St. Bernardus Witbier - Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
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Reviews by deadonhisfeet:
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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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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