Ommegang Witte | Brewery Ommegang

Ommegang WitteOmmegang Witte
2,165 Ratings
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 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at The Surly Goat in West Hollywood, CA.

Pours a murky light yellow with a white head that settles to a thin cap on top of the beer. A foamy curtain of lace forms around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of grain, spices, yeast, and some chalky aromas. Taste is much the same with a spice finish that lingers with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer but it smells better than it tastes in my opinion.

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Served in a 10 oz chalice glass

Appearance – Served a hazy yellow color with a medium white head. The head faded moderately fast to give only a small amount of lacing.

Smell – The smell is largely of lemon and yeast. There are lighter smells of some wheat and a ever so light amount of biscuit.

Taste – The taste is very much as is detected in the nose and very classic of a witte. IT starts out with a lemon wheat bread taste. As the taste advances some of the yeast detected in the nose comes to the tongue. As the yeast enters some of the wheaty flavors lighten and the lemon seems to intensify a bit more. A lighter banana flavor also comes to the tongue. At the very end the lemon mellows a bit and a light spice and pepper flavor leave a spicy lemon yeasty taste on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – A lighter body with a higher level of carbonation. Very fitting and refreshing.

Overall – It is an easy drinking witte. It is a little on the drier side without a lot of sweetness. It is rather refreshing but nothing I would consider to be amazing.

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