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Ommegang Witte | 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: 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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750ml bottle poured into tulip glass.

A: Pours a lightly cloudy straw yellow with a bubbly white head that doesn't stick around long before deflating to a very thin, bubbly cap. One tiny patch of lacing on the glass. Legions of bubbles rise furiously from the bottom of the glass, supporting the small semblance of a head. This one is very transparent, given the style. If I didn't know this were a wit, I wouldn't have guessed it by looking at it. Very weak in the aesthetic department, aside from the gorgeous bottle (unfortunately, that doesn't get factored in).

S: A bit of yeast and spicy coriander. Light notes of orange zest. There's really not a whole lot going on here, but at least the nose offers more wit characteristics than the appearance.

T: Strong yeast with hints of orange zest and faint lemon tart. Citric flavors dissipate quickly leaving an overbearing amount of coriander spice. Aftertaste is mostly coriander and some bitter, metallic boozy flavor.

M: Extremely carbonated and very rough on the tongue at first. After a swish or two in the mouth, the carbonation fades some and there's a good bit of medium-bodied creaminess underneath. The excessive carbonation is REALLY hard to get past, though. Not pleasant at all.

O: This isn't exactly the example I'd give someone if I were talking about witbiers, but I guess all-in-all it's not particularly a bad brew. It'd definitely serve as a better introduction to wits than Blue Moon or Shock Top, but for more seasoned palates, this one is very average.

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Ommegang Witte from Brewery Ommegang
Beer rating: 3.76 out of 5 with 2,170 ratings
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