Ommegang Witte | Brewery Ommegang

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3.76/5
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2,174 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brewery Ommegang
New York, United States
ommegang.com

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#20,980
Reviews:
787
Ratings:
2,174
pDev:
11.44%
Bros Score:
3.42
 
 
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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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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Served on tap at Buckeye Beer Engine into a shaker glass

A- Poured a super hazy bright pale yellow color with minimal head that leaves some droppy lace

S- Big sour lemon, belgian yeast, coriander, and bubblegum aroma.

T- Prominent refreshing tart lemon taste, big coriander notes, bubblegum, orange citrus, belgian yeast, and a mild hay like funk

M- Lots of prickly carbonation, smooth mouthfeel, not quite a dry finish.

O- A very impressive witbier that was very refreshing with a great balance between sour lemon and coriander. My favorite beer from Ommegang out of the ones I have had and maybe my favorite witbier. The prominent tart lemon flavor makes it different from other witbiers.

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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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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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Ommegang Witte from Brewery Ommegang
Beer rating: 3.76 out of 5 with 2,174 ratings
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