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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: 1249   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.


MitchWayne's rating

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MitchWayne (263) - Kokkola, - JUN 1, 2009
Hazy yellow, white head. Aroma of yeast, coriander and oranges. Refreshing taste of coriander, oranges and lemon and a hoppy end. Was expecting more but a good witbier nonetheless.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rammer (186) - Moscow, RUSSIA - JAN 28, 2015
Bottle. Nice nice wit. Wheat, gently. Straw, grass, sun. Gentle aftertaste.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
HippyHop (302) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 27, 2015
Cloudy straw-coloured pour with a brief, but loud, cameo appearance by a clean white cap. Nose is lemon, wheat and musty yeast. Taste was sort of surprising. It’s quite sour/citric, and the musty notes seem to amplify. Mouthfeel is wonderful; creamy and very carbonated, and the finish is crisp, slightly bitter, but with lingering soapy notes. This sort of goes in the "I’m not sure" pile for me.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
samzim (262) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 25, 2015
Spicy aroma with notes of orange. Hazy gold colour. Bready flavour with notes of coriander, ginger, and citrus. Body is somewhere between light and medium with mild carbonation. Quite an enjoyable beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
DomD (112) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - JAN 22, 2015
Poured from bottle. Aroma of citrus zest. Pours a cloudy pale with white head. Has a light sour taste. Medium to full bodied, creamy texture, with a slightly tart finish. A rather complex beer, a lot less sour than I expected with much more body than any other witbier I have tasted.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Joel (114) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 20, 2015
Pours pale and hazy. Dry, bready and finishes with a slight bitterness. Citrus notes. Very clean. Overall this is good, but probably not something I’ll reach for very often.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Motobashi (100) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 17, 2015
Poured ligt hazy gold. 1 finger head. Active carbonation. Floating yeast. Citrus and moss aroma. Very faint bitterness on the finish. Pretty good

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hkrivera (146) - Guaynabo, PUERTO RICO - JAN 17, 2015
Citric flavor with coriander, orange with a trappist twist! Best with bar appetizers! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
WABeerFiend (271) - - JAN 16, 2015
Best by date of 07.08.15. Poured into a tulip on 05.23.14. A: 2 1/2 finger head. Very cloudy yellow/orange with yeast. S: Wheat. Also citrus (orange) and cloves. T: Egg, wheat, orange are dominant. Cloves are subtle. M: Very creamy with some carbonation at the end. Chewy. O: This was interesting to try after trying American wits. It was not crisp and had a much heavier mouthfeel in general. It was good, but not a favorite.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MatthijsE (897) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 13, 2015
Bottle @ home. Pours a cloudy golden-straw colour with a fluffy, lasting, white head. Nose of coriander, muted orange, cloves and lemony citrus. Slightly spicy medium-sweet flavour, and nice and smooth on the palate.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rondphoto (2371) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JAN 11, 2015
bottle @ Party Source / Bellevue KY --- Hazy pale amber with a thin white head cover, strips of lace. Taste is wheat and malt with light yeast that moves toward light bittering before adding citrus and coriander in a short finish. A light, cleansing, delectable brew.


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