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


on tap

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RATINGS: 873   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Authentic Belgian Wheat Ale

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
kermis (4806) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Chad9976 (1139) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DedicatedToFun (2334) - Santa Monica, California, USA - JUL 25, 2013
Compliments of Global Beer Network, bottle, overall good wheat ale, definitely check it out.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
EtTuCthulhu (1006) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
nealblind (701) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - JUN 27, 2013
Yellow hazy pour some white head. Aroma of pears, lemons, farmyard dust, markers. Malty flavor hits over the head. Spicy yeast takes over and leads on to the sticky mid-body semi-dry finish. Itís all aimed in the right direction but is rough around the edges.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
CaptainBoosh (24) - - JUN 25, 2013
Cloudy yellow with small white head. Sour wheat aroma. Slightly aciditic, mild bread flavor. Average hops. Nothing special, fairly standard Belgian white ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lenusik (119) - Illinois, USA - JUN 24, 2013
This beer pours a very yellow colour with some particulate matter reminiscent of high school chemistry class. The head is very white, fluffy, and large. The aroma is malty, with some spiciness and lemony tones. The flavour is a combination of wheat, malt, and some hop bitterness to finish off. Refreshing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lliams (196) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 22, 2013
sweet, gingery, herbaceous... tastes a bit macro too... a nice food beer but very soft

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