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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
67
poor

68 Ratings
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Ratings: 68
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 2.7
pDev: 25.19%
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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3/5  rDev +11.1%

jmw4437, Apr 15, 2014
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Photo of Billolick
3.43/5  rDev +27%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle, no freshness info, purchased for $5.99/sixpack @ Whole Foods

Suprised by the crushingly low scores for this one. Maybe this years batch is a major up grade from what people sampled last year.

Has the look of a typical wit beer, with decent retention on the off white tiny bubble head.

Some light spice in the nose, nothing remarkable.

Moderate spice, pepper most notable, quite dry in the finish. Ehh, this is a near the middle of the road wit, nothing too exciting, but it work fine on a warm summers day as a refreshing quaffer, which is not that bad of a thing to be relagated to. Bring on some salads, bread and cheese and this a low cost addition to a decent summer's meal.

Billolick, May 03, 2012
Photo of ant1
2.5/5  rDev -7.4%

ant1, Jun 03, 2012
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3/5  rDev +11.1%

juicebox, Nov 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +29.6%

jminch, Jul 29, 2012
Photo of Beerandraiderfan
2.08/5  rDev -23%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Clear yellow pour. Fail. Almost nothing makes up the aroma. Coriander and faint grain.

Taste, not supposed to be this bitter. No delicate flowery touch, no good yeast esters, no banana, no fruit strip gum, whatthedillio? Did they just replace some genny light or something with this label? Tastes like if shocktop made a light beer.

I dunno who talked Whole Foods into this deal, its reminiscient of the Indian Wells contract. Avoid.

Beerandraiderfan, Jan 30, 2012
Photo of BrianCuoz
4.25/5  rDev +57.4%

BrianCuoz, Mar 08, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev +1.9%

samtrillo, Mar 15, 2014
Photo of tdm168
2.58/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A - copper-yellow with a thin lacing of loose, white head

S - citrus and grains

T - lemon, citrus, grains, faint hops and sweetness in the finish

M - light to medium bodied, crisp

This is nothing near a Witbier. There is nothing that separates this from a poor pale ale. I have a hard time finding anything that separates this from the Tap Room 21 Pale Ale that they sell for Kroger. I would avoid this at all costs.

tdm168, Jul 21, 2012
Photo of secondtooth
3.48/5  rDev +28.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Golden yellow with a huge head of carbonation and some sediment, almost to excess. Large spoke-style lacing makes up for the lack of clarity.

Aroma nicely wheat-based, with a hint of orange/citrus.

Smooth in body, and sweet in taste. Mild hint of spice, with definite tones of orange peel in there. Overall, not bad, and quite drinkable, though lacking in complexity or character.

secondtooth, Sep 28, 2011
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2.5/5  rDev -7.4%

atlbravsrno1, Jul 24, 2014
Photo of tone77
3.18/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

This beer comes from the creator of the can quest, woodychandler. Poured from a 16 oz. can. Has a golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of wheat, some mild spices. Taste is mild, some wheat, lihtly spiced, nothing offensive, but a bit bland. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a mediocre beer.

tone77, Feb 09, 2013
Photo of largadeer
1.88/5  rDev -30.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Thanks for this one, Will. Maybe.

Muddy straw gold with a quickly fading head, looks pretty standard. Smells decent, very citrusy with strong lemon notes, backed by orange peel, rising bread and raw grain. The palate is surprisingly awful, exhibiting a strong fruity sweetness followed by brash astringency, like over-steeped tea rather than hop bite. The astringency fades into a bland, thin wheaty finish that's oddly slick. Pretty bad stuff, one of the worst wits I can remember having.

largadeer, Jun 14, 2011
Photo of metter98
2.03/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

A: The beer is hazy pale yellow in color and has a light to moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high bright white head that died down but consistently left a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface.
S: There are very light aromas of citrus and wheat in the nose.
T: Similar to the smell, there are muted flavors of citrus and wheat in the taste. There are some hints of spices and yeast towards the finish.
M: It feels light-bodied and watery on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation. The yeast and spices adds a little bit of dryness to the finish, which seems unusual for the style.
O: The beer isn’t difficult to drink and has some hints of refreshing properties, but there’s nothing interesting about the taste that would make me want to try it again.

metter98, Aug 12, 2011
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3/5  rDev +11.1%

MikeDre, Dec 28, 2012
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2/5  rDev -25.9%

TexasZach, Apr 11, 2012
Photo of M_C_Hampton
2.68/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A: poured from a 16 oz can into a mug, light straw colored with a loose big white head that dissipates leaving little lacing, cloudy

S: grain with a little yeast, no hint of spice, nose of an American adjunct lager

T: slightly sour up front, coriander, spice, very light flavor

M: thin and watery

O: not very representative of the style

M_C_Hampton, Dec 24, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev +1.9%

crob3888, Jun 24, 2013
Photo of woodychandler
3.08/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A guy walks into Whole Foods in the Dupont Circle area of Washington, D.C. and he walks out with some new CANs for the furtherance of The CANQuest (TM). There has to be the basis for a joke in there somewhere, right? Perhaps Jesskidden is right - this whole CAN thing has morphed from an obsession to a vice and now to a fetish. I CAN't help myself any longer. If I see a new CAN, I just feel CANpelled to bring it home for a review.

From the CAN: "Soar with St. Cloud[,]Take flavor to new heights"; "Ale brewed with spices"; "Crafted with the freshest of ingredients". I gotta say, the town that the biplane is flying over looks like something out of M.C. Escher or Breughel.

The Crack & Glug was most welcome, providing auditory input as well as revealing a brimful CAN. I got a lot of foam initially, but it quickly cascaded upwards, resulting in two-plus fingers of dense, foamy, eggshell-white head with good retention. Color was a St. Cloudy lemon-yellow and I hope that first-time readers of my reviews will forgive my digressions and transgressions as I simply CANnot help myself. Nose was quite sweet and reminded me somehow of blueberries. Is that supposed to happen? No kidding, it had a very fruity nose. So be it. Mouthfeel was medium and it really had a taste like blueberry muffin on the tongue. Where were these spices that they crafted this beer with? Finish was semi-sweet so maybe the spices helped to take some of the edge off of the inherent sweetness, but it seemed somehow lacking in totality. Still, for the price point, I CANnot complain too loudly.

woodychandler, Jan 06, 2013
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1.25/5  rDev -53.7%

sam972, Jul 10, 2012
Photo of TMoney2591
3.28/5  rDev +21.5%
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.

TMoney2591, Sep 21, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Hanzo, Feb 08, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev +1.9%

ROGUE16, Sep 30, 2013
Photo of mralphabet
2.68/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

12 oz bottle poured into Samuel Adams Pint glass

A: Pours golden pale yellow.. with a little haze, finger and a half of head that settles to a nice layer and ring. Visible carbonation from start to finish... Good lacing.. very soapy looking. Very nice looking beer.

S: I'm getting wheat up front with citrus mixed in.. Lemon and orange peel... Just a tiny hint of colander.

T: Kind of like the smell... Wheat malt upfront.... little spice and lemon mid palate... finish is a little yeast and straight up orange flavors.

M: Very light bodied, kind of watered down... a little sharp carbonation at the start, but settles down as it warms up.

O: Very easy to drink..I'd put the ABV around 5%. It is very refreshing and not bad, but it is not very exciting.

mralphabet, Oct 26, 2011
Photo of avaldivia
1.88/5  rDev -30.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Poured from bottle into a pint glass. This will be a short review and will start with, I did not like this at all. The appearance is standard. It looked like most other Witbiers. Smell was okay. a bit of spice but nothing too noticeable to point out. Tasted like a watered down Blue Moon. Mouthfeel was light and crisp. Drain poured after having about 1/3 of glass. Not interesting enough to finish. Would not get again.

avaldivia, Jul 31, 2011
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St. Cloud Belgian White from World Brews
67 out of 100 based on 68 ratings.