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Brewed by Bavik-De Brabandere
Style: Belgian White (Witbier)
Harelbeke, Belgium
Serve in Tumbler, Weizen

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 113   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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Authentic Belgian Double Wit Ale


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
keepersj12 (2664) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - DEC 16, 2012
My rating does not conform to my peers. I found this brew to be delicious. The beer is a cloudy light amber with a frothy white head. The aroma has clove, banana, Belgian spice and fruit. The flavor follows without the sugary sweetness dome of this style have. The finish is dry and refreshing.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mike_77 (2985) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 15, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 12, 2014 Hazy yellow colour. Peppery, yeasty aroma. Low carbonation and quite a thick, rich feel. Flavour is wheaty and sweet but with a slighty tangy edge to keep it fresh.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jw0406 (741) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 13, 2012
750 ml pours a hazy orange color with a nice white head. Aromas of citrus, banana, belgium yeast. Light bodied, spicy, nice light winter beer.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bricks (584) - Delaware, USA - DEC 1, 2012
Thick mouthfeel with a bitter aftertaste. Flat. an average witbier with nothing astounding.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DrSilverworm (6023) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 25, 2012
Big blue 750ml bottle, shared by Katie and Katie. Totally hazy orange color. Thin white head. Wheat, mostly. Little Belgian yeast. Coriander, just a bit of orange zest. Light carbonation. Little sweet zestiness. Not bad, but not great. Sugary sweet, and kind of malty.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SudsMcDuff (5793) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - NOV 23, 2012
had as Wittekerke double white .. . draft @ the pretentious pig market .. . weak mouth .. . hazy gold .. medium foam .. . meh, a boring brew, was expecting more girth .. . . Dad, do you mind? Your feet are really close to my potato.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
weihenweizen (1630) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - SEP 30, 2012
Refrigerated 75 cl bottle poured into a weizen glass. Pours deep translucent orange with yellow hightlights. Some big bubble lacing, heavy body, medium/well carbonated, and dry citrus aroma. Taste is heavy citrus (mostly orange), some coriander, and some spice. Quite a bit of flavor, but too hard to drink.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Aniela (2309) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 21, 2012
25 cl bottle. Pale yellow with a white head. Citrus and yeasty aroma and similar flavour.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 24, 2012
Appearance: very hazy under a white head which fades creamy and velvety, leaving a full collar and full head. Rose water hues. Slow stream of bubbles. Orange-rose, rose-orange.
Nose: pound cake and angel food cake sweetness – not cloying, subtle and sophisticated. Peach and apricot. Orangesicle, orange cream, and orange sorbet. Hint of ripe bananas along the edges. Powdered candied pineapple. Sourdough bread weaves in and out. Guava and aloe.
Palate: super soft – like a fleece. Dry orange skin finish, pith too. Orange sherbert and orangesickles. A tad thin. Creamy in the middle – orange glazed pound cake. Banana skin and spices with orange peel in the finish. Dry, parching, bitter, and pithy – compliments the sweetness of the higher ABV. Rose water and rose petals.
Final Thoughts: the original Wittekerke Wit is alright but a bit lacking in the overall oomph category for me. The Winter White Ale on the other hand is wonderful. Delicate and rich, sweet and dry, bready and spicy. Can’t wait to have it again come this winter.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BrooHa (120) - New York, USA - APR 22, 2012
Pours a pale, hazy, dark straw color. Bready and a little sharp smelling. Mild citrus. More of the same in mouth. Bready, yeasty with some sharpness. Heavier mouthefeel than expected but a little bubbly too. Not bad but not great.


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