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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: 1427   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
emacgee (4593) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - APR 8, 2007
Poured a hazy grayish brew with a medium off white creamy head that left considerable lacing. The aroma was sour, citrus and spice (probably the orange and coriander), and lemongrass. The flavor was better than I thought it was going to be. Sour citrus, spicy, and some lemon lime. The palate was actually surprisingly good, sour and mellow while being crisp and cleansing. The finish was very lively. Overall I enjoyed this beer more than other belgian whites, all of which seem to be similar interpretations of each other. This one was a little different. Had as a palate cleanser for Jolly Pumpkin La Roja.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
josuemucho (86) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 28, 2007
Unfortunately for this beer it gets compared to the Abt. 12 since the Abt. 12 was the only other St. Bernardus brew I had. Aroma was citrus and spice and was a little weak. The taste was even weaker. Was hoping for more. Still not bad, worth drinking again

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thegreenrooster (3977) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 23, 2007
Pour is a bight lemon juice lookalike. Aroma is citrus with some vanilla. Flavor is somewhat weaker than the aroma but there is some citrus and spices that come out. Not the best by this brewer but an ok rep of the style.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (9292) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 14, 2007
My Bottom Line:
Seductive coriander milkiness and flowery citrus fruit blend in perfectly with the quenching wheat and doughy yeast, a characterful union emboldened by the soft yet expansive effervescence. A complex and quaffable witbier that matches St.Bernard’s high standards of excellence.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-The creamy head of foam lingers beautifully atop the cloudy pale orange.
-Aroma is very seductive and perhaps more outgoing than the flavor profile, which focuses on drinkability while maintaining the same attributes.
-The finish is spicy and dry, again adding to the quaffability factor.
-Mouthfeel coats the palate, which is rather rare for the style, and appreciated.

Bottles; best before Sept.’09.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
valpoaj (729) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - MAR 8, 2007
Vigorous pour resulted in a nice, foamy white head with a cloudy body. Fruity/bready aroma...less spicy than a Hoegaarden (the only other witbier I can remember trying in the past) but very, very smooth. Lemony, wheaty flavor is pleasant and highly drinkable...these go down a bit too quick for the price!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MadIndian (2729) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 25, 2007
Bottled. Thanks to Stegosaurus for this one. Cloudy golden pour thin white head. Bready aroma with hints of spice and wheat. Flavor is a good blend of spice and wheat as well, A good dry finish. I love it !

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BINGEBOT (240) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 21, 2007
Traditional weiss beer style. White, thick, particles, sweet, fruity. Touch of bitter, dry and very well balanced.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
smartlung (159) - Valrico, Florida, USA - FEB 18, 2007
bottle from World of Beer - Clearwater - sweet aroma, corriander and other fruits, murky fine head, pretty lemony flavor and delicious throughout - have had better on tap in the past in a restaurant in Dunnedin but still I think my favor white

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
njgood (19) - USA - FEB 15, 2007
Pours a very caramel color with a pure white foam. Aroma of pear was most evident to me. Good carbonation and no bite. Very refreshing...tasted like Hoegaarden’s less intense brother-in-law. An excellent beer and one I will continue to search out.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
schuimkroaat (427) - Leuven, BELGIUM - FEB 13, 2007
33 cl bottle, ’bbe’ Aug 07. Dark blond, fine but dense turbidity. Timid head. Nose of grain, yeast, flower meadow. Grainy taste with a good touch of caramel, even honey; very light acidity in the background. A tiny bit spicy. Some higher esters retronasally, no bitterness. Smooth, medium body - a bit sticky.


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