Steenbrugge Wit - Brouwerij Palm NV
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Reviews by fourstringer:
3.7/5 rDev +2.8%
Poured from a corked & caged 750 mL bottle into a Brewer's Art goblet. Moderate hand. Stamped best by 11/09/12. Oops. I just stumbled across this one, forlorn and forgotten, mixed up with some random wines in my cellar...
A: Hazy, pale golden yellow. 1 finger of white head with ok retention. Minimal lacing.
S: Belgian yeast. Biscuit. Coriander. Floral/herbal notes that are unique for the style. Peach.
T: Tart with light spice initially. A herbal/floral quality emerges and leads into a dry finish. A bit astringent on the end with some lingering citric/lemon tang. Interesting flavor profile for a wit.
M: Moderate carbonation with a light body. Borders dangerously close to watery, but does go down easily.
O: This is probably past its prime - my bad. Probably not a totally fair assessment, so I'll focus on the positives. This is an interesting wit - reminds me of a Berliner weisse combined with a gruit. The herbal element is cool and I am enjoying the tartness. I'll have to try it a bit fresher.
02-06-2014 02:55:40 | More by fourstringer
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3.65/5 rDev +1.4%
Review from BeerAdvocate Magazine Issue #39 (Apr 2010):
Nice healthy-looking decanting into the glass, a swirl of the yeast produces a turbid golden-beige color with a big frothy head. Subtle spicing in the nose, orangey/tropical fruitiness and yeasty with doughy malt in the back. Super smooth with a fluffy light body. Yeast and malt make for a good base on this dry palate. Fruitiness comes in waves, some spicy and some from the yeast. Minimal hopping goes unnoticed for the most part. Faint alcoholic esters in the middle. A little cracker-like in the dry finish, with more yeast and fruit to play with.
A subtle Witbier, very drinkable with each attribute carrying its own weight. Very bal- anced. Lunchtime beer? Sure, a ploughman's lunch would certainly make it complete.
01-11-2011 02:24:13 | More by BeerAdvocate
3.9/5 rDev +8.3%
On tap in a Steenbrugge challis at the Gingerman in Norwalk, Ct. This light and refreshing wit poured cloudy, light, and creamy. Under a near white silky head. Typical Belgian wit spicing, with elements of lemony citrus, light floral characteristics and gently spice. Nicely done, warm weather sessioner. Bring on the summer lunches, salads, cheese, fruit etc. and wash it down with a few of these.
12-29-2008 15:45:57 | More by Billolick
4/5 rDev +11.1%
A lot of Palm beers on tap at this place in Gent. This witbier has a typical spiced lemony coriander aroma. Similar to Hoegaarden in regards to the flavor profile. The mouthfeel however is different. The good-a quick crisp finish. The not so good-a thin mouthfeel and a bit too drying. Good drinkability but just average for a wit.
04-17-2013 03:01:00 | More by deebo
4.03/5 rDev +11.9%
Steenbruge Wit pours the typical hazy yellow & straw-gold body beneath a head of bright white that settles quickly to a thin cap. Average retention and lacing.
In the nose it's delicately spicy (coriander) amidst gently fruit and a hint of malt. It's a touch lemonish, along with notes of apple, and perhaps light pear.
The flavor follows suit, and the delicate citrus fruitiness dominates, followed by a bump of gentle malt, and then soft spice as it prances off into a delicate, semi-sweet finish.
In the mouth it's medium-light in body and gently zesty.
There are more flavorful witbiers out there, and there are more full-bodied witbiers available, but there aren't many that are so delicate and refined - yet still have character. Nicely done. Remarkably easy to drink!
06-26-2009 02:34:18 | More by NeroFiddled
3.5/5 rDev -2.8%
A: 1 inch fluffy head, fast rising carbonation and lots of it. Flakes of yeast floating around. Light hazy yellow.
S: Sweet yeast, banana, thick, lemon peel.
T: Very mild flavor. Watery, sour, a bit like tonic water. Bland.
M: Sharp, crisp carbonation. Medium body, barely astringent.
D: Uninteresting taste, but it feels nice.
02-13-2011 00:44:12 | More by sfprint
4/5 rDev +11.1%
Wheat beer from Belgium, often a good choice.
25 cl, small , bottle.
Colour of lemonjuice, cloudy, with white head, nice lacing.
Smell of fresh baked bread, citric and floral hops.
Taste is mild bittersweetness from malts and hops, but also a pleasant yeastyness.
Smooth and refreshing
Overall, a good alternative to f.i. Hoegaarden, I would say.
04-05-2011 13:34:54 | More by RuudJH
3.63/5 rDev +0.8%
A: Uncorking this large bottle made a loud popping noise. It poured light yellow in color (almost straw-like) with a lot of cloudiness and a big white head. There's a moderate level of carbonation and very good head retention.
S: It has a gentle aroma of wheat with hints of citrus.
T: There's bit of sweetness from the wheat and malts; these flavors are also evident in the finish. There are also some notes of citrus flavors.
M: It feels light bodied on the palate and the level of carbonation lends smoothness.
D: It's very light and refreshing and extremely drinkable.
04-16-2010 19:00:51 | More by metter98
3.65/5 rDev +1.4%
Poured a hazy light straw hue with a one finger white head. There was good retention and lacing.
The smell featured an estery yeast, some wheat spice, coriander and lemon zest.
The taste featured a spicy wheat malt, white pepper, coriander and yeast esters.
The mouthfeel was toward the thinner side of the style.
Overall a very easy to drink and relatively spicy wit.
08-07-2008 20:00:45 | More by plaid75
3.2/5 rDev -11.1%
Pours light golden/ white with a foamy white two finger head. Smell is very grainy and not much more. Taste is a lot like the smell . Very clean and crisp, bubbly. Finishes a little dry as expected. Not much goin on here, grainy white and light, good for an entry level Belgian drinker but a bit. One dimensional for me.
12-30-2012 16:48:23 | More by brewtus
3.35/5 rDev -6.9%
Bottle of 250 ml, ABV 5.0%, at home, poured into a tumbler glass.
Light honey color, hazy, with a one finger white head. Head has good retention, going down slowly, no lacing left behind.
Fruity smell of bananas and oranges.
Taste follows the smell, fruits, mostly banana with some citrus notes.
Medium thickness on the body,average carbonation.
05-03-2012 14:44:19 | More by Douberd
4.28/5 rDev +18.9%
A yellow, murky beer with a thin head. Some visible carbonation.
Smell is grainy and fresh, with citric notes. A light coriander and pretty strong on the orange peel. A great witbier phenolic yeast character.
Taste is grainy and malty with a fresh citric kick, that tastes most like lemon and citric acid. Fresh, but not lactic. This adds a really nice summer beer character. The spices are subtle but present. It's body is above average for a witbier, although it is not a big body.
01-30-2009 16:11:18 | More by Absumaster
United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)
3.88/5 rDev +7.8%
330ml bottle bought from GapWines, Belfast...
Poured a hazy straw yellow colour... White head poured quite foamy then faded quickly to very thin layer....quite a lot of big carbonation bubbles punch the surface... some light patchy lacing...
Aroma - Nice spicy fruitiness (lemons, pears, some grapefruits), salty notes, some yeastiness, some light hops just coming through, grassy, light honey notes...
Taste - Nice lemon fruitiness, also some spicy apples, grassy, floral, barely any malts, some light spicy hops, very light sugary sweetness, some coriander notes...
Feel - Pretty sharp and dry. Light body. Extremely drinkable and refreshing - would be nice on a hot summer day...
Overall - A pretty good witbier.... Nothing groundbreaking but well worth a try...
11-24-2008 15:30:16 | More by mdagnew
3.08/5 rDev -14.4%
On tap at Delaneys in New Haven.
A: Hazy pale orange yellow golden flemish color with light head
N: Lots of wheat, some citrus, a touch of spice and yeast, pretty typical for a wit
T: Again typical Belgian wit, wheat and yeast hit at first, followed with very subtle fruits, it has a strange biscuity taste on the back of the tongue that I can't really pick out, its pretty light and almost watery, no real spice on the taste, but still pretty creamy
M: Very light and watery, a little creamy and pretty frothy carbonation
F: Very light and dry but has a semi sweet taste, here is where it gets the most watery I think, little earthy, wheaty finish, not much there
Final thoughts: Meh, its a pretty basic Belgian wit but almost watered down. Very light, some wheat and creamy biscuit, pretty bland overall
08-22-2009 14:46:00 | More by jlindros
3.7/5 rDev +2.8%
Appearance: Nice color, a little bit dim, but still nice - 4,5
Smell: Really appealing and very promising - 4,5
Taste: I though that Belgian with beer from abbey will be more impressive, but I found it very average
Mouthfeel: again - very average, nothing special
05-18-2011 17:43:57 | More by Bartas
Steenbrugge Wit from Brouwerij Palm NV
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