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Ommegang Witte | Brewery Ommegang

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BA SCORE
3.77/5
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2,169 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: 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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#18,742
Reviews:
784
Ratings:
2,169
pDev:
11.14%
Bros Score:
3.42
 
 
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74
Gots:
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Trade:
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Photo of Fitzy01
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bibo_ergo_sum
3.48/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of teromous
2.9/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

As opposed to the standard "Witte" name for the beer mine is called "WHITE WHEAT ALE"

Appearance: The body has a light, hazy, straw colored body with a very large and thick white head. The creamy textured head has very good retention and lacing.

Aroma: There isn't much aroma to this beer. It has a bit of an odd wet dog aroma mixed with clove. It isn't very appealing at all.

Taste: Up front there is this tangy flavor that has a bit of a citrus, lemony, touch. The beer has a light bit of a wheat flavor but mostly it is dominated by this tart lemon character.

Mouthfeel: There is a light tartness to the beer combined with a slightly off-dry finish.

Overall: There isn't anything noteworthy to this beer. I wouldn't really recommend it as a Witbier or otherwise. I doubt I would pick it up again.

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Photo of drstalker
3.88/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Yeldarb92
4.01/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of MonkeyPilates
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of EdFed
3.77/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bwbrev
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Poormansreview
3.53/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Zonian1
3.77/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Merticois
3.33/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ajdemma
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Karenremom
3.34/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nater919
3.6/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DaveCash
3.52/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jjamadorphd
3.85/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Not quite sure if I've had an Ommegang before, but this wheat ale is pretty good...

A very pale yellow looking beer with a strong white head to start but quickly dissapates after the pour. The scents outside of wheat are very muted - lemon, grapefruit, and a slight tang of hops. The mouthfeel was light-bodied but very carbonated, took away from the taste, which also had muted flavors of lemon and grapefruit. It was a somewhat frustrating beer to drink as the flavors where there, but not quite there enough.

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Photo of willcumbie
4.17/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HorseheadsHophead
3.87/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

L: Hazy, almost opaque straw with a big creamy white head. Very good retention, and sheets of lacing.

S: Green banana, underripe pear and green apple, a little orange and lemon peel, creamy wheat, and hay.

T: A big pop of green apple and pear upfront, with hints of lemon and orange peel. A bit of cracker malt in the middle, with straw and hints of green banana. Ends up quite dry with a bite of clove and a little grass on the finish.

F: Fairly light, but smooth and well-rounded. Grows slightly thin near the finish, but steady upfront and dry on the finish.

O: A really solid witbier. Hits the spot for the style.

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Photo of DbbC
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheElectricOne
3.61/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Zazzi82
3.78/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.23/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

The appearance was a pale straw/light white body with no head (but it was an on tap pour, so no points missed on this one) and some light carbonation was seen rising. The smell had some wheat with some lemon and coriander coming through very lightly, no yeast?, ok, no worries to me at least. The taste was basically the same but added some pepper. The palate was light and added some harshness on the tongue. It was very drinkable. Overall, this seemed kinda weak on the Belgian yeastiness.

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Photo of poisoneddwarf
3.71/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.25

12 oz bottle. Beautiful looking beer. Faint skunk flavor toward the beginning which disappears after a few drinks. Develops nice Belgian beer flavors as it warms and develops a nice aftertaste. It’s clear this beer is not Belgian in origin but it tastes pretty damn close.

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Photo of Golden32
3.51/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Witbeers are probably my favorite hot weather brews, And I've been trying a lot of them lately. Ommegang's contribution to the style is good, I could drink it all the time, but it's not quite up there with other offerings I've had. The nose is weak. The mouthfeel is fuller than most, and the spicy flavor is overwhelmed by the citrus. Good brew, not exceptional.

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Photo of ajm5108
3.45/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pretty standard Belgian witte, lots of banana, clove and fruitier phenol flavors. Body is a bit heavy and oily for my preference in the style. Good but pedestrian

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Ommegang Witte from Brewery Ommegang
Beer rating: 3.77 out of 5 with 2,169 ratings
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