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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: 1119   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 (1308) - 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.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jbuskirk (298) - 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.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Jerre (2365) - 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 (380) - 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.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Craybees (18) - New York, USA - JUN 18, 2009
This is probably the best wheat bear Iíve tried. Thereís no hint of sugar or high fructose corn syrup or any of that nastiness.

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
TJay7481 (79) - Altamonte Springs, Florida, USA - APR 16, 2011
I loved drinking this beer. It was probably the most easily drinkable beer I have ever had but in a good way. It went down so easy and all the flavors were so well balanced and smooth. It was so easy to drink I finished my glass in about two minutes. It was great, so light and crisp. You could tell a lot of care and work went into making this beer. It was almost perfect. A creamy yellow color with aromas of cloves, wheat, citrus and yeast. Flavors of coriander, citrus, wheat, yeast and even a little sweet ginger. Carbonated with a very pleasant tangy after taste.


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