Jan De Lichte | KleinBrouwerij De Glazen Toren

Jan De LichteJan De Lichte
BA SCORE
4/5
136 Ratings
Jan De LichteJan De Lichte
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
KleinBrouwerij De Glazen Toren
Belgium
glazentoren.be

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by paterlodie on 12-06-2005

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,245
Reviews:
70
Ratings:
136
pDev:
9.75%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
22
Gots:
9
Trade:
0
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4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Listed on the "1001."

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3.77/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PlutonowyManiek
3.41/5  rDev -14.8%
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.

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3.47/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.93/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.7/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.16/5  rDev +4%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%
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.

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3.9/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.94/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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3.79/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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4.4/5  rDev +10%

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4/5  rDev 0%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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4.09/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From Leura.

A witbier? Really....???

Pours like a saison, smells like a saison, tastes like a saison, and let's not forget that delightful Belgian Yeast and lemons and funk and barnyard and zest, cloves and spice.
Dont get that in a witbier, now do you?

Really well made, very drinkable, it's just not a witbier. Nor does it taste like a 7%-er.

Cheers.

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4.12/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750ml, paper-wrapped bottle, no real label, in fact it would be easy to mistake this for home brew from afar, once the covering is removed.

This beer pours a hazy medium golden straw hue, with a teeming tower of puffy, tightly foamy, and somewhat creamy eggshell white head, which leaves a bit of patchy sudsy lace around the glass as very slowly abates.

It smells of earthy, mildly funky Belgian yeast, a sour orchard fruitiness, moderately sassy lemongrass, white pepper, clove/coriander, and cardamom spice, gritty crackery pale malt, and leafy, grassy hops. The taste is more malty up front, the dry bready pale malt gaining a hint of caramel sweetness, with some softly lilting earthy yeast, muddled lemon and orange rind fruitiness, more clove and coriander zing, and a kind of beguiling grassy, weedy hoppiness.

The carbonation is mild, and yet quite duly frothy, the body medium-light in weight, and mostly smooth, a wee prick and prod from yeast, spice, and hop alike not really a bother. It finishes well off-dry, the malt, fruitiness, and two-faced spice all gently pushing things thataway, with barely a twinge of warming alcohol nodding the sleep from its eyes.

A rather pleasant, and rounded witbier, with jacked up flavour (which is totally right there), as well as ABV (which totally isn't). The spices are deftly rendered against the citrus fruit character, and the nervously joyous hops are the icing on the cake. Teehee - I always get a bit giddy when I encounter the exception the proves the rule - as far as not giving a shit about a particular style, that is.

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Jan De Lichte from KleinBrouwerij De Glazen Toren
Beer rating: 4 out of 5 with 136 ratings
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