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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: 1182   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   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.


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4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
rangerred (918) - 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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Frothmeister (554) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 29, 2014
330ml. Soooo, I know my rating is high, but it’s a style I love, and this guy is done VERY well. Pours a cloudy pale yellow (looks like grapefruit juice...you know...the non-pink grapefruit cocktail kind...the real stuff.) with a two finger white head. Lemon peel, white pepper, Belgian yeast, and spicy notes on the nose. A pleasant mild sour note, lemon oil, and hard water up front that leads into the Belgian yeast characteristics, and more citrus pepper notes in the finish. I could drink this all day in the summer. Excellent.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
stevoj (2095) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 28, 2014
This is a wibier, light and airy, light citrus/lemon zest. Light golden, hazy and slightly fizzy. Light arma of bread, taste kicks in with some citrus. Lingering tanginess....

4.1
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
VT (1413) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 28, 2014
330 ml bottle. Pours a very cloudy pale orange with a resilient, creamy, thick white head. Aroma is yeast, vanilla cake, lemon, tart. Flavor is lemon, tropical fruit (mango, pineapple, passionfruit), vanilla cake, peach, pear. Finish is lemon, spices, and some tartness. Lingering lemon and lime. Medium body, average carbonation. A top notch witbier.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Helsdon (149) - Toronto, CANADA - AUG 26, 2014
Nice to see a little more Belgium beer make it past the gatemasters at the LCBO. A Belgian-standard 330ml we bottle from my local. Pours as one would expect a golden-white with cloud with a half-finger of dense white head. Smells of wheat malts as one would expect, with, oddly, a little raw egg smell in there too, and some cilantro. The taste is very calm, no really big anything. Wheat malts, lemon citrus, cilantro, a bit of tang, Belgian yeasty goodness. Nice beer. Very drinkable.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
maley1 (780) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 24, 2014
Cloudy light yellow pour with small white head. Aroma of wheat, yeast, citrus, and coriander. Taste of yeast, coriander, wheat, lemon citrus, slight orange. Light bodied, medium carbonation, slightly dry finish.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
cattaneopapa (155) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 22, 2014
330ml bottle from LCBO Danforth&Broadview, Toronto, ON. 5.5% alc./vol. Pours a cloudy deep straw colour with 2 finger of white head. Exeptionally long lasting head retention. Aroma of coriander and some hints of oranges. Taste is soft and has a dry creamy finish. Corriander is pronounced. Lively carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deepeary (103) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 19, 2014
330 ml bottle from the LCBO. Pours cloudy peach with white head. Smells tart, citrus, funky yeast some banana. Same notes on the taste with some spice thrown in. Really refreshing, this is a winner for me.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
citydave (55) - - AUG 18, 2014
Poured it too cold. Killed the aroma. Citrus is all i detecct. Taste is citrus, also a hint of banana? Not as smooth as other wheat beers.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
mikske79 (1105) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 16, 2014
Ik vond het niet zo goed, dan zijn er veel en veel betere witbieren op de markt dan dit.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gerbeer (1737) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 15, 2014
On tap. Pours a cloudy tawny color with light head. Aromas of lemons and coriander. Flavors of sharp citrus, coriander, and soft wheat. Nice.


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