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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1459   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DonGregorio (123) - POLAND - JAN 24, 2017
Small bottle. Cloudy pale beer, large white head. Aroma of yeast, banana, coriander. Taste is light sweet, light sour, of lemon and citrus, some coriander and banana. Light to medium body, average to lively carbonation. Tasty, refreshing witbier.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GeorgePratt (43) - Stockport, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2017
Aromas of citrus, wheat and banana. Pours a cloudy orange with a small white head. Taste of citrus and wheat with a smooth finish. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jabic (445) - Plainfield, Vermont, USA - JAN 22, 2017
Ar: Peach and a hint of bubblegum; a bit of orange, mango, and cotton candy. Ap: Straw gold and cloudy; medium-small white head with moderate-low retention; leaves a think cap of foam with a solid ring. T: Bubblegum and orange peel up front; doughy malt, very lightly toasted; cotton candy, mango, and peach, with hints of white pepper and a herbal hop flavor; very low bitterness; some warming alcohol, a bit too noticeable. P: Medium-light body with high carbonation; finish is dry. O: Well-made example of a Belgian wit; complex mix of fruit and spice flavors, with a clean and subtle malt backbone; mouthfeel and appearance are spot on; the one area for improvement would be to tamp down the alcohol flavor, which is a bit too prominent on such a low-abv beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Milter (735) - Nyborg, DENMARK - JAN 22, 2017
Virkelig en god witbier. Masser af friskhed. Tilpas med bitterhed. Lidt kedeligt udseende.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Livendadream (220) - New Mexico, USA - JAN 2, 2017
Btl pours a cloudy light milky straw color. Big white head fades fast leaving no lace on glass. Aromas of ripe banana,orange,spice and wheat grains. Tastes of citrus,bread, and white pepper. Light body, soft yet watery mouthfeel, under carbonated, and a tart finish. I was really hoping this beer would be fantastic. Unfortunately it is just average. Hoegaarden and Celis white are much better. This beer was close to expiring. Maybe it was better when fresh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RickFifty (1134) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - JAN 1, 2017
Cloudy yellow orange color, frothy white head. Fruity nose, peach, banana, Belgian yeast, wheat, hints of orange and grass, light spicy with cloves and coriander. Fruity esters taste, citrus with lemon and orange, Belgian yeast, peppery notes, light sourness, dry finish. Medium body, average carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AtronSeige (1399) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - DEC 31, 2016
Aroma: Medium zest and coriander, Light sweetness in the background. Appearance: Murky, dark straw body. Medium, white-colored head with medium bubbles and fair retention. Flavour: Medium-high coriander, followed by medium bread, cracker and then zest. Light tartness. Medium-light bitterness. Dry finish with lingering light coriander and zest. Mouthfeel: Medium body. High carbonation. Overall: Head retention and color is a problem. Otherwise quite good. 330 ml bottle, roused, poured. 24A. Witbier

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jury (248) - RUSSIA - DEC 31, 2016
Освежаю& напиток, для жаркой погоды отлично, легкий аромат, вкус с кислинк& освежаю& послевк& интерес& летнее пиво. Алкогол& как будто вообще нет! Срок годност& до 05.06.18. (Bottle 0,330/ 5,5%)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jzi (310) - POLAND - DEC 28, 2016
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ronritter (231) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - DEC 19, 2016
Pours pale yellow, citrus aroma, flavor is hops wheat and citrus i would say more sour than sweet.

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