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St. Bernardus Witbier - Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV

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1,269 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,269
Reviews: 608
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.54%
Wants: 224
Gots: 87 | FT: 0
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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Appearance: muddy, lemon juice yellow body, with fine white head that trails thick lace; looks like real-deal lemonade

Aroma: coriander, clover, cinnamon, bitter citrus, lemon

Taste & Mouthfeel: herbal, lightly spice and a blend of orange/lemon juice that isn't tart or too sweet; flavour is subdued in general, but strongly satisfying somehow; medium body and proper carbonation with a pleasant, dry finish of lingering citrus and herbal notes; none of the vegetal/tinny aftertaste I sometimes find with a wit; the finish is incredibly clean and clear, fresh - everything is just getting better as I drink

Overall: at first thought it was too light all around, but after several sips flavour builds and it all comes together as a subtle brew not trying too hard - simple and highly drinkable, pure and clean

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

330 ml bottle with best before date 06 05 16

A light straw colour and so hazy that it is opaque. Huge 3 inches of fine white head that never went away. Lots of carbonation. Thick globs of lacing with great retention.

An aroma that is tangy at first. Nice Belgian yeast smell. Wheaty. Cloves come out as it warms.

A great smooth taste. Again it's tangy - cloves, orangy, lemony. Lots of subtle spiciness.

A chewy creamy feel with nice carbonation.

Excellent overall.

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Best by date of 07.08.15.
Poured into a tulip on 05.23.14.

A: 2 1/2 finger head. Very cloudy yellow/orange with yeast.

S: Wheat. Also citrus (orange) and cloves.

T: Egg, wheat, orange are dominant. Cloves are subtle.

M: Very creamy with some carbonation at the end. Chewy.

O: This was interesting to try after trying American wits. It was not crisp and had a much heavier mouthfeel in general. It was good, but not a favorite.

Rating: B

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St. Bernardus Witbier from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
93 out of 100 based on 1,269 ratings.