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Wheat Ale

Brewed with sweet orange peel, coriander.

Traditional Belgian-style wheat ale. Flavorful, soft and hazy. A drink of the sun, Witte was made to refresh.

Perhaps you could use a good old-fashioned revival.

Once the hard work is done, especially after a long hot day in the sun, Witte will bring you back to life.

Maybe that's because Witte itself comes from a beer style that was resurrected from extinction until an ambitious Belgian brewer revived it nearly three decades ago.

Our version is uniquely refreshing and uniquely Ommegang. We make it a little less sweet so there's more of a wheat tang in the finish.

Let it replenish you in the summer. Or when you want to be reminded of summer.

Everything for a reason.

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A tumbler is traditional for Witte. A sturdy shape and wide mouth is needed to survive the repeat visits to a replenishing brew.

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Witte's quenching lemony bite makes it perfect for lighter fare like salads or appetizers. And its bright spice quality makes it a great complement to tangy BBQ or even curried dishes.

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Brewmaster Phil's Tasting Notes

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.

Witte is pleasantly light on the tongue, balanced between malt and wheat sweetness. Hops and spice with a subtle clove note backed by flavors of lemon and sweet orange give way to a dry, crisp, refreshing finish.

Chef's tasting notes & recipes

A popular Belgian-style beer, Witte is also one of the most commonly used in cooking. It can be compared to a Sauvignon Blanc - light, biscuity, citrus fruit, and a touch of sweetness. Use it to steam mussels, clams, or steamers. Finish with butter and the Witte's mellow flavors work with the natural liquor of the mollusks creating a sauce no bread can resist.

One of Witte's unique abilities is how it accentuates certain flavors. Have it accompany a salad of crab, grapefruit segments and avocado and see how it sweetens the crab, softens the bitterness of the grapefruit, and lends a helping hand to cut through the rich avocado. Keep in mind what you would cook or eat with a Sauvignon Blanc and let the ideas keep coming.

Profile

  • Malts: Pilsner, unmalted and malted wheat, oat flakes
  • Hops: Spalt Select
  • Spices: Coriander, sweet orange peel
  • Yeast: Ommegang house yeast
  • OG: 11.5o Plato
  • FG: 2.6o Plato
  • ABV: 5.2%
  • IBU: 11