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Wittekerke | De Brabandere

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
De Brabandere
Belgium
bavik.be

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 03-29-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#38,105
Reviews:
481
Ratings:
914
pDev:
13.93%
Bros Score:
3.57
 
 
Wants:
23
Gots:
80
Trade:
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Photo of BeerBuilder
3.4/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours to a cloudy, straw color; looks a bit like grapefruit juice. It forms a white heat the quickly dissipates. The aroma is a citric zest fruitiness, but I also detected a grainy smell as well. The flavor again has fruitiness to it, somewhat lemony. It has a slightly tart finish to it. It is a definite refresher. It would be great on a hot summer day.

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Photo of OatmattStout
3.3/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I feel that this was much to sweet to be a wit beer. It has some good lemon characteristics and a nice wheat taste but knid of a dull sweetness that I don't like to much. I think this pales in comparison to Hoeggarden in bottle and especialy on tap. I didn't have it with a lemon so maybee that would even out the sweetness, next time we'll give it a go.

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Photo of BeerGlassesCollector
3.72/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a pale yellow colour topped by a thick white head that settles down rather easily. The aroma was dominated by wheat. Taste is quite satisfying and it tastes fine at any time of the day. Look out for this beer. Worth tasting it

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Photo of feloniousmonk
4.22/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Big,white head, pale yellow,hazy color.
Deep wheat aroma. Super fresh!
I'm wishing I had more food/spice experience to conjure more descriptors. The regular gang are in attendance:coriander, curacao,anything else? Very bright, floral, honeyish, lemony (but don't put a lemon in it, please! Let beer be beer!)
Soft texture, wonderful drinkability, some graininess, but still creamy, luxurious. I could drink this by the pitcher on a hot summer day! Tastes great anytime, though.

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Photo of Jason
3.57/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Presentation: 11.2 oz can, freshness date on the bottom.

Appearance: Thin stark white lacing with minimal stickage. Very pale yellowish beige with a cloudiness showing some flaky particles of sediment.

Smell: Fresh squeezed lemon juice, bit of citric zest and a mélange of spicing where it is difficult to pick anything out other than some liquorice and citric peel.

Taste: Peculiar mouth feel as it feigns a medium body, semi crisp with a slick backend. Lots of lemon flavour with a plum fruitiness on the side, grainy with some malt sweetness and a wheat twang. Chalky yeast, citric peel and other obscure spicing abound. Finsihes with trace hop flavour and more earthy yeast.

Notes: I’d prefer this brew bottle-conditioned though the canned version is not bad at all and is a perfect switch if in a situation that restricts you to canned beverages only. All in all a decent white ale.

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

The cloudy yellow body is topped by a firm and bright white head that holds well and leaves some nice lace. The aroma offers a somewhat sweet and fruity, lightly earthy and floral malt with a gentle clove note. The body is light, but with an extremely fine, natural carbonation that makes it oh-so-supple in the mouth. Like velvet! The flavor offers very lightly tangy notes of sugary lemon and orange peel along with a bright & fresh but restrained clove spiciness . Wonderfull. The finish is short, and lightly sweet, with a very gentle reminder of the flavor that was just had, beckoning you to have another sip. A very delicate beer. What I like about this beer is that the spice is so clear - although it comes at the expense of a limited yeast, and to some extent, malt character. One of my thoughts at first tasting this was "Budweiser with spices" but it's far more complicated than that. Still, this is very refreshing and quite enjoyable with some interesting flavors.

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Photo of putnam
3.98/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Off-white/yellow color and simple, fine beaded head. Clear, bright aromas of honey and late-summer flowers: goldenrod, grasses etc. Supple, light texture carries subtle notes of fresh lemon juice, orange peel and acorn. Wonderfully uncomplicated. Creamy. Drink with ceviche, grilled bass or tuna salad. A great crossover opportunity for future True Beer drinkers as well as a great cleansing salve for tired Beer Advocate palates.

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Photo of ADR
3.53/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

I only ever see this beer in cans...

Hazy banana color, close to the pineapple Lifesaver candy in color. Decent bright white sugary head of 1/2 an inch. Slight lemon aroma, not particularly yeasty. Very understated flavor, just a very smooth ester sense with a trace of vanilla and a very, very sweetened lemon finish (like a lemon bar cookie)...Wits are tough for me, some leave me unsettled in the swallow and some are excellent. There's nothing offensive in this beer but little else to challenge the tongue, either. So, to me, mediocre flavor but as drinkable as a frosty root beer at a carnival.

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

Bright lemony aroma springs out when poured. Active, quickly dissipating head is perfectly white and the body is an extremely pale yellow that takes on a faint greenish tint at times. Nice balance of citrus and spices. Flavor tastes on more of the orange peel than lemon and coriander is noticeable but not too strong. Actually quite enjoyable and not bland at all.

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Photo of packetknife
3.33/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Cloudy orange-yellow. Fluffy white head that held long enough. Light floral tones on the nose. Very light and smooth, tanginess on the finish. The wheat really didn't shine through like I'd expect. Quite drinkable. I'll definatly revisit this one, as I have a gut feeling I missed something.

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Photo of sprinkle
3.35/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

light yellow in color.Nice citrus nose,lemon zest taste with quick dry finish,slight creamyness.Good representation of the belgian Wit.Would like a little more depth in a beer.

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

Pale opaque yellow, moderate lacing and some suspended yeast. Mild floral hop yeasty nose. Zippy wheat quality finishes hop and tang and fairly clean. Light bodied and remarkably drinkable. Forget the Corona, this beer begs to be taken to the beach. Even comes in a handy 11.2 oz. can for that purpose.

Cheers to frank4sail for the sample. Send me a couple cases of this stuff bro!

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Photo of Viking
3.85/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tried on tap. Haven't seen in bottled form in Indianapolis area.

Very pale-golden beer, cloudy with a thick creamy head. Aroma was a bit floral and spicy with undertones of yeast. Flavor was citrusy with plenty of yeast. Very refreshing beer.

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Photo of frank4sail
3.88/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I guess WIT-IT-TOO Inc. Santa Barbara, CA is part of the "Global Beer Network" because that is the company that is listed as the importer of this 11.2 FL Oz. can. White cloudy look with good head retention. Very pale. Faint smell of yeast and mellow spices. Light flavors that don't overpower. Refreshing and light, a great warm weather beer. Quite drinkable. Sit back and drink about 6 of these! I was getting a great deal on this beer, $20.99 a case (of cans) but, now my beer manager says he can't get any more! ??

I'll have to research the importer. It was great while it lasted.

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Wittekerke from De Brabandere
Beer rating: 3.59 out of 5 with 914 ratings
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