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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1165   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 12, 2005
Coriander and lemon-citrus aroma with lots of floury cookie dough. Opaque cloudy dark yellow - almost tan with shy white head that recedes to ring. Very tart lemon/grapefruit-citrus flavour up front that melds into a doughy yeastiness with coriander and pepper in the long dry finish. Strong carbonation engages the tongue but the texture is somewhat like carbonated water. Bottle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
piscator34 (1949) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 11, 2005
Pale yellow with lots of yeasty haze. Medium carbonation. Run-of-the-mill witbier aromas of lemon and yeast. Flavors begin fairly sweet with lemon and grapefruit, then evolving into a spicy black pepper drying finish. An above average wit

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nuffield (3665) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 28, 2004
Hazy off-yellow color, loose white head. Effervescent bubblegum and banana aroma. Tangy, moderate sweet/dry balance, with Juicy Fruit (gum) flavor. Good frothing palate. (2004 Christmas Party, my #7, groupís #8)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bluevegie (3051) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 26, 2004
Thick and white lasting foam head on top of a murky pale yellow body. The aroma is of yeast and then orange. Soft citrus taste is noticeable at first, it was quite smooth, then banana and cloves with a soft carbonation and an almost chalky finish. It was quite pleasant but just seemed to lack a little oomph.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jazz88 (2544) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 25, 2004
Bottle. Hazy yellow color (somewhat scary) with a nice head. Candy, sugar, bubblegum and citrus flavors and aroma. Christmas Party 2004 ranked 10/15 (mine) and 8/15 (group).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 15, 2004
Cloudy bright yellow, maybe gold. Creamy head that dissapates quickly. Some spots of lace. Nose has a large quantity of sourdough and yeast. There is a touch of spioce there, cloves maybe. Citrus is prevelant. The flavor comes in strong with wheat. Sour yeast with grassy hops and citrus. Bitter orange peels maybe. thin bodied with a lingering wheat about it. Finishes slightly sour with citrus. Thanks DYC!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BŁckDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - DEC 12, 2004
Moderate carbonation & a nice thick bubbled head, not much lacing but visible legs. Cloudy grapefruit juice appearance. Nose of lemongrass, mint, coriander & baking soda. Wheat sharpness followed by thick banana proteins. Notes of pineapple in the tail & a finish thatís creamy & tart with yeast. That baking soda quality doesnít bode well with me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DYCSoccer17 (3302) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 11, 2004
Bottle. Very sour citrusy orange and lemon aroma. Bananaís yeasts and touches of coriander. This smells very nice! Cloudy tangerine/yellow color with a small white head. Sweet, honey maltiness to start. Slight sour and astringent spritzy citrus finish. Very refreshing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
heykevin (1274) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - DEC 4, 2004
Cloudy golden. Lightly phenolic aroma, plenty of coriander up front. Some citrus as well. Softer on the tongue than many wits (lower carbonation) Medium bodies with soft citrus and coriander flavors. Moderate tartness from yeast. A tad sweet in the finish. Well-made, but not at the top of my list of wits.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
obisbeer (565) - Barcelona, SPAIN - NOV 4, 2004
Milky gold with thin white head. Marshmallow, citrus, spice, peach and maybe some pineapple on the nose. Med to light weight with light sweetness and dry lingering finish. Malt, citrus, light orange, vanilla, and some what creamy flavors. Nice though not amazing.

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