Watou's Wit Beer | Leroy Breweries

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Watou's Wit BeerWatou's Wit Beer
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Watou's Wit BeerWatou's Wit Beer

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Leroy Breweries

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by packetknife on 07-07-2003

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Ratings: 61 |  Reviews: 31
Reviews by parintele:
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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Photo of shapudding
4.2/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Dated 05/05
Poured out a pale, hazy lemon. There were tons of yeasty chunks floating all throughout and a good amount of carbination rising up to the thick, creamy, luscious head. Crisp scents, lightly spicey, very saison like. Very clean flavor, it is almost gone from your tongue as soon as you finish swallowing! Good amount of carbination in the mouthfeel, but not overpowering. Very balanced flavors and surprisingly dry, which makes this highly drinkable. Enjoyed this!

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Photo of Marius
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of chickenm
2.9/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of intoxabroad
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of mattfancett
3.05/5  rDev -15%

Photo of CanuckRover
3.47/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a very pale gold. Pretty much totally clear, not very wit-like.

Nice cookie malt with a good hit of coriander on the nose. Light on orange. Good dusting of yeastiness.

Pretty clean up front. Unwelcome diacetyl through the middle and in the finish. Nice coriander and citrus play with eachother here and there. Malt backbone is pretty grainy.

Not a bad beer, but not up there with my top Belgian wheats, just a bit too clean.

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Photo of Ciocanelu
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of sfprint
3.54/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Incredibly creamy yellow-white, almost lemon custard like in color. Small head. So cloudy that you can barely see the rising micro carbonation. Very special color.

S: Wow, what I consider to be a perfect Witbier smell. Beautiful refreshing lemony yeast. Almost like lemon meringue pie.

T: Strange cement like tart after taste which is quite overpowering. Strange yeast, sour.

M: There's a slight feeling that you're putting something wrong in your mouth, like rubber. Mild carbonation sting, lightish body.

D: Sadly the taste doesn't live up to the look and smell, but it's ok.

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Photo of tempest
3.92/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had a 25c bottle in Watou. This wit approached greatness, but there was a diacetyl note in the aroma and the flavor needs a little more punch. The body appears a hazy gold with a thick white head. The aroma explodes out of the glass with bit vanilla and lemon spice. The flavor dials things back a bit with dry bready wheat malts and sugary Belgian cream. All in all an excellent beer.

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Photo of Filosoof
3.92/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I agree with the last reviews.

L: ok;
S: lovely, interesting, coriander, orange, spicy;
T: like many Belgian whitebeers the smell is more interesting than the taste; the taste is usually thinner; the same with this one, but it's nice and refreshing; I taste some things I cannot describe; nice, round.
M: ok.

Overall: a nice, calm whitebeer in the wellknown Belgian style, I will surely drink this one more often (because of its interesting smell), though it's not exceptional.

Nicely paired with a rucola-salad.

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Photo of basica
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I got this from BrusselSprouts; kinda surprised to see it there but since I am on a mini-quest to try as many witbiers are possible and rank them all; let's grab it. The bottle I have is a small 25cl bottle. I poured this beer onto a small Budvar stemmed glass and a pretty big clinging head
billows up quickly in a very witbier fashion too. The beer was the standard hazy golden with visible carbonation. Head settles quickly and also as you drink to leave layers of lacing on the walls of the glass. Watou's Witbier smells strongly of spices which clearly includes coriander and orange peel and also with a citrusy nose; some yeast was also detected. The taste was mainly the mentioned spices, yeast, wheat malts and a dash of citrus. Resembles the Hogaarden taste but more pronounced on the spices and also on the yeast but I would prefer less pronounced yeast. On the finish it became a little watery which was a slight disappointment. Also with the finish, I could sense bananna aromas on the nose and the after taste was of wheat malts, light spices and a citrus or grape like backing. Bananna aromas stay on the nose for a while which was pretty nice. The mouthfeel of this Witbier is generally not as slick as the Hoegaarden. It exhibits a thinner body than the Hoegaarden putting it between thin to medium body; it is also not as creamy as the Hoegaarden and it was a tad bit watery though it was still very smooth and drinkable with good carbonation. A good beer but I would choose the Hoegaarden over this one.

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Photo of CrazyDavros
3.2/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Pours pale gold with a small white head.
Nose shows doughy wheat and soft orange peel.
Pretty spicy flavours, lots of orange peel, a bit of wheat, also some musk. Too light on to support the amount of spice.
Body seems a little watery, could use more carbonation too.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
3.62/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle - Yellow hazy brew ith a nice head that disapeared a bit too quickly. Yeasty nose and incredible yeasty flavor as only the belgian brewer can do. Note of coriander and citrus. Great body for a witbier. Very impressive for this style. Will try this again for sure!

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Photo of Squelch
3.89/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Looks like a witbier. No lacing.

Smell: Wonderful aromas on this beer. Exceptional

Taste: Kinda bland. No hops at all in this one. Need a little more spice.

Mouthfeel: Tingly. Medium bodied. Leaves a film in my mouth.

Drinkability: This is an ok beer. Don't know if I'd go out of my wat to get it again.

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Photo of mtbdonn
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jerseyislandbeer
3.66/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of StevieW
4.5/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Small 11.2 oz brown euro bottle. Label depicts a friendly cartoon belgian man with a sud in his hand.

Shiny pale yellow color. Maybe golden. Foamy, thick white head. Very dense. Bubbled over the edge of the glass. Smell is spicy, full of orange peel, and coriander, among other things. Very lively and appealing. Your taste buds ache to taste it. First taste is refreshing and spot on for the style. Very light, refreshing, crisp citrus taste. Yummy thick yeast thickness on the bottle swirl. Earthy undertones combined with the citrus kick. Very smooth and refreshing. What a belgian wit should taste like in my opinion. Highly charged, carbonation light bodied, and refreshing. This is more spicy, charged, less metallic, and more flavorful than any hoegardden I have had. Just as good as an Allagash White, or is an Allagash White just as good as this, an nobody knows it ?
Cheers to the BelgianBum for this beauty.

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Photo of Gusler
3.87/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A murky lemon yellow on the pour, head is adequate in size, the consistency spumescent; color a bright white as it dissipates the resultant lace a concealing sheet upon the glass. Bread dough comes to mind when I quaff this beer, tons of sweet malt, citrus crisp and quite refreshing is this nose, start loaded with malt and somewhat sweet, top middling in its feel. Finish is mildly acidic, the hops as expected, dry and somewhat tart aftertaste, can’t really say “Wits” are my favorite “Belgians”, quite a treat nonetheless.

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Photo of pknyc
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of eric5bellies
3.28/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Drank from my Duvel Tulip.

A - Pours a hazey gold colour with a hint of copper.

S - Plenty of clove and coriander seed.

T - Usual citrus spice wheat and clove flavours.

M - Light body and medium carbonation.

D - Does not rival the Hoegaarden and is a little sweet.

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Photo of frank4sail
4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on tap in "The little Bear". Smells of banana and pineapple. Hazy orange/white look in the glass. Initial wheat sweetness dominates and then your tongue is left with hints of banana and yeast. Light mouth. There is also a touch of orange peel in the finish as well. Good looking with a white sheen and lace on the glass. Solid..

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Photo of Absumaster
3.95/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A murky, light yellow beer with a small head.

Smell of wheat, with yeasty fenolic notes. A light tartness really adds to the freshness of the beer.

Taste of wheat and pilsmalts, beautifully fermented with the typical yeast strain which makes the beer fenolic and fresh. The yeast seems to look a lot like the Hoegaarden strain. The tartness of the beer is mild, but seems to be the difference between an average witbier and a good one. Drinkability is great, I finished this beer within 15 minutes.

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Photo of His_Royal_Hoppiness
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of safaricook
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

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Watou's Wit Beer from Leroy Breweries
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