St. Bernardus Witbier - Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
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Reviews by SmashPants:
4.19/5 rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Bottle: standard brown 330mL bottle with a pretty tacky-looking Belgian macro label.
Appearance: as witbiers go, this looks pretty spot on. A hazy mid straw-yellow with a two-finger head that drops quickly to a rocky one-finger.
Aroma: a bit sweeter than the usual witbier - Belgian yeasts per the norm, but also lemon citrus, sweet wheat and some earth as well.
Taste: more fruits here than on the nose - definite green apple, lemon zest, orange and that sweet wheat up front. Some spices at the back - cardamon and coriander. One of the better wits I have had to date, but considering it is over AU$140 a case, it had better be.
Aftertaste: the sweetness falls away somewhat to be replaced with those Belgian yeasts and spice.
Mouth feel: medium in body with plenty of fine carbonation. This is a beer that goes down very easily.
Overall: one of the better witbiers I have had to date - well-balanced with citrus, Belgian yeast, earth characters and wheat. Not sure it is worth over AU$140 a case (2013), but one every now and then would be fine.
Serving type: bottle
07-03-2013 12:23:15 | More by SmashPants
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4.13/5 rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Slightly hazy lemon with a modest ivory head. Orange zest, clove, wheat, lemon, coriander, and floral hops form the very strong aroma. Banana emerges late. Flavor is slightly more subdued, with citrus leading, and becoming bready and toasted mid palate. Citrus notes strengthen in subsequent sips, dominating the profile.
Delicious take on the style. I love the bready malt presence, and the fact that it's not bubblegum or banana laden until the finish.
Serving type: on-tap
07-23-2014 01:52:45 | More by barczar
St. Bernardus Witbier from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
93 out of 100 based on 1,115 ratings.