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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1232   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.


chimaybier's rating

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
chimaybier (50) - Redding, California, USA - JUL 30, 2010
To put it simply- the best Witbier I have had to date... and I have had many. The Trappist brothers have a masterpiece here. Great with light foods.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Geiserich (3469) - Linz, AUSTRIA - DEC 20, 2014
Bottle from saveure-biere.com: Aroma with citrus, citrus peel and spices. Very hazy yellow color with a nice creamy white head. Flavor has some fruitiness of citrus without sourness, more a dry citrus peel and spice note. Good.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Freaky_tiki (644) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 19, 2014
Final bottle from 6 pack sampler is the wit & it seems to confirm that this style is not my favourite. It’s cloudy in the glass. Sips bring shrill flavours of tart orange peels, lavender hand soap & coriander spicing. As a reviewer below observes, the soapy notes take me out of the experience. Won’t have this again. Love this brewery; don’t like this beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MMR (344) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 17, 2014
Rather good Belgian White beer. Has a nice aroma of citrus but better balanced than most of it’s style.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sebilinz (610) - Linz, AUSTRIA - DEC 16, 2014
Bottle. Cloudy pale body with white head. Aroma is coriander with orange peel and wheat. Taste is also much corriander and some fruity and citrus notes. Aftertaste is very soapy. For me to much coriander tastes like soap and therefore this is not my favorite wit.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cfrancis (2511) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 15, 2014
Pretty spot on wit. Pours cloudy with a big frothy white top. Aroma is banana, yeast, wheat and a touch of corriander. Taste is chewy yeasty wheat with banana and great body. Disappeared quickly.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
patricks110 (1778) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 15, 2014
A great wit with tons of crisp wheat malt, light citrus notes and big spice and ester accents. Pours a hazy gold with a thick head of bright white. The nose has a typical wit yeast aroma with caramel and toasted wheat notes. Light coriander and clove aromas expand in the flavour profile. A nice crisp and rfreshing brew.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hackobock (1725) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 12, 2014
November 29, 2014. Bottle. Cloudy yellow with a large frothy white head. Aroma is sweet spicy, orange, coriander, light cloves. Taste is light sweet and light bitter, crisp and spicy. Light bodied, average carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RhetoricalAns (377) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 8, 2014
330 mL bottle. Cloudy pour, light yellow / straw gold colour with a tall white head composed of dense small bubbles. Strong Coriander aroma, also citrus, lemon, yeast, pepper. Taste is yeasty, some lemon hint of sour at the end. Effervescent carbonation, medium to light body.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hammy78 (779) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 8, 2014
Bottle. Pours hazy gold, fluffy white head, minor speckles of lace. Nose is fruity, banana, orange and orange peel. Tastes as expected to style, banana, clove, some fleshy orange and peel. Decent.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BobyFischer (105) - FRANCE - DEC 8, 2014
Une très bonne blanche belge.Classique mais bien complexe pour le genre.Même une petite amertume surprenante et bien venue.Les épices sont savamment dosées et paraissent naturelles, à la différence des "commerciales" du genre.Le corps est crémeux et les levures poivrées/relevées.


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