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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: 1205   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.


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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
UDBeernut (1768) - Moving to Jax, Florida, USA - FEB 29, 2012
bottle poured into St. Bernadus Goblet a: straw yellow with a nice silky 1/2" head with excellent retention. Reduces to a cap. s: Lemon zest, orange, corriander, pepper, slight biscuit aroma t: clean taste, a slight yeast flavor. The pepper smell also transfers to taste. Don’t taste the citrus as much as I would have expected.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bursprak (664) - Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 19, 2014
Bottle @ Delirium. Hazy light golden pour with a generous head. Lots of yeast, cereal, some lemon and some herbal notes.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VDuquerroux (312) - Airvault, FRANCE - OCT 18, 2014
Bottle, 25cL. @Au petit Brasseur, Bressuire, France. A yellow pale opaque beer with a huge white creamy head. Good retention. Aroma of citrus, peach, coriander. Light sweet, medium dry bitter refreshing. Light body, medium texture, good carbonation, light bitter finish. Overall, a very good belgian white beer : good surprising aroma, balanced refreshing ale.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gustavofnd (23) - SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - OCT 14, 2014
Ótima witbier. Vale muito beber, mas é uma cerveja cara. Custa R$ 14,00 no prix a de 330 ml ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
eduardovl (865) - 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 (42) - - 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 (2076) - 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 (1423) - 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 (185) - 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 (51) - 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 (16) - - 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.


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