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

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 1192   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 (927) - 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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bigcat03 (208) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - SEP 29, 2014
Bottle poured into a shaker glass; sudsy white head and a golden color; aroma is the standard coriander and orange with a little wheatiness; taste was a little bland on the first sip but really opened up on the second to a lot of coriander and citrus zest; a nice lively carbonation...body is a touch watery; overall enjoyable but their other beers are definitely stronger offerings.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
melush (752) - SPAIN - SEP 26, 2014
Botella de 33 cl, en Cerveceria Internacional. Color dorado. Sabor a trigo, citrico, a levadura.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
dbeatdano (56) - - SEP 22, 2014
The quintessential wit beer. This one of my favorite styles and this beer is the best representation I’ve had. The aroma is spicy clove, coriander, and orange peel. The taste is a light biscuit malt with a spicy sweet taste. Palate is medium body, fizzy carbonation, and a nice crisp, refreshing medium finish. This is a beer that if I see it at a store, I buy it. It is the best wit beer. Period.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
darrennelson12 (414) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 14, 2014
In bottle at St Bernardus; this one was OK .. not a huge wit beer fan. Aroma of citrusy and orange, with some spice. Taste was similar ... it was OK, but the brewery has so many other great beers to drink

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Metalchopz (2295) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 11, 2014
4-pack from the LCBO. Pours a cloudy beige-yellow with a massive white head and some creamy lacing. Nice wheat, orange aromas with notes of citrus and coriander. The taste is pretty mild though with a little Belgian Ale yeast and the spices-orange in the background. I like St. Bernardus and I like Witbier, but this is nothing to crazy. Better than lots, and it changes at every sip. A little lacking in the flavours.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
probstblueribbon (2924) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 10, 2014
330 ml bottle from LCBO, served cool in a tulip glass.

App.: Murky straw-yellow with a full off-white head. Aroma: Juicy citrus, earthy coriander, a fair bit of wheat and yeast, zesty lemon, light Belgian esters. Palate: Medium body, surprisingly relaxed carbonation. Flav.: Much like the nose with plenty of juicy, kinda zesty citrus, Belgian esters, earthy coriander, wheat/yeast notes; dry with minimal bitterness and a refreshing citrus and lightly estery finish.

A pretty good Wit.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
terrybail (619) - London, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 6, 2014
330ml bottle from the lcbo tastes like a stronger better hoegaarden not bad

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
davidtjm (390) - Berlin, GERMANY - SEP 5, 2014
Bottle. Pour is gold with a foamy head, aroma is wheat, citrus, yeast. Taste is wheat, citrus, minimally bitter balanced finish. Nice

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tania_nexust (165) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2014
Bottle gifted by a friend after being in storage for some time. Poured a cloudy yellow with medium carbonation. Lemony aromas and flavours with a little touch of witbier spice.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sudomorph (617) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 31, 2014
330ml bottle. Pours an opaque light yellow with a two finger, white head. Aroma is a big, classic wit. Citrus, clove, bubble gum, and hints of banana and candy sugar over top of a wheat grain base. Taste is balanced. Citrus, clove, and a bit of a darker malt. A bit more complex than I?ve had before. Medium body with a medium-high carbonation. Clean in the mouth with an effervescent carbonation. Overall a pretty good wit. Lots of classic flavours with a great mouth feel.


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