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St. Bernardus Witbier - Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

1,297 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 1,297
Reviews: 613
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.54%
Wants: 234
Gots: 97 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Witbier |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Jason on 01-06-2003

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of Luke4
4.32/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Consistent,y one of my all time favorite beers. The look of it is picture perfect: hazy yellow with a lingering, sensual head. The smell is sort of spicy, with coriander coming through; but also a mix of orange/banana I smell. The taste is top notch. The spices are dominant, but banana, orange, and some grassy notes come through to really balance out this beer. Paired with chicken and dumplings, this is a near perfect meal!

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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5/5  rDev +20.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.49/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

330ml bottle into a nonic.

Pours a hazy straw yellow with a huge three finger billowy white head. The fluffy head sticky around for a long time and leaves huge clumps of lacing on the sides of the glass. This is what a wit should look like. Picture perfect.

The aroma just jumps out of the glass with lemon and coriander dominating. There are more subtle hints of clove, banana, and orange. There is a real sharpness to the aroma that I love.

The flavor brings forth tons of coriander and more orange than was present in the aroma. Fresh baked bread along with lemon provide support along with a delicate tartness on the tip of the tongue. Perfect soft wheat character along with abundant carbonation that is perfect for the style.

Overall, this is what every witbier should strive to be like. To me, this is the absolute defining beer of the style and by far the best wit I have ever had. I only wish I could get this close to where I live because I would go through cases during the summer.

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4.6/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Cloudy pale straw color, with a thick, creamy, fluffy white head that sticks around for a while, and leaves beautiful lacing

Smell: Banana, wheat, cloves, citrus

Taste: Banana, wheat, cloves, coriander, finishes with lemony tartness

Mouthfeel: Medium body, feels almost creamy, but with good carbonation

Overall: An excellent Witbier, just wish it was cheaper and easier to find. It is great.

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4.19/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 11.2 oz bottle into tulip. Pours a golden hazy straw with a big white foamy head. Nice floral clove and yeasty aroma. Taste is full of clove and yeast with a bit of citrus mainly orange. Just an all around perfect wit...a bit peppery but delicious.

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5/5  rDev +20.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

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5/5  rDev +20.2%

Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.21/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

St. Bernardus Wit has a thick, foamy, off-white head, a large amount of heavy lacing left on the glass, and a hazy, yellow-golden appearance, with lots of tiny bubble streams. Some brown sediment chunks are visible after the bottom of the bottle is swished. The aroma is of white wheat bread and citrus, and the taste is of coriander, white wheat bread, a shade of banana, spice (white pepper?), and yeast. Mouthfeel is fairly light, and St. Bernardus Wit finishes semi-dry, mellow, and highly drinkable. Overall, this is a great wheat beer, and I think fans of this style will enjoy it.

RJT

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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

St. Bernardus Witbier from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
93 out of 100 based on 1,297 ratings.