Ommegang Witte | Brewery Ommegang

Ommegang WitteOmmegang Witte
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Ommegang WitteOmmegang Witte

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

I bought a single 12oz bottle of this from Woodman's in Janesville, WI in Fall 2011.

Pours a cloudy light yellow color reminding me a lot of the look of lemonade. Lots of carbonation rising to the top formming a great head. Scent has a very organic wheat scent with a lot of grassy earth tones and some lemon zest. Taste is crisp, wheaty, and lemony. There is a decent volume to it but the taste is missing something. Makes for a much better summertime beer. A decent Witbier worth trying in the hot days of summer.

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

light amber in color with a good amount of cloudiness to it as well. A nice sized head of around two inches in height rose up immediatly but then settled down to about a half an inch and stayed that way until the very end. Some light side glass lacing on this one as well.

The aroma was full of grain and slight spices. Some small fruit notes, pears mainly, with a touch of apple. But this hay like spice kept everything going. Rich notes of grass and hay opened it up, and melded seemlessly into a pear driven fruity yeast body. Very intresting and quite complex, but then the smack of the spice hit you and it was all over. Really intense here as the almost pepper like notes bounced all over the tongue and really just put on a great show. Smooth as silk

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

A-Cloudy yellow, two finger fluffy white head.

S-Wheat, yeast, bananas and a little clove.

T-Lots of wheat, some yeast and a little banana.

M-Light with decent carbonation.

O-Very wheat forward, a really good beer. With Ommegang's cork and caged bottling this would be a good one to bring to a get together where most people think the spectrum of beer is BMC.

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Ommegang Witte from Brewery Ommegang
Beer rating: 61.2% out of 100 with 2,162 ratings
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