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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1232   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Crosling (1863) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - AUG 28, 2005
Yellow haze below a creamy froth. Bright spicing (coriander and orange peel) in the aroma, which also spews out farmy odors, vanilla, baked biscuits, tart wheat and a hint of toffee. Soft and watery palate, which is bubbly in large doses. Tartness in present, while being quite dry and peppery. The spicing is fairly subtle and could be amped up a bit (I like my witbier full of spices) Light hint of butter toffee on the finish. I like it, although I still havent found a witbeir that truly satisfies.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kwik-lime (1373) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2005
Nice lemony aroma. Iím not a big fan of Witbier generally and this seems fairly over-rated to me. Itís very easy to drink with a light body and a pleasant hint of citrus - but none of the flavours are strong it doesnít really taste of a great deal, nothing interesting at all. OK itís refreshing but best described as pleasant I think, nothing better than that.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerguy101 (5287) - Newark, California, USA - AUG 13, 2005
330 ml bottle. Yellow orange color, quite hazy. Small sized white foamy head. Aroma is lemon, fruit and spice. A light to medium bodied wit. Malts are orange and citrus. Somewhat spicy with coriander and peppers. Lively and soft carbonation. A touch hoppy at the finish. Light, crisp and refreshing. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CampbellWilson (533) - SCOTLAND - AUG 13, 2005
This is excellent stuff, reminiscent of the way Hoegaarden once was. Bottle from Beers of Europe. Dirty cloudy yellow orange with lasting rocky head. Aroma of the stuff that should be in here: curacao, coriander, yeast, all in good amounts and proportion. Not overly carbonated. Goes down smooth and refreshing with some uncharacteristic hop, but mainly spice, in the finish. Best Wit Iíve had for ages.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
GonZoBeeR (2938) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 12, 2005
Aroma:wheat and fruit,perfume... Appearance:hazy gold good head... Flavor:sweet wheat flavor,fruit.... Not a long palate in mouth...

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - AUG 12, 2005
Cloudy light yellow. Nose spicy and yeasty. Flavor spicy, some crisp citrus. Quite thick for a wit.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JK (4604) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - AUG 12, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2005 This beer is an outstanding wit. Aroma of citrus. Very light yellow and cloudy, with a very thick, large, and long lasting white head. Flavors of light citrus with coriander and other spice. Lots of wheat in the flavor as well. Full bodied.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ughsmash (7181) - 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.

3.4
   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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
The Etruscan (544) - 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.


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