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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: 1230   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.


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dolty (15) - SWEDEN - SEP 17, 2006
I was not overwhelmed tasting this in a bottle, but later had the good fortune to find it on tap at Touristhotellet, near Gothernburg. Blimey!! Utterly sensational on tap... Without doubt, the finest Belgian white I have tasted. There is some citrus in the taste, for me, but not too much. The malts are rich and pleasing. Wonderful!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
toccata (70) - grembergen, BELGIUM - SEP 12, 2006
Hazy light yellow beer with good white head. Aroma is wheaty and has touches of citrus. The taste is ferm, wheaty and citrussy with hints of cereals.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (35959) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 7, 2006
Hazy yellow with white head. Sweet aroma of citrus fruits & wheat. Medium carbonated. Sweet flavor of fruit and light spice with a crisp refreshing finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TURDFERGUSON (3969) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 1, 2006
bottle. pour is hazy yellow/orange with good carbonation and no head to speak of. Nose is very citrusy, spicey, and yeasty. Flavor is nice--coriander, orange, soil, earthy yeast. A well balanced belgian wit. Very nice on the palate....would love to try one of these on a hot, sunny day.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
lgklotet (432) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 1, 2006
Bottle. Right on! This beer has got everythin I look for in a Belgian wit. Pale and cloudy. Spicy citrus and yeast. Medium palate. Good.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
themightyomega (92) - New York, USA - AUG 27, 2006
Bottle. Poured deep yellow and hazy, the head on mine foamed up huge and then shrank down and stuck around for a while. Smells like oranges and spice with a wiff of wheatyness. Very nice citrus (I got mostly orange) and spice balanced with a really nice sweetness, a little bitter on the finish. It’s taken the top spot on my favorites list!

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Jerre (2723) - Waregem, BELGIUM - AUG 26, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 20, 2009 Bottle, 33 cl. Aroma lemon, coriander and other spices, wheat, yeast. Medium body. Taste spices and coriander come out ahead of the citrus, bit orange peel in it Nice ! one of the best whitebeers.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
cphbeerking (154) - København K, DENMARK - AUG 21, 2006
It’s hard to comment enthusiastically on a wheat like this where nothing is really out of the ordinary. To me, this is standard wheat fare in everything from color to taste, although I did enjoy it on our rooftop terrace on a hot sommer’s day. I find this to be overrated and my favorite wheat remains La Celisette and lesser brother Celis Wit.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
crzybob77 (530) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - AUG 20, 2006
Nice wheaty citrus aroma with a great sweet spicey yeasty flavor. A nicely balanced well made beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 15, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 20, 2007 Long lasting small white head tops a muddy dirty dark yellow body (looks like the by-product of someone who’s been drinking too much St-Bernardus ABT 12). Citrusy nose with some bretty notes. Taste is very fruity (peach, mango, watermelon) and somewhat grassy. Thick malty and yeasty body with a doughy feel/taste. Hopping reminds of some classic pils although it only shows-up quickly in the finish. By witbier standards this is a pretty heavy beer (densely fruity). One of my favorite witbier.


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