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RATINGS: 1086   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OlivierMTL (711) - Quebec, CANADA - JUN 11, 2005
Jaune dorée à l’allure brouillé abritée d’une généreuse mousse blanche dense et crémeuse. Blé, notes d’agrumes, bananes jaunes, poires, un brin épicée. Belle texture presque crémeuse en bouche. Bien faite et rafraîchissante. Échantillon, mondial de la bière, Juin 2005

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jb (2405) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUN 10, 2005
Sure seemed like a classic German Weisse to me. Well a tad lighter and less aromatic. Very pale and not much head. Lemon aroma and wheaty palate. Watery finish. I’m not sure how this can be rated so high. Might be a good one for its style, but the style doesn’t seem to stand out.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brodie (540) - Blowing Rock, North Carolina, USA - JUN 10, 2005
Sampled in a flight of commercial witbiers. Intersting aroma, citrusy, but with added pear esters and a hint of wet hay funk. Cloudy yellow color, nice white head. Fruity and spicy flavor, orange and lemon, corriander, and some grainy/hay flavors. Medium-light body, crisp dry finish. A nice wit, tha little bit of Belgian funk makes it stand out from other examples of the style.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rastacouere (6153) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 6, 2005
Hazy milky golden hue, quickly fading white head. Lemony nose with a good base of wheat, more orange peel than most, blanche de bruxelles like I find. Slightly grassy and leafy hop finish is interesting, but there’s not much happening before, the wheat is shier than in the nose and the carbonation seems to hide some nuances. Like most Ommegangs, this doesn’t quite reach the original’s simplicity and ease of movement, but it remains by far above average. The yeast is a bit brash and not as characterful as the best authentic wits.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 6, 2005
Sampled at le Mondial de la bière 2005. Clear golden color with no head. Ordinary aroma and flavor of wheat and citrus. Medium body, creamy texture, soft carbonation. Barely decent witbier which is surprising from Ommegang.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Eructoblaster (3246) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 6, 2005
Hazy gold body topped with a decent white foamy head. Spicy wheat aroma with citrusy notes. Refreshing malty/hoppy taste with hints of coriander, citrus, yeast and spices. Ends with a long yeasty/spicy finish. Very good Witbier.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
GonZoBeeR (2983) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 6, 2005
Aroma:Light fruit,wheat... Appearance:Gold light head... Flavor:sweet,light wheat flavor...

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
lagermonkey (725) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUN 4, 2005
From the 12 oz bottle. Pours a hazy white gold with a snow-white bubbly head. Looks like a fizzy urine sample. Smells of spicy wheat. Funky, fruity yeast. Lightly sour and pungent. Taste has a permeating barnyard funk. Sour wheat malt and spicy. Coriander and lemony. A bit thin but crisp and dry. Nice clean finish with a faint funky aftertaste. No the best but a really good witte.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fatty (363) - Perkiomenville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 1, 2005
Light golden and thin body with a light bubbly white head. Thin light lemon and citrus aroma and flavor. Light and crisp finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
monty (39) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 1, 2005
Ommegang Witte. 1 June 2005. Bottle. Decent head, teeny bubbles, bright white. Light straw in color and a little hazy, with a handful of very small bubbles rising throughout. Just smelling the citrus in this makes my mouth water; lemon peel and lemongrass. This is fine – a standard Belgian wit that stacks up well with the originals. It’s refreshing and crisp. But of all the things I’ve had from Ommegang (and I’m a fan), this brings up the rear. I think that says more about the stellar quality of their regular lineup than anything particularly deficient in the witte. One of the things I like so much about Ommegang is that they have picked a few things, done them extremely well, and stuck to them. I can’t fault them for expanding their lineup in this direction, as the style is only natural. But I hope they’re content to leave it at this, and keeping doing a few things well.


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