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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: 1468   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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3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dunn4040 (129) - Georgia, USA - MAR 29, 2014
Cloudy golden yellow pour with a nice thick, fluffy white head. The perfect looking Witbier. Aroma is light and pleasant. Lemon zest, sweet dough, white pepper. Very refreshing taste. Slightly spicy on the front end, followed by oranges, honey, and coriander. Finish is dry and clean. Flavor is slightly more subdued than I expected but its still very delicious. Overall, this beer is great. The biggest drawback for me is the price and availability. Ive only come across the beer a handful of times and when I do its usually around $5 a bottle. Delicious, but not worth the $5 price tag to buy regularly.


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cybion (159) - Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2017
Bottle, 330 ml. Pours VERY cloudy dark yellow/gold with a one finger fairly dense, long retaining head. Lacing is thick. Has an almost milky, white chocolate-y look to it, sometimes even with a dash of darker caramel colour; real pretty! Aroma-wise, theres loads of coriander, other herbs, a bit of clove, some really rich and prominent creamy/dairy notes, lemon and orange zest/peel, some spicy hops, rounded off with a touch of phenol and musty yeast. Must emphasise how rich and full this aroma is, with a brilliant balance between the thick creamy/dairy notes and the spicy, yeasty tangy stuff. The spice cuts through first in the taste, attacking the sides of the tongue before the fairly strong lemon zest, coriander, and creamy stuff (a little sweet) kick in. Mildly sour throughout, certainly not in a bad way. The creamy/dairy notes stick around the longest and merge into lots of cereal and wheat for a fairly dry, spicy, warming finish. Theres some characteristics reminiscent of boiled white rice, spring onions, a small amount of white pepper and some earthy hops at various points. Little bit metallic which is a downside. Body is medium, texture is oily/creamy and coats the mouth quickly, carbonation is mild. Really like this one and particularly appreciate all the creamy/dairy stuff, probably my favourite of the style so far!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
tmzl (292) - SLOVENIA - FEB 14, 2017
Smooth coriander lemons with noticeable peppery phenols, spicy and light herbal finish, creamy and refreshing.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thanatosti (1571) - Culemborg, NETHERLANDS - FEB 11, 2017
33 cl. bottle @ home, bought @ van Rooij, Culemborg. Milly yellow with a big white head. Lemon aroma with some wheat. Sweet and sour taste. Normally Im not a big fan of Belgian witbier but this one is really tasty. Well done.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
AndreasP (190) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 7, 2017
Nice example of wit. Little salty, some lactid acid, coriander, grass and hay. Best wit I have had

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
john44 (2630) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2017
Draft Pint at The Porterhouse, Covent Garden, London in July 2009 - Cloudy murky caramelly brown colour. Fruity; orange, tropical fruit (melon?). Spicy & Yeasty; coriander. Malty (caramel & toffee). Smooth. Sweet. Very refreshing. Dry slightly bitter finish. Lovely wheat beer! (2009-07)

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
koleminer20 (3069) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - FEB 6, 2017
Bottle shared with ebone1988 for the Koleminer20 turns 3k and Ebone1988 turns 1.6k Bonanza. 330 mL bottle. The pour is a foggy golden straw color with a thick white head that falls down to a thick ring with only a couple spots of lace. The aroma is full of lemon zest and spice. I dont necessarily care for the spiciness of it, but its not terrible. The flavor is where it falls apart. Its sharp and spicy with a lightly metallic malt thing happening. Its got a breadiness about it before falling off to the spice. The mouth feel is light and watery with a sharper carbonation and a lingering cinnamon and maltiness that just is terrible. Im not a fan of this one at all.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ebone1988 (1657) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - FEB 5, 2017
Bottle shared with koleminer20 for the Koleminer20 Turns 3k and Ebone1988 turns 1.6k Bonanza. Aroma is citrus, wheat, slight coriander, metallic, maybe a touch of earthy hop. Appearance is golden, white head, hazy. Taste is coriander, wheat, metallic, orange zest, eh. Mouthfeel is light to medium body, light crisp carbonation, weird metallic spice aftertaste. Overall, I had high hopes for this one and it disappoints.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zilverenmaan (88) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - FEB 3, 2017
Beautiful staw yellow, cloudy. Aroma and taste wheat and distinctly fruity. Carbonation soft. Mouthfeel a bit oily. Very fruity and balanced, refreshing.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
apickles (538) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2017
Bottle in Craft Tooting. Pours golden light brown lousy with not much of a head. Nose is very lemony with some wheat. Taste is really creamy in the mouth with tons of wheat on the finish. Really good.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DonGregorio (155) - 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.


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