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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1498   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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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   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.

dchad56 (513) - - 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.

Ritzn (1412) - GERMANY - JUL 17, 2017
Hazy yellow with minimal white head. Aroma is typical wet yeasts and slight spices. Ver smooth. Taste is flat sour juice. A hint of spicyness in the finish. Just a normal wit.

rodsquad (244) - Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - JUN 29, 2017
Bottle from Fountainhall Wines. Pours cloudy peachy yellow with a thin white head. Nose has spice first and foremost then fruit with apple and citrus peel. There’s a sweet syrup and sherbet malt finish. The taste has the tart citrus front followed with pepper over a sweet malt base. The palate is soft leaving a little oil on the lips. It has a sharp moderate carbonation. The sharp citrus, dry spice and sweet malt canvas produces a nailed-on and often imitated classic. This is Witbier.

ozzatoadisback (173) - ITALY - JUN 21, 2017
Pours a cloudy light orange with a good, dense and persistent white head. Nice lacing. Aroma has a delicate dough and/or white bread base, overcome by fruity notes (expecially citric, but also peach) and spiciness. Taste follows the aroma closely, with high sweetness (maybe a little on the high end even for the style), a slight hint of refreshing tartness and close to no bitterness. Quite on the verge of ’too sweet’, but still ok. Light bodied with quite high carbonation to bring a slightly creamy but still easy mouthfeel. Overall enjoyable and quite refreshing.

Oddskulle (33) - - JUN 11, 2017
Høje forventinger, Sommer dufte, eng og blomster. Uden perfume! .. Den er lys i udseende, faktisk pæn for en wit.. Let grumset fra gær. Fint skum. Smagen er lidt flad, den imponere ikke her, tynd er også et ord. Det er en pøn øl, det er ikke en du huske som at værende en top.

adster (817) - HUNGARY - JUN 4, 2017
Könnyed, légies aromákkal, barackbefőttes, kompótos, kandírozott citromos illatokkal indít, egy adag szalmás, gabonás hangulattal. Ízre hasonlóan könnyed, talán túlságosan is az, malátás foszlányait éles savasság pezsdíti fel, egy közepestől intenzívebb szénsavhálóba burkolva. A gyümölcsös-gabonás bevezető aztán kissé krétaporos, száraz végszóba csap át, összességében azonban kiegyensúlyozott kompozícióként ölt testet az ital.

bewyder (508) - FRANCE - MAY 30, 2017
Jaune très pâle troublée, douce sur petite pointe d’amertume, notes d’oranges et fruits jaunes, banane (que je n’aime pas du tout), ça tire un peu sur le côté limonade douce. Pas mauvaise mais pas vraiment mon truc. Bouteille 33cl achetée en grande surface, Noisy-le-Grand, France, bue le 26/05/2017.

WillemsUrenkel (1878) - 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.

Villyzzz (390) - 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.

JaKeAFC (1129) - 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.

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