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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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Slightly hazy yellow color with a flashy carbonation and a thick two fingers head with great retention and leaving a wall of laces.
Light but nice aroma of white bread, orange, distant banana and coriander.
Predominant Belgian yeasty flavor with notes of fresh acid oranges, white bread and a lemony tartness. Dry and acid aftertaste.
Light to medium body with good carbonation and an acid feeling.
I love Ommegang, but I haven't seen on this Wit much of a difference to a Hoegaarden (ps. I haven't tasted it for a while), it is fairly assertive, nevertheless if the intention was to produce a pleasant refreshing session beer that is not not dull, mission accomplished.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Hazy yellow with a foamy white head.

S: Orange peel, citrus juice, some tripelesque spices (cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg) and wheat in the nose.

T: Orange up front followed by lots and lots of wheat. Some lemon and tripelesque spices as well.

M: Medium-light bodied with IPA levels of carbonation. Could be smoother.

O: Pretty good, fairly typical of the style, but definitely worth a try and recommended.

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Witte Wheat Ale from Brewery Ommegang
Beer rating: 3.77 out of 5 with 2,182 ratings