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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1308   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.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
dwedin (249) - Happy Valley, Oregon, USA - NOV 8, 2006
Pale color, small white head. Very strong yeast aromas with some clove and fruit. Very creamy body, but lacking in flavor and finish, it just ends with no real resolution.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 8/20
mabjork (676) - Vasa, FINLAND - NOV 4, 2006
Bottled. Hazy pale yellow in colour. Minor white head, lacings. It has a strong yeasty aroma with a yeasty flavour as well. The after taste is dry and, I’m sad to say, dishwater like.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drainey (234) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 1, 2006
Bottle. Pours with a cloudy pale gold body and a medium white head. Aroma is yeasty with some banana and bubble gum. Flavor is light with yeasty and fruity notes. Somewhat complex. Thin body, refreshing.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tomthompson89 (1929) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 30, 2006
had at beer bistro in T.O. nice witbier. lotsa carbonation head lasts reasonably well. coriander orange, somwhat tartas some have said i expected a bit more...

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Braudog (5999) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - OCT 29, 2006
Draft at the Biergarden, Portsmouth VA 10/28/06: Off-orange. Very yeasty with an orange twist. Sticky consistency. Good to style. Smooth and fruity.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
vyvvy (4623) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - OCT 18, 2006
Pours hazy orange with a small white head. The aroma is heavy on the coriander which hits first. After you get used to that some sharp citrus creeps in as well as a spritzy sweet-tart aspect. Medium / light body with a little bit of sharp carbonation. Taste starts with some sourness and smooth wheat then along comes some creamy orange. The finish brings out coriander in a blast, then sourness comes back and the smoothness of wheat as well. This is a good wit, but I expected much more from St. Bernardus.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hobgoblin (163) - St-Épiphane, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 13, 2006
Botle. hazzy orange yellow color with thin head and sediment. Yeast, orange and lemon aroma. Taste of wheat, fruity and citrus with orange zest. Carbonation is ok and its a very nice witbeer. Bière d’une couleur jaune orange trouble avec des sédiments et un mince collet blanc. Odeur de levure, d’orange et de citron. Au goût, elle est fruité avec une toyche d’agrumes et de zeste d’orange. Elle est également rafraichissante et elle est très bien réussis. Une de mes préférées en matière de bière blanche.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
HogTownHarry (6201) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - OCT 12, 2006
Bottle (330ml). Shared with biegaman, my bottle. Murky light orange, small white head. Sweet thick yeasty aroma of apple, pear and peach, yummy. Tastes similary, a little medium sweet white wine character, no linger at all - but pleasant, sweet and fruity. Very, very thin body, not much carbonation, no linger at all - a pleasing wil’o the wisp of a beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (22398) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 9, 2006
Bottled. Hazy yellow colour, big white head. Aroma is dishwater, acidic citrus fruit and yeast. Flavour is yeast, dishwater and slight citrusfruits. Quite standard witbier.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GregClow (2973) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 9, 2006
Bottle sample at Union Beer Trade Tasting, NYC. Hazy yellow-gold with a small pillowy head. Aroma of yeast with very nice lemon notes. Mouthfeel is soft and full. Flavour - well, the influence of Mr. Celis is definately there, but it also has lots of Trappist-style character as well. It’s soft and fruit, with hints of lemon and apricot, and a full, yeasty finish. Not as refreshing or crisp as other wits, but still a very tasty and unique brew, well suited for mild autumn weather.


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