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

bottled
common

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RATINGS: 1270   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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4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
gilvanblight (813) - Windsor, Ontario, - MAR 2, 2012
Very hazy yellow orange pour with quite a bit of head that faded to a slight layer quickly. Hoppy sweet citrus nose. Thick, refreshing. Fruity and citrusy without being overpowering. Just a hint of spice, coriander in the finish. The finish is very clean despite the fairly strong flavour. This is very well balanced. Low carbonation. Sitting very well. I think this may be the best Wit I’ve ever had.


2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
RW80 (1053) - Hoogeveen, NETHERLANDS - MAR 28, 2015
33 cl Bottle shared- Appearance: A large big foamy head on a mild cloudy straw coloured body. Aroma: yeasty light citrus, spices and wheat.fruity ester Taste: sweet wheat backbone with some spices and yeast. thin body, slightly overcarbonated (But not that it becomes annoying.) Not as good as the other St. Bernardus brews and this just a very average Belgian White.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
csaso (1552) - Missouri, USA - MAR 26, 2015
Bottle - very big foamy head, mildly cloudy dark straw color, pretty bubbly, yeasty light citrus fruity ester aroma and flavor, sweet wheat backbone, pretty carbonated feel, very refreshing, and very good overall ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nihtila (1157) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 25, 2015
10.8.2014. Hazy yellow beer with dense head. Aroma has lemon, pepper, herbs. Taste is slightly tart with lemon, wheat and soft carbonation. Finish is very short, watery, slightly sour. A bit disappointment.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MMJL (169) - Gliwice, POLAND - MAR 20, 2015
Zapach z butelki to w intensywne uderzenie drożdży i fenoli (na razie bliżej niezidentyfikowanych). Piana biała, niezbyt drobna, dosyć wysoka – powoli opada do niskiej, która się już utrzymuje. Nawet się dosyć ładnie lepi do szkła. Barwa słomkowa, całkowicie mętna. Ze szkła drożdży już nie czuć, natomiast z natłoku fenoli wyłania się kolendra. Dalej pojawiają się owoce – głównie skórka pomarańczy, ale leciutkie banany też są wyczuwalne. Pierwsze wrażenie to bardzo wysokie wysycenie – nie można mieć tego za złe – mieści się to w stylu, szczególnie, że piwo było refermentowane w butelce więc samoistnie nasycało się z czasem. Jest fajnie kwaśne – i od dwutlenku węgla, i od odfermentowania słodu. Kolendra jest przyjemna i jest jej całkiem sporo, a skórka pomarańczy też wcale jej nie ustępuje pola. Po wszystkim pozostaje takie mączne odczucie w ustach – niesłodowana pszenica? Nie wiem. Ale jest to na pewno dobry witbier, którego warto spróbować.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrewGoblin (527) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - MAR 15, 2015
Revitalizing my adulation for a style I had all but resolved to systematically cull from my imbibing habits, St. Bernardus brews up a Wit both artfully flavourful and refreshing. Years of being subjected to nasty, cheap and hurried iterations from Big Beer had left me eschewing the potentially satisfying sip that might have been. From possibly the best mixed six pack in existence comes this cloud straw yellow number, white billowing head greeting the moustache. A smooth funky chord is struck by well crafted spiciness, cereal, basement must, light vinous notes and subdued bubblegum. Tiny is the tartness but it comes through clearly and with great results. A beautiful beer with a fizzy feel, I drank this one at room temperature and it still managed to revive.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
roldano (29) - - MAR 10, 2015
Espuma blanquecina que permanece en una fina capa, color amarillo turbio, sin filtrar, ligero aroma en nariz, altamente gasificada, sabor agradable y regusto amargo

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tognetta (145) - Campinas, BRAZIL - MAR 9, 2015
Paladar diferenciado, acida e cítrica (laranja), esse estilo é difícil de acertar, mas a marca năo foge da tradiçăo, otimo exemplar. Paladar sedoso, aftertaste na medida.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ninecats (233) - Uddevalla, SWEDEN - MAR 6, 2015
Bottle at Turisten, Ljungskile. Hazy pale yellow, two finger white head quickly dissipating, creating a lid on the surface. Aroma of juicy, musty funk and citrus, a subtle yeast tone, berries, slight spicy and a bit woody. Taste is initially sour, with citrus and oranges, making room for more spices, like coriander, yeast hints. Later more sweet rounded fruits, like banana, appear, likely from esters. Ends quite dry with a lingering sourness and phenolic feel. Light to medium body, medium carbo, quite round mouthfeel despite its fresh and drinkable character. A most delicious wit!

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
skirwan2k (2) - Florida, USA - MAR 3, 2015 does not count
Excellent blend of citrus and spice. Smooth mouth feel and fantastic aromas on the nose. Very refreshing for the summer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CRock (87) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 28, 2015
One of the best wits that I’ve had. It’s crisp and refreshing. The two most important attributes of a beer.


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