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St. Bernardus Witbier - Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

1,113 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 1,113
Reviews: 594
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 11.03%
Wants: 195
Gots: 42 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV visit their website
Belgium

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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scootny

New York

4.33/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

11.2 oz bottle into a Witte glass. A good looking one finger head rises from my pour and I swirl the bottle to get all of the yeast on the bottom. A cloudy beverage of yellowish tan. Looks like a pale, murky apple cider. Active carbonation is barely visible due to the thick brownish particles suspended in solution.

Nose is wonderful. Apples, lemon, spice and wheat malt. Light clove and banana notes. A closer sniff reveals a deep wheaty structure that interleaves with the yeast. Quite heady.

Taste is sweet wheat malt and sour apple at first. More apple with lemon and gentle clove. Faint spices. In this bottle a bit of soapyness in the finish along with a cleansing hop bittering. My previous bottle had a pronounced bubblegum component that was all but overshadowed by the soap in this one. Very refreshing dryness that calls you back.

Mouthfeel is on the heavy side of medium light. My tongue dances with this one and is very happy. Carbonation is spot on and the active bubble tingle the mouth delightfully. I would love to go into more detail but I've finished the glass. This leads to....

Drinkability is superb. I found myself with an empty glass before I knew it on two different occasions with this stuff. make sure to have several on hand when you break out this rare and wonderful treat.

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2008 00:39:49 | More by scootny
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St. Bernardus Witbier from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
93 out of 100 based on 1,113 ratings.