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Amsterdam Oranje Weisse - Amsterdam Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
81
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78 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 78
Reviews: 37
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 10.06%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Amsterdam Brewing Company visit their website
Ontario, Canada

Style | ABV
Witbier |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
An ode to our Dutch heritage, Oranje Weisse is a premium, unfiltered white beer. Predominantly brewed with un-malted wheat which gives it a hazy appearance we've also added two types of orange peel, some coriander, and a touch of anise. The result is a unique flavour combination of citrus and light spice. Our signature yeast reveals a complex aroma and slight tartness on the palate. We recommend serving with a slice of orange on the side of the glass to enhance this refreshing seasonal brew.

12 IBU

(Beer added by: MeisterBurger on 06-28-2009)
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Ratings: 78 | Reviews: 37 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of irishkyle21
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

irishkyle21, Sep 05, 2013
Photo of IdeaSpeeder
3.49/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Serving Type - 500ml cool lookin' orange bottle poured into a weizen glass

Appearance - Pours a cloudy straw colour, shines golden when help up to the light. On top sits a great big head, about 2-3 fingers. It dissipates quickly. A moderate degree of lacing is left behind.

Smell - Wheat and orange citrus with some spicy undertones. Not as much orange as I was hoping. Pretty average.

Taste - Really not as much orange as I was expecting. There's definitely some orange there, with come coriander as well. There are some light spices again, and some wheat as expected.

Mouthfeel - Very to medium carbonation, pretty crisp finish.

IdeaSpeeder, Aug 23, 2013
Photo of mick303
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

mick303, Jul 24, 2013
Photo of jmkoscie
4/5  rDev +11.7%

jmkoscie, Jul 23, 2013
Photo of WillAndSarah
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

WillAndSarah, Jul 07, 2013
Photo of Will12
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Will12, Jul 06, 2013
Photo of TheBeeraholic
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

TheBeeraholic, Jun 16, 2013
Photo of NightINgale
4/5  rDev +11.7%

NightINgale, Mar 15, 2013
Photo of Electros
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Electros, Jan 03, 2013
Photo of Vyronian
4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

Vyronian, Nov 30, 2012
Photo of cfalovo97
3/5  rDev -16.2%

cfalovo97, Nov 06, 2012
Photo of BGDrock
3.65/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 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

BGDrock, Oct 25, 2012
Photo of Molson2000
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Molson2000, Sep 10, 2012
Photo of hopsolutely
3.63/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Not a style of beer I choose often, but I think this is a well brewed North American example of it. Pours a hazy orange white with a large, fluffy, white head that lingers.

Yeasty and bready aroma typical of a "wit" with mild orange undertones - both the fruit and the coriander are more subtle than I expected. Taste is mild, predominantly a sweet malted wheat breadiness that lingers into the finish. There is a dry bittering hop undertone and some orange notes, but they are not at the forefront.

Not my own personal cup of tea, but this would be an excellently refreshing summer ale for many an Ontario patio patron, and I'd recommend it to any fan of this style.

hopsolutely, Sep 08, 2012
Photo of MattPS
2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

MattPS, Aug 25, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

KrisDLSmith, Aug 08, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

RedAleMan, May 19, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

traumaqueen, May 10, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -30.2%

kelvarnsen, Nov 30, 2011
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4/5  rDev +11.7%

bigox420, Nov 29, 2011
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3/5  rDev -16.2%

rbuisson, Nov 25, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

LoveBeerNo7, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of SebD
3.85/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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!

SebD, Oct 14, 2011
Photo of thehyperduck
3.63/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500 mL bottle from the LCBO; no date. Pours a very cloudy, murky yellowish-brown colour topped with a puffy two-inch white head. It dies down over a period of minutes, leaving a nice cap and plenty of lacing on the sides. The aroma is certainly witbier-y, with plenty of wheat, yeast, citrus and some coriander spiciness. Nice, but nothing interesting.

Plenty of wheat malt and yeast in the taste, coriander is also very prominent with a bit of orange citrus. More subtle is the banana and anise... maybe more noticeable toward the end of the sip. The citrus is pretty low-key. Yeast and coriander linger briefly in the finish. Highly carbonated, with medium-light body. Crisp and refreshing, this would be more suited to a patio in the summer than indoors at Thanksgiving.

Final Grade: 3.63, a B+. Definitely to style - basically all of the notes I'd expect are there - but still leaves me a little wanting. A little heavy on the spice, and pretty light on everything else. There's nothing here that will blow your mind, and it's a bit pricy, but it does the job. Worth a try I suppose, but certainly not the best wit I've ever had and probably not something I'd go out of my way for.

[Updated Nov. 20 2013]
Picked up another bottle, still no date but I don't think this is particularly fresh, and it was served with very little chilling beforehand. I've altered the score slightly - this is still a serviceable wit, but it's a lot less spicy and a lot more drinkable than I recall. Since this is the sort of style that I rarely want more than one or two bottles of at a time anyway, I could see myself going for this again next summer. A decent summer seasonal from Amsterdam - a little pricy (usually - this bottle was marked down by over a dollar because it's getting a little old, which frankly is a more justifiable price point), but if you're a fan of stuff like Rickard's White, this can be considered a serious upgrade that isn't likely to frighten off the uninitiated.

thehyperduck, Oct 10, 2011
Photo of MattyV
3.58/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy deep lemon colour. Airy white head disappears quickly and just a small ring remains.

Aroma is grassy, with definite citrus and coriander notes.

Nice citrus notes, some wheat/yeasty flavours, a tad spicy. Aftertaste is sharp and crisp with just the slightest residual sweetness, very pleasant. Perhaps a bit overcarbed (which can be a challenge with this style!).

A decent example of the style. Approachable and perhaps a great local gateway craft beer.

MattyV, Sep 28, 2011
Amsterdam Oranje Weisse from Amsterdam Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 78 ratings.