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RATINGS: 1134   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   IBU: 11   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.3
Odeed (1803) - Bakersfield, California, USA - MAR 9, 2005
yellow body with a white head.(just like the picture!)smells like lemon,hay,and yeast.tastes like much of the same with some spice added.the mouthfeel was nice and airy.easy to drink,but pretty average.

4.2
2philosophers (16) - Ridgewood, New York, USA - MAR 4, 2005
Can Ommegang do no wrong? Had the Witte for the first time on tap at the Blind Tiger in Manhattan. Pours a bright yellow-orange color, very cloudy and particulate, with a thick, frothy head. Perfumey, citrusy aroma. The flavor is bright and sunny with lemon and orange notes; fairly yeasty. Im not normally big on wheat beers, but this is excellent.

3.7
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - FEB 28, 2005
Hazy yellow orange color with a small white head the deminished and clung to the side. aroma of cloves and yeast and orange and spice. taste is crisp and smooth , nice a better example of a wit.

3.6
invalid (302) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 17, 2005
Pours a suprisingly clear golden yellow even with the yeast dumped in. Nice clinging white head. Smells of corriander seed. Tastes lightly spiced, some wheat malt character - pretty light in taste and body. Rated it high because it is tastes like a great summer beer that I happened to find in the winter.

3.4
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 10, 2005
Pours a lightly-clouded hazy pale golden with a thick, frothy white head that leaves a nice lace behind as it subsides. Aroma is authentically Belgian with nice lemongrass citrus and coriander spice with a touch of sweet wheat underneath and some Belgian yeastiness. Starts semi-full, but without much outstanding flavor. Semi-dry, turning drier toward the tart citrus finish. A little more sweetness up front would make this a great wit. Still goes down smooth, but is a little too dry without any sweetness to support it.

3.8
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.

3.2
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.

3.5
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.

3.7
run20six2 (123) - USA - JAN 4, 2005
A bit sweet finish, but overall very flavorful. Definately a good beer. Overall light taste.

4
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.


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