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:
#35,120
Reviews:
483
Ratings:
930
pDev:
13.93%
 
 
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25
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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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Photo of 1000lbgrizzly
3.77/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Very hazy pale straw yellow body with a luxuriously creamy white head that seems to multiple impossibly quickly. The nose and taste are one and the same: light wheat, a bit of yeast, light peppery notes. The flavor does add an extra touch of sourdough, but that's the only variation. All in all it could be called light and refreshing, or weak and faint; depends on your mood. It is not, however, watered down; everything seems to hit with its intended intensity, which is to say, like a girl's punch. The body is light and extremely delicately carbonated, if a bit overly so.
I think I drank this beer under exactly the right conditions for it to be judged most favorably: after a long run in the heat and sun (in March in northern Illinois, oddly enough). So it came across in the best possible light, and still I thought it was too light. it shied away from the spiced notes I would have expected, and on the whole was less assertive than its style would assume. But it was still a tasty treat that refreshed and satisfied me, and its modesty was very much appreciated.

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Wittekerke from De Brabandere
Beer rating: 3.59 out of 5 with 930 ratings