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Brewed by:
Brouwerij De Prael
Netherlands | website

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formerly Heintje

Added by stcules on 08-23-2003

BEER STATS
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
19
Avg:
3.16
pDev:
15.19%
 
 
Wants:
1
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2
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Reviews: 9 | Ratings: 19
Photo of Marius
2.68/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

33cl bottle picked up from the grocery store. Pours a murky light orange with visible carbonation and not much head. Smells of citrus hops and bitter hops. The taste is quite bitter and has a weird vinegar sourness. Could be an infected bottle.

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Photo of GentleKnight1
3.43/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Picked this up at a grocery store here in Netherlands as a part of a sampler pack of Dutch beer. Label was a bit different than pictured. Am not a huge fan of the style, but I would call this a "middle of the road" beer. Very little head, no lacing, cloudy straw color with a hoppy, citrus taste. Not one I would seek out, but not awful either.

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Photo of flyingpig
3.39/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

330ml bottle from Albert Heijn supermarket, Amsterdam (€1.89):
This one struck me as being a pretty average witbier if I'm honest, it was in no way a bad offering but it didn't really excite me either and I'm not sure it's one that I'd be likely to pick up again in truth. The nose was quite light and overall so was the beer with a nice zesty, citrus taste that was refreshing and easy to drink but it wasn't a stand out witbier by any means; enjoyable but not a must try I'm afraid.

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Photo of StJamesGate
3.51/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Rosey blonde with dead head.
Faint grain and flowers on the nose.
Snap wheat crackers, tart yeasty bite, some lemon and rose petal, and spicy hop ending.
Leafy herbal finish and ringing linger.
Crisp, light, some cling.

A very mild wit. Easy on the lemon and coriander, big on a sourness that's almost wild. (Website describes it as a German wheat, but there's not banana, either.) Ultimately refreshing, but a different take that's not quite to style.

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Photo of sfprint
2.98/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Exp: Feb 2013

Tried to leave out the yeast

A: Cloudy yellow with a tinge of orange. Nearly a finger of head.
S: Cotton, kind of soapy yeast, paper cut like sharpness.
T: On the bitter side, slightly tart. Not bright, like I like witbiers.
M: Fairly flat, unremarkable texture.
O: Not particularly interesting, but it's okay.

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Photo of wl0307
3.33/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Purchased at the BSF bar, GBBF 2009; this bottle-conditioned ale comes in a 330ml short brown bottle, BB 05/2010, served mildly chilled in Gulden Draak's tulip-shaped sniffer.

A: pours a very pale straw hue with green-ish golden glows, lightly hazy, lively carbonated with rather small fizz, and topped with a superbly thick and frothy white head that lasts only too well (albeit normal for a wheat beer).
S: cloves, coriander seeds and spicy white pepper all come to mind, along with a soothingly sweet wheat-ish grainy smell of malts, lemony+banana-ish twist, grassy notes of hops, and some ashy notes from the froth. Not bad, the nose runs on the borderline of German and Belgian styles of wheat ales.
T: the effervescent foretaste comes rather yeasty, slightly salty-sweet bready in malts with a light green-appley fruitiness, then turning chewy, spicy, even mineral in terms of the taste of yeasts, while light lemon-zesty hints and hop bitterness gradually develop into a dry and rather bitter finish. Overall, not much of a structure is in place (maybe common to a witbier?); the aftertaste turns more bitter than most witbier, while the bitter impact of yeast sediments also come into play in this regard.
M&D: given a refreshing palate full of light fizzy bite and a medium-minus body, this wheat ale unfortunately has failed to deliver the best result of the alchemy b/w yeasts and wheat malts. Hints of more enjoyable spicy-yeastiness are demonstrated in a random manner, whereas the assertive performance of really rough hop bitterness serves to distract the attention somewhat. All in all, regardless of styles, I find it a rather drinkable ale nevertheless - perhaps because my palates have legitimate weakness for bitterness~~

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Photo of paterlodie
2.65/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

BB 11-06. Some white head and a pale golden beercollor. Not much yeast comming with the first poor but there is more then enough in the botle witch comes out after a good swirl.
Nose is lots of wheatmalt and a yeasty note. Missing Bannanas or Koreander/Orangepeal and overall not realy fresh. Taste is very pale and empty; watery and further bitter but with heavy note of bitter yeast. Very pale and watery mouthfeel but with a bitterpeak and drinkable to me but enjoyable?

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Photo of patto1ro
3.3/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Fruit, lemon and wheat aroma; sourish taste with orange, fruit and cream aromas; bitterish finish with orange and hop aromas. Quite a pleasant, fruity wheat beer, that is unusal in being unspiced. Technically clean.

Ingredients: pilsner malt, wheat malt, whole Hallertau hops.

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Photo of stcules
2.72/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Excessive foam... white soft, compact... But in the glass there was only foam...
Straw coloured, turbid.
Smell of coriander, pepper, citric, according with the style. A little fruity too (peach or apple?).
The taste is less assetive, less fresh, a little too heavy. Anyway, again citric, classic spices, a hint of hop (more evident in the aftertaste).
Thick body, watery.
Quite drinkable.

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De Prael Weizen from Brouwerij De Prael
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