Witte Wheat Ale | 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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Ommegang is American Brewery, but their heart is Belgian.

Witte is the real deal when it Belgian *style* white beers. The apparent American competitor is Blue Moon, which I think is a damn good beer, but it fails the genuine Belgian test. That's ok. So Blue Moon is heavy in the orange etc department, I consider it refreshing, drinkable. smooth, beautiful, and a darn good taste.

What about Witte by Ommegang. Damn good beer. Nice white head with good lacing. Taste a lot like Hoegaarden the (original?) white beer of Belgium, and I prefer Witte to Blue Moon. Ommegang is a full body white beer with a little bit more lemony after taste. Some good beer, dogs. Goes down real nice while listening to some reggae music. Bob Marley "Legend" cd.

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Poured into a snifter

Appearance: lemon yellow; opaque, with a thin, white half finger head that quickly dissipates.

Smell: Heavy coriander followed by lemon and wheat

Taste: smooth, light, summery with wheat and citrus flowing across the palate. A clean coriander finish that's not overpowering.

Mouthfeel: Medium. Decent carbonation. Tart on the tongue.

Overall: Like drinking a lite version of Duvel. Sessionable but not exciting. I prefer Ommegang's Hennepin. And of course, Duvel.

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First offering from Ommegang

Pours a beautiful straw golden color. Decent 1 finger creamy white head. Strong wheat smell. Nice mouthfeel with just enough bitterness. I really liked this beer. I enjoyed this beer I got it as part of a create your own 6er and would go back for more.

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Witte Wheat Ale from Brewery Ommegang
Beer rating: 3.77 out of 5 with 2,181 ratings