Beer Review: Ommegang Witte 5.1% ABV

Originally handwritten on December 22, 2009

Ommegang is one of my favorite breweries. No surprise there as their specialty is the belgian-style beer. My favorite of the brew is again, no surprise, their Witte ale, though I’ve enjoyed all their year-round brews and would love to try as many of their seasonals as possible, especially the Chocolate Indulgence.

The Witte beer pours a standard cloudy, pale yellow characteristic of witbiers. It has a lot of carbonation with a slight citrus, classic wheat bouquet. The taste is light, crisp, and very refreshing. I tried this beer originally at a beer festival held at the Maryland Zoo in 2009 and fell in love with it. I have bought it several times since then and will continue to as long as they produce it!

Beer Advocate reviewers rate this B+ (very good) overall, whereas the brothers rate it as a B-. I’m giving it a higher rating of an A or 4.5 mugs.