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

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 1435   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.


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4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
rangerred (989) - 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.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alomtnez (350) - SPAIN - SEP 26, 2016
Medium frothy white head with medium retention. Hazy light yellow. Aroma is coriander seeds, malt, banana and spicy. Dry taste, spicy, coriander seeds, some clove and banana. . Nice spicy finish and aftertaste. Watery palate, crispy. High carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cool_Bond (2321) - KUNG_AV_OL @ Instagram, SWEDEN - SEP 25, 2016
The aroma is of wheat, some moisture and grass. Good taste of orange, some seasoning and sweetness. Wonderful bitterness that fills the upper part of the mouth for a long time. Really good beer. Follow me @ Kung av öl @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ascelja (899) - Neratovice, CZECH REPUBLIC - SEP 19, 2016
#882
Bottle 0.33l. Hazy yellow body, medium white head. Aroma of wheat, coriander. Taste is slightly bitter, lightly sour, very slightly sweet. Coriander, wheat, citruses, lime, hint of flowers. Medium body, high carbonation.
Clear, but not so good as many craft witbiers.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rotin (900) - Neratovice, CZECH REPUBLIC - SEP 17, 2016
Bottle 0.33l. Hazy, pale yellow colored. AROMA- wheat, yeast, coriander, touch of citrus. FLAVOR- neutral, quite sour, wheat, coriander, citrusy notes. Light to medium bodied.
Average witbier, not bad.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bulldogops (2250) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 9, 2016
Rating #2104- 2015.10.08 - Bottle for Beer School @7degrees. Beautiful foggy yellow unfiltered beer with a distinct and sweet citrus aroma. Taste is crisp, pleasant and refreshing. World Class.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bierdimpfe (327) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 8, 2016
Deep cloudy straw color with a strong amount of activity. Extra frothy white 4 finger sparkling island head, lasting around 10 minutes, with a good amount of legs. Aromas of fresh flowers, yeasty spices, and lemony citrus. Flavors of lemon, roasted sweet grains, with a hint of honey and floral spices. Pleasant salivating sweetness with a strong sharp end. Slick medium body with a perfect amount of zesty carbonation. Light and short finish that lingers a little, ending with a coriander and citrus tongue feel, and faint banana yeast. Overall great quality craft. Quite delicious flavors with good balance and well intensified. Nice complexity and interpretation. Strong sharpness, well bodied, and super fresh.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kaserov (172) - Oviedo, SPAIN - SEP 8, 2016
Probablemente la mejor cerveza de trigo que he probado hasta ahora. El color es único, parece un zumo de piña turbio con capa de espuma blanca y persistente de más de dos dedos de grosor. Carbonatación a tope (las burbujas se pegan a las paredes y al fondo de la copa). El olor es punzante y super fresco. Plátano, levadura, trigo... Similar al de muchas cervezas de trigo pero con una frescura propia (no sé expresarlo de otra manera) y una pegada única en la nariz. El sabor es muy similar, pero según entra en boca hay una explosión de sabor que no se produce en la mayoría de cervezas de trigo. Cuerpo acuoso (con mucha presencia de la carbonatación) y final super limpio, fresco (una vez mas, no sé como expresarlo). Única y maravillosa.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bonev (264) - POLAND - SEP 1, 2016
Piwo metne w kolorze zoltym z obfita biala grubopecherzykowa piana. W aromacie cytryny, kolendra i banany. W smaku dodatkowo sa przyprawy, kwiaty i drozdze. Polslodkie z kwaskowa kontra, wysyceniem na srednim poziomie i minimalna goryczka na finiszu. Lekkie i orzezwiajace jak przystalo na piwo w tym stylu.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FinnIckler (43) - GERMANY - AUG 30, 2016
Bottle from Bierlinie in Berlin. Pours hazy yellow. Soft white head. Smells of Banana and honey with distinct floral notes. Medium Carbonation. Taste starts thin and a bit sour, but broadens into a nice full hoppy body with nice sweet fruity notes. Finish is just the slightest bit bitter. Nice beer, lacks a bit at the start but really comes around.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
willisread (2454) - Tokyo, JAPAN - AUG 25, 2016
Bottle from Tanakaya. Pours a hazy, beautiful muddled orange gold. Lemon, star anise, bubblegum and orange peel dominate the nose with a nice underlying Belgian yeast character. Creamy on the palate with lemon and muscat and some light coriander. Bitter orange zest on the finish. Wonderful witbier.


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