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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3/5  rDev -20.6%

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3.47/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle split between two tulips
Pours a very clear pale straw color with a thin head to start which disappears leaving nothing in a few minutes. The smell is of faint wheat malt and a bit of citrus and lemony hop but no yeast character is present. The taste is similar to the smell with the wheat and citrusy hops the most noticeable flavors. A bit of yeast character is in there as well but overall everything is too weak. The body of this beer is quite light while the carbonation is moderate. The finish is crisp and clean but that isn't necessarily what I'd want from this beer. Overall this is beer is mediocre at best I was really expecting a lot more before opening it would have to say that I'm disappointed given the quality of other Ommegang offerings.

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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

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

A - Pours a slightly hazy pale golden colour, two fingers of head with solid retention and no real lacing.

S - Quite citrusy, lots of lemon and orange notes, slightly chalky and some hints of skunkiness on the finish.

T - Surprisingly fruity given the sour nose, nice citrus notes, touch of cloves, hint of wheat, orange peel lingers on the tongue.

M - Lighter bodied ale that goes down smooth and finishes wet.

O - Surprisingly flavourful, and much more appetizing than the nose implied. A great summer ale and would be a great pairing with a lighter dinner.

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This brew pours a hazy, pale straw, with a thin white head (draft) with decent lacing. Typical witbier aromas of lemon, spice, wheat, and orange are all very pronounced and well balanced. The beer itself is wheaty with a lemon zestiness, orange and coriander all intertwining before a clean and crisp finish. A medium body is met with a Belgian-style high level of carbonation. Extraordinary in the winter, can only imagine this brew on a hot summer day....

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: An extremely pale straw pour. Quite cloudy. Huge fizzy white head. Retention is good and it leaves a smattering of lacing as it fades.

S: Light, crisp smell. Lemony with a hint of orange peel. Some banana and clove from the belgian yeast. Wheaty with a touch of grass perhaps.

T: Very light. Wheaty mainly and then a touch of lemons. Almost nothing else.

M: Light body, high carbonation.

O: Very light and drinkable witbier. Nothing complex about it, just straightforward and simple. Suitable for the style.

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3.68/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Clery's in Boston.

A- Hazy brownish golden, about a finger of foamy white head, about average carbonation.

S- Typical wheat beer smell mixed with very citrusy smell (lemons and oranges).

T- Oranges, Lemons, Grains.

M- Medium bodied, well-balanced between flavors, smooth, drinkable.

O- I'm not a huge fan of witbiers, but this was pretty good for the style. It had a strong citrusy taste that balanced pretty well with the beer. Probably one of my least favorite beers from Ommegang, but that's mostly because of the style. I still enjoyed it though. Like other people said, the citrus definitely makes it more of a summer beer.

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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3/5  rDev -20.6%

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3.55/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Fills a tulip glass with a clear pale gold beer and a slight fine white head that produces no lace.

Has the aroma of wet hay, lemon and coriander.

Witte is clean and well balanced with a quick light finish.

A light to medium body, dry with lots of carbonation.

Refreshing after yard work or golfing or just relaxing on the porch on a hot day.

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3/5  rDev -20.6%

Ommegang Witte from Brewery Ommegang
3.78 out of 5 based on 2,157 ratings.
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