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Belgian-Style White Ale - Cathedral Square Brewery

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BA SCORE
80
good

37 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 37
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.45
pDev: 9.57%
Wants: 2
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cathedral Square Brewery visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This traditional White Ale is faithful to the Belgian style with its light body, cloudy color and touch of spice. A complex, refreshing ale that’s perfect for any season.

(Beer added by: bort11 on 03-06-2010)
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GossageBrewery

Missouri

3/5  rDev -13%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a large bottle, I dont know the oz because they dont list it. Poured it into a pint glass. It poured a very cloudy golden color. Appearance was not great. It produced a nice amount of white creamy head but retention was very poor. There was no lacing. The smell was dominated by yeast with a small amount of citrus. This beer was undercarbonated. It was very similar to a Hoegaarden, but it didnt have as much citrus zest. Good Beer, I would put it on par with Blue Moon. Not bad for a start up brewery.

Serving type: bottle

03-25-2011 22:23:00 | More by GossageBrewery
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Whiskeydeez

Kansas

3/5  rDev -13%

06-09-2014 16:38:17 | More by Whiskeydeez
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Houser

Pennsylvania

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zgren

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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

05-14-2014 01:04:59 | More by zgren
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FlussigkeitMut

Indiana

4/5  rDev +15.9%

04-15-2014 04:08:40 | More by FlussigkeitMut
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russpowell

Oklahoma

3.3/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours an effervescent honey color with 3 fingers of pearl colored head. Goes slightly hazed, decent head retention & lacing, hazing pick up once bottom of bottle is poured

S: Faint wheat notes, white pepper, a whisper of phenols

T: Breadyness, white pepper & faint juicy fruit notes up front & pears. Dryness, more pears & a trace of peppery yeast once warm. Finishes fruity, slightly peppery & dry

MF: Medium bodied, firm carbonation

Drinks easy, but not entirely true to the style. This in the lower echelons of Wit beers. I guess I'm glad I go to try it, maybe not...

Serving type: bottle

03-17-2014 03:00:03 | More by russpowell
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UncleJimbo

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

12-03-2013 03:39:19 | More by UncleJimbo
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Benvarine

Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

12-01-2013 02:26:33 | More by Benvarine
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jaydoc

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

11-12-2013 03:36:29 | More by jaydoc
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11-02-2013 00:14:19 | More by stampfler07
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Arkansas

2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

10-28-2013 20:39:43 | More by AlaskanYoung
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Kahlstrom

Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

10-27-2013 03:26:19 | More by Kahlstrom
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jharris0624

Missouri

4/5  rDev +15.9%

07-18-2013 06:11:34 | More by jharris0624
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kohlsm

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

05-16-2013 00:45:50 | More by kohlsm
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Monkeyknife

Missouri

3.66/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle a slightly hazy honey yellow with a very thin and fizzy white head.

Aroma of Juicyfruit gum, lemon zest, Belgian yeast and light grains.

The taste matched the aroma. Light Belgian yeast and tropical fruit along with light grains.

Medium bodied and wet with very little carbonation.

A fairly average Witbier from Cathedral Square. Not bad but still disappointed.

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2013 22:02:04 | More by Monkeyknife
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Punisher

Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

02-23-2013 23:22:47 | More by Punisher
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NeroFiddled

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cathedral Square Belgian-style White Ale
22 oz. bottle, no apparent freshness dating
$3.99 @ HyVee, 14591 Stony Brook, Omaha, NE
Notes:
Appearance: standard for the style. Perhaps slightly darker in color. Head retention fair, lacing average.

Smell: limited, but typical: coriander and lemon/orange zest over light wheat malt.

Taste: limited but typical: gently tart and lemony with a dusting of spice and a thin cloak of fruit (apple, plum). Balanced by a soft, wheaty and nutty malt base, and subtle yeast chalkiness and dull bitterness. Balance rules over depth of flavor here, but it leans towards acidity and lemon notes. Great drinkability. Dry finish with quick passing lemon, and grassy/spicy hops; followed by lingering coriander and slight yeastiness. Somewhat herbal and subtly leafy/woody.

Mouthfeel: light-medium in body. Nice fine-bubbled carbonation gently bristles and zests the tongue. Crisp but not over-done.

Overall: Clean. Well-brewed. Refined. Restrained flavor, but at least it's not overly sweet or overly spiced... restrained preferred. Very drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2012 18:59:41 | More by NeroFiddled
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slapperloon

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

12-27-2012 17:38:19 | More by slapperloon
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rudy0908

Missouri

3/5  rDev -13%

12-13-2012 00:36:36 | More by rudy0908
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jklecko2

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

10-30-2012 19:40:12 | More by jklecko2
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Flounder57

Massachusetts

3.65/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22 oz beer was poured into a hefe glass.

Appearance:This beer poured a crazy head that is taking some time to reduce down. It is a golden straw yellow with some haziness and vision of bubbles coming up through the glass.

Smell: very bready, yeasty aromas, spices, sour mash, and some citrus in there too.

Taste: What I smelled in the beer came off pretty light. The taste is there, but it seemed a bit weak compared to other wits.

Mouthfeel: smooth, high carbonation, medium carbonation, chalkiness and bitterness, a bit watery, and some lingering spiciness too.

Overall: Not a bad witbier from a fairly new brewery in St. Louis. Got this bottle from volunteering at the BBF last month here in Boston. This beer does go well with this warm hurricane weather we are getting.

Serving type: bottle

10-27-2012 21:01:24 | More by Flounder57
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Belgian-Style White Ale from Cathedral Square Brewery
80 out of 100 based on 37 ratings.