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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: 1427   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   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.


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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
zaf (308) - - 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


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FinnIckler (24) - GERMANY - AUG 30, 2016
Bottle from Bierlinie in Berlin. Pours hazy yellow. Soft white head. Smells of Banana and honey with distinct floral notes. Medium Carbonation. Taste starts thin and a bit sour, but broadens into a nice full hoppy body with nice sweet fruity notes. Finish is just the slightest bit bitter. Nice beer, lacks a bit at the start but really comes around.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
willisread (2281) - Tokyo, JAPAN - AUG 25, 2016
Bottle from Tanakaya. Pours a hazy, beautiful muddled orange gold. Lemon, star anise, bubblegum and orange peel dominate the nose with a nice underlying Belgian yeast character. Creamy on the palate with lemon and muscat and some light coriander. Bitter orange zest on the finish. Wonderful witbier.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hrabren (856) - Zagreb, CROATIA - AUG 13, 2016
0.33 l bottle at Svijet piva, Zagreb. Murky yellow, small off white head. Citrus and coriander, yeast. Light spicy, citrus dryness, sweet candy-like flavor. Medium carbonation, medium to full body. Light creamy texture. Spicy finish. Good in style.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dervock (940) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 12, 2016
Bottle - pours hazy yellow with a thin white head. Aroma is lemon, spice and some banana. Taste is citrus and spice which continues into a lingering finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jesper86 (26) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 11, 2016
UPDATED: AUG 11, 2016 Beautiful white beer. Good complexity. Very elegant. Long finish. Smooth. Not overly citrus-like like some other whites. Cardamom, lime, orange blossom, coriander, celery. Hint of white chocolate, but then dry. Nice balance between acids, subtle but enough bitterness and subtle flavours that do have enough depth though.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Speko (210) - DENMARK - AUG 10, 2016
Bottle 0,33. Pours hazy yellow, wheat, grains, orange yeast. Not quite my taste.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thellgren (789) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 6, 2016
0.33 l bottle as St. Bernardus Wit from Uba ja humal, Tallinn. Aroma has citrus and maybe coriander. Appearance is dark yellow, cloudy or muddy and with a nice head. Taste has more citrus and spices than Hoegaarden. This is heavy stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ozzy70 (690) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - AUG 4, 2016
11.2 oz. bottle from Brix. Poured hazy/cloudy, foamy white head. Aroma was candy, yeast, wheat, orange. Taste was sweet, wheat, grains.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ignorant (102) - madrid, SPAIN - JUL 28, 2016
Yellow dark orange something shady. initially invaded by tireless bubbles are keeping a remnant of foam. Loaded smell of coriander and orange juice without sugar levels and malt gives tropical aromas of sweet and acid mixture with a soft spicy touch. The flavor division plays a different style reference. More pronounced, consistent and acid, with a sweet orange base and malt is interrupted by notes of lemon, tropical fruits and soft notes of grapefruit and grass.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GoufCustom (1575) - HONG KONG - JUL 27, 2016


330ml bottle bought at Good Stuff in Yuen Long.

Looks: Cloudy, hazy pale straw golden colour with a thick ring of dirt-like yeast sediments; Half finger head with crumpety white foam which last for 1 minute; Fair sticky lacing with active carbonation.

Aroma: Fragrant malt, with very strong wheaty tartness, banana, light apple, strong orange peels, coriander, vanilla, cream, floral, sugar, spices, dough, strong Bel yeast, very light lemon and thin grass.

Taste: Close to light sweet light malt, with strong wheat, very strong tartness on the verge of acidic, strong orange peels, light coriander, strong carbo, floral, light molasses, earth, spices, light bread, strong yeast, lemon, moderate bitter hops and light strawy grass.

Body: Close to medium body. Slick and creamy palate.

Mouth Feel: Light maltyness in a thick background. Very smooth and creamy. Lots of wheat with screaming tartness. Good orange peels and floral but light on coriander and sweetness. Spicy and yeasty with mild lemon and notable bitterness to round. Good!

Hoppiness: Floral, spices, very light lemon and thin grass in nose. Floral, earth, spices, lemon and strawy grass in taste; Bitterness is moderate for an lasting, mid to light astringent wheaty finish.

After Taste: Fairly dry. Smooth and very easy to mouth. <P>Comments: This one feels stronger and bolder than Van Steenberge’s Celis White - better estery aroma, a lot creamier, stronger wheaty tartness, stronger orange peels and spices. A bit more sweetness will be perfect to its hoppiness. Quite nice for Summer!


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