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


on tap

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RATINGS: 715   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gnoff (7687) - 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.

   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.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mutant (854) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - OCT 18, 2006
Very light yellow with a big foamy head. Moderate corriander aroma. Big, strong lemon flavour without too much spice which is how I like it. Doesn’t have much of a finish and is a bit watery bit it tastes great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stefano (1869) - Esbjerg, DENMARK - OCT 7, 2006
Light white golden with a slight haze. Tall creamy white head that sticks to the glass. Cloves, citrus, noteably lemon, and wheat yeast notes. Aroma of hops, spice and lemon. Flavour is lemon, wheat and banana.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
diabel (1606) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - SEP 20, 2006
Bottle Golden, hazy body. White, fizzy-creamy head. Excellent lace. Fresh aroma of hops, citrus, lemon, orange, ... Soft flavour. Lightly bitter, moderately bitter initial flavour. Moderately bitter, moderately sweet finish. Not very complex, but nice balance.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
fonefan (34282) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 17, 2006
Bottle. Golden color with white head. Aroma of hops, orange, citrus, banana, spices. Light bitter flavour.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hammenlind (737) - Sundbyberg, SWEDEN - SEP 10, 2006
Hazy straw yellow colour. Thick white head. Ginger, clove and a 100 different spices in aroma. Refreshing with some hints of ham and iron.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bask (305) - Leuven, BELGIUM - SEP 7, 2006
Golden body, white head. Aroma of hops, orange, pilsner. Light bitter flavour.

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