Wittekerke Rosé (Belgium)

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  • My Rating: D-

Wittekerke Rose (Rosé), 4.3% ABV – 25cl, (Belgium)

On the back label:

“Wittekerke Rosé is a surprisingly tasting Belgian fruit beer. A sweet flavour, a lively colour and a sensual body”

Ingredients: water, barley malt, wheat, hops, RASPBERRY JUICE (10%), fructose, sweetener: ASPARTAME, aromatics.

  • Style: (raspberry) Fruit Beer
  • Taste Profile: aspartame -> tang/wheat/raspberry syrup -> numbness/sour/rough aspartame dry finish.
  • Where I got it : Legacy
  • How much: $4 (after 10% off), Octoboer 2011
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
  • Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: no chance

Visual: 5 years + the original “1” rose beer?? But has that awful aspartame garbage in it… Pours light rosé wine pinkish orange with a small dissipating head, ultra micro CO2, uncountable number of streams.

Nose: medium sweet raspberry juice on the nose

Attack: immediately detectable aspartame artficial sweetness, 7/10-overall sweetness

Mid-palate: medium tang, mild wheaty malts, raspberry syrup

Finish: TONGUE NUMBNESS, medium sourness, very rough aspartame mouthfeel off-dry finish

Summary: This is absolutely terrible. Almost a fail but at least tastes somewhat like raspberry. Buy this for a bad tasting experience.