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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: 1287   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   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.


3.3
   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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jason (1710) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 4, 2006
Draft at Zenoís. 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!

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thornecb (4734) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
presario (4826) - 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 donít notice the spiciness that others mention but the bottle did seem to dry out my tongue.

3.7
   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 Iíve had, although this style is certainly not my forte.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedollewaitor (14482) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 21, 2006
hazy yellow with white head. Sweet aroma of citrus fruits & wheat. Medium carbonated. This is a weissbeer that have some punch in form of large amount of wheat & spices. Great!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
diabel (1621) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - JUN 20, 2006
Bottle Hazy, blond to orange body. Large, white, frothy head. Sweet aroma of hops: orange (peels), citrus, grass, ... Lightly bitter, moderately sweet flavour. Nice complexity of spices.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - JUN 19, 2006
Pours lemony yellow w/ a shallow, arctic white froth. Aromas of stone fruit. Light nectar w/ ample residual effers. Flavors are fruity w/ peach, apples, banana, and spice w/ a nice bittring on the finish. Not as sour as some other witbiers. Overall: refined, delicate, and well balanced. Highly recommended.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 19, 2006
Perfectly hazy with a color akin to cloudy pale grapefruit juice. A thin, popping white ice sheaf and corresponding creamy white wrung line the tumblerís edges. Aroma is sheer bakerís delight: cloves, honey biscuit dough, sugary banana poppyseed muffins, and sweetened corn flakes. Flavor takes quite an original taste. Tight, minimal sourness instigates early on, but it gets smoothed out by the clover biscuits. Candi sugar joins the sweet, nearly rancid, lemon rind, but itís a desirable off-flavor. Some wheat field funk, like mildew on unharvested crop. Lightly effervescent with the cloves, coriander and styrian giving a slight bite on the backend. Biscuit malt and maris otter trot with traditional spice nodes, but itís a deviation from the standard witbier formula. Semi-sweet biscuits and funky flavored scrapped lemon and lime rinds come around the tail for a final slight curt bite brought on by coriander.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
SSSteve (3915) - - JUN 17, 2006
lemon, banana, citrus, wheat aroma. murky gold color with a large creamy white head. wheat, banana flavor and not much else. soft and lightly carbonated. just o.k.


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