Wieckse Witte | De Ridder Brewery

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99 Ratings
Wieckse WitteWieckse Witte
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
De Ridder Brewery
Netherlands

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 12-21-2000

BEER STATS
Ratings:
99
Reviews:
48
Avg:
3.66
pDev:
17.21%
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
14
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 99 |  Reviews: 48
Photo of highdivejon
5/5  rDev +36.6%

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5/5  rDev +36.6%

Photo of Ardon
4.88/5  rDev +33.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is a fantastic wit that you can find on tap just about everywhere in the Netherlands yet I have never come across it anywhere else. A wonderful light hazy yellow. Good rocky head that lasts. Rich melon (cantaloupe?) flavours, refreshing and fruity with a small spicy bite. Extremely drinkable. I have refreshed myself many a time with this beauty at the internet cafe in Den Haag at the base of the big pink student building near HS station. This is possibly my favourite example of the style

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Photo of RBorsato
4.77/5  rDev +30.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Hazy straw color with a low white head throughout. Melony fruit aroma and spicy tones (additionally aroma is a bit sweetish). Spicy and gingery flavor with nice citrusy lemony) tones. Light bodied (leans medium) and creamy !

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Photo of Beerstorian
4.75/5  rDev +29.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +29.8%

Photo of NeroFiddled
4.52/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

From the Heineken subsidiary brewery, Ridder of Maastricht, comes a brilliantly done witbier.
Its cloudy yellow body is topped by a good-sized head of creamy bright-white foam that holds well and maintains a thin surface covering throughout the glass. The nose is rich with spice in the form of coriander/clove and a mild, cola-like cardamom; backed by sweet, juicy oranges and a touch of tart lemon over a dryish, hay-like wheat-based malt. The body is light and it's very fine, gently effervescent, and lightly crisp carbonation caresses the tongue and awakens the tastebuds. All of the flavors promised by the nose are delivered, although it's lemonish character and wheat-like malt are a bit more dominant. It's exceptionally well-balanced with an underlying bitterness that works so well with it's delicate spiciness and subtle tartness that it never needs to make an appearance. It finishes dry with a flash of orange and lemon before leaving some residual, delicately spicy coriander. Impressive!

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Photo of Kampfar
4.5/5  rDev +23%

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4.5/5  rDev +23%

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4.5/5  rDev +23%

Photo of ernie
4.47/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pale golden color, huge creamy white head.

Aroma spicy - orange peel, coriander, sweet red pepper and a hint of yeast.

Start moderately sweet, body round, soft, taste fruity, yeasty, with all abovemention spices present. Finish acidic, a bit tart. Aftertaste heavenly and long.

Very good beer. Sincerely recommended!

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Photo of PatandDavid
4.47/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very enjoyable beer.

This is a style that I first discovered with Allagash, and I would say this beer is almost as good. The Allagash I've had has probably been fresher and with more pronounced flavor, but this was also good.

Nice hazy straw yellow, small bubbles of carbonation. A fruity, citrusy wit that was refreshing and very easy to drink. Would drink this anytime, just a pleasant drinking experience, and nice session beer material.

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Photo of czfreeman
4.42/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured in my Hoegaarden glass.
Murky golden yellow, superb foamy thick head, murky hazy body.
Smells heavy on the clove/coriander/pepper/creamy wheat mix of a great Wit. Orange peel,lemon, and a really funky yeasty background, almost like soured appel, and sour wheat.
Really strong aromas, even more pronounced than Hoegaarden.
Sour apple, orange, lemon, wheat, strong notes of yeast, light biscuit, orange, pepper, clove,coriander, black pepper-all combine to create a superb first, and quick second sip.
The fruit is well pronouced, the spice is distrubuted, and the sour background provided enough level ground to support and enhance the mix.
Little did I know buying this beer today that I would enjoy it much More than Hoegaarden, my go-to standard Witbier.
Very good, spicy light and refreshing-will buy again.

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Photo of vitesse
4.38/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

served in 12 oz. brown bottle.
definitely a well made wit. loved the beautiful "white" color and spicy/fruity smell. taste is so refreshing and light with lots of coriander and citric elements. mouthfeel is slightly creamy, but still subtle and light. drinkability would be off the scale for me. any beer lover could down these in no time. buy it if you find it.

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Photo of LarryKemp
4.37/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This was a very cloudy light straw colored beer. Very typical for the style.

The nose got the biggest rush. The phenolics were present and strong. A really good smelling wit.

The citrus and coriander mixed with the malt to make a very pleasant and complex flavor. I did not notice the hops and there was no butterscotch flavor.

The mouthfeel was light and carbonated.

In general, this was a good beer. I would recommend it for one looking for a tasty wit.

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Photo of TurdFurgison
4.32/5  rDev +18%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had a bottle of this with dinner at a Tapas restaurant in Amsterdam. This was an exceptional witbier, really unexpected. The beer was hazy and golden yellow colored, with a thick and durable head. The aroma was spot on, real spicy-like with coriander and whatnot, with a nice yeasty fruity thing going on as well. All the same came through in the taste, very nicely done and perfect with the meal. If you're lucky enough to see it I say get it.

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Photo of rvdoorn
4.2/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look: the beer pours a nice yellow-orange color with a fluffy head.
Smell: Wheat, citrus, orange peel, yeast, and coriander.
Taste: Malts, wheat, citrus, yeast, spicy pepper. Coriander and citrus in the aftertaste
Mouthfeel: Medium-thin body, medium carbonation.
Overall: Nice brew

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Photo of feloniousmonk
4.1/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Big, white, blooming head, and typical hazy yellowish body. Aroma is full of citrus and spice, very soft and fresh. There's the coriander we love so well, there's the orange, there's the citrus. Beautiful! Everything falls in line for style, and, really, it's no wonder that this style can convert so many non-beer-lovers, whether they know it or not, Blue Moon, of Coors, being our best example. Lovely, perfumey nose, light body, easy drinkin', a note-perfect witbier, yummy, yum. yum!

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Photo of Hobbz
4.03/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Mmm. My first Wieckse Witte and a nice surprise.
I was a bit hesitant on the smell at first. But I didn't find much present and certainly nothing to fault. Nice view in the glass.
Creamy look and mouthfeel throughout, with plenty of fruity, spicy flavors to match -- but remains a lighter, drinkable experience.
This unfiltered white beer is a treat and one I will buy again.

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Photo of Jason
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presentation: 12 oz brown bottle with a “best before end” date clearly printed.

Appearance: Semi clear yellow with a pretty healthy white lace.

Smell: Stale dried orange peel and coriander with light lemon fruitiness.

Taste: Slightly smooth slick malty mouth feel, straight clean malt comes first then melds with a faint spicy and tart flavour of hops and fruitiness. Mildly peppery and grain make a small showing upon the taste buds. Tastes of citric and coriander flavour come late.

Notes: Great stab at the style, certainly up to par with their Belgian neighbors. I enjoyed this brew very much and had a hard time thinking of a domestic beer that could match it except for Allagash White. A brew to give a try for sure.

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Photo of Robertas
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of timontheroad
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of PhillyStyle
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of bonbini26
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of biernack
4/5  rDev +9.3%

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Wieckse Witte from De Ridder Brewery
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