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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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.88/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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5/5  rDev +32.6%

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3/5  rDev -20.4%

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2.58/5  rDev -31.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I am pretty surprised with the high rating but to each their own.

Pours a very clear pale straw with so-so head which was off putting.

The smell just kind of smells Bready malt and that's about it.

The taste has more going on than the smell for sure. A little citrus with slightly dry herb on the back but all together a little one dimensional.

It is a very easy drinking beer and by no means bad, just seems like a poor example of the style to me.

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.95/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750mL bottle, poured into a tulip glass.

Appearance is a light yellow tone with a big two finger head.
Its` nose has wheat, honey, corn, coriander and biscuit. Taking a sip of this wit, I taste lemon, citrus in gerneral, some spice, overall a pleasantly sweet aspect to it. Mouthfeel is light with a crisp texture to it. All in all, a quaffable and refreshing wit.

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4.17/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I've had this on-tap as well as from bottles. Pours a hazy light yellow color with a large white head that dissipates a bit, but not completely. Nice lacing. Aroma is of citrus, hops and spices. Bland, but well-balanced at least. Tastes very clean with citrus, spices and wheat.

Light mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. Very drinkable...goes down VERY easy. Not an exceptional beer, but still a good one. I'll probably have it many more times to come.

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4.27/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I imbibed this wit beer from a bottle on a hot 4th of July gathering. The color is lighter than most other wit beers, showing off a subtlety that some more mass produced summer beers like this lack. This is a very drinkable beer with a smooth finish with hints of citrus and flower. Quite light and fresh and more carbonated than some others. Very enjoyable. Ommegang does it again.

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3.9/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle best by 06/12

A: At first glance, extreme carbonation. Color is a pure yellow with moderate cloudiness. Typical of the style. Half finger head that dissipates. Little to no lacing.

S: Bread. Coriander. Malt. Orange twinge. It puts it all out there in the first whiff.

T: Yeasty bitter-sweet orange bread. The citrus flavor is only a complement to the pureness of the wheat essence. The taste is two-fold. Bitter crispness up front with a smooth fruity twinge at the end. I was surprised at the balance of this beer.

M: One word keeps coming to mind. Balance. Smooth clean flavor as it enters the palate. Like the test drive of a new car, the fullness of the carbonation and the boldness of the wheat take my senses to new appreciation for this style.

O: I was pleasantly reminded of the refreshing aspect of this style. I picture myself out in the back yard with the guys playing a pickup game of football, and one of the guys saying "Hey, anyone thirsty?" I look and the changing leaves of fall, remember my mother’s pumpkin pie and think to myself, "You know, a Witte would sit right just about now."

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4.22/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

A: Beautiful head with good retention; little lacing. Cloudy; color nothing too exciting.

S: Sweet orange was upfront with the coriander and wheat in the background. Very appealing.

T: The coriander comes through strong. I would've liked the orange peel to come out more like it does in the smell.

M: Though light, it was exceptionally smooth, with medium-light carbonation.

O: A nice beer; definitely one of the better American-made witbiers.

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Ommegang Witte from Brewery Ommegang
Beer rating: 61.2% out of 100 with 2,163 ratings
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