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St. Bernardus Witbier - Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV

St. Bernardus WitbierSt. Bernardus Witbier

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1,041 Ratings

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Ratings: 1041
Reviews: 589
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 11.03%

Brewed by:
Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV visit their website

Style | ABV
Witbier |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Jason on 01-06-2003)
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4.08/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bottle into a New Belgium snifter. The beer pours out a cloudy pale orange with about a finger and a half of dense white foam that retains pretty well. The nose, while faint, is grainy and spicy, not sweet like many beers of this style. There is a hint of breadiness, but mostly I get soda crackers and white pepper.

The beer has a predominantly sweet flavor with a hint of tartness and some fruity accents. Bready, honey-like wheat notes up front are quickly joined by oranges, lemons, and some coriander, squelching the sweetness and balancing the flavor. On the back of the palate the flavor dries out and a slight tartness rings through, bringing a tea-like character to the beer as well as adding to the drinkability and thirst-quenching qualities. Really pleasant to drink.

A delightful witbier, but a little pricey to drink regularly, It's a pity, since beers like this are made to be sessioned in the summertime. Very glad I tried it and will likely revisit when the mercury rises, cost notwithstanding.

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2014 23:47:38 | More by deadonhisfeet
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Poured from a 11.2 oz bottle into a St. Bernardus goblet glass. Best by date of 19-08-14.

Appearance: Pours a very hazy straw yellowish orange with a moderate amount of bubbles. About one finger of white head that quickly fades into a thin patchy layer. Leaves a decent amount of lacing.

Smell: A yeasty, fruity, and fairly spicy Belgian wheat aroma with good hints of orange and coriander. Belgian yeast with upfront hints of coriander, white pepper, and clove. Lots of wheat along with hints of straw, grains, and cracker. Fruit hints of orange, lemon, and green apple. Sweet hints of Belgian candied sugar and honey. Subtle earthy hops. A very good wheaty aroma.

Taste: Like the smell, a fruity, yeasty, and spicy Belgian wheat driven taste with good notes of coriander and citrus. Upfront Belgian yeast with lots of coriander along with some white pepper and clove. Wheat along with some hints of grains, straw, and cracker. Fruit notes of orange, lemon, and green apples. Sweet notes of candied sugar and some honey. Slight background presence of herbal hops. A very solid wheat forward taste.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with a fairly high level of carbonation. Crisp, fruity, and slightly tart. Very smooth with a drying finish.

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This was a gift from my friend Robbie who is helping get our house ready for sale. thanks!

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St. Bernardus Witbier from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
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