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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1205   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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ughsmash (7154) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 11, 2005
Poured a cloudy light golden with a well-retained white head. Just a few floaties. Aroma is primarily lighter fruits (apricot, oranges, etc.) and a bit of wheat. Very pleasant summer-time light nose. Just a tad lighter on the mouthfeel that I would prefer. Well-carbonated, and flavors consisted of bananas, light fruits, and wheat. Mildly bitter wheat flavor on the finish. Very solid all around.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wnhay (722) - Princeton, New Jersey, USA - AUG 4, 2005
Poured hazy orange wth a thin white head. aroma had citrus, orange and apricot. Taste was a bit spicy for my liking. Pretty nice though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
The Etruscan (541) - Tuscany, ITALY - AUG 4, 2005
Large white long lasting head. Cloudy hazy orange color. Aroma is fruity with citrus, spicy and a few herbal notes. Flavor is fruity too with citrus, pears , apricots and light spicy notes, ending in a moderately sweet, slightly herbal finish. Light to medium bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
vanvenlo (1251) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JUL 30, 2005
9 May 2005 - Lovely distinctive fruit for a witbier. Cloudy Yellow-grey colour, lowish head and suds lacing. Heaps of fruit but some strange steely and wheat tastes. Medium mouthfeel and a strange aftertaste/finish. I rated this higher because it had a character of its own, even though there are some strange tastes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUL 27, 2005
This was a pretty decent wheat beer. Had some coriander, some nice fruity flavors, and some nice malts coming through. none of that tangy witbier flavor, but over all a nice brew. very decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TBone (12815) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 27, 2005
Bottled 33cl (BB 08/2005)
Hazy orange, steady white creamy head. Dry, wheaty aroma with spices (coriander). Medium-bodied. Sweet, caramelly, banana flavors balanced with malty/wheaty backbone. Dry, long aftertaste. Excellent witbier.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Shag (2622) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - JUL 25, 2005
Bottom line is these guys know beer. They can make a rather so-so style good. Well to the beer....A cloudy yellow appearance with a lemony aroma. The flavor is rather light and creamy with some vanilla, lemons, apricot, and spice present. Some herbal notes are present. Overall a great beer and a perfect "lawnmower beer" perhaps if you are doing some yard work on the monistary.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
chriso (7396) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2005
Beer #16 at Croydon Draught Belgian Beer Festival. Hazy straw colour. Warming, fruity aroma. Quite spicy. The expected coriander spicing and citric lemon in the flavour. Crisp and refreshing. Nothing outstanding, but very pleasant.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 12, 2005
Appearance: absolutely hazed, faint yellow, slim white head. Aroma: spice hits first, then soft fruit, pear and citrus, orange, pineapple?, lemon... Taste: exceptionally smooth, exquisitely soft, a definite joy in the mouth. Coriander taste is consistent throughout and dominates the more delicately played fruit component. Light and utterly downable, yet with significan yeast in the texture to secure it as medium bodied, and so flavorful, it causes one to pause and luxuriate in it’s splendor. A brilliant summertime brew, and would be a great dinner beer, as well...you could toss back a pitcher of it, washing down hot, hearty food! An exceptional wit!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - JUL 8, 2005
Draught: Cloudy yellow with a white head. Lemon and spice along with yeasty bread in the aroma. Sweet lemon refreshing flavour. Nice.

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