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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
THE BROS
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Ratings: 67
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 2.68
pDev: 24.25%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
World Brews visit their website
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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3.25/5  rDev +21.3%

quadhog, Feb 24, 2013
Photo of JMBSH
2.25/5  rDev -16%

JMBSH, Feb 10, 2013
Photo of tone77
3.18/5  rDev +18.7%
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 chris1919
2.75/5  rDev +2.6%

chris1919, Feb 09, 2013
Photo of Hanzo
2.75/5  rDev +2.6%

Hanzo, Feb 08, 2013
Photo of woodychandler
3.08/5  rDev +14.9%
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
Photo of MikeDre
3/5  rDev +11.9%

MikeDre, Dec 28, 2012
Photo of M_C_Hampton
2.68/5  rDev 0%
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
Photo of mactrail
3.45/5  rDev +28.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This is actually not at all bad. Big handsome foam in the Mort Subite globe and nice sudsy carbonation in the mouth. Color is closer to amber than to the paler hue of most Witbiers.

Faint bubblegum aroma and overall there is a little of the Hefeweizen flavor. A touch of hops in the finish along with some scratchy bitterish yeasty taste. Some pencil shavings at the end seems to be the main contribution of the coriander or whatever spice they brewed with. This is not a standout but it's perfectly drinkable as a lager alternative.

From the 16 oz can bought at Whole Foods because it was the cheapest thing in the store.

mactrail, Dec 15, 2012
Photo of buckyp
2.25/5  rDev -16%

buckyp, Dec 02, 2012
Photo of wtighe03
3.5/5  rDev +30.6%

wtighe03, Nov 23, 2012
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2/5  rDev -25.4%

vfgccp, Nov 18, 2012
Photo of 95stategrad
1.55/5  rDev -42.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

This is not a good Belgian White. Some sort of aftertaste ruins it. Wrong hops, wrong spices, astringincy, something. Word Brews needs to go back to the drawingboard on this one. Completely redo with all new ingredients because this is not right. Will not buy again...ugh.

95stategrad, Oct 22, 2012
Photo of bzach
2.25/5  rDev -16%

bzach, Oct 21, 2012
Photo of impending
3.45/5  rDev +28.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

B-

12oz into a tulip. Pours a crystal clear classic yellow gold, yellowish minor head receded to a cap, ok lacing.

Aroma is heavy on the citrus and coriander, zesty, spicy, sweet and clean.

The taste matches the scent precisely but with an unexpected dry twang that kicks in the pleasant aftertaste. Spices to the level of a 9 volt on the tongue. Crisp, small bitter residual. Thin bodied mouthfeel.
cheers
jd

impending, Sep 02, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +30.6%

jminch, Jul 29, 2012
Photo of tdm168
2.58/5  rDev -3.7%
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
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1.25/5  rDev -53.4%

sam972, Jul 10, 2012
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2/5  rDev -25.4%

willsy, Jul 04, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -6.7%

ant1, Jun 03, 2012
Photo of Cyberkedi
3.53/5  rDev +31.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Aroma is not strong but does have good fruity and yeasty components. It pours a slightly hazy golden with a thick and fluffy white head that leaves some good lacing. Fruity flavor has apple and banana components and a yeasty, malty undertone. Fizz and body are about average. Overall, not too shabby.

Cyberkedi, Jun 02, 2012
Photo of Tschnab
3/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- looks like your typical wit, clody yellow with a big white head.

S- smells typical as well. Light orange citrus with lemon peel and coriander, as well as wheat and dough.

T- the taste is light and crisp, slightly sweet and slightly bitter, a well balanced summer beer.

O- people are being pretty harsh with this one but I'd say it's at least average.

Tschnab, May 17, 2012
Photo of Billolick
3.43/5  rDev +28%
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 02, 2012
Photo of TexasZach
2/5  rDev -25.4%

TexasZach, Apr 11, 2012
Photo of mattyrubes
2/5  rDev -25.4%

mattyrubes, Apr 06, 2012
St. Cloud Belgian White from World Brews
66 out of 100 based on 67 ratings.