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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1290   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   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 (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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
lkyler505 (3) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - MAY 24, 2015 does not count
The St Bernardus Wit is a very light, gently carbonated session beer with an extremely appealing citrus aroma. It is an excellent starter beer for a rich, complex, extravagant meal.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jdjuice (415) - Kumamoto, JAPAN - MAY 24, 2015
Pours cloudy yellow with translucent white head. Aromas are subdued, grassy, faint citrus notes. Pronounced sourness, quite dry, a decent amount of body but still easy to drink. Not as fruity as I was expecting, quite tasty but not as much going on as I wanted.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
JulioRangel (21) - - MAY 23, 2015
Aroma condimentado. De carbonatação media-alta a alta, porem condizente com o estilo. Corpo leve, e refrescante, característico de uma witbier.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
agent_persik (509) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 18, 2015
Cloudy golden yellow body, medium white head. Aroma of lemon, wheat, soap and spices. Dry sweet taste with gentle bitterness in finish and spicy aftertaste. Light body and average carbonation. Quite refreshing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SkillsFactory (90) - ITALY - MAY 10, 2015
Dorata pallida, opalescente, schiuma bianca fine e cremosa di media persistenza. Aroma di limone, frumento, coriandolo e pepe. Molto carbonata, corpo leggero, limone, frumento, pepe e sul finale una discreta nota acida citrica. Retrolfatto speziato. Fresca e dissetante, una buona blanche.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Carlisle (197) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 9, 2015
Bottle. Pours cloudy orange-amber color with white head that dissipates immediately; no lacing. Large carbonation bubbles. Fragrant, strong tangerine aroma with coriander and faint grapefruit and orange-cream notes. Strong citrus flavor: primarily tangerine with some grapefruit. Dry finish has coriander and honey notes with faint pineapple along with pleasant bitterness. Mouthcoating but thinner body than expected. Refreshing. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leini (1211) - SWEDEN - APR 24, 2015
330ml bottle. Hazy golden body with a large white head. Light bread, citrus, wheat and spices. Refreshing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fombe89 (387) - Asturias, SPAIN - APR 23, 2015
Botella. BBD 06/05/16. Color amarillo pajizo. Espuma blanca. Aromas espaciados y cítricos.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Mortlach (1132) - Rome, ITALY - APR 23, 2015
330ml bottle @ Bir&Fud Bottega. Hzy light golden with a big white head. Aroma is lemon, weat, flower, lemon zest, some esters, so so... Flavour is fresh, citrus, bread, weat, a bit sweet at first. Light body, watery, high carbonation. Just an ordinary and boring wit, nothing special.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
mjik83 (856) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - APR 21, 2015
33cl flesje bij De Gouverneur, Maastricht Alcoholpercentage van 5,5% Uitgeschonken in origineel St. Bernardus glas Uiterlijk: zoals elk witbier goud/geel/troebel, weinig schuim Aroma en smaak: vrij kruidig, citrus, zuurtje, fris Conclusie: niet zoals een normaal witbier, aangenaam ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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