St. Bernardus Witbier - Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
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Reviews by ryan1788a5:
4.2/5 rDev +0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
11.2oz bottle poured into a Boulevard chalice.
A: Pours an appropriately cloudy lemon yellow color. The rocky white head is doggedly persistent. Lacing is plentiful and very sticky and foamy. This is as good as a wit can look.
S: Yeasty and spicy with scents of white and black pepper, soft clove, faint lemon, and orange peel. Slightly musty. Wheaty base smells of dough. The nose really pops and is a little more complex than youtraverage wit.
T: Doughy, creamy wheat with a bit of that lemony zing. Strong pull of orange peel and a spike of coriander. Peppery. Yeasty with a slight clove impression and subtle, vague spices. Maybe even a ghostly hint of herbal hops. Wheaty and yeasty on the finish.
M: Light in body. Textbook frothy milkshake mouthfeel. Aggressive carbonation cuts through the body and scrubs the palate. Very crisp and refreshing.
O: I bought the St. Bernardus mix pack just for this beer, and it did not disappoint. This is a real witbier. They don't make 'em like this anymore. It's way too drinkable, and even I was surprised by how quickly I drained my glass. It really hit the spot, even in the dead of winter. They really need to get this beer over here in volume, especially toward the summer months.
Serving type: bottle
12-30-2012 16:38:03 | More by ryan1788a5
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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 1,118 ratings.