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RATINGS: 1043   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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Ommegang Witte, a traditional Belgian-style wheat ale with whispers of sweet orange and a touch of tart lemon. Soft and seductive, Ommegang Witte is this summer's version of spicy intrigue and refreshing flavor.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pivo (2542) - GERMANY - DEC 30, 2004
Yeasty nose with hints of spice, hazy pale orange color, spongy fluffy head. Crisp thin malt base with all kinds of flavors that are well blended: banana, vanilla, spices. A surprisingly clean finish given the complexity of the flavor profile. Solid wit beer that is refreshing and thoroughly enjoyable.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jazz88 (2542) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 27, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2007 Rating #1 Bottle (6 3 7 4 14). A hazy light yellow color with a rich foamy white head. Strong orange and lemon nose. Dry and semi-sweet with a big citrus flavor. Refreshing and light. Rating #2 Bottle (6 3 6 3 13). A light golden yellow color with a white foamy head. Light orange, lemon and spice in the aroma. Dry and carbonated with a light lemon fruit finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
YogiBeera (2435) - Hamburg, GERMANY - DEC 8, 2004
Hazy orange color, small creamy head. Fizzy carbonation. Oranges and yeast also koriander and some veggie shows up in taste. Yeasty. Too fizzy but very refreshing.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (4763) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 8, 2004
UPDATED: JUN 12, 2006 I have been growing rather fond of this brewer in recent months. I managed to sample most of their stuff at some beer festivals but not enough to have rated them yet. This was my first chance to try this one - and given my love of wheat beers I had pretty high expectations. Sampled from a 25 oz brown bottle this beer poured a straw yellow color with a large white head. There was a moderately strong wheat and citrus aroma. The flavor was surprisingly mild. There was not much citrus. There was only a mild sour-sweet wheat flavor. Drinkable but rather bland.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Frank (2728) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 8, 2004
First, despite this being a summer seasonal as per RateBeer, I never saw the stuff until November--and this is at a store that always has Ommegang. Anyway, it pours yellow with just a bit of cloudiness--not enough in my opinion, a lot of domestic wits seem to have this problem. Faintly spicy with a bit of a tart fruit presence. Light bodied and pretty refreshing if a little light on flavor. It’s OK but I don’t see myself going out of my way to get any.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
atpayne (615) - Zionsville, Indiana, USA - DEC 7, 2004
Coludy pale yellow with steadily building white head. Light wheat, yeast, and spice in the aroma. The flavor is malted with light wheaty malts, yeast, a slightly fruity presence and some spices; seems like nutmeg and clove. A decent crisp beer with a light feel and finish.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (9731) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 5, 2004
Bottle at the Syracuse Holiday Brewfest Dec.04 2004. Hazy yellowish ale. Delightful banana aroma with spices and lemon. Rather light in body with good cloves and creamy mouthfeel. Yum.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PorterPounder (5340) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 29, 2004
Picked up at Habersham Beverage Warehouse in Savannah, Ga. Pours a murky colored golden, yet thin with a slightly frothy, yet beady white head, that dissipates somewhat quickly. Aroma has some spicy coriander notes with a hint of orange. Mouthfeel is slightly spritzy, but not as tart as some Wits. Flavor has some lemony tartness with a bit of underlying wheat and some back end doughiness. All around a decent refesher, not the best of this style nor the best from this brewer. Rather understated.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jsquire (3387) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - NOV 27, 2004
Pale yellow out of the bottle with a fizzy white head and a crisp, sharp nose of spice and yeast. All the traditional wit flavors with citrus, coriander and doughy yeast. Easy drinking example of the style.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marc (486) - Yokosuka, JAPAN - NOV 25, 2004
Cloudy yellow with a frothy white head. White bread, lemon, merange, and a touch of clove in the nose. Same in the mouth but a bit more yeasty. Spritzy mouth feel and a nice cool finish. Great summer beer.


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