Ommegang Witte | Brewery Ommegang

BA SCORE
85
very good
2,157 Ratings
THE BROS
78
okay
Read the review
Ommegang WitteOmmegang Witte
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
Ratings:
2,157
Reviews:
783
Avg:
3.78
pDev:
11.11%
 
 
Wants:
72
Gots:
421
For Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
Ratings: 2,157 |  Reviews: 783
Photo of specialiste
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of prisdefer
4.5/5  rDev +19%

Photo of mbs11
3/5  rDev -20.6%

Photo of cfinch2
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of Giantspace
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of bbadger
3/5  rDev -20.6%

Photo of buckyp
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of flagmantho
4.1/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 12oz bottle into a tulip glass.

Appearance: nice silvery-gold hue with appropriate haze. Head is a finger of frothy white foam. I like it.

Smell: nice wheaty aroma with floral and citrus notes. There's a subtle complexity with orange, banana and lemon characteristics. I like it.

Taste: the fruity complexity of the aroma matches with a light tartness and a light but malty base. Pretty subtle, but quite nice.

Mouthfeel: medium-light body with a great big carbonation. The carbonation is a little rough to be really creamy, but basically it is quite good.

Overall: this is a highly enjoyable witbier. It might be too subtle for its own good, but I find this extremely good. Overall, it's better than any of its individual characteristics.

 756 characters

Photo of durwood64
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of wdarcy77
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of Sinewave
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of GrabMeAnAbbey
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Etan
3/5  rDev -20.6%

Photo of smithmd4
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of jak
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of despond
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Lantern
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of ineva
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of casualfan
3/5  rDev -20.6%

Photo of KTCamm
3.83/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Ommegang champagne bottle poured into a Duvel glass.

Pours a mustard yellow, active white foam. Settles out. Lemony wheat smell, pretty mild though. Full compliment of wheat with a subtle citrus taste combined w fir carbonation. Very nice blend, lemon finish.

This would be a great summer beer, very refreshing. But I still enjoyed in December.

 347 characters

Photo of jtw21
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of d3uce
4.5/5  rDev +19%

Photo of animal69
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of gvacca
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of scootercrabb
4/5  rDev +5.8%

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

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.