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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: 1284   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.


Veeks' rating

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Veeks (62) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 5, 2010
fair representation of the witbier family, not as resounding as others and a little disappointing considering how much I LOVE the St Bernardus Abt 12, but a fine drink nonetheless


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leini (1177) - SWEDEN - APR 24, 2015
330ml bottle. Hazy golden body with a large white head. Light bread, citrus, wheat and spices. Refreshing.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fombe89 (320) - Asturias, SPAIN - APR 23, 2015
Botella. BBD 06/05/16. Color amarillo pajizo. Espuma blanca. Aromas espaciados y cítricos.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Mortlach (1113) - Rome, ITALY - APR 23, 2015
330ml bottle @ Bir&Fud Bottega. Hzy light golden with a big white head. Aroma is lemon, weat, flower, lemon zest, some esters, so so... Flavour is fresh, citrus, bread, weat, a bit sweet at first. Light body, watery, high carbonation. Just an ordinary and boring wit, nothing special.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
mjik83 (829) - - APR 21, 2015
33cl flesje bij De Gouverneur, Maastricht Alcoholpercentage van 5,5% Uitgeschonken in origineel St. Bernardus glas Uiterlijk: zoals elk witbier goud/geel/troebel, weinig schuim Aroma en smaak: vrij kruidig, citrus, zuurtje, fris Conclusie: niet zoals een normaal witbier, aangenaam ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
rosskyle (49) - - APR 19, 2015
Bottle purchased from Four Firkins. Hazy light golden color with minimal white head. Citrus lemon grass wheat aroma. Carbonated medium body. Lemon wheat flavor with a little spice. Carbonation and medium body makes it an excellent wit. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rdb84 (229) - NETHERLANDS - APR 18, 2015
Bottle. Typical Blanche pour, slightly murky golden orange color with large soapy foam head. Inviting strong, fresh, and grainy aroma. The most accurate description would be: a Hoegaarden that has been lying in the cellar for a couple of years. Robust aroma of grains, dried lemon, basement smell / yeast. Taste is nicely balanced, although slightly under-carbonated in my opinion. Fresh grains nicely balanced with dried lemon, some yeast and cheese flavors. Slightly doughy aftertaste. Really nothing more to say, except that it is less of a drinking beer than Hoegaarden, more degustation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
klm1 (352) - - APR 17, 2015
Golden little muddy colour with tiny white head. Aroma and flavours of grapefuit, yeasts, wheat, orange, some spices and of course - Belgian hops. Taste is firstly hoppy - sour than it transforms to slightly sweet. Medium carbonation and bitterness. Good but not superlative.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Canmoore (310) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 10, 2015
Pours a hazy light orange, with a thin head. Aroma notes include orange zest, yeast, banana, peach, and apricot. Upon tasting an explosion of sour/tangy citrus attacks the palate, similar to biting into an orange peel. As the palate settles out more subtle notes of clove, banana, pepper, apricots, and peach come to bear. It finishes dry, refreshing, and clean. This is a spectacular world class wit!!!!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lilja (2006) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 8, 2015
Flaska från Saveur Biére. Smak och doft av vete, belgisk jäst, banan, vitpeppar med toner av bubbelgum. Rund och len, bra balans mellan smakerna med fin beska. En riktigt fin Wit.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zizzybalubba (1571) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - APR 7, 2015
330 mL bottle from Total Wine, Virginia Beach, VA (best before June 5, 2016). Yellowish-orange pour with a short white head. Aroma of Belgian yeast, ripe banana, and clove. Taste offers light bubblegum, faint orange peel, white pepper, and clove. Finish is clean and refreshing. This is a world class witbier.


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