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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1272   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Metalhead (632) - Lake Zurich, Illinois, USA - JUL 23, 2006
Cloudy pale orange,mild head. Great aroma of yeasty dough,banana puree and hints of citrus. Flavor is pretty subdued mild wheat and hints of citrus tho quite refreshing. Expensive at $3.50 a bottle. I’ll take Hoegaaden over this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JayBaxter (407) - Greater Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JUL 16, 2006
Cloudy (almost milky) pale orange colour with a wheaty, banana and citrussy aroma. Taste is creamy and as you’d expect citrussy....to me better than Hoegaarden.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ratman197 (10554) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 13, 2006
11.2 oz bottle poured a cloudy golden brown [ peculiar color for a wit] with a large lasting white head. Aromas of lemon, light banana, wheat and some spice. Palate was light bodied and smooth. Flavors of wheat, lemon, light bananaand spice with a crisp refreshing finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - JUL 12, 2006
Poured a very hazy pale yellow with a small white head. The aroma was yeasty with notes of spice, lemon and banana. The flavor was acidic with banana and spices. Dry spiced finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 11, 2006
Pours hazy pale golden with a fully receding, foamy off-white head. Aroma of banana, orange peel, light acidic lemon. Taste is yeasty, lightly sweet wheat, and quite fruity esters. Mouthfeel is light/medium bodied with lively Belgian carbonation. Quite good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nagash (207) - Paris, FRANCE - JUL 7, 2006
Very good white, flowery arome, some citrus and wheat, very refreshing, poor bitterness. Just a bit expensive.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jason (1690) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 4, 2006
Draft at Zeno’s. Good aroma with no strong notes, crisp. Keeps a good thin head. Flavor is good. As it warms it gets better. Very smooth and enjoyable. Cheers!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thornecb (4669) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 3, 2006
Best before 18 03 09. Pours a hazy light brown into a tumbler. White micro head with excellent staying power. Lemon and sour grass notes. Frothy with upfront sweet malt and a dry sour lemon finish. Almost de Dolle-like.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
presario (4756) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 1, 2006
Bottle from Johns Market. Best before 09 2007. Pale cloudy banana coloured with a half inch frothy head. A few interesting floaties. Musty lemon and banana aroma. Strong banana cream flavour. A certain amount of zest and freshness. A trace of lemon. I don’t notice the spiciness that others mention but the bottle did seem to dry out my tongue.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - JUN 24, 2006
Big frothy white head, beautiful lace over a cloudy yellow/gold pour. Slight bready yeast aroma, some hay, and just the faintest citrus. Lively, but not overwhelming, carboantion that lightens a firm malt base. Very satisfying feel for a beer that is so light and crisp. Finishes with a mild bitterness that is more noticeable than the competing faint sour notes. Very refreshing, and one of the better witbiers that I’ve had, although this style is certainly not my forte.

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