Ommegang Witte | Brewery Ommegang

BA SCORE
85
very good
2,147 Ratings
THE BROS
78
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Ommegang WitteOmmegang Witte
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
Ratings:
2,147
Reviews:
779
Avg:
3.78
pDev:
11.11%
 
 
Wants:
73
Gots:
410
For Trade:
1
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Photo of Golden32
3.51/5  rDev -7.1%
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 -8.7%
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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Photo of NastyNorseman
3.86/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Nice fluffy snow-white head that hangs around for a long while. Color is straw with lots of creamy haze to go along with cascade like lacing. Smells of orange rind and yeasty malt. Tastes sweet and herbal with citrus notes and coriander providing a nice sweet spicy balance. Light-medium body. Finishes sweet and velvety.

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Photo of Aisha
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.85/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Hazy bright yellow color with rocky white head. Aroma has wheat, banana and vanilla sweetness, really nice. Taste is not really sweet but has some banana flavor. Also some sourdough, a little astringent and bitter. Light body, medium carbonation but feels quite smooth. Overall it's a pretty good witbier but the flavor doesn't match the aroma.

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Photo of Samlover55
3.58/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz can into nonic Pint
unfortunately didn't look at date when I bought and it is BB 12/2016
L- cloudy straw with big rocky white head
S- plenty of coriander on the nose
T- coriander going down with some yeast
F- light bodied creamy
Overall solid witbier nothing to write home about, would like to try fresh and rereview

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Photo of BlackBeerPirate
2.74/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Taste: Big wheat, salted biscuit, lemon with a bit of a toothy mouthfeel, airy finish. Citrus and wheat biscuit nose. Bright Gold, mostly clear, white very carbonated head with some lace. Medium body. 11 IBUs

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Photo of jillzee
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of thoglund
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MattMorin
3.25/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of q33jeff
3.76/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

**
02/18/2017

On tap at blend.

Switched to this from Carton Boat at wife's request.

LOOK: Slighty hazy yellow, decent white head, lasts.
AROMA: citrus, hint of pine.
TASTE: Orange, cinnamon, allspice, lemon. Mildly hoppy, but smooth flavor.
FEEL: creamy, with decent carbonation.

Pleasantly surprised.
**

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Photo of Barnoloid
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

As far as US takes on the classic Belgian Wit go this is a well put together rendition. Very citrus forward with a little spice on the aftertaste. Earthy tones prevail along with a slightly dish soap reminiscent lemony tint and tartness. Light bodied and refreshing on a warm afternoon. If you are looking for a lighter brew to break up your day then this should do it.

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Photo of ygtbsm94
3.41/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Timtac
3.42/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Johnct
3.47/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DonIII
5/5  rDev +32.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of tommy5
4.03/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of chris1411
4.07/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Sappyjoker
4.53/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Commandophile
4.42/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mitch3114
3.25/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Karibourgeois
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brocktune
3.95/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jkoogler
3.77/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Pundit_of_Potability
4.1/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This is an amazing version of a classic Belgian Witte... Extremely (and dangerously) refreshing. It starts with a wonderful head, mucho lacing, and a clear golden color that is also a little hazy. There is no bitterness in this Witte at all. A totally clean start and finish with a wonderful sizzling mouthfeel from the carbonation. There are some citrus notes, and a tart finish, but the clean wheat is the star of the show. Not much sign of maltiness or hoppiness. A wildly refreshing beer. Not the best Ommegang has ever made (the Abbey Ale and Three Philosophers are top notch), but still quality.

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