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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: 1316   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
krisbierjaeger (844) - dolores, Colorado, USA - DEC 21, 2005
i got shorted a bit on the celebrated st. bernardus head-- expecting a leonine mane, i get sinead o’connor: thin fuzz and a couple of big sweet and pouting bubble eyes. the beer is a milky applesauce yellow, like liquified lasagna noodles. it’s inner beauty emerges in a rich aroma: grain bag and yeasty grape skins, partly baked streudel dough, pine needles. sparky carbonation underlies pear nectar and dry white wine flavor. a very tasty beer-- very very tasty. in fact, if the word ’very’ was an actual legal measurement of qualifiable enthusiasm, i’d add about three more of them. begins as sweet as a tripel, but that effect diminished across the life of my little bottle’s eleven ounces. with a weizen-like crispness, full body, some gentle respirations of alcohol, and enough yeast to lift breads, buns and biscuits across the continent, it’s modest coriander bitterness offsets cider apple sweetness. yeah, it’s very very very... you get the idea. good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
darkko (99) - Kingsport, Tennessee, USA - DEC 17, 2005
This brew poured a hazy honey color. Aroma is nice and malty; a little sweet. Taste is very refreshing and light. With malt and fruity flavors, such as apple, abound. Finish is nice and sweet. Not heavily bitter. A very good Belgian White.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thebeertourist (5098) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 14, 2005
Hazy grapefruit yellow with egg-white head that reduced to a thin film. A very complex fruity and spicy aroma. Yeasty. Fruity flavours, but midway spices take over, ending drier than the initial sweetness would suggest. Well-balanced and well-made. Not much carbonation for a wheat beer. One of the better and complex wheat beers I have tasted.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 13, 2005
Hazy Yellow Coloring with White Skin. Extremely Perfumed Aroma. ’Floral’ Doesn’t Do it Justice. Yeast, Coriander - Some Nice Spices. Fruit. Very Nice Aroma. Body and Taste Isn’t Quite as Good as the Aroma. But Overall a Really Nice Witbier.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TaktikMTL (6428) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 25, 2005
Bouteille de 330 ml obtenue via les Importations Privées Bièropholie. Arôme: Odeur de coriandre et d’agrumes. Apparence: La couleur est paille pâle voilée avec une forte densité de bulle. Présence d’un moyen col crémeux et d’une large dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût d’agrumes et de coriandre. La durée de l’arrière goût est moyenne. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture crémeuse. L’effervescence en bouche est faible. Présence d’agrumes en arrière goût. (Rating #352)

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 6/20
cazort (553) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 23, 2005
Aroma mild and uninteresting. Develops only a little bit, a hint of orange and spice, some wheatiness. Flavour very mild, a tinge of sourness. Not unpleasant, but not even close to worth the $3.25 a bottle I paid for it. I’ve had much better witbiers from American microbreweries and overall this was a big disappointment. I would not buy it even if it were cheap, if that says anything.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
badgerben (4608) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - NOV 12, 2005
Hazy yellow color with no head. Slight corriander aroma. The taste is pretty thin and has a bit of the expected wheat and corriander. Overall it’s quite watery and average.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 11, 2005
Bottle, Hazy yellow colour with a big white head. Spicy, citrus aroma and a spicy yeasty citrus taste. Medium body and a sweet finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MiP (14446) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - NOV 11, 2005
Bottle. Spicy coriander aroma. Cloudy yellow colour. Very small white head. Yeasty flavour with some spiciness. Mostly citric fruit. Mild carbonation for a wit.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 8, 2005
Cloudy, straw colored with a small white head, lemon, orange, grass aroma, flavors are tart citrus, wheat, and coriander, nicely balanced, pleasant very lightly hopped finish.


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