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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1491   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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
WillemsUrenkel (1790) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - MAY 27, 2017
0,33 l bottle on a hot summer night. Murky golden in the glass, one finger white frothy head. Fruity with coriander on the nose. Taste starts smooth, wheat, yeast, orange, less coriander. Some dry fruity bitterness in the second part. More than average carbonated. All what you can expect from a Witbier. Nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Villyzzz (373) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAY 20, 2017
Bottle at home. Pours hazy light brown with big white head. Aroma has banana, yeast and wheat. Taste has some citrus and sweet fruit with Belgian yeast. Great.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JaKeAFC (1110) - ITALY - MAY 6, 2017
On tap @ il vecio portego. Pale yellow color light haze, short white head quickly dissipating, no lacing. Aroma is citrusy, lemon, orange, light spice, wheat, yeast. Taste sweetish, mild sour. Very strong carbonation, light body, short spiced finish. Quite disappointing honestly, maybe not served well though.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ryecatcher (1426) - Bridgeport, Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 2, 2017
Bottle. Hazy, pale straw yellow. Medium white head with decent retention. Nose is fruit, grass, melon, white grapes. Mouth is medium bodied, creamy, Meyers lemon, faint yeasty spice, bread. Nice.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Echon (515) - rhus, DENMARK - MAY 2, 2017
Pale, cloudy amber. Wheat, citrus, and lightly spicy and fruity notes, on top of a dry, somewhat tart and refreshing taste, that finishes with low bitterness. Medium body. Overall, a fine witbier. Refreshing and thirst quenching.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Banzale (272) - FRANCE - APR 27, 2017
Acheter tabac&co palais des bires dans famiflora dottignies. Bouteille de 33cl. Couleur jaune ple , peu de brillance et assez trouble . Mousse lgre et trs diffuse. Au nez : cest le crales, les pices et une notes citronnelle agrable . En bouche : cest bien fais et bonne teneur . Le crales , froment et malts donne un bon corps , les pices types coriandre relve le tout agrablement bien . Note citronnelle agrable et dsaltrant. Une bonne blanche

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jfb (6184) - GERMANY - APR 24, 2017
(bottle) murky golden colour with a frothy white head. aroma of coriander, physalis and candle wax, with some notes of sweet apple cider, wheat and raspberries. flavour is mostly orange juice and canned tangerines, with lots of syrup, some cobwebs and a semi-dry sugar confect finish. medium-bodied with lively carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
CObiased (492) - Bayfield, Colorado, USA - APR 23, 2017
11.2 oz bottle - the appearance is a clear pale golden yellow with a thin white head. Great wit aroma of light fruit, hint of coriander spice, wheat, slight floral and light cracker malt. Very similar flavors as the aroma. Great wit

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
gschrade (1082) - Collinsville, Illinois, USA - APR 21, 2017
I had this at Flying Saucer. Pours cloudy gold with a white head. Taste coriander, wheat, mild citrus. I thought this was good. I would drink this again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
basjansen14 (311) - NETHERLANDS - APR 13, 2017
Blond biertje met een mooie witte schuimkraag. Aroma: gist, moutig, kruidig. Smaak: gist, fruitig, kruidig en wat mout. Prima witbiertje


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