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

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 1232   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
eduardovl (968) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
330ml bottle served in a chalice. A: Pours a pale yellow cloudy color forming a huge white aired head. Medium retention and many nice lacings left S: Great spicy smell. Coriander and orange zest giving the tone. Clove. Wheat and Belgian yeasts. Vanilla T: Follows the nose. Such a damn good spicy, and at the same time, delicate and soft taste. Coriander is a must giving a nice refreshing mouth sensation. Despite the vanilla smell, it has a neutral to dry taste. A bit acid. Bitterness is also very mild M: Light to medium body. Good carbonation. Spicy aftertaste O: Delicious Belgian Wit. Saint Bernardus quality. Mandatory [ BA Review @ 4/4/2012 ]

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gandalf39 (70) - - OCT 13, 2014
Whaooo! Probablement la meilleurs blanche belge que j’ai gouté. Le nez est inouï, des tonnes d’agrume, de coriandre, de bonbons, d’ester et de douceurs. La bouche est pareil, elle se termine sur des notes rafraichissantes et sèche. vraiment agréable!

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Alengrin (2464) - BELGIUM - OCT 12, 2014
When Sint-Bernardus takes on an existing and well-known beer style, the result is often not the most original, but always very well crafted, balanced and tasteful. That is exactly the case with this beer: standard alright, but with a soft, bready sweetish maltiness which fills the mouth more than e.g. Hoegaarden Witbier, and obviously a much more artisanal, ’honest’ feel to it. Light hoppiness in the finish lends it more body too. Witbier is not my most preferred style, but this one I will remember.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HonusWagner (1630) - Florida, USA - OCT 8, 2014
A really good, if standard/typical, witbier. Lightly tart with orange peel sweetness and a some coriander/spice notes.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
plaugher (205) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - OCT 6, 2014
12oz bottle into a chalice. Pours a cloudy golden-straw colour with a fluffy, lasting, white head. Nose of coriander, muted orange, cloves and lemony citrus. Slightly spicy medium-sweet flavour, and nice and smooth on the palate. A stellar wit.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
runaway (56) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 5, 2014
Appearance is like cloudy gold with a generous long lasting white head. Aroma is lemon, straw, cedar and coriander. Taste is lemon merengue, caramel, orange juice, with a long orange pith finish. Body is fizzy and dry.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerScout49 (27) - - OCT 5, 2014
Tart and fizzy. Reminds me of a Belgian farmhouse ale I had recently. Hazy golden color with a foamy white head. Coriander and lemon. Coriander and other spices not overly assertive. Would do again.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
canary dog (679) - Rutland, Vermont, USA - OCT 5, 2014
Great presentation and foaminess that lasts. Immediate and up-front coriander is assertive, rendering the profile as lemony. Other flavors begin to emerge such as wheat or cereal, and orange and other spices. Complex, perhaps the most complex wit I have tasted. Because of its complexity the beer should be enjoyed at a warmer temperature, and not too chilled. Let it warm a bit. Despite the strong coriander, I think I could really grow to like this beer, and look forward to having it again. But it is very expensive, unfortunately.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shaynsawchuk (556) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 4, 2014
330 mL bottle. Pours hazy straw with a fluffy white cap of foam. Nose is intense cereal, orange, coriander and mild yeast spice. Grainy sweetness up front with a dry, slightly tart and spice finish. Nicely rounded, finishes clean. Moderate plus carbonation on a light body. Very good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (6090) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 4, 2014
almost white in color (whiter than the above picture). nice aroma...not typical overdone coriander and orange peel, but light pleasant citrus ad yeast. very light bodied, but fitting, and refreshing in flavor. nice summer ale."


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