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

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 877   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Authentic Belgian Wheat Ale


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nejhleader (1239) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 5, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 21, 2014 A mild wheat lemon aroma. Nice clean grassy taste. Nice smooth body, bit of a lemon aftertaste

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
SarkyNorthener (1952) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2013
Bottle. Pale hazy yellow beer with a residual head. Aroma of lemons and wheat. Taste is citrus lemon, yeast and wheat. Watery. Not very good.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Christpuncher (1166) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 23, 2013
Not much smell in this beer. Very dry tasting and similar to Heineken. Pours clear. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jbruner (2316) - Athens, Georgia, USA - AUG 13, 2013
Woohoo! Belgian wit in a can! But really, it looks, smells, and tastes just like any other Belgian wheat beer, maybe a hint more lemon. Meh.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
kermis (5061) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 6, 2013
Draft at Hupple. Pours hazy yellow with a white head. Aroma of artificial lemon, weeds and not much more. Flavour is light sweet and bitter. Light bodied with moderate carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Chad9976 (1179) - Albany, New York, USA - AUG 5, 2013
I poured an 11.2oz can into a tumbler. It had a best before date of 9/29/13 and cost $3.29 ($0.29 per ounce).

Appearance: Pale, washed-out yellow. Forms a large, white, foamy head which retains and laces quite well.

Smell: No skunkiness thankfully, but not much of anything else. Hints of wheat, but no spice or other appealing aromatics.

Taste: I thought this beer deserved another shot since the bottle I reviewed a few months ago was obviously old. It reeked of skunkiness and just tasted off. The can is definitely a step up, but not by leaps and bounds. All the spoiled taste I had in the bottle is gone, but itís not replaced with anything particularly interesting. Itís lacking that distinct coriander and orangepeel zest I look for in the style. Though there is an almost minty character on the backend. Otherwise, itís mild all around, but thereís really nothing off-putting about it. Iíve had this on tap and it was noticeably more robust, so I can honestly recommend that serving if you can find it.

Drinkability: Though not all that flavorful, Wittekerke is at least easy to drink. The mouthfeel is thin with gentle carbonation. It goes down smooth and has a clean aftertaste. It would definitely be refreshing if it were very cold on a hot day. It seems lighter than its 5% ABV weight, though. It doesnít seem to take full advantage of its body.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Slimwit (2) - New Hampshire, USA - JUL 26, 2013 does not count
Very bright yellow, slightly cloudy on the pour with a white head. Fruit aroma (citrus) with a touch of malt. Sweet and light flavor with a hint of sour. Very clean palate that gives a short finish. Overall, I was pleasantly surprised by this beer.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DedicatedToFun (2543) - Santa Monica, California, USA - JUL 25, 2013
Compliments of Global Beer Network, bottle, overall good wheat ale, definitely check it out.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 19, 2013
Can. Pours a cloudy straw yellow with a white head. Aroma is bread, cracker, lemon, a little spice. Taste is a little sweet with a study malt background. Pleasant, yet mild, finish.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
EtTuCthulhu (1049) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - JUL 6, 2013
The appearance of this beer is a hazy very light yellow color with a medium white head that fades quickly and with some medium-grade sediment , and the aroma is reminiscent of lemon, wheat, and a hint of dough yeast. The taste is mildly sweet and slightly sour, and the palate combines a light body, slick texture, soft carbonation, and an abrupt finish.


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