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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: 1324   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   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.


rangerred's rating

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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ChtiBreizh (215) - Rennes, FRANCE - AUG 30, 2015
Cloudy lemon juice like with a thin head. Very citrusy, coriander. Average carbonation, watery to oily. A tasty wit but still a wit.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thorongil2 (1779) - , Ontario, CANADA - AUG 22, 2015
(bottle) hazy pale yellow colour with medium tall head; lively carbonation; balanced flavour with a lightly tart finish; aroma of lemon, then hint of honey

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
altonbrownd (3953) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - AUG 19, 2015
Bottle in Brussels. Hazy yellow body.Nose is sweet, citrus and spices. Taste is more of citrus and wheat. Well balanced. Citrus finish. Enjoyable.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ForlornHope (204) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2015
33 CL bottle at home. Pours like a good wheat beer, a swirl of the sediment gives it the requisite cloudiness. Aroma: musty, zesty, slightly sour. Taste is slightly sweet, them moves to a dryness. Zesty, sharp, lemony palate. Tasted on a hot day and really enjoyed this - sharp and the slight sourness makes it very refreshing.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
firstsip (717) - Michigan, USA - AUG 7, 2015
Bottle. Sweet, yeasty nose. Very banana, yeasty. More sweet, and heavier, than any other wit I’ve ever had.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Petkus331 (367) - Redford, Michigan, USA - AUG 7, 2015
Very banana and lemon aroma with black pepper. Hazy gold. Tastes like banana bread with a touch of orange marmalade. Fizzy light texture. Overall, nice, mild.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
murran (408) - - JUL 31, 2015
Pours a hazy golden body with a medium head. Nice yeasty aroma with a hint of malts. Disappointing taste that is rather flat and grassy. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mateuszk (1030) - Poznań, POLAND - JUL 31, 2015
Bottle. Hazy yellow, big white head. Aroma of coriander, sweet orange, citrus and wheat. In taste citrusy with coriander note, not overpowered by it. Low body, dry, citrusy and low bitter finish. Very drinkable and tasty wit.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MarkoNm (1741) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - JUL 28, 2015
Pours a hazy and very pale yellow color, topped with a frothy white head, rather small. Typical and very pleasant citrusy aroma with some spices (coriander, though I’m not an expert). Taste is sweet and wheaty, citric with some mild yeasty presnece. All in all a real nice wit.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KW92 (603) - WARSAW, POLAND - JUL 23, 2015
UPDATED: JUL 24, 2015 ******************PIWO DEGUSTOWANE PRZED ZAŁOŻENIEM KONTA. (data degustacji: 16.05.2014)******************


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