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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: 1259   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.


4.1
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopscotch (9816) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 27, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2007 Bottle... This beer rocks!... Murky, pale yellow ale with a small, frothy, white head and good retention. The aroma is pure bliss... sourdough bread, butter, light mandarin orange and apricot. Well-balanced for a wit. Not overly sweet nor overly spiced. Medium-bodied and creamy with fizzy carbonation. Short, dry finish. World class Summer beer... even in the middle of Winter!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - JAN 22, 2005
Interesting pale-golden body, cloudy and with shades of gray. A few yeast floaters, but nowhere near as much as seen in other beers. Head is nicely-thick, even, white foam. Gets an extra point on appearance simply because of its color originality. Aroma is pleasant and superb for the style: sweet fruit aroma, apples, corriander, chardonnay-like. Taste is marvelous, luscious and sweet. Without a doubt, the best belgian white I’ve ever had. Sweet flavor and citrus fruit perfectly balanced by spicy, peppery hops. Some banana esters finishing out the palate with fruity malt hanging on the taste buds for a long time after each swig. Very enjoyable beer, easy drinking, not too dry, and alcohol is just right. Purcahsed at Whole Foods in Vienna, VA.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jimhilt (2441) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 19, 2005
Pours with a one-finger white head that fades slowly leaving some lace. Cloudy light amber color with some yeast left in the bottle. Light bodied and medium carbonation. Nose is a sweet malt and yeasty . Starts with a distinct wheat/yeast flavor, finishes clean. Very good wheat. $3.90 for a 330ml bottle from Colonial Spirits Acton, MA.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JAN 14, 2005
A very pale, hazy orange, this brew has a legion of yeast residue particles drinfing through the glass - and they refuse to settle. The modest white head vanished as soon as the pouring ended. Nice aroma - orange and lemon with coriander, a bit of grassiness. Medium-bodied, this has solid orange and lime flavoring with coriander and peppery spicing liberally applied. Has a tart finish akin to that of lemonade. Could be refreshing in the summer.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 12, 2005
Coriander and lemon-citrus aroma with lots of floury cookie dough. Opaque cloudy dark yellow - almost tan with shy white head that recedes to ring. Very tart lemon/grapefruit-citrus flavour up front that melds into a doughy yeastiness with coriander and pepper in the long dry finish. Strong carbonation engages the tongue but the texture is somewhat like carbonated water. Bottle.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
piscator34 (2015) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 11, 2005
Pale yellow with lots of yeasty haze. Medium carbonation. Run-of-the-mill witbier aromas of lemon and yeast. Flavors begin fairly sweet with lemon and grapefruit, then evolving into a spicy black pepper drying finish. An above average wit

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nuffield (3727) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 28, 2004
Hazy off-yellow color, loose white head. Effervescent bubblegum and banana aroma. Tangy, moderate sweet/dry balance, with Juicy Fruit (gum) flavor. Good frothing palate. (2004 Christmas Party, my #7, group’s #8)

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bluevegie (3063) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 26, 2004
Thick and white lasting foam head on top of a murky pale yellow body. The aroma is of yeast and then orange. Soft citrus taste is noticeable at first, it was quite smooth, then banana and cloves with a soft carbonation and an almost chalky finish. It was quite pleasant but just seemed to lack a little oomph.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jazz88 (2576) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 25, 2004
Bottle. Hazy yellow color (somewhat scary) with a nice head. Candy, sugar, bubblegum and citrus flavors and aroma. Christmas Party 2004 ranked 10/15 (mine) and 8/15 (group).

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 15, 2004
Bottle
Cloudy bright yellow, maybe gold. Creamy head that dissapates quickly. Some spots of lace. Nose has a large quantity of sourdough and yeast. There is a touch of spioce there, cloves maybe. Citrus is prevelant. The flavor comes in strong with wheat. Sour yeast with grassy hops and citrus. Bitter orange peels maybe. thin bodied with a lingering wheat about it. Finishes slightly sour with citrus. Thanks DYC!


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