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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: 1122   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Chudwick (1793) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - FEB 25, 2014
33cl bottle (best by 04 06 15) - only bought it because I like the brewery. I pay tribute to this Belgian white by pouring it into my plastic Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. weizen glass that lights up if you press the button on the bottom, but unfortunately I have reason to believe my wive submerged the glass the last time it was washed rendering the electrical components useless. OK, the head has diminished to a reasonable level. Yeasty nose with wet bread. Orange, wheat, and slightly peppery. Not too sweet. Just not a fan of the style, but St. Bernardus Brouwerij made it better. And there goes my youngest daughter walking around with her eyes closed thinking its so funny. Would I drink another? yes. Is it likely? no. If St. Bernardus Brouwerij cant make me ooh and ahh over this style, I have little hope of doing so with future examples. And its gone. So long.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Eduardeller (33) - - FEB 23, 2014
Botella de 33cl...buen color y generosa espuma blanca. ...buena en su estilo, aunque esperaba ms. ..

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
JoshuaStranger (87) - - FEB 21, 2014
Pours a murky pale yellow with a big white head. Aroma is sweet fruits. Taste is sweet fruits,yeast,slightly spicy. Very refreshing.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
undercurrent25 (1338) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2014
Pours a hazy blonde colour. Taste is spicy, lemony, citrusy and sharp, one of the best wits Ive had

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Brentv (238) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 16, 2014
Bottle pour hazy light yellow with huge white head. Aroma of light fruits and bananas. Taste is full, slightly sweet, bananas and a yeasty Belgian quality. Big carbonation. Very nice and easy to drink.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jerd16 (132) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2014
Pours lemon colour with impressive 2 finger creamy and lasting head. Aroma is very subtle and bears textbook wit characteristics: coriander, orange peel, yeast and some spicy peppery notes. The excessive carbonation delivers an initial creamy medium body but withdraws it almost immediately leaving a thin inconsistent film. A refreshing mouthful but nothing bold or original. Finish is fairly tart and enjoyable. A fine and accomplished example of a textbook wit.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
AKORN (95) - Virginia, USA - JAN 28, 2014
Sour ale and fruity aroma. Hazy golden lemonade appearance with a medium head. Sour, lemon, and fruity spices. Crisp, lite, good cabonation. Good beer.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Sissio (417) - Orsenigo, ITALY - JAN 26, 2014
On tap at La birreria di Como. Hazy golden with cream head. Refreshing yet full taste, cereals, orange peel, coriander Excellent blanche

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mathieuc (999) - Qubec, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 21, 2014
Pours a hazy yellow with a medium white head that leaves superb lacing. Nose is of coriander and slight bitter orange peel. Taste is of fresh wheat with slight orange juice angles. Not tart, but lightly acid and really refreshing. Carbonation is medium-high, mouthfeel really smooth. A really nice witbier!

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Everettm (66) - Bristol, Somerset, ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2014
Cloudy gold with billowing off white head. I was expecting a larger aroma, but present is a good mixture of typical spices, a hint of sharp citrus peel and plenty of dough yeasty wheat. Good hearty carbonation and a slightly more sessionable lighter body. A musky citrus starts the flavour and quickly leads to aromatic spices, followed by plenty of creamy doughy wheat. Finishes with a slightly sour and dry palate.


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