Ommegang Witte | Brewery Ommegang

very good
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Ommegang WitteOmmegang Witte

Brewed by:
Brewery Ommegang
New York, United States

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

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Photo of BeerManDan
3.91/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The color was a very heavy hazy looking mustard yellow with a medium amout of white foam and no lace. The smell had a yeasty, citrus and flower like aroma. You can taste the yeast, citrus like orange peel with a touch of, like rose pedals. The nice balance of sweetness/bitterness on the palate and the aftertaste lingers for a nice amout of time.

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Photo of Reecesterful
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of civicm87
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of Beer-A-Lot
3.94/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a very good, tasty, and easy-drinking beer from a brewery that consistently puts out quality products. Looks great, tastes, great, refreshes. This could easily be a spring and summertime regular option. Sure, I'll turn to the superb German and Belgian brews for wheat ale satisfaction. But you can't go wrong with this.

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Photo of CB_Crowe
3.25/5  rDev -14%

Photo of John_Schlaffer
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of pma7779
4.5/5  rDev +19%

Photo of Pjev11
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Conceptuallogic
5/5  rDev +32.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of BrianScottK
3.72/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pilsner glass.

Nice mustard-yellow color, with a frothy, fluffy, white head. Smells of fresh-cut grass and dandelions. Very lemony on the fore with a really smooth, full-mouth coating upon swallowing. Slight piney aftertaste that doesn't linger for more than a second.

A simple, light, refreshing wheat beer, perfect for summer Sunday Fundays.

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Photo of mfigueroa713
4/5  rDev +5.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of alex_hart
3.79/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

appearance: beautiful pour with a 3 finger head that slowly dissipated to one finger. Good lacing throughout the drinking experience.

Smell: Belgian yeast, citrus, orange peel, flowered sweetness. Very pleasant in every way. Looking forward to the first sip!

Taste: Follows the smell closely with the citrus coming out strong on the front end, and then it eases into some light belgian funk. Light and wheaty.

Mouthfeel: Medium carbonation with a light fluffy body. Very easy to drink, and enjoyable all the way through.

Overall: This is just a good easy beer to drink.

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4.5/5  rDev +19%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of Hollybee
3.38/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Nice, golden color, beautiful white, quickly dissipating head, thick lacing.

I enjoyed the smell. It's slightly floral, orange, plastic.

Flavor is sweet, citrus, malt, honey but fades pretty quickly.

Mouth feel I wasn't pleased with initially it felt under carbonated, but further in, it's quite nice, enough carbonation to cut the sweetness, but medium bodied enough for me.

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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.63/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Ommegang Witte has a very thick, white head and an initially clear, straw appearance, with lots of bubbles. When I swished the bottom contents of the glass, a huge gray cloud descended in the glass. There is some splotchy lacing left behind. The aroma is of peppery coriander, citrus, and sweet, white bread. Taste is of the same, with an increasing bitterness as one drinks it down and a hint of banana as well. Also, one can detect a tap water flavor, which is often encountered with wheat beers. Mouthfeel is medium, and Ommegang Witte finishes on the dry side, sweet, and drinkable. Overall, it’s a good beer.


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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Ommegang Witte from Brewery Ommegang
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