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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: 1488   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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3.8
ChainGangGuy (4908) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - AUG 24, 2008
Best Before: 27 07 09. Appearance: Pours an opaque, dull orange body with a thin, white head. Smell: Aromatic nose smelling of lemony citrus and sugar-coated baked goods fresh out of the oven. Taste: Bready malts with a sugary, honey-coated sweetness. Dash of freshly-grated lemon zest. Sip of grapefruit juice. Tangy wheat flavor near the end. Teaspoon of nutmeg. Slight pear fruitiness. Restrained hop bitterness. Tiny blip of sourness. Fruity, bready finish. Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium carbonation. Drinkability: It’s nice. Certainly heavier and much fuller than I’d ever expected, but still overall nice.

3.9
TeamTrappist (832) - jericho, New York, USA - AUG 21, 2008
On tap at the Sunswick in Queens.Once again here is a style of beer that I often avoid, but wanted to try this as it was on tap right in front of me, and I am very glad that I did try it.Poured a cloudy golden amber. The nose was wheaty and yeasty. The flavor was mild and smooth, with a mild wheat flavor to it. The finish was similar to the start, overall a very good beer.

4.2
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 21, 2008
This beer is under-rated. Easily the best Wit I’ve had. It’s really creamy and wheaty. The corriander and bitter orange compliment but do not overwhelm. Perfect amount of carbonation and spice. Lovely beer!

4.2
Imperial-John (192) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 18, 2008
bottle at Rhino. Has the same excellent aoma as all the St Bernies, Fruitcake yeast. Cloudy yellow with small white head. Taste is bubbly, sweet yeasty citrus bread. Surprised it is only 5.5%, tastes like a much bigger beer than that.

4.1
darkguardian (733) - Florida, USA - AUG 18, 2008
12oz bottle. Big aromatic nose of clove, citrus, vanilla and coriander. Some clove in there as well, a little more hefe than most belgian whites. This is a much stronger white than some others like the Struise but its got a distinctive flavor of hay, mild citrus, orange peel and coriander and a substantial spiciness thats reminiscent of their tripel but paired down. Very complex and terrific. A very very good wit, maybe one of the best.

4.1
otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 14, 2008
My first St Bernardus was the lusciously rich, expressive Abt. 12, and since then I have been in love with the brews from St. Bernardus. I am very pleased that they brew a Wit beer, white beer, style. An oft overlooked and underappreciated beer style, wit beers are soft, complex, and an excellent session brew.
She pours a beautiful cloudy straw yellow with an enormous bountiful white head that resembles a cloud floating in my brew. After a couple minutes, she settles into a rather nicely thick white head that completely covers my Wit beer below. A swirl and a sniff later, hints of banana and an explosion of clove and spices fill the nose. Sweet and yeasty aromas hold the bananas and spices in place. As I enjoy my first quaff, a thick almost chewy body carries with it a plate of delicious flavors: slightly sour yeasts, warm banana bread, spices and cloves, and some sweet fruits (peaches). Definitely a heavier body than other wit beers I have had, St. Bernardus Wit fills your mouth with her exquisite brew, but still manages to go down clean and smooth, leaving only a lingering sour yeast dryness. As she warms and I near the end of my glass, St. Bernardus Wit smoothes her ruffles and reveals a perfect balanced palate.

3.3
Pinball (12188) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 12, 2008
strong citrussy aroma. peach. great. cloudy yellow like sewage water, large white head. nice fruity flavor, a little too sweet, not much aftertaste really good beer, but it lacks an edge.

4.1
markwise (5441) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 10, 2008
An excellent witbier. This beer pours a hazy yellow color with an astounding amount of carbonation. The aroma is some bread with heavy shots of citrus, lemon, banana, clove, and some sugar (?). The taste is similar with pieces of a sugary/ candied lemon flavor. Very good, similar to Sterkins.

3.8
Caleb1035 (63) - , North Carolina, USA - AUG 10, 2008
UPDATED: OCT 18, 2008 a little yellower than other whites. Smell is citrus. Comparable to Hoegarden but all around better. Perhaps not worth the price, but an enjoyable wit.

3.3
Wim (4108) - Weelde, BELGIUM - AUG 8, 2008
hazy yellow orange coloured body with a white head a yeasty citrus aroma a yeasty citrus fruity taste with a sweet fruity bitter finish


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