Wittekerke | De Brabandere

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3.59/5
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930 Ratings
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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:
#35,085
Reviews:
483
Ratings:
930
pDev:
13.93%
 
 
Wants:
25
Gots:
84
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 930 |  Reviews: 483
Photo of Achapman
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Pours hazy and very light color straw.The palest with a crown of good white foam that lasts well. Nose is spicy and breaddy. Lots of earth and only faint clove. Not too much banana in fact hardly any. Some hop peeks out as it warms to show a bit of pepper. Flavors follow the nose. This is the perfect witbier. Some complexity on the palate but only lightly. A crisp finish with a very light tartness to keep the mouth watering. Mouthfeel is medium light and lightly creamy. Hops give a slight bitterness to finish it.

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Photo of cgrunin
3.58/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Midwestbrew18
3.46/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of I3eer
3.83/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Summer!

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Photo of Jason_cs
3.54/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of connecticutpoet
2.03/5  rDev -43.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of MDDMD
3.71/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JamieDuncan
3.76/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jaa1222
4.42/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Delicious

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

Photo of Beginner2
3.33/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Possibly above average looks. Delicate coriander aromatics, but not complex.
Taste is about the same, but also not distinguished.
Smooth mouthfeel.
Overall, there are better ones out there.
If I try this again, it would be in a bottle in the hope the yeast adds some of the better Belgian funk.

MJ gave this 2 stars of 4 in his 1999 edition.

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Photo of ESPN_Woodsy
3.78/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PatrickCT
3.39/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of edward_boumil
3.48/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

L: Straw yellow in color, lots of bubbles from carbonation. Pours a very fluffy white head that leaves nice lace.
S: Pretty mild, some hint of spice, maybe a little biscuity.
T: Really mild flavor, touches of what a normal wit taste like but with much less oomph.
F: Smooth as hell, velvety, high carbonation yet goes back so easy and is quite pillowy in texture.
O: Really just kind of standard. Not bad, not good. Goes back easy as hell though.

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Photo of RaginBowener
4.09/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Almasi_
4.38/5  rDev +22%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TomMahan
4.12/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of cleve1212
4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of jtaylord
3.52/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a very hazy pale yellow out of a can. Not sure if normal, but a lot of sediment at bottom of glass. Taste is mild compared to many other wits. It is easy drinking. Would be easy to drink several of these during the course of the night.

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

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. The appearance is a slightly murky light yellow color with a large white head. The aroma is full of citrus and spice. The taste was citrus and was pretty heavily carbonated. A good witbier.

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Photo of T-34-85
3.69/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DoubleMalt
3.43/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

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