Witte Wheat Ale | Brewery Ommegang

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3.77/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brewery Ommegang
New York, United States
ommegang.com

Style: Belgian Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Witte is our version of the classic Belgian wit or "white" ale. Witte, which is actually Flemish for white, is brewed with malted and unmalted wheat, orange peel, and coriander - offering a refreshing style that showcases the Belgian talent for brewing full-flavored ales that are also light and balanced. It is pale straw in color, slightly hazy from the yeast, and topped with a huge white, fluffy head.

Witte is pleasantly light on the tongue, balanced between malt and wheat sweetness. Hops and spice with a subtle clove note backed by flavors of lemon and sweet orange give way to a dry, crisp, refreshing finish.

Added by Todd on 05-01-2004

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Ratings:
2,210
pDev:
11.41%
 
 
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%
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3.77/5  rDev 0%
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3.97/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle. Pours a light golden straw color and has a thin lacing. Smell was difficult to distinguish. Taste is yeast forward. Feel is light and carbonated. Overall very good and drinkable.

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4.18/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.99/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of champ103
4.2/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I can't believe I haven't reviewed this one yet...

A: Pours a pale yellow with a bit of haze at first. That clears up after this warms a little. A dense white head rises with excellent retention. Plenty of lace left behind.
S: Yeast, doughy malts, citrus fruit and peppery spice. Very simple, but wonderful.
T: Like the nose with plenty of peppery spice/phenolic yeast up front. That doughy like malt takes over a little to much in the middle and drowns out a bit of the citrus fruit. Though a very minor issue, Really enjoyable.
M/O: A light to medium body. Great effervescent carbonation that leaves a crisp, clean, and dry feel. Really easy to drink. Something I can drink all day. As I finish a bottle, I just want to open another...

There are no shortage of good Wits in Texas, especially since Celis is back. I think this is just shy of that mark, but still really damn good and something I can always find room for in the fridge. Like always with Ommegang, well done all around.

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3.79/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.6/5  rDev -4.5%
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4/5  rDev +6.1%
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3.34/5  rDev -11.4%
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2.7/5  rDev -28.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Very pale, hazy, nice white head; not much aroma; Quite carbonated; flavor is rather bland; not a beer I would ask for again

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4/5  rDev +6.1%
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3.64/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.73/5  rDev -1.1%
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
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2/5  rDev -46.9%
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3.51/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Slightly hazy pale yellow, thin bubbly head. Sweet nose, fruit forward. Quite flavorful! Fruity and slightly herbaceous, with a slight hint of darker savory malts.

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4.43/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4/5  rDev +6.1%
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3.83/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.79/5  rDev +0.5%
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3.52/5  rDev -6.6%
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Witte Wheat Ale from Brewery Ommegang
Beer rating: 3.77 out of 5 with 2,210 ratings