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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3.24/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served on-draught into a tapered branded "Ommegang witte" witbier glass at the Daily Pint in Santa Monica. Reviewed from notes.

A: Pours a 1.5 finger head of slight cream, nice thickness, and good retention. Colour is a cloudy yellow. No yeast particles are visible. Appealing and to style. Not unique or special, but well done.

Sm: Lemon peel. Citrusy esters. Refreshing and fresh. Clean light malts. A simple yet full mild to moderate strength aroma.

T: Lemon peel and clean malts. A bit simple for the brewery. Refeshing. Nicely balanced and well built. There's not much to say about it given its simplicity.

Mf: Smooth and wet. Light on the palate. Neither too thick nor too thin, but not quite right. Adequately carbonated.

Dr: Extremely drinkable for the style. Quite nice, but not unique or special. I'd have it again on-tap at a good price. Witbier fans will enjoy it.


10/13/16 2nd impression:

Has a hint of lemony twang and starch, but it's a bit thin on the palate and lacks adequately fruity estery Belgian yeast flavours. Refreshing but shallow, with prominent notes of flaked wheat and pilsner malt.

A drinkable brew, but not stellar within the style. I remembered this being better.


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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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3/5  rDev -20.6%

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2.25/5  rDev -40.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +19%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of lynchmob9
3.35/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - very light yellow, clearer than hoped. Good head retention.
S - classic wit. Good lemon citrus. Seems like smelling lemon tart donut. Sour dough bread smell.
T - again classic wit but light, more lemon, less orange/coriander.
O - good, refreshing.

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3.25/5  rDev -14%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -14%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of RickS95
2.67/5  rDev -29.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours an almost clear, piss yellow. No apparent haze, but not exactly see through. Head is limited with little retention.

Has a yeasty, earthy smell to it. The orange peel and coriander notes are very muted.

Taste is similar to smell and appearance in that it's slightly lacking. All ingredients seem too muted to make a difference...only slightly different than a nasty macro lager with some spices.

Tart, and despite the lack of head, very carbonated...really has a bit to it. Kind of a peppery feel. Slight sweetness early on followed by a spicy, tart bite.

I'm not impressed. Tastes like a homebrewer's first try with the type. Nothing in the way of a redeeming quality.

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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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3.38/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours pale hazy yellow with a two-finger length white head. Plenty of bubbles can be seen rising from the bottom of the glass, indicating plentiful carbonation. Lemon hits the nose up front. There's also coriander, black pepper, and wheat malt. The smell is sweet and appealing. Wheat malt and citrus flavors are forward in the taste. There is some of the spiciness in the taste that was detectible in the smell. There are some flavors from the yeast as well. The body is light and there is plenty of carbonation. It's crisp and the finish is not very dry. This is very easy to gulp on a hot day. Overall, this is a solid and drinkable beer. It doesn't wow me, but I could easily see myself drinking more.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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2/5  rDev -47.1%

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3/5  rDev -20.6%

Ommegang Witte from Brewery Ommegang
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