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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: 1470   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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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
illidurit (2308) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 31, 2008
On tap at The Red in Santa Cruz. Peachy lemon in color with a big white head that leaves fantastic Belgian lacing. The foam never seems to die down to the liquid. Aroma is spicy and citrusy: coriander and lemon respectively. Classic. Flavor is pretty much unrivaled in the witbier world. Not a touch of wateriness yet still so refreshing. Tangy lemon with a sweet wheat maltiness, accented by coriander and clove. Mouthfeel is unreally smooth from the wheat. A bit too full-flavored to be supremely drinkable like some of the lighter versions of the style out there, but this is quite easily the best as far as overall quality. That Hoegaarden has the same average score on this site is a travesty.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 30, 2008
33cl bottle from Total Wine Tampa. Pours golden lemony, cloudy, thin white head. Smells of lemon, citrus, spice, but not overpoweringly so. Flavor: citrus, spice, faint complex cheese taste with a slightly watery finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
RollinHard (1024) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - MAR 28, 2008
Pours slightly orangy yellow, very cloudy with a long-lasting white head. Man, theres tons of obscene chunks floating in this. Aroma is pungent, leaning towards the doughier and earthier side of witbiers. A bit of lemon zest, cardamom, hay, salt...mostly pungent yeast notes. Tangy at first with tart citrus and light herb/spice, this gets overtaken with a raw dough and wheat taste, pungent yeasty hay notes throughout. Finishes pretty clean, but the aftertaste changes things up and removes almost all tartness, leaving nothing but gingery dough, and maybe sugar cookies. Okay, maybe its not THAT sweet, but still.....Light highly carbonated mouthfeel, but this is definitely chewier than most witbiers. Not quite as big as de Rocs Blanche Double. Anyway this is pretty fabulous.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 27, 2008
750ml bottle. Not what I was expecting from St. Bernardus. Poured a beautiful golden yellow with nice haze and lacing. Nose was very citric and tart, as was the finish. I should have let this brew sit a bit longer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mgoy (344) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 22, 2008
St. Bernardus Blanche is a fantastic Belgian White. The color is a very hazy yellow with a nice creamy white head. The flavor is full of orange and corriander and is very smooth going down.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jezmez68 (404) - Chesterton, Indiana, USA - MAR 22, 2008
Big 750 ml bottle at Rob and Bekis in Pace, Florida. Thanks, Rob! Pours cloudy and yellow, almost white in color. Smells of yeast and slightly of tart apple. Tastes tart, lemony and slightly spicey. A very fine example of the style.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ScoWRee (416) - Perkiomen, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 21, 2008
Pours a hazy golden color with a thin white foany head.Aroma of yeast, and do i mean yeast!! smells like a bag of bread...Taste is yeasty and citrus, lemon, hint of clove. I love St Bernardus beer but , this was a liitle weak

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
naivepegasus (367) - USA - MAR 19, 2008
Pours a cloudy orange with about a finger of stark white head. Aroma of lemon peel. Interesting taste, very light mouthfeel, almost watery, but ends with a nice taste of orange and banana with a slightly bitter aftertaste. Im not a big witbier fan, but I am a fan of Bernardus, and they do not disappoint with this.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
blklab2007 (2118) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 17, 2008
bottle poured a hazy golden amber in color with tons of yeast at the bottom and producing a thick two finger head of white foam backing off to a thin layer. aroma has sweet yeast, grains, lemon tarts, citrus, and some grass. mouth feel is thin but the texture is interesting, thick and thin at the same time. flavor is wheat and grains put against some sweetness. citrus and lemons make an appearance in a desert like way taking things in another direction with spice and grass. one of the best wits i have tried with many layers of flavors to offer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beershine (5224) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - MAR 3, 2008
(Bottle) Hazy custard color with sudsy foam. Smells yeasty with strong lemon, lemon verbana, and orange as well as more subtle mint and cilantro. Mouthfeel is spritzy, solid, soft, smooth. Flavors start off with pumpkin & yam sweetness, then progress through herbs, perfume, and honeydew before yielding to lemon custard at the end. One of the more complex witbiers.


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