RATINGS: 1134   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DarkElf (3062) - La Jolla, California, USA - FEB 3, 2006
(22 oz corked and capped bottle: $5.49 at Holiday Wine Cellar in Escondido, CA) Pale golden yellow, very cloudy but not so cloudy that I cant see the many streams of medium-size carbonation bubbles as they rush toward the surface to join the inch-tall collection of their brethren. Giving the head some time to settle, I think its going to be awhile. Not the most aromatic of wit beers, but it has a pleasant, gently tart, citrusy nose with just a modest aroma of yeast, a hint of breadiness and no real spiciness that I can discern. Without being acidic or tart, the lemony citrus dominates the flavor too, as coriander and orange peel are very light. Minimally sweet, mildly bready wheat provides a soft, light-medium-bodied base. Once the citrus fades off the palate, the light yeasty and bready flavor seems more apparent, and Im less enthusiastic about the finish of this beer. Given the appearance, I expected very lively carbonation on the palate, but its quite gentle actually, and along with the clean citrus mouthfeel, this makes for a very refreshing and summery beer. And by the way, that head is still going strong, though lacing consists of only a few streaks and dots on the glass. Once emptied, the bottom of the bottle still retains a thick layer of sludge. Overall, not the most flavorful or complex wit, and certainly not my favorite, yet still, this is a pleasant, easy drinking witbier, one that emphasizes the wheat, yeast and lemony citrus while keeping the spices to a minimum. Would probably pair nicely with shellfish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
redlight (2318) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 3, 2006
The aroma has a lot of citrus, some spice, typical wit aromas. It pours a hazy yellow. I havent had it in some time and i remember it being quite dry but not this time, very refreshing. Great citrus flavor, with some spice bite.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
core (19) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 2, 2006
12 oz bottle. Citrus smell and flavor, good mouthfeel but no coriander - not much flavor at all. Tastes quite cheap actually, definitely not worth what I paid for it ($2.35 for the bottle)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
can8ianben (1530) - State College, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 31, 2006
I felt like this was a little too bland for my liking. It didnt pack the same punch of many wheat beers I have had. It also felt like it had a very malty lager feel to it... something that I wouldnt have expected from a brewer that usually has exceptional beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
BeerBlockaid (683) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JAN 20, 2006
pours a hazy straw yellow with a loverly head. For the fuss on the bottle, though, my tastebuds really had to strugle on this one. If you are looking for a light taster, non major market, brew thats refreshing, this is about as good as water. I guess I could say that subtle is the angle here, if so, good job. Citrus twist of orange and lemon. Very soft, though I didnt find much spice. best to bring the yeast with it when u pour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bfeldmann (1050) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JAN 18, 2006
"Okay Ommegang makes some good beers, this is the least in their lineup, BUT that doesnt mean its a bad beer. Poured a hazy yellow. Yeasty and citrus aroma. Had a spice and citrus taste, very refreshing."

   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 (6325) - 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.

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