which suits the style well), but the carbonation builds a pillow in the mouth to cushion and emphasise the rounded character of the flavours.
This has caught me off guard. I expected a shitty wit but I found a winner.
07-10-2009 22:20:47 | More by bobsy
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
3.85/5 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
3.83/5 rDev +6.4%
Pours a cloudy honey color, with a tinge of orange, topped off by a nice, pillowy white head and nice, sloppy lacing.
Has a nice, funky Belgian yeast in the nose, with some nice clean wheat, lemon zest and coriander.
The wheat is predominant at first, with a nice lemony citrus and a slight tinge of orange, mild metallic bitterness, and some spice and anise in the aftertaste.
The mouthfeel is little thin, but crisp and it's nicely refreshing.
It's a really nice summer drinker and should be a real crowd pleaser.
06-28-2009 14:20:02 | More by MeisterBurger
3.75/5 rDev +4.2%
I enjoyed this beer super cold, quite refreshing. Taste very much represents the style, malted/torrified wheat, cloves, coriander, orange peel. Unfiltered, hazy gold in appearance. Has a lovely citrus smell. This is a beer you could kill and after on a patio one after the other and not grow tired of it.
01-03-2013 01:21:04 | More by Electros
Amsterdam Oranje Weisse from Amsterdam Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 77 ratings.