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

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 1189   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.


zaf's rating

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
zaf (242) - - APR 24, 2013
sicuramente la migliore wit beer mai assaggiata..non ne ho assaggiate moltissime è vero però questa è veramente speciale (come mi aspettavo da san bernardus del resto)..bellissimo colore pallido/biondo e schiuma fine e vellutata..profumatissima,si avverte l’aspro del coriandolo nel naso..in bocca sprigiona frutta,banana,finale amaro e secco..veramente buona


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
darrennelson12 (412) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 14, 2014
In bottle at St Bernardus; this one was OK .. not a huge wit beer fan. Aroma of citrusy and orange, with some spice. Taste was similar ... it was OK, but the brewery has so many other great beers to drink

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Metalchopz (2285) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 11, 2014
4-pack from the LCBO. Pours a cloudy beige-yellow with a massive white head and some creamy lacing. Nice wheat, orange aromas with notes of citrus and coriander. The taste is pretty mild though with a little Belgian Ale yeast and the spices-orange in the background. I like St. Bernardus and I like Witbier, but this is nothing to crazy. Better than lots, and it changes at every sip. A little lacking in the flavours.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
probstblueribbon (2918) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 10, 2014
330 ml bottle from LCBO, served cool in a tulip glass.

App.: Murky straw-yellow with a full off-white head. Aroma: Juicy citrus, earthy coriander, a fair bit of wheat and yeast, zesty lemon, light Belgian esters. Palate: Medium body, surprisingly relaxed carbonation. Flav.: Much like the nose with plenty of juicy, kinda zesty citrus, Belgian esters, earthy coriander, wheat/yeast notes; dry with minimal bitterness and a refreshing citrus and lightly estery finish.

A pretty good Wit.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
terrybail (615) - London, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 6, 2014
330ml bottle from the lcbo tastes like a stronger better hoegaarden not bad

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
davidtjm (367) - Berlin, GERMANY - SEP 5, 2014
Bottle. Pour is gold with a foamy head, aroma is wheat, citrus, yeast. Taste is wheat, citrus, minimally bitter balanced finish. Nice

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tania_nexust (146) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2014
Bottle gifted by a friend after being in storage for some time. Poured a cloudy yellow with medium carbonation. Lemony aromas and flavours with a little touch of witbier spice.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sudomorph (601) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 31, 2014
330ml bottle. Pours an opaque light yellow with a two finger, white head. Aroma is a big, classic wit. Citrus, clove, bubble gum, and hints of banana and candy sugar over top of a wheat grain base. Taste is balanced. Citrus, clove, and a bit of a darker malt. A bit more complex than I?ve had before. Medium body with a medium-high carbonation. Clean in the mouth with an effervescent carbonation. Overall a pretty good wit. Lots of classic flavours with a great mouth feel.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Frothmeister (559) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 29, 2014
330ml. Soooo, I know my rating is high, but it’s a style I love, and this guy is done VERY well. Pours a cloudy pale yellow (looks like grapefruit juice...you know...the non-pink grapefruit cocktail kind...the real stuff.) with a two finger white head. Lemon peel, white pepper, Belgian yeast, and spicy notes on the nose. A pleasant mild sour note, lemon oil, and hard water up front that leads into the Belgian yeast characteristics, and more citrus pepper notes in the finish. I could drink this all day in the summer. Excellent.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
stevoj (2158) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 28, 2014
This is a wibier, light and airy, light citrus/lemon zest. Light golden, hazy and slightly fizzy. Light arma of bread, taste kicks in with some citrus. Lingering tanginess....

4.1
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
VT (1413) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 28, 2014
330 ml bottle. Pours a very cloudy pale orange with a resilient, creamy, thick white head. Aroma is yeast, vanilla cake, lemon, tart. Flavor is lemon, tropical fruit (mango, pineapple, passionfruit), vanilla cake, peach, pear. Finish is lemon, spices, and some tartness. Lingering lemon and lime. Medium body, average carbonation. A top notch witbier.


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