RATINGS: 1129   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
openwindow (67) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 8, 2005
A nice complex tasting white. Hazy yellow color with thin, quickly dissapating head. No noticable lacing. Peppery smell with citrus overtones. Taste is of citrus with smooth, heavy aftertaste. Not my favorite Ommegang but one of my favorite whites.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - FEB 1, 2005
always love the look of a good white beer. hazy straw yellow with a nice crunchy white head....nose of orange citrus musk. mouth has a wheat yeast boost that leaves you with an unexplained tartness on the back of your tongue. dry and crisp. not as good as i wanted it to be.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mdi (573) - Nebraska, USA - JAN 26, 2005
75cl bottle, no date. Pours the palest straw color, very little haze. Bubbles jetting up all over...the head died to nothing for me...smells of orange, banana, pears. Light, refreshing beer, with some acidity in the end. Lemony citrus character comes through nicely. It seems like Im getting something slightly smokey in the nose?? I am thrilled that it is NOT corriander soup. Good summer drink, not something to savor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
run20six2 (123) - USA - JAN 4, 2005
A bit sweet finish, but overall very flavorful. Definately a good beer. Overall light taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FlacoAlto (4176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JAN 2, 2005
Pours a hazy yellow-straw color and is topped by an eminent, frothy pale white head that is initially held up by a healthy carbonation. The aroma reminds me of freshly cut hay, fields of clover, coriander, lemon zest, and grains of paradise. The taste is light and refreshing with notes of orange zest up front followed by a solid though not overwhelming finish of coriander. Along with the orange and coriander there are notes of lemon zest, ginger, pepper, banana, and clove. With my second glass I poured the rest of the beer, yeast and all into my glass. It becomes, obviously, a bit more yeasty, with notes of fresh bread, and it becomes quite a bit more hearty. This is quite a nice Witte, it is simple, refreshing, zesty, spritzy, it reminds me of a warm summer afternoon spent sitting on the porch. Once again I am a sucker for a good Belgian Witte.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
NVBeer232 (467) - Reno, Nevada, USA - DEC 31, 2004
Very light colored wit w/o much haze. Yeasty nose that is a bit sharp. Citrus aroma is minimal. More orange is present in the flavor. A bit on the thin side with a finish that turns out quite tart. Thirst quenching, but I admit, I was expecting more

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pivo (2677) - GERMANY - DEC 30, 2004
Yeasty nose with hints of spice, hazy pale orange color, spongy fluffy head. Crisp thin malt base with all kinds of flavors that are well blended: banana, vanilla, spices. A surprisingly clean finish given the complexity of the flavor profile. Solid wit beer that is refreshing and thoroughly enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jazz88 (2674) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 27, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2007 Rating #1 Bottle (6 3 7 4 14). A hazy light yellow color with a rich foamy white head. Strong orange and lemon nose. Dry and semi-sweet with a big citrus flavor. Refreshing and light. Rating #2 Bottle (6 3 6 3 13). A light golden yellow color with a white foamy head. Light orange, lemon and spice in the aroma. Dry and carbonated with a light lemon fruit finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
YogiBeera (2570) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 8, 2004
Hazy orange color, small creamy head. Fizzy carbonation. Oranges and yeast also koriander and some veggie shows up in taste. Yeasty. Too fizzy but very refreshing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (7449) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 8, 2004
UPDATED: JUN 12, 2006 I have been growing rather fond of this brewer in recent months. I managed to sample most of their stuff at some beer festivals but not enough to have rated them yet. This was my first chance to try this one - and given my love of wheat beers I had pretty high expectations. Sampled from a 25 oz brown bottle this beer poured a straw yellow color with a large white head. There was a moderately strong wheat and citrus aroma. The flavor was surprisingly mild. There was not much citrus. There was only a mild sour-sweet wheat flavor. Drinkable but rather bland.

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