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Brewed by St. Bernardus Brouwerij
Style: Witbier
Watou, Belgium
Serve in Tumbler, Weizen

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1426   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This traditional witbier has been developed under supervision of the father of Hoegaarden and Celis White, master brewer Pierre Celis. This beer has been bottle-refermented, which lent it its specific taste.


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4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
rangerred (989) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - JAN 27, 2013
330ml bottle into a nonic. Pours a hazy straw yellow with a huge three finger billowy white head. The fluffy head sticky around for a long time and leaves huge clumps of lacing on the sides of the glass. This is what a wit should look like. Picture perfect. The aroma just jumps out of the glass with lemon and coriander dominating. There are more subtle hints of clove, banana, and orange. There is a real sharpness to the aroma that I love. The flavor brings forth tons of coriander and more orange than was present in the aroma. Fresh baked bread along with lemon provide support along with a delicate tartness on the tip of the tongue. Perfect soft wheat character along with abundant carbonation that is perfect for the style. Overall, this is what every witbier should strive to be like. To me, this is the absolute defining beer of the style and by far the best wit I have ever had. I only wish I could get this close to where I live because I would go through cases during the summer.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
willisread (2275) - Tokyo, JAPAN - AUG 25, 2016
Bottle from Tanakaya. Pours a hazy, beautiful muddled orange gold. Lemon, star anise, bubblegum and orange peel dominate the nose with a nice underlying Belgian yeast character. Creamy on the palate with lemon and muscat and some light coriander. Bitter orange zest on the finish. Wonderful witbier.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hrabren (856) - Zagreb, CROATIA - AUG 13, 2016
0.33 l bottle at Svijet piva, Zagreb. Murky yellow, small off white head. Citrus and coriander, yeast. Light spicy, citrus dryness, sweet candy-like flavor. Medium carbonation, medium to full body. Light creamy texture. Spicy finish. Good in style.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dervock (940) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 12, 2016
Bottle - pours hazy yellow with a thin white head. Aroma is lemon, spice and some banana. Taste is citrus and spice which continues into a lingering finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jesper86 (19) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 11, 2016
UPDATED: AUG 11, 2016 Beautiful white beer. Good complexity. Very elegant. Long finish. Smooth. Not overly citrus-like like some other whites. Cardamom, lime, orange blossom, coriander, celery. Hint of white chocolate, but then dry. Nice balance between acids, subtle but enough bitterness and subtle flavours that do have enough depth though.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Speko (209) - DENMARK - AUG 10, 2016
Bottle 0,33. Pours hazy yellow, wheat, grains, orange yeast. Not quite my taste.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thellgren (784) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 6, 2016
0.33 l bottle as St. Bernardus Wit from Uba ja humal, Tallinn. Aroma has citrus and maybe coriander. Appearance is dark yellow, cloudy or muddy and with a nice head. Taste has more citrus and spices than Hoegaarden. This is heavy stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ozzy70 (690) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - AUG 4, 2016
11.2 oz. bottle from Brix. Poured hazy/cloudy, foamy white head. Aroma was candy, yeast, wheat, orange. Taste was sweet, wheat, grains.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ignorant (84) - madrid, SPAIN - JUL 28, 2016
Yellow dark orange something shady. initially invaded by tireless bubbles are keeping a remnant of foam. Loaded smell of coriander and orange juice without sugar levels and malt gives tropical aromas of sweet and acid mixture with a soft spicy touch. The flavor division plays a different style reference. More pronounced, consistent and acid, with a sweet orange base and malt is interrupted by notes of lemon, tropical fruits and soft notes of grapefruit and grass.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GoufCustom (1567) - HONG KONG - JUL 27, 2016


330ml bottle bought at Good Stuff in Yuen Long.

Looks: Cloudy, hazy pale straw golden colour with a thick ring of dirt-like yeast sediments; Half finger head with crumpety white foam which last for 1 minute; Fair sticky lacing with active carbonation.

Aroma: Fragrant malt, with very strong wheaty tartness, banana, light apple, strong orange peels, coriander, vanilla, cream, floral, sugar, spices, dough, strong Bel yeast, very light lemon and thin grass.

Taste: Close to light sweet light malt, with strong wheat, very strong tartness on the verge of acidic, strong orange peels, light coriander, strong carbo, floral, light molasses, earth, spices, light bread, strong yeast, lemon, moderate bitter hops and light strawy grass.

Body: Close to medium body. Slick and creamy palate.

Mouth Feel: Light maltyness in a thick background. Very smooth and creamy. Lots of wheat with screaming tartness. Good orange peels and floral but light on coriander and sweetness. Spicy and yeasty with mild lemon and notable bitterness to round. Good!

Hoppiness: Floral, spices, very light lemon and thin grass in nose. Floral, earth, spices, lemon and strawy grass in taste; Bitterness is moderate for an lasting, mid to light astringent wheaty finish.

After Taste: Fairly dry. Smooth and very easy to mouth. <P>Comments: This one feels stronger and bolder than Van Steenberge’s Celis White - better estery aroma, a lot creamier, stronger wheaty tartness, stronger orange peels and spices. A bit more sweetness will be perfect to its hoppiness. Quite nice for Summer!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrNosha (1598) - Baden Württemberg, GERMANY - JUL 26, 2016
330ml Flasche. Trüb dunkelgelbes Bier mit schönem collem weissem Schaum. Spritziger Citrusduft mit runder kräuteriger Note. Antrunk sanft herb und zitronig. Dann kommt der Korriander und etwas Hefe. ImAbgang etwas Hopfen. Frisches Bier


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