Jan De Lichte
KleinBrouwerij De Glazen Toren

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From:
KleinBrouwerij De Glazen Toren
 
Belgium
Style:
Witbier
Ranked #19
ABV:
7%
Score:
90
Ranked #10,704
Avg:
4.01 | pDev: 9.23%
Reviews:
78
Ratings:
73
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jul 30, 2022
Added:
Dec 06, 2005
Wants:
  19
Gots:
  10
SCORE
90
Outstanding
Jan De LichteJan De Lichte
Notes: Name : Jan De Lichte was an infamous robbers’ chief at the end of the 18th Century. He was broken on the wheel at the age of 23 at the Marketplace of Aalst.
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Reviewed by eric5bellies from Australia

3.59/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
A - Pours a cloudy opaque yellow colour. Large White head reduces quickly
S - Lemon zest and orange peel
T - Spicy notes up front a mellow coriander flavour ensues. Finish is zesty
M - Light to medium body with fullish carbonation
O - Don't go past Hoegaarden as the top wit bier.
Jul 30, 2022
 
Rated: 4.5 by igl from Russian Federation

Jun 15, 2022
 
Rated: 3.55 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Feb 18, 2022
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Reviewed by OlaB from Norway

3.96/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Pours a cloudy yellow color with a medium top off white head that dissolves quickly.
Aroma is of wheat malt, orange and lemon peels, banana, corriander and white pepper.
The taste is dry with spicy and fruity notes, allong with some wheat malt notes noticable in the background.. The finish is quite bitter and leaves a long aftertaste.
Mouthfeel is crisp and clean with a high carbonation and a medium body.
An interesting take on a witbier, and it works well. Enjoyable.
Jan 01, 2022
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Reviewed by REVZEB from Illinois

4.02/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Cloudy yellow body, big white head. Wheat, flowers, light lemongrass, coriander and belgian yeast in the nose. Taste is much the same with white pepper and cracker in the mix too. Feel is snappy on the finish with mild yeast and slight grain textures shaping the body beforehand. Good wit. Learned about the man who inspired this one, worth the read
Jul 29, 2021
 
Rated: 4 by paulish from New York

Jul 14, 2021
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Reviewed by Sigmund from Norway

3.6/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
750 ml bottle, Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 7.0%. Very pale straw colour, large white head. Strong aroma of banana, coriander, cloves and curacao orange peel, some alcohol. Slightly sweet but still refreshing wheaty flavour, citrus, banana and spices.
Apr 30, 2021
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Reviewed by StJamesGate from New York

4.15/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Hazy dark gold with loose white foam. 4
Spiced orange nose. 4
Country white loaf, big blast of pepper + clove, pencil erasers, flowers, and Noble bite to end. 4.25
Lively, slight chew. 4

Wit does well to be doubled - all the flavours with the volume turned up. Classic battle between esters and phenols/adjuncts, with added depth from threads of vanilla. Notably wheaty smooth, too - no hints of burn.

A nice piece of work. 4.25

*from notes
Jan 26, 2021
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Rated by mmilyko from Nevada

4.25/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
I've never had an" Imperial Wit" (didn't even know there was such a thing), but I think that perfectly descibes this offering....loved it.
Apr 18, 2020
 
Rated: 2.91 by YvesB from Belgium

Feb 12, 2020
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Reviewed by FLima from Brazil

3.67/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Hazy yellow orange color with a thick head with decent retention that maintains a constant plate.
Wheaty aroma with notes of orange peel, coriander, pineapple, wheat and lemon.
Flavor with notes of candied sugar, orange peel, wheat, coriander, lemon, banana, yeast, white pepper and pineapple core. Dry aftertaste with a mild to medium bitterness;
Medium body with effervescent mouth feeling carbonation. Alcohol of 7% is superbly disguised.
Imperial Witbier with lots of coriander, yeast and orange citrusy. Not really worth the price tag.
Oct 11, 2019
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Reviewed by DaftCaskBC from Canada (BC)

4.3/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
A: 1/2" white head over cloudy straw colored liquid.
S: lemon, spice
T: lemon, white pepper, aspirin
M: medium viscosity and a very dry finish
O: An excellent beer
Jan 20, 2019
 
Rated: 4.38 by steverx8 from England

Jan 05, 2019
 
Rated: 4.36 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

Jul 30, 2018
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Reviewed by Beersnake1 from California

4.1/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from fridge temp. Pours yellow with nice white head. Nose is funk, citrus peel, pine, wheat, and nuts. Taste follows the nose. Fairly mellow taste. Slight bitterness upfront. No sweetness detectable. Pine, earth, tree sap, funk, and mango. Mouthfeel is light and dry. Overall, a fantastic Witbier.
Jul 13, 2018
 
Rated: 4.21 by XicanoBeerRun from Texas

Jan 20, 2018
 
Rated: 3.9 by BeerForMuscle from New Jersey

Jul 12, 2017
 
Rated: 4.12 by windowside from Germany

Jul 06, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by shelby415 from Oregon

Jun 10, 2017
 
Rated: 4.39 by Silke_Neryn from Sweden

Jan 02, 2017
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Reviewed by CTHomer from Connecticut

4.21/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
A: cloudy; pale gold in color; 1+finger white head that receded to a thick collar; no lacing;

S: very aromatic; Belgian yeast, coriander, and a big dose of lemon and lemon pith;

T: follows the nose; the lemon character is really nice;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation; dry finish;

O: this might be my favorite wit and it's the lemon aspect that makes it for me;
Dec 17, 2016
 
Rated: 3.81 by HermitDan from New Jersey

Oct 17, 2016
 
Rated: 3.51 by Pletser from Belgium

Sep 18, 2016
 
Rated: 4.34 by JMS1512 from New Jersey

Aug 30, 2016
 
Rated: 4.5 by tykechandler from Kentucky

Aug 20, 2016
 
Rated: 3.74 by Beervana from Canada (BC)

Aug 05, 2016
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Rated by Beginner2 from Illinois

4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Listed on the "1001."
Jun 12, 2016
 
Rated: 3.77 by anteater from Oregon

May 20, 2016
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Reviewed by PlutonowyManiek from Belgium

3.41/5  rDev -15%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Straw color, very cloudy. Head white, not too high and far too quickly disappears from the surface of the beer.
The flavor is banana, coriander, wheat and lemon.
Taste soaked wheat, sweet, overripe bananas and lemon. The beer is very crisp.
Bitterness: lightweight, low.
Mar 15, 2016
 
Rated: 3.47 by desint from Belgium

Mar 13, 2016
 
Rated: 4 by Zekenyce from New Jersey

Dec 21, 2015
 
Rated: 3.93 by gspeer711 from California

Oct 25, 2015
 
Rated: 3.7 by brotherloco from California

Oct 04, 2015
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Reviewed by StonedTrippin from Colorado

4.16/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
this guys are fast becoming one of my favorite boutique belgian brewers, i just wish their stuff came around here a little more than it does. this is killer beer, an imperial wit in belgian terms, but with wheat, barley, oats and spelt. the extra grain makes a lot of difference here, with a fluffy feel and a little more harvest character to it, more fall than summer, nice. its hazy and yellow without much luster and with very little head after it fizzes out, but the carbonation is aggressive still. slow bubbles cruise to the surface, and moderate sediment comes in after the first pour. it smells like fresh coriander seed and orange zest, bitter, and you can smell the candy sugar as well. in the flavor, way more orange than coriander, and all the grain making it very distinct. the yeast gives notes of white wine and lemongrass, and the sugar is there in the finish. it could stand to be a touch more dry, but with all the carbonation it seems to finish fast enough. complex would be an understatement for this one, a regal drinking experience like a nice champagne, but equally nice with a football game and a supreme pizza. a testament to the versatility of beer this high in quality. yum.
Sep 13, 2015
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Rated by papat444 from Canada (QC)

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Flashback #244
Aug 19, 2015
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Reviewed by pat61 from Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
L: Poured into a glass it looks like the traditional wit – pale, hazy yellow with a creamy white head.
S: Moderate to moderately low aromas of citrus, orange, cardamom and wheat and a hint of grapefruit.
T: A flavorful palate of spicy malt, citrus, orange peel and spice finishes dry. The malt and spice mask the alcohol quite well.
F: Medium to medium light body
O: This might be better described as a “double wit” with the beer’s fuller body and higher alcohol from most wits. It is very drinkable and refreshing.
May 24, 2015
 
Rated: 3.9 by westcoastbeerlvr from California

May 18, 2015
 
Rated: 3.94 by kiki3drt292 from California

May 18, 2015
 
Rated: 3.79 by samEBC from Belgium

May 09, 2015
 
Rated: 4.25 by Sathanas from Canada (AB)

Dec 09, 2014
Jan De Lichte from KleinBrouwerij De Glazen Toren
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 151 ratings