Brewed by St. Bernardus Brouwerij
Style: Witbier
Watou, Belgium
Serve in Tumbler, Weizen


on tap

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1417   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - FEB 8, 2007
Bottle. Hazy golden color. Thin white head. Citrus aroma. Crisp flavor of lemon zest. Creamy texture. light fizz, from the bottling no less. Fun Breakfast Beer... Lots going on in this one!

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cajun (291) - Lafayette, Louisiana, USA - FEB 6, 2007
Bottle - Pale golden color with small white head that diminished quickly. Aroma of citrus, citrus peel, wheat. Smooth flavorful white beer, smooth finish, not too watery though. Try this beer with desserts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dezzilu (226) - Whitmore Lake, Michigan, USA - JAN 28, 2007
I had high hopes for this beer, and was not disappointed. Nice citrus smell, and a nice murky color showing off the bottle-refermentation. Flavor is light, but distinct. A little thin on the palette (normal for white’s) and no bitterness in the aftertaste, nice. Not the best white beer in the world, but definately one worth drinking over, and over, and over again. Cheers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrHomolka (761) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 28, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2007 Bottle. Pours a very pale color with a medium sized white head. Aroma of orange peel. Has a nice creamy mouth feel and a smooth, light taste. Lacks strong flavors but is very refreshing. A nice white beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
robinvboyer (4064) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 26, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 27, 2014 bottle: Golden color, nice and cloudy. huge white head. Perfect balance between alted wheat and corriander. Great citrus notes, some soft bready, yeast too. Full mouth feel, soft carb. No bitterness, a touch of metal in the finish, with the corriander rounding it out. The wheat flavour and aroma are way more upfront that other beers in this style, really nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ChristianSA (368) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 23, 2007
Bottle. Golden, unclear with small white dish-water like head. Brown sediment poured on top of head. Fresh aroma of chamomile, pepper and lemon rind. Flavor is refreshing and quite tart but with something faint in the background indicating a small fermentation error. Smooth mouth feel without the prickly mouth feel normally found in Belgian white ales. No aftertaste. An OK Belgian white, with refreshing qualities. However I would have liked more coriander and less citrus - but then again I’m a coriander-head.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Radek Kliber (7086) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JAN 21, 2007
Bottle 330 ml, Smokeless Joe
Pours pale, slightly hazy golden with smallish bright fine head.
Aroma of red apple, wheat grain, sweet fruits, light and gentle.
Thin, front orange peel, to light wheat exposure, sweet fruity notes behind with hints of raspberries. St. Bernardus does better job with strong Belgian ales that with wits. Expected more from them.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BitchesBrew (715) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 16, 2007
[bottle] Pours a beautiful yellowish golden color, very cloudy, with a nice topping of foam on the top. Sweet wheat and citrus aroma. Flavors are excellent-- tangy wheat, citrus and some coriander spiciness, the finish seems to highlight the spices and musty yeast characteristics. A very complex beer, one of my favorite examples of this style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
detroiter (958) - Euphoria, Minnesota, USA - JAN 14, 2007
] Pours a hazy straw colorwith a thin topping of white foam that recedes to a thin cap and a ring. Spotty lacing. Wheat, sweet orange, and a little hay in the aroma. Nice combination of flavor - wheat, lemon, orange, and some kind of dry spice. A slightly citrus hop bitterness is noticeable in the finish and into the aftertaste. Stirring up yeast and dumping it in strangely doesn’t change the flavor, but it does produce an inch thick head and pretty good lacing. Lighter than medium body, solid carbonation. There’s this wonderfully weird and delightful herbal and coriander and lemon and dry dusty grain flavor that overpowers the aftertaste and lingers. Then the next sip, its not there. A little later it is back. Intriguing beer. But now my bottle’s gone...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DarkMagus (499) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 12, 2007
Hazy golden color with a rapidly diminishing, soapy white head. Aroma of citrus, fruit, orange peel, blueberry, spices (coriander, nutmeg), and candi sugar. Sweet fruity flavors, a strong spicy presence. Hints of citrus, orange and lemon peels, coriander, nutmeg, clove, and a bit of "fruit punch". Lightly carbonated, smooth mouthfeel with a lingering stickiness on the tongue. I’m not usually a fan of this style, but this is well-balanced, not too sweet and syrupy, and is interestingly complex.

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