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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: 1419   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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3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ARMed (625) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 22, 2012
Goes great with a framboise. Perfect beer to enjoy on a no e cool winter evening with your significant other ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ignorant (68) - 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 (1533) - 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!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrNosha (1538) - Baden Württemberg, GERMANY - JUL 26, 2016
330ml Flasche. Trüb dunkelgelbes Bier mit schönem collem weissem Schaum. Spritziger Citrusduft mit runder kräuteriger Note. Antrunk sanft herb und zitronig. Dann kommt der Korriander und etwas Hefe. ImAbgang etwas Hopfen. Frisches Bier

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Trolleo (1243) - Pula / Zagreb, CROATIA - JUL 23, 2016
Really cloudy yellow color with minimal sized white head. Perfume aroma, spices, some sweet banana. Also sweet banana taste and spices. Lively carbonation, medium body. Very drinkable stuff. //bottle at Craft Room

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tricksta_p (3261) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - JUL 21, 2016
Bottle at home. Aroma is wheat, spicy yeast, fruity notes, lightly bready, touch of citrus. Flavour is light to moderate sweet and slightly bitter. Body is medium. Okay Wit but nothing special.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Enteogenisk (128) - Bålsta, SWEDEN - JUL 21, 2016
Bottle in wine glass. This is a great wit and I am not surprised, coming from such a respectable brewery.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
daje (3795) - NORWAY - JUL 16, 2016
Bottle, april 1th 2016. Hazy golden body with a white head. Aroma is citric with spicy and banana yeast esters. Taste of orange, choriander, yeast and wheat. Fresh citric finish, with a lasting yeasty aftertaste, nice.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AntonyWilson (99) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - JUL 15, 2016
330ml bottle: Pours a cloudy straw colour, with a persistent white head. Interesting notes of yeast, citrus and spice on the nose. It keeps one guessing on the taste with hints of lemon, orange, coriander and slight bubblegum. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Overall a very close second to Pierre Celis’ witbier.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
phombana (22) - - JUL 14, 2016
Good aroma . Nice colour. taste is good. no sweet no bitter. It's ok for wheat beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JFF (116) - - JUL 14, 2016
Bouteille de 33 cl. Au nez, un peu fade. Bonne mousse blanche. Robe dorée claire si on verse tranquillement sans la lie, mais trouble à souhait pour le style en versant tout. En bouche, légers arômes de bananes, levures et pain. Tout est dans la subtilité pour cette bière, malgré le taux d’alcool un peu élevé pour le style et qui, pour le coup, est bien balancé.


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