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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: 1308   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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4.7
   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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
GlassBrass440 (273) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 2, 2015
Pours a hazy gold with a large, dense, everlasting, white, merengue-like head. Aromas are soft and of wheat, and sweet confections. Flavours are again soft with a light sweetness, vanilla, cream, and herbal notes. Effervescent carbonation and medium bodied. My sample is nearly a year past the best by date, but was still enjoyable. I’d love to try one fresh.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gopherfan99 (881) - CROATIA - JUL 1, 2015
Bottle (Aviano P/X); pours hazy yellow with a white head; aroma of citrus, wheat, yeast, and spices; taste is citrus with some yeast; finish is dry with some bitterness with spice notes; good witbier

1.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
erling1000 (256) - - JUN 30, 2015
A cloudy, pale Wit with high white head. Aroma is fresh fruity, yeasty, light malty. Aroma is bitter, sour, sweet.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mauroruellas (234) - GETULINA, BRAZIL - JUN 24, 2015
Turva,coloração amarelo opaca,espuma mediana deixando uma fina camada até o fim;aroma cítrico,frutado e de especiarias;envolta em uma boa base maltada traz um sabor um pouco salgado, levemente picante,trazendo frutas cítricas e coentro,banana quase não é notada,boa carbonatação,refrescante,boa drinkability. Uma Wit suave que não me impressionou,esperava um pouco mais.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
McSherman (312) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - JUN 19, 2015
Gelb-orange trüb mit wenig beständigem Schaum. Geruch : hefig, etwas Zitrone und Gewürze wie Nelke. Geschmack : Hefe, Kräuter, Gewürze. Nicht sonderlich bitter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Punkero (73) - FINLAND - JUN 18, 2015
Hazy golden appearance, lovely foam and yeasty aroma with a hint of citrus. Fresh. Allaround wit. Soapy. Grassy. Citric. Fine.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sharkydodson (584) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - JUN 10, 2015
the aroma of citrus and some spices with some shades of yeast... the taste is fruity and spicy with notes of lemon, clove, white bread and yeast... the aftertaste is sweet and dry...

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jamaty (1155) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 10, 2015
Pajiza turbia, abundante espuma. Aroma a limón y cilantro. Carbonatacion y cuerpo medios. Sabor cítrico con toque espaciado. Buena muestra del estilo, aunque no destaca tanto como otras Bernardus.

4.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Subliminal64 (30) - London, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 7, 2015
Wow, I was not expecting this beer to be this good. St Bernardus makes quality Doubles, Triples and Quads, but add wheat beer to the resume. It smells very strong, almost offputting. Pours a cloudy golden colour. Taste is infidelity wheat beer, but with very little sweetness. Lots of carbonation Overall I was very impressed. First wheat that I had where there was very little sweetness to it. This is the only beer I would even consider better then Erdinger. Although, I still prefer the later. MB

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
budedou (543) - Saint Etienne, FRANCE - JUN 5, 2015
Nice wit, similar to an hefe-weizen beer. Wheat, gently. Straw, grass, sun. Gentle aftertaste.


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