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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: 1308   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.


dunn4040's rating

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dunn4040 (128) - Georgia, USA - MAR 29, 2014
Cloudy golden yellow pour with a nice thick, fluffy white head. The perfect looking Witbier. Aroma is light and pleasant. Lemon zest, sweet dough, white pepper. Very refreshing taste. Slightly spicy on the front end, followed by oranges, honey, and coriander. Finish is dry and clean. Flavor is slightly more subdued than I expected but it’s still very delicious. Overall, this beer is great. The biggest drawback for me is the price and availability. I’ve only come across the beer a handful of times and when I do it’s usually around $5 a bottle. Delicious, but not worth the $5 price tag to buy regularly.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
GlassBrass440 (273) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 2, 2015
Pours a hazy gold with a large, dense, everlasting, white, merengue-like head. Aromas are soft and of wheat, and sweet confections. Flavours are again soft with a light sweetness, vanilla, cream, and herbal notes. Effervescent carbonation and medium bodied. My sample is nearly a year past the best by date, but was still enjoyable. I’d love to try one fresh.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gopherfan99 (881) - CROATIA - JUL 1, 2015
Bottle (Aviano P/X); pours hazy yellow with a white head; aroma of citrus, wheat, yeast, and spices; taste is citrus with some yeast; finish is dry with some bitterness with spice notes; good witbier

1.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
erling1000 (256) - - JUN 30, 2015
A cloudy, pale Wit with high white head. Aroma is fresh fruity, yeasty, light malty. Aroma is bitter, sour, sweet.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mauroruellas (234) - GETULINA, BRAZIL - JUN 24, 2015
Turva,coloração amarelo opaca,espuma mediana deixando uma fina camada até o fim;aroma cítrico,frutado e de especiarias;envolta em uma boa base maltada traz um sabor um pouco salgado, levemente picante,trazendo frutas cítricas e coentro,banana quase não é notada,boa carbonatação,refrescante,boa drinkability. Uma Wit suave que não me impressionou,esperava um pouco mais.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
McSherman (312) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - JUN 19, 2015
Gelb-orange trüb mit wenig beständigem Schaum. Geruch : hefig, etwas Zitrone und Gewürze wie Nelke. Geschmack : Hefe, Kräuter, Gewürze. Nicht sonderlich bitter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Punkero (73) - FINLAND - JUN 18, 2015
Hazy golden appearance, lovely foam and yeasty aroma with a hint of citrus. Fresh. Allaround wit. Soapy. Grassy. Citric. Fine.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sharkydodson (583) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - JUN 10, 2015
the aroma of citrus and some spices with some shades of yeast... the taste is fruity and spicy with notes of lemon, clove, white bread and yeast... the aftertaste is sweet and dry...

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jamaty (1155) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 10, 2015
Pajiza turbia, abundante espuma. Aroma a limón y cilantro. Carbonatacion y cuerpo medios. Sabor cítrico con toque espaciado. Buena muestra del estilo, aunque no destaca tanto como otras Bernardus.

4.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Subliminal64 (30) - London, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 7, 2015
Wow, I was not expecting this beer to be this good. St Bernardus makes quality Doubles, Triples and Quads, but add wheat beer to the resume. It smells very strong, almost offputting. Pours a cloudy golden colour. Taste is infidelity wheat beer, but with very little sweetness. Lots of carbonation Overall I was very impressed. First wheat that I had where there was very little sweetness to it. This is the only beer I would even consider better then Erdinger. Although, I still prefer the later. MB

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
budedou (543) - Saint Etienne, FRANCE - JUN 5, 2015
Nice wit, similar to an hefe-weizen beer. Wheat, gently. Straw, grass, sun. Gentle aftertaste.


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