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St. Cloud Belgian White - World Brews

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St. Cloud Belgian WhiteSt. Cloud Belgian White

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BA SCORE
66
poor

67 Ratings
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Ratings: 67
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 2.68
pDev: 24.25%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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California, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: largadeer on 06-14-2011)
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DUBinMIA

Florida

3.25/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into a sniffer from a bottle. Bright orange opaque color with lots of wheat haze. White ½ in head that turns into about 1/4in. little lace

Smell is malty with yeast and small citrus notes. You can get a real feel for the wheat malt for sure. No noticeable hop aroma.

Wheat malt is brought out in smooth fashion and gives a good thick smooth flavor. Some floral hop flavor is present towards the end as well as yeasty citrus like flavor… not bad

OK body with thick flavors and good carbonation for the style

Not bad by any means… worth a try but I think I will try to seek out another Belgian white to replace my past blue moon love that ended with a Coors takeover… 

Serving type: bottle

08-19-2011 22:47:22 | More by DUBinMIA
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1/5  rDev -62.7%

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Illinois

3.28/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Served in a Kona shaker pint glass at Whole Foods - Schaumburg.

When you're low on cash but still want a beer at the bar, you've gotta go for the bargain-priced offerings. This one pours a partly-hazy brass topped by a finger of white foam. The nose comprises cracked wheat, mild orange zest, black pepper, clove, and a dash of cardamom. I actually like the peppered wheat thing going on here. The taste holds notes of wheat, coriander, light orange peel, clove, a pinch of black pepper, and a twist of lemon. The body is a rather light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a fluid feel. Overall, this could have been a solid wit, based on what the smell seemed to foretell. Instead, it turned out to be a slightly watered-down version of the style. Disappointment, indeed.

Serving type: bottle

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Cyrano41

Virginia

2.83/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Purchased a pint can at whole foods, poured into a chalice.

Bright straw color with an inch of head, persistant lacing as I drank.
Smell was almost non-existant, some very faint spice on second sniff than gone again.
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Mouth feel was light, not as full bodied as I perfer, but OK around my grill.
Overall, not a good witbier, but I wouldn't pass up another one without the exectations of the style.

Serving type: can

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kojevergas

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

"1 pint" aluminum can acquired at Whole Foods as part of a 4 pack which had a total cost of $4.99. I know what I'm getting into given it's a World Brews beer. Expectations are pretty low, but every beer gets a chance. Brewed by World Brews, Rochester, NY. "Ale brewed with spices." "Belgian-Style Wheat Ale." Reviewed as a witbier; the label (and name) identifies it as a Belgian white. The label doesn't corroborate the currently listed 5.4% ABV. Served into a conical Samuel Smith's pint glass.

Served cold, straight from the fridge. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Pours almost entirely foam/head. Seven finger head width suggests dire overcarbonation and serious issues. Light creaminess. Okay thickness. Troublingly long (~8 minute) retention.

Body colour lacks the cloudy appearance typical of every beer (whether good or bad) in the style; there's something seriously off here. It's a lemon-yellow. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show. Translucent and clear. Average vibrance.

The appearance concerns me. A proper witbier this is not.

Sm: Stale lemon peel and dirty wheat. A generic ester. Minimal mass-produced floral hop character. Light in strength. Not at all appealing or fresh. Bleh.

T: Generic wheat. Artificial lemon. Lightly syrupy. A generic lemon ester. Clean barley. Minimal floral hop character. Horridly built for a witbier. Simple, bland, and boring. A bit of froth up front. Not a fan of this. Lacks balance, complexity, and subtlety. No yeast or alcohol comes through.

Mf: Smooth and wet. Fairly clean. Not at all crisp. Overcarbonated. Lightly syrupy. Too thick The body is all off for the style. Too heavy on the palate for a witbier, even overbearing. Doesn't suit the flavour profile or style well at all. Luckily, it's not watery or oily. A biteen buttery - which is actually kind of nice here.

Dr: Definitely won't be getting this again. There are far better budget beers out there. Another dud from World Brews. Even for its modest ambitions as a budget brew, it's pretty subpar. Not recommended. Drinkable but crappy.

High D+

Serving type: can

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St. Cloud Belgian White from World Brews
66 out of 100 based on 67 ratings.