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Vuuve | Brouwerij Smisje

110 Reviews

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Smisje
Belgium | website

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Photo of beerluvr
3.28/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured with a soapy-looking very white head over top of cloudy orange-golden liquid. Nose has notes of tartness, coriander and yeast. Taste is sour with a lomony tinge to it, some fleeting sweetness and spice behind it. Finishes sweet/sour...more sour than sweet though. An interesting, if anything Witbier.

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Photo of oberon
4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had never seen or heard of this beer,I saw it on the shelf in a little bottle with a numbe5 on it.Really liked the way this beer looked unfiltered hazy orange color,smeled like a typica wit orangy and spicy.Very easy to drink with very citruisy tones.A good find,easy to drink on hot summer day.

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Photo of francisweizen
4.5/5  rDev +25%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I have to disagree with the majority of the reviews here. This is pretty much just what I am looking for in a wit beer. This beer poured a nice hazy peacg colour with a fluffy head on top. This smelled of orange, coriander, candy sugar, and citrus and it tasted like more of the same. Raw and refined at the same time with a somewhat bitter, herbal aftertaste and a wonderful citrus filled front taste. This had a wonderfully fizzy mouthfeel and a superb drinkability as well. Try this one if you have not as this is quite the beer. This is quite reminiscent of Hitachino Nest's White Ale as well, actually.
Cheers, Regenboog.

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Photo of ipogios
3.12/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a cloudy orange colour topped by a poor head. The aroma is malty and moderate spicy and fruit hints. Not a very impressive brew by the Belgians. I would keep an eye out there for alternative ones

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Photo of John
3.48/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The appearance leads one to believe that what's to come is something special. Indeed it has a rich, cloudy and substantial looking natural oak colored body. The aroma suggests a spicey, yeasty smorgasbord. The flavor...curiously lacking what the color and aroma promise. A bit thin and tart with faint interplay of yeast, orange zest, coriander. Even after it warms, not a lot of improvement. I still believe Hoegaarden is one of the best in the style and if it has suffered since Interbrew's takeover, as some believe, this beer isn't the one to show me what's missing. Not bad, but not stellar.

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Photo of Dogbrick
3.12/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Sweet and dry Witbier with a citrusy aroma. Medium head over hazy yellow-orange color, and I had some kind of residue at the bottom of the glass. Mildly fruity with a spice aftertaste. Interesting.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
4.37/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Hazy orange-ish gold topped by a thick and fluffy white head propped up by a high level of carbonation. The head holds well and leaves some Belgian-lace. Bold - and rather exciting - aromas of citrus and spice: orange peel, coriander, fruitiness. Light bodied but with a zesty mouthfeel. The flavor follows the aroma with big fruit and spice notes of gently soft coriander and bright orange peel, a wide maltiness and some yeastiness. The finish is big, with an aggressive bitterness and a yeasty/bready mouthcoating character. Definitely one of the bolder witbiers! However, it seems a bit unbalanced with the almost delicate, thin and crisp character up front - stomped by a heavy finish. Unique. May require several tastings.

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Photo of Wildman
3.98/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Okay, first off: cute bottle. The beer poured a cloudy dark straw color and formed a nice white head that left some nice lace. Some carbonation. An aroma of coriander and citrus. The flavor has elements of malt, hops with coriander and citrus. A little bready in the finish. Not as fizzy or soda like as others of the this style and a slightly heavier finish.

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Photo of Jason
4.47/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: 11.2 oz brown bottle with no freshness date. The # five is intended for their five year anniversary of being a brewery, they started brewing towards the end of 1995.

Appearance: Cloudy radiant yellow with beige highlights, a wonderful head poured after 2/3 of the beer was decanted then the rest was swirled to agitate the sediment for the rest of the pour. Even after a little while a thin yet strong white lace sticks around.

Smell: Fresh ground coriander with citric rinds of lemon and orange, slight black pepper perhaps from the alcohol or esters. Fruitiness goes even further with suggestions of mangos and pears.

Taste: Medium body shows of the malt a bit, lightly crisp with a smooth center and slightly creamy back end. Malt sweetness is a smaller yet intricate part to this layered beer. Prickly, almost biting though not sharp … herbal and earthy with a vague nuttiness from the yeast. Coriander lays in the back ground and the orange peel jumps to attention when the hop bitterness kicks in. Thinning out a bit in the end to let some dryness through, more of the herbal characteristics are seen of the hops as well as the drying of the orange peel.

Notes: Not as refined or soda-sweet as some witbiers, more of a raw in your face and more bitter witbier than what most beer drinkers think of. Personally I think it is great to see a different face of the witbier, one that slaps your tongue around a bit rather than massaging it.

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Photo of marc77
4.69/5  rDev +30.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Thick, persistent white head. Light yellow with haze from the suspended yeast and oat protein. High carbonation that is true to style. Wonderfully fresh & crisp Curacao orange peel and coriander dominate the aroma, but a subtle Belgian phenolic note is noticeable but subdued. This seems like the way fresh Hoegaarden tasted a few years back. Medium body with a silky mouthfeel from the oats. Well balanced orange and coriander flavor-- it tastes like how it smells minus the slight phenolic notes. Finishes w/ a hint of sweetness. This is the best Wit I've had in a while, and this bottle was damn fresh. I should've gotten more, but $2.89 per 11.2 oz bottle is pretty steep.

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Vuuve from Brouwerij Smisje
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