beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - OCT 2, 2006
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
On-tap at the Happy Gnome: Holy crap, I was in heaven with this beer. St. B. has done it again to me. OK so the pour and the nose were a little understated compared to what can probably come out of the bottle? But damn if this stuff ain’t awesome for a Wit!
Nice golden haze with a small orangey tint at the center. Small but thick capping of solid white froth that keeps for a bit before fading to its collar, where it lays for most of the session. Lacing in some small strings and spots.
Aroma is dull and mild of candish lemon, tangerine, and orange. A small smidgeon of pepper spice and floral yeasty esters gradually appear as it sits.
Taste is wonderfully full of candy played malts that bring one solid stance of pale lemon, orange, and pineapple. Totally like the Tripel, just a tad lessened in girth and activity. But super f*ckin’ solid for a Wit. Perhaps more malty then most Wits. But man I love it. Thick, chewy, sinking malt tones of favorable candied fruityness of lemon and orange. Yum, yum, candy stuff. Its so well-rounded in a superbly mild dullness of cooked fruity sugars its amazing. Super long lasting and reaching effect in flavors on the palate. Fine touches of peppery dry spice and flints of flowers skip there and fro from about midway all through to the finish. Lovely play of malts with one of the nicest little dispalys of drying spice. Awesome!
Feel is immaculately centered around a malted candyish smoothness and chewyness. Thick, full, lush, and devine. So smooth, yet surging onto the palate with immense wanting. It wants to be drank. It just screams, drink me, drink me, drink me, I’m so damn good! And you will oblige to its Kingdom of drinkability with the ease of opening your eyes. Wonderful, wonderful stuff!
St. Bernardus is the sh*t!
PilsnerPeter (3030) - Flushing, New York, USA - SEP 24, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a murky/hazy pale golden. Aroma is slightly sour/citrusey notes with yeast and a touch of barnyard. Beautiful creamy mouthfeel and flavor. Nice quality thick wheat malt and an orangey aspect with a perfect late, coriander like spicyness in the finish. A quality witbier.
porterhouse (1580) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - SEP 23, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(11.2 oz bottle (stamped "FL 02 02 09") from Belfast Co-op) Pours very cloudy pale grayish yellow with a very large foamy white head. Aroma citrusy, wheaty. Mouthfeel very smooth, soft, full, refreshing. Sloppy, foamy lacing. Flavor is citrus tartness, yeast, wheat maltiness and glue. Well-done example, certainly, but witbier just does not suit me well flavor-wise.
Augustijn55 (82) - Izegem, BELGIUM - SEP 19, 2006
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap on event 27/08/06. Smell’s very attractive. Spices and coriander come out ahead of the citrus in the taste. Somehwhat bitter end, dry but not overly so. Very Good whitebeer.
reakt (949) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 2, 2007 Rate from 02.07.05, cask from LBBF ’05. I used to drink this quite a lot, but not so much these days. Wheat in colour with foamy white head. Nose of wheat and oranges. Slightly spicy edge in the taste with lemon, pear and orange. Mild carbonation which keeps things quite smooth. Excellent wit.
Dolty (15) - SWEDEN - SEP 17, 2006
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I was not overwhelmed tasting this in a bottle, but later had the good fortune to find it on tap at Touristhotellet, near Gothernburg. Blimey!! Utterly sensational on tap... Without doubt, the finest Belgian white I have tasted. There is some citrus in the taste, for me, but not too much. The malts are rich and pleasing. Wonderful!
toccata (70) - grembergen, BELGIUM - SEP 12, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy light yellow beer with good white head. Aroma is wheaty and has touches of citrus. The taste is ferm, wheaty and citrussy with hints of cereals.
fonefan (39783) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 7, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy yellow with white head. Sweet aroma of citrus fruits & wheat. Medium carbonated. Sweet flavor of fruit and light spice with a crisp refreshing finish.
TURDFERGUSON (4024) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 1, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle. pour is hazy yellow/orange with good carbonation and no head to speak of. Nose is very citrusy, spicey, and yeasty. Flavor is nice--coriander, orange, soil, earthy yeast. A well balanced belgian wit. Very nice on the palate....would love to try one of these on a hot, sunny day.
lgklotet (432) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 1, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Right on! This beer has got everythin I look for in a Belgian wit. Pale and cloudy. Spicy citrus and yeast. Medium palate. Good.