Ommegang Witte | Brewery Ommegang

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Ommegang WitteOmmegang Witte

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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.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Uber pale yellow color with some haze poured into the signature Witte glass, looks nice. Foamy white cap forms to a few fingers in size and retains quite well. It all eventually falls to a frothy cloud and ring on the beer. Spotty lace around the glass.

S- Not as overpowering as many Witbiers but it delivers a nice yeast profile. Bananas, cloves and lemon zest up front with some Belgian yeast spice, wheat/grain and a small hint of bubble gum esters.

T- Lemon and citrus lead this one off with banana esters and clove notes right behind. Yeast spice like coriander and pepper adds some complexity atop the very light grainy/wheat base beer.

MF- Light as can be with a foamy, high amount of carbonation. Subtle bitterness in the finish.

Solid Witbier. In a style like this it can sometimes be hard to compare beers but this one would be just above average for me. I like how the citrus and yeast profiles play off of each other.

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12oz bottle poured into a tulip. PKG on 06/13/12.

A: Pours an opaque light yellow white with a 2 finger fizzy white head. Leaves some nice lacing on the glass. Head remains as a thin film throughout the glass.

S: Yeasty malts hit the nose at first, some wheat or pale malts. Background hints of orange and coriander.

T: Good balance of belgian yeast, malt, orange and coriander. None of them are too overpowering. Has a nice sort of unfiltered characteristic to it that makes it seem fresh.

M: Light on the tongue, with ample carbonation. Crisp refreshing finish. Quite the drinkable brew.

Overall an above average beer, decent wit. Well balanced and easy drinking. Wouldnt turn this down anytime.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 12 oz. bottle into a Sam Adams "Perfect Pint" glass.

Appearance: Pours a light and very hazy yellowish golden orange. Lots of rising bubbles and a huge six fingers of white foam head with good retention. Leaves a lot of lacing sticking around the glass.

Smell: Big smell of wheat upfront with pale malts and Belgian yeast. Hints of clove and coriander spices as well as a little pepper. Good hints of fruits with some banana, lemon zest, and orange. Also a slight hint of bubblegum and hay. Somewhat tart and sweet smelling. Somewhat subdued but nice and crisp.

Taste: Like the smell implies, a sweet and light crisp wheat taste with some Belgian spice. Belgian yeast upfront with some coriander and clove spicing mixes with sweet wheat grains and malt. Tasting notes of cereal wheat grains, cracker, banana, citrus orange, lemon, and hay as well as a slight hint of bubblegum. A somewhat sweet and slightly tart taste. Crisp and refreshing.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with a medium to high level of carbonation. Crisp, smooth, and somewhat prickly. Somewhat drying finish.

Overall: A solid take on a Belgian Wheat Ale. Nice yeast presence and citrus flavor. A very nice summer beer.

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Ommegang Witte from Brewery Ommegang
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