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St. Bernardus Witbier - Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

1,199 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 1,199
Reviews: 603
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 11%
Wants: 215
Gots: 63 | 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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5/5  rDev +19.6%

Calculat0r, May 09, 2012
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5/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

22oz bomber from Wilbur's, poured in a Blue Moon weizen glass.

A- Hazy pale yellow, tons of visible carbonation, great big bubbles streaming toward the surface. Head is a very soapy light looking head, less than 1/2 finger thick. I really like the color of this beer and just how it looks in a sexy weizen glass.

S- Very rich smell, lemon and grass, wheat malts, overripe banana, white bread, a richer malt smell than most wheats. This is absolutely mouthwatering.

T- Oh man, what wonderful tastes. Softer tones of tart lemon, mild bitter grass, dry taste but the richness is exceptional. Very full taste and a delicious creamy aftertaste, one of the best tasting wheat beers I've ever had. This is so good and balanced, I wish the bomber was endless.

M- Tiny tiny bubbles break up an otherwise full and thicker feel. So light and uplifting, this is why I drink wits; they just put me in a good mood.

D- Stunning drinkability. I could drink this any time, any place.

Without a doubt, this is the finest wheat beer I've ever had.

SamN, Mar 04, 2010
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5/5  rDev +19.6%

NOLANDMAN, Jan 02, 2013
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5/5  rDev +19.6%

Drypaint, Sep 24, 2012
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5/5  rDev +19.6%

Theitos, Dec 13, 2011
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5/5  rDev +19.6%

gleemonger, Mar 29, 2012
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5/5  rDev +19.6%

eristicrat, Jun 19, 2013
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5/5  rDev +19.6%

jawneyt, Jun 28, 2012
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5/5  rDev +19.6%

gilmore123, Aug 02, 2012
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5/5  rDev +19.6%

mjgrady, Mar 17, 2013
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5/5  rDev +19.6%

kayrex, Dec 10, 2011
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5/5  rDev +19.6%

andilane, Jun 01, 2014
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5/5  rDev +19.6%

Iztok, Oct 23, 2012
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5/5  rDev +19.6%

thundersteel, Nov 17, 2011
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5/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

My first review....I will do my best to follow the review protocol but please remember I am a newbie.

Appearance-Cloudy yellow color with lots of visible carbonation. A bit lighter in color compared to other wits.

Smell-Lemon with an under current of yeast.

Taste-Perfectly smooth and balanced. I find it to be more of a lemon taste vs. other wit's orange presence. There is barely a hint of hops which seems to be typical for most wits that I have tried. Love the taste of this one!

Mouthfeel-High level of carbonation which I enjoy. Lighter and smoother than the typical wit.

Drinkability-Easily the most drinkable beer I have ever had. I know this style is typically considered a summer beer but I could have one of these anytime or with any meal.

Comments- I am a big fan of witbiers and St. Bernardus has easily become my favorite. As a reference point, Allagash white ale used to be my wit of choice but I consider that to be a distant second now. This beer is pretty pricey, but I like it so much I find myself continuing to buy it despite the price premium.

bled, Mar 05, 2011
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5/5  rDev +19.6%

ColSanders123, Nov 15, 2011
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5/5  rDev +19.6%

tedho21, Mar 17, 2012
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5/5  rDev +19.6%

dave8910, Nov 21, 2011
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Exeter, Oct 13, 2013
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5/5  rDev +19.6%

Ale_Dog, Jul 23, 2014
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5/5  rDev +19.6%

DaPinsker, Sep 20, 2014
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5/5  rDev +19.6%

NathanE2047, Jul 19, 2014
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5/5  rDev +19.6%

msarver16, Feb 09, 2012
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5/5  rDev +19.6%

deapokid, Dec 02, 2011
St. Bernardus Witbier from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
93 out of 100 based on 1,199 ratings.