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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: 1289   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   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.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
DeadGuyFrank (347) - http://westchesterbeer.com, USA - AUG 27, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 14, 2007 Full of sparking, yeasty, wheat goodness. Like Hoegararden deluxe!!!In my humble opinion, the best white beer in the world. If you can get it, try it. The debate should fun and damn delicious.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
jovy1097 (14) - Louisiana, USA - FEB 7, 2010
Poured from 11.2 oz bottle into nonic pint. Appearance: Opaque, pear juice color. 2" white head that settles to a filmy, tenacious finish. Very lacy clinging to the glass. Smell: Fruity, more orange than lemon with a strong yeast presence. Taste: Smooth and creamy applesauce with orange. No hop presence to be found. A perfect balance of sweet and sour. Mouthfeel: Creamy with a small bite of carbonation. Really smooth. Drinkability: Tart, but not sour. Sweet, but not syrupy. No lingering bitterness. I could easily guzzle down several of these before realizing it. Comments: Iím trying to find something negative about this beer and canít (other than the price!) This has to be the pinnacle of witbiers. If this one doesnít get a perfect score, then perfection is not possible, since it canít be possible to improve this brew.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Hirotoma (471) - Bologna, ITALY - OCT 1, 2012
La witbier piý buona che abbia mai sentito!!!

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
BOSSbrewer (2507) - Arkansas, USA - SEP 16, 2013
I'm not usually a fan of wheat beers but this is an exception. Full bodied with lots of yeast and wheat goodness. Very nice.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
skirwan2k (2) - Florida, USA - MAR 3, 2015 does not count
Excellent blend of citrus and spice. Smooth mouth feel and fantastic aromas on the nose. Very refreshing for the summer.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jbuskirk (567) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - MAR 18, 2014
Wit represents simplicity done right. This Belgian White doesnít need exotic spices or fruits to set it off. The brew has plenty of citrus and spice by its own accord. Stripped down to the basic necessities, Wit is a cloudy, yeasty, and easy-drinking brew. This basic approach reflects a mastery of the style. The only downside to this simplicity is that it costs $17 a bottle. Damn.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
UrbanCaveman (150) - Ohio, USA - FEB 6, 2015
12 oz bottle, poured into a tulip at approximately 40 degrees F. Appearance: Pours a very cloudy pale straw gold, and forms a two-finger white head that dies quickly to about half a finger, then lingers for a bit. Occasional decent-sized bubbles of carbonation can be seen rising from the bottom of the glass. While there is lacing at first, it eventually dies to small patches as the head evaporates to a broken ring. Smell: Sour citrus mingles with an interesting sort of musty funk as the aroma wafts out of the glass. There are some faint hints of green grape and pear in the scent, a touch of spice, and something vaguely like mildewed bubblegum. Taste: Tart citrus opens the flavor profile in a rush of orange and lemon, shot through with various spices - some clove and coriander, a touch of pepper. As it moves along the palate, notes of pear and banana appear, though beneath the citrus. The finish leaves behind the citrus flavors, with a sour and mildly funky edge to them, akin to if a sample of mold from bleu cheese were never introduced to any cheese, but made to grow on the oranges and lemons instead. Mouthfeel: Light and drinkable, with significant sparkly, sharp carbonation. Overall: Thatís a darned good witbier, verging into sour territory just a touch while retaining the complexities of phenols and esters one would want in a wit. If I could find this for under $5 a bottle, Iíd make it a regular in my fridge. Even at that price, for the way this approaches the realm of a sour beer, itíll make repeat appearances.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Jerre (2839) - Waregem, BELGIUM - AUG 26, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 20, 2009 Bottle, 33 cl. Aroma lemon, coriander and other spices, wheat, yeast. Medium body. Taste spices and coriander come out ahead of the citrus, bit orange peel in it Nice ! one of the best whitebeers.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
thedrip (10) - Harlowton, Montana, USA - OCT 14, 2007
Pours a cloudy light orange. With a thick fluffy white head. Tastes of coriander and slighty taste of lemon balanced by the malt and hops of this epic witbier. completely impressed, a standard of the style.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jezmez68 (403) - Chesterton, Indiana, USA - MAR 22, 2008
Big 750 ml bottle at Rob and Bekiís in Pace, Florida. Thanks, Rob! Pours cloudy and yellow, almost white in color. Smells of yeast and slightly of tart apple. Tastes tart, lemony and slightly spicey. A very fine example of the style.


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