RATINGS: 1128   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   IBU: 11   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
Witte is our version of the classic Belgian wit or "white" ale. Witte, which is actually Flemish for white, is brewed with malted and unmalted wheat, orange peel, and coriander - offering a refreshing style that showcases the Belgian talent for brewing full-flavored ales that are also light and balanced. It is pale straw in color, slightly hazy from the yeast, and topped with a huge white, fluffy head.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - JAN 5, 2006
Golden, slightly hazy with semi-rocky white head. Aroma of chewy yeasty wheat and banana, slight citrus in the background. Flavorhas mostly citrus up front, fades towards the finish into a combination of yeast and grass. Nice smooth mouthfeel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Suttree (6235) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 2, 2006
Cloudy yellow, with a huge white head. Lemony, spicy, ever so slightly skunky aroma. Nicely tart, with notes of lemon and a hint of blueberry. Really appealing spritzy palate, very refreshing.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 10, 2005
Aroma is very mild..citrus..lemons and yeast. Pale yellow with a quickly diminishing bubbly head. Very light bodied fore. Flavor is grassy/hay like with none of the citrus noted int he aroma..or almost none there is a spritzy quality that could be said to be citrus-like. Palate is thin. A bit of a let down.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Megan (101) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 9, 2005
Eh. By far not one of my most favorite Ommegangs. Smelled like cheap beer (sorry, but it did). Poured light yellowish, decent head. Taste was much better. Maybe better during the summer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - DEC 6, 2005
Had one of these at the Winking Lizard. Fruity nose of berries and citrus, peaches licorice and dried cherries. Pours a hazy straw. The huge frothy white and tight head is mostly lasting with fair lacing. The flavor is rich and complex though light and fresh. The brew waffles back and forth between sweet and tart. Alcoholic middle with a brisk tart finish. The brew sweetens as is warms. The light watery body is soft with a slightly cloying feel to the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mrnutsnbolts (204) - Berkeley, - NOV 26, 2005
Pours a light, hazy yellow with a fluffy white head. Smells fruity, citrusy, spicy, tart. Tastes more or less the same with a touch of yeast. Plenty of fine bubbles with a medium body. Very satisfying. Definately something Id love to try again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pailhead (6539) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - OCT 28, 2005
Bottle: Light fruit with an aroma that reminds me of a body shop after painting a car. Pours a hazy pale yellow with a small white head. Fruity with light orange and almost an alcohol flavor. Lightly spicey in the finish with a hint of yeast.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kramer (6491) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 28, 2005
25 oz bottle. Pours a golden straw, slight bottle conditioned cloudiness, thin bright white head, lively carbonation. Aroma of crisp wheat, grassy meadows, floral hops, some yeast, coriander, and maybe some vanilla. Second glass from bottle was a little more fruity with heavier dose of yeast. More prominant banana notes. Flavor is of very spicy wheat, cloes, yeast, and an an alcoholic finish. Mouthfeel was very light bodied, with generous amounts of carbonation dancing across the tongue. Overall very refreshing brew. Very crisp up front, but for some reason I keep getting a slightly harsh alcoholic finish that was the only distraction for this.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aurelius (5179) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 24, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2013 Re-rate: Big step up from my initial rating eight years ago. Grassy/grainy aroma - very slightly doggy. Good label on a longneck. Very pale, the color of applesauce, thin white head. Biscuity, doughy, efferevescent, subtle fruiting. Nice and refreshing. ABC, Betton. Original Rating (2005) :Very pale gold, good bottle. Aroma is grassy/grainy. Palate is thin. Phenolic, floral, doughy. Not much spice. Disappointing brew from a great brewer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - OCT 17, 2005
Great looking beer, a hazy straw color with a huge fizzy white head. The aroma is light and yeast filled, soft wheat and sweet malt with oranges and some lemon tartness. Its light in the mouth and the orange flavor somes to the forefront accompanied by some mild spicing, cloves and pepper.It finishes on a tart note, the lemon zest reasserting itself.

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