Wittekerke | De Brabandere

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
De Brabandere
Belgium
bavik.be

Style: Belgian Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 03-29-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#35,530
Reviews:
483
Ratings:
931
pDev:
13.93%
 
 
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26
Gots:
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Trade:
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Photo of Aquaholicc
3.4/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of HopsAreDaMan
3.59/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I got this in 11.2 oz cans, 6-pack, on sale.

These were fairly good Belgian beers.

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Photo of cconner42
4.23/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Gobearswalter34
4.01/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Yoann
3.35/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of janubio
3.05/5  rDev -15%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Hazy pale yellow colour, medium head that fades soon, good lace. Aroma has the usual sospechaba, but weak: coriander, cloves, some citrics. Biscuit, malt. Medium body, oily palate, normal carbonation. Taste follows the aroma. Not really the Best witt, just drinkable.

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

Photo of Eychung
3.46/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of EMH73
3.61/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy light yellow with a thick white head that left nice lacing. Smells and tastes of bread,, wheat, yeast, pepper, lemon and a bit of clove. Light bodied, well carbonated, no discernible hop presence or bitterness. Decent example of the style.

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Photo of texdoh
4.34/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jame515
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dd53grif
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DanGeo
3.13/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of CavemanRamblin
3.59/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

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

Photo of Gregf51
3.81/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dactrius
3.77/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mikeinportc
4.02/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy light yellow, similar to pineapple juice. Moderate, semi-creamy, white head, that leaves a bit of lacing.

Aroma is light bready wheat (as expected ; ) ) , a little citrus, a touch of coriander, black pepper, and to a lesser extent, clove, with a bit of Belgian yeast funk.

Flavor is close to aroma, with the spice elements less noticeable than in the aroma.

Feel is smooth, with fine carbonation, and not as light as would be expected for 5%abv.
Overall very enjoyable, well-balanced , and would like to have it again.

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Photo of desint
2.51/5  rDev -30.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.25

Photo of JSG18
3.79/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Solid.

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.1/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a mug, the appearance was a semi-pale yellow color with a finger's worth of white foamy head that slid off at an adequate pace. Light messy lace.
The aroma had nice level sort of sweet grassy to lemon to Belgian yeasty sort of blend up front and then some notes of sourdough, varied stiff earthiness, and a touch of orange peel. Clove was there but super faint.
The flavor was varied between the earthiness and the yeastiness playing with the sourdough. Gentle semi-smooth earthy to lemon and sourdough aftertaste.
The mouthfeel was almost medium bodied and had a great sessionability about it as the carbonation wasn't distracting nor the clove spice. Some creamy smoothness rides along my tongue. ABV felt as projected by the brewer.
Overall, pretty nice witbier well worthy of having again.

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Photo of Try-em-all
4.03/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Just intense enough of a smell to entice, light gold color, smooth on the way down and the taste will keep you coming back for more. Light body and subtle flavors are magnificent together, a real winner.

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Wittekerke from De Brabandere
Beer rating: 3.59 out of 5 with 931 ratings