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Wieckse Witte | De Ridder Brewery

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100 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
De Ridder Brewery
Netherlands

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 12-21-2000

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#30,447
Reviews:
48
Ratings:
100
pDev:
17.12%
Bros Score:
4
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
14
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Ratings: 100 |  Reviews: 48
Photo of thierrynantes
3/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Beer bottle (33 cl.), tasted in 2002.

Appearance : orange color, with a white foam head.
Smell : aroama dominated by wheat.
Taste and mouthfeel : sweet and spicy flavours, a sour background finish.
Drinkability : an average beer in the style Belgian witbier.

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Photo of rastaman
3.38/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Very nice, but a little less spicy than i like, slightly more malty in flavour than other wheats, very smooth, lacks a good bite in the flavour, but generally pretty good, a tad bit of regreshing acidity.

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Photo of HalfFull
3.38/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A small 30 cl. bottle poured into a wine glass. Pours with a light haze and a slim cap of foam. Retention and lace are light and the lack of carbonation seems to reveal itself throughout.

Wheaty on the nose though lacking in that 'wit' sense and lacking any definitive spice character.

Taste improves a bit with an arguably odd lemon character along with some imbued spice and a good dose of wheat.

Offers a decent feel with a spritzy lemon delivery. The underbelly remains a bit weak however, a bit lacking in depth and character for the style. Yet quite drinkable nonetheless. Overall a rather lightly spiced wit be it from added spices or the yeast itself.

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Photo of Sellen
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

Photo of Absumaster
3.62/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A muddy, orange, yellow beer with a thin and creamy head.

Smell is quite clovy, with some faint unfresh dirty sock odor. Cloves are the main part of the smell. The raw wheat is grainy and the obvious coriander and orangepeel add a nice spiciness.

Taste of clove and phenolic and spicy of the yeast. Some lemony whiffs. Still something undefinable unfresh in there, yeast autolyzed or rotten orange zest? Like said undefinable. Body is spot on, not a very big body, but just enough to avoid a watery mouthfeel. Drinkability is great.

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Photo of bonbini26
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of adamette
3.64/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at 1870 Pub in Turin, Italy on or about 6 15 09. Review from notes. Poured into a clean, clear glass.

A Opaque, white appearance to body which is quite appropriate. I sampled this on a night when I had sampled several others and was dissapointed. Already with the look of this one I knew I would not be as dissapointed.

S Thankfully, like a Witbier. It is just a bit thin, lacks some of the spices that I have enjoyed in other Witbiers.

T Solid Witbier that delivers on what is advertised. It has a nice soft feel that I also appreciate from this style. Again, lacks some of the spices that I have appreciated in others within the same style.

M Thin to moderate mouthfeel in addition to the aforementioned softness. It lacked the nice moderate to full feel that I like.

D Really, honestly good. I could have several of these.

Notes: I notice some awfully low ratings for this beer. Maybe those other reviewers had a different beer?

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Photo of PhillyStyle
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of BeerResearcher
3.88/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I ordered this Biere Blanc (White Beer) at a bar in Belgium and of course, assumed it was brewed in Belgium. I didn't find out until I returned home and looked it up to complete my notes. Oh well! This cloudy gold brew has more body than I expected. The medium hops have grapefruit-like and citrusy bitterness. A clovey aroma is quite noticeable. Clove-like flavors dominate while a faint hint of camphor can be tasted. Overall this is a delicate and balanced beer. Quite drinkable.

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Photo of Robertas
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bandi
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of headlessparrot
3.44/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of John
3.95/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This along with Affligem Blond were two of the best beers we encountered in the Parisian cafes visited. A solid wit beer that exhibits the typical rich white head, wheat cloudiness and subtle spiciness for the style. Though the mouthfeel was a tad thinner and the flavor a bit more tart than some, this was still a welcome treat.

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Photo of JTuomi
3.39/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of crookedhalo
3.9/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy golden orange color with a thin, yet sustaining white head. Some bready unmalted wheat notes with the typical coriander and bitter orange zest one expects from a witbier. The taste is up to par with any witbier from Belgium, only this wit is brewed in Holland. Light citrusy tartness in the finish keeps it very drinkable. Best suited for summertime, also enjoyable at home when you have the heat cranked up to 80° on a cold winter day. A very nice witbier that I'm going back to in the future.

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Photo of BJSmit
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of jim_carignan
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of cypressbob
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap

Pours with a light yellow body, cloudy with a bubbly white head

Smell, fresh, cloves and melon adorn the nose. Little bit of eastern spice

Taste, peppery and clovey. Light and refreshing though, backed up with a nice wheaty finish

A tasty little wit, well balanced

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Photo of timontheroad
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of PatandDavid
4.47/5  rDev +21.5%
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 rekel
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of His_Royal_Hoppiness
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Decent Witbier - nothing mind-blowing but well-balanced and refreshing.

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Photo of seanyfo
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap serving at Caffe Hoppe in Amsterdam, in branded glass.

A- Cloudy, yeasty weizen blonde, 3 finger head cut dutch style, good retention and lacing.

S- A nice blendy or orangey citrus fruits and vanilla.

T- Once again, oranges, citrus, vanilla and a bit of honey.

M- Light and spritzy but not aggressive like some wits i.e hoegaarden for me

D- A delightful fruity sweetness combined with the light mouthfeel made this an excellent wit for the summer months!

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Photo of rvdoorn
4.2/5  rDev +14.1%
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 Andreji
3.7/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Its a very average witbier with nothing much to it. Cloudy pale golden tone slight creamy white/tan head not much lacing and not much carbonation either-rather undercarbonated as for the moutfeel and taste. Some wheaty notes in the taste and smell, soury at points and with a slight hint of hops at the end but giving off no great contrasts that have tended to characterise witbier so far. For me it applies as a simple milder version of a weizen, but theyre too soft.

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Wieckse Witte from De Ridder Brewery
Beer rating: 3.68 out of 5 with 100 ratings
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