Piet Van Dyck White | Brewery Ommegang

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Piet Van Dyck WhitePiet Van Dyck White

Brewed by:
Brewery Ommegang
New York, United States

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-12-2003

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 3 |  Reviews: 3
Reviews by WesWes:
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4.22/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The beer pours a hazy light golden color with a bone white head that fades and laces the glass. The aroma is awesome; like most all of their beers. There is the wit smell of wheat grains and yeast along with coriander, bitter orange peel, and lemony zest. The taste is good, but just slightly above average. There is a great wit taste and I can detect the spices, but it doesn't resonate. It has a good mouthfeel. Not at all over-carbonated like some of their bottle-conditioned ales. It drinks very well. Another beer by Ommegang that I wished they would produce year round instead of only as a seasonal brew; much like the Three Philosophers. Note to Ommegang: EXPAND YOUR BREWERY!!!! The mainstays are good, but the specialty ones are just as good if not better.

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Photo of Jarod
3.88/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer poured a lemon/golden color that was hazy to cloudy visually and decent carbonation was present. There was foam produced that was the color of marshmallow and kind of the same consistency, thick and foamy, but not really long lasting, just a few moments. Lace was present on the sides of the glass, partial sheets. When first brought to my nose I said Virginia Honey Glazed Ham. That was it at first. Then aromas of caramel, spices, oranges and a dry wheat grain came into the picture. But when asked by people I will always state my first impression – Virginia Glazed Ham- where are the sweet potatoes. Tastes were nothing like a ham though, flavors of citrus fruits (lemons, oranges), spices (coriander, green and white pepper), hints of yeasty bread (real slight), wheat grains and wheat husks. Wheat gains dominated the aftertastes. Light to medium bodied. Overall impression was good and interesting. Decent complexity of flavors, and were different from the aroma, which threw me off at the start. Good witbier, refreshing flavors, and decent aromas all combined to made this a pleasure to drink.

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Photo of feloniousmonk
4.42/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Notes taken from mid-August tasted, so the climate was perfect for this brew...
Hazy, pale straw-yellow color, getting close to peach, with a big, though brief, white head..
Aroma, all citrus and spice, even from arm's length away...as for a deeper inspection: the perfect fit for a wit,delicate spices, light but lively fruit...
Now to sip, ..beautiful interaction with the tastebuds, a magical, lilting ballet on the palate...thrilling texture...
A luxuriant ale, a brew to slowly savor and enjoy with reflection on a summer's day, a perfect companion for the picnic basket...light bodied, but brimming over with flavor.
I love a good witbier, and this rankis among the best I've ever had.
Vast amounts of gratitude to McCall for this one!

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Piet Van Dyck White from Brewery Ommegang
Beer rating: 4.17 out of 5 with 3 ratings