Ommegang Witte | Brewery Ommegang

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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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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Ommegangs Witte pours a bright hazy yellow color with a tall thick bright whight head. The head settles slowly and maintains and nice thin cap of foam which makes some slick lace on the glass. The aroma brings nice notes of light pale malts, fresh sourdough bread, Belgian yeast, spice and citrus. This moves right into the flavor which brings all of the aromas charater to the tongue. This flows on a nice smooth yet well carbonated medium body and finnishes balanced and refeshing.

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3.88/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Lighter in color than most Belgian wheats; classic haze and frothy white cap.

Smell is a little underwhelming as I get some sulfur/pils notes that I wasn’t expecting. Still, within it are notes of wheat and coriander.

Flavor is light and bright and totally thirst-quenching. The finish has a really tasty bready/sweet flavor that mingles nicely with the coriander. Body is light and effervescent. It’s so well crafted and harmonious that it would be easy to underappreciate this. But I’m not! Ommegang can make fine beers, and this is no exception. Just such a perfect beer for this miserable summer weather.

A stand-out example—minus the somewhat lacking aroma—for a Belgian wheat. I liked it so much I practically guzzled it.

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3.46/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This is no St Bernadus, but it is a decent wit...just right as a summer refresher. Pours a hazy straw color with a good size bubbly white head, Head retention is about average and there is some spotty lacing.

Aroma is weak. A lot of Witbiers have a strong Belgian yeast/citrus/wheat aroma. This one is fairly weak in the aroma department

Taste is pretty good. Some wheat bitterness, lemon zest and a bit of yeast. Mouthfeel is just right. Crisp, light and refreshing.

Overall this is pretty good, but not the usual Ommegang "WOW" factor..

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

A - cloudy pale straw colour, tall white head dissipated fairly slowly leaving some spots of lacing
S - mild estery and citrus aromas along with some bready wheat
T - much like the nose with the bready malt taking the lead, finishes with a slightly sour note
M - light body with medium carbonation, finishes slightly dry and puckering sour
O - not bad but not outstanding, fairly easy drinking, not one of the best from this brewer but that speaks to their consistently high quality

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Ommegang Witte from Brewery Ommegang
3.78 out of 5 based on 2,158 ratings.
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