1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Belgian-Style White Ale - Cathedral Square Brewery

Not Rated.
Belgian-Style White AleBelgian-Style White Ale

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
80
good

37 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

(view ratings)
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)
View: Beers (8) |  Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Belgian-Style White Ale Alström Bros
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | next › last »
Ratings: 37 | Reviews: 16 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of AlaskanYoung
AlaskanYoung

Arkansas

2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

10-28-2013 20:39:43 | More by AlaskanYoung
Photo of GossageBrewery
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
Photo of rudy0908
rudy0908

Missouri

3/5  rDev -13%

12-13-2012 00:36:36 | More by rudy0908
Photo of Whiskeydeez
Whiskeydeez

Kansas

3/5  rDev -13%

06-09-2014 16:38:17 | More by Whiskeydeez
Photo of greg6494
greg6494

Missouri

3/5  rDev -13%

01-20-2012 15:38:53 | More by greg6494
Photo of wnh
wnh

Missouri

3.13/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

22 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass.

Pours a turbid amber-ish orange, quite dark, with a frothy white head.

Aromas of bready malt, spicy funky yeast, citrus peel, brown sugar. Seems a bit dense and heavy. Continues into the palate, with more emphasis on the spice and funk. A little bit of funk in a wit usually works, but this is just a bit too much. And too much spice. The levels might work for a double wit, but not here. Bready malt and citrus show up toward the finish, lingering for a short while. There's a slight dusty cocoa note that halfway shows up as the beer warms.

Medium bodied, sprightly carbonated, off-dry, and quite soft. Not a bad beer, but not up to par.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2010 03:40:20 | More by wnh
Photo of jar2574
jar2574

Missouri

3.15/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thin head, yellow orange, cloudy appearance. Average carbonation. Very light smell, just a hint of spices, not enough there. Tastes along the lines of Hoegaarden but with lest spice and zest. Still, it's not a bad effort, just mediocre. It's mellow up front with the zip and spices coming at the tail end. Overall, the mouthfeel is average though due to too little zest. It's easy drinkin, except for some slight residue that hangs around on the tongue towards the end.

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2010 02:33:25 | More by jar2574
Photo of katan
katan

Colorado

3.15/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the bridge

a- pours a hazy golden color. Unfiltered. Lots of pearly white head.

s- some earthy wild notes, but overall subdued. No orangepeel or coriander.

t- starts off very dry, grainy. Lightly bitter. Finished with a husky note. Seems more like a saison.

m- light beer body, lots of carbonation feel. Finishes clean

d- easy drinking, but lightly filling. Abv appears manageable.

Serving type: on-tap

04-12-2010 01:04:28 | More by katan
Photo of birchstick
birchstick

Colorado

3.23/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours an amberish, hazy orange with a one finger head. Smells of coriander, spice, and grassy hops. Tasted followed the nose. Nice coriander flavor with a little bit of spicy and herbal hop. Not bad - pretty decent belgian wit. Creamy mouthfeel with a decent body. Pretty good beer that is worth trying.

Serving type: on-tap

12-05-2010 00:57:42 | More by birchstick
Photo of ahentz
ahentz

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

04-29-2012 23:02:13 | More by ahentz
Photo of DCon
DCon

Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Enjoyed on-tap @ The Jive and Wail Dueling Piano Bar in St. Louis, MO for $5. Tapped from the Cathedral Square Tap Handle into a 16oz Schlafly Pint Glass (no Cathedral Square glasses left?). Served with an orange but I left it on my napkin for later to enjoy after the beer.

Aroma- Has a light aroma with mostly light sweetness, wheat, and a bit of coriander. Once these popped out, I just wanted to start drinking. No use in going back to this aroma...

Appearance- Received with no head at all... The body was an orange color with a thick cloud. Leaves only suds behind.

Flavor- The flavor starts with a huge wheaty taste and a zesty character. Light citrus but definitely present. The orange was served on the glass to add this character I'm guessing (or the bartender didn't know what she was doing...). Finishes with a light hop bitterness but present.

Mouthfeel- Light Bodied, Medium-High Carbonation, semi-refreshing, and this is it... Quite a bit heavy on the palate.

Overall Impression- A good wheaty brew but not the same as I've had in bottle... Tougher to drink and had a ton of weight to it. I wouldn't mind going back to this one but would much rather buy a bottle of this. Having it on-tap was much different...

Serving type: on-tap

12-11-2011 01:01:57 | More by DCon
Photo of Benvarine
Benvarine

Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

12-01-2013 02:26:33 | More by Benvarine
Photo of Punisher
Punisher

Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

02-23-2013 23:22:47 | More by Punisher
Photo of Kahlstrom
Kahlstrom

Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

10-27-2013 03:26:19 | More by Kahlstrom
Photo of AlCaponeJunior
AlCaponeJunior

Texas

3.28/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Not bad looking at all, tan and slightly hazy with a pretty decent head and some thick chunks of lacing.

Smells quite nice. Floral aromas come through first, followed by a nice yeasty smell and a lovely spiciness.

Taste is good but not great. A bit dry. Cloves, spices, floral and wheat come to mind.

Feel is pretty light, well carbonated and pretty refreshing.

Overall it's ok but not great. Certainly it's an easy summer drinker, even if not an outstanding brew.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2011 20:14:16 | More by AlCaponeJunior
Photo of brownbeer
brownbeer

Missouri

3.3/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This is pretty dark and muddy for the style, almost a brownish orange. Bready malt, orange, and gingery spice aroma. The taste starts out ok, with dry spices and light citrus, but as the bottle goes on it turns pretty dirty. Quick, dry finish. First impressions were good, as it went on it kind of made me want to pour it down the kitchen sink.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2010 23:57:26 | More by brownbeer
Photo of russpowell
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
Photo of stampfler07
stampfler07

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

11-02-2013 00:14:19 | More by stampfler07
Photo of jaydoc
jaydoc

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

11-12-2013 03:36:29 | More by jaydoc
Photo of EvanWilliams
EvanWilliams

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

01-28-2012 01:01:50 | More by EvanWilliams
Photo of Houser
Houser

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

05-31-2014 23:00:44 | More by Houser
Photo of slapperloon
slapperloon

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

12-27-2012 17:38:19 | More by slapperloon
Photo of JimSwinson
JimSwinson


3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

02-28-2012 03:37:59 | More by JimSwinson
Photo of bort11
bort11

Missouri

3.55/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bottle poured into a pilsener glass. Very tall initial head that dies down at a quick pace. It leaves a thing film on the surface and a few spidery thin rings of lace. Color is a hazy reddish gold.

Smell has a pleasant savory spice. I mild green grass hops mingles with the other spices. Not a lot of citrus, though I think I get a hint of lemon from the wheat. Taste has a pleasant peppery finish. Body has a clean finish.

Nice solid offering from a new brewery. Nothing mind blowing, but this beer could be a foundation for Cathedral Square. This was priced at $4, so a good value too.

Serving type: bottle

03-06-2010 14:22:21 | More by bort11
Photo of zeff80
zeff80

Missouri

3.63/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured out a cloudy, orange/amber color with a one-finger, pillowy, head of white foam. It left little to no lace. The beer was too dark to be a Belgian-style white ale.

S - It smelled of yeast, lemon and wheat. Pretty good aroma.

T - It tasted of sweet wheat, lemon and yeast. It tasted a little more malty than I expected from a Belgian white.

M - It was crisp, sharp and dry. A light bodied ale that is pretty easy-drinking.

D - This tastes pretty good. A little too malty for a white, but it is still a good tasting beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2010 01:28:34 | More by zeff80
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | next › last »
Belgian-Style White Ale from Cathedral Square Brewery
80 out of 100 based on 37 ratings.