Ommegang Witte | Brewery Ommegang

Ommegang WitteOmmegang Witte
BA SCORE
3.77/5
2,165 Ratings
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
Ranking:
#18,156
Reviews:
783
Ratings:
2,165
pDev:
11.14%
Bros Score:
3.42
 
 
Wants:
74
Gots:
423
Trade:
1
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
Ratings: 2,165 |  Reviews: 783
Photo of ElijahRivera
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of JeffTheJuice
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Simpleman77
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of banger7
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of pknyc
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of tommyguz
2.5/5  rDev -33.7%

Photo of horsehead717
3.9/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Hazy straw. Decent head that lasted several minutes.

Aroma: Fruity, mostly lemon, but maybe a hint of banana. Fair amount of yeast. Maybe a note of bubblegum, too. Not a ton of hops, of course, but more hops present on the nose than I expected from a wheat beer; pleasantly surprised. Quite a bit going on here.

Taste: Similar to the aroma; lemon. Sweet, but not overdone.

Mouth-feel: Light body. Medium-high carbonation.

Comments: Very nice beer. Refreshing on a warm day.

 493 characters

Photo of ZehrAlte
4.75/5  rDev +26%

Photo of schaffer9252
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Kerrie
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of becorwin86
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of djs467
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of Tjvan2
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of johnnnniee
3.69/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Bottle shared by mixylplik3, thanks for the opportunity Matt!
Pours a lightly hazy deep straw color with a smallish white head that dissipates quickly. Aromas of citrus and pepper with a hint of honey like sweet maltiness. The flavor is a light and sweet with a fair amount of orange marmalade and light tart citrus. Light earthy hops are barely perceptible and a light bready maltiness that provides some balance. Light body with a spirited level of carbonation and a sweet bubbly mouthfeel. The second wit for me in two nights, that's some kind of record. Nice light easy drinking brew, maybe I'm starting to see the allure in this style.

 640 characters

Photo of Mleblanc25
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Bob6518
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of ummswimmin
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of JCFritt
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of Kelp
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of BeerManDan
3.91/5  rDev +3.7%
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.

 347 characters

Photo of Reecesterful
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of civicm87
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Beer-A-Lot
3.94/5  rDev +4.5%
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.

 327 characters

Photo of CB_Crowe
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of John_Schlaffer
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Ommegang Witte from Brewery Ommegang
Beer rating: 3.77 out of 5 with 2,165 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.