St. Bernardus Witbier - Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
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4.43/5 rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Poured from the bottle into a snifter.
A - Very cloudy body, pale orange in color. Looks almost like fresh-squeezed clementine juice. Or your piss after you haven't drunk any water all day, but I think the former is a more pleasant image. Nice head, but less retention than I expected. Still, an impressive display.
S - Smells great! Fruity, yeasty, refreshing smell.
T - Tastes like a bouquet of fruits without being too sweet. Lemon tartness up front, which develops into an orangey sweetness, and leaves an aftertaste of bananas. Plus a good wheaty heartiness that doesn't dominate too much. A nicely complex beer.
M - The first few sips have a rather thin mouthfeel, but as you get down to the end of the glass, where the sediment condenses a little bit, you start getting some thick, wheaty mouthfuls. Foamy and soothing. Basically turns into foam if you swish it around in your mouth.
O - St. Bernardus can do no wrong IMO and this is yet another proof of that. Great wit beer that I will definitely be drinking again and will seek out extensively next summer.
Serving type: bottle
09-13-2011 19:57:11 | More by TRICKYD1CK
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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
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