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Amsterdam Oranje Weisse - Amsterdam Brewing Company

Amsterdam Oranje WeisseAmsterdam Oranje Weisse

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61 Ratings
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Ratings: 61
Reviews: 36
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 10.22%


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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karait95

Mexico

3.53/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Nice cloudy body as expected, yellow pale color and a good head on top that leaves a layer of little bubbles, color withe with some retention.

S: Full wheat aroma, very vague citric smell in the back but almost all of it fulls your nose with the wheat.

T: Original wheat flavor, with a little citrus faint orange tasting at the end.

M: Nice tasting, a little bitterness with a long ending with a rare complexity.

Serving type: bottle

08-19-2010 03:53:01 | More by karait95
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augustgarage

California

3.98/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2010 00:33:55 | More by augustgarage
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JohnnyBarman

Ontario (Canada)

3.6/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: on-tap

08-05-2010 20:14:40 | More by JohnnyBarman
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biegaman

Ontario (Canada)

3.73/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Although it's technically still yellow, Amsterdam Orange Wit can rightfully call itself a 'white' beer; the complexion is ghastly pale and has a kind of incandescent glow about it (all this despite the fact that clarity is strictly disallowed, even the shadows on the other side appear distorted). Its head, a thin but strongly embedded blanket of white, is gluey.

Witbiers have a very distinctive smell - something reminiscent of wildflower honey infused with grainy, spicy wheat aromatics and a perfumy herbal note that includes hints of coriander and citrus zest - and this smells every bit the part. There's no mistaking it. This smell takes me instantly to a countryside in Flanders... and I don't want to leave.

The taste is equally to style and, to be honest, it having been some time since having my last witbier, I forgot just how distinct and delicious this portfolio of flavours can be. A crisp, dry (almost reminiscent of celery) wheat maltiness combines with dried herbs (thyme, coriander, anise, other spices) and citrus zest fruitiness for a very toothsome combo.

There's also an oat-like thickness to the malty flavour, a kind of oatmeal-y texture and flavour, as well as a faint tartness and refreshing effervescence. The zest and spice fade quickly on the finish, leaving behind little flavour but a desirably quenching gratification. Despite the more than adequate flavour, the body is light and could use more sensation.

Oranje Weisse (it should read 'wit') makes a fitting tribute to the brewery's Dutch heritage as it is arguably one of the better North American representations of the witbier style I've come across and, if only it had a little more self-confidence, could easily be confused with an authentic, European-born offering. Heck, I'll be buying some more!

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2010 00:07:16 | More by biegaman
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cyrenaica

Ontario (Canada)

2.93/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

16oz draught
5.0% ABV
I tried this beer on tap on July 9, 2009 at "Smokeless Joe's" in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The beer poured a hazy golden yellow with a thin white head that quickly disappeared. The aroma was sweet fruit, wheat, and a generous dose of citrus. The mouthfeel was medium bodied, with mild carbonation. The flavour was malty with hints of citrus.

Serving type: on-tap

06-25-2010 22:52:22 | More by cyrenaica
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pootz

Ontario (Canada)

3.6/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle:

Pours a clouded pale straw ale in the glass. Puffy cap reduces but laces well. Lots of sediment in bottle to be agitated before pour is done.

Aromas of citrus coriander, grassiness and wet grain.

Prickly mouth feel and sharpness from the hops. Nice biscuit dough from the wheat, spicy, citrusy, dry in the finish.

Light sparkling and refreshing. Good effort at a Belgian wit. Perhaps a tad on the sweet side but serviceable.

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2010 00:47:20 | More by pootz
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.55/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

10-05-2009 19:41:11 | More by Sammy
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Viggo

Ontario (Canada)

3.55/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at C'est What?.

Pours a very cloudy orange/amber, like juice, thick white head forms, settles down to a thick ring and layer, tons of lacing, this looks real good. Smell is nice, biscuit, lemony tart, oranges, wheat, yeasty, a bit of grainy sourness, lots of fruit, bit of spice, not too bad. Taste is nice too, lots of orange, wheat, lemons, toast, biscuit, some fruitiness, a bit sour in the finish, lightly yeasty. Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with medium carbonation. A pretty solid witbier.

Serving type: on-tap

10-05-2009 14:19:08 | More by Viggo
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Derek

British Columbia (Canada)

4.6/5  rDev +27.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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).

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2009 01:59:48 | More by Derek
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bobsy

Ontario (Canada)

3.93/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2009 22:20:47 | More by bobsy
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MeisterBurger

Ontario (Canada)

3.83/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2009 14:20:02 | More by MeisterBurger
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Amsterdam Oranje Weisse from Amsterdam Brewing Company
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