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

This poured a light and pale straw yellow with a mildly cloudy haze. The head was nicely white but was thin and fizzy.

The aroma held notes of bready grains, pepper, clove and a hint of lemon.

The flavor was soft with notes of banana sweetness, spicy pepper and clove and some bready malt.

The feel was very light and thin with a fizzy effervescence on the tongue.

This was simply too delicate and soft. This simply needs more body to raise the score.

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

Poured from a 12 oz into a stemless wine glass.

A- Hazy, big head, yellow/white head.

S- Little fruity, banana clove thing going on. Semi restrained, but I also probably poured this a lot cooler than it should be. (back of fridge cold)

T- fruity, good yeast character. Fairly smooth.

M-Medium body, not too thick, not too thin. Drinkable and enjoyable without being anything that smacks you in the face or leaves nothing lingering on the palette.

This seems to me to be a pretty standard example of a witbeer. Very drinkable and solid. Not mind blowing, just nice and easy going.

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3/5  rDev -20.6%

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3.87/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a 10oz tulip glass at Rustico

A- Hazy yellow with a big white head.

S-Aroma of yeast, coriander and orange peel.

T-Taste - sweetish, spicy, wheat malt notes, light tartness and bitterness, dry finish.

M-Medium bodied, crispy on palate, easy to drink.

O-Very good beer would like to try in the summer time

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3.65/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- a hazy pale gold with a fizzy white head. Minimal retention

S- nice esters and light citrus fruit aromas

T- some of esters and fruit come through in the taste, but not as much as other wheat beers.

M- thinner and some fizziness.

O- not a bad wheat beer, but a little lighter in flavor than others.

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