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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1394   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - JAN 15, 2008
On tap at Skyview Lounge (has anyone entered as a place rating yet?). Light fruity esters, slightly tart, musty and sour lemon zest on the nose. Pours mostly clear bright gold with an appearance of lively carbonation. Tart but not sour n the tongue. Lemon zest and musty fruit. Medium bodied. Lively carbonation. Zesty fruit rind on the finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sthlm (1270) - Duluth, Minnesota, USA - JAN 15, 2008
[On Tap, thanks Skyview!] Pours hazy orange with a small off-white head. Aroma is citrus, mainly orange, with coriander and yeast. Taste is about the same with a little bit of apple also in there. Medium mouthfeel with a long finish. A very nice wit.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 11, 2008
Pours a hazy golden orange color, with a big foamy head. Aroma of citrus and yeast. Flavor is slightly tart and yeasty. Surprisingly crisp, and yet creamy in the mouth. Delicious

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
17thfloor (2443) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 10, 2008
UPDATED: APR 29, 2009 [Rated 1.10.08 - bottle] Pours a hazy sunburst of orange and yellow with a medium white foamy head. Spicy malt, coriander and a touch of lemon in the aroma. Big wheat flavor, the spicies take a back seat, little lemon too. Crisp, refreshing carbonation. Not a hoegaarden. 7.5.7.4.16 [Rerate 4.29.09 - bottle] Pours a cloudy peachy color with fantastic thick meringue-like white head. Malty aroma, a bit soapy, coriander and lemon just as before. Really nice wheat flavor, sweet candied coriander, some citrus. Perhaps a bit too sweet and gritty. Quick finish. Medium bodied, slightly chewy for a wit, very crisp and refreshing finer soda carbonation. An excellent wit but just a little too sweet. 7.5.7.4.15

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 9, 2008
Bottle at Chaucer’s. Pours cloudy hazy yellow with a good frothed bleach white cap. The aroma is full of yeast and lactic components, which surprising. Lots of funk, some fruity esters, very yeasty, a touch of clove. The flavour profile is very tart citrus, some hints of banana, spices, but lots of funky sour yeast. Finishes creamy, in fact almost too creamy, with lots of funky yeast in the finish.

3.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
tympanic (168) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 8, 2008
Poures a huge, fantastic foam! Silky, vanilla flavor with a hint of cherries jubilee. Tastes much better than it smells. I’d like fifty of them, please. Ok, the foam was because I poured really fast and I’m drunk

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb (13612) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 7, 2008
Light aroma of citrus and spice. Very hazy golden color with a significant white head that laced minimally. Medium body with creamy carbonation. The flavor is wheat, lemony citrus, and arguably coriander, which is sort of citrusy (terpenes). Also a bit of sharpish spice (pepper or clove?), very small bit. Really quite excellent. Finishes a bit acidic and dry.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerbrat99 (132) - Shanghai, CHINA - JAN 6, 2008
Draft. Poured in appropriate glassware. Pours a hazy golden with a slight orange hue. Aroma of orange zest, lemon and coriander. Flavor is the same. Nice head retention and nice crisp dry finish. Enjoyable beer.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Maria (10205) - Thisted, DENMARK - JAN 6, 2008
Hazy golden with a loose head. The flavour has citric acidity, grapefruit peel, and a light honey sweetness. The bitterness is nice in the finish. It’s a wit bier and should as such have citric acidity, but I think this is a bit too much, at least for my liking.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Chapel (468) - Levittown, New York, USA - DEC 31, 2007
Pours opaque yellow with a thin but cloudy white head and some yeast sediment. Aroma is strongly of lemon with a note of yeast. Flavor is nice and thick with a solid sour lemon flavor. Corriander is present from start to finish with little to no bitterness. Sour flavor lasts for a while on the tongue. If you like either Belgians or sours, make sure you give this a try.


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