Ommegang Witte | Brewery Ommegang

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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.

Added by Todd on 05-01-2004

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

Enjoyed in a witte pint glass

A: pours a very light golden straw color with ample carbonation bubbles and a pretty clear and clean appearance, pours with a finger of pure white head that is creamy and has very fine bubbles and linger nicely before leaving spotty lacing all around the glass
S: nice banana peel and clove notes with a great bready undertone and a very slight peppery note
T: this beer has a great spice note up front which then lends way to bready characteristics and some slight clove towards the end, the lingering taste on the palate is that of very slight banana peel
M: drinks thin, slightly aggressive on the carbonation and leaves the mouth feeling clean but slightly spiced up
O: its a really solid representation of the style and is really well rounded, ommegang knows how to do it right

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