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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1176   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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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
rangerred (916) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - JAN 27, 2013
330ml bottle into a nonic. Pours a hazy straw yellow with a huge three finger billowy white head. The fluffy head sticky around for a long time and leaves huge clumps of lacing on the sides of the glass. This is what a wit should look like. Picture perfect. The aroma just jumps out of the glass with lemon and coriander dominating. There are more subtle hints of clove, banana, and orange. There is a real sharpness to the aroma that I love. The flavor brings forth tons of coriander and more orange than was present in the aroma. Fresh baked bread along with lemon provide support along with a delicate tartness on the tip of the tongue. Perfect soft wheat character along with abundant carbonation that is perfect for the style. Overall, this is what every witbier should strive to be like. To me, this is the absolute defining beer of the style and by far the best wit I have ever had. I only wish I could get this close to where I live because I would go through cases during the summer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deepeary (101) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 19, 2014
330 ml bottle from the LCBO. Pours cloudy peach with white head. Smells tart, citrus, funky yeast some banana. Same notes on the taste with some spice thrown in. Really refreshing, this is a winner for me.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
citydave (55) - - AUG 18, 2014
Poured it too cold. Killed the aroma. Citrus is all i detecct. Taste is citrus, also a hint of banana? Not as smooth as other wheat beers.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
mikske79 (1096) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 16, 2014
Ik vond het niet zo goed, dan zijn er veel en veel betere witbieren op de markt dan dit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gerbeer (1723) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 15, 2014
On tap. Pours a cloudy tawny color with light head. Aromas of lemons and coriander. Flavors of sharp citrus, coriander, and soft wheat. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zach8270 (3423) - Henrietta, New York, USA - AUG 14, 2014
(bottle - 330 ml) Cloudy gold with a white head. Spicy and slightly flowery aroma with lots of lemon zest it seems. Citrus and wheat in the flavor with a dry wheat backbone and a fruity and spicy finish. Really nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DwarfeD (888) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - AUG 3, 2014
33cl bottle at home. Hazy yellow with a medium white head with low retention. Light to medium body with medium to heavy carbonation. Medium sweetnes with some bitter and sour notes. Citrus, wheat, banana and herbs. An ok white beer but nothing special.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zwiebel88 (107) - GERMANY - AUG 2, 2014
Trübe Optik, wie Bananensaft. In der Nase Banane, Hefe, Zitrus, PFirisch, erfrischende Säure. Am Gaumen Säure, Frucht, Banane, Weizen, Hefenoten. Sehr perlig, ausfüllend, erfrischend. Tolles Wit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Astrozombie (15) - Largo, Florida, USA - AUG 1, 2014
Aroma is citrus and musty. Pours cloudy yellow with large bubbles and large thick white head. Taste is OK, sorta flat to me but bright and easy to drink. Palate is really nice smooth as can be.. Sorta sticky on the lips thought.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
Shain (43) - ISRAEL - AUG 1, 2014
Bottle 330ml. Pours a very hazy, light grayish-orange honey color. Tall, long lasting, dense and frothy white head. Aroma is very mild of light caramel. Mouth feel is lightly oily, with medium carbonation. Tastes slightly sweet, quite sour, not bitter at all. Some smoked flavors, strong lemony sourness, not very pleasent. Some dry, meaty notes. Crisp and light, but too sour and lacks in flavors. Nice and gentle fruity after taste. Not to my liking.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
pkmd1 (20) - - JUL 30, 2014
Nice Wit with cloudy lemon yellow appearance and a large white head. Nice smooth flavor with yeasty citrus notes. Not as full bodied as Ayinger Hefe nor as effervescent but still a nice one overall

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