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


on tap

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RATINGS: 943   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mkel07 (4921) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - SEP 27, 2009
330ml bottle. Mountain of deep snow white foam atop a pale opaque light honey coloured base. Aromas of citrus and cloves. Sweet yeasty notes come through with a lively mouthfeel and a sweet zestiness. A little light but substantial enough.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
olsvammel (5513) - Örebro, SWEDEN - SEP 20, 2009
UPDATED: NOV 7, 2009 It poured a hazy golden liquid with a huge white foam that left allot of lacing. I like the look of these kinds of beer, maybe it could have been a bit more hazy but that’s getting a bit picky. It had a strong and fresh smell of yeast, coriander and foam banana. It was quite fresh and nice, nothing really to complain about. The initial mouthfeel was a bit stingy with lots of carbonation. After swirling it around a bit it got better and the flavours started to come out. The first I noticed was the yeast, it was present on the first sip but after a while the coriander and foam banana started to come out. There was also some sweetness. The body was medium thick and I would have actually prefered it a bit thicker as it became a bit watery after a while. Overall a nice beer and I think it would be better during a hot summer day.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
planky84 (2736) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 15, 2009
Bottle from Utobeer market stall. Pours a cloudy pale lemon-yellow. Big white head. Aromas of grapefruit, citrus and sweet spices. Flavours of lemons, grapefruits, tangerines, limes. Finishes with a nice citrus kick. Very easy to drink!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Svesse (7698) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2009
(Draught at In De Wildeman, Amsterdam, 31 July 2009) Pale yellow colour with frothy, white head. Fruity, wheaty nose with citrus and spices. Slightly citric. Fruity, wheaty taste with notes of citrus, spices and a touch of grass. Thin body, balanced sweetness. Refreshing and decent witbier.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ughsmash (7506) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 26, 2009
Thanks to Keith for the bottle! Poured slightly hazy straw golden with a tall, fizzy cap of white head. The aroma picked up soft toasted bananas, tangy wheat, and lemon zest.. bready sweetness supported, and gave it a soft overall impression despite the tangy character. The flavor found a pinch of honey along with the bready notes at the core, with tart lemon, wheat, and earthy character around.. finished sour with a bit of tacky malt. Light-medium bodied with rolling carbonation on the palate.. balance wasn’t quite there, although it was refreshing in the end.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bloekie (210) - BELGIUM - AUG 22, 2009
Clear yellow beer with a small head. Served in a "regular" trappist-glass, so that might be the reason for the bad score on appearance. It’s pretty soury, but it fades very rapidly.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 11, 2009
Draught at TJ’s: Aroma of lemon, wheat, spices, and yeast. Poured yellow/gold in color with a small, white head that lasted throughout. Hazy. Not sparkling. Flavor is lightly sweet. Tastes of yeast, wheat, slight pepper, and slight Robitussin. Light to medium body. Lightly tingly, lightly dry texture. Average carbonation. Lightly sweet, wheat, and spice finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
dutchbeerpages (2150) - Wilnis, NETHERLANDS - AUG 9, 2009
A very clear white beer, not that much happening, think it’s a little too watery. Still drinkable in many ways

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
bdekeijzer (2) - USA - AUG 6, 2009 does not count
This bottle did not pour any head at all. Little carbonation. There was no cloudiness at all. Aroma was terrible, the taste was only a little bit like what a Belgian White should taste like. It was drinkable, but that’s about it. Was something wrong with this bottle?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drowland (7802) - Georgia, USA - AUG 2, 2009
On tap A bit light for a witte, but clean and tasty. Basically reminiscient of Hoegaarden minus the amount of spices.

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