Ommegang Witte | Brewery Ommegang

BA SCORE
85
very good
2,147 Ratings
THE BROS
78
okay
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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:
2,147
Reviews:
779
Avg:
3.78
pDev:
11.11%
 
 
Wants:
73
Gots:
410
For Trade:
1
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Photo of Gkruszewski
3.85/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerWithMike
3.6/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PJCarnell
3.55/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Steve_Studnuts
3.82/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of drews240
4.16/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bhawk1
3.78/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of redfox405
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jmkiser
3.76/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

L: Looks like a fuzzy pilsner. Bright yellow color that is much clearer, so less unfiltered? Head dissipates to minimal lacing.

S: Earthy and citrus

T & F: Satisfying carbonation hits the tongue with a medium body. Crisp taste with light citrus and strong wheat I think

O: Stayed good and strong all throughout. At first drink, they aren't typically flavors that I'm excited to drink, but after breaking it down, I could appreciate every note that is in this beer. By the end, I was convinced to add to my "buy again" list.

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Photo of rpbisaillon
3.73/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hudsonvalleyman
4.37/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appropriately cloudy, golden straw color. Clove aroma. Initially tangy, then sweet malt and clove, with a slight bitterness in the finish. Appropriately light-bodied and effervescent mouthfeel. Perfect with seafood or just as a summer quencher.

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Photo of Korbynlehr
3.6/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Classic white, not my favorite style but again is on my '25 to try before I die' list. It tastes fine for what it is, just not my favorite beer style. Worth a buy if you like whites.

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Photo of Lucular
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of edthehead
3.24/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of cyber_phoenix
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of psoriasaurus
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CBrodbeck
3.59/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ela
3.85/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of zaraspook
3.59/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jduprey007
3.94/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jtaylord
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Brutaltruth
3.78/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Enjoyed from the growler via Jungle Jim's in a snifter. This very nice wit pours a lightly cloudy pale yellow color with a nice head of white foam that subsides to thick ring, thin layer, and light lacing. Nose of subtle lemon zest, soft sweet wheat, and light light honey, and subtle herbal notes. Flavors follow the nose with sweet wheat and honey malts on the front and sides mingling with light lemon zest, subtle banana on the back, and finishing with light bubblegum and subtle clove notes. Balanced and delicious for the time of year, this wit is crisp with medium carbonation and a lightly dry and very quenching mouth feel. One of the best of this style I have had to date.

Cheers

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.37/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Witte pours a cloudy yellow color with tons of haze and sediment. The head is a spectacle - 4 fingers, recedes painfully slow, and leaves sparse lacing behind.

Strong aromas of calcium-fortified OJ, followed by circus peanut, orange peel, pineapple tops, wheat chaff, and pale malts. A sharp metalic hoppy aroma also crowds this profile.

It starts off like a Munich Helles, with sharp pilsner-like qualities and hop juices, as a calmer rush of yeast-laden wheat floats in. It carries through to the finish, ending pretty floaty and light. Unfortunately the front end is so utterly powerful and metallic in its assertive bitterness that it does not pave a good path for what should be the traditional characteristics of a Wit. Lots of hard water, minerals, and seltzer permeates the taste profile as well.

Feel is on point with a taut creaminess and a sparkling carbonation. It ends poppy and bright.

Weakest Ommegang offering yet. And that's sad because today, I also found Weihenstephaner's weakest offering as well. It's been a bad day for beers.

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Photo of Shradical
4.75/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of braican
3.71/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Ommegang Witte from Brewery Ommegang
3.78 out of 5 based on 2,147 ratings.
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