Witte – Brewery Ommegang (NY, USA)

Witte – Brewery Ommegang, 5.1% ABV, (Cooperstown, NY)

On the side label:

“Ommegang Witte is a traditional Belgian-style white ale. Its light bod, frothy head, and quenching taste blend coriander, sweet orange peel, and unmalted wheat into a flavor as bright and soft as summer clouds over a Flanders field.”

  • My Rating: B-
  • Why I like it: crisp and easy-drinking
  • Where I got it: W. 16th Liquor store
  • How much: $12 (after 10%) , 1 Pint 9.4 fl.oz., Nov/2011
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: No
  • Would I recommend this to beer afficianados: Sure

Tasting notes: pours slightly cloudy amber yellow, small head, ringed retention, runny lacing, some slow-moving CO2 streams. Other than a bit of citrus on the nose, it is rather muted. Clean orange peel, mild tang, coriander, lemon, white pepper, banana, low malt, 1/10 bitterness and clean finish. Medium complexity, medium-depth, needs more carry, good transitions, great drinkability. It goes great with spicy food – you get a prolonged firey finish.