Amsterdam Oranje Weisse | Amsterdam Brewing Company

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Amsterdam Oranje WeisseAmsterdam Oranje Weisse
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Amsterdam Oranje WeisseAmsterdam Oranje Weisse

Brewed by:
Amsterdam Brewing Company
Ontario, Canada

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
An ode to our Dutch heritage, Oranje Weisse is a premium, unfiltered white beer. Predominantly brewed with un-malted wheat which gives it a hazy appearance we've also added two types of orange peel, some coriander, and a touch of anise. The result is a unique flavour combination of citrus and light spice. Our signature yeast reveals a complex aroma and slight tartness on the palate. We recommend serving with a slice of orange on the side of the glass to enhance this refreshing seasonal brew.

12 IBU

Added by MeisterBurger on 06-28-2009

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Photo of Derek
4.6/5  rDev +27.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A: Hazy, dirty straw with a nice white head, great retention & lacing.

S: Bitter orange rind and a mild, well-rounded spicing.

T: Taste echos the aroma, bitter orange, coriander and a subtle hint of anise. So subtle I wouldn't have known it was anise if I wasn't told. Light fruitiness & spicing from the yeast, healthy bread-dough yeast flavour, slightly biscuity, very light bitterness.

M: Light to moderate body is very smooth. Not as carbonated as some Belgians, but it allows the creamy proteins to shine & I like it.

D: Very drinkable.

I actually really like this style when it's done well (like this).

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4.5/5  rDev +25%

Photo of akdo
4.37/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look: I poured a can of this beer into a 16-ounces Cervoise glass. Expect a full-bodied straw-coloured beer. It is not transparent. Unfortunately, the two-finger head had quite a lot of bubbles and receded into a small coat somewhere between the third and fifth minute of my tasting. Other than that, the body is nice.

Smell: Nice nose of orange combined with a little bit of citrus.

Taste: The front end closely matches the taste of orange zests, which doesn't take a back seat to the notes of citrus. As the beer moves to the end, it shifts from slight hints of banana to those of both coriander and anise. The latter adds a subtle, but not harrassing, sweetness to the hops.

Feel: It has the slight acidity of a citrus. Moreover, because of its low ABV, it was breweed to feel like a refreshing beer for summer.

Overall: Amsterdam Brewery's Oranje Weiss is a great rendition of a Belgian-style wheat beer. It strikes the right balance between fruitiness and spiciness. I would gladly recommend this seasonal beer.

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Photo of Boo-urns
4.36/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

Photo of TheBierdimpfe
4.15/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Hazy straw, almost golden color. Weak 2 finger head lasting around 2 minutes with average legs but strong bubble activity.

Aromas and flavors of sweet citrus, a bit orangey, smoky grains and herbal spices. Great authentic subtle orange taste that is not too intense but faintly vinous.

Light body with prickly carbonation. Short and but well intensified and balanced finish, leaving a pleasant slightly spicy mouth coat at the end.

Overall : Good craft being very flavorful with some good freshness and intensity.

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of augustgarage
3.97/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Courtesy of northyorksammy - 500mL bottle poured into my Hoegaarden tumbler.

Very cloudy titanium yellow body, nearly opaque, with a whispy ivory head that recedes to a delicate film. Fast running uniform lacing.

Pleasing citrus, hearty yeast, light wheat notes, and a faint touch of spice in the nose.

The palate is basically a more potent expression of the aroma - the citrus is clarified as orange zest, while the wheat adds a distinct low-level tartness of its own. Very slight coriander in the finish...

Medium-light, pillowy, effervescent mouthfeel. Clean, refreshing, and somewhat fruity overall. A bit simplistic maybe, but no off notes...very drinkable.

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Photo of PorterPro125
3.97/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Serving Type: 500 mL Bottle

A- Pours a hazy light straw colour with a 1 1/2 finger white head. Fairly lackluster when compared to other witbiers.

S- Obviously lots of orange in the nose (hence the name) but it's more of a lingering background note. Nice spiciness as well as some Belgian yeast action.

T- Follows the nose well with the exception of a bubblegum note on the finish. Nice.

M- Light body with a lively medium carbonation. Refreshing brew.

O- Not a top notch Witbier but a pretty good one at that. Light and refreshing.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
3.95/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a hazy light yellow color ale with a nice size purer white foamy head with good retention and light lacing. Aroma of coriander and light orange peel notes is quite nice. Taste is also a nice mix between light coriander notes with some notes of wheat and light refreshing notes of orange peel. Body is quite full for style with good carbonation. Well brewed with more spices then I was expecting; maybe missing a fuller body.

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Photo of DaveBar
3.92/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Purchased at the LCBO for around the $3.00 mark or so for a 473ml can. Served at 4deg C in a draught glass.

A- Opens well and pours a 1" high white head the films out quick though. Nice light Hoegaarden color to it. Almost translucent. Light gold color and unfiltered to a degree.

S- Coriander, Light malt undertones.

T- Very similar to a Hoegaarden and great try guys!!

M- Good and dry.

O- I like this one. It's a local home brew good well. Suggest you buy up!

Food Pairing

This wonderful brew goes well with...... The beach, a pile of these, some hot dogs, hamburgers, salads galore and DDs.


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Photo of bobsy
3.91/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Ah, first sweet beer of the weekend.

Pours a weird pastel yellow, super light honey colour, which I obviously can't describe adequately, but find really cool. Its an extremely hazy beer, and you wouldn't see through it however barrow you're glass was. This is probably due to all the wheat residue which cakes the bottom of the bottle. A huge white head instantly forms, and then dies down to cake-like islands, while leaving a couple rings of lace on the glass. As I drink, yet more lacing is laid down.

The aroma is clean - lemon, orange, husky grain and a touch of coriander. Likewise the flavour follows suit, and is actually excellently balanced. I don't usually like Amsterdam, but this is going very well. Candied orange peel of the bat, followed lemon, freshly cracked coriander and an extremely solid and clean graininess. Everything is exceptionally refreshing, right through to a lingering almost herbal finish. The body builds on this - its light (which suits the style well), but the carbonation builds a pillow in the mouth to cushion and emphasise the rounded character of the flavours.

This has caught me off guard. I expected a shitty wit but I found a winner.

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Photo of mintjellie
3.88/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Turbid pale yellow. Voluminous white head is fluffy and retentive. Patchy lace. Lemon and coriander aroma with floral notes in the background. Juicy orange and coriander flavour brightened and uplifted by tangy acidity. Subtle liquorice-like flavour is interesting and different for a witbier, yet also very dutch at the same time. What grows together goes together, as one of my chef instructors at the college likes to tell us.

Sometimes, liquorice (or anise, or fennel) is a flavour I don't much appreciate. But when one note amongst many other flavours, it can be quite pleasant. Like the fennel note in bouillabaisse, or the liqourice character in many imperial stouts. The liquorice in this witbier works. Think tiger tail ice cream, which I normally don't like because it tastes too much like liquorice for me. Though the liquorice is still combined with orange, it is much more subtle and less overpowering for me in this case.

Light bodied ale with ample and fine carbonation and mousse-like texture. Crisp and refreshing. Easy drinking and approachable. Would make a real crowd pleaser at a barbecue. Might go well with the food too, especially pulled pork or ribs.

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Photo of FRANKIE65
3.85/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SebD
3.83/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: It has a nice yellow/orange cloudy colour to it. It has a nice white head that dies down moderately and has some lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitly give out hints of wheat malts, some orange and coriander with a slight spiciness.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has a nice wheat feel to it with some nice citrusy orange, some coriander with a bit of banana and some lemony spices.

Mouthfeel: It has a high carbonation with a nice overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied with good flavours and aromas. Good refreshing Wit!

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Photo of taxandbeerguy
3.79/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

473 ml can served cold into I to a st. Pauli girl mug. Purchased for under $3 CDN from the LCBO.

Appearance. - pours a a hazy golden orange coloured beer with one finger of white head. Some sediment visible in the glass and minimal head retention. Decent amount of lacing left behind.

Smell - some orange, a hint of lemon and plenty of creamy wheat.

Taste - orange and plenty of wheat with a kiss of lemon zest to wrap it up. Nice wit beer.

Mouthfeel - very smooth and light bodied, creamy from all the wheat yet not heavy. Moderately high carbonation.

Overall - very solid wit beer that is quite enjoyable, full of flavor and has a great weight to it.

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Photo of MeisterBurger
3.78/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy honey color, with a tinge of orange, topped off by a nice, pillowy white head and nice, sloppy lacing.

Has a nice, funky Belgian yeast in the nose, with some nice clean wheat, lemon zest and coriander.

The wheat is predominant at first, with a nice lemony citrus and a slight tinge of orange, mild metallic bitterness, and some spice and anise in the aftertaste.

The mouthfeel is little thin, but crisp and it's nicely refreshing.

It's a really nice summer drinker and should be a real crowd pleaser.

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of ThatWineGuy
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I finally cracked open that bottle biegaman gave me some time ago. Bright, pale yellow, this wit beer looks like it would glow in the dark! At the same time, it's murky and hazy with some yeast chunks falling to the bottom. I blinked and missed any head that might have appeared, no visible ring either. There was a slight effervescence on the surface and slow, even carbonation redeemed the beer's seeming lack of presence.

Smell was delightful citrus rind, perfumy lilac, a bit spicy ... a good representation of the style. Taste was coriander big time, some orange rind, very much a wit beer with a malty finish and a cleansing, snappy mouthfeel. A bit thin but oerall a decent example of the style, I'd gladly buy a few more of these for those times when only a wit beer will do!

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Amsterdam Oranje Weisse from Amsterdam Brewing Company
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