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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1121   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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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.


rangerred's rating

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
rangerred (861) - 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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
msbernac (333) - POLAND - APR 19, 2014
Bottle Aroma-coriander, banana Appearance-pale, cloudy, white foam, Taste-medium sweetness, lightly sour, Palate-light body, slick feel, lively, abrupt finish Overall-very good

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beertobealive (139) - Stavanger, NORWAY - APR 19, 2014
Short white head with nice citrus aroma. Opaque yellow body. Nice refreshing taste of spices with good thickness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DutchMark (104) - NETHERLANDS - APR 15, 2014
Wonderful wit bier. One of the best in the style I had. nice slightly sour with a subtle flavor of citrus wheat yeast and coriander. Recommended to all who enjoy belgian whites.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wolfcarnival (5) - - APR 7, 2014 does not count
Drunk at home while watching its always sunny. pours cloudy yellow. short lived white head. soapy aroma with lemons. tastes of orange, lemon and coriander. refreshing, but more citrus would be nice. very simple and enjoyable

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gegwilson (623) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2014
Bottle from Bruges. Pours cloudy yellow with a good white head. Lots of lemony citrus, a touch of spice and some hay notes. A nice wheat beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Moolesen (108) - NETHERLANDS - APR 3, 2014
Bottle 33cl. Cloudy yellow wiith a white head. Banana and hints of pineapple in the nose. Tasty wheatbeer where also citrus is present. Quite high carbonization though.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
aphalo (93) - Turku, FINLAND - MAR 30, 2014
Colour is pale yellow, white head. Aroma has lots of citrus, some honey. Flavour is fresh, fruity. Palate has acids, medium/high carbonation. Adding yeast brings up pinaple on aroma and flavour. Very well balanced witbier. On every aspect this is very close to fresh Westvleteren 6.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vignale (1808) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 30, 2014
Flaska från beernavigator. En klassiker och stiltypisk wit. Rejält disig. Mustig och frisk, lätt syrlig, mycket jästkaraktär, medelstor kryddning med curacao och koriander, spannmål, lätt beska. Stor smak och lättdrucken och läskande. Riktigt gott.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dunn4040 (87) - Georgia, USA - MAR 29, 2014
Cloudy golden yellow pour with a nice thick, fluffy white head. The perfect looking Witbier. Aroma is light and pleasant. Lemon zest, sweet dough, white pepper. Very refreshing taste. Slightly spicy on the front end, followed by oranges, honey, and coriander. Finish is dry and clean. Flavor is slightly more subdued than I expected but it’s still very delicious. Overall, this beer is great. The biggest drawback for me is the price and availability. I’ve only come across the beer a handful of times and when I do it’s usually around $5 a bottle. Delicious, but not worth the $5 price tag to buy regularly.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Aleszar (18) - - MAR 27, 2014
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