Brewed by Brouwerij Het Anker
Style: Witbier
Mechelen, Belgium
Serve in Tumbler, Weizen


on tap


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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.32/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Cool. Refreshing. Distinctive. “White” beers from Belgium are still growing in popularity. Belgian brewers are renowned for their innovative brewing methods, and “white” beer is a perfect example as it combines the use of wheat with light spices such as coriander and orange peel. The beer’s distinctive hazy color comes from suspended yeast and wheat proteins. The light and almost spicy aroma makes it popular with people looking for a tasty, thirst-quenching beer.

Since the 70s, Dentergems grew to become the second most popular white beer in Belgium. Named after a small village in northwest Belgium, the beer’s popularity grew until the bankruptcy of the original brewer in 2007. In spring 2011, Het Anker launched the iconic Dentergems White Beer again for the American market, using its own specific yeast for an even more refreshing flavor. So an old favorite is now available again.

Hops: Golding
Wort extract: 11,5 ° Plato

Editor’s Note: Revived brand formerly brewed by Riva Brouwerij (Moortgat)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alexsdad06 (9008) - Ohio, USA - NOV 19, 2011
Bottle shared by Tmoney99. Pours a hazy yellow color with a medium sized fluffy white head. The aroma was lemony citrus, wheat grass and mild spiciness highlighted by coriander. The flavor had a big lemon citrus component almost like drinking lemon pledge. Additional notes of grass, coriander, and yeast. OK, but too much lemon for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerbill (3605) - Laurel, New York, USA - NOV 13, 2011
Bottle at the International Great Beer Expo in Uniondale. Pours a lightly hazed pale gold with a white head. Mild aroma of yeast along with a bit of lemon. The flavor is mild malt and wheat, yeast, with a bit of orange and coriander. A bit spritzy on the palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (13475) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 13, 2011
Bottle. Pours hazy yellow color with an average fizzy white head that was mostly lasting with excellent lacing. Medium citrus and yeast aroma. Medium body with a sticky texture and soft carbonation. Medium balanced sweet flavor with a medium citrus sweet finish of an average duration. My expectations where met.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
paultheguru (644) - Parker, Colorado, USA - OCT 10, 2011
Nice, solid belgian white wheat. Coriander, orange peel and some nice slightly tart yeast notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
altonbrownd (5659) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - SEP 2, 2011
On tap at Brussels Beer Festival. Citrus body with tall head. Nose is quite sour. Taste is fruity and citrus like. Blanche-like beer. Okay.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
drowland (7887) - Georgia, USA - AUG 6, 2011
8/6/11. 750mL bottle. Pale golden pour with a small fluffy white head. Spiced coriander aroma with light orange peel. Even lighter flavor but with noticeable wheat tang, orange peel, lemon, and spice. On the lighter side but not offensive.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
swoopjones (7021) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 31, 2011
BCTC 2011, very pale straw yellow pour. highter carbonation, bottle pour. light spice, dill, lemon citrus. pretty average wit IMO

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PorterPounder (7335) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 22, 2011
Tallahassee, Fl - New Leaf Market - 750 ml cage corked bottle. Pours a slightly murky light golden with a pillowy snow white head and nice bubble action. Aroma is that of light cloves, a hint of mild spices. Flavor is refreshing and crisp. Light spiciness, brief hints of banana, nice estery notes. Mouthfeel has a nIce spritziness to it. Not sure what "Dentergerms" means in the country of Belgium - but it reminds me of Dental Germs - not a pretty picture!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
redlight (2318) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 21, 2011
draft @ redlight redlight. Very floral nose, orange blossoms, gardenia, with a spiciness, beautiful aroma. Pours pale yellow with a thick white head. Citrus and very floral taste, orange zest, with a nice spicy finish. Very nice refreshing beer!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blipp (8181) - La Mesa, California, USA - JUL 9, 2011
Draft. Pours gold with a white head. Wheaty aroma with some light lemony notes. The flavor is similar, wheaty base with light citric lemony notes. Not bad.

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