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

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 1388   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scrumpy369 (219) - - MAY 6, 2016
Bottle at home. Hazy yellow colour with small fast disappearing white head. Nose is funky, no wheaty notes. Taste is cilantro with slight bitternes. Toonlow carbonation. Medicore.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Goodgrief (1964) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - MAY 1, 2016
Cloudy yellow pour with small head. Lemony aroma with bread. Grainy wheat flavor, some candy flavor. Mild pepper spice. Really carbonated. Just ok.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
ShivanDragon (2954) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - MAY 1, 2016
Schenkt iets wazig bleek geel/gouden met beperkte volle kraag. Aroma van citrus, schoonmaakmiddel bleek zoals in een zwembad, en geloof me ik zit momenteel niet in of bij een bad. Smaken zijn vrij dun, wat citrus frisheid, mouten, zeer vlak en flets op de citrus na dan, zelfs vrij weinig gist. Zwakke body, dun van textuur lage co2. Mwhoa ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
susonagger (154) - spain, - APR 25, 2016
En la decantación desarrolla una abundante espuma blanca, aireada y algo efímera, que termina por formar una delgada lámina de color blanco lechoso. La cerveza es turbia de color acerado ambarino. Carbónico de burbuja muy pequeña y desprendimiento regular y lento. Nariz muy fragante. Aparecen olores de cítricos como piel de naranja y pomelo, en primer término, y cereal crudo detrás. La boca es muy cremosa. El carbónico finísimo desarrolla una patina cosquilleante sobre la lengua. Fresca, de paso fácil, cuerpo leve y final corto, con recuerdos ácidos y amargos ligeros. Los aromas en boca son los de la nariz más algún matiz especiado. Se trata de una cerveza de abadía con algo de la acidez característica de las de trigo, con una nariz intensa y una boca leve pero equilibrada.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
phfyysik (392) - Tartu, ESTONIA - APR 24, 2016
Pours yellow with intense white top. Aroma is banana, some berry caramel candies, grain, flour, light flowers. Taste is yeast, light grain, fruits, sweetness, flour, starch. Overall good yeasty Belgium beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainTilven (109) - Nancy, FRANCE - APR 15, 2016
Nice golden yellow, opaque, body headed by a very fine white foam, not abundant yet persistent. Aroma of coriander, fresh herb, sandwich bread. Taste of light agrums, coriander; a lot of soothness structured by a very delicate bitterness; wheat, vegetal. All that develops as temperature is rising. A hint of sourness.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Grisza77 (441) - Poznań, POLAND - APR 14, 2016
Złote, mętne piwo o średniej pianie, która po dłuższej chwili redukuje się do zera. Aromat owocowo-przyprawowy, słodki, czuć pomarańcze, bardzo przyjemny. W smaku owocowe, pomarańczowe, lekko słodkie i lekko kwaskowe oraz przyprawowe. Goryczka niby niska, ale wyraźnie zaznaczona. Ogólnie mistrzowskie piwo, mega owocowe z wyraźną nutą przypraw, orzeźwiające i pijalne, chyba najlepszy witbier jaki dotychczas piłem.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
edgallow (3350) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 13, 2016
11.2 oz bottle pours hazy golden with a white head. Aroma of yeast, spice and banana. Taste is orange, banana and some spice.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chris__hartley (370) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 11, 2016
It pours murky ochre with golden highlights; the head is off white and mousse-like. The aroma has notes of: banana, bubblegum, and sourdough. The taste is medium sour that finishes medium dry; there are notes of: banana, cracked wheat, and sourdough starter. The palate is medium bodied with medium carbonation, and a creamy mouthfeel; it has a medium finish. Overall, it’s refreshing, yet complex.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
SeniorZozo (855) - Budapest, HUNGARY - APR 11, 2016
Bottle. Citric and wheaty notes in the aroma with coriander, mild yeast. Flavor is spice, oranges, wheat and yeast notes. Finish is lemony,


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