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St. Bernardus Witbier - Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV

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1,322 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,322
Reviews: 616
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.3%
Wants: 245
Gots: 114 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Witbier |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Jason on 01-06-2003

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Ratings: 1,322 | Reviews: 616
Photo of AKBelgianBeast
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a nice yellow/cloudy white color with a moderate white head that fades quickly. Nose is spice and wheat, belgian yeast. Taste is the same, belgian yeast, spice, wheat and some alcohol. Some light fruits in there as well. Mouthfeel is nice, maybe a touch thick. Drinkability is pretty good, but there is a bigger alcohol presence in this than I expect/prefer. Overall a fine example of the style, and one I am sure to revisit on the occasion I crave a good wit.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of freewill35
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of Lnedrive14
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I personally always think the color of witbiers are gross, and this one was no exception, but i guess it was nice for what it was. Huge head with amazing lacing. Cloves hit hard up front, with recess into lemon and tartness. Quite a bit of complexity for the style. Overly easy to drink, an absolute must on a hot Virginia summer afternoon...

N.B. I find it to be quite pricey - i don't think there is enough difference here to warrant spending $2 more per bottle than others of the style (and not to mention it is the same price as the 12).

Photo of morimech
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 750ml bottle. Very cloudy body after the addition of the yeast from the bottle. The color is a dull yellow with a large white head. The head hangs around for a long time. Heavy lacing is left on the glass.

Has a wonderful aroma of citrus, cloves, and pepper. Everything blends together nicely for an appetizing aroma.

But somehow it does not come through in the taste. Not as big and bold as I was expecting. The spice is a bit lacking. This beer delivers more of a citrus zing and finishes sweet.

A good body and carbonation. Nothing really stands out but that is not surprising for the style. Light bodied and non filling.

Very easy drinking and refreshing. I would of liked a little more spice to come out in the flavor but otherwise one of the best in the style.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of VMWhelan
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured from a 11.2oz bottle into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint.

Pours a cloudy golden straw color with a thin but fluffy white head.

Has a tangy/sour citrus smell upfront followed by a good wheat scent. Also, some sweet banana notes and some coriander and cloves. A bit weak.

Taste is dominated by lemon at first and ends with some yeasty bread flavors. Enough spice flavor to balance, with some of the banana again as well. Excellent.

Mouthfeel is light with high carbonation. A little drying but very crisp and refreshing.

Drinkability is high. The weather is warm here today and tomorrow; a nice little respite from old man Winter. Perfect beer for a day like this. Would be excellent on a hot summer day. Gotta love Wits and Hefes!

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of metter98
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: It poured light pale yellow in color and is extremely cloudy in color. The head was bright white and one finger high; it quickly died down but a thin layer of bubbles continually covered the surface.
S: The smell is rather complex and has aromas of coriander, orange peels, wheat and yeast.
T: The taste is very similar to the aroma and also has some notes of apples in the flavors.
M: It feels light-bodied on the palate, tart and very refreshing.
D: This is a perfect summer beer that's thirst quenching and also packs in a lot of interesting flavors.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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St. Bernardus Witbier from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
93 out of 100 based on 1,322 ratings.