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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: 1159   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.


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Emil (6066) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 11, 2005
Bottle, Hazy yellow colour with a big white head. Spicy, citrus aroma and a spicy yeasty citrus taste. Medium body and a sweet finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MiP (13478) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - NOV 11, 2005
Bottle. Spicy coriander aroma. Cloudy yellow colour. Very small white head. Yeasty flavour with some spiciness. Mostly citric fruit. Mild carbonation for a wit.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 8, 2005
Cloudy, straw colored with a small white head, lemon, orange, grass aroma, flavors are tart citrus, wheat, and coriander, nicely balanced, pleasant very lightly hopped finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 2, 2005
Beers of europe. Pours a great golden colour. Aroma is whaty and yeasty with some good fruitiness, though i cant quite think which. Taste is also that belgiun yeast with the same unknown fruits. Great palate also, with good complexity for a witbier.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
FrankJohansen (3602) - Sabro, DENMARK - OCT 30, 2005
Cloudy golden colour with a medium somewhat lasting head. Fruity aroma with flavour of hobs and fruit.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
heemer77 (5096) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - OCT 6, 2005
Poured with a very cloudy medium gold colored body. The head is white. The aroma is soapy with lemons and some bananas. The aroma is relatively complex for a wit. The taste is also soapy with some light orange peel and a little hint of the corriander. The taste is more spiced than some wits. A decent version of the style, but I would prefer a little more citrus. This finishes with a dry character.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 3, 2005
Soft head, off cloudy yellow. Aroma is banannas, dry wheat. Palate is a little watery. Taste is bland wheat and spices. Slightly sour.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Crosling (1863) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - AUG 28, 2005
Yellow haze below a creamy froth. Bright spicing (coriander and orange peel) in the aroma, which also spews out farmy odors, vanilla, baked biscuits, tart wheat and a hint of toffee. Soft and watery palate, which is bubbly in large doses. Tartness in present, while being quite dry and peppery. The spicing is fairly subtle and could be amped up a bit (I like my witbier full of spices) Light hint of butter toffee on the finish. I like it, although I still havent found a witbeir that truly satisfies.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kwik-lime (1241) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2005
Nice lemony aroma. I’m not a big fan of Witbier generally and this seems fairly over-rated to me. It’s very easy to drink with a light body and a pleasant hint of citrus - but none of the flavours are strong it doesn’t really taste of a great deal, nothing interesting at all. OK it’s refreshing but best described as pleasant I think, nothing better than that.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerguy101 (5277) - Newark, California, USA - AUG 13, 2005
330 ml bottle. Yellow orange color, quite hazy. Small sized white foamy head. Aroma is lemon, fruit and spice. A light to medium bodied wit. Malts are orange and citrus. Somewhat spicy with coriander and peppers. Lively and soft carbonation. A touch hoppy at the finish. Light, crisp and refreshing. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.


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