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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1487   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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4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
rangerred (989) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - JAN 27, 2013
330ml bottle into a nonic. Pours a hazy straw yellow with a huge three finger billowy white head. The fluffy head sticky around for a long time and leaves huge clumps of lacing on the sides of the glass. This is what a wit should look like. Picture perfect. The aroma just jumps out of the glass with lemon and coriander dominating. There are more subtle hints of clove, banana, and orange. There is a real sharpness to the aroma that I love. The flavor brings forth tons of coriander and more orange than was present in the aroma. Fresh baked bread along with lemon provide support along with a delicate tartness on the tip of the tongue. Perfect soft wheat character along with abundant carbonation that is perfect for the style. Overall, this is what every witbier should strive to be like. To me, this is the absolute defining beer of the style and by far the best wit I have ever had. I only wish I could get this close to where I live because I would go through cases during the summer.


3.6
PhillyCraft (7582) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 9, 2017
Backlog, Bottle. Pours a hazy orange with white head and plenty of lace. Notes of florals, wheat, citrus, coriander, and belgian funk. Medium bodied. A bit too spicy and fruity overall.

3.3
harrisoni (18970) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2017
Bottle at Poechenellekelder Brussels. Cant believe ive not had it before. Hazy gold colour lasting white head. Soapy wit aroma. Light lemon. Soapy wit flavour. Not the best wit in the world by a long chalk. Ok.

3.6
BColan (14) - - AUG 25, 2017
Smells a littler Beerie. Bot the best smell. But great flavor. Great taste. Goes down smoothly ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
drmet (997) - GERMANY - AUG 14, 2017
L: -pours a cloudy bright golden with a big,fluffy,white head -high carbonation visible S: -lemon,clove,banana,leather,white bread,doughy,peach T: -orange,banana,clove,wheat sourness -finishes dry F: -medium carbonation -light body O: A good Witbier.Especially in warm weather. I was missing the Coriander a bit here.

3.5
Lonick (2509) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 4, 2017
Keg @6 North, Edinburgh. Pours pale yellow, big white head. Nose is spices, clove to the fore, oranges and lemon. Taste is along the same lines nut with a big banana and bubblegum thing going on. Good but a bit thin.

3.3
Luneylane (216) - Taipei City, TAIWAN - AUG 2, 2017
A bottle at the Cafe Bastille. Aroma: citrus fruits and bread. Appearance: hazy light amber, head dissipates to nothing. Palate: full-bodied yet rather thin in texture, average carbonation, long and complex, predominantly sour finish. Taste: medium sour, well-balanced, sherbet lemon and honey flavours at the finish. Very refreshing.

3.7
Marstonlad (927) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 31, 2017
Bottle from Alko, Helsinki. Pours cloudy golden with a big, well lasting head. The aroma grainy, wheaty maltiness with solid presences of spiciness and fresh fruitiness. Taste is light sweet, displaying predominantly fruity and wheaty flavours with some spiciness supporting; nicely yeasty but still very fresh and easily drinkable. The palate is medium-bodied, very smooth and average in carbonation. Quality wit: delightfully full mouthfeel meets fresh fruity and wheaty aromas.

4
Beers0mniac (141) - Joensuu, FINLAND - JUL 30, 2017
Hazy yellow color with moderate white head which stays long. Nice aroma of spices, fruits and belgian yeast. Taste has wheat malts, spices and citrus. Overall nice and refreshing, great summer drink!

3.5
droef (197) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 29, 2017
0,33cl bottle. It’s a great Belgian white, but from the great brewers of Bernadus I expected a little bit more.

2.6
dchad56 (519) - - JUL 19, 2017
Bottle - Cloudy lemon / orange with small white head. Orange aroma. Small tang on tongue and in mouth. Ok orange tasting. Not best wit by a long way - bit disappointing.


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