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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: 1272   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.


4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lagermonkey (725) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAY 10, 2005
Pours a hazy, pale, yellowish-gold with a healthy bone-white head. Some light lacing. Very aromatic. Lots of clove and lots of orange peel. Very citrusy and sweet. Taste is lightly sour grainy wheat followed by very spicy clove and persistent biter orange peel. Lightly sweet and sticky too but dry at the finish. the clove and orange are very bold but mix nicely. Well balanced but assertive flavors. Crisp wheat malt with a lingering semi-sweet orange flavor on the tongue. A damn nice wit. Wasnít expecting alot since abbey ales seem to be St. Bernardusí specialty but this is one of the best wits Iíve ever had.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bombshelter (349) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 5, 2005
bottle from brickskeller. color is gold, small white head. aroma is a little malty, citrusy. flavor is more malty than most wits. complex malt with a touch of citrus and coriander. the fullness of body is why i love this beer, it makes it seem less watery than drinking other witbiers. stellar.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrockLanders (779) - Panama City, Florida, USA - MAY 4, 2005
On tap at Kellys in Dunedin. Poured a pale orange and cloudy with smallish head. Nose is oranges, peaches and related aromas. Taste is spicy and full of flavor...more than expected from a wit. Finish is dry and balanced with a nice bitter finish. Well done.

3.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Palidor19 (3024) - Brandon, Florida, USA - APR 17, 2005
Hoegarrdenís Rival. Not as much orange flavor as HG. It does have a great presence of malt and hops with citrus flavor. Also contains a great carbination fizz

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - APR 13, 2005
Light golden in color with a cloudy/hazy appearance and a small white lacing. Tart acidic aroma. Spicy flavor with a wheat tang.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
00cobraR (1103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - APR 6, 2005
Pours a bit cloudy with a nice head. Flavor is citrusy with a spicy aroma. A nice witbeir example

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
radiomgb (2450) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 26, 2005
Bottle from Smokeless Joe. Orange/yellow in colour. Aroma was of spices, oranges and yeast. The flavour was of spices, oranges, some lemons, coriander. Medium body, light carbonation. Finish is medium length, sort of boring. One day Iíll find a Witbier thatís for me but it just not this one.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 16, 2005
Dark golden and quite hazy. Bubbly head quickly diminished. Aroma is very citrusy with some lemon and grapefruit. Flavour is nice citrus with some slight sour apple. Very nice flavour as it warms, some more apple, some coriander comes through as well. Has a nice sweet and sour going on. Very nice witbier.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs (8220) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 9, 2005
Bottle. Smokeless Joes. Hazy golden pastel yellow. A delicate por yields a similarly delicate small white head. Sweet lemony aroma. Flavour is very light, dominated by a sweet citrus. I thought lemon but it is presumably orange. Subtly understated yeast presence. Very nice summery beer enjoyed on a cold night. Enjoyed the second half of the glass more than the first half. Smooth kind of light bodied, but it is appropriately so.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - MAR 8, 2005
One of the best of style in my opinion. great balance that features a spice and herb that goes down so clean it is amazing coriande and curacao are the prime spices noted with a touch of pepper and flower.


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