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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1334   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
josanguapo (394) - SPAIN - OCT 5, 2015
From elcervecero. In weiss damm glass. After dinner. A good wit, not excessively lemony. However, it doesnt amaze me enough to chase it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kavu (3140) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 2, 2015
0,5l on tap @ Tuulensuu. Pours hazy yellow with a low head. Aroma is malts, wheat and coriander. Flavor is malts, wheat, orange and coriander. Very nice.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Jimbo2 (67) - DENMARK - OCT 1, 2015
Classic Belgian wit, coriandery easy to drink, some esters, refreshing and a little boring...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
alex_leit (789) - Minsk, BELARUS - SEP 30, 2015
Bottle 33 cl. Hazy straw color with excellent foam. Aroma: orange peel, coriander, milk and wheat. Similar taste, slightly sour lemon, soft and sparkling.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
guzgorog (510) - FRANCE - SEP 25, 2015
Blonde pas si pale, légèrement dorée, trouble comme il se doit, fine mousse blanche. Nez citron, blé, épices, levure. L’attaque est citronnée, puis levure belge. Le corps est léger, la carbo très bonne. Très rafraichissante, une des meilleures blanches belges que j’ai pu boire !

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cristobal37 (424) - Canyon Lake, California, USA - SEP 22, 2015
Big bouquet of wheat and spice. Very nice. Hazy light yellow, much unfiltered. Champagnelike with some peppery spice to it then mellows to a delicate wheaty brew. Quite nice.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PlutonowyMan (181) - POLAND - SEP 11, 2015
Kolor s?omkowy, bardzo m?tny, troch? przypomina kompot z jab?ek i gruszek. Piana do?? obfita, kolor bia?y, niezbyt trwa?a. Aromat niestety fatalny, troch? pszenicy, i mnóstwo mydlin, jakie? perfumy czy co?. W smaku jest lepiej ale nie rewelacyjnie. Mamy tu mokr? pszenic?, jest zawilgocona stodo?a, troch? kwasku z cytryny, odrobina metalu i tyle. Goryczki lekka na finiszu, raczej nie poprawia pijalno?ci, alkohol nie wyczuwalny. Wysycenie wysokie, normalnie powinno by? w porz?dku, tutaj jednak przeszkadza.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jamestulloch (2334) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 9, 2015
Bottle from The Beerhive. Hazy golden body with a thin white head. Steady carbonation. Light lacing. Aroma of faint spices, white bread and marshmallow. Flavour of yellow pepper, pineapple, apple and zesty citrus. Thin to medium body with a spritzy texture. Fizzy. A juicy, bitter Witbier.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
VamboladeTolly (827) - Tartu, ESTONIA - SEP 5, 2015
Pours hazy yellow with white head. Aroma is malty, yeasty, citrus, coriander. Taste is wheaty, coriander, lemon. Dry and a bit watery.Medium body. Summertime beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Turtles (769) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 5, 2015
330ml bottle from Systembolaget. Hazy pale yellow / straw large off-white head, leaving good lacing. Spicy citrus aroma, pepper, coriander, lemon and yeast. Fresh dry mouthfeel. Crisp flavor, lemon, wheat, coriander, herbs. Very fresh finish.

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