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


on tap

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RATINGS: 934   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Authentic Belgian Wheat Ale

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
calivania (62) - USA - MAY 10, 2004
I just picked up a six pack of cans of Wittekerke and I think I have just found the greatest summer barbeque beer I have every had. Quenching, flavorful, deep but not to complicated, this beer -- preferably in ice cold cans pulled out of an ice chest -- doe more work than any beer rightfully should. This is the summer beer for people who like winter beers. The new catch phrase: pass me a Kerky!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pailhead (6529) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - APR 26, 2004
Bottle: (under the alias Wittekerke) Aroma is very peppery and citrus. I might even say the pepper smell may be a bit stronger than the citrus. Pours a very pale yellow. A previous rater hit the nail on the head when he said it reminded him of pineapple juice. Nice white head with medium retention. Flavor is dominated by citrus with slight pepper taste (but not nearly as much as aroma would indicate). Moderately sweet with very slight bitterness. Soft mouthfeel. Slightly sweet slightly bitter short lasting aftertaste. As a drink the pepper taste becomes slightly stronger. A very good witbier.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
presario (4903) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - APR 25, 2004
Seems wierd to be pouring this type of beer from a can. Very light head which leaves a thin film on the side of the glass. Pale cloudy yellow. Mixed scent of yeast and winter mellon. Flavour is definately mixed fruit, oranges, tangerines and mellon. Some mild spiciness mixed in. Very refreshing, smooth and fluffy on the tongue. Exactly what I was craving yesterday.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JMerritt (1941) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - APR 24, 2004
A very hazy, light yellow. Head is white and fluffy, formed of many tiny, close-fitting bubbles. Lots of lacing. I don't detect any banana or cloves in this aroma; instead, I am hit with a peppery, citric tangerine aroma mixed with cereal grains -- it reminds me of Apple Jacks cereal. Fruity, orange/lemon flavor, with spicy black pepper and green herbs (cilantro?). Soft, pillowy mouthfeel. Delicious. Totally underrated.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerbrewer737 (2) - Tennessee, USA - APR 24, 2004 does not count
Love this example of a Wit. Great summertime brew. This is one beer that I will have to make myself.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 18, 2004
Moderate banana and clove aroma. Pale straw body is hazy and has a short, frothy, white head. Lightly sweet flavor becomes a lightly bitter, lightly acidic finish. Medium-light body, watery texture, soft carbonation. The bottom line is: your run of the mill canned witbier?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 17, 2004
Big,white head, pale yellow,hazy color. Deep wheat aroma. Super fresh! I'm wishing I had more food/spice experience to conjure more descriptors. The regular gang are in attendance:coriander, curacao,anything else? Very bright, floral, honeyish, lemony (but don't put a lemon in it, please! Let beer be beer!( Soft texture, wonderful drinkability, some graininess, but still creamy, luxurious. I could drink this by the pitcher on a hot summer day! Tastes great anytime, though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Crockett (1111) - Southampton, Ontario, CANADA - APR 13, 2004
I guess this is the correct beer. And that was a tiny bottle. Honey golden pour. Soapy small head. Grassy aroma. Citric honey flavours standout. Soap and some coriander. Sweet and mild. A good example but a little sleepy in the finish. Palate is average. Good overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (7189) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 15, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 11, 2014 This was the first wit I really fell back when I was really into wits. That phase has passed now. +++ Sampled from an 11.2 oz can this brew pours a pale yellow color with a medium sized white head that left decent lacing. Very cloudy with lots of sediment. A light scent that is sweet and spicy with some citrus definitely coming through. Light lemon flavor. Very mild wheat taste. Just a hint of spice. Medium length finish. A nice and refreshing wit

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
chriso (7523) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 9, 2007 250 ml Wittekerke bottle (best before May 2004). Usual pale hazy yellow colour, reminiscent of pineapple juice. Rather dim aroma with, unusually for a witbier, some dry malty notes and little in the way of citrus. Cant say I picked up any coriander, or other spices, either. Much the same on the palate. Thin and bland with a dry finish, again with malt rather than acidity. The zingy citrus crispness that I expected was entirely absent. Perhaps I just got a substandard bottle but, overall, I found this drinkable, but lifeless.

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