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Brewed by De Koningshoeven (Bavaria - Netherlands)
Style: Belgian White (Witbier)
Berkel-Enschot, Netherlands
Serve in Tumbler, Weizen

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RATINGS: 671   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The world’s first and only Trappist white ale that continues to ferment slightly after bottling. Brewed using only water, wheat, and hops. No herbs are added. Saphir hops give the ale its citrusy aroma. A real thirst-quencher on a hot summer’s day that also makes for a delicious drink at any other time of the year.


3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Muggus69 (1108) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - DEC 14, 2006
Found a 330ml bottle of this, serving it slightly chilled. Aroma reminds me of lemon rind, a bit grassy too with a hint of banana and spice. Looks nice enough with a reasonably clean pale straw body and fluffy white head. Flavour is quite light and delicate, to say the least. Can taste some banana, and clove like spicyness, with some sour citrus towards the finish. Mouthfeel is quite lively. Seems refreshing, maybe not as flavoursome as i’d hoped.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dredd (684) - Bentleigh, AUSTRALIA - DEC 9, 2006
Quite a pleasant and acceptable wheat beer. The aroma is a bit weak and the head retention a bit poor for this style, but the flavours of banana, citrus and cloves. Perhaps not as good as the legendary Hoegaarden, but still good for this style.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DanBerg (59) - Alkmaar, NETHERLANDS - NOV 23, 2006
Bottle at home. I don’t understand all of those average ratings. I think it’s a very nice and special beer. A bit sour, full body. Amazing taste in the mouth, nice flavor. I’m convinced, will drink this a lot more in the future!

1.5
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
flemmingwillum (942) - Nysted, DENMARK - NOV 22, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 11, 2010 Bottle, from Bilka Supermarket, Copenhagen. Lousy witbier. The aroma is faint sour with only a little wheat. The flavor is also faint sour with a little wheat, but now with yeast, too. The palate is dissapointing, and feels like foumy air in the mouth. It is very watery, too. The worst beer brewed with wheat, I have ever had. Seems like all of you others have had better experiences with this beer, so maybe something was wrong with my specimen.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SudsMcDuff (5658) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - NOV 14, 2006
had at Hans+Ans : When i drank this, damn, i was thirsty and needed a refreshing quenching beer...i got it....light fruity and delicous, clean full and amazing..i loved it!

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bridge (659) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - NOV 10, 2006
Slightly cloudy with lots of medium sized bubbles supporting the creamy white head. Nice wheaty aroma, with some spicy clove especially evident on tasting, with a bit of crispy lemon too. There are also some pleasant yeasty notes. Flavour is quite smooth, with a nice bitterness that is consistent through to the aftertaste. Quite creamy mouthfeel, with the body being quite full for the style. A little on the gassy side, having me burping a bit too much. A pleasant beer, especially in warmer weather, but nothing warranting a return.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gnoff (7445) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - OCT 29, 2006
(30 cl bottel, gift from a friend from the Netherlands) Shady light yellow color, white head. Sour and wheat scent. Sweet but a bit thin taste. It lacks something. Low bitterness. Almost a minty aftertaste in the very back.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Grovlam (4152) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 23, 2006
Bottled. Yellow slightly hazy color with a nice head. Aroma was coriander, citrus and maybe some yeast. Flavor was light sweet. Nice smooth and refreshing light sweet finish.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Aarleks (409) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - OCT 21, 2006
Bottle: Wibier is a style I greaty wish to explore deeply. Subtle yet complex, light yet richly pleasing - at least when done well. Sadly, my experience of them so far has been largely dissapointing with only Hoegaarden providing a solid view of the possibilities. This one was another to add to the list of let downs.
Slightly hazy light gold with the obligatory bright white head. My suspicions were immediately aroused by the aroma - slightly fishy (sardines) cloves and banana over a weak wheat base. In the mouth this translates to a slight clove spice, warming alcohol presence, and a slightly thin, powdery sweetness. Compounding this was a cola-like large bubbled carbonation that detracted from any flavour possibilities and resulted in an annoyingly prickly mouthfeel. In reality there wasn’t much to say for this.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
elektronikfagtekniker (891) - kbh, DENMARK - OCT 19, 2006
bottle. pale yellow color. large head. citrus aroma. taste of flowery citrusy wheat. some yeast.


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