DeadGuyFrank (347) - http://westchesterbeer.com, USA - AUG 27, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 14, 2007 Full of sparking, yeasty, wheat goodness. Like Hoegararden deluxe!!!In my humble opinion, the best white beer in the world. If you can get it, try it. The debate should fun and damn delicious. jovy1097 (14) - Louisiana, USA - FEB 7, 2010
Poured from 11.2 oz bottle into nonic pint.
Appearance: Opaque, pear juice color. 2" white head that settles to a filmy, tenacious finish. Very lacy clinging to the glass.
Smell: Fruity, more orange than lemon with a strong yeast presence.
Taste: Smooth and creamy applesauce with orange. No hop presence to be found. A perfect balance of sweet and sour.
Mouthfeel: Creamy with a small bite of carbonation. Really smooth.
Drinkability: Tart, but not sour. Sweet, but not syrupy. No lingering bitterness. I could easily guzzle down several of these before realizing it.
Comments: I’m trying to find something negative about this beer and can’t (other than the price!) This has to be the pinnacle of witbiers. If this one doesn’t get a perfect score, then perfection is not possible, since it can’t be possible to improve this brew. Hirotoma (471) - Bologna, ITALY - OCT 1, 2012
La witbier più buona che abbia mai sentito!!! BOSSbrewer (2705) - Arkansas, USA - SEP 16, 2013
I'm not usually a fan of wheat beers but this is an exception. Full bodied with lots of yeast and wheat goodness. Very nice. skirwan2k (2) - Florida, USA - MAR 3, 2015 does not count
Excellent blend of citrus and spice. Smooth mouth feel and fantastic aromas on the nose. Very refreshing for the summer.
lkyler505 (3) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - MAY 24, 2015 does not count
The St Bernardus Wit is a very light, gently carbonated session beer with an extremely appealing citrus aroma. It is an excellent starter beer for a rich, complex, extravagant meal. MetalNHopHead (1976) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - MAR 18, 2014
Wit represents simplicity done right. This Belgian White doesn’t need exotic spices or fruits to set it off. The brew has plenty of citrus and spice by its own accord. Stripped down to the basic necessities, Wit is a cloudy, yeasty, and easy-drinking brew. This basic approach reflects a mastery of the style. The only downside to this simplicity is that it costs $17 a bottle. Damn. UrbanCaveman (193) - Ohio, USA - FEB 6, 2015
12 oz bottle, poured into a tulip at approximately 40 degrees F.
Appearance: Pours a very cloudy pale straw gold, and forms a two-finger white head that dies quickly to about half a finger, then lingers for a bit. Occasional decent-sized bubbles of carbonation can be seen rising from the bottom of the glass. While there is lacing at first, it eventually dies to small patches as the head evaporates to a broken ring.
Smell: Sour citrus mingles with an interesting sort of musty funk as the aroma wafts out of the glass. There are some faint hints of green grape and pear in the scent, a touch of spice, and something vaguely like mildewed bubblegum.
Taste: Tart citrus opens the flavor profile in a rush of orange and lemon, shot through with various spices - some clove and coriander, a touch of pepper. As it moves along the palate, notes of pear and banana appear, though beneath the citrus. The finish leaves behind the citrus flavors, with a sour and mildly funky edge to them, akin to if a sample of mold from bleu cheese were never introduced to any cheese, but made to grow on the oranges and lemons instead.
Mouthfeel: Light and drinkable, with significant sparkly, sharp carbonation.
Overall: That’s a darned good witbier, verging into sour territory just a touch while retaining the complexities of phenols and esters one would want in a wit. If I could find this for under $5 a bottle, I’d make it a regular in my fridge. Even at that price, for the way this approaches the realm of a sour beer, it’ll make repeat appearances. mviljamaa (176) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - FEB 20, 2017
Aroma is fresh and has citrus, banana, tropical fruit and some alcohol. Color is like bright and cloudy apple juice and there’s a good amount of carbonation/foam (also when pouring). Taste starts with a slightly sour apple cider like taste with a refreshing, dense carbonation and some citrus notes. Very fresh. There are also light wheat beer and ale undernotes that add some depth or body, but which are not overpowering. Palate is slightly oily, but not too much and the beer has a really fine, nice carbonated feel. I really like the apple cider taste in this since this sort of combines the sensations of drinking beer and drinking apple cider. It even has a sparkling wine or champagne feel to it. The inspiration from Hoegaarden can be sensed in this beer. An excellent beer from St, Bernardus again.
Jerre (3376) - Waregem, BELGIUM - AUG 26, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 20, 2009 Bottle, 33 cl.
Aroma lemon, coriander and other spices, wheat, yeast. Medium body.
Taste spices and coriander come out ahead of the citrus, bit orange peel in it
one of the best whitebeers.