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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1166   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.


rangerred's rating

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
rangerred (897) - 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.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rob_D_UK (689) - Surrey, ENGLAND - JUL 29, 2014
Pours a very cloudy yellow with a frothy white head. Aroma of yeast, taste is yeasty with an aftertaste of banana.

1.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
rayaron (58) - ISRAEL - JUL 24, 2014
Hazy orange with no head. Aroma of citrus, oranges, yeasty, sweetish. Sweet oranges flavor, spicy, a hint of banana, low bitterness. Light body. Too much carbonation. Almost feels like an orange juice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Calisky (549) - ALSACE, FRANCE - JUL 24, 2014
Couleur jaune trouble, forte mousse blanche. Bon nez typique de blanche Fruité, citron et blé. Gout doux et fruité (notes citron) et blé en fin de bouche. Très bonne blanche!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Buczer (172) - Pabianice, POLAND - JUL 24, 2014
On tap, pours yellow hazy with great stable white head. Nice lacing Malty aroma with a noticable coriander note. Coriander also in taste, bit malty and yeasty.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jorn69 (867) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - JUL 19, 2014
@ Havregatan. Bottle (330 ml) from Kihoskh, Copenhagen (23 DKK). Fruity and quite wheaty with citrusy and yeasty notes, sweet with some spicy notes, light acidic, medium body, fresh and crispy. The finish is dry, fruity and citrusy.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hanoi (362) - Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2014
Nose is must, yeast, lemon, peach, soft sugars; beautiful. Taste is wonderful rounded, hops, leading to dough, peach, orange, sugars then a spicy coriander finish. The beer avoids over carbonation with a smooth pallet. An outstanding wit.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Patrickctenchi (3468) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JUL 16, 2014
Bottle: Pours hazy pale yellow with a tall, frothy white head. Orange malt, wheat aroma. Crisp, sweet, orange/lemon, light yeast flavor....citrusy. An extremely nice example.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmcgavin12 (473) - Madison, USA - JUL 11, 2014
Clouded bright yellow pour with a finger of quickly dissipating light white head. Aroma of orange and citrus, a bit of coriander, and light refreshing hops. Taste is balanced with medium sweetness and crisp bright finish

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
freretoc (581) - Besançon, FRANCE - JUL 11, 2014
Bue en bouteille de 33cl, couleur blanche petite mousse effervescence moyenne, une bière avec un petit goût de malt blanc type froment arrière goût de bananes, mais c’est vraiment fadasse !

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
vadie (636) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 6, 2014
Blanche brumeux avec une grande mousse blanche stable. L’arôme de clous de girofle, zeste d’orange, blé et levure belge. Le goût est très similar. Doux en bouche et rafraîchissante.


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