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

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 1179   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.


3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoshuaB (474) - Detroit, Michigan, USA - JUN 3, 2005
Beautiful smelling beer. Serve it in a tumbler. An excellent example of a witbier. Pours a nice cloudy orange color with some slight fizz that goes away. A lot of carbonation, but serves the beer well. Typical orange and coriander, but also some vanilla and licorice is noted. Has some orange peel floaties, a nice touch. Nice beer to sip on for any ocassion.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
aracauna (3055) - Georgia, USA - MAY 28, 2005
This was an excellent witbier. The orange body took on a gray cast at times. The aroma was huge, juicy orange flesh and a bit of coriander. There was also seemed to be a bit of vanilla and it was a bit reminiscent of orange sherbet in that way. The flavor was bright and fruity and quite refreshing.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Papsoe (25088) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 27, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 10, 2005 (Bottle 33 cl) Greyish orange, hazy beer with a decent head. Classic Belgian wheat beer with loads of fruit and added orange and coriander. Decent but nothing spectacular. 190304

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
JFURYCAT (1079) - East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 21, 2005
This one has a similar palate to the brewer’s other beers and goes down easily but its a bit too lemony-orangey for me. Its an awesome wit despite my predilection there. It has a nice sharp flavor to it and is bound to please wit beer lovers.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lunkie (1401) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - MAY 21, 2005
Spicy hop malt aroma. Murky yellow colour with poor head but good lacing. Very malty flavour with yeast underlying flavours. Fizzy palate.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PorterPounder (5471) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 16, 2005
Calandro’s Supermarket, Baton Rouge, La. 11.2 fl oz bottle. Pours a cloudy light golden with a thin, tight white head. Slight lemony aroma, a bit of coriander. Flavor is very tangy, a bit of orange peel, lemon and corander. Mouthfeel is slighlty thick, not as spritzy as some wits. Overall decent, expected just a bit more from St. Bernardus.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 15, 2005
a mes rate: cloudy straw colour with a head that vanishes almost instantly. in addition to the usual citric nose is a little more vanilla, sugar and spice than usual. all this is apparent in the taste too. obviously there is oranges and lemons followed by the yeast. finish is spicy and nutty. im not a big witbier fan but this is clearly one of the best i have had. pulled from a tap on a hot day im sure it is great.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lagermonkey (725) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAY 10, 2005
Pours a hazy, pale, yellowish-gold with a healthy bone-white head. Some light lacing. Very aromatic. Lots of clove and lots of orange peel. Very citrusy and sweet. Taste is lightly sour grainy wheat followed by very spicy clove and persistent biter orange peel. Lightly sweet and sticky too but dry at the finish. the clove and orange are very bold but mix nicely. Well balanced but assertive flavors. Crisp wheat malt with a lingering semi-sweet orange flavor on the tongue. A damn nice wit. Wasn’t expecting alot since abbey ales seem to be St. Bernardus’ specialty but this is one of the best wits I’ve ever had.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bombshelter (349) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 5, 2005
bottle from brickskeller. color is gold, small white head. aroma is a little malty, citrusy. flavor is more malty than most wits. complex malt with a touch of citrus and coriander. the fullness of body is why i love this beer, it makes it seem less watery than drinking other witbiers. stellar.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrockLanders (772) - Panama City, Florida, USA - MAY 4, 2005
On tap at Kellys in Dunedin. Poured a pale orange and cloudy with smallish head. Nose is oranges, peaches and related aromas. Taste is spicy and full of flavor...more than expected from a wit. Finish is dry and balanced with a nice bitter finish. Well done.


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