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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: 1385   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.


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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
clueo (168) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 28, 2007
Nice banana smell whic carries through to the flavor. Pours nicely with a small white head and a nice wheat color. If you like Belgian White’s this is a treat!!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rayOfBeer (674) - El Cerrito, California, USA - DEC 27, 2007
This one was on tap and came out yellowish pale with a quickly fading white foam head with big bubbles. Aromas are mostly of citrus and a little yeast, fading to a slight hot dog-like smell. The taste is citrusy and slightly clovey with banana but not much spice. The lack of spice and carbonation gives off a watery mouth feel. Overall, a good effort on a style I enjoy, but lacks a little something to make this wit on par with others.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maverick34 (2848) - New York, USA - DEC 21, 2007
Bottle. A pretty decent witte but not to awesome, a little bit too much bitterness without enough flavor? Or something to that effect.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - DEC 21, 2007
Bottle. Pours a cloudy yellow with a Pilsner aroma that inspires nothing short of a rating. Flavor of blunted apricot and sweet plumb. Watery mouthfeel. Eh, not bad but I wouldn’t seek it out.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 15, 2007
From a bottle--Poured a very hazy straw-yellow-orange body likened to thick grapefruit juice. A decent sized white foamy head that soon dissipated to a wispy topping. Nose of sweet, citrus fruits such as lemon, orange, and peach. Very nice chewy wit, but the finish was a little flat and overall, I like my wits a little drier and tangier. Very nice wheat and yeast complexities that are great any season.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2007
I wont say much as this is a twatted in the morning job. Nice yes, too drunk to know why or where. And my mind is elsewhere. Come on Ricky!!!!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - DEC 3, 2007
There are a lot of very good and inexpensive wits out there and for this one to please me would take a lot, given its price. I was rather overcome by the presence of peach in the aroma and flavor and I found it all most welcome. Peach is an excellent component of this style, one that I never experienced or imagined before. I was a little disappointed in the finish, where the peach flavors disapated, leaving a not entirely compelling acidic dryness. Still, a very good beer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - NOV 30, 2007
Bottle. Cloudy lemonade yellow body with a thick foamy head. Nose-smells like a macro from a foot away. Up close, notes of lotion, CO2, light must, light white spices come out. Taste-prickly, soft, light lotion, lavender, coriander, watery, light citrus, Alka-Seltzer (big time), orange, chamomile, mildly tart. Not bad for a lame style, but kind of thin and uninspiring. I hate to say this, but this beer would probably taste better with a wedge of lemon or orange in it. I could imagine kicking back and slowly drinking a bottle of this on the back yards while eating oranges or dunking orange slices into it. VERY Alka-Seltzer like.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cybercat (4630) - Georgia, USA - NOV 28, 2007
AKA St. Bernardus Wit. Aroma is strong and malty/wheaty with a considerable citrus overtone, mainly lemon. Color is a cloudy, almost opaque, golden amber; head is fairly persistent. Flavor is rich and wheaty with plenty of citrus tang and a piny hops undertone. It feels thick and smooth, and leaves a lemony aftertaste, especially on the lips.


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